Park City Mountain Resort Announces Summer Operations and Three New Activities for Kids

May 11 2016

PARK CITY, UT (May 2016) – After making a historic debut this winter as the largest ski resort in the United States, Park City Mountain Resort is gearing up for the summer. Today, Park City announced that summer operations will begin at the Park City Base Area on Friday, May 27 and will include three new activities for children: a zipline for small children, a kids’ challenge course and a kids’ summer tubing hill. Canyons Golf will open for its second season on Friday, May 27 and Canyons Village will open for summer operations on Friday, June 17.

“Park City is well known as a world class ski and snowboard destination, but summer here is not to be missed,” said Bill Rock chief operating officer at Park City. “As the largest ski resort in the United States, we are excited to offer a variety of outdoor activities and events this summer for guests to enjoy long after the snow melts. With three new activities for kids at the Park City Base Area along with miles of breathtaking hiking and biking trails, and an 18-hole golf course, there is an outdoor adventure waiting for every member of the family at Park City this summer.”    

Park City Base Area
Beginning May 27, Park City will offer a variety of outdoor activities at the Park City Base Area including one of the world’s longest alpine slides; the ZipRider and Flying Eagle Zip Lines; a 4,000 ft alpine coaster; and miles of hiking and mountain biking terrain serviced by three lifts. PayDay Lift will open on May 27 followed by Crescent Lift on June 17. Town Lift will be open for scenic rides beginning June 17 through August 21. New this summer, Park City will also offer three new attractions for children weighing between 30 – 100lbs. including a small kids’ zipline and kids’ challenge course that are targeted to open Memorial Day Weekend and a kids’ summer tubing hill targeted to open in July.

Canyons Village
The Canyons Village Base Area will begin operations on Friday, June 17. Activities include the Zip Tour Adventure, Park City Bike Park at Canyons Village, scenic gondola rides, Canyons Village Putting Course and disc golf, and miles of hiking and biking trails. For tickets and information about mountain activities at both base areas visit http://www.parkcitymountain.com/summer/park-city-base-summer-activities.

Canyons Golf
Canyons Golf will open for its second season on Friday, May 27 featuring spectacular views of the Wasatch and Uinta mountains from almost every hole. Guests can expect big elevation changes, pristine conditions and great service on this memorable and exciting course. New this summer, hole 15 has been completely redesigned to improve playability as well as the greens on holes 1, 3, 6, 10 and 17. Canyons Golf is also offering an Unlimited Season Pass this year for $1,000 and $500.00 for each additional family member. For more information about Canyons Golf visit http://www.parkcitymountain.com/golf.

Summer Events
Park City Mountain Resort will continue to offer a full lineup of free events this summer, including the annual Saturday Summer Concert Series at Canyons Village beginning July 2 on select Saturdays throughout the summer, the annual 4th of July Celebration and fireworks show at the Park City Base and a weekly Farmers’ Market at Canyons Village in the Cabriolet Parking Lot on Wednesdays beginning June 1. A full schedule of free summer concerts and events will be announced shortly. For more information visit http://www.parkcitymountain.com/events.

Mountain Dining
Guests of Park City will also find an array of dining options across the resort this summer. The Farm, named one of Utah’s Top 25 restaurants in 2015, will be open for dinner seven days a week beginning Friday, June 17 and features a new summer menu that focuses on ingredients sourced from local and regional farms and artisan purveyors. Also beginning June 17, Red Tail Grill will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner and Red Pine Lodge, located at the top of the Red Pine Gondola, will serve lunch daily. Jupiter Java and Crescent Burger will open on May 27 at the Park City Base Area and Legends Bar and Grill serve lunch seven days a week beginning June 3. For more information on summer dining, visit http://www.parkcitymountain.com/activities/dining.

Summer Lodging Deals
Summer lodging packages at Park City are available for booking now. Visitors can take advantage of special rates on lodging, breakfast and Canyons Golf with the Stay and Play Golf Package. Or, spark up the romance with a bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries as part of Park City’s Mountain Romance Package. For a full list of summer lodging packages at Park City Mountain Resort, visit http://www.parkcitymountain.com/plan-your-trip/vacation-deals-and-packages/offer-explorer.

2016-2017 Epic Season Passes on Sale
Guests who have purchased Epic Passes for the 2016-17 season will receive free access to lifts at Park City for scenic life rides this summer. Currently on sale for $609, the Epic Local Pass offers unlimited days of skiing with 11 holiday restrictions at Park City. The Local Pass also includes unlimited, unrestricted skiing or riding at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado, with limited restrictions at Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe. A total of 10 days at Vail and Beaver Creek are also included, with holiday restrictions. Putting $49 down now will lock in the lowest guaranteed price and each pass holder will receive two discounted Buddy Tickets to use at any of the resorts. Epic Passes are available for purchase now at http://www.snow.com/.

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About Park City Mountain Resort
With thrilling adventures across more than 7,300 acres, Park City is the single largest ski and snowboard resort in the United States. Recently combined with Canyons Resort, more than $50 million in improvements were made, including adding a new eight-passenger gondola connection throughout the resort, along with the new King Con Express Six-pack and Motherlode Express Quad. With over 300 trails, 41 lifts, seven terrain parks, six natural half pipes, one super pipe and one mini pipe, plus many diverse ski-in/ski-out and village adjacent lodging properties, and dining opportunities, Park City is an easily accessible, world-class mountain destination located in an authentic and historic western town. For more information visit www.parkcitymountain.com.  

About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. The Company’s subsidiaries operate nine world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Perisher in Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota, Mt. Brighton in Michigan and Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin. The Company owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.

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