Skiing & Snowboarding are such popular sports and really offer a great break from the winter blues. Ski season in the USA usually returns from mid-November to mid-April depending on the resort and weather conditions. All ages have really enjoyed this sport & you will see tiny kiddies through to octogenarian ski clubs on the slopes. There are so many ski resorts in the USA that it can be hard to choose. Yes there are the big names like Vail & Aspen world-famous resorts, known throughout the world as great ski areas & deservedly so.
But do you know which is the biggest ski resort in the USA? Major changes are afoot and the largest ski area in the USA is now Park City Mountain Resort.
Ski resort operating giant Vail Resorts took over Park City, then it was already running next door Canyons ski resort. These 2 fantastic ski resorts are being made to make a great ski resort called Park City Mountain Resort. Major investment is adding a new "interconnect" gondola to connect the 2 resorts in the Silverlodge lift in Park City & the Flatiron Lift at Canyons. In addition, there will be major upgrades to Kingcon chairlift changing it to a 6 person high-speed detachable chair & increased capacity. The Motherlode is being upgraded to a 4 person high-speed detachable lift from the old fixed grip chairlift, making it much easier to access the slopes.
From the new interconnect gondola it will be possible for skiers & riders to unload at the top of the pine cone ridge (snow conditions permitting) & ski or down to thaynes canyon There are also going to be new run from Pine Cone Ridge down to the Canyons Iron Mountain area.
If you love skiing there will be a mountain The new ski resort will have 7300 acres of terrain, bigger than Vail and have a great variety of runs from green beginner, through to blue intermediate pistes & black expert areas. The total combined lifts will stretch for about 23 miles & the vertical rise will amount to 34,400 feet. Altogether there will be 17 peaks to swoop down, after checking out The 14th of the world's 355 inches of snowfall on average, so some epic freshies of chance is high. Over 300 ski runs will be marked & over 150 park features for those who love to strut their stuff in the terrain parks 8 half-pipes including the super pipe will also be ideal for those who love to get big air.
The whole resort is being called Park City Mountain Resort and will still be connected to the Town of Park City & Historic Main Street via the Town lift. The old canyons village is being re-named Canyons base area at Park City, but the ski runs rising out of the village will be part of Park City Mountain Resort.