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Park City Magazine’s weekend picks: Psicobloc and Pistachio

08/04/15

Park City Magazine’s weekend picks: Psicobloc and Pistachio

One dilemma faced by Park City residents and visitors is, considering the multitude of options, deciding how to spend each of summer’s sacred weekends. For the uninitiated, it’s not unheard of—even in the midst of the climate change era—for snow storms both in May and before the leaves change color in September, making all those glorious temperate, bug-free nights in between as precious as the silver they used to extract from the hills above Park City’s cozy Main Street.     To give you a sense for how event-packed the warm weather weekends are in these parts, a taste for the happenings scheduled for this coming Friday and Saturday (August 7 and 8) include live performances by Leo Kottke and Kristen Chenoweth, a reception for whimsical painter...

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Long Time Coming

12/23/14

Long Time Coming

The fate of the Gambel Oak open space has been a part of the public discourse in Park City since I moved to Utah 18 years ago. My then boyfriend (and now husband) and I often rode the Gambel Oak trails at the early stages of our relationship; it’s easy access from Old Town made it then—as it is now—an idea venue for a short but strenuous work out and a quick dose of nature. I attended my first Park City Council meeting when I heard that the Federal Government was considering letting the Air Force build a hotel on the sylvan landscape there, and over the years have observed with trepidation the myriad of other proposed uses for this precious in-town open space.      Now, however, my worries are over. Thanks to a public-private partnership between...

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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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Selected Local Events

Park City Farmer's Market

Park City Farmer's Market

2015.06.03 to 2015.10.14

Offers a wide variety of fresh local produce, fish, grass-fed beef, local cheeses, baked goods, and gifts. Rain or shine.

Star Party 2015!

Star Party 2015!

2015.09.04

The night will begin with a short presentation from USU physicist Mike Taylor about the Northern Lights and other mysteries of the night sky....

Dinner and Wine Tasting

Dinner and Wine Tasting

2015.09.04

Douglas McCombs of IG Winery will pour his award-winning chardonnay, Petite Syrah, Tempranillo and Late Harvest Zinfandel. Executive Chef Ryan...

Soldier Hollow Classic Sheepdog Championship & Festival

Soldier Hollow Classic Sheepdog Championship & Festival

2015.09.04 to 2015.09.07

Each Labor Day Weekend competitors and their sheepdogs (border collies) come from around to world to Soldier Hollow's Olympic Hillside to test...

Friends of the Park City Library Used Book Sale

Friends of the Park City Library Used Book Sale

2015.09.05 to 2015.09.07

Labor Day Weekend Annual Used Book Sale will be held at The Park City Library 3rd floor 1255 Park Ave. Sat at 9:00 am to 10:30 am will be FOL...

Flying Ace All-Star Aerial Shows

Flying Ace All-Star Aerial Shows

2015.08.08 to 2015.09.06

Catch the high-flying action every weekend through July and August with the Flying Ace All-Stars Freestyle Show. See Olympians and National Team...

 Fox School of Wine's Weekend Wine Series

Fox School of Wine's Weekend Wine Series

2015.08.08 to 2015.09.05

Join us for a casual, fun wine tasting class guaranteed to get you laughing and learning at the same time. We taste wines selected based on the...

Zach Deputy Live @ Canyons

Zach Deputy Live @ Canyons

2015.09.05

On his new release Another Day (Eusonia Records, 2011), Zach Deputy demonstrates his extraordinary ability to perform and record in...

Park City Point 2 Point

Park City Point 2 Point

2015.09.05

The Park City Point 2 Point features all of the area’s best single track, hitting all of Park City’s world-class resorts along the way....

Aloe Blacc

Aloe Blacc

2015.09.06

“Hailed as an artist with vision and a songwriter with limitless potential,” (Billboard), Blacc brings relevance to...

Park City's Miners Day Parade

Park City's Miners Day Parade

2015.09.07

Come up to Park City’s Historic Main Street & City Park on Labor Day and join the Park City Rotary Club in celebrating our...

High West Grand Opening in Wanship

High West Grand Opening in Wanship

2015.09.07

Join us to celebrate the opening of our new Distillery located on Blue Sky Ranch in Wanship, UT. Guests will enjoy our Western-Country BBQ,...

Hike For Hunger

Hike For Hunger

2015.09.12

The Christian Center of Park City's "Hike For Hunger" event is a fun, family-friendly (non-competitive) festival hosted in the...

DV Opening Weekends

DV Opening Weekends

2015.09.12 to 2015.09.20

Join us on the weekends of September 13 - 14 and September 20-21, 2015 for scenic chairlift rides, lift-served mountain biking and hiking.

Campfire Culinary Adventures

Campfire Culinary Adventures

2015.09.18 to 2015.09.20

Those passionate about cooking are invited to embark on Campfire Culinary Adventures with Chef Julie Paine from the renowned Park City Culinary...

Movies in the Park -- Bears

Movies in the Park -- Bears

2015.09.19

When the sun goes down, the movie goes up...on our 20 foot movie screen!  Bring your blankets, chairs and snacks to our movie in the...

Tour de Suds

Tour de Suds

2015.09.20

Tour de Suds is a seven-mile mountain bike climb from City Park, to the top of Guardsman Pass with a 2,700′ elevation gain. Participants are...

Science Unwrapped: Are Beavers Friends or Foes?

Science Unwrapped: Are Beavers Friends or Foes?

2015.09.24

Science Unwrapped is coming to the Swaner EcoCenter!  Joe Wheaton, Utah State University Biologist, will present the pros and cons of...

Pose and Paddle Retreat

Pose and Paddle Retreat

2015.09.25 to 2015.09.27

Vacationing at Bear Lake—the “Caribbean of the Rockies”—is now easier and more exciting than ever. Nestled on 18...

Red Bull 400

Red Bull 400

2015.09.26

Running 400m doesn't sound like much of a challenge, does it? But what if you were to run those 400m at an altitude close to 200m and as a pure...

North Face Endurance Challenge

North Face Endurance Challenge

2015.09.26 to 2015.09.27

The North Face Endurance Challenge cruises along the Wasatch Back, part of the Wasatch Mountain Range in the resort destinations of Park City...

Guided Historic Hikes

Guided Historic Hikes

2015.07.29 to 2015.10.18

Enjoy the beauty of Deer Valley Resort with a free guided hike of the area. These hikes last three to four hours, cover moderately strenuous...

6th Annual Harvest Fest

6th Annual Harvest Fest

2015.10.03

There will be dozens of vendors selling a dazzling array of local goods, you’re bound to admire the character, flavor, and creativity of the...

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