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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!

Park City Is Now Epic

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Park City Mountain Resort Is Now Epic!

Temperatures are dropping and leafs are changing color. Autumn is making its presence known which means the ski season is just around the corner. With the recent change of ownership at Park City Mountain Resort, PCMR is now part of the Epic Pass! Skiers and riders now have the chance to explore 22 resorts and more than 32,000 acres of terrain all on one pass. With different pass options skiers and riders may have questions on which pass will work best for them. This post will hopefully eliminate the headache and help find the perfect pass to suite your skiing or riding style for the upcoming season.

Epic Local Pass- Perfect for people who can navigate a pass with restrictions + Pays for itself in just over 4 days!

Unlimited, unrestricted skiing or riding at Breckenridge, Keystone, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton and Arapahoe Basin with limited restrictions at Park City, Canyons, Heavenly, Northstar & Kirkwood. Also includes a total of 10 days at Vail and Beaver Creek with holiday restrictions.

$569 Adult (Ages 19+) / $439 Teen (Ages 13-18) / $289 Child (Ages 5-12)

Park City, Canyons, Beaver Creek, Vail, Heavenly, Northstar & Kirkwood restricted: 11/28 – 29/14, 12/26 – 31/14, 1/17/15, 2/14 – 15/15.

Epic Pass- Ski as much as you want, whenever you want + Pays for itself in just 5 days!

Unlimited skiing or riding at Park City, Canyons, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton and Arapahoe Basin. – NO BLACKOUTS.

*NEW* Now includes 5 consecutive days at Niseko United in Japan and up to 5 consecutive days at Verbier in Switzerland and 3 Vallees in France when staying at in-resort lodging.

$749 Adult (Ages 13+) / $389 Child (Ages 5-12)

Epic 7- Day- Perfect for people who don’t plan to ski or ride more than 7 days + Pays for itself in just under 4 days!

A total of 7 unrestricted days valid at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Canyons, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, and Arapahoe Basin, plus 7 FREE days at Afton Alps or Mt. Brighton.

$569 Adult (Ages 13+) / $289 Child (Ages 5-12)

Epic 4- Day- Perfect for people who only plan to take one ski vacation + Pays for itself in just under 3 days!

A total of 4 unrestricted days valid at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Canyons, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, and Arapahoe Basin, plus 4 FREE days at Afton Alps or Mt. Brighton.

$399 Adult (Ages 13+) / $219 Child (Ages 5-12)

As you look forward to purchasing your season pass for Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort, book through Park City Lodging to find the perfect rental unit for your getaway. We offer a wide variety of properties at all three resorts as well as downtown on Main Street. We look forward to helping you plan the perfect ski vacation! If you purchased a season pass earlier in the season you may have additional questions. Please see our FAQ below.

Season Pass FAQ:

If I have a Park City Mountain Resort pass can I still use it this season?

– Yep, for those that purchased a Park City Mountain Resort season pass before the change of ownership your passes will be honored for the 14/15 season at Park City Mountain Resort.

Will Park City Mountain Resort season pass benefits continue to be offered?

– Yes, All PCMR season pass benefits will continue for the 14/15 season.

If I already purchased my Epic Pass, Epic 7-Day, Epic 4-Day, or Epic Local Pass do I need to do anything to add Park City Mountain Resort?

– No, if you have already purchased an Epic Pass, Epic 7-Day, Epic 4-Day or Epic Local Pass you will receive the access free of charge.  There is no additional cost and the pass will automatically be active at Park City Mountain Resort.  You do not need a new pass to gain access.

If I already purchased a Vail Resorts season pass, can I upgrade to get Park City Mountain Resort access?

– Yes, you can upgrade your pass by visiting a season pass sales location or by calling 800-842-8062.

If I purchased a Park City Mountain Resort pass already can I exchange for a pass that has both Canyons and Park City Mountain Resort?

– Yes, you can exchange for a season pass that includes both, like the Epic Pass.



Park City Utah Skiing: A Snowy Utopia

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Park City Utah SkiingSoft Wasatch powder, three premier resorts located within a few minutes of each other, hundreds of trails and almost 10,000 acres of skiable terrain. These are the things that make Park City, Utah skiing some of the best in the entire world.

Whether you’re a beginner looking to hit the slopes for the first time or an expert searching for the best untouched powder, there’s something for everyone in Park City. As you plan your stay with Park City Lodging, here’s what you need to know about the three resorts that call Park City home.

Park City Mountain Resort

The variety pack of Park City, Utah skiing, Park City Mountain Resort offers a little bit of everything from easy cruisers to hikeable backcountry terrain. Its trails can be accessed directly from Main Street via the Town Lift, proving a ski-in, ski-out experience for anyone staying downtown, while the resort base located only a few minutes away has a number of ski shops offering rentals and gear.

Beginners can escape the bunny hills on Homerun, one of the longest trails at the resort that runs from the top of the Bonanza Lift all the way to the base area, offering some of the best views in Park City, Utah skiing. The trails off of the Silverlode Lift, one of PCMR’s many six-person chair lifts, offer great intermediate terrain that soaks up the morning sun with nearby King Con Lift offering a number of blues and double blues as well. Experts will want to head to the Jupiter Lift, which offers acres of in-bounds hikeable terrain, or the steep moguls of McConkey’s Bowl.

Built above an abandoned silver mine, old mining buildings and equipment dot the landscape at Park City Mountain Resort. For a greater understanding of the history, take one of the complimentary mountain tours that leave twice daily.

Deer Valley Resort

Deer Valley is a skiers paradise, literally, because no snowboarders are allowed. Known for its first-class service and elegant groomed trails, Deer Valley has earned a reputation as one of the poshest ski areas in the country. Don’t be surprised if you’re offered free cookies in the lift line!

Beginners can head to the Quincy Express which offers a variety of greens, as well some easy blues for the more adventurous. Intermediate skiers can find groomed terrain to fit their interests all over the mountain, especially off the Wasatch Express with long cruisers like Keno and Nabob. Experts can soar through the aspens of Centennial off of the Lady Morgan Express, one of the prettiest glades in all of Park City, Utah skiing, or take the short hike to the top of Ontario Bowl and enjoy the view before shredding some untouched powder.

No trip to Deer Valley is complete without a lunch stop at one of their lodges to try their famous turkey chili or another one of their delicious and sophisticated entrees. Trust us, this will be the best ski resort food you’ve ever had!

Canyons Resort

The biggest resort in all of Park City, Utah skiing, Canyons Resort offers 4,000 acres of skiable terrain. In addition to its quality beginner and intermediate trails, Canyons has some of the best advanced skiing in the area.

Start your day by riding the Red Pine Gondola, the only goldola in Park City, over a beautiful canyon, and ski over to the Tombstone Express to warm up with groomers like Another World or some bumps on Cloud 9. Then escape the crowds by heading to the Dreamscape Lift, with fantastic intermediate trails like Alpenglow and Bliss. Experts will want to take the Ninety-Nine 90 Express to the highest peak in the resort and tear up the moguls of 94 Turns or try the gladed trails to the right of the lift.

With more terrain than any other resort in the state, lift lines are rarity at Canyons Resort. If you find one, ski to the next lift over and chances are you’ll be able to hop right on a chair and be back to the top in no time.

As you look forward to experiencing the snowy utopia that is Park City, Utah skiing, book through Park City Lodging to find the perfect rental unit for your getaway. We offer a wide variety of properties at all three resorts as well as downtown on Main Street. We look forward to helping you plan the perfect ski vacation!

The 7 Best Restaurants in Park City, Utah

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Best Restaurants in Park City UtahIn addition to the acres of outdoor playgrounds in the surrounding mountains, the town of Park City, Utah offers one of the most vibrant dining scenes in the West. Whether you’re looking for a quiet gourmet dinner or a lively place to refuel, Park City has an amazing restaurant to fit almost every taste. As you plan your visit with Park City Lodging, take a look at our picks for the 7 Best Restaurants in Park City, Utah!

1. Riverhorse on Main

Rated as one of the best restaurants in Park City, Utah, Riverhorse on Main offers a gourmet menu with mouthwatering entrees like their classic macademia nut crusted Alaskan halibut, as well as an expansive wine list. Located on Main Street in the center of downtown Park City, Riverhorse on Main is the perfect spot for a romantic evening.

2. High West Distillery & Saloon

Opened in 2007, High West became Utah’s first legal distillery since 1870, but beyond the flavorful craft whiskeys, it features a “gastro-saloon” that offers Western inspired cuisine and hospitality. Try their chicken pot pie or 3-bean bourbon chili and finish things off with a dark chocolate moose. The enthusiastic wait staff will be happy to help you select the perfect whiskey to compliment your meal.

3. Empire Canyon Lodge at Deer Valley

An upscale slopeside lunch spot during the day, Empire Canyon Lodge at Deer Valley offers a unique fireside fine dining experience at night. This prix fixe four-course meal features dishes that are literally served from stone fireplaces in front of an open flame. Enjoy warm Swiss raclette cheese, cured meats, salads, specialty entrees, hearty sides, fire-roasted leg of lamb, fresh baked breads and dessert fondues. Horse-drawn sleigh rides are available for hire, and the more adventurous can go on a snowshoe trek before or after dinner. Reservations are required; to make yours call (435) 645-6632.

4. Sammy’s Bistro

Don’t be fooled by its strip mall location, Sammy’s Bistro is a local secret that offers some of the best food in Park City at a bargain price! Relax in its casual environment with a cold draft beer and enjoy a signature dish like their mahi mahi tacos or a spicy veggie burger. The outdoor patio is perfect place to soak up the sunshine after a bluebird day on the slopes. Sammy’s Bistro is proof that you don’t need a big budget to enjoy a fantastic meal during your vacation.

5. The Farm

Named Utah’s Best New Restaurant in 2012 by Salt Lake Magazine, The Farm features fresh food made from scratch, with an emphasis on sourcing ingredients from local farms. Located in the resort village at the base of The Canyons looking out on the mountains, the Farm is a great place to enjoy a hearty meal after a long day on the slopes. Recent favorites have included parmesan braised Idaho sturgeon or their Sugar House Tomahawk Pork Chop. The menu changes frequently, so check out their website for the most up-to-date information.

6. Buona Vita

Enjoy classic Italian food in the heart of downtown Park City at Buona Vita. Located less than a block from the Town Lift, this quaint restaurant serves all of the favorites at a reasonable price. Start off with a ceasar salad, featuring their delicious homemade dressing, and pick from a wide array of entrees that include pastas and pizzas or heartier fare like chicken parmagiana or lasagna.

7. Oishi Sushi Bar and Grill

The flavor of Japan comes to the mountains at Oishi Sushi Bar and Grill, picked by many as one of the best restaurants in Park City, Utah. With a wide array of specialty rolls in addition to classic sushi and sashimi, there’s something for every kind of sushi lover. For a unique local specialty, try the Wasatch Roll, which features salmon, yellow tail, cucumber and spicy mayo. For those looking for a more substantial meal, Oishi also offers a number of chicken, beef, fish and shrimp entrees.

As you plan your trip and look forward to enjoying some of the best restaurants in Park City, Utah, make sure to use Park City Lodging to find the perfect rental property for your vacation. Whether you’re planning a family ski vacation, girls/guys trip or a couple’s getaway, our team will help you find great accommodations in all areas of Park City.

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