The snow guns are staged on the mountain, we've had our first dusting of snow and all of Park City Mountain Resort is in full Winter prep mode. As the Winter season rapidly approaches, so does the deadline for purchasing a 2010-2011 Park City Mountain Resort Season Pass at the lowest rate. October 31st is the last day to get in on the early season deal and prices will increase November 1st. Purchase your pass online at http://parkcitymountain.com/pass.
As the countdown to opening day begins we thought we'd reminisce about some of our favorite moments from the 2009-2010 season. We polled our team, shared some fun stories and came up with the top 5 moments. Here they are in no particular order.
First Chair We all know that scoring first chair of the season earns you bragging rights until closing day. Last year we had one eager skier attempt to make the first chair of the season, PayDay’s 6 pack chair, a 7 pack. Now that's dedication. Take some time out for a quick laugh and watch this video.
JJ Thomas, 2010 US Snowboarding Grand Prix
Grand Prix The US Snowboarding Grand Prix was held in our very own Eagle Superpipe in January of 2010. This was the final stop of the Grand Prix series, which determined the US Snowboarding team for the Olympics. We were fortunate enough to host the event as well as the ceremony naming the 2010 Olympic team. It was a night to remember as Shaun Whitereceived the highest score ever given in a Grand Prix competition with a 49.5. For the full event recap click here.
Santa Arriving at Town Lift This holiday event is so magical it would even put Scrooge in the holiday spirit. Santa and Rudolph fly their sled full of goodies into Park City on the Town Lift as a crowd of eager families await. The evening included holiday carols, stories, hot chocolate and cheer. This event is not only a highlight of the holiday season, it’s something to be remembered all year.
End of Season Storms Apparently the Snowdance worked because this season we were blasted with one storm after another from March until close. We received so much late snow that we were able to extend our closing date. On the 8th of April we still had a base of 110”. Our guests couldn’t have been happier and so were we! Here are some of the highlights.
Snowmamas Let's face it: Taking your family to the mountains for some fun in the snow can be overwhelming! What to pack? Where to go? How to get kids from the condo to ski/snowboard lessons on time? The questions are endless. This season snowmamas.com launched a forum for moms all over the world to share their tips and advice for planning a family vacation in the snow. snowmamas.com
We can't wait to start making new memories this season. See you on the slopes!
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)