Park City Mountain

On today's Local News Hour:

(04:00) - Sean Higgins reports on Crowding, Drought, and Increased Wildlife Activity Highlight Emergency Procedures on Local Trails

(07:19) - Hideout Residents Say Yes to Annexation

(08:45) - Deer Valley Transportation Liasion Victoria Schlaepfer, Park City Mountain Director of Base Operations Mike Lewis and Park City Municipal Transportation Planner Austin Taylor have details on the Ride On program (19:37) - Rick Brough reports on Hideout Judge Rules In Summit County’s Favor (22:27) - Park City Manager Matt Dias has a preview of this week's city council meeting. 

(41:37) - Connect Summit County Executive Director Deanna Rhodes has details about this week's Peer Connector Volunteer Training and how people with a passion for mental wellness can support others.


Vail Resort, parent company to Park City Mountain Resort has made a lot of changes this season to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Those include mandatory masks on the mountain and limited capacity to allow for social distancing.

In an email, sent to all pass holders, Vail Resorts CEO Robert Katz acknowledged that despite their best efforts to navigate COVID-19 concerns, the resort “fell short.”

Park City Municipal Corporation

The Park City Council will be meeting in a special meeting Tuesday to take a look at the Park City Mountain Base affordable housing mitigation plan as well as an update on the noise ordinance and the city’s social equity efforts.

The council will be meeting via Zoom starting in work session at 3:45 pm. First up, council members will meet as the housing authority in a work session on PEG Development’s proposed affordable housing mitigation plan. PEG is the developer of the three surface parking lots at the base of Park City Resort.

Today on the Local News Hour:

( 00:01)  Kent Jones Summit County Clerk  talks about tomorrows primary elections. 

(  14:39)  Park City Mountain's Chief Operating Officer Mike Goar with updates about the reopening of the resort July 2nd.

( 29.24) Rich Bullough Director of Summit County Health Department updates us about the mandatory mask mandate issued by Goveneror Gary Herbert on Friday. 

  [This post as been updated with the correct audio.]

PEG Companies

The Park City Planning Commission will take another look at the PEG development application at the base of Park City Mountain. The scope of the project is yet to be defined and the commission must determine if a new master plan approval is needed to proceed with construction.

Deer Valley

The Park City Council business roundtable today (Friday) hosted a conversation with the general managers from Park City Mountain, Deer Valley and the chair elect for the Chamber Board.

With the restrictions beginning to lift around the state of Utah, local businesses are looking for ways to safely invite people back to Summit County. The summer business season is already impacted by many cancelled events due to concerns over large gatherings, but the business community is hopeful there is still a market for outdoor activities, dining and shopping.

PEG Companies

The Park City Planning Commission meets this evening with two proposed development projects on the agenda: the Park City Mountain Resort parking lot development and the proposed subdivision of the Huntsman homestead.

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.