Sleeping Giant to Suspend 2020-2021 Winter Operations
Written by Andrew-Rossi on January 22, 2020
When Sleeping Giant goes to sleep this spring, it won’t be getting up again in winter.
In a press release yesterday, the Yellowstone Recreations Foundation announced that Sleeping Giant will suspend operations beginning in the 2020-2021 winter season. Despite the ongoing support of the community, the operation doesn’t attract the critical mass of winter sports enthusiasts needed to be consistently profitable. They have been operating on a $200 thousand dollar deficit for several years. The release calls the decision to suspend operations agonizing, but necessary.
This decision will not affect the current winter season nor the summer zipline, which will open as usual starting June 15th. Sleeping Giant thanks local donors, businesses, grants and volunteers that have“made it possible to operate in the winter for as long as we have” and celebrates the decade of winter fun they have enjoyed.
There is currently no response from local officials, although that is expected in due time. Stay tuned to KODI for more information as it becomes available.