PCMR extends season
Having exceeded its annual snowfall average, Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR) has decided to allow skiers and snowboarders one extra week of fun on the slopes.
As announced Friday, Park City has pushed back its scheduled closing day of April 10 a week to April 17.
Krista Parry, director of communications at the resort, said the staff took a long look at the weather patterns in the coming weeks before making a decision to extend the season.
"This is one of the biggest snowfalls we’ve had in recent years," she said. "We wanted to make sure, if we did extend, to make sure we have great conditions."
Parry said PCMR also took into account the timing of spring-break vacations for high schools in Utah and noted that Park City High School’s spring break is the week of April 10. She said it is important to let the loyal customers know the resort is appreciative.
"It’s more of a thank you to season-pass holders and the community," said Parry of the extension.
She said PCMR wanted to make sure the decision came at the right time.
"There will be a couple of storms next week and after that it looks like it’ll be turning to high-and-dry spring," she said.
Last year, Park City announced the season’s extension on April 2, which pushed back the originally scheduled last day of April 11 a week to April 18. Parry reiterated the importance of making sure there are prime conditions for skiers and snowboarders.
"We’re just excited to continue the season for an extra week," she said.
Starting Monday, April 11, PCMR will have nine lifts open and discount pricing for full-day passes: for adults 13-64, a pass will cost $65. For seniors 65 and older, a pass will cost $45 and for children 7-12 a pass will cost $40. Children six and under ski for free as usual.
Park City will also be offering $40 discount offers to season-pass holders from Deer Valley and Canyons Resorts.
Signs warning drivers of a reduction in speed along Interstate 80 near Echo Junction are in need of replacement. UDOT plans to replace the signs and add a few more by October.