News Roundup: On the Map

Last summer, we examined the names of our trails and lifts, and recognized that the name “Eskimo” is considered derogatory and offensive by many. Through research we learned people in many parts of the Arctic consider Eskimo a derogatory term because it was widely used by racist, non-native colonizers. Many people also thought it meant eater of raw meat, which connoted barbarism and violence. Brands with longer histories than Winter Park’s have also decided to abandon the term. The iconic Eskimo Pie dropped the name in 2020, and the Edmonton Canadian football team announced it would no longer use the name as well.

Winter Park is a place for all people to Venture Out, to escape and retreat, to transform and trailblaze. Winter Park is an inclusive place and that’s why we moved to change the name of the Eskimo Express Lift to the Explorer Express Lift. The name “Explorer” more accurately represents our resort, our brand, our team, and our guests.

2 thoughts on “News Roundup: On the Map

  1. Christoph December 4, 2020 / 10:13 am

    Poland has also started the Ski Season at one resort, and the Czech Republic, Finland and the UK have decided ski resorts can open this year.

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  2. Ryan December 4, 2020 / 10:59 pm

    I really hope Cottonwood Canyon goes the gondola route, however- The wasatch front is overdue for a major earth quake. I hope that they take that into consideration.


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