[R507R, Winter Park Resort], nearly 70 years old, continues its ongoing face-lift. The resort has made several capital improvements for this season: The Village at Winter Park Resort, the new Village Cabriolet, and increased mountain bike terrain. You'll notice two of these right from the get-go.

Spanning approximately 30,000 square feet, The Village at Winter Park Resort features new restaurants, shops, and real estate opportunities, not to mention new parking at the Village parking garage; an ice skating and fishing pond; better access to free parking via the Village Cabriolet; and more base area lodging with the completion of Fraser Crossing and Founders Pointe. The Village at Winter Park Resort adds to the almost $40 million in capital improvements invested on-mountain over the past five years.

The Village Cabriolet is a $5.6 million investment and connects day guests to the heart of The Village at Winter Park Resort. Spanning a slope length of 1,436 feet and boasting a capacity of 2,800 people per hour, the Village Cabriolet will be ready for opening day Nov. 19, transporting guests, their equipment, wheelchairs, and mountain bikes from the free parking area located adjacent to the Vintage Hotel to The Village at Winter Park.

Most of Winter Park Resort's guests this winter will have to wait until next summer to enjoy the resort's third capital improvement, Winter Park added nearly 10 miles of new downhill mountain bike terrain to its Trestle Bike Park. Working with the United States Forest Service and the International Mountain Bike Association, Winter Park will add new trails and trail segments to increase the resort's current 28 miles of downhill trails to 38 miles over the next couple of years.