Vail Resorts announced on Wednesday that Park City and Canyons ski resorts will be combining under a new logo and name, making Park City the biggest resort in the nation.
“It is happening and becoming a reality,” said Bill Rock, COO of Vail, in a news conference. “We are going to create the largest resort in the United States right here in Park City, Utah. It is a bright future and is exciting.”
The new resort will feature more than 7,300 acres of skiable terrain and is part of a $50 million investment project Vail has been working on since it bought Park City last year.
The project features a new gondola system that will take skiers and snowboarders from Park City’s Silverlode Lift to the Flatiron Lift at Canyons. Vail has also planned lift upgrades, better snow-making and new restaurants.
Members of the community who attended the news conference filled the room to get a glimpse of what their new resort will be like. “I love the brand change,” said Rich Fuellenbach, Park City local. “It’s simple, easy to remember and says a lot for a skier or snowboarder. I’m really looking forward to it.”
All projects are expected to be up and going in time for this upcoming season. More information can be found at http://www.parkcitymountain.com/.