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The threat of Thriller Snow Dance brings snow to Park City Mountain Resort

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October 25, 2010

Park City, Utah (October 25, 2010) –   Park City Mountain Resort’s upcoming Thriller Snow Dance jostled Mother Nature into a winter weather cycle.  The Resort received seven inches of the “Greatest Snow on Earth” in advance of the 2nd annual event and believes the snow is a result of the threat of the upcoming snow dance.  The Thriller Snow Dance, designed to welcome winter temperatures, early-bird season pass prices, celebrate snow and jumpstart the 2010-2011 winter season, will be held Friday, October 29, 2010.


“It’s amazing how quickly Mother Nature responded to our Thriller Snow Dance, said Krista Parry, director of marketing and communications for Park City Mountain Resort.  “We are honored that the mere threat of the 2nd Annual event has already resulted in a winter weather cycle, which is scheduled to stay in the area for the next several days. We can’t wait to see how Mother Nature reacts after the Thriller Snow Dance is complete!” 

The "Thriller Snow Dance” will be held on the Town Lift Plaza, located on Lower Main Street, in Park City.  Practice will take place from 3-5 p.m. and the Thriller Snow Dance will begin at 5 p.m. Participants are encouraged to don zombie and/or winter attire to dance to Michael Jackson's "Thriller". Make-up artists will be on-hand to help paint faces.

In addition to the natural snow, Park City Mountain Resort’s snowmaking team fired up the snowmaking guns for the season. Snowmaking will continue as long as temperatures permit. According to the National Weather Service, a winter storm warning will remain in effect until the morning of Wednesday, October 27, 2010. Park City Mountain Resort is scheduled to open for the 2010-11 season Saturday, November 20.   

Park City Mountain Resort’s “My Pass. My Way” early season pass pricing will be available until October 31, 2010. Adult (25-64) Mountain Access season passes start at $699.  Options including Fast Tracks, night access and underground parking can be purchased for $200 each. Youth (7-12) Mountain Access passes start at $125.  The Teen (13-17) Mountain Access pass starts at $175. Youth and Teen options include night access for $50 and Fast Tracks for $200.  Children (2-6) receive free season passes. Visit for more information or to purchase a pass.


MEDIA NOTE: Video footage and pictures of the recent snowfall and the first-ever “Thriller” snow dance can be downloaded at

Photos can be downloaded from Park City Mountain Resort’s Flickr page at:

About Park City Mountain Resort

Park City Mountain Resort, named one of the most accessible mountain resorts in North America by the readers of SKI magazine, is located in the heart of Park City, Utah and is only a 35-minute drive from the Salt Lake City International Airport. With 3,300 acres of unspoiled terrain, the Resort offers groomed Signature Runs™, bumps, powder, trees, eight peaks, nine bowls, three terrain parks, and the Eagle Superpipe. Park City Mountain Resort was recently named the most family friendly resort by viewers of and once again ranked a top-five resort by the readers of SKI and Transworld Snowboarding magazines. For more information, please visit or call (800) 222-PARK.

Krista Parry<BR>
Director of Communications<BR>

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