An iconic Colorado ski resort plans to offer more products to its most ambitious clientele.
Winter Park recently announced plans to open a previously unsupervised hiking terrain in the far reaches of Cirque territory. The terrain is called Jelly Roll “due to its hilly, steep terrain and its ability to hold light, fluffy snow for days after a storm,” a press release explained.
Additionally, on the Mary Jane side of the resort, operators are preparing to open more land in the Falls area. The resort calls the trails “controlled avalanche falls” which “will provide pillow lines, cliffs, and adventurous access to the Powder Field area between Trestle and the falls.”
The moves will nearly double the field reserved for experts from a season ago, according to the station.
The announcement came with a promise of “more personnel and resources on the mountain to prepare and open more ground sooner”. The press release also says an additional 350 parking spaces will be available this winter through a “significant” expansion of Lot G and a widening of Mary Jane Road.
While referring to the resort’s “significant workforce housing project”, Winter Park President and COO Sky Foulkes called the 2022-23 season “foundational”. .
“We’ve looked inside over the past few years and worked hard to imagine what the future of Winter Park could and should be,” he said in the statement. “This thinking has reinforced our commitment to our people first, which means investing for both staff and customers.”