There are many new changes at Park City Mountain to be excited about for the 2019-2020 ski season. For many, the Canyons Village side has historically been a challenge to navigate, often requiring ski clad guests to find their way on foot across the terrain or take a lift to their next destination. Park City Mountain is addressing concerns with select upgrades to the Canyons experience. From new eats to new lifts, be on the lookout for these additions to enhance your on-mountain experience this winter.
The New “Over and Out” Chairlift
A new chairlift dubbed “Over and Out” will address the issue of getting off the mountain faster. The lift is a fixed-grip quad and is expected to increase efficiency for guests accessing the mountain at Canyons Village. The new lift will pick up eager skiers at the base of Tombstone Express Lift and whisk them near the top of Sunrise Lift in just a few minutes. Park City Mountain plans for this lift to improve guest experience and decrease lift wait times and congestion, especially at the end of the day. Less time traversing tricky terrain and waiting for lifts means more time actually enjoying the outdoors. Plan for the new lift to be available for use just in time for Christmas.
Located at the base of Tombstone is a popular food stop for Park City Mountain guests. The dining shack will be transformed into a full-service restaurant for the upcoming season. The new Tombstone BBQ seats up to 50 guests and includes indoor restrooms, a full beer bar and kitchen and complete with a snow beach. Guests can look forward to the same culinary quality that Canyons Village offers in all their restaurants. From pulled pork and brisket sandwiches to a crisp cold beer at the end of a long run, skiers will have a transformed pit stop to catch a breath and bite to eat before heading back to the slopes.
Parking Lot Development at Park City Mountain
Major future developments may be in the works for the Park City Mountain parking lot area. A Provo developer, PEG Companies, has plans to acquire the property from the current Colorado based owner, Vail Resorts. The development would include numerous amenities, such as a new hotel, restaurant space, spa, and retail shops and services for skiers. The addition of such a development in the current parking area may pose an interesting challenge for preserving efficient pedestrian flow, on foot traffic and public transportation. City Hall and the Park City Planning Commission can expect to receive a proposal application from the developer as early as spring of 2020. There are many city and legal hurdles to navigate before anyone breaks ground, but surrounding businesses, residents and property owners will likely pay close attention to any news.