An Abundant Snowfall Sets the Stage for an Outstanding 2015 Ski Season in Park City
With over four feet of snow falling in late December, and more than a foot in the last 24 hours, Park City is ready to usher in both the New Year and the 2015 ski season with a roundup of winter adventures and developments, including Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend specials; the announcement of $50 million in resort improvements at Canyons Resort and Park City Mountain Resort, creating the largest ski resort in the United States; and Delta Air Lines’ new daily non-stop service between Salt Lake City International Airport and Mexico City. Whether travelers seek luxury ski-in and ski-out lodging or an easily accessible family ski destination, the perfect trip awaits in Park City, home to three world-class resorts – Canyons, Deer Valley, and Park City Mountain Resorts.
Below are just a few specials and developments for visitors to experience on their next trip to Park City. For more information, please go to visitparkcity.com.
Winter Skiing Specials
Traditionally sold-out due to the Sundance Film Festival, Park City is now able to accommodate guests during the Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) holiday weekend – Jan. 16-19, 2015 – as Sundance has pushed back the festival dates to start on January 22, 2015. Snow -lovers will have the opportunity to don their ski gear and capitalize on MLK holiday specials in America's most beloved ski destination. For more information, please click here.
New this season: guests can ski Canyons Resort and Park City Mountain Resort with the purchase of an EpicDay lift ticket, doubling the mountain terrain previously available on one lift ticket. Guests at both resorts are guaranteed the lowest available price and get more skiing in their day when purchasing an EpicDay lift ticket in advance at http://parkcitymountain.com/epicday or http://canyonsresort.com/epicday – with savings up to 25 percent off walk-up ticket prices! EpicDay ticket purchasers can also pick up their tickets in an express pickup line or receive their tickets in the mail if purchasing at least seven days prior to their visit, allowing guests to avoid lift ticket lines
Deer Valley Resort: Ski, Stay & Dine 20 Percent Off Package
Guests are welcome to enjoy Deer Valley Resort’s award-winning cuisine, luxury accommodations, renowned skiing and service with the “Ski, Stay & Dine Package.” The package includes 20 percent off lodging and lift tickets and a $50 dining certificate valid at any evening restaurants owned and operated by Deer Valley Resort. The package is valid at all Deer Valley Resort properties from Jan. 4 to Feb. 12, 2015. For more information, please click here.
Winter Developments, Awards and Events
Vail Resorts, Inc. is planning to invest $50 million to connect Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort, creating the largest ski area in the United States just in time for the 2015-2016 ski season. The upgrades will include a new gondola, two new chairlifts, a new restaurant, multiple restaurant renovations and additional improvements. For more information, please click here.
Delta Air Lines Launches Year-Round Service from Salt Lake City to Mexico City
Daily nonstop flights make a Park City vacation even more accessible to visitors from Mexico. Starting December 20, Delta Air Lines now offers a daily, 4-hour nonstop flight between Salt Lake City International Airport and Mexico City.
Eight Park City Hotels Have Earned Placements on the Travel + Leisure 2015 World’s Best Award Ballot
The Park City Chamber of Commerce/Convention & Visitors Bureau is excited to announce that eight Park City hotels have been nominated for Travel + Leisure’s 2015 World's Best Awards. These properties include: Canyons Grand Summit Hotel, Goldener Hirsch Inn, Hotel Park City, Montage Deer Valley, St. Regis Deer Valley, Stein Eriksen Lodge, Waldorf Astoria Park City, and Washington School House Hotel. Online ballots are now open and available for voting now through March 2, please click here to vote.
Stein Eriksen Lodge located in Deer Valley – has been awarded the distinction of World's Best Ski Hotel at the 2014 World Best Awards. Deer Valley Resort was named the United States' Best Ski Resort for the second year running and Utah’s only Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond Resort. Both resorts garnered more than one million votes, which is further testament that Park City is one of the world’s premier skiing destinations. For more information, please click here.
Back once again, from Feb. 27-March 1, 2015, the Sprint U.S. Snowboarding and Freeskiing Grand Prix will highlight the world’s best freeskiers and snowboarders at Park City Mountain Resort’s award-winning Eagle Superpipe and King’s Crown Slopestyle Course, with Olympic gold medalists and Park City locals, Sage Kotsenburg and Joss Christensen among those expected to compete. For a complete schedule, please click here.
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About Park City
Park City is North America’s most accessible mountain recreation destination, and is located 35 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport. Park City is home to three world-class resorts that offer skiing on more than 9000 acres, 400 trails, and numerous bowls and terrain parks. Park City offers a wide range of accommodations, including the highest concentration of ski-in/ski-out luxury lodging brands in North America, large multi-family private homes, boutique inns, condominiums and full-service hotels. Boasting more than 100 palate pleasing bars and restaurants, an abundance of shopping options lining Historic Main Street, and the Utah Olympic Park, one easy trip offers a mountain range of world-class resorts and abundance of amenities for the most discerning visitors. For more information, please visit www.visitparkcity.com.