Park City, Utah (November 25, 2008) – Park City Mountain Resort opens for the 2008-09 winter season this Friday, November 28, 2008, with PayDay and First Time lifts.

Colder temperatures have finally arrived after warm weather and a lack of precipitation has affected the region for the last two weeks. Park City Mountain Resort’s snowmaking team has been working non-stop to prepare the Resort for opening day. The snowmaking team continues to make snow this week, temperatures permitting, in order to provide excellent conditions for opening day, with wall to wall snow on the runs that are open.

Park City Mountain Resort has a detailed snowmaking plan in place for the next month that focuses on providing the most terrain open for all ability levels, affording Resort guests the best possible experience. The Resort’s strategy is to open the Lower Mountain first, and then move to the Bonanza and Silverlode areas, followed by King Con and finishing up in areas that are most needed. Of course, natural snowfall helps in allowing Park City Mountain Resort to quickly open more of the mountain.

Park City Mountain Resort’s snowmaking plan is as follows:

1. Focus on the Lower Mountain, including PayDay, Treasure Hollow, First Time and Pick N’ Shovel.

2. Shift of snowmaking operations to the Bonanza area, including Upper Homerun, Muckers, Claimjumper and ¼-Load.

3. Snowmaking in the Silverlode area to include Parley’s Park, Sunnyside and Prospector.

4. Snowmaking transfers to the King Con area, CB's, Town runs and upper-mountain Terrain Parks. (Please note that the Town Lift is scheduled to open for uploading and downloading during the first week of December).

As part of the improvements, the Resort added a brand new high-speed quad, Crescent lift, from the base area. Crescent lift will open with the Upper Mountain.

Park City Mountain Resort operations continue to open this week and next:

Now Open:

Legacy Sports: 10 am – 6 pm (on Friday, hours will change to 8 am – 6 pm)

Wednesday, November 26

Alpine Coaster: 11 am – 3 pm (on Friday, the hours will change to noon – 4 pm)

Kristi's Coffee Café: 10 am to 4 pm (on Friday, the hours will change to 7:30 am – 5 pm)

Friday, November 28 (Opening Day)

PayDay and First Time lifts: 9 am – 4 pm

Legacy Café: 10:30 am – 3 pm

Legends Bar & Grill: 11 am – 7 pm

Friday, December, 5 (conditions permitting)

Gorgoza Park: (Sat/Sun) noon – 8 pm; (M-F) 1 pm – 8 pm

About Park City Mountain Resort

Park City Mountain Resort, the most accessible mountain resort in North America, is located in the heart of Park City, Utah and is only a 40-minute drive from the Salt Lake City International Airport. With 3,300 acres of unspoiled terrain, the Resort offers groomed Signature Runs™, bumps, powder, trees, eight peaks, nine bowls, four terrain parks, and the Eagle Superpipe. Park City Mountain Resort was once again ranked a Top-five resort by the readers of SKI magazine and a Top-ten resort by the readers of Skiing, Freeskier and Transworld Snowboarding magazines. As part of its overall environmental commitment, Park City Mountain Resort is powered by 100 percent renewable energy. The Resort invested $10.5 million in improvements for the 2008-09 winter season, adding a new high-speed lift, renovations to on-mountain dining, expanded snowmaking and a new run. For more information, visit or call (800) 222-PARK.