Vail Resorts will continue its commitment to new infrastructure at Park City Mountain this off-season with the installation of a new fixed-grip quad, the company revealed today. Dubbed “Over and Out,” the lift will connect a spot near the bottom of the Tombstone six pack with the top of the Sunrise double, giving skiers and snowboarders a much-needed egress route from the heart of the mountain and the popular Quicksilver Gondola. Ride time will be approximately five minutes.
This will be the fifth new lift for Vail since buying Park City five years ago. “Since combining Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort in 2015, our focus has been on enhancing the guest experience,” said Bill Rock, senior vice president and chief operating officer at Park City Mountain in a statement. “We continue to evolve as a resort and prioritize our capital improvements based on guest feedback. We know that time is particularly valuable to our guests and the new lift will offer a faster and more convenient route to return to Canyons Village.” Construction is expected be complete by December, pending permitting.
The latest project news comes a few months after Vail’s commitments to build new lifts at Crested Butte and Stevens Pass for next winter along with a planned T-Bar on Vail Mountain. Park City’s lift manufacturer was not revealed and it’s possible Over and Out will be a re-engineered High Meadow. That 1997 CTEC Sprint model quad was removed a year ago to make way for the High Meadow Express.
Update 5/24: I’ve confirmed with Park City that Over and Out will be a brand new Skytrac Monarch.