Park City Mountain Resort Locals Pissed Closing Early Despite Ample Snow (Blame Vail Resorts Takeover)

Park City Mountain Resort Locals Pissed Closing Early Despite Ample Snow (Blame Vail Resorts Takeover)

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Park City Mountain Resort Locals Pissed Closing Early Despite Ample Snow (Blame Vail Resorts Takeover)

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The loc dawgs are pissed and some are pointing the finger at Vail Resorts for changing the vibe of Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR) ever since they took over. ABC4 News reports there’s enough snow to operate past their early closing date of April 7th but Vail Resorts won’t budge. Local skier and PCMR pass holder Jeffrey Sadis feel like it’s been more about the money than the ski and snowboard culture since Vail Resorts came on the scene:

I would frame it as they’re more like a mining company. They’re there to extract a certain resource for a certain amount of time and there’s nothing saying they have to remediate once they extract that resource. It’s simply economics. They’re not about promoting the ski industry or snowboard industry so much as they are market share.

The early closing date not only bums out skiers and snowboarder but local business owners who would benefit from every single extra day of active tourism. Owner of Park City Ski Boot, Brent Amsbury, had this to say about the closure:

It’s a little unfortunate. I’m a 40-year veteran of this industry. Traditionally, when you get graced with a lot of snow and Mother Nature really delivers, it’s common for the ski resorts to announce at least a one or two-week extension to the season. If we were open another two weeks, my staff would get another paycheck. It just generates more excitement and keeps the momentum flowing.

ABC4 News  requested further information from Jessica Miller, senior communications specialist for PCMR about the closing date to which she replied via text message I don’t have additional information to share beyond the statements we provided.

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