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Where to Rent a Fatbike in Park City

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FatbikeWant to explore the winter wonderland surrounding Park City without having to buy a lift ticket? Consider renting a fatbike – an exciting outdoor activity that is rapidly growing in popularity.

Fatbikes are bicycles with oversized tires, allowing them to travel easily over snowy trails, and have even been ridden all the way to the South Pole!

We’re far from Antarctica, but Park City also boasts a vast network of trails, many of which are open to fatbike riding in the winter. Hop on a fatbike and see a side of Park City that many visitors never do.

Where to Rent a Fatbike

Fatbikes are available for rental from a number of locations in Park City, including Jans and All Seasons Adventures. To be sure that your fatbike will be ready for you, make a reservation in advance.

Jans: (800) 745-1020

All Seasons: (435) 649-9619

Where to Ride Your Fatbike

Park City has miles of free trails perfect for fatbike riding. Jans recommends starting on the Rail Trail, a groomed trail that connects with the Round Valley Nordic Area. From there you can connect to Round Valley and explore the area. If you’re more adventurous, you can check out the ungroomed Glenwild trail network, riding in the paths left behind by hikers and snowshoers.

For more information on where to take your fatbike, check with the rental shops or consult the Mountain Trails Foundation winter trail map.

Park City Fatbike Tours

One of the best ways to get acquainted with a fatbike is on a guided tour. All Seasons Adventures is offering guided tours this winter that are perfect for active bikers and casual vacationers alike. Give All Seasons a call to make your tour reservation and learn how to get the most out of your fatbike under their expert tutelage.

Park City Lodging is a corporate member and official destination partner of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). As an IMBA member, we are proud to promote Park City as one of the best mountain biking destinations in the world. Come get a taste of our trails on a fatbike in the winter and return in the summer to check out all that the mountains have to offer to cyclists!

As you plan your fatbike adventure in Park City, use Park City Lodging to find a convenient place to stay. We have properties all over the Park City area, including at all three resorts and on downtown Main Street.

Photo credit: Anthony DeLorenzo



Meet the Park City Snowboard Team

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Park City Snowboard TeamWith its three great resorts and thousands of acres of amazing snow, Park City has become the home base for a number of competitive skiers and snowboarders of all ages. One of the most prominent training clubs is the Park City Snowboard Team, which attracts some of the most talented up-and-coming snowboarders in the country to Park City each year.

The Park City Snowboard Team offers a number of different programs for children starting at age 9, with a goal of developing their freestyle snowboarding skills and eventually preparing them for local, regional and even national competitions.

If your child is interested in competitive snowboarding, check out the Park City Snowboard Team’s offerings.

Park City Snowboard Team Programs

Full-Time Program: This program is for riders ages 13+ committed to taking their riding to the next level. There is a focus on skill development, and if desired, improvement to compete at local, regional and national competitions.

Competition Team: For riders ages 12+ with advanced freestyle skills, this program focuses on perfecting tricks and runs for use in competitions. Riders in this program compete in local/regional events and are also introduced to national events when time allows.

Junior Competition Program: This program is for riders ages 9-13 with freestyle fundamentals who want to reach the next level. The focus is one developing advanced skills to become great all-around riders. Athletes are encouraged to compete locally with the possibility of qualifying for nationals.

Development Team: For ages 9+, this program is for riders who want to develop their freestyle skills all over the mountain. The focus is on building skills and having fun – there is no pressure to compete!

King of the Wasatch Competition

One event that the Park City Snowboard Team includes on its calendar every year is the famed King of the Wasatch competition at Park City Mountain Resort.

Each year riders from around the USASA Big Mountain West and Intermountain Divisions come together at PCMR for a weekend of competitions in slopestyle, rail jam and halfpipe events.

Even for the non-competitive riders, this is a great opportunity to come out and watch some of the up-and-comers in the sport. The 2015 King of the Wasatch competition was held Jan. 15-18 – make sure to mark your calendar for the 2016 edition.

If you’re coming to Park City to visit your child on the Park City Snowboard Team or to watch the King of the Wasatch competition, use Park City Lodging to find the perfect place to stay. We have properties all over Park City, including at Park City Mountain Resort and on Main Street downtown. Let us help you plan your visit!



Come See the 2015 US Snowboarding and Freeskiing Grand Prix

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US Snowboarding and Freeskiing Grand PrixBe here when the best extreme skiers and snowboarders descend on Park City next month for the finale of the 2015 US Snowboarding and Freeskiing Grand Prix.

The Grand Prix tour will stop at Park City Mountain Resort from Feb. 27-March 1 and will feature the top American skiers and snowboarders competing in both the halfpipe and slopesyle disciplines.

Sochi Olympics gold medalists and Park City natives Sage Kotsenburg and Joss Christensen highlight this year’s competition, and past Grand Prix champions include Shaun White, Louie Vito, Gretchen Bleiler and Kelly Clark.

If the chance to see these amazing athletes throw down insane tricks on PCMR’s famed Eagle Superpipe and King’s Crown terrain park isn’t enough, here’s the best part: admission is FREE!

The US Snowboarding and Freeskiing Grand Prix action heats up at night, so hit the slopes yourself during the day at one of Park City’s three great resorts and then head over to PCMR when the lifts close.

Disciplines

Halfpipe: Snowboarders and skiers launch themselves off the sides of a giant man-made halfpipe performing tricks in the air that include flips and as many as four full twists! Competitors are judged on how much air they get, the difficulty of their tricks and their execution.

Slopestyle: Snowboarders and skiers ride down a terrain-park style course that features a number of jumps, rails and other features. Competitors are judged by their air, execution, degree of difficulty and their overall run.

Event Schedule

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27:

  • Snowboarding Slopestyle Finals
  • Freeskiing Slopestyle Finals

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28:

  • Snowboarding Halfpipe Finals

SUNDAY, MARCH 1:

  • Freeskiing Halfpipe Finals

Accommodations

If you’re coming to Park City for the 2015 US Snowboarding and Freeskiing Grand Prix, use Park City Lodging to find the perfect place to stay. We have properties located at Park City Mountain Resort and in the nearby downtown area, as well as at Deer Valley and Canyons which both offer convenient free bus transport to PCMR. Let us help you plan a great vacation!



Keep the Day Alive with Park City Night Skiing

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We’re in the time of the year when the sun goes down a little earlier than most of us would like, but fortunately, Park City night skiing is an option for all who venture to our amazing town. Park City Mountain Resort opened up for night skiing in late December and will be open for the duration of the season. That means you can start on the slopes in the morning and ski until 8 p.m. every night. Don’t miss out on this chance to experience the stars and the slopes with some exhilarating Park City night skiing.

Park City Mountain Resort will have three lifts, three runs, and a terrain park open nightly until the end of ski season. The three lifts that will be operational until 8 p.m. are PayDay, First Time and 3 Kings. This means that Park City night skiers will be able to enjoy three different runs (PayDay, First Time and Turtle Trail), as well as 3 Kings Terrain Park. Whether you want to take an exciting run down one of the three slopes or show off some tricks at the terrain park, Park City Mountain Resort provides that opportunity after the sun goes down.

When you’re finished with your night skiing, you will still be able to grab a bite to eat at one of the fine restaurants in Park City. From sun up to sun down, Park City has all aspects of your vacation covered!

Whether you’re in town to do some Park City night skiing or you prefer to hit the slopes during the day, Park City Lodging has the perfect place for you to stay. With vacation rental properties at Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain Resort, and Canyons Resort, we have every corner of the town covered. Our vacation rentals can also host a party of any size, whether you are in Park City for a romantic getaway or for a big group retreat.

Click here to start planning your trip to Park City, Utah, today!



Park City Museum Provides Visitors with History

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Park City MuseumWhile vacationing in Park City, learn more about the history of the area at the Park City Museum – one of the best local history museums in the country.

Park City Museum will take you back to the time of the original settlers and through the mining days, teaching you about how this magical place in the Wasatch Mountains turned in to the thriving town that it is today. As you plan your trip to Park City, make sure to include a stop at Park City Museum on your itinerary!

Settlers Make Their Way West to Park City
Park City Museum’s “From Around the World” exhibit explains how settlers from all over the East Coast, and even the world, made their way to Park City. The exhibit includes a Kimball Stagecoach, one of the main methods of transportation in those times, and also offers visitors the chance to climb aboard a recreated rail car.

Park City’s Boom as a Mining Town
The “Days of Ore” exhibit at Park City Museum gives visitors the chance to explore a scaled down version of the late 19th century Mega Mine. Learn about the dangerous mining profession, how ore becomes silver and even take a turn drilling into the rock face! Park City’s mining history continues to shape the town to this day.

Skiing Comes to Park City
Did you know that first method of transporting skiers to the top of Park City’s mountains was a subway? Climb into the original car that took skiers through the subsurface mining tunnels and watch a film explaining Park City’s transition from a mining town to a ski town.

Park City’s Dungeon
Most visitors strolling down Main Street have no idea that beneath them is a dungeon that served as Park City’s territorial jail. Visitors to Park City Museum can tour the jail and learn more about some of its most infamous residents.

How to Visit
Park City Museum is located in the heart of downtown at 528 Main Street and is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday from 12-6 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children and free for kids under six years old.

As you make plans to visit Park City Museum during your vacation, find the perfect accommodations through Park City Lodging. We have properties close to the museum on downtown Main Street as well as at all three ski resorts. Let Park City Lodging help you plan an amazing vacation!



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