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Winter Park Resort extends season for Mary Jane territory by three weeks

This is the fourth consecutive season that the Mary Jane's season has been extended. It's now scheduled to close May 12.
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For its fourth consecutive season, Winter Park Resort will extend the season at the Mary Jane territory by three weeks, closing it in May.

With over 250 inches of snow in Winter Park so far this season, the resort will keep its Mary Jane territory, including Parsenn Bowl runs, open until Sunday, May 12. The Winter Park territory will still close the weekend of April 20 and 21 after the culmination of Winter Park Bash and Splash events.

This year’s Mary Jane closing date marks the second latest closing date in Winter Park Resort history, following the May 25 closing of the Jane in 1998.

Exact available lifts and terrain will be released closer to the extension, but the resort said visitors can expect many of their favorite lifts and runs to be open.

The Jane’s extension follows an announcement by the resort’s parent company, Alterra, that Winter Park will be upgrading the Sunnyside Lift in the Mary Jane territory this summer as part of a $16 million improvement project.

The Mary Jane territory also opened for Thanksgiving, earlier than it had in the past eight years, leading to a particularly long season at the Jane this year.

So far this season, Winter Park has received 115 percent of the average snowfall in a season to date and in March alone, the resort has seen around 40 inches of snow with more expected this weekend.

By this time last year, the resort had seen just 200 inches for the season.


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