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Resort Property Coming North Of Jordanelle

A new resort property is coming to Park City. The resort will have multiple ice rinks, an event center, restaurant and over 250 units.

Black Rock Mountain Resort will be located near the intersection of 248 and Browns Canyon road. Developer Justin Griffin says the resort will have three ice sheets, two indoors and one outdoor. The main draw of the resort will be an event center.

“It’s going to be pretty packed with amenities there will be a full-service restaurant,” Griffin explained. “We’ve contracted with Maxwell’s east coast eatery. They’re opening their newest location in the resort an 8,000 square foot restaurant with Deer Valley views. That restaurant will offer room service to all the guests at the resort. We’ll have a full lobby, we’ll have a game lounge arcade. Outdoor heated year-round pool.”

The resort will also have 5,000 square feet of conference area, a full bar, an additional pool, with underground parking.

Developer Rich Wolper says that the big pull for the resort will be their event center, which may even be able to bring the National Hockey League’s Los Angeles team to the center for training.

“We’ll host hockey tournaments,” Wolper continued. “We also will be able to melt the ice. Do small intimate concerts, comedy shows, some stuff we’ve been talking about. We met with Luc Robitaille of the (Los Angeles) Kings and they want to bring their summer camp or training camp there. One of the main draws for that is we’re an NHL size rink, as opposed to most of the rinks in Utah are Olympic sized. He wanted to practice on NHL sized ice like his team plays on. Another draw was the fact that we’re at 7,000 feet of altitude and we’ll have a high-end workout facility. The other side is each hotel room is 1,300 square feet with a full commercial kitchen and they’ll have privacy. They could either have room service, eat at Maxwell’s or they could cook their own food a lot of these guys are on special diets.”

The developers are also working with local groups to meet the demand for ice including Park City Ice Arena.

“They want to join forces on a bunch of stuff,” Wolper said. “I’m not really sure what that looks like yet but there’s just not enough ice (currently).  I met with Park City Miners who are a youth program and they have 250 kids and they’re dying for ice at different times. Where they don’t have to have these kids eating at 11:00 at night or driving all the way into Salt Lake City. In addition, Justin and I own a Junior A hockey team in the Western States Hockey League. We have kids from all over the world that play hockey for us in order to get NCAA scholarships and pro contracts. Those kids are 18-21 so they’ll be at the rink every single day, working out, skating. Then we’ll have our games there, showcases there, tournaments, you name it.”

The developers have also met with US Figure Skating, and Park City Curling about using the facilities.

The ice rink would not be able to host Olympic hockey events at a hypothetical 2030 Winter Olympics but might be able to hold other ice events.

“Figure skating and curling could come over,” Wolper explained. “Short track speed skating possibly. With Park City having the Olympic sheet over there it gives best of both worlds.”

The event center is hoping to open Spring of 2020. Contracts for the condos start to become available in the next few weeks.

Black Rock Mountain says they will meet the county housing requirements for resort developments, but they aren’t sure yet what the total amount of units will be. Griffin says that their units will be affordable.

“These units are not $3 million units,” Griffin said. “They start in the high $300’s and go up into the $500’s. So, it’s going to be one of the most affordable condo units in all of Park City.”

The entire resort and event structure once completed will be close to a half-million square feet.

KPCW reporter David Boyle covers all things in the Heber Valley as well as sports and breaking news.
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