The first to take the ride up were six members of the National Sports Center for the Disabled Team.
The Panoramic Express provides access to 328 newly-opened acres of untouched terrain at Winter Park. It zips from the bottom of Mary Jane's Edelweiss trail to the top of the Parsenn Bowl, at 12,060 feet above sea level.
Winter Park's Man on the moon passed out stickers to guests as they unloaded at the summit. Others up top passed out miniature oxygen bottles.
The Mary Jane side of Winter Park is also open.