Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Park City skiing

Once more, and for an astounding 5th year in a row, our very own Deer Valley Resort was named North-American number one resort by the Ski Magazine readers. Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR) slid a bit number 4 to 6, while Canyons moved up from 20 to 16. All this means is that , combined, our three local mountains are solidifying their position as the number one ski destination on the continent. It's obviously a highly positive reflection on positive people policies embraced by Deer Valley Resort, on the unparalleled accessibility of our ski resorts and of old town Park City attractiveness in terms of restaurants, nightlife and shopping options.

Both Canyons and PCMR are lucky to have Deer Valley to emulate and one would expect that eventually their ranking should rise up to some higher level, but there's of course no guarantee. Honest, self-examination is indeed a grueling exercise. It's all in the hands of their respective management that must be able to see the (obvious) opportunities for improvement. I have already suggested that the very best insurance for staying forever at the helm of North-American skiing would be for the three Park City mountains to interconnect, but unlike what is common place in the Alps is a complicated development here in America and I won't revisit this argument today!

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