There’s a lot of new happenings for April at Winter Park Resort. New lift hours, changes to the group lesson availability and a different shuttle schedule. Read on for details about each.

♦ The Last Blast Pass – deal of the season: Of course the biggest and best change for April is the $99 Last Blast pass sale, for unlimited skiing and riding at Winter Park Resort from April 9-22. Yes, unlimited skiing for all of those days for only $99. If you ski every day of that time frame, it’s just under $8 per day. Sweet deal, eh?

♦ New Lift Hours of Operation – starting April 9th: With daylight savings on our side, Winter Park Resort has moved the lift hours of operation one hour forward beginning on April 9th. One more hour to allow the overnight freeze to thaw and one more hour in the afternoon to enjoy the awesome April sunlight. Check out the full details.

♦ Changes to Group Lessons:  Also starting on April 9th, the full-day group lessons at the Winter Park Ski School are no longer available every day. The full-day lessons will still be offered and available for advance booking online on Saturdays and Sundays, but the rest of the week, only the Max-Four lessons are available, which are half-day lessons available only for walk-up reservation. For more details, click here or call 970-726-1564 for the Resort’s info hotline.

♦ Transportation – New Shuttle Schedule:  On April 2nd, the free Lift shuttle buses will be on a different schedule and will change again on April 9th to reflect the later lift operations at the ski resort.

On April 2nd, all buses will be on the hourly pick-up times instead of every 30 minutes, except for the Black line, which will continue to run on the 30-minute schedule, and the Green line, which operates on a continual basis from 7:30am to 5:30pm. Click here to see the schedule online, bearing in mind that only the times shown in bold are the stop times (example: Winter Park Resort  :30 / :00)

On April 9th, all buses will start running one hour later than the start times shown on the schedule to reflect the new lift hours at the ski resort, except for the Black line, which will continue to start at the same time of 7:20am.

♦ Village Cabriolet & Shuttle Changes: More changes? Yes. Also starting on April 2nd, the Village Cabriolet will run from 7:30am to 5:30pm, at which time the Village Night shuttle will do its rounds from 5:30 to 10pm. But after April 9th, we’re not sure how late the Village Night shuttle bus will operate, as that is still to be determined. We’ll let you know or just call 970-726-4163 to talk to the shuttle company.

Photo courtesy of Scott Hefel.

March 30th, 2012

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