Sleeping Giant Ski Area in Cody, WY announced on Tuesday they are suspending winter operations after this season due to financial problems.
The board of directors for Yellowstone Recreations Foundation (aka Sleeping Giant) said in a statement that ‘the number of skiers and snowboarders we currently attract does not make winter operations financially feasible as we run a deficit of over $200,000 per year’, and that the decision is ‘agonizing but necessary’.
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Although winter operations will be suspended, the summer Zipline will be unaffected and patrons will be able to Zipline through the forest beginning June 15th.
Wyoming’s most family-friendly mountain, Sleeping Giant, closed in 2004, but a local group acquired the area in 2007 and established the In Yellowstone Recreations Foundation to reopen the ski area.
Sleeping Giant serves the Big Horn Basin and Greater Yellowstone area with recreational downhill skiing, snowboarding, nordic skiing, snowshoeing, and zip-lining. The recreation area is located just outside of Yellowstone’s East Gate, and only 50 miles west of Cody, Wyoming.