Wuksachi Lodge Up For A Spectacular Winter

PRNewswire SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. Nov. 7 :

Conditions are predicted favorable for an excellent 2003/2004 winter
season in Sequoia National Park. Visitors who seek unparalleled scenic
beauty, peaceful tranquility and delightful seasonal recreation will find
all that ... plus unbeatable lodging values at Wuksachi Lodge, the park`s
deluxe mountain resort.

From November 2, 2003 through March 2004, Wuksachi Lodge dramatically
drops Standard and Deluxe room rates from the $155-177 peak-season rate to
just $69 per night, double occupancy, plus tax. The off-season room rate
(equal up to a 61% savings over peak season rates), is offered seven days
a week, excluding holiday periods and pending space availability.

The winter season in Sequoia is quiet and unhurried, highlighted by
dramatic scenic beauty and a multitude of delightful recreational
activities. Winter enthusiasts will enjoy convenient cross country ski
in/ski out trail access from the lodge as well as many forest trails ideal
for snowshoe walks. Rental ski and snowshoe equipment is conveniently
available at Wuksachi Lodge.

For those who prefer indoor winter sports, Wuksachi offers a cozy setting
to curl up in front of a fireplace with a mug of hot chocolate, good book
or board game. Also, just minutes away, the Giant Forest Museum is open
daily, free of charge for self-guided interpretive displays and exhibits
celebrating the life of the giant sequoia trees.


Opened in 1999, the 102-room Wuksachi Lodge features a panoramic mountain
setting with a full-service restaurant and lounge, retail shop and 1,320
square feet of meeting space. Guest room amenities include televisions,
telephones with computer data ports, mini-refrigerators, ski racks and
daily maid service.

Visitors can make “real-time” reservations online at
http://www.visitsequoia.com/ as well as get the latest park news, road and
weather information. Reservations can also be made by calling
888-252-5757, seven days a week.

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 Parks & Resorts, Inc., a subsidiary of Buffalo,
N.Y.-based Delaware North Companies, Inc., is a leading hospitality
provider with significant experience in hotel, retail, food service,
recreation and transportation operations. The company`s portfolio includes
unique properties in North America, including Kennedy Space Center Visitor
Complex, Yosemite, Sequoia, Yellowstone and Grand Canyon national parks,
Asilomar Conference Grounds, Tenaya Lodge, The Grand Hotel at Grand
Canyon, Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa near Vancouver, British
Columbia, Niagara Falls State Park, Jones Beach, Robert Moses and Captree
state parks, Deer Creek Resort & Conference Center, Jetty Park, Roaring
River Inn & Conference Center, and the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia and
Denver. Delaware North is involved in the planning and construction of The
Lodge & Conference Center at Geneva State Park opening in 2004.