Park City Mountain, the largest ski resort in the U.S., is scheduled to open for the season on Friday, Nov. 17 with a celebration at the Park City Mountain Village. This season, the resort will debut several new signature events, a new beginner ski area, a complimentary historic mining ski tour and a $15 million renovation of the Grand Summit Hotel at Canyons Village. The resort is also announcing changes to public night skiing as well as a new directed parking system at the Park City Mountain Village.
“There’s a lot to look forward to at Park City Mountain this season,” said Bill Rock, chief operating officer at Park City Mountain, in a release to the Clipper. “We’re scheduled to be one of the first ski resorts to open in Utah this winter and our mountain operations team is hard at work to ensure that we have the best grooming and conditions possible for the start of the season. This is a great time for Utah locals to hit the slopes early, warm up their ski legs and get the most out of their Epic Pass.”
The resort will open on Friday, Nov. 17. Opening Day events are scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Park City Mountain Village with live music, giveaways and complimentary hot chocolate and coffee. The first chair will leave at 9 a.m. on the Payday lift followed by a ceremonial banner-breaking. The entertainment will continue at 2:30 p.m. with a performance by the Changing Lanes Experience on the Payday deck.
The Canyons Village is scheduled to open the following week on Wednesday, Nov. 22.
Locals won’t want to miss out on the early season at Park City Mountain this year. Following Opening Day, Park City Mountain will celebrate the first 30 days of the season with special offers and events for locals and Epic Pass holders including live music, free concerts and discounts on dining and ski tuning. It’s the perfect time for locals to get a start on the season and take full advantage of their Epic Pass.
Sunday, Nov. 19 is the deadline to purchase an Epic Local Pass. The Epic Local Pass is the best way for Utah skiers and snowboarders to access Park City Mountain all season long. With limited blackout dates, the pass pays for itself in just over three visits and provides more than 30 percent savings compared to purchasing lift tickets at a lift ticket window. Visit EpicPass.com for more information.