Park City is launching its 2019 ski season with exciting announcements and offers for Canadian skiers and snowboarders. Utah’s most popular ski destination for international visitors boasts two ski resorts, Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain, as well as an historically charming village, lodging and dining options with plenty of character and unrivalled proximity to Salt Lake City International Airport (just 40km).
This season, the debut of Alterra Mountain Company’s Ikon Pass connects Deer Valley Resort to several Canadian mountains, including Blue Mountain (Ontario), Revelstoke (B.C.), Ski Big 3 (Alberta) and Mt. Tremblant (Quebec) to iconic mountains across North America and Australia. Visitors holding the Ikon Pass will be able to access the ski runs of Deer Valley in the 2018/2019 season.
Opening for the season on December 8 2018, Deer Valley will replace the Homestake chairlift with a new, detachable, high-speed quad chairlift for 2019. This will benefit skiers by cutting ride-time in half and increasing uphill skier capacity by 400 skiers per hour and will provide access from the Silver Lake Village to the top of Bald Eagle Mountain. A part of Alterra Mountain Company, Deer Valley is one of just a few ski-only (snowboarding prohibited) mountains in the world. As a result, the resort boasts more authentic ski-in, ski-out lodging than most of its competitors, making it easy for guests to strap on their gear and hit the slopes just steps from their hotel.
The destination’s other resort, Park City Mountain, will open November 21, 2018 at the Canyons Village and Park City base mountains. The resort is the largest lift-accessed ski resort in the U.S. with 7,300 sprawling acres (nearly 30 square km) comprising two base areas, nine hotels and more than two dozen restaurants, as well as ski-in, ski-out access to Park City’s historic Main Street. Similar to Deer Valley’s Ikon Pass, Park City Mountain is connected to several Canadian mountains through Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass, which grants skiers unlimited and unrestricted access to any of the 65 member mountains in the world. Using the annual pass, adventurers in Canada can visit Park City Mountain Resort, Whistler Blackcomb, Fernie Alpine, Kicking Horse and Kimberley Alpine (B.C.), Nakiska (Alberta) and Stoneham and Mont-Sainte Anne (Quebec).
Ski newbies, children and families can perfect their skills this 2019 season at Park City Mountain’s new High Meadow Park. The comfortable environment provides a dedicated learning area with gentle terrain and advanced snowmaking technology, offering a premier family experience. The resort has also added a high-speed, four-passenger lift that allows guests easier access to the mountain.
New upgrades and renovations await visitors to Park City Mountain at Mid-Mountain Lodge and Cloud Dine. An old miners’ boarding house that dates back more than 120 years, the iconic Mid-Mountain Lodge has undergone extensive renovations that pay tribute to Park City’s heritage while inviting skiers into a warm and cozy space. Guests can take a breather from the mountain action and connect with friends. Upgrades include expanded indoor seating, renovations to the outdoor dining area, newly crafted chef-driven menus and a full-service bar. Renovations to Cloud Dine, a modern bistro perched atop the ridgeline at Wasatch Range, includes the addition of 200 seats, increasing capacity by more than 60 percent so more guests than ever can experience an inspiring meal while soaking in views of the stunning mountain backdrop.
No other ski mountain in North America is located less than 25 miles (40 km) to a major city and international airport, and, as a result, most of Park City’s international visitors opt for car-free visits, taking advantage of convenient, inexpensive airport shuttles, a robust Uber/Lyft community of drivers (including Uber-ski-equipped vehicles) and Park City’s free, citywide transit system. Most area hotels also offer complimentary shuttle service to the town’s Main Street.
For more information: www.visitparkcity.com