Visitors of Winter Park in Kewaunee County will notice something very new next season at the snow-tubing hill. The Kewaunee County Promotion & Recreation Department, as well as the Winter Park Association, has received a green light from the Kewaunee County Board of Supervisors to replace the towrope that currently takes tubers up the six-lane tubing hill with a standing conveyor belt lift.
Magic Carpet Lifts, based out of Denver, Colorado, has provided a quote of $109,760 for the equipment. The entire cost of the lift will be paid back to Kewaunee County by the Winter Park Association over the course of the next five years. Approximately 7,200 visitors made a stop at Winter Park this past season, during the six weeks that it was open to public. And, of those visitors a little less than 6,700 had purchased passes for the snow tubing hill.
“This is just the beginning of what is to come at Winter Park,” said Dave Myers, Kewaunee County Promotions & Recreation director. “We have big plans to offer many more amenities at this park and continue attracting visitors.”
Construction will start this spring, with equipment installation scheduled to begin in summer.