PARK CITY, Utah — Park City Mountain put out an alert on its Twitter page @PCMtnAlert at 8:12 am on Sunday morning notifying people that parking at the Mountain Village was at capacity.
A TownLift review of @PCMtnAlert tweets found this to be the earliest time the alert has gone out this winter season.
— ParkCityMtnAlert (@PCMtnAlert) March 6, 2022
All parking, including Canyons Village and the roughly 400 spots at Park City High School (under contract with Park City Mountain), was full at 10:21 am on the powderday Sunday.
@PCMtnAlert encouraged skiers and riders to park at the Ecker Hill Transit Center.
Long lines were also reported in the morning at Park City Mountain on Sunday.
The resort is currently presenting an application to the Park City Planning Commission alongside Provo-based developer PEG Companies that would implement paid parking.
PEG is seeking to amend the 1998 development agreement on the lot at the base of the resort in order to build condos, a hotel, and retail space. They are asking for exceptions to the parking requirements in the land management code (LMC).
The city is requiring the project to achieve a 20% mode split at the intersection of SR-224 and Deer Valley Dr., which means removing 20% of the vehicle trips — whether that is through increased public transit use or carpooling.
Based on an AECOM report that analyzed the possibility of a park-and-ride lot in Quinn’s Junction, Vail has said that it needs 412 parking spaces outside of the resort to achieve the mode split. They are proposing a minimum of 700 spots through the following lots:
The 700 spots fall 400 short of the required amount under the LMC (1,100 additional parking spots).
While the project would not eliminate parking spots at the resort, it is relying on the satellite lots (above) to supplement the parking that the added density at the base of the resort would bring.
In other news, Park City Mountain-owner Vail Resorts’ stock (MTN) hit a 52-week low on Monday, closing at $224.50. MTN is down over 33% in the last three months.