Utah Ski Resort Upgrades for the Upcoming Season
Skiers, snowboarders and other snow sport enthusiasts heading to Utah for the 2011-2012 season have a number of improvements to look forward to at the fourteen ski resorts throughout the state. These upgrades will allow easier access to the slopes, better terrain parks, more activities, increased ski areas and so much more. Let’s take a closer look at what you can enjoy during the upcoming season in Utah.
Skiers and boarders can brush up on their skills at Snowbird‘s mountain school as it now makes use of the Flaik system so that students can track how much terrain and vertical feet they’ve traversed. There are also new programs on the cards for the mountain school. The Cliff Lodge at Snowbird will have been completely remodeled, including the Aerie Restaurant and The Cliff Spa.
A number of changes have been taking place at Park City Mountain Resort. A learning zone for beginners has been demarcated and features two conveyer lifts. An exciting new zip line has been installed for use in winter and summer. Skiers and boarders can look forward to an improved terrain park, with the 3 Kings lift having an increased capacity. Park City is also making efforts to use renewable energy sources, and resort visitors can find out more about this at the new interactive kiosk.
Alta Ski Area has created a convenient smartphone application, allowing patrons to bypass the ticket window and reload their Alta Card using their phone. Upgrades are continuing on the Alta base to create an LEED certified building. The Corkscrew run has been adjusted so that it is a blue run all the way to the bottom.
Terrain Park enthusiasts will want to head over to Sundance Resort, as it will be moving the terrain park to allow for night skiing, as well as increasing the size of the park and the number of features. The resort will also be adding to its pass options, so be sure to check those out. Another resort investing in terrain park upgrades is Brighton Resort. They will also be upgrading their snowmaking facilities and bringing in top equipment for the demo center.
Popular Powder Mountain will be expanding the single-ride snowcat terrain by 350 acres, as well as investing in a new snowcat. More terrain has been gladed as well. Eagle Point has also decided to add to their skiable area, with an extra 200 acres, including steeps and tree skiing.
Other improvements in Utah are better ski runs and lodge features at Wolf Mountain; free Wi-Fi at Solitude Mountain Resort; a new Sunkid conveyor lift and redesigned learning area at Deer Valley, greater high-performance rental packages at Brian Head; and a new triple chair Little Beaver lift at Beaver Mountain.