What’s new at Winter Park Resort | SkyHiNews.com

What’s new at Winter Park Resort

Skiers and riders have a lot to look forward to this week.

Winter Park Resort opens for its 76th season on Wednesday, Nov. 18.

The resort reported 10 inches of snow in the last 24 hours on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 17, and is slated to have ten runs open on Wednesday.

Arrow, Gemini, Endeavour, Discover, Comet, Meteor, Spirit and Mt. Maury lifts will service Lower Parkway, Upper Parkway, Porcupine, Lower Village Way, Village Way/Parkway Bypass, Bill Wilson’s Way, Lower Larry Sale, Sorensen Park, Turnpike and Marmot Flat.

Eight terrain features will be open in Sorensen Park.

If you’ve received your season pass, then you’ve already been introduced to the resort’s biggest innovation of the season.

Winter Park in partnership with SKIDATA has integrated radio-frequency identification, or RFID, technology into its main lifts this season.

All lift tickets and passes will be issued on QuickTrax cards implanted with an RFID chip that can be scanned remotely. Visitors need only leave the card in a pocket without a cell phone or other items.

Once within a certain distance of an RFID gate, the card will register with the system and the gate will open.

RFID gates are located on the Zephyr Express, Arrow, Gemini Express, Challenger and Super Gauge Express chairlifts.

Guests can also link their QuickTrax card to a credit card and use it to make purchases at the resort.

Winter Park is currently slated to have ten runs open Wednesday.

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