Powell, Wy – A downhill ski area in northern Wyoming that has been closed the past four winters could reopen by this Thanksgiving.
The Sleeping Giant ski area is located in the Shoshone National
Forest about five miles east of Yellowstone National Park.
It has been closed since U.S. Forest Service managers determined
that it required extensive repairs.
But investors and others are undertaking some $3 million in
repairs and improvements, including snowmaking machines, a new ski
lift and expanded runs.
Backers are planning to operate Sleeping Giant as a
community-run, nonprofit organization. They have set up a nonprofit
foundation to operate it.
Initially established as the Red Star Camp in 1936, the ski area
got its first "up-ski" lift in 1939.