Ski Resort Acquisitions in Utah

Fall is in the air, and as the leaves are changing here in Utah, things are also changing for some of our local ski resorts.  Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR), Canyons, Deer Valley, and Solitude have all surprised the ski industry this year with their recent announcements regarding acquisitions.

As many have heard, the lawsuit between Powdr and Vail Resorts finally came to an end.  Vail bought PCMR in September for $182.5 Million.  This means that the two neighboring resorts of PCMR and Canyons, are now under the same operation.  We are excited as Vail will be offering great deals on combined season passes for the two resorts. This is also great news for Epic Pass holders across the country who can now add PCMR to the list of resorts they can ski at with their pass!  Epic Pass holders have access to nearly two dozen resorts in Utah, Colorado, Nevada, California, Michigan, Minnesota, Japan, Switzerland, and France.  At the price of $749, that is a hard deal to beat.  And with the convenience of our two rental shops at PCMR or by using SNS delivery, tourists will be able to enjoy an even more time on the slopes at the Vail resorts! We welcome the news of this acquisition and the benefits it brings to both local skiers and tourists!

In addition to the big news about PCMR, this October it was also announced that Deer Valley would be purchasing Solitude Mountain Resort, located in Big Cottonwood Canyon.  According to Michael McFall with the Salt Lake Tribune, Solitude has informed the public that this year will be business as usual, as the purchase won’t happen until May of 2015.  McFall also states that Deer Valley has informed the public that snowboarders will still be allowed to ride at Solitude, and they have not yet decided whether or not they will make any big changes to the Big Cottonwood Canyon Resort.  We do, however, hope that this will make One Wasatch a bigger possibility now that Deer Valley owns resorts in Park City and Big Cottonwood Canyon.

We are excited for the changes that the new season will bring and look forward to another epic winter here in Utah!

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