All this snow means top-to-bottom skiing at Winter Park on opening day |

All this snow means top-to-bottom skiing at Winter Park on opening day

WINTER PARK – For the 71st season, lifts will begin turning at Winter Park Resort at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010. Due to significant early season snowfall and cold temperatures resulting in high production of manmade snow, an increased amount of early season terrain is expected to open. Though terrain will be limited to select runs on Winter Park Mountain, top-to-bottom skiing and riding is anticipated by mid-day on opening day. Mary Jane will open on Saturday, Nov. 20, with limited terrain.

At 9 a.m. on Wednesday, the first guests in line at the Arrow Chairlift will bust the banner on the 71st season at Winter Park Resort. From 9 a.m. to noon, a live radio broadcast with 106.3FM KCMV will take place in front of the new Private Lesson Center where listeners will be eligible for lift ticket giveaways. Terrain scheduled to open in the morning include: Village Way, Parkway, Discovery Park and Sorensen Park. Lifts scheduled to run include: Arrow, Gemini, Spirit, Meteor and/or Comet, Endeavor and Discovery. By mid-day on Wednesday more terrain is scheduled to open including Cranmer, March Hare and White Rabbit, making runs available top-to-bottom by mid-day on Winter Park Mountain. These runs will be accessible via the Zephyr Express chairlift and Eskimo chairlift.

On Saturday, Nov. 20, limited terrain is expected to open on Mary Jane! Lifts scheduled to run on both Winter Park Mountain and Mary Jane will be the Super Gauge, Pony Express, Galloping Goose, High Lonesome, and the Lariat, all on top of the already opened Gemini, Spirit, Meteor, Endeavor and Discovery. The celebrations continue with another live broadcast with 106.3FM KCMV for another round of lift ticket giveaways from 2-5 p.m.. From 4-6 p.m. there is a free, for all ages, showing of the Level 1 Productions “Eye Trip” Ski Movie at the Derailer Bar. Apres specials will be offered at Doc’s Roadhouse and Derailer Bar.

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