Announcing the Largest Resort Improvement Project in the History of American Skiing!
— Posted by Park City on December 8, 2014
UPDATE (1/15/15): Scroll down to get a look at a conceptual rendering of the Park City gondola terminal and a closer look at the new Snow Hut restaurant.
We knew when Vail Resorts took over operations of Canyons Resort in 2013 and acquired Park City this September that big things were in store for us – but how about unprecedented, history-making, blow-your-mind, 10-figure things??
Today, we are thrilled to share an ambitious plan linking two of North America’s greatest ski areas, Park City and Canyons – creating the largest resort in the United States with 7,300 acres of skiable terrain! But that’s not all: the plan includes more than $50 million(!) worth of resort improvements that include a new gondola, a new restaurant, new chairlifts and a range of other improvements that will transform the skiing and riding experience in Utah. And this isn’t a pie-in-the-sky 10-year plan. This is all stuff you will see on the mountain next season. Keep reading to learn the awesome details…
The Interconnect Gondola. An eight-passenger, high-speed gondola running from the base of Silverlode Lift at Park City to Canyons’ Flatiron Lift. When conditions allow, gondola passengers will be able to unload at the top of Pine Cone Ridge and ski or ride directly down to Park City’s Thaynes Canyon trail. This gondola connection will create the single largest ski resort in the United States.
Upgrades to Park City’s King Con and Motherlode Lifts. King Con will be upgraded from a 4-person to 6-person high-speed detachable chair, meaning increased lift capacity. Motherlode will switch from a fixed-grip triple to a 4-person high-speed detachable, similarly improving the number of guests it can carry.
New Snow Hut Restaurant and Summit House Restaurant Upgrades at Park City, Red Pine Lodge Expansion at Canyons. A completely new Snow Hut restaurant, replacing the current Snow Hut, next to the base of Park City’s Silverlode Lift and the Park City terminal for the Interconnect Gondola, will include 500 indoor seats and a top-of-the-line kitchen and culinary experience. Meanwhile, upgrades to Summit House will improve the flow of diners and increase seating. At Canyons, Red Pine Restaurant will be renovated to the tune of 250 more indoor seats.
Snowmaking and Other Improvements. The plan rounds out with additional snowmaking on two trails in Canyons’ Iron Mountain area, and a widening of Chicane trail, to handle increased skier traffic for Interconnect Gondola access. We’ll also be putting another $5 million into various other maintenance projects around Park City Mountain Resort.
Wow. That’s a mouthful. But you can see why we’re so excited to make skiing and riding in Park City, and Utah, the Experience of a Lifetime. Read more, and download a map laying out the big plan, HERE.
It’s the dawn of an exciting new era at Park City and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you. We look forward to working with local organizations and officials to satisfy permit and regulatory approvals. Stay tuned for updates throughout this next history-making year of growth!
UPDATE (1/7/15): To further whet your appetite, here's a conceptual rendering of what the Park City gondola terminal, next to the brand new Snow Hut restaurant, could look like.
Improvements depicted and described are proposed and are shown for conceptual purposes only in locations which are approximate. Proposed improvements are subject to modification and the receipt of required approvals.