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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!

 

 

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!

 

 

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!

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!!!


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