PARK CITY MOUNTAIN RESORT PUSHES BACK ITS SCHEDULED OPENING DAY FOR THE 2008-09 WINTER SEASON
(November 18, 2008) – Park City Mountain Resort has pushed back its scheduled opening day, Saturday, November 22, for the 2008-09 season. Unseasonably warm temperatures and lack of recent precipitation has not allowed the Resort to make optimal snowmaking in order to provide guests with the experience they have come to expect from a top-five rated mountain.
Park City Mountain Resort’s snowmaking team has patiently waited for the temperatures to cooperate but a high pressure has loomed over the Utah region for the past week. Last night the overnight low temperature at the top of PayDay was 50 degrees, with a low at the plaza level of 38 degrees. The 10-day forecast looks very similar to the temperatures this past week, but it takes just one storm cycle to get the mountain in prime condition.
Ultimately, Park City Mountain Resort still needs a total of 72 hours of ideal temperatures (average of 20 degrees or less) to provide optimal conditions on lower mountain runs. This includes at least 24 hours to complete snowmaking on Homerun and at least 60 hours of ideal temperatures to complete PayDay and Treasure Hollow.
Legacy Sports will open for the season this Saturday, November 22 from 10 am to 6 pm, with a 20 percent discount on all outerwear. Season pass holders will receive an additional 10 percent discount. The Alpine Coaster will open on Wednesday, November 26 with operations from 11 am to 3 pm. Kristi's Coffee Cafe will also open Wednesday, November 26 from 10 am to 4 pm. Legacy Cafe and Legends Bar & Grill will open when the Resort opens for skiing and riding. Gorgoza Park, operated by Park City Mountain Resort, will announce its official opening date in the coming weeks.