Park City Mountain Resort has once again been ranked a top five ski resort in North America by the readers of SKI magazine. Park City Mountain Resort first broke into the prestigious top-five in the 2004-05 season and since then, has received this top ranking three times.
“It is an honor to once again be ranked as one of the top five ski resorts in North America,” said Peter Curtis, president and general manager of Park City Mountain Resort. “Over the years we have directed a lot of our resources to enhancing the on-mountain experience for our guests. Specifically, identifying ways to allow more of our guests to explore the 3,300 acres of terrain our mountain has to offer. It’s certainly not coincidental that the categories where we saw the most improvement in the surveys were terrain variety/challenge, service and family programs.”
Park City Mountain Resort started implementing changes as it related to the on-mountain experience two years ago. The first enhancement was the development of the Resort’s groomed Signature Run program which allows intermediates the opportunity to experience advanced terrain. While black diamond runs are typically not groomed because of their difficult nature, the Signature Runs tame some of the challenge while still providing a sense of accomplishment. The Resort also developed a new mountainzone concept by sectioning out the trail map and color-coding it. Each mountainzone features a variety of terrain so nearly every ability level can enjoy the area. In addition, the Resort integrated a new interactive tool where guests can create tailor-made tours based upon their ability levels and terrain preferences. Over 100,000 tours have been printed off by guests and used to explore the 3,300 acres Park City Mountain Resort has to offer.
The Resort was also the first in North America to guarantee a maximum class size of five children or less in its Kids Signature 5 Program, for skiers and snowboarders ages six to 14, every day of the season. Plus, students can choose lunch of their choice in one of our on-mountain restaurants. In addition, the Resort’s new Online Vacation Planner, introduced last season, allows families to explore all of the adventures that Park City has to offer before even packing their bags. Personal itineraries that include details on all activities can then be printed and used as a guide once they reach Park City.
“We have also placed a strong emphasis on cultivating a work environment where team member take pride in what they do and how they do it. Without the hard work and dedication of our friendly employees, we would never be able to maintain a high level of service to our guests,” added Curtis.
More than 20,000 SKI magazine readers are surveyed for its “Top 60 Resort Guide” by an independent research firm. The ski resort survey is the most comprehensive and longest-running in the winter sports industry.
About Park City Mountain Resort
Park City Mountain Resort, a family adventure destination, is located in the heart of Park City, Utah and is only a 35 minute drive from the Salt Lake City International Airport. With over 3,300 acres of unspoiled terrain, the Resort offers groomed Signature Runs™, bumps, powder, trees, eight peaks, nine bowls, four terrain parks, and the Eagle Superpipe, North America’s largest superpipe. The Resort is committed to $10.5 million in improvements for the 2008-09 winter season including a new high-speed lift, renovations to on-mountain dining, expanded snowmaking and a new run. For more information, visit parkcitymountain.com or call (800) 222-PARK.