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From Silver Boom To Golden Year: Park City Mountain Resort Celebrates 50th

Park City opens 1963

In 1963, it cost $3.50 for day ticket. The only way up the mountain was a 22-minute gondola ride. A couple of hundred locals had the slopes to themselves.

 

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Heavy Snow A Boost For Western Resorts, Bust For World Cup Ski Racers

Stevens Pass

The first major snowstorm of the season sent ski racers packing, and powder hounds reaching for fat skis.

 

“It’s the first powder storm of the season, and the crowd is going wild,” said Emily Moench, communications manager for Snowbird on Wednesday morning. “Powder hounds are chomping at the bit.”

 

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Talisker, Vail Resorts Issue Eviction Order To Park City Mountain Resort

Park City Mountain Resort

UPDATE 8/30/13: Vail Resorts has told Park City Mountain Resort it will not interfere with PCMR's resort operations for the 2013-14 season. This is in light of the eviction notice Talisker Land Holdings/Vail Resorts slapped on PCMR Wednesday.

 

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Legal Battle Of Park City Heavyweights Heading Into Late Rounds

Park City Mountain Resort (Dan Campbell)

Ding, ding, ding. Ladies and Gentlemen! In this corner, Talisker Land Holdings Corp. (TLH) from Toronto, Canada, weighing in at six Park City real estate developments, and the former operator of Canyons Ski Resort. And in this corner, Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR), about to celebrate its 50th year in Summit County, Utah, weighing in at 3,700 acres.

 

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Season Passholders At Four Wasatch Resorts To Get Free Days At Others

Alta

Qualifying season passholders at Alta Ski AreaDeer Valley ResortPark City Mountain Resort (PCMR), and Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort  are offering three free ski days of lift access at each of the other resorts for the 2013-14 season.

 

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Plan To Link Utah Resorts Alive; More Options Sought

Wasatch backcountry

“In like a lion; out like a lamb” you might quote when hearing the news surrounding SkiLink. The controversial 2012 proposal to stick a gondola from Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah, across federal land and over to Solitude Resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon, ran up the flagpole to Washington where it fizzled. But, this is far from over.

 

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Resorts’ Fourth of July Activities Include Fireworks, BBQ, Music, More

July Fourth, Steamboat, Colo.

America celebrates Fourth of July at ski resorts around the U.S. from the Northeast to the Midwest to the Rockies to the West Coast. Here’s a sampling of what’s happening in your area.

 

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U.S. World Cup Sites In Dec., Jan. Include Olympic Selection Events

Ted Ligety at BC

World Cup schedules for U.S. stops have been approved by the International Ski Federation (FIS) and each one will have implications for selections to U.S. Olympic teams in alpine and freestyle skiing and snowboarding at the Sochi Olympics in February.

 

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‘TalisVail’: Locals, Employees Reaction Sets In To Vail Resorts In Utah

CanyonsIn a little historic mining town, away from high-speed interstate traffic, the phrase, “At least we’re not Vail” was regularly uttered by locals with pride. Today, Park City is singing a different tune as they begin embracing the idea of one of the industry’s leaders taking the helm at the largest ski resort in Utah.  

 

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Spring Storm Delivers April Powder To Utah, Colorado

Snowbird

The latest spring snowstorm dropped up to 20 inches in the Rocky Mountains, delivering outstanding  (mid-winter) spring conditions for the remainder of the season for resorts in Utah and Colorado.

 

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Park City To Honor World Champ Ted Ligety Saturday

Ted Ligety

It will be a “Welcome Home” celebration Saturday, April 6 at Park City Mountain Resort as the community celebrates Ted Ligety’s World Championship gold and World Cup giant slalom crowns. The free event begins at 1 p.m. at the resort plaza.

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Grand Prize Winners For 2013 Bring A Friend Challenge Announced

Bring A Friend

Three of the nearly 175 Bring a Friend Challenge (BAF) participants won Grand Prize trips to resorts around the country to be redeemed in the 2013-14 season. 

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Park City Mountain Resort Names Matt Gebo Marketing Chief

Matt Gebo

Matt Gebo has been named Director of Marketing and Communications at Park City Mountain Resort, responsible for all brand-marketing efforts. Gebo heads west for a return trip after a stint as marketing director at Mount Snow, Vt.

 

“Matt’s breadth of experience within the ski industry and passion for the sport made him the perfect fit for this position,” said Jenni Smith, president and general manager. Gebo succeeds Krista Parry, who became senior vice president and innovation officer for Powdr Enterprises, a division of the resort’s parent company.

 

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Environment Policy Survey Lists ‘Best,’ ‘Worst’ In Resort Sustainability

Park City Mountain Resort snow guns

The 11th annual Ski Area Citizens Coalition survey on environmental practices is out, and the results have produced a range of reactions. Park City Mountain Resort in Utah leads the ratings.

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PCSkiGal: Disney Movie To Shoot At Park City, Brighton

Shaun White

If you’re on the slopes of Brighton or Park City Mountain Resort at the end of this month you might wonder what all the cameras and trucks are up to. Nope, it’s not Warren Miller or TGR hunting for epic powder stashes.

 

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Have Yourself A Merry Christmas At Nation’s Ski Resorts

Park City Mountain Resort/Snowmammas

Ski resorts nationwide are hosting a multitude of Christmas events for the whole family to enjoy.  

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Schedule Change Brings Snowboard, Freestyle World Cup Events Together in Park City Midwinter

Park City Mountain Resort

Things just got a bit more interesting for World Cup freestylers and their fans, as now, athletes in halfpipe, moguls and aerials will be vying for victory on the same mid-winter weekend in the Park City area.

 

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Park City-Talisker Dispute Heading To Court

Park City Mountain Resort

For nearly six months, skiers and riders have laid in wait wondering what the future might look like for Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR). Its dispute with Talisker is heading to trial.

 

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Brutus Delivers Solid Base To Western Resorts

Alta
Last season’s sparse snow year is all but a distant memory after Brutus rampaged through the Sierra, Wasatch and Central Rocky Mountain Regions over the weekend.

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PCSkiGal: Get Ready; Here’s A Training Schedule

Park City Resort training

Less than 50 days to opening day at Park City Mountain Resort and even less time to get in shape if you're planning to ski SolitudeBrighton.

 

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