Two more resorts started turning chairs today, Winter Park and Wolf Creek. Recent storms have aided efforts to open, with Winter Park receiving 15 inches over the weekend, and Wolf Creek accumulating 20 inches.
At Winter Park, the Opening Day party will heat up with live music, as well as food and drink specials at Doc’s Roadhouse Restaurant and the Derailer Bar at West Portal Station. Festivities also include a giveaway where more than 35 prizes, including skis and snowboards, will be awarded. Guests can pick up their entry tickets starting at 8:30 a.m. and must be present at 11:00 a.m. at the LIFT 106 tent to win.
Check out pictures and video of Opening Day at https://winterparkresort.box.com/s/i9prp4cd8nrdk8e5korr throughout the day on Wednesday.
At Wolf Creek, Treasure, Bonanza, Nova and the Magic Carpet (Wolf Pup lift) will be operating from 9:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. This coming Saturday, Raven, the detachable quad lift, will open along with the Raven‘s Nest Restaurant. The traditional beginner and intermediate trails will be open as well as a variety of expert terrain including Treasure Falls, Prospector Ridge, Boundary Bowl, parts of Alberta Peak and Montezuma Bowl. Conditions are powder and packed powder with early season obstacles.
The Ski School will be available for group and private lessons as well as Wolf Pup classes starting at 10:00 a.m. The ski and snowboard rentals will be open, along with the Wolf Creek Lodge, the main day lodge, serving lunch and snacks; the Pathfinder Bar will also be open.
Until further notice, lift tickets will be at the Local Appreciation rate of $35.00 for Adults and $20 for Seniors and Children, no ID is required.
For guests heading to Wolf Creek from elsewhere, accommodations can be found in the local towns of Pagosa Springs and South Fork, Colorado. For details, please visit Wolf Creek’s website at http://wolfcreekski.com/.