Park City Mountain to open Friday for summer season
Resort welcomes new additions, brings back popular activities
With temperatures continuing to rise and the snow nearly melted, Park City Mountain is set to open for its summer season on Friday.
The Park City Base Area, which includes popular activities such as the alpine slides and coaster, will be the first of the resort’s two distinct base areas to open on Friday, while Canyons Village and the Park City Bike Park are set to open on June 16. However, Canyons Golf, which sits on the Canyons side, will also open this weekend.
“Summer is such a fun time at Park City Mountain,” said Margo Van Ness, Park City Mountain’s Senior Manager of Communications. “As locals and visitors both know, summer in Utah is one of the most beautiful times of year and with a full roster of activities at Park City Mountain — including lift-served biking, hiking, golf, alpine coaster and slide and kids’ activities — we’re ready to bring on summer this Friday.”
Opening day activities include miniature golf, the ZipRider, the Flying Eagle Zip Lines and hiking and mountain biking terrain. It will offer scenic life rides on the Crescent Lift (PayDay Lift will offer scenic rides when Crescent Lift is not operating), though the Town Lift will not open until June 16.
A number of kids’ attractions will also open up on Friday, including a small kids’ zipline, kids’ tubing and a kids’ challenge course. The resort will also debut the new gem-panning activity for kids, a nod to the area’s rich mining heritage.
“New this season, kids can be a Park City miner for the day and use our sluice and mining pans to discover and collect a wide variety of gems, crystals, minerals and fossils at the base of Park City Mountain,” Van Ness said.
Some improvements the resort made for the summer include upgrades at Canyons Golf and the Grand Summit Hotel. Canyons Golf updated some of its holes, including an extension of Hole No. 11, an additional tee box at Hole No. 4 and renovated greens.
The Grand Summit Hotel, scheduled to reopen in mid-summer, will undergo an extensive $15 million renovation, per Park City Mountain’s press release, and subsequent flagging as a RockResorts property. Renovations will include a complete overhaul of all 212 suites, changes to the lobby and front desk, and a full remodel of the on-site spa, café and general store.
“We’re incredibly excited for the Grand Summit to be flagged as a RockResorts hotel, further boosting the luxury lodging options at the Canyons Village Base Area,” Van Ness said.
Throughout the summer, Park City Mountain is scheduled to host a number of events, including the Kids Adventure Games on June 16, the start of the Summer Concert Series at Canyons Village on June 24 and its annual Fourth of July Celebration. For information visit http://www.parkcitymountain.com/events.
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