Park City Mountain Resort is set to open Wednesday, and for the first time both bases will open at Canyons Village and Park City Mountain. Due to the cold weather and concentrated snowmaking efforts they are able to open both just in time for Thanksgiving! Payday, First Time, and Three Kings lifts will open at Park City side and High Meadow and Saddleback lifts, accessed by the Red Pine Gondola will open on the Canyons side.
Canyons side has made some major improvements ready for the ski season with a new learner's area, High Meadows Park, serviced by a new high speed quad lift. Learners now will have a wider place to practice with a variety of pitches and some fun adventure trails to practice going through the trees. There was also some dining upgrades to Cloud Dine and Mid Mountain Lodge restaurants. Cloud Dine got a 200 seat expansion and Mid Mountain Lodge had a full renovation inside and out, now with a full bar so you can get wine and cocktails.
Tuesday the 20th Park City Mountain Resort is hosting "Wake Up Park City," a charity event in which they give away 1500 cups of coffee served in collectible ceramic mugs and donate a dollar to a local charity for each cup given out. There are several coffee joints through-out town participating check out the full list here.
Opening Day events begin at 8:30am at Park City Mountain Village with live music and free coffee and hot chocolate. The first lift chairs will leave their huts at 9am on both sides of the mountain. Have a great opening day everyone!
*Photo courtesy of Park Record via Park City Mountain Resort