FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Park City Mountain Scheduled to Open on Friday, Nov. 22
- Park City Mountain is scheduled to open on Friday, Nov. 22
- The resort will host the traditional Opening Day Celebration at the Park City Mountain Village beginning at 8 a.m.
- New this season, Park City Mountain will debut a new lift, a new restaurant and a new beginner ski area
PARK CITY, Utah – Nov. 12, 2019 – Park City Mountain is ready to celebrate the beginning of another winter season. The resort is scheduled to open both base areas on Friday, Nov. 22 at 9 a.m., in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. New this season, Park City Mountain will debut several on-mountain enhancements including a new lift and a new restaurant as the resort continues to invest in the guest experience.
Opening Day celebrations are scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. in the Park City Mountain Village with live music, giveaways and complimentary donuts and hot chocolate. The traditional first chair will leave at 9 a.m. on the Payday lift followed by a ceremonial banner-breaking. Canyons Village is also scheduled to open at 9 a.m.
Following Opening Day, Park City Mountain will celebrate the start of the holiday season with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Canyons Village on Friday, Nov. 29. Guests are invited to come for holiday crafts and complimentary hot cocoa with endless toppings before the Holiday Tree lights up the village at 5:15 p.m. Santa will be available for photos and a fireworks display will light up the night sky to celebrate the start to the best time of the year!
Finally, insiders know that the best way to ski Park City Mountain is to plan ahead and there is still time to purchase an Epic Pass, or Epic Day Pass for the 2019-20 season before the Sunday, Nov. 24 deadline. Epic Pass options provide skiers and riders with incredible flexibility and unmatched value, whether they want to ski or ride just one day – or every day – of the season. Notably, with the introduction of the Epic Day Pass, a customizable pass for skiers and riders who may not need the unlimited access offered by traditional season passes, skiing and riding is more accessible and affordable than ever, with discounts up to 50% as compared to lift ticket window prices.
Learn more about what’s new at Park City Mountain for the 2019-20 season below, or view the 2019-20 winter tip sheet here.
NEW: Tombstone BBQ
Serving mouthwatering house-smoked meats, homemade sauces and ice cold beer, Tombstone BBQ has long been a favorite dining tradition on Park City Mountain. That tradition gets a whole new chapter for the 2019-20 season, with the addition of a permanent restaurant on the site of the old food truck and BBQ shed. The signature space includes heated indoor seating for up to 50 guests, ample indoor restrooms, a draft beer bar, a wood-fired BBQ pit and a full kitchen serving up all the Tombstone classics. Outdoor picnic tables will continue to offer guests a relaxed, al fresco dining experience with stunning views of the surrounding mountains, while the new indoor structure will provide a cozy escape from the elements on chilly days. In pursuit of Vail Resort’s commitment to zero, disposable plates and cups will also be replaced with environmentally-friendly reusable service ware. Guests looking for a relaxed and fun atmosphere, great music and killer BBQ will find it on the mountain at Tombstone BBQ.
NEW: Over and Out Lift
Park City Mountain will install a new lift in time for the 2019-20 season. The fixed grip quad chairlift, named “Over and Out,” will transport guests from a location near the bottom of the Tombstone Express Lift and unload near the top of Sunrise Lift on the front side of the mountain. As the name suggests, this lift will provide a quicker, more direct route for skiers and riders to access Canyons Village from the center of the resort.
NEW: First Time Park
Park City Mountain is transforming the beginner skier experience at the Park City Mountain Village with the new First Time Park. Similar to High Meadow Park, First Time Park will offer skiers and snowboarders a dedicated learning area in the Park City Mountain Village. The area will feature enclosed surface conveyors and beginner terrain for Ski & Snowboard School participants as well as convenient access to the First Time Lift for easy progression.
Upcoming Events: Snowfest
Join the magic of the holiday season at Park City Mountain during Snowfest. Celebrations abound for 17 days beginning Friday, Dec. 20, from Santa Comes Down Town Lift to the 57th Annual Torchlight Parade, fireworks, festive carolers, spectacular ice sculptures, holiday movie nights, special daily surprises and more. Your favorite holiday memories are made here at Park City Mountain.
For additional details on events and lodging and updates on terrain and weather reports, visit ParkCityMountain.com.
About Park City Mountain Resort
Park City Mountain, the largest resort in the United States, is located in the heart of Park City, Utah, only a 35-minute drive from Salt Lake City International Airport and steps from historic Main Street in charming Park City. Park City Mountain bustles with activities year-round with 7,300 acres of terrain, two distinct base areas, a world class ski and snowboard school, stunning mountainside lodging, thrilling adventures and more than two dozen restaurants. More information at http://parkcitymountain.com.
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate 37 world-class mountain resorts and urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Crested Butte in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Perisher, Falls Creek and Hotham in Australia; Stowe, Mount Snow, Okemo in Vermont; Hunter Mountain in New York; Mount Sunapee, Attitash, Wildcat and Crotched in New Hampshire; Stevens Pass in Washington; Liberty, Roundtop, Whitetail, Jack Frost and Big Boulder in Pennsylvania; Alpine Valley, Boston Mills, Brandywine and Mad River in Ohio; Hidden Valley and Snow Creek in Missouri; Wilmot in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota; Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and Paoli Peaks in Indiana. Vail Resorts owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.