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Park City Council approves Deer Valley road vacation

Thursday’s decision paves the way for the resort’s plan to develop a ski-in ski-out village.

(Deer Valley Resort) The road vacation decision is a major step forward for Deer Valley's proposed development of a new village in Snow Park (pictured).

The Park City Council has unanimously approved Deer Valley’s request to vacate the right-of-way on over two acres of private land adjacent to the Snow Park base.

Thursday’s decision paves the way for the resort’s plan to develop a ski-in ski-out village with hotels and commercial space on the base area parking lot.

Deer Valley has long held development rights at Snow Park, but the road vacation was necessary so the new ski village could be constructed on the property between the Snow Park Lodge and the parking lot. The resort’s plans involve pulling the base’s two existing lifts — Carpenter Express and Silver Lake Express — towards the parking lot, which would become a ski beach.

The city council’s vote is contingent on the future approval of Deer Valley’s full ski village development, which will now move to the Park City Planning Commission for review. A future council will also have to finalize the partnership agreement between the city and the resort.

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