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Posted on 11 December 2013 | 5:59 am
Park City After 50 years in business, skiers and now snowboarders keep coming to Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR).
By Jennifer Napier-Pearce
The Salt Lake Tribune
(Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune) Skiers and snowboarders at Park City Mountain Resort Saturday November 23, 2013. Park City Mountain Resort opening day marks 50 years in business.A steady stream of vehicles flowed onto Park Citys Silver King Drive early Saturday, packing the parking lot by 10 a.m. on opening day. PCMR president and general manager Jenni Smith, who grew up skiing at the resort, said hitting the 50-year mark is something to celebrate.
"Its a big milestone for the company, its a big milestone for a lot of the employees," some of whom have worked at the resort since the beginning, Smith said. "The passion and the love that we all have for this sport as well as this place is still just as fresh as it was 35 years ago when I started here."
The former Treasure Mountain Resort has come a long way from its start in 1963 when it had just a gondola, a chairlift, two lodges and a 9-hole golf course. Now with 116 runs, 19 lifts and multiple lodges, shops and restaurants, PCMR has become a world-class resort and the economic backbone of this former mining town.