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Park City Mountain Resort Opens the Winter Season on Saturday, November 17

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November 14, 2012

Park City Mountain Resort Opens the Winter Season on Saturday, November 17

  • PayDay, First Time, 3 Kings and beginner conveyor lifts begin turning at 9 a.m.
  • Additional Opening Day Events: traditional snow blessing at noon, live après concert at 1 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov 16 is the final day to purchase specially-priced Benefit Days lift tickets

Park City, Utah (November 14, 2012) – Park City Mountain Resort opens for the 2012-13 winter season this Saturday, November 17.  PayDay, First Time, and 3 Kings lifts will begin turning promptly at 9 a.m. Opening Day events continue throughout the day with a traditional snow blessing at noon and an après concert featuring Muddpuddle in the Resort Plaza at 1 p.m.

PayDay lift will service beginner and intermediate terrain on Homerun and Treasure Hollow runs. 3 Kings will access Quicksilver, with over 10 jibs and a jump, and Lower 3 Kings. First Time will service beginner terrain. 

Opening Day events continue throughout the day. Members of the Northern Ute tribe will perform a traditional snow blessing, free and open to the public, at noon in the Resort Plaza. Also, local Park City band, Muddpuddle, plays an après concert 1-3 p.m. in the Resort Plaza, where a beer garden will be set up.

Free donuts, coffee and hot chocolate will be served in the Resort Plaza on Opening Day morning. The first chairs to depart each of the three lifts will break a commemorative banner celebrating the season, and passengers on those three chairs will receive limited edition “First Chair 2012-2013” t-shirts.

Additional Park City Mountain Resort operations scheduled to begin on Saturday, November 17 include:

  • Kristi's Coffee Café: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Park City Mountain Rentals:  8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
  • Legacy Sports: 8:00 am. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Legacy Café: 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Legends Bar & Grill: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Flying Eagle Zip Line: noon — 4:00 p.m.
  • Alpine Coaster: noon – 4:00 p.m.
  • All ski and snowboard school services (except Ladies Club)

ALSO: Friday, November 16 is the last chance for guests to purchase Benefit Days lift tickets: specially priced $25 lift tickets are valid beginning Opening Day through December 16. Proceeds benefit the Park City Mountain Resort Legacy Fund, supporting nonprofit organizations in Summit County, Utah. Tickets must be purchased in-person at the Resort’s ticket office, maximum of four to a person, and will not be sold after Opening Day.

Images from Park City Mountain Resort’s Opening Day 2011 are available for download and editorial use. All images are courtesy: Park City Mountain Resort.

About Park City Mountain Resort
Park City Mountain Resort, named North America’s “#1 Resort for Mountain Access” by the readers of SKI Magazine, is located in the heart of Park City, Utah and is only a 35-minute drive from Salt Lake City International Airport. For more information, visit or call 800.222.PARK.

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Andy Miller
Communications Manager
Park City Mountain Resort
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