Winter Park " Mary Jane open today
December 8, 2008
Winter Park Resort will nearly double its open acreage Tuesday when the lifts start running at Mary Jane, said Mary Woolwine, Winter Park Resort marketing director.
At 9 a.m. skiers and riders will take on 14 new trails and 193 acres of terrain at the Jane. The resort now has a total of 408 acres of terrain open.
Three new lifts will open on the Jane side: Super Gauge Express, Sunnyside, and Pony Express. This will give the resort 16 open lifts and 38 trails.
So far, the resort has received 70 inches snow this season, Woolwine said. Summit depth was 39 inches Monday and mid-mountain was 31 inches, according to the resort’s Web site
Open chairlifts include: Arrow, Discovery, Eskimo Express, Gemini Express, Hi-Lonesome Express, Looking Glass, Olympia Express, and Zephyr Express. The Comet, Lariat, Meteor, Mt. Maury and Spirit surface lifts are also operating.
As of Dec. 8 the resort had 24 open trails listed on its Web site. These include: Beginner Trails: Bill Wilson’s Way, Cranmer Cutoff, High Lonesome Trail, Hook Up, Lonesome Whistle Upper, Lower White Rabbit, Parkway, Porcupine, Sorensen Park, Turnpike, Upper March Hare, Village Way – Mountain Road, Village Way – Parkway to Winter Park Base, Village Way – Tunnel to Parkway, Vista Dome, and Whistlestop.
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Intermediate trails include: Cranmer, Jabberwocky, Larry Sale, March Hare, and White Rabbit. Advanced/Intermediate trails open are: Cheshire Cat and Lower Hughes. Norwegian was the only expert trail.
Dog Patch East Terrain Park is also open.
To find out the most up to date information on trail openings visit http://www.skiwinterpark.com/mountain/trails/index.htm. The Web site is updated at 6 a.m.
” Katie Looby covers government and education for the Sky-Hi Daily News. You may reach her at 887-3334 ext. 19601 or firstname.lastname@example.org.