Seriously, no King’s Crown? We know it’s hard to hear. It wasn’t an easy decision, nor was it made lightly, but we wanted to give some insight on the decision-making process.
Lower than normal natural snowfall means we've made snow on several runs where we typically don't. That has put us behind schedule on King's Crown snowmaking
Building King's Crown to our standards means around 200 hours of additional snowmaking
Looking at long-range forecasts, and the work remaining for our snowmakers, we could be into mid-February before we've made enough snow to start pushing on King's Crown
After the snow is made, our cat guys would still need a couple more weeks to build the park. That puts us well into March before we're able to open up the terrain.
After looking at this for a while we’ve decided to go with Plan B: putting the snowmaking guns back on Quicksilver, pronto! 50 hours of additional snowmaking on Quicksilver will give us a larger jump line in just a few weeks - a fraction of the time King's Crown would require.
We know it’s not what you want to hear. We will do all we can to continue to knock it out of the park in 3 Kings. We look forward to bringing King’s Crown back next season, better than ever.
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)