Winter Park Resort in Colorado announced this morning that thanks to 40 inches of snow already this month they will be opening on Saturday 2nd November – the earliest in their 80-year history.
“Mother Nature brought the snow to Winter Park especially early this year, so we are taking advantage of the conditions and are excited to open the mountain more than a week earlier than expected,” said Liz Agostini, marketing director for the resort.
The Arrow lift will be turning, serving open runs Parkway, Lower Village Way and Sorenson Park. Guests can also celebrate with opening day giveaways and $1 Coors Light specials at the Derailer Bar, reports the Sky-Hi News.
Winter Park Resort had initially targeted a Nov. 13 opening date, but the exceptional early season snow, combined with the resort’s $4m snowmaking upgrade last season, means they can bring that day forward by 2 weeks.