Vail Resorts Gondola
In a unanimous vote, #VailResorts Interconnect Gondola was approved, connecting Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort, giving the go ahead for Vail Resorts to create the largest ski area in the U.S. The company has said it intends to spend more than $50 million this year as the two resorts are molded into a mega ski resort by next ski season.
The eight-passenger gondola will travel between a point close to the base of the Silverlode lift at Park City Mountain Resort to a location at the Flatiron lift at Canyons Resort, in the exclusive luxury Colony subdivision. The route covers 7,650 feet, nearly 1 1/2 miles. Powder hounds will appreciate the new unloading point at Pinecone Ridge, opening up this usually hike-to ski access. The unload at the top of Pine Cone Ridge will allow skiers and riders the opportunity to ski into Thaynes Canyons at Park City via gated ski access or to the Iron Mountain area at Canyons through new trails that will be created from Pine Cone Ridge.
It will be a very busy construction season, which will include the new Interconnect Gondola, the Snow Hut restaurant expansion and other lift upgrades. Other Vail Resorts upgrades to include:
- Upgrade of King Con and Motherlode Lifts at Park City.
- New Snow Hut Restaurant, Upgrades to Summit House Restaurant at Park City and Expansion of Red Pine Lodge Restaurant at Canyons.
- Snowmaking and 5$ in other Improvements.
“This comprehensive capital plan for Park City and Canyons is one of the most ambitious and impactful plans undertaken at any resort in industry history, transforming the experience at both resorts and creating the largest single ski resort in the U.S. with more than 7,300 acres of skiable terrain,” said Blaise Carrig, president of the mountain division for Vail Resorts. Read more about the Vail Resorts Gondola and improvements for Park City/Canyons Resorts.