Winter Park Resorts Opens Wednesday November 14

Winter Park will open its 2012-13 season Wednesday, November 14 for the 73rd year, on the heels of 15″ of snow. Here’s more information.

WINTER PARK, Colo. – After recording 15” of new snow in the last 72 hours, Winter Park Resort will celebrate its 73rd Opening Day this Wednesday, November 14 with good conditions to go along with an entire day packed with activities.

After first chair at 9:00 AM, the Opening Day party really heats 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 over 35 prizes, including skis and snowboards, will be awarded. Guests can pick up their entry tickets starting at 8:30 AM and must be present at 11:00 AM at the LIFT 106 tent to win.

Wednesday’s opening will kick off yet another ski and ride season that promises to be an exciting one at Colorado’s longest continually operated ski resort. New amenities for 2012/2013 include the Coca-Cola® Tubing area, opening in December and featuring four lanes, conveyor lift access, as well as a state-of-the-art warming hut for hours of family fun. Also new for this season is Alpenglow Massage and Riverside Spirits in the Winter Park Village as well as 71 new private lockers ideal for safely securing personal belongings while enjoying a day skiing/riding.

For pictures and video of Opening Day, please visit throughout the day on Wednesday and please use “Winter Park Resort” for photo/video credit.

** Attached – Photos of preparations at Winter Park Resort for Opening Day following the weekend’s storm**


Located just 67 miles from Denver, Winter Park Resort has been Colorado’s Favorite® resort for generations seeking award-winning terrain including miles of cruising groomers, terrain parks, bumps, steeps, trees, and most definitely deeps. At a great value for 73 years and its ideal location amidst the Continental Divide supplying over 30 feet of sweet Colorado snow annually, it offers skiers and riders an experience unlike any other resort. Recently, Winter Park has invested in on-mountain improvements and in the completion of 20,000 sq. ft. Village at Winter Park in the last six years. Winter Park is also the proud home to the renowned National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD). For more information visit