The latest developments on America’s newest ski resort

“We are making big inroads. We have great communication with Extell and Mayflower, and the Mayflower project is something we’re very interested in – only if it’s added to Deer Valley. Mark Brownlie, COO of Alterra Mountain Company in an interview with KPCW’s Ben Lasseter.

The new ski resort in the United States is slowly approaching the day of its opening. Mayflower Mountain Resort, which is being developed by Extell Utah, will be located just outside of Park City with direct access to Deer Valley Resort. Fifteen elevators are expected when fully built, with room for future expansion. Their opening date for skiing should be late 2024 at the earliest.

While Utah certainly needs another public ski resort to distribute the growing crowds, some skeptics have expressed the following concerns about the new ski resort: the low elevation and whether climate change will completely derail its future if/when it opens. For now, construction continues and more details continue to emerge about the massive project. Here’s the news via KPCW’s Ben Lasseter from the past two months about Mayflower Mountain Resort.

The planned Marcella Real Estate development near the village began selling plots of land in May.

Deer Valley/Alterra and Mayflower Nearing Lift Operator Agreement: KPCW reports that negotiations between the developing Mayflower Mountain Resort and Alterra Mountain Company, which owns the neighboring Deer Valley Resort, are progressing significantly. With a peak in Mayflower giving direct access to Deer Valley, it makes sense for them to partner with Alterra.

The good news for the Deer Valley skiers-only policy is that it will remain unchanged, as Mayflower executives believe it is a core part of the Deer Valley brand. Mayflower aims to make part of its ski resort available to snowboarders, but the decision will likely be left to the future lift operator. They hope to strike a deal with a lift operator, likely to be Alterra, by the end of this year.

Mayflower reveals some of its ski slopes: Extell Utah unveiled some of the proposed trails to Wasatch County Council last month. According to KPCW, the proposals were only about 2% of their planned build of 4,300 skiable acres and fifty miles of hiking/biking trails, as they submitted plans for fourteen ski runs and eleven hiking/biking trails. The ski slopes offered are qualified as expert slopes exposed to the north.

On August 24, Jessica Wade, Field Manager for the Bureau of Land Management, approved the proposals, but there are still many trails to be approved for this project to be completed.

Lodgings open in November: The first part of the resort that opens is a real estate project that settles on one of the future bases of the ski resort. KPCW reports that while they were aiming to open two of the apartment buildings in September, that estimated date has been moved to November at the earliest. When completed, the complex will have four hundred units, seventeen of which will be affordable housing.

As for how the construction process unfolds, realtor Sheila Hall captured this stunning drone footage of the future Mayflower Village base area in August. We at Unofficial Networks will keep you up to date with the latest developments regarding the Mayflower Mountain Resort.

Image/video credits: Extell Utah, Marcella at Mayflower, Sheila Hall