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  1. #1
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    Utah resort upgrades/changes for the coming season

    (just sharing an email from the PR folks!)

    New and Improved for 2004-05
    Infrastructure and Program Upgrades at Your Favorite Utah Resort

    ALTA SKI AREA: When skiers arrive at Alta this winter, it will be hard
    to not notice their new lift. For years Alta has wanted a bottom-to-top
    lift, and now, with Forest Service approvals, it has become a reality.
    The new Collins Lift is a 6,300-foot long detachable quad replacing the
    old Collins and Germania lifts. Skiers will ride one lift to the top in
    under nine minutes, accessing over 1800 vertical feet of skiing.

    In addition to Alta's 2200 acres of Mother Nature's greatest terrain
    park, Alta opened its first Terrain Park last spring. The Park is
    located just off the top of the Sunnyside lift and offers small and
    medium jumps, a luge, a box and four rails.

    BEAVER MOUNTAIN: Northern Utah's favorite ski resort boasts a completely
    remodeled ski shop for 2004-05. And look for more elbow room off of
    Beaver's triple chair where an extensive widening project has improved
    the existing runs.

    BRIAN HEAD RESORT: Brian Head has expanded its freestyle offering for
    the 2004-05-winter season. Three large terrain parks, designated
    beginner, intermediate, and advanced will feature over 25 jumps, rails,
    and fun boxes. Riders will also have a 364-foot long, 12-foot high
    halfpipe available, as well as tools and benches at the top of lifts,
    and other assorted elements and freestyle terrain around the mountain.

    The Resort is offering $10 "Get Better" lessons for riders who have
    skied or snowboarded at least once. Guests who rent a full-day snowboard
    or ski package from the Resort can purchase a 2-hour lesson for only $10
    when paying for a full-day lift ticket. The $10 lesson program is
    offered daily, with start times based on demand. Other "Get Better"
    lesson packages are also available for guests who already have their own
    equipment.

    The Lift House Restaurant will provide a new weekend and holiday
    on-mountain dining experience in Brian Head. Located in the Navajo
    Lodge, it features a varied menu including steaks, seafood, salads,
    sandwiches, and a children's menu. The Lift House Restaurant will be
    open from 12 to 9 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and during holiday
    periods, and will offer a full selection of adult beverages.

    BRIGHTON RESORT: Brighton replaced their classic 1955 Majestic
    double-chair lift with a Doppelmayr CTEC fixed-grip quad. This change
    will offer skiers and riders a quicker, more comfortable ride to the
    heart of the resort and one of Utah's most popular terrain parks. The
    new lift is named after its predecessor and has been dubbed the
    "Majestic Quad." Installed in 1955, Majestic was the first double-chair
    lift in the intermountain region. The classic lift has been relocated
    this summer to Big Sky Resort, Montana.

    THE CANYONS RESORT: Buy two or more days of skiing or riding at The
    Canyons Resort, and you'll get an additional day on the slopes for free.
    The Canyons Resort is offering a free day of skiing and riding to guests
    who purchase two or more day tickets to The Canyons. In order to redeem
    this offer, guests must log onto www.thecanyons.com/freedaydeal to
    pre-register. After registration, participants will access an online
    certificate. By presenting the certificate at the ticket window, guests
    can redeem an additional day of skiing with the purchase of a multi-day
    ticket.

    Also new this year - be the first on the slopes of The Canyons on
    Wednesdays and Saturdays with a resort "insider." First Tracks at The
    Canyons makes its debut during the 2004-05 Season. For $30 plus a lift
    ticket, guests will have the pleasure of being the first on the lifts,
    and the first to make tracks at Utah's largest resort. When you're done
    exploring, breakfast at Red Pine Lodge will be waiting (and is included
    with your First Tracks ticket). Reservations are required. Call (435)
    615-8042 for meeting times, reservations and details.

    DEER VALLEY RESORT: Deer Valley has invested $8 million in improvements
    for the 2004-05 season. Two new chairlifts, the Judge Lift and the
    Silver Strike Express, have been installed in the Flagstaff area of the
    Resort. The Judge lift is a fixed-grip triple chair which runs parallel
    to the existing Viking chairlift on the south side of Trainer ski run.
    Its base is near the Quincy chairlift base with the top just below the
    merging area between Homeward Bound and Birdseye ski runs. The Silver
    Strike Express lift is a detachable quad chair running between the Red
    Cloud and the Northside lifts, ending at the top of Flagstaff Mountain.
    The Resort's Flagstaff area is also home to two new intermediate ski
    runs. The runs are accessible from the new Silver Strike Express,
    Quincy Express, Red Cloud and Northside Express lifts. Additional glade
    skiing has been added in both the Empire Canyon and Flagstaff areas of
    the Resort. Due to great popularity during its inaugural season last
    winter, Deer Valley will offer its Fireside Dining at Empire Lodge two
    nights a week during ski season, on both Wednesday and Thursday
    evenings. The dinner features three courses served from Empire Lodge's
    grand fireplaces.

    PARK CITY MOUNTAIN RESORT: Park City Mountain Resort, ranked a top ten
    resort by Ski magazine the last 17 years, has replaced its beginner lift
    with a new high-speed, four passenger detachable lift. The new lift will
    give beginner snowboarders and skiers a better learning environment and
    more efficiently move riders and skiers out of the lower base area of
    the Resort.

    Named "Terrain Park of the Year" by Transworld Snowboarding, skiers and
    riders have plenty of options in the Resort's terrain parks with more
    than 50 rails, funboxes and jumps throughout the parks. The newest park
    will be built under the lights on Payday run for after-dark riding. The
    addition of a satellite radio system in the Pick N Shovel Park will
    enhance the experience for skiers and riders. Three of Snowboarder
    magazine's "Top Ten Riders in the World" joined the Park City All Stars
    team. Teenage superstar Shaun White and Marc Frank Montoya joined
    veteran Jeremy Jones as members of the impressive team. The All Stars
    provide input on the Resort's terrain parks and pipe that help keep Park
    City Mountain Resort a leader in the industry. This year's lineup of
    Park City All Stars include White, Jones, Montoya, Tanner Hall, Pep
    Fujas, Jessica Dalpiaz, Chris Engelsman, George Oakley, Chris Coulter,
    John Symms and Ashley Battersby.

    Park City Mountain Resort continues to host Olympic champions as they
    return to compete in world-class competitions. The Resort kicks off this
    season with the Roxy Chicken Jam - the first all-female slopestyle
    competition on December 17, 2004. America's best riders will compete in
    the world-famous Eagle Superpipe, where history was made when the
    American's swept the 2002 Olympic men's halfpipe competition, during the
    World Superpipe Championships (March 12-13, 2005). And the Resort will
    host a freestyle snowmobile exhibition on February 5, 2005. The event
    promises to be even more exciting than last year.

    SNOWBIRD SKI & SUMMER RESORT: Winter 2004-05 at Snowbird brings a new
    Superpipe to complement the recently expanded terrain parks. Located on
    the Big Emma run next to the intermediate Big Emma Terrain Park, the new
    Superpipe is 340 feet long and 50 feet wide. It was constructed with
    dirt over the summer to enable an early opening. Other park and pipe
    upgrades include improved rails and boxes in the Baby Thunder Terrain
    Park and music to accompany the new Superpipe. Snowbird introduced a
    ZipRider to the activity lineup this past summer and it will be open for
    winter thrills too. Serviced by the Chickadee lift, the ZipRider carries
    harnessed riders over 1,000 linear feet down a suspended cable from the
    top of Chickadee to the Snowbird Center. Riders begin with a thrilling
    leap off a 50-foot tower, drop 150 feet to the landing zone and reach
    speeds up to 30 miles per hour. The ZipRider will be open to adrenaline
    seekers selected nights of the week. A new addition to Snowbird Mountain
    School's myriad offerings is Snowbird University. Participants choose
    between Steeps for Skiers, Snowboarding, Telemark or Backcountry (skiers
    and riders) and focus on one discipline for all four days. Campers join
    their groups each morning for coaching and then participate in electives
    each afternoon. Cap it all off with a commencement party and dinner, and
    walk away with graduate-level skills. The camp runs Feb. 6-10, 2004. The
    resort also used the summer to expand the snowmaking capacity to cover
    Gad Valley from Hidden Peak to the base of the Gadzoom chair.

    SOLITUDE MOUNTAIN RESORT: Solitude upgraded their snowmaking to ensure
    early and late season openings. The system, covering five lifts and 18
    runs, will triple capacity and create snow faster while conditions
    permit. With the new village core complete, emphasis for improvement has
    shifted to the mountain. Preparation this summer for construction in
    2005 on a new 12,000 sq. ft. base lodge and high speed quad in the
    Moonbeam area are well under way.

    SUNDANCE: This year Sundance makes it easier and more affordable for
    families to ski with the Sundance Family All Season Pass. Family Passes
    purchased before Oct. 31, 2004, are $700, which includes two adult
    passes. Children's passes can be added for additional savings from the
    regular rate. A junior pass for ages 6 to 15 is $95, students aged 16 to
    18 are $125 and children over age 19 are $300. Regular pricing for the
    Family Pass is $790 for the two adult passes, $95 for the junior pass,
    $175 for the student pass and $345 for children over 19 years of age.

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    Thumbs up Re: Utah resort upgrades/changes for the coming season

    Originally posted by Red Baron
    [B
    BEAVER MOUNTAIN: And look for more elbow room off of
    Beaver's triple chair where an extensive widening project has improved
    the existing runs.

    [/B]

    Since my pass is here, this should be interesting.

    All great info Baron!! Thanks a ton.
    "boobs just make the world better really" - Woodsy

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    Re: Utah resort upgrades/changes for the coming season

    Originally posted by Red Baron
    THE CANYONS RESORT:
    Also new this year - be the first on the slopes of The Canyons on
    Wednesdays and Saturdays with a resort "insider." First Tracks at The
    Canyons makes its debut during the 2004-05 Season. For $30 plus a lift
    ticket, guests will have the pleasure of being the first on the lifts,
    and the first to make tracks at Utah's largest resort. When you're done
    exploring, breakfast at Red Pine Lodge will be waiting (and is included
    with your First Tracks ticket). Reservations are required. Call (435)
    615-8042 for meeting times, reservations and details.
    Great, what about me as a local with a season pass? Is there an upgrade option just for early lifts and no breakfast? At least PCMR had the decency of making their fast tracks available for free to adult pass holders as well as selling it to multi-day ticket buyers.

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