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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, an 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. Stay tuned for updates throughout this next history-making year of growth!
|After all, we received a fresh batch of the Greatest Snow On Earth® on November 22 just as the first of our three resorts, Park City Mountain Resort opened. Mother nature delivered fresh powder over the weekend with more snow in the forecast. Perfect timing for the upcoming opening of Canyons Resort on November 28 and Deer Valley Resort’s scheduled opening on December 6. Plus, Park City is home to the World’s Best Skiing. Book your lodging at Old Town Guest House… Park City’s only Bed & Breakfast!!|
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The Interconnect Tour
|Tour Price $325|
Tour operates 7 days a week, lunch & transportation* included
Scheduled Tours – Minimum 3 clients & Maximum 12 clients – Private Tours No client Minimums
|Small Private Tour: $2,500 accommodates 1-6 clients|
Large Private Tour: $3,500 accommodates 7-12 clients
|Private tours allow the purchasers to decide the departure location, 1 direction of transportation (either to the resort starting location or back from the ending resort) & request resort inclusion preferences. Private tours are only available if space allows (availability calendar) & operate under the same safety provisions as the daily scheduled tours. To book your private tour please call 801-534-1907|
The 2013-14 Interconnect Tour Is Closed For The Season.
Reservations for the 2014-15 season will open October 31, 2014
The Interconnect video, which is narrated by our lead Interconnect guide, takes you through a typical day and helps answers some hanging questions.
The Ski Utah Interconnect Adventure Tour gives an advanced to expert skierthe opportunity to experience the magnificent beauty and incredible backcountry terrain of the Wasatch Mountain Range. Tours operate seven days a week, weather and conditions permitting. Guests will ski resort terrain & the backcountry terrain between and through as many as six* resorts in one day. Interconnect Adventure Tour guides are trained in snow safety and backcountry etiquette, 2 Interconnect Guides accompany every tour.
All participants must be advanced to expert skiers in good physical condition. The day requires walking, hiking, traversing, and of course skiing, but all this is done in diverse snow conditions. In the backcountry Mother Nature will decide the snow conditions, but we will always search out the best snow, as we want to ski quality too!
Participants must be 16 years or older. Participants between ages 16 and 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. This tour is not designed for the timid.
Due to the nature of the Interconnect Adventure Tour, snowboarding is not permitted.
Scheduled Interconnect Tour spaces are $325 per person and include two Ski Utah guides, lunch at one of the on mountain resort restaurants, lift access, transportation back to point of origin* and our coveted finisher’s pin (gratuity not included).
Scheduled Deer Valley Tour Departures:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Opportunities to experience Deer Valley, Park City Mountain Resort, Solitude, Brighton, Alta, Snowbird & the backcountry terrain between these resorts. This tour covers an average of 25 miles, requires good physical condition and the ability to ski variable ski conditions.
Scheduled Snowbird Tour Departure:
Thursday and Saturday. Opportunities to experience Snowbird, Alta, Brighton, Solitude & the backcountry terrain between these resorts. This is the more advanced tour, requiring more hiking, more sidestepping & a stronger skier then the Deer Valley departing tour.
Small Private Tour accommodate up to 6 clients, cost Cost is $2,500
Large Private Tour accommodate up to 12 clients, cost Cost is $3,500
Private Tours include: custom route & terrain opportunities, custom starting & ending resort, two Ski Utah guides, lunch at one of the on mountain resort restaurants, 1-way transportation (either to the departure location from hotel/lodge/house within the Salt Lake – Park City area or back to a Salt Lake – Park City hotel/lodge/house from the finishing resort), and a finisher’s pin (gratuity not included).
To make reservations for one of North America’s most unique experiences or for more information, call 801-534-1907, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.
Oct 4, 2014 to Oct 5, 2014
This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).
The North Face Endurance Challenge introduces its first ever Utah event! Trail running races include: 50M, 50k, Marathon, and Marathon Relay on Saturday and Half Marathon, 10k and 5k on Sunday. All distances cruise through our mountain’s trails, guaranteeing spectacular views and a sweet finish line crossing! Save 15% off any race distance when registering online with promo code PCMR14.
Book any available room at Old Town Guest House for $129/night and walk to the race!!!
Park City Mountain Resort
Vail Resorts, Inc. announced that with the Company’s acquisition of Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR) in Park City, Utah, the iconic mountain resort now joins the Epic Pass, expanding the collection of legendary mountains offered on the industry-leading season pass to 22 resorts and more than 32,000 acres of the best skiing and riding in the world.
“Park City Mountain Resort is one of the most iconic mountain resorts in the world and as the newest addition to the Vail Resorts collection of world-class mountains, it’s now epic. We’re thrilled to be able to offer unlimited skiing and riding at Park City Mountain Resort on the Epic Pass for the 2014-15 winter season,” said Kirsten Lynch, chief marketing officer of Vail Resorts. “We continue to provide even greater value and variety in skiing and riding with the Epic Pass and significantly invest in the guest experience at our mountain resorts, including new chairlifts, on-mountain dining options and innovative snowmaking expansions for the coming winter.”
The 2014-15 Epic Pass features unlimited, unrestricted skiing and riding at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons in Park City, Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. Furthermore, Epic Pass holders have the opportunity to extend their skiing and riding adventures globally with up to five consecutive free days (when booking in-resort lodging) at the renowned mountain resorts of Les 3 Vallées, France (Courchevel, La Tania, Méribel, Brides-les-Bains, Les Menuires, Saint Martin de Belleville, Val Thorens and Orelle) and Verbier, Switzerland, and five consecutive free days at Niseko United, Japan. Vail Resorts is offering the industry’s best-selling season pass at $749 for adults and $389 for children (ages 5-12), but these prices are only guaranteed for a limited time.
Vail Resorts offers multiple pass options for the 2014-15 season:
The Epic Local Pass TM is perfect for people who can navigate a pass with restrictions. At $569 for adults, $439 for teens (ages 13 – 18) and $289 for children (5 – 12), the Epic Local pass offers unlimited and unrestricted skiing at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado with limited restrictions at Canyons in Park City, Utah, as well as Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Tahoe. It also offers 10 days at Vail and Beaver Creek in Colorado with holiday restrictions. Access to Park City Mountain Resort on the Epic Local pass will be announced at a later date. The Epic Local Pass pays for itself in just over four days.
The Epic 4-Day ™ is optimal for guests planning one ski vacation during the 2014-15 winter season. At just $399 for adults and $219 for children (ages 5-12), ski any four days at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons in Park City, Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Tahoe. In addition, pass holders receive four free days each at Mt. Brighton or Afton Alps. This pass pays for itself in less than three days and offers a savings of up to 30 percent compared to lift tickets. And, for a little over $1,000 a family of four can ski four days at the world’s best ski resorts whenever they choose.
The Epic 7-Day ™ is ideal for guests planning to ski seven days throughout the winter season. At $569 for adults and $289 for children (ages 5-12), ski or ride a total of seven unrestricted days at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons in Park City, Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Tahoe. In addition, pass holders receive seven free days each at Mt. Brighton or Afton Alps.
All Park City Mountain Resort passes for the 2014-15 ski season will continue to be honored and can be exchanged or upgraded for a season pass that will also be valid at Canyons. The majority of all lift tickets sold at either resort will be valid at both PCMR and Canyons.
Season Pass Benefits
Epic Pass and all Vail Resorts season pass holders will receive exclusive offers on lodging, dining, ski rentals, equipment, ski school and special events for the 2014-15 ski and snowboard season at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City Mountain Resort, Canyons, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood, as well as Mt. Brighton, Afton Alps and Arapahoe Basin. Season pass holders also automatically receive six Ski-With-a-Friend Tickets. Access to Les 3 Vallées, Verbier and Niseko United is only provided to Epic Pass holders and not holders of other passes offered by Vail Resorts (Epic 4-Day, Epic 7-Day, Epic Local Pass, Tahoe Local Pass, Summit Value Pass and Tahoe Value Pass). All season pass products are non-transferable and non-refundable.
Sep 20, 2014
The Park City Trail Series, celebrating its fifth anniversary, announced new dates and opened registration for the 2014 trail running season. Helping new runners explore new roads, the series has encouraged more than 3000 regional participants to complete a half marathon on the trails of Round Valley and donated 10 percent of its race proceeds to The Mountain Trails Foundation over the last five years.
Save 10% OFF your lodging total by staying at Old Town Guest House!!!
Park City offers trails that stretch as far as the eye can see and stunning views that will take your breath away. It’s no wonder that Park City Mountain Resort is considered a mecca for endurance athletes of all disciplines. Trail running thrives in this environment and we are pleased to announce that The North Face Endurance Challenge Utah event will be taking place right here on October 4th and 5th.
When discussing the premier trail running events across the globe, The North Face Endurance Challenge Series is always in the conversation. The ECS is a two-day running event and festival, featuring seven trail racing events: 50 Mile, 50k, Marathon and Marathon Relay races on Saturday and Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k races on Sunday. Hosted by Ultra Marathon Man Dean Karnazes, the ECS boasts the most competitive fields in trail running, while also offering distances for athletes of all abilities.
The series was founded in 2007 and is currently in its eigth year. The Endurance Challenge Series visits six locations across North America this year, culminating with the championship race in December. Register for the Park City event HERE and save 15% off any race distance when using promo code: PCMR14.
The North Face global athletes Rory Bosio, Hal Koerner, Timothy Olson and Mike Foote will take on our GORE-TEX 50 Mile distance, featuring the biggest elevation gain of the series. Join The North Face team on the trails of Park City Mountain Resort this fall. Whether you’re an ultra running veteran or running your first trail race, you’ll find the perfect race for your skill level. Register today and start your training!
When: October 4-5
Where: Park City Mountain Resort
Phone: (469) 475-1317