PCMR to begin work on $50 mil worth of improvements for next season

Posted at 8:35 PM, Mar 31, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-01 09:23:12-04

PARK CITY, Utah -- Park City Mountain Resort is beginning work on $50 million worth of improvements for next season.

On Tuesday, resort officials brought Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn to show off some of the work ahead.

Not only is Vonn an Olympic gold medalist, she's also won 67 World Cup races in her career, and holds that all-time women's record.

Vonn raced at PCMR before and resort officials were thrilled to have her on the mountain Tuesday to talk about the upgrades, which include a connection to Canyons Resort.

Tuesday’s event started with Vonn skiing down to the bottom of the Silverload Lift, which will be the site of the future gondola, connecting to Canyons.

The gondola is the centerpiece but PCMR is also upgrading two chair lifts, and building a new 17,000- square-foot restaurant that will replace the current one at the base of the Silverload Lift.

With this gondola connection and combining PCMR and Canyons, the resort will have 7,300 acres of skiable terrain, making it the largest ski area in North America.

Both resorts, which again, will be one resort, can be accessed on the epic pass, which will also get you access to other Vail-owned resorts across the country and around the world.