PARK CITY TO OPEN FOR HISTORIC 2015-16 WINTER SEASON ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21

November 11 2015

PARK CITY, Utah – Nov. 11, 2015 – Park City is making history in a big way this November. In the summer of 2015, Park City and Canyons Resorts combined as part of a $50 million capital improvement project to create one, unified resort. The new Park City will open on Saturday, November 21 as the largest ski resort in the United States and will offer guests over 300 trails, 41 lifts and 7,300 acres of terrain this season. Over $50 million in resort improvements, including the new Quicksilver Gondola and Miners Camp Restaurant, are expected to be accessible in time for the Christmas Holiday and with eight inches of new snow on the ground this week, there’s a lot to look forward to at Park City.

“Park City is making history this season and we want you to be a part of it,” said Park City Chief Operating Officer Bill Rock. “Moments like this only happen once in a lifetime. Our team has worked tirelessly this summer to complete over $50 million in resort improvements that will completely transform the experience at Park City. There is only one Park City and we cannot wait to share it with the world.”

Opening Day festivities will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the Park City Base Area with live music, giveaways and complimentary hot chocolate and coffee. First chair will leave at 9:00 a.m. at PayDay lift following a ceremonial banner-breaking. The fun continues at 2:00 p.m. with an Après Ski Concert on PayDay deck.

Guests will see over $50 million of resort improvements across Park City this season. The new Quicksilver Gondola, anticipated to open this December, is the centerpiece of the new resort and will transport guests  from the base of the existing Silverlode Lift at Park City to the Flatiron Lift at Canyons in 8 ½ minutes. The new, 500-seat Miners Camp Restaurant will also open this December along with renovations at Red Pine Lodge and the Summit House. Guests will also find additional snowmaking across the resort, two new trails off of Pinecone Ridge and upgrades to the King Con and Motherlode lifts. Grand Opening Ceremonies for Quicksilver and Miners Camp will be announced in December. For more information on the $50 million resort improvement projects at Park City, click here.

All Opening Day events will take place at the Park City Base Area. The Canyons Village Base Area will open the following week on Friday, November 27.

Opening Day Festivities, Saturday, November 21:
8:00 a.m.
Live music, giveaways, and complimentary hot chocolate and coffee at the Park City Base Area

8:45 a.m.
Welcome to the season from Park City COO Bill Rock

9:00 a.m.
PayDay Banner Breaking

Live Music Continues

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Live après music on PayDay Deck by Parlour Hounds

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  • Epic Local Pass™: Perfect for people who can navigate a pass with restrictions. For $619, get unlimited, unrestricted skiing or riding at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin with limited restrictions at Park City, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood. Also includes a total of 10 days at Vail and Beaver Creek with holiday restrictions. The Epic Local Pass pays for itself in less than four days. A child pass (ages five to 12) is $319.
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Media Note: Park City COO Bill Rock will be available for media interviews in the Park City Base Area after the First Chair Ceremony on November 21.

Media Assets: Updated photos of the $50 million improvement projects at Park City can be downloaded here. Updated photos and video of new snow at Park City can be downloaded here.

Media Contact:
Margo Van Ness

(435) 615-3308

mkvanness@vailresorts.com

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, and more. More information at http://parkcitymountain.com.

About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)

Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. The Company’s subsidiaries operate nine world-class mountain resorts and two 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, Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. 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, 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.

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