Park City Now Open for the 2015-16 Season

21 November 2015
  • Park City opened today as the largest resort in the United States.  
  • The new Quicksilver Gondola and $50 million in capital improvements will be open to the public this December.
  • Tomorrow, November 22, is the last day to purchase an Epic Local Pass at Park City.
PARK CITY, Utah – Nov. 21, 2015 – Park City opened for the much anticipated 2015-16 winter season this morning at 9:00 a.m., making a historic debut as the largest resort in the United States. PayDay Express, First Time and 3 Kings Lifts served four runs and two terrain parks with 23 features and one jump. 

Park City now offers guests 41 lifts, over 300 trails and 7,300 acres of skiable terrain. All of the $50 million in resort improvements, including the Quicksilver Gondola, will open to the public this December. 

Guests began lining up early morning to catch the first chair. They were welcomed with complimentary hot chocolate, coffee and warm donuts in the Park City Base Area. At 9:00 a.m., the first six guests in line loaded the PayDay Express and broke through the ceremonial banner signifying the start of the season at Park City. The festivities will continue throughout the afternoon with live music from the Parlour Hounds on PayDay deck.

Tomorrow, Sunday November 22, is the last day to purchase an Epic Pass at Park City. Visit to purchase your pass.  To learn more about Park City and the $50 million capital improvements click here.  To book your Park City vacation package in time for the holidays and experience the largest ski resort in the United States visit

Images from Park City’s Opening Day are available for media use here. Photo credit: Park City Mountain Resort
About Park City Mountain Resort
Park City Mountain Resort, the largest resort in the United States, is located in the heart of Park City, Utah, only a 35-minute drive from Salt Lake City International Airport.  Park City bustles with activities year-round with two distinct base areas, nine hotels, thrilling family adventures, and more than two dozen restaurants.  In the summer of 2015, Park City completed the largest resort improvement project in the history of American skiing– boasting more than 7,300 acres of terrain, a brand new eight-passenger gondola, new restaurants, and more. More information at

About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. The Company’s subsidiaries operate nine world-class mountain resorts and two urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Perisher, Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. The Company owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is and consumer website is

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