Mother Nature has provided a slow start to the 2021-22 ski season, but as any Park City local knows, the snow will eventually arrive. So what’s happening at our two local ski resorts?
Park City Mountain Resort
- The resort is open and they are making snow.
- Lifts will be operating at full capacity and lift lines will be back to normal (no longer socially distanced)
- Face coverings will be required indoors but not outdoors or on chairlifts
- Dining reservations will be required again and proof of vaccination will be required for sit-down dining. There will be an option to upload your vaccine card to the Epic Mix app
- 100% of staff is vaccinated
- They are introducing a “Forecasted Wait Time” for chair lifts based on historical data, so you can go on to the Epic Mix app and look at a specific day and see the anticipated wait times at all the chairlifts throughout the day. This will also have real-time updates as well.
- There will be two major lift upgrades done next summer. Eagle will be converted to a high-speed 6-pack and will end high on the ridgeline (above King Con) so that you can access more of the mountain. Silverlode will be upgraded to a high-speed 8-pack, the first in the state of Utah.
- No changes to parking this year.
- Working with the county and the city on transportation and transit option.
- Scheduled to open 12/4 and still anticipating that date will work. They began blowing snow on Wednesday 11/17.
- Face coverings are required indoors but not outdoors.
- Lifts will be operating at full capacity and lift lines will be back to normal (no longer socially distanced).
- Staff that interacts with guests are fully vaccinated.
- Lunch at Snow Park Lodge has been reimagined, conceptually similar to Vessel Kitchen, with an emphasis on quality foods and a shift towards healthier options.
- Snowmaking, snowcats, staff housing, and uniforms all were updated which should help to improve the client experience.
- Season pass sales for the 2021-2022 season broke records.
- No changes to parking this year, possibly breaking ground on the Snow Park parking lots next spring for development.
- Advance sales are “off the charts” even compared to pre-pandemic numbers, the anticipation is that this will be a very busy ski season.
- No update on Mayflower Resort, negotiations are ongoing across the board.