New 10-person gondola planned for Canyons Village

The new gondola will replace the existing Sunrise lift, and will be located near the Pendry hotel.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) People hit the slopes at Canyons Village at Park City on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019.

On Monday the board of trustees of the Canyons Village Management Association (CVMA) signed a development agreement with Park City Mountain owner Vail Resorts to build a new 10-person gondola out of the Canyons Village base area.

Called the Sunrise Gondola, it will replace the existing Sunrise lift near the Pendry hotel. It will take skiers and riders up more than 1,000 vertical feet to the Red Pine Lodge, near the Saddleback and High Meadow lifts.

When complete, it’ll be the third portal out of the Canyons base, along with the Red Pine Gondola and Orange Bubble Express. The lack of options to get up the mountain has contributed to long waits on peak days at Canyons.

The new gondola will cost $27 million. Under the contract, CVMA will pay a little more than $9 million, with Vail covering the remainder.

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