PCMR to allow uphill access
January 30, 2016
Skiers who can’t get enough of the Park City slopes now have overnight options, thanks to a new policy at Park City Mountain Resort.
Beginning Dec. 15 of each year, skiers will be able to climb Homerun from the bottom of the First Time lift to the angle station (by where the Town Lift unloads) from 6 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. without paying for a lift ticket.
Park City Senior Manager of Communications Margo Van Ness said the resort is getting in on the ground floor of a growing trend.
"Offering uphill access to Park City is a fun benefit and new way to enjoy the mountain with an activity that is growing in popularity," she said in an email. "We’re happy to be able to provide this new way to enjoy the mountain."
Park City Mountain Resort advises that skiers who are taking advantage of the new policy:
Stay toward the side of the trail
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Position themselves so they are visible from above
Wear brightly colored clothing
Avoid areas where machinery is operating
Wear reflective materials and headlamps
Be aware that emergency services are not available
Additionally, the resort has banned mountain bikes, sledding, motorized vehicles and dog walking.
"Since ski area operations are 24 hours, it’s important to note that users may encounter vehicles, slope and trail maintenance activities, snowmaking and other hazards not typically present during operating hours," Van Ness said. "We encourage everyone to use caution and play it safe. It’s important that participants taking part in this experience are closely following the safety guidelines that are in place."
For more information about Park City’s new uphill policy, call the trails hotline at 435-615-1911 or visit http://www.parkcitymountain.com/mountain/safety .