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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

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...

Dierks Bentley

Dierks Bentley

2014.07.24

A country rocker, with skills from ballads to bluegrass, Dierks Bentley delivers modern country, classic country, bluegrass and rock on July 24...

A Chorus Line

A Chorus Line

2014.07.04 to 2014.07.27

A Chorus Line is a celebration of those unsung heroes of the American Musical Theatre-the chorus dancers, those valiant, over-dedicated,...

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...

Sundance Institute Summer Film Series: Ping Pong Summer

Sundance Institute Summer Film Series: Ping Pong Summer

2014.07.25

The annual Sundance Institute Summer Series is back and our 2014 line up has something for everyone. Grab a blanket, pack a picnic, and bring...

Classic Car Show

Classic Car Show

2014.07.26

More than 65 classic cars will be on display on lower Main Street, between 7th and 9th streets. That portion of Main Street closes at 8 a.m.,...

Saturday Nature Walks

Saturday Nature Walks

2014.06.07 to 2014.08.30

During the tour, you'll learn about wetland science, native plant and animal species, the history of the Swaner Preserve.  These tours...

Star Party

Star Party

2014.07.26

Come join the Salt Lake Astronomical Society for a night of gazing at the stars.  The program is free with your park day use or camping...

Hops Hunter Hikes

Hops Hunter Hikes

2014.07.13 to 2014.08.24

About the Event: The Summit Land Conservancy is teaming up with Wasatch Brew Pub this summer and fall to hunt out local hops in the Park...

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...

PCMR’s Free Outdoor Movie Series

PCMR’s Free Outdoor Movie Series

2014.07.28 to 2014.08.18

Park City Mountain Resort’s free outdoor movie series – Monday Night Movies on the Mountain – returns for its second year on...

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...

Hops on the Hill

Hops on the Hill

2014.07.08 to 2014.08.19

Join us on Tuesday evenings this July & August, for a Utah craft beer & food tasting on the Flagstaff Deck. Guests must be 21+ to attend...

Free Slow Flow Yoga

Free Slow Flow Yoga

2014.07.07 to 2014.09.30

Lisa Needham, owner of Park City Yoga Studio, Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist and winner of BEST OF PARK CITY for Yoga Instructor, 2013 will be...

Stand-Up Comedy

Stand-Up Comedy

2014.08.01 to 2014.08.02

Stand-Up Comedy with Headliners Dave Goldstein & Maria Shehata.  Cool off after Park City Arts Fest with a chilled beverage and some feisty...

Sundance Institute Summer Film Series: Twenty Feet from Stardom

Sundance Institute Summer Film Series: Twenty Feet from Stardom

2014.08.01

The annual Sundance Institute Summer Series is back and our 2014 line up has something for everyone. Grab a blanket, pack a picnic, and bring...

Park City Arts Festival

Park City Arts Festival

2014.08.01 to 2014.08.03

The annual Kimball Arts Festival will feature art exhibits along Main Street. The exhibition takes place at 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m....

Muscle Shoals with Lisa Fischer

Muscle Shoals with Lisa Fischer

2014.08.03

Named for the little Alabama town that drew some of rock and R&B’s biggest names (The Beatles, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Dylan, the...

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

2014.08.08 to 2014.08.09

In this modernized version of Twelfth Night, YouTheatre re-situates the comedic tale to the 1930’s and backs it with an Electro-Swing...

Back to School Basics

2014.08.08

Back for our third year! Join us this year as we take children shopping for new school clothes and provide them with the school supplies they...

Friends of Animals 5-K9 Fun Run

Friends of Animals 5-K9 Fun Run

2014.08.09

The 5-K9 is a family fun 5-K through the local neighborhood. This is one of the few races in Utah that you can run with your dog.  It is a...

15k Trail Run

15k Trail Run

2014.08.09

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

Family Treasure Geocaching Adventure

Family Treasure Geocaching Adventure

2014.08.13 to 2014.08.16

Explore the Preserve and learn to geocache using our Garmin GPS units.  Our courses are on the Preserve and generally take one to two hours...

Sundance Institute Summer Film Series: The Battered Bastards of Baseball

Sundance Institute Summer Film Series: The Battered Bastards of Baseball

2014.08.13

The annual Sundance Institute Summer Series is back and our 2014 line up has something for everyone. Grab a blanket, pack a picnic, and bring...

Laughter on the 23rd Floor

Laughter on the 23rd Floor

2014.08.14 to 2014.08.15

Inspired by Neil Simon's  youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows, with all the attendant comic...

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