Park City Mountain Resort 12/11/11
12 Dec, 2011
In my opinion, Park City Mountain Resort has it all. You have amazing parks with tons of jumps and features built to perfection, tons of acreage for freeriders to play on and a vibe that makes you feel welcome and want to come back for more. Plus you can also get a Cobradog. It was a long drive back to Cali from Colorado but a stop at PCMR was definitely worth it. We stayed in Sandy at the Gandee household before cruising up the highway to Park City, found a spot near the base and geared up for a morning on the slopes.
Of all the resorts on this trip, PCMR definitely had the best conditions and coverage. It was soft snow that wasn’t too hardpacked or icy and it made lapping chairs so much fun. Even for a Sunday morning, the mountain was busy but it was dispersed out so you never had a line and could enjoy laps without a ton of people on them with you.
For the morning, I rode around checking out the mountain and the parks. Taking shots on my iPhone, a couple of which I’ve uploaded here because I really like them. Probably my favorite shot was this one of the aspens alongside the run.
The park was intimidating but in a good way, there was so many options for hits and the level of riders was insane. I’m more mini park/smaller style so I just awed at the big stuff and took this pic on my iPhone.
The park lift is pretty crazy. You have Cobradogs right at the base so you can snack on some yummness when you need a break and on the lift, you have a crazy conveyer system so you get picked up by the lift easy and the top ramp is no joke, it makes you pay attention so know what you are doing and don’t eat it in front of everyone.
By mid-morning, I was able to meet up with Meisha and Mimi from Park City Mountain Resort marketing team, plus a ton of other people in their group. We headed up the mountain for cruisers together.
My favorite shot of the day. PCMR has this incredible environmental shack at the top of Silverlode (pretty sure this is the right lift) with the efforts they are doing and a creation of old lift parts for the perfect photo opp.
Our group of skiers and riders getting ready to ride
Mimi riding down one of the runs
What a great start to the day! The unfortunate bummer was having to hit the highway for a 10 hour drive back to Mammoth where conditions aren’t as good.