Ski & Snowboard News / It's official today. Deer Valley takes over SolitudeMay 01, 2015 02:30PM ● By Harriet Wallis
Kim Mayhew / Photo: Deer Valley
Deer Valley, which closed the purchase of Solitude on April 30 and observed its operation throughout the rest of the ski season, officially takes over today, May 1.
Kim Mayhew, who came up through the ranks at Deer Valley and has 30 years experience there, is Solitude's general manager.
Deer Valley's first capital improvement to
Solitude will be to remove the current Summit
double chairlift and install a new detachable high-speed quad. The summit chair has been a fixed grip, slow moving chair -- and quite frankly it was a scary ride to the summit.
In addition, a new ski
run will be cut from the top of the existing Apex Express chairlift to the
bottom terminal of the realigned Summit Express chairlift, significantly
lessening the current travel time to Honeycomb
Other priority improvements include; remodeling the base area Moonbeam Lodge restaurant, an increased guest service presence throughout the resort and new uniforms for Solitude staff.