Here are some updates from Winter Park.  Sounds like it will be a fun winter out at the park


First, the good news.  Most everything is set to go.  The tubes are being delivered today and the lift, after a lot of hard work from some wonderful volunteers, is ready to start pulling tubers up the hill.  We’ve got snow on the hill and we’re ready to start sliding.  Now the bad news.  The tubing operation is considered by the state to be an amusement ride and thus needs to be properly certified and inspected before it can be officially put into use. Long story short, there’s bgirl tubingeen a delay in getting our certification.  At this point, there’s a glimmer of hope, but more than likely we’re looking at the first or second week in January to get this certification.  We are so sorry we won’t be fully functioning for the holidays, but you just do the best you can do.  At this point, the plan is that we’ll be offering tubing starting Monday, December 27th.  Until we get the official stamp of approval for the lift, everyone will get the privledge of hiking it up Squirrel Hill.  Beyond the additional exercise everyone will get, the other bonus will be a discounted tube rental of just $7.  The normal rates (once we’re fully functioning) will be $15 per tube for a 2 hour block of time.  Our Oneida/Vilas/and Price county residents will pay $12, and our Winter Park Season Ski Pass holders will pay $10.  The hours will be Friday and Saturday from 3pm until 9pm and Sunday’s 1pm until 7pm.  Keep an eye on the website or call the Chalet for updates.