The future of Winter Park Resort in Colorado is looking extremely bright. Earlier this year, they proposed a massive expansion plan that includes a gondola that goes from the town to the mountain. While these off-season improvements haven’t reached that scope, Winter Park is making some solid additions for this coming season, which they announced on their blog last Friday.
The first addition is the reopening of the Jelly Roll run. This area was previously open as part of the Cirque expansion back in the 1990s but has been closed since the late-2000s. The expert trail, which was initially a black diamond, is known for “its rolling steep pitch and its ability to hold light, fluffy snow for days after a storm.”
Over at Mary Jane, they are introducing the Powder Field area, located between Trestle and the Chutes. This new expert terrain features controlled avalanche chutes with pillow lines and cliffs.
Here are the other improvements coming to Winter Park during the 2022-23 season:
Evening Activities: New this season is the addition of Cosmic tubing nights at the Coca-Cola Tubing Park. Winter Park will also be bringing back Guided Sunset Skiing and cosmic Ice Skating. They will be making improvements to their Snowcat & S’mores evening tour, and adding more nights to their mountaintop après festivities at Sunspot.
Grooming Improvements: Winter Park has added more resources and staff to their grooming team. This means more trails will be groomed, including steeper runs, and allows them to keep terrain open longer for one of the longest seasons in Colorado.
Parking Expansion: A new feature to the Winter Park app will allow drivers to find available spots in their numerous parking lots. They are expanding the G-Lot and widening Mary Jane Road to add nearly three hundred and fifty parking spaces to the ski resort.