Commited to making Park City Mountain Resort the preeminent skiing destination in North America.
Known worldwide as a premier winter resort management company, Vail Resort’s entrance into Park City’s ski scene has been nothing less than spectacular.
Last winter was its first season of operating both Canyons and Park City Mountain Resort, and they pulled it oﬀ beautifully. For the 2015-2016 ski season, Vail Resort’s will be uniting the two under one unified brand: Park City Mountain Resort. This merger will result in the largest single ski area in the U.S., with 7,300 acres of skiable terrain.
As a testament to Vail’s commitment to making Park City Mountain Resort the preeminent skiing destination in North America, they are investing $50 million in improvements.
This capital investment exceeds oﬀ all previous expenditures in just one season, and it is targeted to enhance both business operations and guest experiences. The most anticipated addition is the Interconnect Gondola. This ultra-modern, eight-passenger, high-speed gondola will run between Silverlode and Flatiron lifts, connecting the two sides of the mountain. It will also feature a stop at the top of Pinecone Ridge, allowing skiers and riders the dream choice between Thaynes Canyon or Iron Mountain runs.
Further improvements will be the upgrades to King Con and Motherlode lifts that will reduce crowding at the lift lines. Skiing foodies will love the new Snow Hut restaurant to be located at the base of the Interconnect Gondola. Expansion of seating and kitchen improvements to the Summit House restaurant will raise the bar on culinary experiences across the Park City area. Both Cloud Dine and Red Pine Lodge have added seating and kitchen capacity.
“This comprehensive capital plan for Park City Mountain Resort is one of the most ambitious and impactful plans undertaken at any resort in industry history, transforming the guest experience and creating the largest single ski resort in the U.S.,” said Blaise Carrig, president of the mountain division for Vail Resorts. “The improvements oﬀer skiers and riders more terrain and upgraded lifts, by reducing crowding and lift lines. New and upgraded restaurants, more snowmaking and an overall ‘touching up’ of all aspects of the resorts are our priorities. The plan was based on feedback from guests and the local community, as well as discussions with the senior operating teams. We look forward to continuing to work with the county and the city, and are hopeful we can bring this plan to life for the 2015- 2016 ski season.”