Northern Wyo. ski hill’s return dubbed success
CODY, Wyo. – Despite a lack of natural snow, officials say the reopening of the Sleeping Giant Ski Area west of Cody this winter was a success.
Sleeping Giant reopened in December after being closed five years. It featured new infrastructure, lifts and snowmaking equipment.
The ski area received only about 42 inches of snow, well below its 250 and 300 inches of annual snowfall.
The lack of snow forced it to open three weeks later than hoped and close for the season three weeks early.
But Sleeping Giant Executive Director Hamilton Bryan says the new snowmaking system helped provide quality powder. He says the new terrain parks proved popular with snowboarders and skiers.
Bryan said he expects to see the operation grow next year.
Information from: The Powell Tribune, http://www.powelltribune.com