Photo: Opening day for the new Sunnyside Lift in December 2019 Photo by Carl Frey Winter Park Resort
WINTER PARK, Colo., Nov. 3, 2020 – Winter Park Resort will push back the opening of its 2020/21 winter season originally set for November 18, 2020, to help ensure the best guest experience possible. Based on current information, Winter Park anticipates opening no earlier than November 30, 2020, but that is subject to change based on public health and weather circumstances. The health and well-being of employees, guests and the community remains the highest priority for the resort.
The impacts of the East Troublesome Fire on Grand County, home to Winter Park Resort, combined with public health guidelines and restrictions have made this decision necessary and the right thing to do. It is in the best interest of all to allow time for more terrain to open and for additional Front Range ski resorts to also open to have more space for skiers and riders on the mountain and within resort facilities.
“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,” said Sky Foulkes, Winter Park Resort president and chief operating officer.
Winter Park will work with guests who have current early season reservations and provide refunds or new bookings for future stays. Guests with reservations prior November 30, should contact Winter Park Central Reservations at firstname.lastname@example.org for details about changes, rebooking or cancellations.