Park City To Get New Lift For Teaching, Plus Dining Upgrades
High Meadow teaching area to get new lift. (Park City Mountain/Facebook)
At Park City Mountain, the ropes will go up shortly and the lifts will fall silent. But the summer promises to be bustling as Vail Resorts commits to major upgrades at the massive Utah resoort..
The Colorado-based owner will pay to increase uphill capacity, and improve beginner areas. The on-the-slope focus at Park City Mountain is the High Meadow Family Fun Zone atop the main gondola out of the Canyons base. There, the short four-seater fixed grip will be supplanted by a high-speed chair of the same size. Officials say capacity will go up by 50 percent and ride time cut by 70 percent.
In addition, more snowmaking pipes and guns will go in to assure coverage during the entire season.
The resort dedicates this mid-mountain area for teaching skiing and riding to beginners, meaning it’s roped off for all but instructors and their students.
Owners are turning their attention to ramping up dining on the hill. Way over on the other side of the resort, the Mid-Mountain Lodge that sits below Jupiter and Blueslip bowls between Pioneer and McConkey lifts, will get a makeover. The former boarding house for silver miners gets a menu and interior remodel.
Over at Canyons, the Cloud Dine high-elevation eatery will add 200 seats. It sits where Dreamcatcher and Dreamscape chairs meet, serving homemade donuts to start the day and fueling skiers and riders during the day.