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Have An Amazing Park City New Years Eve

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Park City New Years EveThere’s always a party in Park City, and New Years Eve is no exception. With great skiing, outstanding restaurants and tons of fun activities, Park City is the perfect place to ring in 2015! Here’s five tips on how to having a rocking Park City New Years Eve.

1. Spend the Day on the Slopes

There’s no better way to spend the final day of 2014 than on the slopes of one of Park City’s three amazing resorts. Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort and Canyons Resort will all have holiday activities, but we recommend Canyons because its Park City New Years Eve celebration starts in the afternoon.

2. Enjoy the Canyons Resort New Years Eve Celebration

Get an early start on your Park City New Years Eve with the Canyons Resorts New Years Eve Celebration, which runs from 3-8 p.m. in the Canyons Resort Village. This family friendly event features live music, sleigh rides, a Torchlight Parade and a massive fireworks display.

This event is perfect for families with children who don’t want to stay up until midnight to enjoy all of the Park City New Years Eve fun!

3. Eat New Years Dinner at one of Park City’s Great Restaurants

No Park City New Years Eve is complete without dinner at one of Park City’s many outstanding restaurants. For a fine dining experience, check out Riverhorse on Main or Silver, and if you’re coming from the Canyons celebration, head to the Edge Steakhouse, one of the highest-rated restaurants in Park City that’s conveniently located in the resort village.

For more casual options, head to Zoom on Main Street or High West Distillery and Saloon, or just take a walk down Main Street and see what looks good! There is something to fit every taste in Park City.

4. Find a Party on Main Street

Get to the center of all of the Park City New Years Eve action by heading to Main Street as the countdown starts to 2015. Main Street’s many bars and clubs will all be hosting New Years events, so you’ll have no shortage of options!

A number of bars sell tickets in advance that include New Years favors, a champagne toast and sometimes light hors oeuvres and drinks. Explore their options online to find the perfect place to spend your Park City New Years Eve!

5. An Evening With Jane Lynch

If the arts are more your style, attend An Evening with Jane Lynch at the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts. The Emmy Award-winning actress saunters into the New Year with The Anti-Cabaret Cabaret Show, starting at 8 p.m. on New Years Eve.

Lynch is well known for her role as Sue Sylvester on Glee and for her Broadway performances as Miss Hannigan in Annie. Her comedy mixed with great signing chops will be a light and witty way to spend your Park City New Years Eve.

Tickets start at $40 are now on sale at the Eccles Center website.

As you plan your Park City New Years Eve, use Park City Lodging to find the perfect place to stay. We have options available at all three resorts and in the Main Street area. We look forward to having you join us for a fun Park City New Years Eve celebration!





2015 Sundance Film Festival

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Sundance Film FestivalThe Sundance Film Festival brings celebrities and movie buffs alike to Park City every year, and the 2015 edition, which will be held Jan. 22 – Feb. 1, is no different. One of the largest independent film festivals in the United States, Sundance Film Festival showcases up-and-coming dramatic and documentary films and in the past has been the launching point for popular movies like The Blair Witch Project, Little Miss Sunshine and Napoleon Dynamite.

If you’re coming to Park City for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, check out these tips to get the most out of your experience.

Sundance Film Festival Tickets

Most of the ticket packages for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival have already sold out, but don’t worry, there are still individual tickets left. Individual tickets will go on sale starting on Jan. 20 on the Sundance Film Festival website or at the main Park City box office at 136 Heber Ave. A limited number of tickets are also released on the day of each show for previously unavailable screenings and can be purchased in person at the Heber Ave. box office.

In the past, if you couldn’t get tickets in advance, you faced the prospect of spending hours in line at the theater trying to get in off the waitlist, but Sundance Film Festival has now introduced an electronic wait list to allow you to get a waitlist number from your phone or other Internet capable device. Register for the electronic waitlist about two hours before your screening, receive a waitlist number and then arrive at the theater 30 minutes prior to the start of the show. No more standing in the cold!

Make a Plan

The slate of films for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival will be released in mid-December. Check the festival website to see which films look interesting, and try to make a plan of the ones that you want to see each day.

There are nine different theaters used during the festival in Park City, all connected by a free shuttle service. There are also screenings in Salt Lake City, Odgen and at Sundance Resort if you want to make a day trip to try to avoid the crowds.

Enjoy the Nightlife

Beyond the great movies, fans and media come to Sundance Film Festival from all over the world for the people watching. It’s not uncommon to rub shoulders with Hollywood stars while walking down historic Main Street or taking in one of the films.

There are concerts and parties going on in Park City during the entire festival, especially the opening weekend, so hit the town at night and you could meet somebody famous!

Hit the Slopes

The crowds flocking to downtown for the Sundance Film Festival tend to draw people away from Park City’s three amazing ski resorts, making it one of the best times to take on the “Greatest Snow on Earth” without having to wait in lift lines. If you’re coming to town for Sundance, plan to spend at least a day at Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort or Canyons Resort. The fresh air of the Wasatch Mountains will provide a nice break from the festival hubbub down below.

As you plan your trip to Park City for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, use Park City Lodging to find the perfect spot for your festival headquarters. We have properties all over downtown Park City that will put you right in the middle of all the action, as well as options at all three of Park City’s ski resorts. Come and join us as our mountain paradise turns into Hollywood for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival!

What to Know About Deer Valley Resort

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Deer Valley ResortRated as the one of the top two ski resorts in the West for eight straight years by SKI Magazine, Deer Valley Resort offers the perfect mix of breathtaking terrain, stunning vistas and first-class customer service. No ski trip to Park City is complete without a visit to Deer Valley Resort, so here’s all that you’ll need to know as you make your plans (note: snowboarding is not permitted at Deer Valley Resort).

Getting to Deer Valley Resort

Deer Valley Resort is located just a few miles east of downtown Park City. Take Deer Valley Drive from the center of town or hop on one of the free Park City busses that run from downtown, Park City Mountain Resort, Canyons Resort and many points in between.

If you’re driving, pull up in front of the Snow Park Lodge where Deer Valley Resort’s smiling staff will be happy to help you unload your skis and gear (and maybe your family!) before you go park. No schlepping required!

Deer Valley Resort Lift Tickets

Deer Valley Resort limits the number of lift tickets that it sells each day to ensure that you will never encounter crowds on the mountain. During the holiday periods surrounding Christmas, New Years and Presidents Day, the resort frequently reaches capacity.

If you’re going to visit Deer Valley Resort during one of those periods, consider purchasing a lift ticket online in advance or simply stop by one of the lift ticket offices a day in advance to get your pass for the following day.

Top Trails at Deer Valley Resort

Deer Valley Resort is famous for its immaculately groomed terrain, making the resort a paradise for beginner and intermediate skiers, but there is plenty of challenging expert trails for advanced skiers as well!

Start your day on Bald Mtn., served by the Sterling, Wasatch and Sultan Expresses with cruisers like Keno, Legal Tender and Nabob. Then head over to Flagstaff Mtn., served by the Quincy and Silver Strike Expresses and tackle fun trails like Hidden Treasure, Hawkeye and Lost Boulder. As you make your way back to Snow Park Lodge at the end of the day, hop on the Homestake Lift and zoom down Big Stick all the way to the bottom.

Expert skiers will want to explore the terrain off of the Empire and Lady Morgan Expresses, including the always bumpy Solace, Conviction and Domingo and the beautiful aspen glades of Centennial. Lady Morgan Bowl usually offers some great powder, just don’t go down too far our you’ll have to hike your way out! On a powder day, visit the Mayflower and Sultan lifts on the other side of the mountain for great shredding with no lift lines!

Where to Eat

Beyond its incredible terrain, Deer Valley Resort is known as one of the most posh ski resorts in North America, and that extends to its food! All of Deer Valley’s on-mountain restaurants offer food much better than typical ski resort fare at prices that are still affordable.

Grab lunch at the Silver Lake Restaurant or Bald Mountain Pizza in the Silver Lake Base Area, or escape the crowds a bit by skiing over to the Empire Canyon Grill. Make sure to try a bowl of the famous Deer Valley Turkey Chili!

Local Tip – Free Ski Storage at Deer Valley Resort

If you’re going to ski at Deer Valley on consecutive days, take advantage of the complimentary overnight ski storage available at Snow Park Lodge and Silver Lake Lodge. For a few dollars, they’ll throw in a wax too!

As you plan your visit to Deer Valley Resort, use Park City Lodging to find the perfect place to stay! We offer a number of properties in and around Deer Valley, as well as in all other parts of Park City with easy access to Deer Valley shuttles. Let us help you plan your Park City vacation!



A Guide to Park City Snowboarding

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Park City SnowboardingWhether you’re a veteran rider chasing thrills or a newbie looking to hop on a board for the first time, Park City snowboarding has something to fit every interest. With two great resorts located only a few miles apart, there is no better place to come for your snowboarding vacation than Park City, Utah.

Park City Snowboarding Resorts

Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort offer snowboarders more than 7,000 acres of powder-covered terrain (note: snowboarding is not permitted at Deer Valley Resort).

Both Park City and Canyons have all of the features that snowboarders are looking for, but each offers its own unique experience. PCMR is the home to terrain parks and a halfpipe known around the world, while Canyons is a great place to escape the lines on a powder day. When you come to town for some Park City snowboarding, try them both – you won’t be disappointed!

Park City Halfpipe and Terrain Parks

Snowboarders flock to Park City Mountain Resort to ride its famous halfpipe and terrain parks, both rated as the best in the country by TransWorld SNOWboarding.

The Eagle Super Pipe was the venue for the first-ever Olympic halfpipe competition in 2002 and continues to host major competitions today, including the Freestyle World Championships every February. With a pair of monstrous 22-foot walls, the Eagle Super Pipe is a mecca of Park City snowboarding.

In addition to the halfpipe, PCMR boasts a pair of terrain parks designed to fit the needs of snowboarders of all ability levels. The Three Kings Terrain Park is a slopestyle course that features three major jumps ranging from 25 feet to an epic 45 feet, as well as more than 20 different jibs, offering intermediate to expert riders the chance to show off their tricks. The Ridge Terrain Park offers medium-sized boxes and rails, giving beginners a chance to get their first park experiences in a laid-back environment.

Park City Snowboarding Lessons

Both Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort offer lessons for riders of all ages and ability levels. If it’s your first time on a snowboard, take one of the beginner lessons at either resort to learn the basic skills of snowboarding.

If you’re an advanced rider looking to get acquainted with terrain parks or learn some new tricks, try Park City’s half-day Snowboard Workshops that will teach you how to ride the pipe, pump a transition or get air off of a kicker. You’ll be showing off for your friends in no time!

Epic Pass

If your Park City snowboarding trip is going to include at least six days on the mountain, look into the Epic Season Pass, which includes unlimited riding all season at Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort, as well as a number of other well-known resorts in the West.

The Epic Pass pays for itself in just over five days – perfect for those week-long vacations! Get your Epic Pass and head straight to the mountain every day for some Park City snowboarding – no more waiting in lift ticket lines!

As you plan your Park City snowboarding trip, use Park City Lodging to find the perfect place to stay near Park City Mountain Resort, Canyons Resort or in downtown Park City! Let us help you plan your perfect vacation!



Great Ways to Spend Christmas in Park City

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The Christmas in Park City Christmas season is rapidly approaching, which means that it’s time to start planning your Park City vacation! Christmas in Park City is a special time, filled with great skiing and snowboarding, first class shopping and plenty of holiday cheer. As you plan your Christmas trip to our snowy paradise, check out some of the holiday events in Park City that you won’t want to miss!

Santa Arrives by Chairlift

Christmas in Park City officially starts on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 5:30 p.m. when Santa Claus and his reindeer make their grand entrance by riding down the Town Lift to Main Street to greet children from ages 1 to 92.

Bring your family out to enjoy hot cocoa and Christmas carols. There will of course be the opportunity to tell Santa what you want for Christmas!

Holiday Shopping

With countless great shopping options, there’s no need to bring presents with you for your family Christmas in Park City. Travel light and pick up everything you need once you arrive!

Main Street in downtown Park City offers dozens of unique shops, boutiques and galleries featuring everything from designer clothes and fine art to mountain apparel that you can wear on the slopes the next day!

For bargain prices, head to the Tanger Outlets near the intersection of I-80 and Utah SR-224, featuring name brand stores like Coach, Columbia Sportswear, Gap, J. Crew, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren and many more.

Santa Skis Free at Canyons Resort

Wear your full Santa suit to Canyons Resort on Dec. 20 and you could ski for free! Every year, Santas take over the mountain in search of fresh powder and nice children too!

Free skiing or riding is limited to the first 50 Santas (or Mrs. Claus, reindeer or elves) to arrive in full costume. Register in the resort village from 8-9 a.m. and become a part of Christmas in Park City!

Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade at Park City Mountain

A tradition for almost 50 years, the Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade at Park City Mountain is a fun, family-friendly event that brings everyone spending Christmas in Park City together to celebrate the season.

Enjoy holiday music and free cookies and hot beverages on the plaza at the base of PCMR at sunset before watching the instructors from the ski and snowboard school parade down the PayDay trail in a string of torchlight.

You don’t have to wait until the parade to see Santa though. Look for him on the slopes with gifts in tow all day on Christmas Eve.

With great shopping and plenty of special holiday events, spending Christmas in Park City will be an unforgettable experience for you and your family. As you plan your holiday getaway, use Park City Lodging to find the perfect place to stay. We have options at all three resorts as well as downtown. Let us help you put together your perfect Christmas trip!

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