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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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Selected Local Events

Rebecca Reeve Exhibition at Julie Nester Gallery

Rebecca Reeve Exhibition at Julie Nester Gallery

2015.02.27 to 2015.03.28

Rebecca Reeve is an English photographer now residing in Brooklyn, NY. The exhibition Marjory's World, consists of 13 photographs that were...

Horton Hears a Hoo

Horton Hears a Hoo

2015.03.05 to 2015.03.07

One day, Horton the elephant hears a cry from help coming from a speck of dust. Even though he can't see anyone on the speck, he decides to...

Stand-Up Comedy

Stand-Up Comedy

2015.03.06 to 2015.03.07

With headliners Marty Pollio and Gulden.  Stand-Up Comedy at Park City’s  historic Egyptian Theatre is always a great night out....

Leprechaun Traps

Leprechaun Traps

2015.03.07

Lure a leprechaun into your home for St. Patrick’s Day. Using cardboard, papers, glitter and foam, students will build Leprechaun Traps....

Red, White & Snow Gala Dinner & Auction

Red, White & Snow Gala Dinner & Auction

2015.03.07

Our Gala Dinner & Auction is an evening of culinary delights, decadent vintages and thrilling auction items. Featuring Celebrity Emcee Bill...

Arty @ Park City Live

Arty @ Park City Live

2015.03.07 to 2015.03.08

Hitting all the right notes with fans and peers alike, Russian sensation ARTY is the darling of the EDM world. An emerging titan in the studio and...

Spring Concert Series @ Canyons

Spring Concert Series @ Canyons

2015.02.21 to 2015.04.12

The free après concerts happen every Saturday and select Fridays at 3pm on the Resort Village stage. The eleven concerts will groove the...

McPolin Farm Full Moon Snowshoe

McPolin Farm Full Moon Snowshoe

2015.03.07

Motherlode Canyon Band will perform; includes chili dinner and snowshoes. Tickets will be available February 4 at the PC MARC or online at...

Paint Nite

Paint Nite

2015.03.09

Paint Nite makes its Park City debut at the Wasatch Brew Pub at the top of historic Main Street. Tickets are still available. Drink Creatively! -...

Born To Fly

Born To Fly

2015.03.12

Join us for a screening of the movie BORN TO FLY: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity presented by the Kimball Art Center and the Park City Film Series....

The Infamous Stringdusters

The Infamous Stringdusters

2015.03.12 to 2015.03.13

That emcompasses the prevailing spirit of the Grammy-nominated bluegrass expansionists, The Infamous Stringdusters. The band released their...

Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

2015.03.13 to 2015.03.22

Winner of 9 Tony-awards, this timeless musical brings some of your favorite songs to our stage such as "If I Were a Rich Man," "Tradition" and...

Saints and Sinners Ball

Saints and Sinners Ball

2015.03.14

We’re gathering all the cads, countesses, angels, playboys, model citizens, do-gooders, charlatans and jaywalkers for the 4rd Annual St....

USSA Freestyle Junior National Championships

USSA Freestyle Junior National Championships

2015.03.16 to 2015.03.22

Watch the top Junior competitors from across the country compete in moguls, dual moguls, slopestyle and halfpipe. All events are USSA...

Greensky Bluegrass @ Park City Live

Greensky Bluegrass @ Park City Live

2015.03.17

Don't miss your chance to see the five-piece American bluegrass band, Greensky Bluegrass when they return to Park City Live for a special St....

Nancy Stagliano, Future in Review Speaker Series

Nancy Stagliano, Future in Review Speaker Series

2015.03.20

Nancy Stagliano, Ph.D., is CytomX Therapeutics’ chief executive officer. Nancy co-founded the company in February of 2008 and is a lead...

Suzanne Vega

Suzanne Vega

2015.03.21

In the ’80s, Vega paved the way for an entire generation of female singer-songwriters and the folk-pop revival that hit its stride in the...

Pondskimming Contest @ The Canyons

Pondskimming Contest @ The Canyons

2015.03.21 to 2015.03.29

Canyons presents the 8th annual Spring Grüv. For 10 days we'll be having huge, free concerts in the Resort Village, as well as the...

Shpongle @ Park City Live

Shpongle @ Park City Live

2015.03.24 to 2015.03.25

With over 80 years’ experience collectively, Simon Posford and Raja Ram are more than qualified for the exploration into the unclassifiable...

Shawn Colvin

Shawn Colvin

2015.03.27 to 2015.03.29

Shawn Colvin is a singular and enduring musical talent.  As a storyteller, Colvin is both keen and warm-hearted, delivering even the toughest...

Snowasis @ Park City Mountain Resort

Snowasis @ Park City Mountain Resort

2015.03.28 to 2015.04.05

Snowasis is an unforgettable weeklong winter family festival for guests at Park City Mountain Resort, including on-snow and après...

Colin Hay

Colin Hay

2015.04.01

Colin Hay may be best known as the lead singer for Men At Work, the platinum selling Australian band that topped worldwide charts in the 80s with...

Colin Hay Live at O.P. Rockwell

Colin Hay Live at O.P. Rockwell

2015.04.01

Colin Hay may be best known as the lead singer for Men At Work, the platinum selling Australian band that topped worldwide charts in the 80s with...

Stand-Up Comedy

Stand-Up Comedy

2015.04.03 to 2015.04.04

With Headliners Josh Nasar and Kevin Bozeman, Stand–Up Comedy at the Egyptian Theatre is sure to lighten your load with a dopamine-release of...

Egg Dyeing & Hunt (ages 6-8)

Egg Dyeing & Hunt (ages 6-8)

2015.04.04

Students each dye one dozen hard boiled eggs in beautiful spring colors. Students will have the opportunity to learn new dyeing techniques such as...

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