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Vail Resorts buys Park City Mountain Resort for $182.5M

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Breaking News!

After a prolonged legal battle, Powdr Corporation, owner of Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR), and Vail Resorts, Inc. have brokered a truce.  Park City Mountain Resort sold its base facilities, parking, lift ticket offices, lease on the terrain and other necessary functions for an operating ski resort for $182.5 million to Vail Resorts. In 2011, PCMR failed to renew its lease on the land that it operated with its land holding company, Talisker Corporation. Close to a year after the mistake was made, Talisker announced that Vail Resorts would assume the right to the disputed PCMR terrain and become the head representative of the legal battle. On September 9, after years of court hearings and mediation, PCMR recently agreed to pay a $17.5 million dollar bond to keep the resort up and functioning for the upcoming season. Then today, September 11, the sale was announced.

“Selling was the last thing we wanted to do, and while we believe the law around this issue should be changed, a protracted legal battle is not in line with our core value to be good stewards of the resort communities in which we operate,” said John Cumming, CEO of Powdr Corp. “A sale was the only way to provide long-term certainty for PCMR employees and the Park City community. My family and I are extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to play a role in making PCMR what it is today, and we deeply appreciate the dedicated employees and all of the people who have supported us over the years.”

“I think the most important piece of today’s announcement is it really ends all the litigation, the disruption and ensures that we will not be talking about any potential concerns around the resort operating at any time for the future,” said Rob Katz, CEO of Vail Resorts. “I think it provides comfort and long-term security to the company and to the employees of PCMR.”  Vail also announced that PCMR will become part of the Epic Pass effective immediately. The Epic Pass is a popular multi-mountain season pass that is available for the 2014-2015 ski season.

 So what does this mean for Park City Lodging, Inc.?

Park City Lodging, Inc. is embracing the change in ownership of PCMR and looking forward to the upcoming ski season. Rhonda Sideris, President of Park City Lodging, Inc. stated, “The important thing is that PCMR will operate for the ski season and we can get back to selling vacations without the uncertainty our guests and owners were faced with. Our guests have come to know and love Park City, our three resorts and everything we have to offer.  We are very pleased that all three of our resorts will be operational year round, providing over 9300 skiable acres of terrain!”

Park City Lodging, Inc.’s Marlyn Taillon was interviewed on Fox News 13 in regards to the ownership change.


Savor the Weekend!

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super bike demo jans and white pine touring

After a very unexpected summer snow storm Park City is back in its normal summer groove. Temperatures have returned to the mid 70′s and nothing but sunshine is falling from the sky. If you chose to join us this weekend you have, in other terms, won the lottery for a weekend full of outdoor events. Jans and White Pine Touring have teamed up with Park City Mountain Resort to host the FREE Super Bike Demo. Take advantage of this event and test ride the newest models from Trek, Scott, Santa Cruz, Rocky Mountain, Specialized, and Juliana! Did we mention this event is FREE?  On Saturday 6/21/14 roll over to PCMR from 9:00 to 3:00 and prepare yourself for the ride of a lifetime. If you are interested in chairlift service, PCMR is offering 50% OFF lift tickets to anyone who participates in the bike demo. For more information check out the link below!

Riding bikes works up an appetite. The Park City Restaurant Association hosts the 7th Annual Savor the Summit on 6/21/14. Savor the Summit is Park City’s longest dinner party offering diners a unique celebration of food, drink, and live music while seated in the middle of Man Street. Space is limited so if you haven’t made reservations yet make sure you click the link below to make a last minute reservation and find your seat at the grand table.  For those of age and interested in craft beers, a Spirit Garden will be located at the intersection of Heber Avenue and Main. Expect the garden to come alive at 5:00pm serving wine, beer, and mixed drinks.

For other summer activities please visit our events calendar. Hope everyone has a safe and eventful weekend.  Cheers.

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

The Mountain isn’t just for skiing and snowboarding…

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Most visitors come to Park City ready to shred Utah’s Greatest Snow on Earth®.  Where else can you find one big playground with three world-class resorts all located within 10 miles of each other?  Add that together and you’re looking at nearly 10,000 acres of accessible terrain and a variety of roughly 400 designated runs and trails for any level of skier/rider.

But maybe skiing/snowboarding isn’t for everyone in your group.  Or perhaps you’re looking for a unique experience during your visit.  No matter what your reason, did you know there is a plethora of other mountain activities awaiting you in Park City?

Bottom line:  whether winter or summer, the adventures in Park City are limitless…

Check out the list of options of other winter activities in Park City:

Alpine Coaster Ride - photo courtesy of Park City Mountain Resort


Park City Mountain Resort:

Experience the thrill of heading down the mountain in a different way…  Hop on the Alpine Coaster at PCMR and get ready for laughter and screams as you fly down the mountain in your toboggan-style car!  Or elevate your vacation experience by riding the Flying Eagle Zip Line. The 2-person ride starts and finishes at the same location, so you can ride again and again!  Enjoy an unforgettable evening under the stars in a snowcat-pulled sleigh ride up PCMR’s runs followed by live piano music and a five course gourmet meal in the Viking Yurt, new to PCMR this season.


Canyons Resort:

Looking for something a little extreme?  Experience the thrill of soaring over Canyons Resort on their mid-mountain Zip Tour. The Red Pine Zip Tour will take you on an 800 foot long tree top ride through the Red Pine Lodge area. The Lookout Zip Tour flies you across the canyon between Lookout Peak and Red Pine Lodge spanning over 2,111 feet.  Or grab the kids and take the Groomer Ride-Along tour for a 2-hour ride in a state-of-the-art snow cat with one of Canyons’ highly-trained operators.

Gorgoza Tubing Park (photo from Park City Mountain Resort)


Gorgoza Tubing Park:

The Gorgoza Tubing Park isn’t just for kids. Grab your entire family and group of friends and head over to the lift-served tubing park for an unforgettable adventure! The tubing hill consists of three lifts, including two conveyor lifts, and seven different tubing lanes which provide plenty of options to choose from. There is also a separate tubing hill for the little ones.


Comet Bobsled (photo from Utah Olympic Park)

Utah Olympic Park:

Oh yeah… did I mention Park City is home to the Utah Olympic Park? Not only do visitors have the opportunity to experience and relive the history of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, but the UOP offers one-of-a-kind activities for all ages! Where else can you experience the thrill of the Comet Bobsled Ride? That’s right! One of UOP’s professional pilots takes three passengers on a thrilling ride down the entire length of the Olympic track. In less than a mile, you’ll rip through 15 turns, reach speed of about 80 mph, and experience up to 5 G’s of force. Or hop on the Skeleton Sled and experience what it’s like to go head first on the Olympic track, reaching speeds up to 50 mph! Other activities include a Guided Tour of the Utah Olympic Park and don’t forget to check out the Museums to see a gallery of visual highlights and artifacts from the 2002 games.

Hot Air Balloon Ride


Other Activities:

Take the family ice skating or learn how to skate! The Park City Ice Arena is an enclosed facility that services many different ice activities, including open skating sessions, learn to skate, curling, speed skate and play hockey lessons, private lessons and drop-in hockey. For an unforgettable adventure, take a Hot Air Balloon Ride and experience a view of Utah and her majestic mountains unlike any other!

As I was saying… the activities and adventures are boundless in Park City, and there’s something for your entire group to enjoy. So be sure to experience all that Park City has to offer during your visit!  Click on any of the highlighted links for more information.

Have fun!

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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