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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

Easter Celebration & Egg Hunt

Easter Celebration & Egg Hunt

2014.04.20

Special egg hunt supervised by the Easter Bunny for children 6 and under in the Kid’s Korral at 9 a.m. sharp. Older children and adults...

Wild & Scenic Film Festival Hosted by Summit Land Conservancy

Wild & Scenic Film Festival Hosted by Summit Land Conservancy

2014.04.24

SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a call to action! The films illustrate not only the challenges facing our planet but the work...

Restless  Heart

Restless Heart

2014.04.24 to 2014.04.25

John Dittrich, Greg Jennings, Paul Gregg, Dave Innis, and Larry Stewart – the men who make up Restless Heart have enjoyed one of the most...

Brewer & Shipley

Brewer & Shipley

2014.04.26

Brewer & Shipley are an American folk rock duo who enjoyed their peak success in the late 1960s through the 1970s, consisting of...

Stand-Up Comedy

Stand-Up Comedy

2014.05.02 to 2014.05.03

May comes in like a lion, roaring with laughter during Stand-Up Comedy nights at the Egyptian Theatre. Headliners Tommy Lama and Carmen Morales...

The Guitar Ensembles

The Guitar Ensembles

2014.05.04

The guitar ensembles have been a part of the USU Music Department for over 30 years. Founded by Mike Christiansen, the ensembles give students a...

Honk! Jr. a musical presented by YouTheatre

Honk! Jr. a musical presented by YouTheatre

2014.05.09 to 2014.05.10

An all youth cast, presenting a modern telling of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Duckiling".  Upon its London stage...

Walk With Mischa FUN Dog Walk and Festival

Walk With Mischa FUN Dog Walk and Festival

2014.05.10

Come join us for a 1 or 3 mile fun walk around the Swaner Preserve. The festival will include live music, dog costume contest, dog games, food,...

Stand-Up UTAH!

Stand-Up UTAH!

2014.05.15

Stand-Up UTAH is finding the lAUgHTer in UTAH with five of the state's best stand-up comedians on one stage on one night.    ...

Bling Fling

Bling Fling

2014.05.17

Shop a dazzling array of gently-used jewelry, watches, handbags, scarves, belts and other pre-loved women's "excessories" at the...

7th Annual National Ability Center Barn Party

7th Annual National Ability Center Barn Party

2014.06.07

BBQ, Petting Zoo, Music, Mechanical Bull, Line Dancing, Rider Exhibitions, Lil' Buckaroo Parade, Salon

The Bacon Brothers

The Bacon Brothers

2014.06.28

The Bacon Brothers, Michael and Kevin, grew up in Philadelphia with their four sisters in a home filled with music. By the late 1960s, Michael,...

Punch Brothers

Punch Brothers

2014.07.06

The title of the third Punch Brothers disc for Nonesuch, borrowed from one of their new songs, is more an exhortation than a taunt. Who’s...

Dierks Bentley

Dierks Bentley

2014.07.24

Seven albums into one of country music’s most-respected and most-unpredictable careers, award-winning singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley...

Kix Brooks

Kix Brooks

2014.07.31

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...

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