*MEDIA ALERT * MEDIA ALERT*
Park City Mountain Resort is Scheduled to Open for Skiing/Riding on Friday, November 23
What: Park City Mountain Resort is scheduled to open for skiing and riding on Friday, November 23. Before you hit the slopes, come ride the Alpine Coaster, the only one in Utah! The Alpine Coaster, along with Legacy Sports, Kristi’s Coffee Café and Legends Bar & Grill open tomorrow, Wednesday, November 21.
More about snowmaking…
Park City Mountain Resort is fortunate to have an incredible snowmaking team that is working around the clock to get the Resort open. At one time, the Resort can make snow on four separate runs. In total, snowmaking is capable on 38 different runs, which puts the Resort in a good position in times of low precipitation. Creating a base of manmade snow can actually be more efficient than having just natural snow because it has higher water content and bonds together better than natural snowfall.
Park City Mountain Resort will need approximately 48 hours of continuous snowmaking to provide guests with a great experience. Ideally, the Resort likes to have 70 acre feet of snow on the ground for optimal conditions. Based on different temperatures, the following is an example of how much snow Park City Mountain Resort can make on one run in a 24 hour period:
· 1.5 acre feet of snow at 31 degrees
· 4 acre feet of snow at 28 degrees
· 15 acre feet of snow at 20 degrees
· 25 acre feet of snow at 15 degrees
Gorgoza Park will continue to make snow and is expected to open on its scheduled opening day, November 30.
Wednesday, November 21
Alpine Coaster: 10 am to 4 pm
Legacy Sports: 10 am to 5 pm
Kristi’s Coffee Café: 10 am to 4 pm
Legends Bar & Grill: 11 am to 5 pm
Friday, November 23
Skiing and riding at Park City Mountain Resort: 9 am
Friday, November 30
Gorgoza Park: 1 pm
Where: Park City Mountain Resort – Park City, Utah