When you look at the people that make up MCP, both our teams and our guests, there’s a shared connection to and passion for skiing, but that’s not all: we mountain bike, we fish and float on rivers, we run, we golf and - above all else - we recreate in these mountains we love. Keep reading to learn more about the businesses we operate year-round and when we're not skiing.
Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort
Sipapu has been known for its simple yet fun, year-round offerings for over 70 years. Since 2000, MCP has fostered Sipapu's distinctly laid-back summer vibe, where families and friends enjoy the ample fishing opportunities at the private pond and on the shores of the Rio Pueblo (all located within steps of the slopeside accommodations) and visitors can take in the views at their choice of the Riverside Cafe, Sipapu's alpine meadows or even the world-class disc golf course, named one of the most scenic courses in the U.S.
With the unmistakably stunning San Juan Mountains as its backdrop, Purgatory transforms in the summer and fall months to offer guests unforgettable adventures, all located a short drive from Durango. MCP’s first order of business in 2015 was to return the resort to its original name, much to the delight of locals and guests alike. Since then, the resort has added the new headlining attraction, the Inferno Mountain Coaster, while expanding the resort's podium-quality bike park trails. As always, the alpine slide and base area activities remain a family favorite, and the bike park (home to the first internationally sanctioned World Mountain Bike Championships) connects to the over 400 miles of backcountry single track that put Durango on the map in the mountain bike hemisphere.
Year-round resort Arizona Snowbowl is home to the state’s only gondola, located minutes from downtown Flagstaff and two hours north of Phoenix. Since its involvement in 2016, MCP began expanding the resort's lift network - much to the delight of the guests who return year after year for the signature scenic chairlift ride experience, which brings visitors to the top of Arizona while offering panoramic views all the way to the Grand Canyon. In 2020 Snowbowl initiated the largest lift construction project in the nation, and the Arizona Gondola began transporting both skiers and sightseers that same year. During this time, Snowbowl has also expanded its year-round offerings by opening a new restaurant, adding a pedestrian overpass, remodeling its lodging and introducing new family activities and events.
Los Alamos, NM
Located just 35 miles northwest of Santa Fe, Pajarito delivers rugged single track for lift-served mountain biking in the summer, not to mention scenic chairlift rides and family-friendly events that have been a Los Alamos tradition for decades. Since Pajarito joined the MCP family in 2018, the Los Alamos resort has made a major push during the off-season months to mitigate the hazard trees that were damaged by recent fires while improving future fire mitigation and forest re-vegetation.
Spider Mountain Bike Park
Construction of the nation’s first and only year-round, lift-served mountain bike park was completed in 2019, and Spider Mountain was born. Located on the banks of Lake Buchanan just 60 miles northwest of Austin, Spider Mountain’s focal point is the Texas Eagle, the state’s first and only chairlift, which provides access to lakefront views and 9 gravity-fueled bike trails. The adjacent Thunderbird Lodge offers lodging, beach play, and SUP and boat rentals at the resort’s private marina.
Brian Head, UT
Brian Head Resort
Located in the southwest corner of Utah and a short drive from Las Vegas, Brian Head is centrally located to three national parks (Cedar Breaks, Bryce, and Zion). Thanks to its full lineup of activities, including the bike park, adventure trail, scenic lift ride, climbing wall, tubing, zipline and more, Brian Head Resort is truly a basecamp for summer fun. Since 2020, MCP has helped lead on-mountain improvements that have improved the summer experience, including bike park trail upgrades and additional bike carriers. In 2021, Brian Head acquired the nearby Brian Head Lodge to offer destination guests a full resort experience.
Show Low, AZ
Formerly named Silver Creek, Birdie Ranch Golf Club was designed by Gary Panks and is currently the only year-round golf course open in the White Mountains. The 19-hole course includes a pro shop, restaurant, driving range, lakeside patio and a 19th hole bet settling par 3. The course is a 71 par and from the tips it is 6,813 yards with a 136 slope rating. When MCP began operating the course in March 2023, improvements began immediately - starting with a new name, a new brand, clubhouse upgrades and new signage - in its pursuit to create the #1 golfing getaway experience.
Show Low, AZ
Bison Golf Club
Golf legends have had their hand in both the design and build of the Bison Golf Club. Golf course architect Jack Snyder originally designed the course, and then PGA Tour star Billy Mayfair redesigned it in 2006. Open seasonally from spring to fall, the 18-hole golf course includes a pro shop, driving range and brand-new restaurant, the Bison Bar & Grill. In March 2023, Bison Golf Club and its sister course, Birdie Ranch, became the first golf courses added to the MCP collective and upgrades the distinctly alpine clubhouse and course are already underway.
Las Vegas, NV
Located less than an hour from the Strip, Lee Canyon has provided the Las Vegas and surrounding communities with an important and unique diversion since 1963. Located in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Lee Canyon is known for its distinctly cool temperatures during the hot summer months, not to mention its all-new network of mountain biking trails plus its family-favorite activities, including scenic chairlift rides, disc golf, axe throwing and youth adventure days. Lee Canyon’s location, combined with its product offering, made this addition in April 2023 a natural fit within the MCP collective.
“We reinvest every possible dollar into mountain improvements to create a better overall skiing experience.”
James Coleman, Managing Partner