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On Saturday, November 21st, 2015, Park City will debut as the biggest ski resort in America. Thanks to the all new Quicksilver Gondola, Park City along with neighboring resort Canyons will open this weekend as the second largest resort in North America behind British Columbia's Whistler Blackcomb. The combination will now allow skiers and riders the chance to ski 7,300 acres when the resort is fully opened. Terrain openings for this weekend have yet to be announced but you can expect to see a plethora of improvements at the resort.

Vail Resorts has spent an astonishing $50 million this off season on upgrades and new infrastructure across the area. In addition to the Quicksilver Gondola you will find the all new Miner's Camp Restaurant along with renovations to the Summit House and Red Pine restaurants. Money was also spent on snow making improvements as well as added capacity to the King Con lift. "This is a historical year for us. People have been talking about connecting resorts in Utah for a long time, but we were able to make it happen," said Chief Operating Officer Bill Rock. "Park City has all the ingredients to be one of the best ski resort destinations in the world."

Mountain Stats:

Average Annual Snowfall: 355″

Skiable Terrain: Over 7,300 Acres

Vertical Drop: 3,200 Feet

Terrain Parks: 7 including over 150 park features, 8 half pipes, 1 super pipe, and 6 natural half pipes

Lifts: 41 lifts, more than 3,500 chairs, and 22.39 miles of lifts

Terrain: 300+ trails ( Beginner-12%, Intermediate- 47%, and Expert- 41%), 17 peaks, and 14 bowls

Photo Courtesy: Park City Facebook Page


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