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Winter Season

Sleeping Giant is building a better foundation of snow, thanks to the delivery of new machines that significantly upgrade the ski area’s quality and capacity. Nick Piazza, the owner of Sleeping Giant Ski Area and Zipline, is celebrating a big delivery. On Tuesday, Nov. 9, two new fan guns arrived in Cody. Soon, they will…

It was a day early but not a dollar short, as Yellowstone National Park’s historically busy summer season officially ended at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6. All things must end, and so too must the record-breaking year at Yellowstone National Park. As attendance continues to inch closer to five million people, all future visits…

There will be no ziplining at Cody’s ski hill this summer due to the ongoing effort to enhance the Sleeping Giant experience for future winters. In a statement released on Monday, May 17, owner Nick Piazza and his wife Yulia announced that the ziplines at Sleeping Giant will not be in operation during Summer 2021.…

It’s getting colder and snowier – which means it’s a good time to review which roads are being prioritized for snow removal. WYDOT has laid out its plan for the blizzardly weather ahead in its Snow Removal Operations Plan for Winter 2020-2021.  The department’s plan, which accounts for resources, manpower, and funding, prioritizes the road…

Many are hoping for a Wyoming White Christmas, but global weather patterns mean many will have to keep hoping. The US Department of Agriculture released their first snow report for Water Year 2021 – which encompasses the entire 2020-2021 winter season. The overall assessment of “snow water” so far is lower than historic medians across…

Winter is coming . . . to Yellowstone National Park. The dates and open amenities for the winter season have been confirmed and the park will soon be open to over-snow travel through the West, East, and South entrances. The North Entrance, as always, is plowed and open to vehicles year-round. This marks the first…

After months of uncertainty followed by salvation, Dec. 4 is the official opening day for the 2020-2021 season at the Sleeping Giant Ski Area and Zipline. The ski area opens this morning for its first influx of winter recreation enthusiasts, who will be able to enjoy the traditional Sleeping Giant experience while savoring the newest…

The end of the season is in sight at Yellowstone, as most of the major roads and entrances will close next Monday, November 2. The weekend of Oct. 31 to Nov. 1 will be the last of the “summer” season in the park. As in every year, the West, South, and East entrances will be…


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