Since Vail Resorts acquired Park City Mountain Resort and took over the lease at Canyons Resort we have seen a significant increase in real estate investments in the area. Next summer Vail Resorts is going to link both resorts which will make Park City home to the largest ski resort in the US. This means skiers and snowboarders will have access to over 7,000 acres of terrain.
If approved Vail Resorts will first build an “Interconnect Gondola,” an eight-passenger ride that would start at the base of Park City at Silverlode Lift, going to the Flatiron Lift at Canyons. In addition to that, existing lifts would be upgraded to increase passenger capacity and reduce crowding. Further plans include expanding and upgrading resort restaurants as well as improving maintenance and upgrading snowmaking equipment. With a new unloading point at the top of Pine Cone Ridge skiers and snowboarders will be able to access ski terrain at Thaynes Canyon and Iron Mountain.
Under the new scheme, the unified resort would be named ‘Park City Mountain Resort’ and the Canyons base area renamed “Canyons at Park City“.