Park City Mountain

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.

On todays show we have a look ahead at the upcoming season in an interview with Park City Mountain COO Bill Rock. Summity County Council Member Doug Clyde is in with a recap of yesterday's special council meeting. Recycle Utah Director Carolyn Wawra gives us her monthly recycling update and finally Park City High School Senior Daniel Barnhardt,who was appointed the to the new inaugural State Board of Education Student Advisory Council, talks about the expectations of his new position.

For the second year in a row, Park City Mountain Resort has postponed its scheduled opening by a week. The resort announced this morning that it's postponing the scheduled opening from this Friday to Thanksgiving Day.

Following a mountain tour this (Tuesday) morning, Park City Mountain COO Bill Rock made the announcement to postpone the opening. Saying that the resort is dedicated to providing guests with the best early-season ski and ride experience, he says they don’t have the snow base to ensure that.

With snow in the forecast, the snow guns at Park City Mountain will kick into operation in anticipation of their scheduled opening day on Friday, November 17th. However, the resort has announced it is doing away with the long-time tradition of night skiing this season. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Vail Resorts has reported, for the end of the 2017 fiscal year, that it has achieved another year of record-breaking results, with strong growth across the sectors of their business. One factor boosting that was the growth at Park City Mountain and the Canyons base. Rick Brough has more.

Ron Jackenthal

Sam Jackenthal, the young, promising freestyle skier who died doing what he loved to do, is being remembered with special terrain park features constructed in his memory at Park City Mountain Resort. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Park City High School  Band Teacher Brett Hughes talks  about the band's trip to Hawaii to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Park City Mountain COO Bill Rock has details about opening day on Saturday. Carol Loomis ,board president for PC Tots talks about funding their new building and leasing a  second satellite location and Historic Park City Alliance director Michael Barille talks about Small Business Saturday and the Electric Parade.

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