There is no denying that it looks and feels as though Winter has made a comeback to Park City Mountain Resort. Many of you are asking why we haven't been able to resume operations to allow you a few more turns on the mountain we all know and love. We've had Facebook comments and Twitter replies saying, "You closed too early!" I must admit that the onslaught of snow has made sitting behind a computer quite agonizing when all I want to do is play in the snow and remind my snowboard that I haven't forgotten about her.
However, we must not forget that Park City Mountain Resort is a fully-operating, summer, destination resort. We are scheduled to open for summer activities on Friday, May 28th and boy do we have our work cut out! Our grooming team has been hard at work since the day we closed for Winter. They are tasked with clearing all the snow from the bottom of PayDay lift so we can begin setting up the base area activities such as the Legacy Launcher, Human Maze, Climbing Wall, Miniature Golf and Little Miners Park. In addition to this, they are also working on clearing snow from the Alpine Slide, Alpine Coaster and the access roads on the mountain.
We're adding racks to Town Lift and PayDay Lift to allow mountain bikes. Also, readying the PayDay mid-station for ZipRider and Alpine Slide patrons to unload requires a large volume of work. Not to mention the general lift maintenance to keep our lifts that run all Winter and Summer long in prime condition. Starting on Monday we will have a full team of Summer Ops working around the mountain to ensure Park City Mountain Resort is ready to open on time for summer.
I have never experienced summer in Park City and I for one, can't wait to ride the ZipRider and Alpine Slide. I also plan to upgrade my beach cruiser (and tassels) and try out my mountain biking skills on Park City Mountain Resorts many trails. So maybe I must say a sorrow farewell to Winter, but there are many adventures waiting just around the corner.
Originally from the Pocono’s of Pennsylvania, Travis found his way to Park City three years ago and is now our grooming manager. When not in snowcat you can find him skiing or snowmobiling in the Utah backcountry or enjoying the skiing here at Park City Mountain Resort.
Nicole Roundy is a world class snowboarder on the US Paralympic Team. She is a cancer survivor, inspiration seeker, crossfit training, Park City riding superpower blogger. Follow her adventures right here. You can also spy her on twitter (@nicoleroundy) and Instragram (@nroundy)