Area ski areas share what’s new for season


VALLEY – Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member ski areas have spent the spring, summer and early fall working on projects to elevate the guest experience with new capital improvements, investments in infrastructure and new programs that guests of all ages and experience levels will appreciate.

Colorado will welcome six new chairlifts at five ski areas across the state, six new dining experiences and two terrain expansions for skiers and riders to enjoy. This year’s improvements will excite expert skiers and riders, but also those that are new to the sport or returning after some time away from the slopes.

“Colorado is once again leading the ski industry with significant investment in lift infrastructure for the 2018-19 winter season,” said Melanie Mills, president and CEO of Colorado Ski Country USA. “Guests to Colorado Ski Country member ski areas will experience new chairlifts, new terrain, new lodging, new dining options and multiple offerings that are directed at those newer or returning to the sport and those that may just be looking to enjoy the mountain environment.”

Below is a summary of the capital improvements and resort upgrades at CSCUSA ski areas in this region for the 2018-19 ski season.

Monarch Mountain

Monarch Mountain will debut a brand-new tubing park for the 2018-19 season, expanding offerings for visiting families with both skiers and nonskiers in the group. Monarch will also improve the guest experience with new gladed tree skiing, upgraded WiFi, chip readers at all sales terminals, self-order kiosks in the Gunbarrel Cafeteria and handheld order-taking technology.

For more information, visit www.skimonarch.com.

Wolf Creek Ski Area

Wolf Creek Ski Area will open for the 2018-19 season with the new high-speed, detachable quad Charity Chairlift. The 10th lift in Wolf Creek’s current lift system, the Charity lift will be named after Charity Jane Pitcher, previous owner of Wolf Creek Ski Area. The Charity Lift will be the third chairlift in the spacious 900-acre, Alberta area. Fifty-five acres of previously underutilized terrain will now be available to beginner and intermediate skiers.

Guests can also enjoy a new on-mountain grill. The Alberta Grill will offer a south of the border themed menu and more traditional grilled items. Wolf Creek will also implement and launch a new point-of-sale system in rentals, retail and all restaurants mountain wide for the 2018-19 season.

For more information, visit www.wolfcreekski.com.


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