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Experience a Utah Olympic Park Bobsled Ride

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Utah Olympic Park BobsledThere are plenty of things to do in Park City besides enjoying our three amazing ski resorts, and one of them is experiencing a Utah Olympic Park bobsled ride! Utah Olympic Park was featured worldwide as the venue for bobsled, skeleton, luge, ski jumping and Nordic combined at the 2002 Winter Olympics and is conveniently located just a few miles from the heart of Park City. Here’s some information that you’ll want to know about taking an Utah Olympic Park bobsled ride or enjoying any of the park’s numerous activities during your vacation.

How to Get There

The Utah Olympic Park bobsled course is located about seven miles north of downtown Park City. To get there, take Utah State Route 224 north towards I-80 – the entrance to the park will be located on your left shortly before you reach the interstate.

Take a Ride on the Utah Olympic Park Bobsled Course

Experience the thrills of the Utah Olympic Park Bobsled course by signing your family up to take a ride! A professional pilot will take three passengers on a heart-stopping ride down the 2002 Olympic course. You will never experience excitement quite like this!

The Utah Olympic Park bobsled experience costs $200 per person and registrations are required. You can book your ride online or by calling (435) 658-4206. Riders must be at least 16 years old and weigh at least 100 lbs.

Other Activities at Utah Olympic Park

In addition to the unique Utah Olympic Park bobsled experience, the park offers a number of other activities that recall the legacy of the 2002 Winter Olympics. Enjoy free admission to the Alf Engen Ski Museum and the Eccles Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum, located in the Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center.

For only $10 (youths and seniors $5), enjoy a one-hour guided tour of the Utah Olympic Park. You’ll take a shuttle bus to the very top of the world’s highest Nordic ski jumps and one of the fastest sliding tracks in the world. Your guide will share a wealth of information about the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, bringing the Olympic experience to life!

Utah Olympic Park also hosts a number of other adventurous activities, including a zip line, drop tower and three adventure ropes courses. Check their website to explore all of the offerings.

Many current and aspiring Olympians train year-round at Utah Olympic Park, and you can watch them free of charge! Get a glimpse of the same athletes that you cheer for every four years. Training times vary, so call (435) 658-4200 for current schedules.

Park City Lodging is proud to be an official partner of the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Federation. Many American Olympians as well as others from around the globe have stayed at our properties while training on the Utah Olympic Park bobsled course, and we would be honored to host you during your visit to Park City too. We have offerings at all three resorts as well as in downtown Park City. Whether you plan to speed down the Utah Olympic Park bobsled course or just soak up the Olympic history, let Park City Lodging help you find the perfect accommodations.

 

 



Visit Our Three Beautiful Ski Resorts in Park City

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Ski Resorts in Park CityNestled in the heart of the Wasatch Range, Park City boasts three gorgeous and first class ski resorts all within six miles of each other. Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort and Canyons Resort all offer some of the best skiing on Earth, but they each have their own unique attributes. As you make your winter ski plans, come and enjoy the fantastic ski resorts in Park City!

Park City Mountain Resort

Located right near the center of Park City, Park City Mountain Resort has plenty of trails for skiers of all ability levels and will offer an upgraded experience this ski season after its purchase by Vail Resorts this fall.

Featuring eight peaks, nine bowls and more than 3,000 acres of skiing, you could spend days at Park City and still not ski all of it.

No need to split up your group in the lift line either. Unique among the ski resorts in Park City, PCMR offers three high-speed “six-packs” – six-person chairlifts that allow you to stick together on your way to the top of the mountain.

Locals Tip: Beat the crowds by grabbing lunch at the Mid-Mountain Lodge, which served more than 1,000 miners a day back in Park City’s mining days. The historic building was renovated and moved in one piece to its current location near the base of the Pioneer and McConkey’s lifts, where it serves up sandwiches, soups and the famous Mid-Mountain Burger to hungry skiers and snowboarders.

Deer Valley Resort

The poshest of the three ski resorts in Park City, Deer Valley offers an upscale, but not snobby, ski experience that perennially puts it near the top of the annual rankings of the best resorts in North America.

Deer Valley’s famously well-groomed blue terrain is a utopia for intermediate skiers, and more than a quarter of its trails are for beginners, giving new skiers a chance to see almost every part of the resort. Experts will be happy too, with beautiful glades, open bowls and thrilling steeps.

Customer service is a major focus at Deer Valley with ski valets to help you unload your car, tissues (and sometimes cookies!) in the lift lines and complimentary overnight ski storage, in addition to offering some of the best resort food in the country. Relax in Deer Valley’s luxury; you won’t regret it!

Locals Tip: While at Deer Valley, try their world famous turkey chili, and if you like it, buy the mix for a cheap price and continue to enjoy best dish out of all the ski resorts in Park City when you get home!

Canyons Resort

Offering more terrain than any of the ski resorts in Park City, recent renovations have made Canyons Resort one of the hottest ski areas in the country. With 182 trains spread out across 4,000 acres, you will always be able to escape the crowds at Canyons.

Canyons is an expert skier’s paradise, with almost 50 percent of its terrain categorized as black and double black, but there are still plenty of trails for the less adventurous. Enjoy outstanding views as you ride the Red Pine Gondola up over the canyons that serve as the namesake for the resort and then head straight to the slopes!

Like Park City, Canyons is run by Vail Resorts and both ski areas are members of the Epic Pass, which allows skiers to buy four-day, seven-day or season-long passes that are good for skiing at both resorts.

Locals Tip: Head to the Day Break, Dreamscape and Dreamcatcher lifts, where the crowds are small and the skiing is great!

As you make your plans to explore the three amazing ski resorts in Park City, use Park City Lodging to help you find the perfect place to stay. We have properties at all three resorts and in downtown Park City for groups of all sizes. Let us help you plan the perfect vacation!

 

 



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!

 

 



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