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Historic Tour
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6,725 vertical feet
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9.43 miles

Historic Tour

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Intro

Welcome to your Personal Mountain Tour. Follow the steps on the map by clicking through the tour and enjoy exploring our mountain!

Step 1

Board First Time lift.

Step 2

Exit straight off of First Time lift. Turn left and find the Marker First Time Three Kings Historical marker. A short distance down First Time Run you may see the large wooden counterweight of the Silver King Consolidated Mine Aerial Tram. This device, loaded with heavy rocks, served to keep the cable of the tramway on the pulleys in storms and high winds. The tramway connected to a mill, located about 2/3 of a mile away - the tram ceased operations in 1924. Take turtletrail down to Homerun run. Board PayDay lift.

Step 3

Exit Right off PayDay lift. Take Bonanza Access run to the Silver King Mine Shaft House, located next to the base of the Bonanza lift, see plaque for details. Board Bonanza lift. Look for the original location of the newly remodeled Mid-Mountain Lodge (Silver King Boarding House) its only remaining trace is a green safe, located up and to the right, shortly after you get on the chair.

Step 4

Exit right off Bonanza lift. Take Homerun run to Claimjumper run. Halfway down Claimjumper run look for an Marker Claimjumper ore bin on skier's left and see plaque for details. Continue down Claimjumper run and board Silverlode lift.

Step 5

Exit right off Silverlode lift. Look for a historical marker in the trees before the Summit Demo Center. Take Homerun run to Jonesy's run to Mid-Mountain run. As you pass the Mid Mountain Restaurant restaurant, remember the original location near the base of Bonanza Lift, it was quite an impressive move that took seven bulldozers to complete. Continue down Mid-Mountain run to read the Marker Pioneer at the base of the Pioneer lift. Board Pioneer lift.

Step 6

Exit right off Pioneer lift. Take Jupiter Access run. Near the Jupiter Lift look for the large flat, snow-covered area that is Shadow Lake, which is one of just two lakes in the Park City mining district. This water went to the Silver King Mine. Continue down Thaynes Canyon to just beyond the intersection with Keystone Run. On the left are the remnants of the California Comstock Mill, see plaque for more information. Continue down Thaynes Canyon run and on the right you will pass where the “Skier Subway” that operated in the 1960s let off its passengers. At the base of the Thaynes lift see the Marker Thaynes Canyon about the Crescent Mine. Board Thaynes lift.

Step 7

Exit left off Thaynes lift. Head down Homerun run to Summit House restaurant and take lunch on the scenic heated patio. Continue on Homerun run, past Viking Yurt restaurant to Silver Queen run. At the top right of Silver Queen Run look for the two Water Tanks and read the plaque. Continue down Silver Queen run to Drift run across PayDay Run. Take Creole run and look for the Silver King Aerial Tramway towers.Towards the bottom of Creole run on the left is a Marker Creole about the Creole Mine site. Board Town lift.

Step 8

Exit right off Town lift. The original Gondola Angle station building is where the original Gondola (which operated from 1963-1997) changed from one haul rope to another. Take Treasure Hollow run to Homerun run to the Main Base Area.

Step 9

End your day at Legends restaurant in the Legacy Lodge. Congratulations on discovering the mountain and some of its unique history!

Tour Summary

At one time, silver was the reason people came to Park City, of course today it's for our snow. But, find out about our historic mining heritage with this unique Historic Tour.

Tour Tips

Due to varying conditions, we recommend you use the Daily Groomed Runs Map as well as our official Mountain Guide in conjunction with this Planner.

Grooming  

Park City Mountain Resort grooms up to 50 runs every night. Pick up a copy of our Daily Groomed Runs Map from the Information Desk in the Legacy Lodge or from any Mountain Host to see what we’ve groomed in the past 24 hours.

Signature Runs  

Conquer more of the mountain with our Signature Runs. These are runs not typically groomed because of their advanced nature. Look for them on your trail map and on-mountain signage.

Look for the following scenic photo opportunities on this tour:  

• The top of the King Con Lift looking over Crescent Ridge towards the town of Park City.
• The top of McConkey’s Lift looking back into Guardsman Pass Area.

Dining  

We offer five different on-mountain dining options to keep you charged during your day on the mountain. The options range from burgers on the Summit House patio to the fresh pasta at the Legacy Lodge. For this tour we recommend stopping at the Snow Hut and enjoying a burger or brat on the deck.

Did you know?  

A Single Jack was a 2 pound hammer used by one miner to drive a hole into rock for placing dynamite. The Double Jack was a 5 pound hammer. One miner wielded the double jack with two hands, while a second miner held and turned the bit to produce the dynamite hole.

If you are feeling more confident try the following more difficult runs: Seldom Seen run, Creole run, Muckers run, Chance run and Heckler run.

Mountainzones Overview

Park City Mountain Resort offers the freedom to explore our unique mountain topography through seven distinct Mountainzones. Each Mountainzone presents a variety of terrain that allows nearly every ability level the opportunity to enjoy the area.

The seven Mountainzones are broken up by lifts that serve the area. They include the Mountainzones of the easily accessible PayDay/Town, challenging Crescent, centrally-located Silverlode/Bonanza, Intermediate nirvana King Con/Silver Star, More Difficult Thaynes/Motherlode, Expert only Jupiter and Majestic McConkey’s/Pioneer.

Discover one Mountainzone at a time, or find out how easy it is to navigate from one to another. To get information on all of our Mountainzones, please click here.

This Tour's Featured Mountainzone:
Silverlode/Bonanza Mountainzone

Silverlode/Bonanza Mountainzone

The Silverlode/Bonanza Mountainzone is served via the Silverlode and Bonanza Hi-Speed Six–Packs. In addition, this Mountainzone offers multiple, convenient options for accessing other areas of the mountain.

The terrain options in the Silverlode/Bonanza Mountainzone range from:

  • The evergreen-lined runs of Powder Keg run and Assessment run.
  • The steep open Signature Runs of Dynamite run and Prospector run.
  • The bumps on Newport run.
  • The start of the Resort’s longest run, Homerun run (3.5 miles).
  • The thrill of swooshing through the trees on Detonator Adventure Alley , Shortfuse Adventure Alley, Blaster Adventure Alley or TNT Adventure Alley Adventure Alleys.

Silverlode /Bonanza Mountainzone is perfect for groups skiing and riding with people of all ability levels.

This Mountainzone is very central, and provides easy access to the other six Mountainzones.

Spectacular views from the Summit House restaurant heated deck provide a great venue for lunch. Demo top-of-the-line skis from the Summit Demo Center. Enjoy the afternoon sun and friendly atmosphere at the Snowhut restaurant.

Tour Stats

  Lift Run Vertical Distance
1 First Time First Time 270 1975
2 First Time Homerun 157 2112
3 PayDay Bonanza Access 150 1869
4 Bonanza Homerun/Claimjumper 1305 7717
5 Silverlode Homerun/Jonesy’s/Mid-Mountain Run 750 6686
6 Pioneer Jupiter Access/Thaynes Canyon 816 8270
7 Thaynes Homerun/Silver Queen/Drift/Quit ‘N Time 2392 14925
8 Town Treasure Hollow/Homerun 1155 8235
Totals        
9 Lifts 16 Runs 6,725 96,812
        9.43 Miles
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