The Mary Jane side of Winter Park Resort will open Thursday, Dec. 13, thanks to the more than 16 inches of snow that has fallen during the past week.
The rest of this week will see cloudy skies with a light breeze with snow moving into the forecast this weekend.
Known for steep terrain and world-renowned bump skiing, the Jane side opening marks an important milestone for the 2012-13 winter season.
Three lifts and six trails will open. In addition to the Super Gauge Express, the High Lonesome Express, and Galloping Goose lifts will be servicing Olympia Spur, Shoofly, Lonesome Whistle, Switchyard, Village Way and Mary Jane trails.
So mark your calendars and start formulating an excuse to be gone from work on Thursday, Dec. 13.