What started as a federal loan from the JFK Administration fifty years ago, on Dec. 21, 1963, Treasure Mountains – now Park City Mountain Resort – welcomed its first customers.
Fifty years later Park City Mountain Resort opened the lifts for the 2013-2014 Ski Season.
“This is a huge milestone for our community and our resort”, states Jenni Smith President and General Manager, Park City Mountain Resort. “We have employees still a part of the resort family that have been here all fifty years. This resort is all about family, community and the loyalty to each other.”
Hundreds of skiers and snowboarders lined up early in the bitter cold to welcome the season and celebrate the Half-Century Milestone at their home resort.
“The feeling you get skiing and snowboarding at your home resort and to start another season is special”, said Smith. “You spend all summer anxiously waiting for the new season to begin. You wait for the feeling you get when you are free on the mountain.”
Andy Miller, Communications Manager , Park City Mountain Resort, spoke on what the resort means to the community.
“We have come such a long way together,” said Miller. “Half a century of skiing and snowboarding together building this tight knit community. We started our celebration today with our extended ski and snowboard family reflecting on the past but most importantly looking towards the future.”
Park City Mountain Resort will showcase the evolution of the snow sports as they host the U.S Sprint Grand Prix January 17-19, 2014, where the Freeskiing Team representing the United States at the Sochi Winter Olympics, will be announced.
“The past is to be celebrated, the future is meant to be skied and snowboarded,” said Miller.
Information of the schedule of events celebrating the 50th Anniversary Celebrations happening at Park City Mountain Resort can be found here.