Park City Mountain

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.

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.

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