Winter Park announces opening date of Oct. 31 |

Winter Park announces opening date of Oct. 31

The Winter Park Snow Stake livestream shows nearly 16 inches of snow at the resort's base Thursday.
Winter Park Snow Stake Livestream/Courtesy photo

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect a new total amount of snow as of noon today at Winter Park Resort and new information about the resort’s opening day terrain.

We hope your Halloween costume for this year is something warm, because Winter Park just gave you new plans for where to wear it. The resort announced today it will open Oct. 31 — its earliest opening ever.

The announcement came via an email sent to the resort’s snow report email list. A press release that came Thursday afternoon read that at least two base-area lifts and a handful of trails will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday. Lifts will open 30 minutes early on Saturdays and Sundays this year.

Jen Miller, Winter Park spokesperson, said in a phone call at 12:15 p.m. that the snow stake at the resort is measuring 16 inches of the white stuff, but that the resort hasn’t yet announced an official total. Bottom line: Start gearing up now for a fluffy Halloween day.

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