As with most other Ikon resorts, Winter Park in Colorado began the season not requiring passholders to make reservations. But it soon became clear from lift-lines and crowds that to manage the demand of eager skiers and riders, a reservation system would be necessary. So the resort took the unpopular decision to implement one, beginning Saturday 19th December.
The resort yesterday announced an adjustment to their reservation system – guests can ski after 2pm without a reservation.
Within four days of reservations opening, weekends through the end of March were fully booked, angering Ikon Pass holders who spent up to $1,000 on their pass.