Winter Park Ski Area Opening
Winter Park Resort is now open. And what an opening it was. With 6.5 inches of fresh powder and 14 inches of snow in the last 24 hours this was the best snow conditions in Winter Park, Colorado in years. The hill was open from top to bottom at a little after noon. With haze in the morning and some low level clouds dropping the last of their snow the day took a turn and the sun was out for the first chair up the Zephyr lift for some early powder turns. Not to often do you get a powder on first chair of the season. Berthoud Pass was closed at 4PM the day before opening but opened at about 8AM just in time for those coming up from Denver to get their first day of turns.
So ski season is upon us and we are looking for this to be an epic snow year. A La Niña snow pattern is prevalent this year so we should be seeing quick wet storms that move in frequently drop a bunch of snow and move on over the plains. Winter Park and Mary Jane have lots of ski improvements this year and it should make for a great ski season.
The Mary Jane side of WP will open this Saturday for one of the earliest openings for Mary Jane ever. Not too shabby to be skiing Mary Jane before Thanksgiving is even here. Maybe we can call these past couple of storms an early ski present from jolly old St. Nick.
I have to write it again I’m so excited for this year….. WINTER PARK RESORT IS OPEN FOR SKI SEASON.
Chris November 18th, 2010