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10-person gondola could replace Park City Mountain’s Sunrise chairlift

PARK CITY, Utah — A new 10-person gondola could soon replace the Sunrise chairlift in Canyons Village at Park City Mountain.

The Canyons Village Management Association (CVMA) voted on June 19 to sign a joint funding agreement for the construction of the Sunrise Gondola, and the community will soon have the opportunity to learn more about the project.

According to Sara Huey, senior manager of communications for Park City Mountain, this agreement builds on years of collaboration and investments between Park City Mountain and CVMA.

The proposed Sunrise Gondola is slated to be 6,512 feet long, and transport riders 1,103 vertical feet. The gondola would carry passengers from Canyons Village to the Red Pine Area, giving guests a third option in addition to the Red Pine Gondola and Orange Bubble Express for upper mountain access.

Officials at Park City Mountain anticipate that it the Sunrise Gondola would significantly reduce wait times in the Canyons Village.

Preliminary lift specs for the Sunrise Gondola project.

According to Huey, the project is still in the early stages of planning, and is subject to approvals, including permitting from Summit County.

“Park City Mountain leadership is meeting with local government staff, community leaders and residents to ensure our application complies with applicable requirements and improves the guest experience for all guests, including locals,” she said. 

Residents are invited to learn more about the project at the Park City Mountain and CVMA community open house, which will take place on August 3 from 4-6 p.m. at the Grand Summit Hotel in the Arrowhead Room. Attendees can park in the Upper Village parking lot, south of Pendry Park City.

Registration is required to attend the open house. Participants can register for the event here.

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