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Winter Park celebrates 70th anniversary with tuning deals, pancakes

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Winter Park kicks off its 70th Anniversary season when it opens its lifts tomorrow at 9 a.m., staking its claim as the longest continually running ski resort in Colorado (Ski Monarch, open November 25, is also claiming platinum anniversary status this year). Winter Park, formerly known as West Portal, opened with its first J-bar tow -- lift tickets, $1 -- in December, 1939, according to ColoradoSkiHistory.com

To celebrate its platinum anniversary, WP is offering free skiing packages with lodging from now through Christmas at PlayWinterPark.com and $70 per room, per night deals through November 23. For old times' sake, take the Ski Train and party like it's 1939: As my colleague Eric Peterson reported yesterday, it's back in business this season as the Rio Grande Scenic Ski Train.

If you're calling in "sick" and headed for the hills for the occasion -- surely a good cure for what ails you -- drop your sticks off for the 2-for-1 tuning deal and stop by Doc's Roadhouse for 70-cent pancakes and 70-cent fountain drinks. Call it morning medicine. 

Other 70th Anniversary deals on the mountain include 50 percent off all group lessons and Platinum Prize Chair awards to random riders who happen to be on the Zephyr at 9:07, 10:07, and 11:07.

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