Utah’s ski resorts, most of which are only a couple of hours away from LAX, have added a number of improvements for the upcoming ski and snowboard season. They range from new lifts to remodeled restaurants to new programs for boarders and schussers of all ages.
Deer Valley, just down the road from Park City, spent nearly $8 million to replace the Deer Crest chairlift on Little Baldy Mountain with a high-speed detachable quad lift to be named Mountaineer Express chairlift. The change will increase the uphill skier capacity by 1,200 skiers an hour. The resort also remodeled the popular Snow Park Restaurant.
Snowbird has upgraded its Little Cloud lift from a fixed-grip double to a high-speed quad chairlift, cutting the seven-minute riding time in half.
And Sundance, Robert Redford’s resort, has added a new lift that will give guests parked at its upper parking lot immediate access to ski terrain. The new lift is placed in the southwest corner of the parking lot and terminates at the top of Maverick Ski Run. In addition, Sundance is expanding its snow-making by 40%.