It has just been announced that Vail Resorts has received approval by the Park City Planning Commission to move forward with their plan to connect Park City Mountain Resort with the Canyons. The announcement means that Vail Resorts can now create the largest ski resort in the United States as part of their $50 million capital improvement plan for the area.
The Interconnect Gondola that will link Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort won a City Hall approval on Wednesday night, a historic vote that allows Vail Resorts to move ahead with its plans to create the largest ski area in the U.S.
The Park City Planning Commission cast a unanimous vote in favor of the gondola and other improvements the Colorado firm intends to make prior to the next ski season. Adam Strachan, a member of the Planning Commission, did not participate in the discussions and did not vote as a result of a conflict of interest.
Vail Resorts, which owns PCMR and operates Canyons Resort as part of a long-term agreement with the Talisker corporate family, sees the Interconnect Gondola as the centerpiece of the improvement plan. The company has said it intends to spend more than $50 million this year as the two resorts are molded into a single property.
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