Utah resort owner to run Zion concessions, marking 1st change in 5 decades

Beginning in 2025, all food, beverage and retail operations and lodging services at Zion Lodge inside Zion National Park will be managed by Destination Zion Lodge, LLC, date not specified | Photo by Abi Farish, National Park Service, St. George News

SPRINGDALE — Zion National Park is making its first concessioner change in over 50 years.

Park officials announced Tuesday they’ve selected Destination Zion Lodge, LLC to operate food, beverage, retail and lodging services beginning in 2025, following a concession contract bidding process that began in September. It will replace Xanterra Parks and Resorts, Inc., which has operated the park’s concession services since 1972.

Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, other than it’s a 10-year contract. The change isn’t expected to impact visitors, but the concessions services are certainly a noticeable part of the park.

Destination Zion Lodge is a subsidiary of Park City-based Powdr, which owns and operates several ski, snowboard and other outdoor recreation resorts scattered across North America — and, soon, Australia. These include Snowbird and Woodward Park City in Utah.

Read the full story here: KSL News.

Written by CARTER WILLIAMS, KSL.com.

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