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The End of Ski Season is Near, But Park City Stays Alive

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End of Ski SeasonWhen most people think of Park City they picture our thousands of acres of Wasatch powder, but after the snow melts at the end of ski season the fun stays alive! With beautiful weather and smaller crowds, the spring and summer are some of the best times to visit Park City. Here’s some ideas for how to enjoy our town after the end of ski season.

Hit the Trails

The melting of the snow at the end of ski season opens up more than 400 miles of Wasatch Mountain trails to hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley and the Canyons all keep some of their chairlifts open in the summer, making it easy for hikers and bikers to get to the top of the peaks.

Visit the Mountain Trails Foundation website for maps and complete info on Park City’s trail system.

Explore Main Street

After the crowds leave at the end of ski season, the shops and restaurants of Park City’s historic Main Street remain open with many offering offseason deals. From high fashion to mountain souvenirs, Main Street’s many stores and boutiques offer something for everyone. The summer can also be a great time to find deals on ski and snowboard gear for the following season!

Find a Festival

Park City is home to a number of fun festivals after the end of ski season. Plan your visit around one of these unique events to get the most out of your Park City experience. Here are two of our favorites:

  • Park City Food and Wine Classic (July 8-12): More than 100 food artisans, wineries, breweries and more come together for this mouthwatering event. Whether you’re a committed foodie or just looking to get a taste of Park City’s local flavor, there’s something for everyone at the Park City Food and Wine Classic with tastings, seminars, cooking demonstrations and even outdoor adventures with a food and wine influence. Tickets can be purchased on the event website.
  • Kimball Arts Festival (July 31-August 2): Artists from around the country flock to Park City to showcase their works all along Main Street during this weekend festival. Works range from paintings to sculptures, ceramics, jewelry, metalwork and more. In addition, some of Park City’s best restaurants will be selling food to festivalgoers. Admission for the entire weekend is only $10, or free to Summit County residents.

As you come to enjoy all that Park City has to offer after the end of ski season, use Park City Lodging to find the perfect place to stay. We have properties at all three resorts, proving easy access to the mountains, as well as on Main Street downtown. Come see why the locals say that the summer is the best time to visit Park City!



Tee It Up at a Few Park City Golf Courses

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Park City Golf CoursesWith summer just around the corner, Park City trades its famous snow for warm sunshine and there’s no better way to enjoy the beautiful surroundings than by spending a day on the links. As you plan your visit, here’s some information on the Park City golf courses you’ll want to include on your agenda.

Park City Golf Club

The most popular of all the Park City golf courses, the Park City Golf Club is the most played course in the state of Utah every year. Located in the heart of Park City, backing up to Park City Mountain Resort, this 6,800-yard public course will challenge golfers of all levels.

Greens fees are $50, with discounts for residents. All golfers pay the resident rates after 3 p.m. Click here for more detailed information. To reserve a tee time at the best of the public Park City golf courses, call (435) 615-5800 or make your own reservation online.

Soldier Hollow Golf Course

Located less than a half hour from Park City, this site of the cross-country skiing and biathlon competitions of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games boasts two 18-hole courses appropriately named the Gold and Silver Courses.

The Gold Course is a challenging mountains course that features dramatic changes in elevation, offering breathtaking views of the Heber Valley below. The Silver Course is a bit flatter and features vistas of Mount Timpanogos. Greens fees are $33, with discounts for seniors, juniors and children. Visit the Soldier Hollow website to book your tee time in this place of Olympic history

Wasatch Mountain

Voted one of the “Best Places to Play” by Golf Digest, Wasatch Mountain State Park has two 18-hole courses that provide very different experiences.

The Mountain Course takes golfers two miles up into the mountain before turning them around and sending them back down. Enjoy beautiful views and the opportunity to see wildlife. The Lake Course has something for all players with flatter terrain meandering through eight lakes and ponds. Greens fees for both courses start at $33 with discounts for seniors and juniors.

As you plan to enjoy the fantastic Park City golf courses, use Park City Lodging to find a perfect place to stay during your trip. We offer properties within walking distance to the Park City Golf Club as well as at all three resorts. We look forward to helping you put together a great vacation!



Upcoming Shows at the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts

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Eccles Center for the Performing ArtsThe Eccles Center for the Performing Arts is a cultural hub in Park City, bringing a wide variety of musical, dance and theater acts to town every year. Taking in a show at the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts is a great way to spend an evening during your vacation. Here’s a brief look at some of the upcoming performances:

Mummenschanz – April 4

For more than 40 years, the Swiss group Mummenschanz has been delighting audiences with its unique mime-like dance and theater performances. Appearing in masks and costumes that border on the bizarre, the Mummeschanz performers tell a story without words through the creative use of shadow, light and objects. Catch Mummenschanz at the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts on April 4.

Hot Sardines – April 11

Take a trip back to the brassy jazz of the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s when Hot Sardines comes to the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts on April 11. This eight-person group consists of soul-tingling brass, a stirring rhythm section led by a stride-piano, and the soaring English and French vocals of Miz Elizabeth. In 2014, Hot Sardines launched their debut self-titled album that mixes jazz classics with songs of their own creation. You won’t want to miss them when they come to Park City in April!

An Evening With Neil Gaiman – April 18

Best-selling author comes to the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts stage with a reputation for putting on intelligent, resonating performances. In addition to his work as the author of the best-selling fantasy novel American Gods, Gaiman has written more than 20 other books, as well as screenplays, song lyrics, comics and other works. His live performances have gained widespread acclaim with his speech “Make Good Art” going viral with more than 1.5 million views online.

Alonzo King Lines Ballet – April 25

Modernism will meet classical ballet when the Alonzo King Lines Ballet takes to the stage at the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts on April 25. Visionary choreographer Alonzo King has changed the way we look at ballet. The 11-member LINE ballet company will present an innovative program to the animal “soundscapes” of bio-acoustician Dr. Bernie Krause. Get your tickets today to the Alonzo King Lines Ballet make its debut in Park City.

You can get tickets to all these events as well as learn more information about the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts and its programs at ecclescenter.org. When you’re coming to town for a show at the Eccles Center, make sure to use Park City Lodging to find the perfect place to stay. We have properties all over Park City with many conveniently located near the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts. Give us a call, and we’ll help you plan a great trip!

 



Weekend Getaways From Salt Lake City in Park City

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Weekend Getaways from Salt Lake CitySearching for fun weekend getaways from Salt Lake City? Look no further than Park City! Conveniently located only 30 minutes away from Salt Lake City, Park City offers all the amenities of a vacation town in the breathtaking surroundings of the Wasatch Mountains. With something for everyone, Park City tops the list of weekend getaways from Salt Lake City!

Come Here for the Snow

With hundreds of inches of fluffy Wasatch powder falling each year at its three world class resorts, Park City has established itself as one of the country’s top winter resort destinations.

Escape Salt Lake City to come ski or snowboard on the thousands of acres of terrain at Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley and Canyons, or partake in a number of other winter activities like snowmobiling, bobsledding and snowshoeing. The fact that you can get from the valley to the chairlifts in less than an hour makes Park City the perfect spot for weekend getaways from Salt Lake City.

Come Here for the Summer Fun

Park City is just as fun in the summer as it is in the winter with more than 400 miles of recreational trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, wildlife viewing and more. All three resorts run chairlifts in the summer to provide easy hiking and biking access to the top of the peaks.

Trade the scorching summer heat of Salt Lake City for a pleasant mountain climate, and enjoy beautiful blue skies as you explore our wilderness.

Come Here for the Food

The amazing array of restaurants is reason alone to make Park City a top spot for weekend getaways from Salt Lake City. With dozens of mouthwatering options centered around quaint downtown Main Street, Park City is a foodie’s paradise.

During your visit you can treat yourself with options ranging from five-star dining, to ethnic cuisine and Utah’s only micro-distillery and saloon. Check out our list of restaurant picks in Park City and warm up your taste buds for a weekend of indulgence!

Where to Stay

Explore Park City Lodging’s numerous housing options for weekend getaways from Salt Lake City to Park City. We have something to serve every need with properties at all three resorts as well as in the Main Street area of downtown. Let us help you plan the perfect trip!



Make Sure to Stop By the Kimball Art Center

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Kimball Art CenterA hub for art and culture in Park City since 1976, the Kimball Art Center provides visitors with a wide array of exhibits, as well as classes and events. During your trip to Park City, pay a visit to the Kimball Art Center and enjoy their free admission, seven days a week.

Kimball Art Center Exhibits

The exhibits at the Kimball Art Center change frequently, and have recently ranged from paintings of the Wasatch Mountains to an exhibition of street graffiti art.

Currently, the Kimball Art Center is featuring three exhibitions of pieces by women artists as part of “100% Women.” Below is a brief summary of each exhibition.

  • Out of Sight / In the Mind: Artists Bonnie Sucec and Susan Beck do collaborative paintings and drawings. One describes her work to the other over the phone and then the two each do their own version of the painting.
  • Susan Cofer: Drawings from 1977-2006: Susan Cofer draws layer after layer of vertical lines on paper that eventually build up to create abstract patterns.
  • Lost in Translation: Artist Sandra Doore explores “texting” and how the sending of messages affects the sense of self.

Visiting the Kimball Art Center

The Kimball Art Center is located in downtown Park City at 638 Park Ave. Admission is free to the public.

Hours:
Monday – Thursday, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Friday, 10:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday, 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Sunday, 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Park City Kimball Arts Festival

Every summer the Park City Kimball Arts Festival takes over downtown Main Street for a weekend of art, music, food and fun.

More than 200 artists from all over North America set up booths displaying their works, competing for awards in 12 different artistic categories. The festival also features live music all weekend and showcases dozens of Park City’s best restaurants.

The 2015 Park City Kimball Arts Festival will take place from July 31-August 2. Make plans to visit and enjoy this cultural gem!

As you prepare your visit to Park City, make sure to include the Kimball Art Center in your plans. Park City Lodging is pleased to offer a number of properties within walking distance of the Kimball Art Center, as well as options at all three resorts. Let us help you find a convenient place to stay!



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