Sleeping Giant Awakens for Winter 2019-2020 | Big Horn Basin Media

Sleeping Giant Awakens for Winter 2019-2020

Written by on December 9, 2019

The rest of 2019 is all downhill – and that’s a good thing.

The 77th ski season awakens the Sleeping Giant Ski Area this Friday, December 13th. This is the 10th season since Cody stepped in to help fund much need improvements and save the popular resort from deteriorating into abandonment and closure.

Through the formation of the Yellowstone Recreations Foundation, and partnering with Park County and the Wyoming Business Council, $3.5 million dollars was invested to augment the infrastructure that makes Sleeping Giant the winter attraction that all of Wyoming continues to enjoy. After a six-year closure, the ski area reopened in the winter of 2009/2010.

The area is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the winter. In addition to its usual offerings, the ski area reminds everyone that it offers free skiing for all fifth-graders, no matter where they live, as well as free equipment rentals to the first 50 fifth-grade skiers to arrive each day. And the Cody Ski Bus provides transportation from downtown Cody for just $5.

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