Wuksachi Lodge Weathers High Sierra Storm in High Spirits

A series of winter storms temporarily closes Sequoia National Park while delivering over four feet of snow at the lodge for a perfect holiday backdrop

Dec 21, 2010, 19:09 ET from Wuksachi Lodge

SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif., Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- With winter storm conditions closing road access to Sequoia National Park since Sunday, the Wuksachi Lodge, in the heart of the park, has evacuated, rebooked or provided full refunds to its impacted guests, while serving those who settled in to stay and preparing for a very white Christmas when roads reopen.

To date, more than four feet of snow has fallen at Wuksachi Lodge since the storm began. The National Weather Service is forecasting that the precipitation will taper off Wednesday evening with Thursday mostly cloudy and Christmas Eve expected to be mostly sunny in the Sierra Nevada.

"The holiday season is always popular here, and this year will be spectacular," said Wuksachi Lodge General Manager Diane Mason. "It has been about 10 years since we've seen such record rainfall and road closures here."

Guests this winter can take full advantage of the amazing setting by snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowman building, or simply gazing upon the beauty from inside the cozy lodge.  

For current road information, call the National Park Service at 559-565-3341. (Press 1 to continue to main menu and 4 for current road information.) To inquire about existing reservations or to make a reservation, call 866-786-3199 or visit http://VisitSequoia.com for up-to-date details on the closure.

About the Wuksachi Lodge

Located in the heart of Sequoia National Park on the western slope of the Central Sierra, the 102-room Wuksachi Lodge features a panoramic mountain setting, full-service restaurant, cocktail lounge, retail shop, and 1,320 square feet of dedicated meeting space.  Furnishings reflect an upscale, natural decor highlighting native granite rock, oak, cedar, and hickory woods as well as modern guest amenities such as Internet access. 

The Wuksachi Lodge is operated by Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts®, one of the nation's leading hospitality management companies, under contract with the National Park Service.

About Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts

Delaware North Companies is one of the world's leading hospitality and food service providers. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Garden. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues exceeding $2 billion annually and 50,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com.

SOURCE Wuksachi Lodge