The legal hassles are over and now two neighboring Utah ski resorts owned by Vail resorts are becoming one mega ski resort.
This new resort will incorporate the Canyons Resort and Park City Mountain Resort and will be known as Park City.
Vail purchased the two parks last year for $182.5 million, and are in the process of making the two resorts into one breathtaking resort that won’t disappoint.
All the signage says “Park City” and the blending of the two parks is already evident in the new logo which has incorporated the red used in the Park City Mountain logo and the infinity sign from the Canyons logo.
A third ski area, Deer Valley Resort, has also been incorporated making the new Park City Mountain Resort one of the largest ski areas in North America.
Fifty million dollars is being invested in upgrades this summer as the resort gets ready for the 2015-2016 ski season. This includes an 8-passenger, high-speed gondola connecting the resort’s 7,300 combined acres of skiable terrain. This new gondola will run from the base of the existing Silverlode Lift at Park City to the Flatiron Lift at Canyons.
The King Con will also be upgraded from a 4-person to a 6-person high-speed detachable chair to increase lift capacity. Plus the Motherloade will also make a change from a fixed-grip triple to a 4-person high-speed detachable lift.
Along with upgraded lifts and snowmaking equipment, plans are in the works for a new mountain-top Snow Hut restaurant, along with renovations to Summit House restaurant which are designed to improve the flow of diners and increase seating. The seating at the Red Pine Lodge’s restaurant will also be renovated to offer another 250 indoor seats.
Many ski resorts around the world make claims to offer the biggest, whether it’s for having the largest vertical drop, having the most ski lifts or something else. But the new Park City Mountain Resort will be the biggest in skiable acres for sure and with the $50 million spent on upgrades this summer it is also the biggest resort-improvement project in the history of American skiing.
Their new tagline says it all – “There is only one.”
Photo credits: Park City Mountain Resort