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FIS Freestyle World Cup and Sprint Grand Prix

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The moguls course for the FIS Freestyle World Cup at Deer Valley.

We’re lucky in Park City to play host to many unique events year round. As a winter sports enthusiast, I get particularly excited when our town hosts winter skiing and snowboarding events. Last week, and through the weekend, two of our resorts hosted major competitions: Deer Valley hosted the annual FIS Freestyle World Cup and Park City Mountain Resort hosted the Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix and Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix. For those of you unfamiliar with the ski and snowboarding competition circuit, Deer Valley hosted moguls, aerials and dual moguls; and Park City Mountain Resort hosted both snowboarding and skiing big air and halfpipe competitions.




The Eagle Superpipe at Park City Mountain Resort for the Park City Grand Prix.

Besides going to the events, which are all free and open to the public, there is also a free concert each year that kicks off the long weekend. Lower Main Street is closed and the crowd gathers, snow or clear skies, to hear the music each year. This year we were very excited when we found out that Cold War Kids would be playing, and they certainly did not disappoint.


Men’s FIS Snowboard World Cup results:
1. Shaun White
2. Scott Lago
3. Luke Mitrani

Women’s FIS Snowboarding World Cup results:
1. Jiayu Liu
2. Arielle Gold
3. Kaitlyn Farrington

Men’s FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup results:
1. David Wise
2. Torin Yater-Wallace
3. Kevin Rolland

Women’s FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup results:
1. Maddie Bowman
2. Ayana Onozuka
3. Virginie Faivre

Men’s Paul Mitchell Progression Session Big Air results:
1. Gus Kenworthy
2. Alex Schlopy
3. Joss Christiansen

Women’s Paul Mitchell Progression Session Big Air results:
1. Tiril Sjastad Christiansen
2. Alexi Micinski
3. Catherine Warchal

16-year-old Kyle Mack won the Paul Mitchell Progression Session Big Air competition for snowboarding on Jan 30, 2013.

The Cold War Kids played a free concert outside at the bottom of Main Street in Park City January 30, 2013.

By: Colette Maddock, Marketing and Social Media Coordinator

This weekend in Park City is Fun-Filled for ALL! – Events, Activities, Competitions and more…!

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You have no excuse of saying “there’s nothing to do this weekend.”   Park City is packed with plenty of activities, events, competitions and entertainment.  In fact, spring in Park City is one of the best times to hit the slopes!  Sunny days, warmer weather and not to mention the SNOW.

Park City, Utah Winter 2012 Events and Fun!

Fun for Everyone!

That’s right, Park City has received up to 30″ of fresh powder in the last 72 hours.  It’s glorious, just glorious.  So if you’re looking for something to do this weekend check out the list of activities below.  There’s something for the whole family to enjoy!

1. Well first things first, it’s SNOWING people!  So the number 1 thing to do this weekend is to hit the slopes.  Luckily, Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort and Canyons Resort are all within 10 minutes of each other in Park City.  And if you’re looking for even deeper POW, you can head to Brighton, Solitude, Snowbird, Alta or Snowbasin, all of which are about a 45 minute drive from Park City.  Check out the Snow Report here for more snow on the way!

2.  Head over to Park City Mountain Resort this weekend for tons of FUN!  Here’s what’s going on:

  • Friday, March 2:  Friday Night Jib Fights – click here for full details
  • Friday, March 2:  Sunday, March 4:  King of the Wasatch: The King of the Wasatch is a long standing tradition at Park City Mountain Resort. This event is held in partnership with the Park City Snowboard Team and marks the finals of the Intermountain Snowboard Series.  The KOW will decide the Series Champions and who will get the automatic invite to Nationals at Copper in the beginning of April.  For more information, click here.
  • Friday, March 2 – Sunday, March 4:  Intermountain Freestyle Championships – this event is taking place all weekend.  For more information, click here.
  • Saturday, March 3National Ability Ski Challenge.  The Halti Ability Snow Challenge is a fun-filled day of skiing and competition hosted at Park City Mountain Resort to benefit the National Ability Center. Grab your family, co-workers or friends, form a four-person team or sign up as an individual; Skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities are welcome! Click here for more information or to register!

Or you can head over to Canyons Resort for a fun-filled weekend as well!  This weekend, and every weekend until March 19, is the Canyons Spring Concert Series.  Every Saturday you can join family and friends at the base of Canyons for a free concert.  Here’s what’s going on:

  • Saturday, March 3:  The Canis Lupus Challenge presented by Lib Tech.  Canis Lupus is a 1/4 mile-long gulley that serves up gated, banked slalom berms off the start, steep walls, whoops and break-overs the rest of the way down. Must be 10 years of age or older to enter.  For more information or to register, click here.
  • Saturday, March 3:  Spring Concert Series with the Ugly Valley Boys.  End your day on the slopes with a nice cold beverage or hot chocolate and free live music at the base of Canyons.  What could be more perfect than that?
  • Saturday, March 3:  Saturday Night Western BBQ.  End an unforgettable day of skiing and riding by kicking up your heels to a live country-western band while chefs present a legendary Western BBQ Buffet, including slow-cooked prime rib, BBQ ribs, chicken and a dessert buffet. Located at Red Pine Lodge, the BBQ is accessed by an evening ride on Red Pine Gondola.  This event is not free, so for full details and cost to attend, click here.

No matter what, there’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy!  You can head to the resorts or you can check out Main Street and other local attractions.  Here’s what else is going on in and around town this weekend:

  • Friday, March 2 – Saturday, March 3:  Stand-Up Comedy at the Egyptian Theatre.  Headliner Keith Barany proudly pronounces himself a clean comic and has appeared with Bob Hope, Jerry Seinfeld, Joan Rivers, and John Stewart. He’s proof that comedians can be tasteful & hilarious without being corny. Featured Act,Brandon Vestal has appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, plays regularly on XM/Siriusradio, was named “Best of the West” at the Detroit Comedy festival, and recently won the first annual Hollywood Comedy Festival. Brandon has been described as a great storyteller with insightful material. His deeply personal and honest style has made him a fast favorite on the college and comedy club circuits.Shows: Friday & Saturday, March 2-3 at 8pm Tickets: $15 Advance/$18 Door. Front-of-House Seating $18 Advance/$20 Door. Cabaret Seating $25 Advance/$30 Door.
  • Friday, March 2 – Sunday, March 4Park City Film Series presents My Week with Marilyn with actress Michelle Williams.  The show starts at 8 pm on Friday and Saturday and at 6 pm on Sunday.
  • Friday, March 2 -  Saturday, March 3Fox School of Wine Weekend Wine Series.  Classes are offered Friday and Saturday nights (except holidays) from 6:15-7:00 p.m. at the Silver Baron Lodge in lower Deer Valley (2880 Deer Valley Dr., East, Park City, Utah).  Class is $25 per person with a maximum of 20 people. Classes sell out so sign up early! For more information or to register, click here.

For a full list of events and activities going on this weekend, you can visit the Chamber’s website for a full calendar of events.  I know it’s going to be hard to decide with so much going on in Park City, but no what matter what, you’re guaranteed to have a fun-tastic time!  Hope to see you on the mountain too!!!

It’s a GREAT time to be in Park City, Utaahhh!

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Park City, Utah Winter 2012 Events and Fun!

The Sundance Film Festival  may be over, but that doesn’t mean the fun stops in Park City.  This week kicks off the 2012 VISA Freestyle International World Cup Event hosted by Deer Valley Resort, as well as the 10 Year Anniversary of the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics.  There’s a ton of fun going on in and around town.  Bottom line, it’s a great time to book your trip to Park City, Utah!   Visit our Specials Page and read below about upcoming events, celebrations and fun!

Competitors from around the world will challenge each other and themselves on Deer Valley’s 2002 Olympic runs.  The festivities started last night, Feb. 1, with Robert Randolph and the Family Band on Main Street in Park City, followed by an amazing fireworks display!  Best of all, the snow was falling.  Have you seen fireworks in the snow?! Below is the full schedule for the remainder of the week/weekend.  *All events are FREE and open to the public and take place in the evening under the lights.

Thursday, February 2
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Ladies’ Mogul Qualifications
5:50 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Men’s Mogul Qualifications
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
VIP Tent Open
Competition Venue
8 p.m. – 8:55 p.m.
Men’s and Ladies’ Mogul Finals (16/16)
8:55 p.m. – 9:10 p.m.
Finish Area
9:10 p.m.

Friday, February 3
1:05 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Ladies’ Aerial Qualifications
White Owl
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Men’s Aerial Qualifications
White Owl
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
VIP Tent Open
Competition Venue
7:30 p.m. – 7:40 p.m.
White Owl
7:45 p.m. – 9:25 p.m.
Men’s and Ladies’ Aerial Finals (12/12)
White Owl
9:30 p.m. – 9:40 p.m.
Finish Area
9:40 p.m.

Saturday, February 4
3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Ladies’ Dual Mogul Qualifications Champion
4:50 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Men’s Dual Mogul Qualifications
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
VIP Tent Open
Competition Venue
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Men’s and Ladies’ Dual Mogul Finals (32/16)
9 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
Finish Area
9:15 p.m.

But that’s not all… this week also kicks off the Salt Lake 2002 10 Year Olympics Anniversary! Here is what’s happening:

The Relighting the Flame ceremony starts the evening of Feb. 8 at Cauldron Park, Rice-Eccles Stadium.  This ceremonial relighting of the 2002 cauldron will remain lit for public viewing through Feb. 11.

Come join the Community Celebration at the Utah Olympic Park, Feb. 9 from 5-6 pm.  *Admission is FREE and open to the public!  And you have the opportunity to meet Olympic and Paralympic athletes who have special ties to the Park City and Summit County community.  Come join the grand opening of the Silver Bean Café at the Utah Olympic Park as well.

10-Year Anniversary Olympic Sport Festival. On Saturday, Feb. 18, from 10 am-5 pm, an outdoor sport festival will be held in the streets of The Gateway shopping center in downtown Salt Lake City. During the street festival, participants will have an opportunity to meet winter Olympic athletes, participate in interactive winter sport demonstrations and view commemorative exhibits about the 2002 Winter Games.

The festival will also serve as an official stop for the United States Olympic Committee’s (USOC) “Road to London” Tour – a family-friendly, interactive experience that offers fans a chance to learn about the Olympic Movement, participate in simulated events and meet athletes. The 2012 Road to London Tour, sponsored by Hilton HHonors, Samsung and TD Ameritrade, will make a total of four stops before culminating in Chicago in July.  Click here to view full information.

A Tribute to Salt Lake 2002 with Stars on Ice. Come pay tribute to the success of the 2002 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games on Feb. 18, from 7-9 pm at the Energy Solutions Arena.  This special event features skating performances and memorable highlights from Salt Lake 2002.  Tickets starting at $20. Click here for more information and to book your tickets now.

But it doesn’t stop there… join the community of Kearns “Welcome the World” Parade on Feb. 17, from 6-9 pm at the Utah Olympic Oval.  Re-live the Winter Olympics with a live Parade of Nations, a Children of Light figure skating performance, sport exhibitions, a torch re-lighting with past and present Speedskating athletes, autographs and photos with athletes, and 2002 Olympic memorabilia. *Admission is FREE and open to the public.  Click here for more information.

With all the FUN and all the SNOW heading our way, it’s a great time to be in Park City!  Book your family/friends vacation today with Park City Lodging, Inc!

Park City International FAM 2011

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Well, another year has come and gone, and with that is another group of international tour operators that come to visit Park City.  Why are they here?  It is our goal to inform the operators about Park City; to go on site tours of the numerous lodging options that are available to potential tourists; to ski the resorts and get to know the mountains; and to explore Old Town and the surrounding areas. Ultimately, we want the operators to love Park City just as much as we do so they recommend Park City as a vacation destination to their international clientele.

Park City Lodging, Inc. had the wonderful opportunity to play ‘host’ to the International FAM during their stay in Park City, which took place Dec. 6 through Dec. 11.  Representatives from various companies in Germany, Australia, Russia, Mexico, Canada and Brazil attended this years’ International FAM.  Needless to say, we had a wonderful time getting to know the operators during their week in Park City and we were able to attend some of the events at Jupiter Bowl, Deer Valley, Main Street, Empire Lodge at Deer Valley and the Utah Olympic Park.  Below is a photo of everyone during the Fireside Dinner at Empire Canyon Lodge.  Which, if you haven’t had the chance to experience, I highly recommend! Click here read about it and to view the menu.


On behalf of Park City Lodging, we would like to send a special thanks to the Park City Chamber Bureau, who put on a wonderful event this year; as well as the international tour operators who became our friends; and the numerous representatives from Deer Valley, Canyons, Park City Mountain Resort and the other lodging reps in and around Park City who did a wonderful job hosting the event as well.

Thanks so much!  And we can’t wait till next year!


Park City Lodging, Inc.

Town Lift is open for business… and so are all three Park City resorts!

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Park City Mountain Resort announced Friday, Dec. 2, that Town Lift’s opening would be delayed due to a broken part that is not readily available anywhere in the world.  That news is now old news, and we’re happy to announce that Town Lift is now open for business!

According to the Park City Mountain Resort blog, Dodd Lawton’s (Lift Maintenance Supervisor) spent three days placing phone calls around the world and found the ONLY part in the world to fix the Town Lift.  Way to go, Dodd, and thanks for your hard work and dedication!  In addition to Town Lift, Silverlode and Crescent lifts are now open, with service to Claim Jumper and Quarter Load.  The Snow Hut restaurant is now open as well.

So it’s official… Park City’s three world-class resorts are now all OPEN for the 2011-2012 season!  Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort and Canyons Resort are waiting for you.  And if you’re planning a visit, be sure to book with Park City Lodging.  We have been creating memorable mountain vacations since 1984.  For more information, check out our specials page.

Remember what Dr. Seuss said… “Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting. So… get on your way!”

We hope to see you on the mountain…

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