Heading into the 2013 season, Ski Utah is making moves to offer the biggest and best to the riders taking over its slopes. Utah boasts 14 resorts, as well as an average of 500 inches of primo snowfall annually. Ski Utah is taking on a slew of projects to make sure this powder doesn’t go to waste, dubbing the upcoming season as ‘the year of more’- as in, more high speed lifts, more parks, and more off-snow entertainment.
Brighton Resort is adding 20 new features to its park, in addition to launching a mobile app and website to kick the season off this fall. In addition, Park City’s four-season resort, Canyons, is introducing a unique winter sports fantasy camp series: The Ultimate Mountain Experience. Former US Olympic team coach Phil McNichol will take the reigns in directing the camp, which already boasts a roster of over a dozen talented athletes, including six olympians.
Not to be out-done, Deer Valley is jumping into the 12-13 season with $8 million worth of improvements, beginning with a new high-speed detachable quad lift- the Mountaineer Express chairlift- which will replace the Deer Crest chairlift and will increase the resort’s up-hill skier capacity by 1,200 riders per hour. Apparently new lifts are trending, because both Sundance Resort and Snowbird Resort are adding to their lift-rosters; Sundance is adding a chair that will take visitors from its upper parking lot all the way to the top of the Maverick Ski Run, while Snowbird plans to replace both its Little Cloud and Gad 2 lifts with high-speed quads. To top it off, Snowbird shreds can now enjoy a revolving restaurant/bar at the top of Hidden Peak.
Last, but not least, Park City’s 12-13 season will debut Neff Land- a new terrain park resulting from Park City’s collab with Neff Headwear.