Since combining with Canyons Resort last year, Utah’s Park City Mountain has officially become the largest resort in the United States. A bit like Leo’s accomplishment with The Revenant — after years of continual growth, it's finally claimed the title. But the best news of all, is that today is opening day, marking a fresh new snow season for the behemoth ski resort.
Festivities are scheduled to kick off at 9am with live music and giveaways, followed by a banner-breaking ceremony after which chairs will be going up the mountain, so you can spend the afternoon skiing — just make sure you come back for the Après Ski Concert at 2:30pm.
Of course, with a resort this size, there's no shortage of fun on and off the slopes. With two base areas, Park City Mountain boasts over 300 runs, 41 lifts, eight terrain parks, a world-class ski and snowboard school, 17 restaurants, and plenty of groomed pow across its 7,300-acres (which, by the way, makes it the second largest resort in the entire continent next to Canada’s Whistler Blackcomb).
Passes are available until December 4, and $649 will get you unlimited, unrestricted skiing at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin with limited restrictions at Park City Mountain, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood. For Utah locals, the Epic Local Pass is probably even more ideal, paying for itself in just three days. With that kind of incentive, you might as well turn opening day into opening weekend.