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New lift/terrain at Winter Park?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
I got a season pass e-mail for Copper/Winter Park, and the WP blurb said:
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We’ve added a new chairlift providing new access to 690 acres of steep, deep, tree-gladed terrain.
So where is this new lift, and what new terrain does it access?
post #2 of 16
not new terrain. Just a new lift servicing the back of parsenn.
post #3 of 16
Isn't it odd that this is not promoted (or even mentioned) on the website? And why no access to the winter versions of either WP or Copper sites? Seems like a poor marketing decision. Or is it out there and i'm just not seeing it?
post #4 of 16
No, I looked yesterday, haven't seen anything yet. I'll probably post a question on the winter park website forum.

The was an article in the winter park paper this summer, but they don't archive articles, and it is not reachable from the internet.
post #5 of 16
The wife and I just got our Rocky Mountain Super Pass. We have not been to WP for a couple of years. Where is the lift located? Is it near Belle Fourche or the treeless area off the skier's left of Primrose?
post #6 of 16
There was some discussion of this here: http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=42257
post #7 of 16
yeah, but the link I posted for the newspaper story goes to a different story, now.
post #8 of 16
I saw the ad in one of the ski mags, and thought "700 acres of new terrain" - then thought that it might just be marketing hype. Booo.
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by tumbler View Post
I saw the ad in one of the ski mags, and thought "700 acres of new terrain" - then thought that it might just be marketing hype. Booo.
Well in a way it will be new terrain. All that powder they are talking about is now going to be replaced with more bumps. They need more bump runs at Winterpark.
post #10 of 16
I really doubt it'll get that much action. It will still take a coupla lifts to get there.
post #11 of 16
Really? You have to take a couple of lifts to get the Parsene's. Get's plenty tracked out there. Now you can lap the backside on one lift. It's going to be tracked.
post #12 of 16
Here's what I got from my question on the Winter Park website forum:

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Yup, new lift on backside Parssen is slated to open this year. 3 or 4 trials if I remember correctly and they are glading the trees in the area off of the trails as well. New lift name has not been announced but it will be something to honor the Arapahoe Indian culture that once occupied the land.
post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks! Will have to check it out this season.
post #14 of 16
Here is part of a WP press release. The new lift will be called "Eagle Wind".

"WINTER PARK, COLO., Winter 2006/07 – As the saying goes, “there’s always room for improvement.” And what started with a little work done to the front side of Mary Jane last season moves on to a little work done to the “backside” this season - the backside of Parsenn Bowl that is.

Investing $4.8 million in on-mountain capital improvements, Winter Park Resort enhances its guest experience through the introduction of a new triple chairlift, seven new trails, a remodeled Snoasis, an Advanced Sales Fulfillment Center, and improved snow fencing along the entrance to Belle Fourche and the backside of Parsenn Bowl – Winter Park’s best kept secret stash for steep and deep skiing/riding.

“The capital invested in Winter Park Resort will create an unparalleled skiing and riding experience,” said Gary DeFrange, Vice President/General Manager for Winter Park Resort. “The new chairlift is a dream come true for anyone who loves to ski Vasquez Cirque and the tree-glading done around the backside of Parsenn Bowl will make a world of difference on our many powder days.”

The new chairlift, named Eagle Wind with help from the Northern Arapahoe Tribe, starts at an elevation of 10,316 feet along the Vasquez Cirque egress and extends up the backside of Parsenn Bowl to 11,486 feet. Its key location not only grants skiers and riders instant access to some of Winter Park’s steepest and deepest terrain but significantly shortens the amount of time it will take guests to get back from the backside of Parsenn Bowl and Vasquez Cirque – Winter Park Resort’s in bounds off-piste terrain.

Within the backside of Parsenn Bowl, 76 acres have been gladed to produce seven new trails ranging from advanced to expert. These new trails and lift accessible terrain brings Winter Park Resort’s total trail count to 143 and total skiable acres to approximately 3,060.

Entrances to Belle Fourche and the backside of Parsenn Bowl will also receive new snow fencing designed to improve seasonal snow pack in areas typically not sheltered by trees. 2,200 linear feet of snow fence set up in these areas and will enhance skier and rider access into some of the most coveted terrain at Winter Park Resort."
(I guess that final sentence covers the subject that was mentioned by killclimbz - in less favorable terms!)
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by Martin Bell View Post
Winter Park’s best kept secret stash for steep and deep skiing/riding.
Not anymore. poor Killclimbz
post #16 of 16
good news for us instructors that have limited time to ski when not teaching.
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