The White Mountain Apache Tribe owns and operates the Sunrise Park Resort in the White Mountains of Arizona. Photo: Sunrise Park Resort
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White Mountain Apache Tribe refutes Facebook post about closure of ski resort




Don't believe everything you read on social media, the White Mountain Apache Tribe is saying.

The tribe plans to open the Sunrise Park Resort on Friday, December, 22, despite a post on Facebook claiming the ski facility was closed indefinitely.

"Sunrise Park Resort did not shut down," Gwen Dena Lee-Gatewood, a spokesperson for the tribe, told The Arizona Republic. "There was management changes yes, but not shut down. Despite what happened, business is business and must move forward."

Lee-Gatewood told the paper that three employees in management positions were let go on Wednesday. That same day, a post on Facebook showed up, claiming "Sunrise Park Resort is closed until further notice. Effective December 13, 2017."

The post is still up as the tribe looks into the matter. The most recent post on the page was dated October 21.

Read More on the Story:
Tribe: Sunrise Park ski resort to open Friday despite Facebook post announcing closing (The Arizona Republic December 13, 2017)
Sunrise Park ski resort to open Friday despite Facebook post announcing closing (The Arizona Republic December 13, 2017)
Sunrise Ski Park Resort will open Friday, despite earlier reports that it would remain closed (ABC15 Arizona December 13, 2017)
Confusion following conflicting statements on Sunrise Park Resort's status (FOX 10 December 13, 2017)
Opened or closed? Confusion over status of Sunrise Park Resort (3TV/CBS 5 December 14, 2017)
Sunrise opens next Friday, despite inaccurate post (The White Mountain Independent December 14, 2017)