Airlines. Remember TWA? Northwest? Aloha? Eastern? Continental? Braniff? There are hundreds of them. Just part of business and consolidation. Ski resorts are not immune to the same thing. Is bigger better? Some say yes, some detest change. One word used often on perfect powder days by snowboarders and skiers is epic. Epic is coming to PCMR, as in the Epic Pass from the Vail Family of Resorts for the Park City Mountain Resort.
Many ski resorts have honors that the locals skiers cherish with a sense of pride. Age of the resort, amount of snowfall, double black runs, famous skiers that grew up there, and the five rings. Only three ski destinations in the USA have the honor of the international five rings. Squaw Valley, Lake Placid, and the Park City resort area. Receiving a gold medallion from any Olympics is an honor and to receive one from your hometown hosting the Olympics steps up that honor.
Vail Resorts now owns PCMR, albeit in a bit of a controversial way, and MauiSkiBus has its own opinion on this. Traveling and skiing 104 resorts in 2012 sounds fantastic for anyone that loves skiing. On the flip side is the work behind the skiing and working with the Vail Resorts marketing departments was easy, getting an A+ grade from MauiSkiBus. Confidence from MauiSkiBus, sort of a ski resort sommelier, as over 100 plus marketing departments have been contacted by MauiSkiBus. One tasting over 100 similar wines might have a bit of credibility.
Ever so close to Park City is another recent addition to the Vail Resorts family, The Canyons, and Vail has big plans, to follow suit with what many European resorts have, an inter-resort chairlift system. Big, real big, is what the locals and tourists that visit the home of the 2002 Winter Olympics will have in a ski resort. PCMR, will hold hits name, always hold its history, also holding that Utah powder, named the Greatest Snow on Earth.