Shoulder Season in Park City

Tis’ the season for off season.

The deals abound in every ski town come April…if you can get them before the doors close. Park City is not immune. Already all three ski areas are shuttered. Most of the retail stores have been picked over but you can still find that needle in the proverbial haystack. Including deals on next year’s season passes. Buying now nets the best savings.

But what about that lawsuit between PCMR and Talisker? you question. PCMR is making assurances: “in the unlikely event the pending lawsuit against Talisker Land Holdings results in the Resort closing for the season, the Resort will refund the full season pass price paid by holders of 2012-2013 season passes” to assuage potential fears. In addition, if the Resort is required in the lawsuit to close for a portion of the 2012-2013 season, the Resort will prorate the refund based on the period the Resort is closed. So shop away.

Buy before May 15 and your PCMR pass is 10 percent off the current season’s rates. $650 is a pretty awesome deal.

Youth (ages 7-12) passes start at just $125. You can purchase additional options like underground parking and ‘Fast Pass’ at a discount too.

New this year – a summer activities season pass. For $210, spend the whole summer enjoying unlimited rides on the Alpine Coaster, Alpine Slide, chairlift rides and all other activities in the base area. The ZipRider is $8 additional per ride and the Flying Eagle Zip Line is $5 additional per ride. Those shorter than 54” pay $105 for their summer pass.

All you have to do to lock in your pass price at Canyons is put down $100 before June 1. The full pass price this year was $1449 but take 6 college credits somewhere and bring the cost down to $699.

Deer Valley hasn’t announced anything yet but their summer ops start June 15.

Don’t forget to pick up a Park Record when you’re in town. Those two-for-one coupons are on every page. Now’s your chance to dine at a five-star restaurant like Wahso or Prime Steakhouse for a third of the price. Just make sure the spot you plan to visit is open. Many Park City restaurants take a break in May.

The Park City Restaurant Association just issued this list of temporary closures in case you’re wondering:

350 Main:              April 15 – June 19

Buona Vita:           April 22 – May 20

Easy Street:           April 16 – June 10

Grub Steak:           April 22 – April 27

High West:            April 30 – May 2

Mustang:               April 29 – May 17

Silver:                    April 28 – May 3

Silver Star Café:  April 16 – May 7

Wahso:                   April 15 – June 7

Wasatch Pub:      April 30 – May 3


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