Winter Park Resort, CO Postpones Opening Day Due to ‘Health Concerns, Wildfire, and Weather’

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Days like this will have to wait. Credit: Winter Park

Winter Park Resort, CO announced Tuesday morning that they are pushing back their opening day by almost 2-weeks.

Originally targeting an opening day of November 18th, that date has now slipped to November 30th. 

The effects of the nearby East Troublesome Fire, combined with public health guidelines and restrictions have made this decision necessary and the right thing to do claims president and COO Sky Foulkes.

“We are bringing what we learned from a successful summer operation to our winter plan and feel confident in our ability to welcome skiers and riders. However, a number of factors point to extending our original opening date to provide the best experience possible in these ever-changing times.”

– Sky Foulkes, Winter Park Resort COO and president

A snowstorm is set to hit Colorado this weekend, bringing wintry temperatures and up to a foot of fresh snow to Winter Park Resort, which would have set them up nicely for opening.

It has been a turbulent week for ski resorts across the northern hemisphere, as France, Germany, Italy, and most recently Austria have entered into second lockdowns causing all ski resorts to close.

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