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New Summit Quad, New Run, More On Tap As Deer Valley Officially Takes Over Solitude Operations

SolitudeDeer Valley Resort has successfully closed on the purchase of Solitude Mountain Resort. Deer Valley has now begun operating Solitude in its entirety. That signals enhancements are on the way.

Deer Valley's first capital improvement announcement to Solitude for the 2015-2016 ski season will be to remove the current Summit double chairlift and install a new detachable high-speed quad. 

A new ski run will be cut from the top of the existing Apex Express chairlift to the bottom terminal of the realigned Summit Express chairlift, significantly lessening the current travel time to Honeycomb Canyon. 

Other priority improvements include remodeling the Moonbeam Lodge restaurant, an increased guest service presence throughout the resort and new uniforms for Solitude staff.

Kim Mayhew has been appointed Solitude's new general manager. 

“This is an exciting venture for both Solitude Mountain Resort and Deer Valley Resort,” said Mayhew. “As a member of the Deer Valley team for more than 30 years, I look forward to sharing with Solitude Resort similar values and practices that make Deer Valley one of the best operated resorts in the country.”

“Solitude is an incredible resort and will be in great hands with Kim at the helm,” said Bob Wheaton, Deer Valley's president and general manager. “Deer Valley staff worked hand-in-hand with Solitude staff this past winter to share knowledge and develop strong plans for the future.”

Photo: Enhancements on the way for Solitude under new ownership (Solitude Mountain Resort)

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