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What I Love About Fall in Park City

09/02/14

What I Love About Fall in Park City

We all know that Park City is a winter paradise for anyone who likes to ski or snowboard, or just enjoy gorgeous winter weather. However, one of my favorite times of year in the area is fall. Why? Oh, there are so many reasons. First, the weather becomes mild, with that crispness in the air. The mornings are getting a little colder, and sometimes I’ll need a jacket on that morning run. Speaking of running, the fall makes hiking in the area spectacular as well because the colors are creating a gorgeous backdrop. There are so many areas where you can go see the fall colors including the Mid-Mountain Trail where you can hike at 8,000 feet between Deer Valley and the Canyons Resort. Along with the popular Mid-Mountain Trail, I love that there’s more than 400 miles...

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Shoulder Season Respite

04/03/14

Shoulder Season Respite

If you haven’t gotten out skiing in the last couple of weeks, then you definitely should make the effort. Now. The conditions are better than they’ve been all winter and snow remains in the forecast through the weekend. But then high pressure returns next week, and the resorts begin to close shortly thereafter. Deer Valley and Canyons’ last day is April 13; Park City Mountain Resort calls it on April 20. Before you make plans to head to the desert, however, be sure to put one of the spring’s most anticipated events on your mud season calendar: the Summit Land Conservancy’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour, held at the Jim Santy Auditorium on Thursday, April 24 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. This very cool event features 13 films from the annual...

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Apres For All

02/03/14

Apres For All

  I don't often ski first chair to last, but last Saturday at PCMR my husband and two kids and I did just that. The snow gods smiled on Utah after a 10-day dry spell dropping almost a foot of the white stuff on Park City, freshening the slopes and making everyone smile. We skied run after run, from one corner of the mountain to the other, hitting terrain parks, groomers, trees and bumps runs. The weather was blustery and cold, a welcome reprieve after almost two weeks of high pressure.    At the end of the day as we lugged our skis past the bottom of the PayDay lift to the parking lot, I happened to glimpse a sign on the door of the Legacy Lodge for a kids apres ski party and magic show up on the lodge's second floor from 3 to 5 p.m. Since it was just...

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Park City's Luxurious Little Austria

12/16/13

Park City's Luxurious Little Austria

Last weekend the stars aligned and my husband and I found ourselves with a rare childless 24 hours. But instead of hitting the Red Box, we decided to treat each other to an early Christmas present and booked dinner and a night’s stay at Deer Valley’s Goldener Hirsch Inn (goldenerhirshinn.com). As soon as I was handed our room key, I knew I was somewhere very different. “We don’t use electronic keycards in any of our rooms,” said the front desk concierge in impeccable English peppered with what I guessed was a thick German accent. Constructed in the early 1990s as a replica of the original Goldener Hirsch Inn in Salzburg, Austria, all 20 of the charming hotel’s rooms are affixed with antique iron closet bar latches on solid wood doors....

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Vail Resorts Extends a Hand to Park City

10/10/13

Vail Resorts Extends a Hand to Park City

Good will—along with a little slate-wiping—was the focus of an event hosted by Vail Resorts at the Kimball Art Center Wednesday evening. A cocktail party packed with Park City movers and shakers, partaking in the open bar, heavy appetizers, and ice cream cones began the evening. The main event was the Park City launch of Vail Resorts’ Echo, a sustainability program contributing $6 million and 15,000 employee volunteer hours annually to nonprofit organizations in communities where Vail operates its mountain resorts. Canyons Managing Director Mike Goar handed out checks totaling $500,000 to some of Park City’s most well known and beloved non-profits including Mountain Trails Foundation, People’s Health Clinic, Park City Education Foundation, Park City...

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VIVA VINTO!

02/28/13

VIVA VINTO!

A profile of new Park City restaurant, Vinto Pizzeria.

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You Win Some, You Lose Some

01/29/13

You Win Some, You Lose Some

“Congratulations, boys, you have just experienced your first Sundance Stinker! And the world premiere of a Sundance Stinker at that!” I whisper this to my 16-year old son and his 16-year old buddy as we do our best to walk, not run, out of a film that constituted 91 minutes of the most strange, boring, confusing time these boys have thus far experienced in their lives. The infamous Sundance stinker. You peruse the Sundance film catalog, you read the descriptions, you envision in your mind what the film will be like, and then … it’s not. It’s not even close. And you start thinking about the wasted $15, and the wasted time, and how contemplating navel lint might have been a better choice of activity for the day. Each year I take my sons and...

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Reasons  We Know That Sundance Is Here

01/21/13

Reasons We Know That Sundance Is Here

It’s the only time, all year long, that there are yellow cabs going up and down Parley’s Canyon and driving around town. Like real yellow cabs. From the “big” city down in the valley. The local newspaper, The Park Record, is uber fat with ads and a special real estate section chock full of dream-fulfillment for all of those people from L.A. and New York City who are out this week seeing the gorgeous sunshine, blue skies, white snowy mountains and realizing they want to have a place here. There is pretty much no parking, anywhere. (Take the bus).   Whole Foods is absolutely packed with people wearing Sundance credentials, the staff is constantly whispering and speculating about who’s who, and there’s more than one lady shopping...

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Sundance Report: Traffic Jam

01/27/12

Sundance Report: Traffic Jam

  When I say traffic jam, I’m not talking about the cars on the road during the first few days of Sundance. I’m talking about how when you’re on the press list for the Sundance Film Festival, suddenly, you get 100 emails a day (literally), from not only the Sundance office itself reporting on the official business of press conferences and awards, but from an outpouring of public relations agents representing everything from the films, to the event sponsors, to the non-event sponsor guerilla gift lounges and other off-shoot events that attach themselves to the Festival, to the “official cookie of Slamdance ” to some guy who goes by “Healing Drummer.”   It’s always a shock when during the first week of January my...

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Sundance Report: Guerilla Restaurant Comes and Goes like the Mist

01/24/12

Sundance Report: Guerilla Restaurant Comes and Goes like the Mist

Just as the Sundance Film Festival swoops into town each January, puts on a feast of entertainment and then whisks away, the Mist: Salt Lake guerilla restaurant puts on a moveable feast of food and wine for one month only, offering a dining experience just as spontaneous, curious and inspiring as the famed film festival itself.   The Mist Project is the brainchild of chef Gavin Baker (he’s worked at a lot of famous U.S. restaurants and our very own Wahso here in Park City). Baker created a guerilla restaurant during Sundance in Park City a couple of years ago and it was so successful, he’s now created a month-long moveable feast in Salt Lake City.   Here’s how it works: Mist: Salt Lake has taken over the old Metropolitan restaurant...

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Selected Local Events

Howl-A-Ween on Main Street

Howl-A-Ween on Main Street

2014.10.31

Families are invited to trick-or-treat with Main Street merchants from 3–5 p.m. Dogs and their owners will celebrate howl-o-ween on the...

Sundance Mountain Resort Transforms into Haunted Hill

Sundance Mountain Resort Transforms into Haunted Hill

2014.10.23 to 2014.11.01

If you are looking for a unique alternative to a traditional haunted house this Halloween season, Sundance Mountain Resort offers the perfect treat...

Sleepy Hollow Haunted Wagon Rides

Sleepy Hollow Haunted Wagon Rides

2014.10.03 to 2014.11.01

Try something different this year ... a horsedrawn wagon ride through the woods of Sleepy Hollow, rumored to be haunted by the Headless Horseman!...

Heber Valley Western Music & Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Heber Valley Western Music & Cowboy Poetry Gathering

2014.10.29 to 2014.11.02

Every November, buckaroos from all over the United States come together for Heber Valley’s Western Music & Cowboy Poetry Gathering made...

China Painting: Family Art Class

China Painting: Family Art Class

2014.11.01

China Paint is best served on a ceramic plate! This class will teach you how to up-cycle your old dish ware into one of a kind hand painted works...

Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone

2014.11.01

Based on the now famous and best-selling children’s fiction novel by J.K. Rowling. Welcome to the beginning and welcome to Hogwarts School of...

Witness Uganda

Witness Uganda

2014.11.01

Park City Institute Presents An Evening with the Creators of “Witness Uganda” on November 1. Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews,...

17th Annual Candy Buy-Back

17th Annual Candy Buy-Back

2014.11.03

As an incentive to eat a healthy diet, Dr. Dingman will buy back your children's haloween candy for $1.00 per pound.  It is then sent to...

25th Annual Navajo Rug Show and Sale

25th Annual Navajo Rug Show and Sale

2014.11.07 to 2014.11.09

The Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program is proud to sponsor the 25th anniversary of our Annual Rug Show and Sale, November 7th - 9th at Deer...

Giving a Bleep

Giving a Bleep

2014.11.06 to 2014.11.15

Grab your spouse, your friends and neighbors and come see Park City's most enthusiastic, ham-tastic locals perform in Giving A Bleep, the annual,...

42nd Annual Ski Swap

42nd Annual Ski Swap

2014.11.07 to 2014.11.09

Three weeks before Black Friday Park City citizens will be lining up outside the Basin Rec Fieldhouse for what is perhaps an even more important...

Live PC Give PC

Live PC Give PC

2014.11.07

With Live PC Give PC 2014, you can. On November 7th, our community will come together for 24 hours of giving. It's one extraordinary day to support...

9th Annual Filmmakers Showcase

9th Annual Filmmakers Showcase

2014.11.07 to 2014.11.09

Short works by Utah filmmakers, photographers and multi-media artists. Come discover new local talent and fresh work by talented alumni. Each...

Soup and Soldier Hollow Fundraiser

Soup and Soldier Hollow Fundraiser

2014.11.08

The twelth annual Soup and Soldier Hollow fundraiser with great soups from eight of Heber Valley's best restaurants. Soup's on at 6 p.m.,...

Utah's Mountain Lions: Terrifying or Tremendous?

Utah's Mountain Lions: Terrifying or Tremendous?

2014.11.11

Please join us for an exciting talk about Utah's Mountain Lions by David Stoner, postdoctoral fellow and researcher at Utah State University....

FIBT Bobsled & Skeleton North America's Cup

FIBT Bobsled & Skeleton North America's Cup

2014.11.13 to 2014.11.16

Men’s and women’s skeleton and 2-man and women’s bobsled races are scheduled on Thursday, November 13th and Friday,...

The Cat's Out of the Bag! Mountain Lion! Exhibit Sneak Preview

The Cat's Out of the Bag! Mountain Lion! Exhibit Sneak Preview

2014.11.14

We are so excited about our new Mountain Lion! exhibit, so we are putting together a sneak preview event for members/VIPs (the exhibit...

Mountain Lion! Exhibit Opening

Mountain Lion! Exhibit Opening

2014.11.15

The Mountain Lion! The Story of Pumas and People exhibit blends science, history, and art to provide an in-depth look at this intriguing...

Bling Fling

Bling Fling

2014.11.15

Shop a dazzling array of gently-used jewelry, handbags, and other pre-loved women's accessories at the Bling Fling. This one-of-a-kind event...

Pretty Faces

Pretty Faces

2014.11.16

Pretty Faces is a film celebrating women who thrive in the snow. The concept for the film was originated by professional big mountain skier and...

PCHS Musical:

PCHS Musical: "Little Shop of Horrors"

2014.11.20 to 2014.11.22

The 1982 comedy horror rock musical Little Shop of Horrors was based on Roger Corman's low-budget 1960 black comedy film classic. It tells the...

Recycled Glass Ornaments

Recycled Glass Ornaments

2014.11.29

Students 6+ with an adult only please! Get ready for Christmas with this fun holiday family project!  Each pair of students will...

Swaner EcoCenter - Holiday Art Market

Swaner EcoCenter - Holiday Art Market

2014.12.03

Join some of our best local and regional artists in this intimate art show held in a beautiful LEED platinum building surrounded by a 1200-acre...

Choo Choo Soul

Choo Choo Soul "With Genevieve!"

2014.12.06

Park City Institute reaches out to pint-sized theater goers with Disney’s Choo Choo Soul “with Genevieve!” The Parents Choice...

Deer Valley Opening Day and Celebrity Ski Classic

Deer Valley Opening Day and Celebrity Ski Classic

2014.12.06 to 2014.12.07

Welcome to the 23rd edition of the Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest, benefiting Waterkeeper Alliance and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team. It's...

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