Tomorrow, the imperial ambitions of a global resort company, years of litigation, and $50 million in capital improvements will mark a major milestone with the opening of the new largest ski resort in the United States: Park City. What was once two separate ski areas— Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons— has been rechristened as one massive resort bound by the new eight-passenger Quicksilver Gondola. Although the new gondola won't start operation until closer to Christmas and runs won't be open into the Canyons Village until next week, there's more than enough new items at Park City to keep skiers and riders occupied. Curbed Ski has put together a list of everything new you can expect at Park City this season to get you excited.
Vail Resorts put $50 million into the new Park City to transform it into a behemoth with 41 lifts, more than 300 trails and 7,300 skiable acres — good enough to make it the largest ski resort in the country and second-largest in North America, behind Whistler Blackcomb. Here's what's on tap for opening day.
Opening Day terrain:
• PayDay Lift: Lower Homerun, Treasure Hollow
• First Time Lift: Turtle Trail
• 3 Kings Lift: Quicksilver, Lower 3 Kings Terrain Park
Opening Day events:
8 a.m. Festivities start with live music, giveaways and complimentary hot chocolate and coffee at the Park City Base Area
8:45 a.m. Welcome from Park City COO Bill Rock
9 a.m. Ceremonial first chair at PayDay lift following a ceremonial banner breaking
1 to 4 p.m. Photo booth at Park City Base Area
2 to 4 p.m. Opening Day Après Concert by The Parlour Hounds on the PayDay Deck
Don't forget to check out the new Park City trail map.
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While only the runs accessible from the Park City base will be open tomorrow, the resort will continue to open new features and amenities next week and into December.
What you can expect to open soon (conditions permitting):
• Canyons Village: Nov. 27
• Quicksilver Gondola: Dec. 18
• New 500-seat Miners Camp restaurant: Dec. 18
• Renovated Red Pine Lodge and Summit House: December
• Night skiing at Park City base: Dec. 26