A new owner’s passion for the sport marks an exciting change for a beautiful San Juan ski resort.
The Rolling stones echo off the lift towers and snow guns, bouncing off the mountain in front of me, making the bass even more powerful. While Jagger isn’t on stage, the cover band playing outside at the base of Purgatory’s main lift is impressive, and it shows no signs of stopping in the below-freezing temps. While I can barely account for the contents of my own gloves, their bare fingers fly across fret boards and nimbly pick out rockin’ solos, guitar amps screaming through the cold winter air. Is this good for my ears? Absolutely not.
As Park City, Utah redefines itself in a new age, we get a local perspective on how the town has changed for the better.
As I walk along Park City’s Historic Main Street with its high-end boutiques, award-winning eateries and authentic western saloons (in the shadow of two world-class ski resorts, I might add) it’s hard to imagine this bustling ski town as the struggling silver mining community it was just five decades ago. But a small town it was, and that charm has stayed; albeit with a few more things going on than the miners were used to.