The main aim of the plan will be to link Park City and Canyons, transforming two resorts into one and creating the largest ski resort in the US with more than 7300 acres of skiable terrain.
Vail Resorts include Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada;
"Each year, Vail Resorts is the industry leader in capital improvements to ensure an unparalleled guest experience at each of our resorts,” said Rob Katz, chief executive officer of Vail Resorts. “The overall capital plan reflects our goal to target high return investments which support a premium experience and our improvement plan in Utah will be one of the most transformative ever undertaken in the ski industry.”
Projects planned at Vail Resorts include:
Combining Park City & Canyons into the largest resort in the US
This will include a new eight-passenger, high-speed, two-way Quicksilver gondola from the base of the existing Silverlode Lift at Park City to the Flatiron Lift at Canyons. The plan will also complete a number of infrastructure upgrades to both resorts, including upgrading the King Con and Motherlode Lifts, creating new and widening existing trails, and additional snowmaking.
Six-Passenger Avanti Express Lift (#2) at Vail
The existing Avanti Express Lift will be replaced with a six-passenger lift which will reduce wait times and improve reliability.
Expanding Beaver Creek snowmaking
An additional 23 fully automated guns with be placed on the two most popular intermediate runs on the mountain, Red Tail and Centennial.
Snowmaking on Peak 6 at Breckenridge
A mile of new snowmaking pipes will be added on Lost Horizon an Bartoon Breezeway on Peak 6.
Ski app to provide life line wait times
EpicMix™ Time will allow guests at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone to access real-time lift line wait times. Using new technology, EpicMix Time will calculate up to the minute chairlift and gondola wait times on 55 lifts.
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