By McKenna Harford, Ski-Hi News
After months of anticipation, Winter Park Resort opened its new 10-person Gondola Thursday afternoon, just in time for the busiest weekend at the resort.
Steve Hurlbert, director of public relations and communications for the resort, said the opening has been a long time coming and the words relieved and excited don’t do the feeling of opening it justice.
“It’s been a ton of hard work, but just to see it open and see people’s faces when they get to ride it has been so worth all the trials and tribulations to get to this point,” Hurlbert said.
The Gondola replaced the Zephyr Express lift and runs from the base of the resort to the top of the mountain at Sunspot Lodge. Its 10-person capacity is a significant upgrade from the four-person Zephyr lift and the Gondola holds 75 cabins total.
Read more about the gondola’s opening at Sky-Hi News.