By Kendall \ December 2 2007 \ 0 Comments
With the warm before the storm making it feel more like spring skiing today I headed over to Park City Mountain Resort to spin a few laps and check out what's open and what's new for this season.
Looking at the trail map at the top of the Pay Day lift I noticed that the map is divided into various zones with each zone containing a description of the type of skiing for that area. Additionally there were a number of black rated runs on the map that has a "Signature Run" symbol next to it which I had never seen before. The ever friendly mountain host was eager to answer my questions. Here are the two things I learned:
As I was riding the lift with a couple of guys who were sessioning the park one of them pointed out Willy's Run which is on the front side of the mountain in the Ski Team zone. He mentioned that his dad's favorite thing about skiing at Park City is the signature runs and that each day that his dad is up skiing he'll call his son to tell him which signature run is open....and apparently Glory Hole is his favorite.
So take it from a local - when Glory Hole is the groomed signature run it's not to be missed. As for which zone it's in, you'll have to find out for yourself - check out the interactive trail map that shows each zone of skiing or just head on up to Park City and check it out for yourself.
Like other resorts in Utah the terrain is limited from what one may be used to but my gut tells me the storm this weekend will change things. Pay Day lift is open with the Pay Day and Home Run runs available. First time is open along with Three Kings that accesses 3 nice table top jumps which are on the Silver Hollow run. It's not to be missed.
It may not sound like much terrain and certainly isn't anywhere near the 3300 acres of fun that will be had soon but it was very enjoyable and perfect for getting a good ski workout and having fun. Plenty of people I spoke with were stoked at how good the experience was. I'm looking forward to getting back there soon.
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