It’s all about getting up the hill faster this season (well, that and the battle of Ikon versus Epic passes, but that’s another story). Each local resort is ditching a poky old-school chairlift for a speedier version. At Deer Valley, skiers can no longer sneak in a catnap between Silver Lake Village and the top of Bald Mountain; the new Homestake Express transports skiers at twice the speed of its fixed-grip predecessor. Above Park City Mountain’s (PCM) Canyons Village, the High Meadow chair is also getting upgraded for speed, reducing travel time from 12 minutes to a lightning-fast 3. The topside treatment extends to beginners with a wide, re-graded, High Meadow learning area. PCM has also remodeled Cloud Dine to make way for 200 more of the mountain’s hungry and thirsty, and the modern Victorian-styled Mid Mountain Lodge renovation just happens to include a full-service bar. Now you know where to spend all that time you saved on the expedited chairlift ride. Cheers!
06/22/2021 By Tessa Woolf
06/22/2021 By Jane Gendron
Roll, stroll, and slide into the alpine action.
06/22/2021 By Jane Gendron Photography by Courtesy Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain, Utah Olympic Park, and Woodward Park City
12/23/2020 By Anne Wallentine