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Deer Valley Resort has invested in mountain improvements that benefit both winter and summer season visitors. During the summer, trail enthusiasts were able to enjoy a new flow trail on Bald Mountain, designed by Gravity Logic. Additionally, the Mid-Mountain trail was extended from Silver Lake to the Snow Park Lodge base area. New mountain equipment was purchased to enhance and maintain cut runs and to enhance the snowmaking systems mountainwide. Guests this winter season will enjoy a remodeled Silver Lake Restaurant and upgrades to the Bald Mountain Room in Silver Lake Lodge. View Improvements

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame announced, on November 5, that Edgar Stern, founder of Deer Valley Resort, had been inducted into the Hall of Fame 2015. The Hall of Fame recognizes remarkable leadership contributions in athletics and sports. Mr. Stern joins 409 honored members of this recognition, for his contribution to revolutionizing the ski industry by combining the sport aspect with the luxury aspect. The “Deer Valley Difference” continues to garner worldwide recognition and this is attributed, in great part, to Mr. Stern’s efforts. Although Mr. Stern passed away in 2008, his legacy perseveres today.

Deer Valley Resort recently announced the dates of the 24th Annual Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest, a celebration that kicks off the season. This ski event pairs former Olympic ski legends with TV and film stars for a fun weekend of skiing, poker tournaments, music, events and fundraising. On the athlete side, expect appearances from Steve & Phil Mahre, Tommy Moe and Heidi Voelker. On the star side, you might get to glimpse Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Mark Feuerstein, Rob Morrow, Maria Bello and Alicia Silverstone. Dierks Bently is scheduled to perform. This year’s event will take place on December 5-6, 2015. Funds raised will go to Waterkeeper Alliance, an organization that protects water sources worldwide. The races are free to spectators, so come out and join in the fun at the Silver Lake viewing area!

Santa Claus will visit Deer Valley on Thursday, December 24, 2015. He will make two appearances, so bring your kids to the Snow Park Lodge from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and to the  Silver Lake Lodge from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The annual Torchlight Parade will take place on Wednesday, December 30, on Big Stick run at Bald Eagle Mountain. Enjoy food, complimentary hot cider and cookies at Snow Park Lodge from 5:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., after which the downhill parade will start. View Calendar

Deer Valley Resort Summer Concert Series Starts in July.

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The New Park City Mountain Resort

Update: November 11, 2015: Park City Mountain has confirmed that all their ambitious mountain improvements will be completed by Christmas week, weather permitting. Crews have been working all summer long to ensure that the $50 million in upgrades would come to fruition this season. A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on Friday, December 18 for the new Quicksilver Gondola, connecting Park City (at the base of Silverlode Lift) to the former Canyons (at Flatiron Lift). The total ride takes just 8 1/2 minutes! Restaurant renovations include the brand new Miners Camp, Summit House and Red Pine Lodge. Iron Mountain will enjoy increased snowmaking and the Chicane Trail is widened. Motherlode Lift is now a detachable high-speed-4 pack and King Con is a high-speed 6-pack.

Opening Day festivities will begin on November 21, 2015, at 8:00 a.m. at the Park City base area. Expect live music, complimentary hot beverages and an après ski concert on the PayDay deck at 2:00 p.m. DecemberFest is a NEW, 16 day festival that offers daily music, entertainment and fun for the whole family. On Saturday, Dec. 19, welcome Santa as he arrives on the Town Lift chair down to the Town Lift Plaza. Enjoy cookies and hot chocolate, starting at 5:00 p.m., as you await his arrival! On December 23, at 5:30 p.m., join in for the 53rd annual Torchlight Parade at the Park City base area. Cocoa, cookies, music and cheer will abound as guests await the arrival of this downhill extravaganza. The theme for the New Year’s Eve dinner dance is Disco Fever and it takes place in the Kokopelli Ballroom at Canyons Village starting at 7:30 p.m. Welcome the new year while channeling your inner Travolta. View Calendar

Park City Mountain Summer Events start May 27th.

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Previous Content: August 24, 2015: Vail Resorts Management Company gathered together the Park City community to unveil their new branding and reveal the status of on-mountain improvements for the 2015-16 season. Their tag line is “There is only ONE. Park City.” Get stoked with us about visiting the largest mountain resort in America!

Park City Mountain comprises 7,300 acres (2,954 hectares) of skiable terrain with three resort bases, Park City Town, Park City Base Area and Canyons Village. It’s a distinctive feature for a mountain resort to offer lift access at three different locations with very unique attributes. Park City Town base is in the heart of historic Main Street, a bustling activity corridor. Park City Base Area is a neighborhood where lots of locals live, providing a very homey feeling to your visit. Canyons Village has a classic resort feeling, kind of an island unto itself in a bit more rural setting.

More than $50 million USD of improvements are underway to connect the two resorts, formerly known as Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort. The two areas will be linked by Quicksilver Gondola, an eight-passenger express gondola running from the base of Silverlode Lift to the Flatiron Lift. The new gondola will allow skiers and snowboarders to off load on top of Pine Cone Ridge when conditions allow and ski or ride down two new trails to Thaynes Canyon trail. The King Con lift will be upgraded from a 4-person to a 6-person high-speed detachable chair. Switching from a fixed-grip to a 4-person high-speed detachable chair, Motherlode Express Quad will offer increased lift capacity. Chicane Ski Trail will be widened, improving access to Tombstone Express and Quicksilver Gondola.

There are improvements to guest facilities as well. Miner’s Camp replaces the Snow Hut restaurant at the base of Silverlode Lift, which will include 500 indoor seats, a large deck and a state-of-the-art kitchen. Summit House will increase seating capacity and improve traffic flow through the lodge. Red Pine Lodge will increase its capacity by 250 indoor seats.

Check out this video that tells the interesting history of Park City Mountain and invites today’s mountain adventurers to explore its newest incarnation: Park City Mountain Capital Improvements

Park City Lodging, Inc. is an official lodging partner of Vail Resorts and offers vacation rentals at all three Park City Mountain base areas, as well as Deer Valley Resort. Search for properties in your favorite neighborhood on our new website: www.parkcitylodging.com.