A month ago, Park City Mountain, UT, announced it would extend its season by two weeks to April 23rd, 2023. Today, the resort announced it will push closing day back again to May 1st, 2023.
The closing is the latest since the early 80s. Park City has seen 617” of snow this season and has a 142” base.
The full announcement is below:
Today, I am sharing that we will extend this winter season again, taking us ALL THE WAY TO MAY. Our new closing date for the 22/23 season will be Monday, May 1. Faced with this one-in-a-lifetime opportunity to continue a record-breaking season, I am excited and proud that we can deliver one of our latest closing dates since the early ’80s to cap off our longest season in 30 years.
I recognize the news of this extension is coming less than two weeks from our previously shared closing date of April 23. The process of reaching this plan takes time, and I am sharing this with you as early as possible. When we hit 500” and extended, I thought that would be the season’s highlight. But when we received another 117” of snowfall in the last weeks of March, our resort senior leadership team spent time evaluating a second season extension, the enthusiasm for another week, and what it would take to provide a great experience while we also close the season out. This is a historic opportunity for our resort and is a record that I felt many would want to be a part of — and I know we can make our final week fun for both guests and employees.
As part of our plan, we are working on a commemorative item just for employees, as well as planning employee perks over the last week. I’ll share those details as soon as we have them.
After this weekend, we will adjust to a limited footprint out of the Mountain Village — still with more than 2,100 acres! — through Sunday, April 23. For the additional eight days, we will operate two lifts — Crescent and Silverlode, serving 1,250 acres — from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, and will offer limited food and beverage in Legacy Café, including a $5 employee meal.
After wrapping up a record-breaking season, I know that both rest and summer operations are on many of your minds. First, please continue to take any time away that you have planned, including days off. Second, we intend to open our summer operations out of both base areas on Friday, June 16, conditions permitting. As a team, we will work together to ensure we are ready to open. If adjustments need to be made, we will make those calls when necessary.
I want to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude for all that you do and for making this season possible. Let’s finish this season strong and celebrate the whole team for being a part of making it all the way to May!
VP & COO Park City Mountain
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