By Jennifer Napier-Pearce
The Salt Lake Tribune
August 27, 2013
There have always been healthy yet competitive relationships between Utah’s 14 ski resorts, but the arrival of Denver-based Vail Resorts Inc. has injected a whole new dynamic into the marketplace.
Since Vail inked a deal to operate Canyons Resort in Park City last May, the landscape of the state’s $1.173 billion ski industry has fundamentally shifted, prompting fresh alliances between resorts and a full slate of new products. Utah resorts are banding together and looking beyond state borders to create novel types of ski experiences meant to entice both local and out-of-towners to hit the slopes.