Park City celebrates opening of new gondola, restaurant
PARK CITY, UTAH — Park City resort on Friday celebrated the grand opening of the new Quicksilver Gondola and Miners Camp Restaurant. The gondola opening makes Park City and the adjacent Canyons resort the largest ski resort in the United States.
Rob Katz, chairman and CEO of Vail Resorts and Bill Rock, chief operating officer of Park City, were on hand for the celebration, joining community leaders and resort guests for a ribbon cutting and champagne smash in front of the gondola.
“On this historic day for our company, the debut of the Quicksilver Gondola connecting the two mountains and Miners Camp Restaurant brings to life one of the most ambitious capital projects undertaken at any resort in industry history,” Katz said. “Bill Rock and his team have delivered on their promise to create an experience of a lifetime at Park City, and we hope all of our guests enjoy everything that this world-class mountain and iconic mountain town have to offer.”
Construction on Quicksilver and Miners Camp began in the summer as part of a $50 million improvements campaign to connect Park City and the Canyons. The ride between the resorts takes less than 10 minutes.
“Park City is one of the most spectacular places on Earth and now, for the first time ever, our guests will have unprecedented access to over 300 trails, 41 lifts and 7,300 acres of skiable terrain across one Park City,” Rock said. “We are thrilled to debut these projects in time for the Christmas holiday.”
In addition to Quicksilver and Miners Camp, guests will also find additional snowmaking across the resort, two new trails off of Pinecone Ridge and major upgrades to the King Con and Motherlode lifts.
For more information, go to parkcitymountain.com.
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