Howdy, everyone! It’s that time of the week again – your snow, skiing, and good-time news here at Winter Park Resort.
We’re in store for another weekend of tremendous skiing and riding as we’re expecting multiple storms to bless us with some fresh just in time for that Saturday first chair. Big openings for weekend riding include Vasquez Ridge, the Sunnyside chair, and a combined total of 220 acres and 24 new trails to explore!
This past weekend saw over a foot of snow accumulate on the mountain, making conditions absolutely dreamy for this time of year. The new snow has allowed us to open 5x the amount of terrain that we had open this time last year, and we’ve got no plans to stop expanding any time soon. This weekend looks to be a snowy one, with multiple storms passing through to gift us with some more gains. With over 4 inches falling last night, and 4-8” predicted through tomorrow and into Saturday, you’ll want to set those early morning alarms now.
Where to Ride:
Everything from groomers to trees will be riding well this weekend with the arrival of a fresh layer of flakes. Depending on your riding style and experience level, here are a few suggestions for where to ride:
- Ride the scenic High-Lonesome chair to access a number of flowy, mellow trails winding through the trees of the Green Acres portion of the resort. Hobo Alley and High Lonesome Trail are both solid bets for an easy and enjoyable run.
- With a great variety of intermediate and advanced-intermediate terrain now open, riders at this skill level have a lot to choose from. First to come to mind is the timeless Mary Jane Trail – a true classic and definitely one to ski after a fresh snowfall. The recent opening of Sunnyside chair opens up a collection of new runs including Edelweiss and Columbine, also on the ‘Jane side of the mountain. Off of the Olympia chair, White Rabbit and Jabberwocky are perfect for lacing some long speedy turns. With Vasquez Ridge opening up there will be a ton of great new runs to explore as well!
- As ropes continue to drop, more and more advanced terrain will be available to shred. We’re thrilled to have as much open as we do and a lot of it is skiing really, really well thanks to these recent snow dumps. Two new blacks will be opening up with the Pioneer chair running – Aces and Eights and Gambler, both definitely worth checking out! Sterling Way, Golden Spike, and Upper Arrowhead are also skiing well and ready to challenge anyone who ventures down.
For the Calendar:
This weekend kicks off the start of Sunday Yoga at the Hill House, a perfect way to start the day before hitting the slopes or exploring the Village. Classes will occur every Sunday for the remainder of the season, starting at 7:30am. Also on the activity docket for the upcoming week is the start of the weekly Tuesday broomball game out on the Village rink. If you’ve never played before don’t worry, our team will show you the ropes and get you included in the fun in no time. Games start at 5pm but are weather dependent, so be sure to keep that in mind when making your plans.
While it has truly been a Snow-vember to remember, we’re hoping that this new month will be a Deep-cember for the ages. Our hopes are high for a snowy month so be sure to subscribe to our snow reports for daily info regarding weather, openings, and mountain news. See you next week!