Canyons Resort in Utah makes ‘Epic’ changes this season |

Canyons Resort in Utah makes ‘Epic’ changes this season

Alexandria Gonzalez
The Park Record

On May 29, 2013, 45 years after Canyons Resort’s first opening in 1968 as Park City West, Vail announced it had taken over management of Canyons under a 50-year lease. After having been in “transition mode” for the past six months, Steve Pastorino director of public relations at Canyons said that they are very ready for opening day.

Canyons will open on Friday, Nov. 29, and Pastorino said it will be more of a quiet opening than a grand event, because they want to make sure all of the new bells and whistles Vail has installed are working properly.

“There are two ways this transition could have happened: we could have chaos or we could have a really well-prepared team working under what we think are some really great leader in the industry in the Vail Resorts Company,” Pastorino said. “Clearly, the latter has happened.”

While Pastorino said most of the changes are internal processes that guests will not notice, the Epic Pass system is the biggest change at the resort.

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