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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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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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Selected Local Events

Brent Godfrey Solo Exhibition

Brent Godfrey Solo Exhibition

2014.10.16 to 2014.11.15

In "Personae" Brent Godfrey reflects upon who we are as individuals and communities. His figures move through mysterious spaces; they...

Sleepy Hollow Haunted Wagon Rides

Sleepy Hollow Haunted Wagon Rides

2014.10.03 to 2014.11.01

Try something different this year ... a horsedrawn wagon ride through the woods of Sleepy Hollow, rumored to be haunted by the Headless Horseman!...

Pumpkin Festival Family Train Experience

Pumpkin Festival Family Train Experience

2014.10.07 to 2014.10.30

You and your kids will enjoy our annual Pumpkin Festival trains. Your ticket includes a short 40 minute train ride where you will be entertained on...

Park City Film Series - Sugar Babies: The Bittersweet Truth About Diabetes

Park City Film Series - Sugar Babies: The Bittersweet Truth About Diabetes

2014.10.23

Part of the Reel Community Series. This is a groundbreaking documentary that examines the public health epidemic of diabetic children in America....

Sundance Mountain Resort Transforms into Haunted Hill

Sundance Mountain Resort Transforms into Haunted Hill

2014.10.23 to 2014.11.01

If you are looking for a unique alternative to a traditional haunted house this Halloween season, Sundance Mountain Resort offers the perfect treat...

Pumpkin Carving & Creations

Pumpkin Carving & Creations

2014.10.24

BYOP and come to class to carve your jack-o-lantern. All basic carving tools will be provided. We will also have glitter, paint and mixed media...

Spook & Swim

Spook & Swim

2014.10.24

Wear your swim suit and get spooky with us. Get bags of treats and have a howling good time. No pre-registration required. Children under 9 must...

Holy Water Buffalo

Holy Water Buffalo

2014.10.24

Acoustic performance and a band meet and greet with appetizers and sushi provided by Shabu. Concert is to support the release of their second...

Warren Miller's

Warren Miller's "No Turning Back"

2014.10.24 to 2014.10.25

Warren Miller releases its 65th ski film, No Turning Back. The newest installment pays homage to the 65 years of mountain culture and adventure...

Kimball Junction Boo Bash

Kimball Junction Boo Bash

2014.10.25

The Kimball Junction Businesss Assoc. has teamed up with Basin Rec and Park City Moms to put on this bash featuring pony rides, face painting and...

Celebrate the Spirits 5k Fun Run

Celebrate the Spirits 5k Fun Run

2014.10.25

Celebrate the Spirits is a 5K and 1 mile family event run. Come dressed in your best Halloween costume and particpate in one of the runs. There...

Tanger Outlet Trick or Treat

Tanger Outlet Trick or Treat

2014.10.25

Enjoy a safe option to trick or treating with Tangeroo at the Factory Stores. The first 500 kids ages 12 and under will receive a bag filled with...

JANS Winter Welcome

JANS Winter Welcome

2014.10.25

The 34th annual JANS Winter Welcome is back! This year’s celebration will again be a Black Tie affair but in a new venue, Stein Eriksen...

Kimball ARTober Fest

Kimball ARTober Fest

2014.10.26

Join us as we thank the community for their support and celebrate the autumn season by showcasing all of the ways that the Kimball contributes to...

Rusted Root at Park City Live!

Rusted Root at Park City Live!

2014.10.27 to 2014.10.28

Known for their unique fusion of rock, acoustic, strong percussions and incorporation of African, Latin American, Native American and Middle...

The Psychedelic Furs at Park City Live!!

The Psychedelic Furs at Park City Live!!

2014.10.28 to 2014.10.29

Led by front man and songwriter Richard Butler, the Furs are an alternative rock band that combines poetic lyrics, innovative rhythms and...

Family Science Night

Family Science Night

2014.10.28

Please join us at the Ecocenter for an Out of this World Science Night! Children and adults of all ages will participate in exciting hands-on...

Heber Valley Western Music & Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Heber Valley Western Music & Cowboy Poetry Gathering

2014.10.29 to 2014.11.02

Every November, buckaroos from all over the United States come together for Heber Valley’s Western Music & Cowboy Poetry Gathering made...

Howl-A-Ween on Main Street

Howl-A-Ween on Main Street

2014.10.31

Trick or treating for the kids along with the famous Park City Dog Parade down Historic Main Street. - See more at:...

China Painting: Family Art Class

China Painting: Family Art Class

2014.11.01

China Paint is best served on a ceramic plate! This class will teach you how to up-cycle your old dish ware into one of a kind hand painted works...

Witness Uganda

Witness Uganda

2014.11.01

Park City Institute Presents An Evening with the Creators of “Witness Uganda” on November 1. Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews,...

25th Annual Navajo Rug Show and Sale

25th Annual Navajo Rug Show and Sale

2014.11.07 to 2014.11.09

The Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program is proud to sponsor the 25th anniversary of our Annual Rug Show and Sale, November 7th - 9th at Deer...

Giving a Bleep

Giving a Bleep

2014.11.06 to 2014.11.15

Grab your spouse, your friends and neighbors and come see Park City's most enthusiastic, ham-tastic locals perform in Giving A Bleep, the annual,...

Live PC Give PC

Live PC Give PC

2014.11.07

With Live PC Give PC 2014, you can. On November 7th, our community will come together for 24 hours of giving. It's one extraordinary day to support...

Soup and Soldier Hollow Fundraiser

Soup and Soldier Hollow Fundraiser

2014.11.08

The twelth annual Soup and Soldier Hollow fundraiser with great soups from eight of Heber Valley's best restaurants. Soup's on at 6 p.m.,...

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