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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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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

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...

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...

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...

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...

Youth Sports Alliance Spring Vibe

Youth Sports Alliance Spring Vibe

2015.04.04

Party on the Plaza with Patwa Reggae Band and Youth Sports Alliance! Celebrate Park City’s Olympic Legacy with the Youth Sports...

Mummenschanz

Mummenschanz

2015.04.04

For forty years, the world-renowned, mime-like dance/theater performance known as Mummenschanz has dazzled, delighted – and mystied...

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...

Easter Celebration at Park City Mountain Resort

Easter Celebration at Park City Mountain Resort

2015.04.05

The Easter Bunny hosts a special egg hunt for children ages 6 and under in Park City Mountain Resort's Kids' Korral. Older children and...

Easter Bunny Visits Deer Valley

Easter Bunny Visits Deer Valley

2015.04.05

The Easter Bunny visits Deer Valley today! The Easter Bunny can be spotted at the Snow park Lodge from 9 to 11 a.m.

Todd Rundgren Global Tour 2015

Todd Rundgren Global Tour 2015

2015.04.10 to 2015.04.12

Few artists have been as fearless and groundbreaking - nor possess such an expansive and exceptional body of work. The 25th solo studio album of...

Hot Sardines

Hot Sardines

2015.04.11

Foot-stomping (there’s even a tap dancer), brassy jazz sizzles as this eight-member group resurrects the music of the 1920s, ’30s...

Swaner EcoCenter - Meet the Producers

Swaner EcoCenter - Meet the Producers

2015.04.13

In partnership with Slow Food Park City, join us for the 5th Annual Meet the Producers open house!  This event is a great way to...

Canned Heat-50th Anniversary Tour

Canned Heat-50th Anniversary Tour

2015.04.17 to 2015.04.18

A unique blend of modern electric blues, rock, and boogie which influenced many aspiring guitarists and bands throughout the history of modern...

Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman

2015.04.18

Bestselling and award-winning author Neil Gaiman comes to the stage with decidedly more than an ability to spin a good yarn. He creates and he...

Park City Follies

Park City Follies

2015.04.24 to 2015.05.03

Our annual Romp-and-Stomp on all thing Park City: people, politics, events, and developments. A playful poke of the stick at the soft underbelly of...

Wasatch Back Student Art Show

Wasatch Back Student Art Show

2015.04.24 to 2015.05.17

The Kimball Art Center (KAC) presents the Wasatch Back Student Art Show featuring work by student artists in Summit and Wasatch County...

Clay Paintings

Clay Paintings

2015.04.25

Introduce your toddler to both 2D and 3D media in a fun and creative environment! Tots experiment with clay and special vibrant clay paints to make...

Alonzo King Lines Ballet

2015.04.25

“The most sophisticated modernism in classical dance,” Los Angeles Times, this 11-member troupe performs a bold and poetic mixed...

Stand-Up Comedy

Stand-Up Comedy

2015.05.08 to 2015.05.09

With headliners Carla Collins and Bobby Tessel. Bobby Tessel is one of only a few comics to appear on both, “The Tonight Show with Jay...

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

2015.05.15 to 2015.05.16

A YouTheatre production featuring an all-local, all-youth cast and crew.  Lewis Carroll's famous inquisitive heroine comes to life in...

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