Park City is Now the Largest Resort in the United States
Say goodbye to the Canyons Resort as its own entity. The property owned by Vail Resorts is now officially a part of Park City Mountain Resort and both resorts will be combined into one single, mega resort termed, Park City. The conjoining of the two make it the largest ski resort in the United States with over 7,300 acres of rideable terrain.
"The tag line 'There is only one' is perfect because there is no place else like Park City," said Park City's chief operating officer, Bill Rock. "The town is already universally celebrated as one of the best ski destinations in the world and now will be home to the largest ski resort in the United States. We should all be proud of this mountain and this community as we invite the world to experience the combined resort during the upcoming 2015-16 winter season," he continued.
A $50-million capital improvement project is in place and will aid in the transformation of two resorts into one giant. A new eight-person, high-speed gondola named Quicksilver is under construction and will bring riders from the existing Silverlode Lift at Park City to the Flatiron Lift on the Canyons’s former terrain. There will be an unloading station in between the stops on Pine Cone Ridge, which was previously the boundary of the two resorts. The gondola is set to open this fall for the 2015-2016 winter season.
“We are thrilled to invest in Utah and create a world-class resort," commented Rock on the expansion.
Other features of the $50 million plan include:
• $5 million in "critical upgrades" aka maintenance work, in addition to the $5 million already budgeted
• Upgrades to the King Con and Motherlode chairlifts
• Miners Camp will be a new restaurant at the base of the Quicksilver, which can seat 500 people indoors and is purported to have a "top-of-the-line kitchen"
• Increased snowmaking
Check the impassioned video above for a look into what went into the rebranding, and what you can expect.