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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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Sundance Report: Robot and Frank and Liberal Arts Crowd Pleasers

01/22/12

Sundance Report: Robot and Frank and Liberal Arts Crowd Pleasers

  I happily hit the motherlode this weekend, and I’m not even talking about the foot of fresh powder we FINALLY received yesterday, making the pre-movie-viewing skiing out of this world. Even though I sat through two films in snow-drenched  ski clothes (totally worth it), my first opening weekend Sundance films were both wonderful and hugely popular with the sold-out Eccles Center crowds (1,200 people). And both were world premieres, meaning there is a palpable excitement in the air when you're part of an audience that is the very first to see a film.   Robot and Frank was slightly quirky, hilariously funny, surprising, touching, emotional and funny again! I would highly recommend it. I took my family (husband and teenage boys) to...

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Selected Local Events

Funky 5k

Funky 5k

2014.09.01

The race benefits Arts-Kids and follows an out-and-back path on the Rail Trail. The race, awards and prizes will be completed quickly so...

The Running of the Balls

The Running of the Balls

2014.09.01

The way it works is; you "adopt" a ball for $5 or 5 balls for $20 as part of a fundraiser for Park City Rotary Club's charity...

"It's a Utah Thing" at Julie Nester Gallery

2014.08.29 to 2014.09.23

This exhibition features the artwork of four Utah artists; paintings by Brad Overton and Chelsea James, and three dimensional artwork by Brian...

Miner's Day Bowl Jam

Miner's Day Bowl Jam

2014.09.01

Both open Amateur and Pro world-class skateboard divisions compete. Prize packages are offered for the Amateur division and a $1,000 purse for...

Miner's Day Parade and Celebration

Miner's Day Parade and Celebration

2014.09.01

Join us on Labor Day to celebrate our mining heritage with a traditional parade down Historic Main Street and activities for all ages.

Sheepdog Championships

Sheepdog Championships

2014.08.29 to 2014.09.01

You will see the world's most highly trained dogs (border collies) and their handlers walk out to the post in front of thousands of...

Tuesday Park City Food Tour

Tuesday Park City Food Tour

2014.06.24 to 2014.10.14

Join the Tuesday evening Park City Food Tour as we make our way down Main Street enjoing the history and culture of Park City by our local...

Main Street Food Tour Thursday

Main Street Food Tour Thursday

2014.06.26 to 2014.10.09

Foodies unite! Park City Food Tours offers a Thursday tour to delight ones senses and fulfil your inner foodie. Featuring upscale casual to some...

Discover Park City Race

Discover Park City Race

2014.07.04 to 2014.09.05

Discover Park City is part race and part scavenger hunt! Team up with friends and family to explore and sightsee all that Park City has to...

Advanced Ceramic Handmades

Advanced Ceramic Handmades

2014.09.05 to 2014.09.07

This is your chance to learn valuable skills in hand building and wheel throwing from LA based potter Robert Siegel. Arts Festival artist Robert...

Swing for Sports Scholarship Fundraiser

Swing for Sports Scholarship Fundraiser

2014.09.06

This is a scholarship fundraiser for youth sport programs.  Scramble format, hole challenges, prizes and more!

Park Silly Sunday Market

Park Silly Sunday Market

2014.06.08 to 2014.09.21

The Park Silly Sunday Market is an eco-friendly, open-air market, street festival and community forum.  Located on Park...

Moon Shine Party

Moon Shine Party

2014.09.09

Join us on September 9th, when the Summit Land Conservancy and Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter will host a joint fundraising event. The Moon Shine...

Community Health Fair

Community Health Fair

2014.09.12

Pirate thememed costumes encouraged! Activities include inflatable displays, harvest some food, cannon ball toss, scallyway and stuffed animal...

3rd Annual Hike for Hunger

3rd Annual Hike for Hunger

2014.09.13

A fun, family-friendly event nestled in the beautiful surroundings of Deer Valley Resort. The community is invited to enjoy a range of hiking...

Swaner Star Party 2014

Swaner Star Party 2014

2014.09.19

Interested in astronomy? Join us as we celebrate and learn about deep space observation! Paul Ricketts and staff from the University of Utah...

Park City Autumn Aloft

Park City Autumn Aloft

2014.09.20 to 2014.09.21

"Autumn is such a spectacular time in Park City," explains event organizer Monty Coates. "Park City begins to slow down just a...

Half Marathon

Half Marathon

2014.09.20

The Park City Trail Series, celebrating its fifth anniversary, announced new dates and opened registration for the 2014 trail running...

Tumbleweeds Screening: Paranorman

Tumbleweeds Screening: Paranorman

2014.09.20

Eleven-year-old Norman has a gift—he can see and speak with the dead. Though misunderstood by his family and his schoolmates, he bravely...

Red Apple Gala

Red Apple Gala

2014.09.20

Get ready to paint the town red! Live and Silent Auctions, Live Music, Dining. The Red Apple Gala is generously hosted by Montage Deer Valley...

Provo River Watershed Festival

Provo River Watershed Festival

2014.09.27

We invite you to celebrate the Provo River and its watershed with hands-on activities, vendors selling food; and natural body care...

Moose in Utah: The Latest Research

Moose in Utah: The Latest Research

2014.09.30

Are moose native to Utah? Why do moose thrive in some areas and struggle in others? How should one respond to a moose encounter? Join us to...

The Pitchin' Punkins Utah Fall Pumpkin Festival

The Pitchin' Punkins Utah Fall Pumpkin Festival

2014.10.11 to 2014.10.12

If a pumpkin flies through the woods and nobody is there to hear it, does it make a sound? That and many other questions answered at...

Cirque du Image Reborn

Cirque du Image Reborn

2014.10.11

Mystifying entertainment, dinner, dancing and charity auction to benefit women diagnosed with breast cancer through no-cost renewal...

Town and Country Reptiles: How Animals Respond to a Changing Environment

Town and Country Reptiles: How Animals Respond to a Changing Environment

2014.10.16

Susannah French, assistant professor of biology at Utah State University, will be discussing the impact of humans on native wildlife...

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