• Park City & Canyons Resort Updated Property

     
    POSTED September 22, 2015
     
  • Park City & Canyons Resort Updated Property

     
    POSTED September 22, 2015
     

Vail Resorts, Inc. is implementing one of the most ambitious capital plans in the history of the U.S. ski industry to connect and improve Utah’s Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort. The $50 million capital plan will create the largest single ski area in the United States with in excess of 7,300 acres of skiable terrain and upgraded infrastructure of both resorts. Examples of plans underway are the new Interconnect Gondola running from the base of the existing Silverlode Lift at Park City to the Flatiron Lift at Canyons. Culinary improvements include the new Snow Hut Restaurant that seats 500 indoors at the base of the Silverlode Lift, upgrades to Summit House Restaurant at Park City and expansion of Red Pine Lodge Restaurant at Canyons.

Vail Resorts also now is managing the Hotel Park City – The Yarrow, which recently underwent a major remodel and is being rebranded as a DoubleTree by Hilton. Upgrades included 182 renovated guest rooms and public areas, a larger fitness center with upgraded equipment, a larger and redesigned bar, and a new coffee shop and game room. The Yarrow’s 12,000 square feet of meeting and ballroom space also was part of the improvement project.

Highline, a 116-room modern mountain resort, opened its doors in west Vail just in time for the 2019/2020 ski season. An elevated cabin-in-the woods aesthetic flows throughout the property, from the A-frame communal lobby and restaurant to cozy guest rooms and spacious loft suites. The interior features weathered woods, slate and leather accents in a palette of soothing neutrals and region- ally inspired art and fixtures.

 

Who says you can’t have a meeting without some pampering mixed in? Several hot springs resorts in the U.S. Mountain West can accommodate smaller meetings complete with lodging, function space, din- ing and soaking. Some even have on-site spas and other standout features like an ice museum or microbrewery to include on an itinerary.

 

Erase any vision you might have of a dude ranch, especially the “City Slicker” version. For the purposes of this story, let’s use the name ranch resort and picture a big dose of vision and thousands of acres for both herds and people to roam. It’s a fairly different option, but one with similar friendliness and the Western spirit of a dude ranch.