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LIFE IN PARK CITY
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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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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10,000 Maniacs Free Concert

10,000 Maniacs Free Concert

2015.08.01

One of the most critically acclaimed bands of the last three decades, 10,000 Maniacs were founded by Robert Buck, Dennis Drew, Steven Gustafson,...

Park City Kimball Arts Festival

Park City Kimball Arts Festival

2015.07.31 to 2015.08.02

The 46th Annual celebration of visual art on Main Street.

Jupiter Peak Steeplechase

Jupiter Peak Steeplechase

2015.08.01

An endurance race for the trail warrior, featured as one of the top ten races in the country. This event is a long time Park City...

Heber Mountain Valley Stampede

Heber Mountain Valley Stampede

2015.07.31 to 2015.08.01

The Mountain Valley Stampede Rodeo is great family fun with the best stock from Powder River and the best cowboys and cowgirls from across the...

Extreme Cup Returns to Park City

Extreme Cup Returns to Park City

2015.07.30 to 2015.08.02

Soccer tournament to feature 475 teams ages 8-18 for three days of competition.

Monday Night at the Movies @ PCMR

Monday Night at the Movies @ PCMR

2015.08.03 to 2015.08.16

Taking advantage of the breathtaking outdoor setting at the base of Park City Mountain Resort, families are invited to enjoy films parents will...

Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah

Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah

2015.08.03 to 2015.08.09

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Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

2015.08.04

The Huffington Post proclaimed Grace Potter and The Nocturnals: “The best band you aren’t listening to yet.” Not....

Rain Barrel Workshop

Rain Barrel Workshop

2015.08.04

Learn how to make your very own rain barrel to capture runoff on your property. USU Extension staff members will teach you the do's and...

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.

Gallery MAR Artist Reception:

Gallery MAR Artist Reception: "Quizzical Whimsy" with Fred Calleri

2015.08.07

Wit, whimsy, and love—Fred Calleri’s oil paintings remind us of a simpler time, exuding the magical. Each of Mr. Calleri’s...

Deer Valley Music Festival - Utah Symphony Hollywood Under The Stars

Deer Valley Music Festival - Utah Symphony Hollywood Under The Stars

2015.08.07

Explore the music of Hollywood under the night sky as the Utah Symphony performs music from films includingLawrence of Arabia, Forrest...

Kristin Chenoweth with the Utah Symphony

Kristin Chenoweth with the Utah Symphony

2015.08.08

One of the most exciting and explosive talents to come our way, Kristin Chenoweth will bring all her memorable songs and show tunes from Wicked,...

Earth Science Outside!

Earth Science Outside!

2015.08.11

Family friendly! Join us to learn more about the geology of the Snyderville Basin as we explore the Swaner Preserve's north side trails!...

Potluck on the Pier Member Party

Potluck on the Pier Member Party

2015.08.14

Bring a dish to share and enjoy a summer evening overlooking the Swaner Preserve!  Families and children welcome - educational activities...

Diana Krall with the Utah Symphony

Diana Krall with the Utah Symphony

2015.08.14

Spend an evening with Diana Krall and the Utah Symphony as they captivate you with soulful performances of jazz standards, pop classics and more,...

Being Evel Film Screening

Being Evel Film Screening

2015.08.14

Millions know the man, but few know his story. Academy Award-winner Daniel Junge (Saving Face) and actor/producer Johnny Knoxville take a candid...

Blue Sky Bash

Blue Sky Bash

2015.08.15

Saddle up to save land with Summit Land Conservancy. Signature cocktails, whiskey tasting and dinner provided by High West Distillery & Saloon....

Sam Bush Live @ Canyons

Sam Bush Live @ Canyons

2015.08.15

Grammy Award winning multi-instrumentalist Sam Bush doesn't seem old enough to be a musical legend. And he's not. But he is. Alternately...

Chris Botti and Joshua Bell

Chris Botti and Joshua Bell

2015.08.15

Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter Bottiand classical violinist Bell team up to deliver impassioned, ageless music. Botti has...

Hops Hunter Hike

Hops Hunter Hike

2015.08.16

Summit Land Conservancy is looking to tap into the brewing business! We are seeking volunteers to locate and nurture populations of wild hops....

The Gipsy Kings

The Gipsy Kings

2015.08.22

“The best thing to come out of Arles, France since Vincent Van Gogh,” according to People magazine, this band of cousins...

Movies in the Park - Into the Woods

Movies in the Park - Into the Woods

2015.08.22

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...

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...

Full Moon Harvest Dinner

Full Moon Harvest Dinner

2015.08.29

Held at Copper Moose Farm, this is THE event of the summer! 5 chefs, 5 wines, 1 night.  Join us for an elegant evening on the farm with...

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