Following on from Vail Resorts recent acquisition of Utah’s Park City, The Salt Lake Tribune are reporting that Vail Resorts Inc. are planning to start work next summer on a project that will physically link their latest Epic addition with nearby Canyons resort.
Vail Chief Executive Rob Katz stated that “[We] will be looking to upgrade or add new lifts, restaurants and snowmaking capabilities at both resorts,” before going on to suggest that the link would create the largest ‘resort’ in the US. “We believe the combined resort, with an unparalleled location in Park City, will attract destination skiers from across the United States and around the world and will drive season-pass sales, visitation and ancillary business.”
Last week we wondered where this recent purchase would leave the ONE Wasatch project. However, Ski Utah‘s President, Nathan Rafferty believes that the decision to proceed next year will “turbo charge” the project, suggesting that “it will be really exciting when they reveal lift alignments and the runs that go with it.”
The State with ‘The Greatest Snow on Earth‘ has sure proven a hot bed for news this summer. Is it a good thing though? Let us know in the comments below what you all think about these recent trends.
For more information (including the views from the Save Our Canyons group), see the full article here: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58450426-79/vail-resort-canyons-million.html.csp