Park City Mountain

Vail Resorts is furloughing nearly all of their year-round hourly employees.  Salaried employees are getting at least a five percent pay cut. 

Park City Mountain Director of Communications Margo Van Ness says 391 employees at the resort will be furloughed for at least the next one to two months starting this Saturday, the result of cost-saving measures.

  Vail Resorts announced today that all of its North American resorts and retail stores will remain closed for the 2019-20 winter ski season amidst the continued challenges associated with the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The decision follows the Company’s previously announced closure of its resorts from Sunday, March 15 through Sunday, March 22.

In a release Vail stated their top priority was the health and wellbeing of their guests and employees, and to the communities where they operate. 

The mountain company, which owns Park City Mountain Resort, announced that they will suspend all operations of their North American resorts and retail stores beginning Sunday, March 15 through Sunday March 22. During that time the company will reassess their approach for the rest of the season.

Park City Mountain Resort helped carry Vail Resorts through a tough 2nd quarter. Things might get worse for the company as they prepare for the impacts of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus


Park City Mountain confirmed reports that a 20-year-old California man passed away after an incident at the Canyons resort on New Years Eve.

 

 Park City Ski Patrol responded to what was described as a ski incident on an intermediate trail near the Canyons Village. Airmed responded to the scene, the man was later pronounced deceased.

Vail Mountain CEO Rob Katz spoke with investors as part of the company’s quarterly earnings report.


Snowy mountains in the background with a phone in the foreground showing some of the functions of the new Ikon Pass Mobile App
Alterra Mountain Company

Alterra Mountain Company launched the Ikon Pass app this week.


Map of the Canyons Base area part of Park City Mountains Ski area, the map shows the addition of a new chair lift to connect Tombstone area to the base area
Park City Mountain

Park City Mountain Resort is scheduled to open this Friday. The resort will add a lift, restaurant and a learning area, but skiing at Scotts Bowl will remain off-limits this year.

Park City Mountain’s Chief Operating Officer Mike Goar is back in Park City after a few years working at different resorts in Vails system. Goar was the general manager of the Canyons Resort from 2007 to 2015.

Vail Resort CEO says business is good and the next year is promising. The company released their 4th Quarter earnings last week.

Last week Vail released the earnings for the 4th quarter and the resort company’s entire fiscal year which ended on July 31st. Vail CEO Rob Katz reported the year was a success and the upcoming year is promising during a call with investors.

Katz spoke about the recent acquisition of Peak Resorts and the benefits of the Epic Pass in terms of mining data about their customers.

As we’ve reported Park City Mountain Resort COO Bill Rock will be taking on a new role within Vail Resorts. Returning to run Park City Mountain Resort is a familiar face.

Rock’s brand-new job will be based at company headquarters in Broomfield, Colorado, where he will serve in a regional leadership role. Rock explains that job will have him overseeing the company’s five resorts in Colorado and Utah. He says even though he’ll be based in corporate headquarters he still plans to spend around 90 days on the mountain split between the four Colorado ski areas and Park City.

There are big leadership changes afoot at Vail Resorts. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher reports the changes include the departure of Park City Mountain Chief Operating Officer Bill Rock and the return of Mike Goar who managed Canyons Resort before it merged with Park City.

 Changes are underway in the Park City Mountain marketing department. There will be a consolidation of some of the marketing functions to the Vail corporate headquarters in Broomfield, Colorado.

KPCW

The development of the surface parking lots at the base of Park City Mountain Resort has been approved for years. With the sale of those 10 acres by Vail Resorts to a Provo company  this week– the development is imminent. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

An announcement was made Thursday morning that Vail Resorts had entered into an agreement with PEG Companies, a Utah-based commercial real estate development and investment group, to sell and develop the parcels that have been used as free parking.

The Tombstone BBQ on the Canyons side of Park City Mountain Resort will see an upgrade after this season. That was one of the capital projects announced by Vail Resorts at Friday’s quarterly update to shareholders.

In his quarterly update to investors, Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz noted Friday that over the last 10 years, the company has invested more than $1.2 billion. For next winter, the company will spend more than $175 million with the bulk of investments focused on getting the Colorado resorts open sooner with more terrain.

 The Vail Epic Promise Foundation gave out $3.1 million-dollars to Park City local non-profits Thursday night.  The selected organizations will receive either cash or in-kind donations. KPCW is one of the recipients of the grant program. Carolyn Murray has this:

Park City Mountain Chief Operations Officer, Bill Rock said the Epic Promise Foundation Grant event is his favorite night of the year.

Pages