Winter Park to open Mary Jane territory on Nov. 28 |

Winter Park to open Mary Jane territory on Nov. 28

Hank Shell

They say no pain, no Jane.

This season, the pain of waiting for Mary Jane to open will be short-lived.

Winter Park Resort is slated to open Mary Jane Territory on Friday, Nov. 28.

The late-November opening is early for the Jane, which opened on Dec. 19 last year.

Steve Hurlbert, communications director for the resort, chalked the early opening up to record November snowfall in an email. So far this year, Winter Park has received the most snow accumulation in November since 2005.

The resort has already received 63 inches of snow this month, according to resort records.

When the Jane opens on Friday, open trails will include the Mary Jane Trail, Drunken Frenchman and Lower Arrowhead Loop. A total of 147 acres will be open in Mary Jane Territory.

The first chair on the Super Gauge Express will depart at 8:30 a.m. Friday. Other operating lifts include the Pony Express, Iron Horse, Hi-Lonesome Express and Galloping Goose.

Nov. 28 will also be the public’s first official introduction to the new Lunch Rock Restaurant. Though the restrooms will be open, the restaurant itself will not be open for food service until early December.

Additional openings this week include 137 acres in Winter Park Territory on Wednesday, Nov. 26. Newly opened trails will include top-to-bottom skiing from the Lodge at Sunspot on Cranmer, and White Rabbit and March Hare. Open lifts will include Zephyr, Olympia, Eskimo and Looking Glass.

The Terrain Park Territory will also open on Nov. 26. Sections of the Re-Railer Terrain Park will be open as well.

Hank Shell can be reached at 970-887-3334 ext. 19610.

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