Mayflower Mountain Resort: Most Impressive Ski Resort Built in Decades


Mayflower Mountain Resort (named after the historic mine nestled within its 6000+ acres) promises to be the most impressive ski resort built in decades. When completed, Park City’s newest resort will offer over 4,300 acres of skiable terrain.

“You hear of too many issues going on in ski land with inadequate capacity, inadequate parking, inadequate snow and coverage, and we really think this is going to be a standout because it is brand new, state of the art, and we have very adequate parking, great accessibility, and it is all getting done together as an integrated luxury resort,” says Gary Barnett, the founder and chairman of Extell Development Company, which is spearheading the project. “This is going to be something that really changes the game in terms of alpine ski resorts.”

When completed, the Mayflower Mountain Resort will offer over 4,300 acres of new skiable terrain, 3,225 feet of vertical, and a high-tech snowmaking machine that can cover over 750 acres. The ski area will have 15 modern chairlifts, including the longest six-pack in North America, and plenty of north-facing terrain with open bowls, glades, and fall-line runs that are miles long.

The project should be fully complete in the next seven to 10 years, but the ski resort portion of the development is scheduled to open for the 2025/2026 winter season. A preview of the ski area, with just three lifts, will open in time for the 2024/2025 ski season.

“No one in the country is not going to want to ski this mountain,” says Gary.

At the base of the ski area will be the Mayflower Mountain Village, which is slated to have 1,560 residential units, 825 hotel rooms, 250,000-square-feet of retail and commercial space, and 68,000-square-feet for recreation. In addition, the multi-faceted development will set aside 95,000-square-feet for employee housing and 100 daily rooms in the conference hotel (387 rooms total) for members of the military.

Kurt Krieg, the executive vice president of development at Extell, notes that, “The apartments down by the Jordanelle Gondola will open this winter, and the conference hotel is slated to be completed in fall of 2024, opening for the preview 2024/2025 ski season.”

Extell has already been working on preparing the land for the development. They started a cleanup program to address any mining activity residue in 2019, and the multi-million dollar undertaking and was completed in the fall of 2021. “We have already put in a tremendous amount of work and infrastructure,” explains Gary.

The Mayflower development is located on Route 40, approximately 40 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport. Patrons can get to the mountain without encountering a single stoplight.

*Renderings by Extell Development Company

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