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DENVER - Winter Park Resort will mark its 75th anniversary by opening a new attraction called the Lunch Rock Restaurant in Mary Jane Territory by December 2014.

According to a press release, the restaurant will be "Winter Park Resort's largest on-mountain building ... in over 25 years. At 16,000-square-feet, the new restaurant will be over five times larger than the previous structure at Lunch Rock, which was built in 1985."

The facility will accommodate skiers year around both outdoors and indoors.

The restaurant will have "150-seat heated deck, 250-seat indoor restaurant, bar, and hydration station all focusing on Colorado themes," according to a press release.

Additionally, "at 11,200 feet in elevation, Lunch Rock Restaurant will boast amazing views of Parry Peak, James Peak, Parsenn Bowl, the Fraser Valley, and the Continental Divide, which Winter Park Resort lovers have enjoyed from Lunch Rock for generations."

"We are thrilled to be able to provide this exciting new experience for our guests," Winter Park Resort President and COO Gary DeFrange said in an interview with a Winter Park Resort representative.

"Construction on the [$8 million project] began on April 21 … with the demolition of the previous Lunch Rock building," according to a press release.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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