PARK CITY, Utah – Nov. 2016 Park City Mountain will open for the 2016-17 winter season this Saturday, November 26 with activities at the Park City Base Area. Now the largest ski resort in the United States, Park City Mountain features two distinct base areas, over 300 runs, 41 lifts, eight terrain parks, a world-class ski and snowboard school, two-dozen restaurants, iconic special events and unparalleled grooming across 7,300 acres for every level of skier or snowboarder to enjoy.
“We’re ready for another amazing season,” said Bill Rock, chief operating officer at Park City Mountain. “Last year’s addition of the Quicksilver Gondola completely transformed the experience at Park City Mountain, creating endless opportunities for guests to explore new terrain and experience the best skiing and snowboarding in Utah. We’re looking forward to opening for a second season as the largest ski resort in the United States.”
Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort combined in the summer of 2015 to create the largest single ski and snowboard resort in the United States. A new eight passenger Quicksilver Gondola connection, along with a brand new restaurant (Miners Camp) and the new King Con Express six-pack and Motherlode Express Quad made up just some of the improvements totaling over $50 million last season.
Opening Day festivities are scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Park City Base Area with live music and giveaways. To ensure the best snow surface conditions possible for Saturday, the first chair will leave at 10:00 a.m. at the PayDay lift following a ceremonial banner-breaking. The entertainment continues at 2:30 p.m. with an Après Ski Concert on PayDay deck. Regular 9:00 a.m. opening hours will resume after Saturday.
All Opening Day events on November 26 will take place at the Park City Base Area. The Canyons Village Base Area will open in the following days. For the most up-to-date information about terrain and new trail openings at Park City Mountain, visit http://www.parkcitymountain.com/mountain/terrain-status.
New this season, Park City Mountain will debut EpicMix™ Time, an expansion of the award-winning ski and snowboard app EpicMix that will calculate and display up-to-the-minute chairlift and gondola line wait times across 7,300 acres of skiable terrain at Park City Mountain.
Sunday, December 4, is now the last day to purchase an Epic Pass at Park City Mountain. The Epic Local Pass pays for itself in just over three days and is perfect for Utah skiers who can navigate a pass with restrictions. For $649, get unlimited, unrestricted skiing or riding at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin with limited restrictions at Park City Mountain, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood. To explore Epic Pass options visit www.epicpass.com.
Resort Updates for 2016-17:
Ski and Snowboard School – Your Personal Guide to 7,300 Acres of Terrain
No matter your skill level, a lesson with Park City’s Ski and Snowboard School is the perfect way to experience the largest ski resort in the United States. Our world class ski and snowboard instructors will transform your day on the slopes into a real adventure as they guide you across 7,300 acres of pristine ski and snowboard terrain. With children’s lessons, private lessons, group lessons and specialty products all available, you will develop skills and learn those little adjustments that make all the difference in opening doors to slopes you never imagined.
World Class Mountain Dining
With more than 16 restaurants across 7,300 acres, each with their own signature menus and executive chefs, Park City is elevating the mountain dining experience. Enjoy fine dining at the award-winning Farm Restaurant at Canyons Village which debuts seasonal menus that celebrate locally sourced, sustainable cuisine. Check out the made-to-order Mediterranean station at Miners Camp, the newest addition to the mountain. Indulge in fresh, homemade donuts, made-to-order items, and unparalleled views at 9,200’ at Cloud Dine. Or, reserve a table at Lookout Cabin and savor the views along with the Chef’s homemade cheese or chocolate fondue.
Signature Special Events
Park City Mountain’s lineup of signature special events and free concerts means there is something for the entire family to enjoy long after the lifts close. The Holiday Season kicks off on December 17 with Park City Mountain’s annual Snowfest Celebration, a 16-day festival including après musical acts, village entertainers, the annual torchlight parade and a special visit from Santa on Town Lift. Park City Mountain’s annual Spring Grüv Celebration will return in March and April with 16 days of free concerts and the famous Pond Skimming Contest.
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About Park City Mountain Resort
Park City Mountain Resort, the largest resort in the United States, is located in the heart of Park City, Utah, only a 35-minute drive from Salt Lake City International Airport. Park City bustles with activities year-round with two distinct base areas, nine hotels, thrilling family adventures and more than two dozen restaurants. In the summer of 2015, Park City completed the largest resort improvement project in the history of American skiing– boasting more than 7,300 acres of terrain, a brand new eight-passenger gondola, new restaurants, upgraded lifts and more. http://parkcitymountain.com.
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate ten 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; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Perisher in Australia; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. 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.