|PayDay chairlift's first riders of the 2011 season break a ceremonial banner. (Image courtesy of Park City Mountain Resort.)|
Park City Mountain Resort opens for the 2012-13 winter season this Nov. 17, 2012. PayDay, First Time, 3 Kings and the two conveyor lifts located in the "Learner Zone" will begin turning promptly at 9 a.m. Opening Day events continue throughout the day with a traditional snow blessing at noon and an après concert featuring Muddpuddle at the Resort Plaza at 1 p.m.
PayDay lift will service beginner and intermediate terrain on Homerun and Treasure Hollow runs. 3 Kings will access Quicksilver with over 10 jibs and a jump setup on Quicksilver and Bunny Hollow. First Time and the two conveyor lifts will service beginner terrain.
Members of the Northern Ute tribe will perform a traditional snow blessing, free and open to the public, at noon at the Resort Plaza. Local Park City band, Muddpuddle, plays an après concert 1-3 p.m. at the Resort Plaza, where a beer garden will be set up.
Free donuts, coffee and hot chocolate will be served at the Resort Plaza on the morning of Opening Day. The first chairs to depart each of the three lifts will break a commemorative banner celebrating the season, and passengers on those three chairs will receive limited edition “First Chair 2012-2013” t-shirts.
Also, Nov. 16, 2012 is the last chance for guests to purchase Benefit Days lift tickets: specially priced $25 lift tickets are valid beginning Opening Day through Dec. 16, 2012. Proceeds benefit the Park City Mountain Resort Legacy Fund, supporting nonprofit organizations in Summit County, Utah. Tickets must be purchased in-person at the Resort’s ticket office, maximum of four to a person, and will not be sold after Nov. 16.