Park City, UT (June 18, 2020) — Park City Mountain announced today that it will open for summer on Thursday, July 2 and shared operating plans as well as its commitment to safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The resort will open with a limited summer footprint operating Thursday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Activities will include the alpine slide, mountain coaster, scenic lift rides, hiking and bike haul. All activities will be based out of the Park City Mountain Village with grab ‘n go dining available at Jupiter Java. Canyons Golf is scheduled to open at Canyons Village on Friday, June 26.
“Park City summers are beautiful and we’re looking forward to enjoying the next few months here in the mountains that we all love,” said Park City Mountain chief operating officer Mike Goar. “Although summer may look a bit different this year, we know people are eager to get back outside and we are thrilled to be opening this July with activities that our guests can safely enjoy in the outdoors.”
As a part of Vail Resorts’ commitment to safety, the Company is establishing certain guidelines across all of its resorts and properties in North America, which include physical distancing protocols, face covering requirements, enhanced cleaning measures, employee health screenings and safety training, cashless transactions, and revisions to regularly offered programs and services. Each resort and property have enacted a unique operating plan that aligns with these guidelines and was developed in consultation with state, provincial, and local health officials. Similar to the Skier Responsibility Code, Vail Resorts asks guests and employees to take on a new level of personal accountability to ensure the safety of its mountain communities.
“Summer is a special time in the mountains and we are excited to welcome guests back to the outdoors to have fun, refresh and recharge,” said Pat Campbell, president of Vail Resorts’ mountain division. “While we are offering limited summer activities, we are lucky that our beautiful outdoor settings provide a landscape to experience nature and to easily practice physical distancing so we all can safely return to the mountains we love. It is our expectation that guests help us ensure the experience is safe for them and for our employees by following our new guidelines. As summer progresses, we look forward to opening more activities and adventures at our resorts.”
The following activities will open at the Park City Mountain Village beginning Thursday, July 2. Activities will operate Thursday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.:
Canyons Golf is scheduled to open in Canyons Village on Friday, June 26.
Park City Mountain has been actively working with its local partners and health officials to ensure that the health and wellbeing of guests, employees and local communities remain the top priority. With this, and after careful consideration, the decision has been made to cancel several summer events including the annual Summer Concert Series, 3rd of July Celebration and Oktoberfest. The Resort will continue to act as a host venue for the Park City Farmer’s Market in the Silver King Parking Lot on Wednesday afternoons.
VAIL RESORTS’ COMMITMENT TO SAFETY
Vail Resorts has reimagined the resort experience to further prioritize the health and safety of its employees and guests in response to COVID-19. In addition to complying with local orders, the Company is enforcing its own safety measures to ensure everyone is able to enjoy the mountains this summer. Safety has always been one of the Company’s core values and the new procedures and protocols being implemented have the safety of employees, guests and communities in mind. Protocols include:
Employee Protocols & Training:
Enhanced Cleaning & Sanitization:
Hospitality & Lodging:
Vail Resorts will continue to review and update our policies to adhere to the most up-to-date practices to keep employees and guests safe. Opening dates and activities at Vail Resorts’ other North American resorts can be found here.
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN): Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate 37 world-class mountain resorts and urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Crested Butte in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Perisher, Falls Creek and Hotham in Australia; Stowe, Mount Snow, Okemo in Vermont; Hunter Mountain in New York; Mount Sunapee, Attitash, Wildcat and Crotched in New Hampshire; Stevens Pass in Washington; Liberty, Roundtop, Whitetail, Jack Frost and Big Boulder in Pennsylvania; Alpine Valley, Boston Mills, Brandywine and Mad River in Ohio; Hidden Valley and Snow Creek in Missouri; Wilmot in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota; Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and Paoli Peaks in Indiana. Vail Resorts 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, Wyo. 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.