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UOP Mountain Expansion Project

The UOP Mountain Expansion will dramatically expand athlete-training terrain at the Utah Olympic Park.  This will be a game changer for the Park City winter sports community.

Our goal is to raise $3 million.  We need to raise $500,000 by April 30th to ensure that the construction of the first chairlift and terrain can be completed in time for the 2019/20 ski season.  Now is the time to donate!

Thank you in advance for your support.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to:

John Kanarowski, PCSS Executive Director, at jkanarowski@parkcityss.org

Sandra Stojsic Espenes, Fundraising Co-Chair, at stojsic.espenes@gmail.com

Chris Neff, Board Member, at cdneff@gmail.com

Jim Brown, Board Member, at jim.brown@jbcintl.com

UOP Mountain Expansion Honor Roll of Donors:

$1,000,000 or more

  • John and Kristi Cumming

$500,000 or $999,999

$100,000 to $500,000

  • Anonymous

$50,000 to $99,999

$15,000 to $49,999

$10,000 to $14,999

  • Dan and Amy Macuga
  • Geoff and Jeanne Crockett

$5,000 to $9,999

  • Tim Brennwald and Heidi Voelker
  • Karla Olson
  • Karin and Nick Goodman
  • John and Kim Kanarowski
  • Jamie and Susan Preston

$2,000 to $4,999

$1,000 to $1,999

  • Kurt and Jennifer Hoefler
  • Michael Atkin and Winnie Chee-Atkin
  • Dylan Rothwell

 

 

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Donate By Check Now!

Please send a check and Donation Form (see below) to the address below.  Donations are typically 100% tax deductible.

Check Payable to: Park City Ski & Snowboard

Memo Field: UOP Mountain Expansion Capital Campaign

Mail to:

John Kanarowski

Park City Ski & Snowboard

Attn: UOP Mountain Expansion Campaign

PO Box 981763

Park City, UT 84098

In advance, thank you for your support!

Utah Olympic Park (UOP) Mountain Expansion Project

The UOP Mountain Expansion will significantly add to available terrain at Utah Olympic Park.  This project will provide world-class training and competition space for most PCSS athletes, including alpine racers, freestyle skiers & snowboaders, and Nordic jumpers. 

What’s Going to be Built - This is a Two Phased Project:

  • Phase One improves the existing intermediate hill adjacent to the Alf Engen Museum and is used by our alpine and mogul athletes by lengthening the vertical terrain and replacing the tow rope with a chairlift
  • Phase Two expands to the West Hill and will add 30 acres of runs, another chairlift, lights, and best-in-class snowmaking.

Why is This Necessary?

  • PCSS faces a supply & demand challenge that the UOP Mountain Expansion can resolve.
  • There is not enough training space at Park City Mountain to accommodate all of the teams and athletes who are requesting access.
  • As a result, PCSS athletes are not getting the access they need to be competitive against other teams.
  • Time on snow is essential for athlete improvement, and our athletes will fall behind competitors from other locations who have better access to terrain.
  • Early season training is a significant challenge for PCSS.  To get access to terrain in November, we are pulling our athletes out of school and sending them to Colorado, Wyoming, California, and British Columbia.
  • The equation simple:  More days on snow creates higher quality training and better prepared athletes. 

Do Other Mountain Towns Have Dedicated Training Space?

  • Many communities have dedicated training space similar to what the UOP Mountain Expansion will provide – including Jackson, Sun Valley, Aspen, Vail, and Steamboat Springs.
  • PCSS is playing catch-up now – but we are confident the UOP Mountain Expansion can be a game-changer for our athletes by providing guaranteed training space throughout the season.

What is the Timeframe?

  • The project will break ground this spring and Phase One will be complete and ready for use next winter.

How Much Will It Cost and Who is Paying?

  • The total price tag for both phases of the project is $11 million. 
  • This is a collaborative effort between the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation, the community at large, and three teams that have stepped up to be anchor tenants – PCSS, Rowmark, and the University of Utah. 
  • PCSS’s funding commitment is $3 million, $500,000 of which is due this April to secure our participation. 

Is This Project Connected to Olympics 2030?

  • Park City is fortunate to have many world-class winter sport venues to support another Olympic bid.
  • The UOP Mountain Expansion is another enhancement that will strengthen Park City’s legacy as an Olympic host location and a training destination for top athletes.

How Will This Benefit the Park City Community?

  • The UOP Mountain Expansion is similar to our community’s infrastructure investments in the Basin Recreation Fieldhouse, the MARC, and our community’s mountain trail system. 
  • Each of these efforts has enhanced Park City’s reputation as a recreation mecca and improved the quality of life across the community. 
  • This project will generate similar economic development and community benefits by creating another world-class venue for athletes of all ages to train, compete, and thrive.

Become a Partner and Enjoy Naming Benefits:

Enjoy an opportunity to decide the name of many facets of the project.

  • Founding Member Jacket: $2,000 (200 available)
  • Individual Chairs: $5,000 (220 available)
  • Chairlift Towers: $15,000 (25 available)
  • Moguls / Slalom Training Runs: $100,000
  • GS Training Run: $250,000
  • East Hill Chairlift: $500,000
  • West Peak Chairlift: $750,000
  • East Peak Hill: $1,000,000
  • West Peak Naming: $2,000,000

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