— Posted by Park City Mountain Resort on January 7, 2012
Today we opened Kings Crown to the public. We have moved the snowguns from Kings Crown to Willy’s. We don’t typically make snow on Willy’s but want to give our guests a variety of terrain to experience. Once we are done making snow on Willy’s, we will move the snowguns back to King’s Crown so that we can make snow for the terrain park. We are also currently making snow on Heckler.
How much natural snowfall do we need to open up additional terrain?
That varies: depending on several factors ranging from the run’s pitch to what direction it faces to the obstacles on that run to the water content of the snow. These obstacles could include: rocks, stumps, downed trees, springs and creeks; all things you find in any mountain environment. Some runs can be opened with less snow than others.
When is Town Lift going to open?
Town Lift has been on a maintenance hold due to an issue with the gearbox. Our lift maintenance team has been working very closely with the gearbox and lift manufacturers to get the lift up and running. We are hopeful we will have it open by next weekend, just in time for the Martin Luther King holiday weekend. In the meantime, the ticket windows at the Town Lift Plaza remain open for guests to purchase tickets and mountain hosts are directing guests to the city busses to transfer to the Base area.
Why isn’t the wind turbine working at the top of Silverlode lift?
On Dec 12 the brains of the turbine which consist of inverters and a wind controller, failed. The components have now been received by the local company that installed our system and they are in the process of programming the units. Hopefully, installation will be soon. We’ve missed some great wind generating opportunities. According to Brent Giles, the solar system has continued to produce at a rate that exceeds his expectation. He was hoping for at least 80% efficiency but it has consistently produced around 88%.
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Originally from Washington, DC; Andy has been with Park City Mountain Resort since 2011 after being a lifelong PC visitor with his family.
Samantha is new to Utah, joining the Park City Mountain Resort team in 2011 as the Marketing Coordinator.
When he's not up on the mountain checking on the cams, Eric is managing the interactive marketing for Park City Mountain Resort.
Colette is Park City Mountain Resort’s social media coordinator. A lifelong skier, she joined the PCMR team in 2013.
Dave has worked in the ski and snowboard industry since 2000 and joined the PCMR team in the spring of 2014.
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1345 Lowell Ave
PO Box 39
Park City, UT 84060
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