Massive changes are coming to Winter Park Resort. According to Sky-Hi News, the improvements for this coming season revolve around new food options and a new skiing experience. The first is Ember at Snoasis, which will serve wood-fired food in an outdoor setting overlooking the mountain. The second restaurant is Bradleys at The Base, which will make made from scratch chicken dishes for patrons. The third restaurant is Front-Range staple Stoney’s Bar and Grill, which will open a location at the Winter Park Village. A benefit for season pass holders will be getting the Ten Buck Huck, which is a breakfast burrito and a sixteen-ounce combo meal. Several pop-up restaurant locations and mobile ordering will return this season after a successful implementation last year.
In terms of the actual skiing, Winter Park is now offering visitors “sunset-guided skiing and riding experiences. Guests can also enjoy a sunset by taking free Gondola rides to Sunspot after 4 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays to enjoy apres and the view.”
On August 31st, the U.S. Forest Service approved a set of projects Winter Park plans to implement in the near future. The major change that the U.S. Forest Service approved is the removal of the Pioneer Express quad with a high-speed detachable six-pack lift. This will include a mid-station unloading ramp, similar to the Collins Express lift over at Alta. Other improvements include:
- The Lariat rope tow will be replaced with a conveyor lift
- A remodel of the Lodge at Sunspot, which includes new food and beverage option in the basement and a deck replacement.
- Regrading of the Whistlestop, Upper Jabberwocky, and Bummer Flat Trails
- Ambush ski trail filling and grading to further improve their competitive mogul course
- Mary Jane Base Area parking expansion by about one hundred spaces.
- Snowmaking and pumphouse improvements.
- New storage facilities for resort operations.
The decision memo from the U.S. Forest Service can be viewed here.
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