Park City Mountain Resort

FIS Freestyle World Cup and Sprint Grand Prix

Posted in Deer Valley, Events in Park City, Park City Mountain Resort, Ski and Snowboard | Comments Off

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…

Posted in Park City Mountain Resort, Utah Winter Sports Park | Comments Off

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…!

Posted in Deer Valley, Events in Park City, Local News, Park City Mountain Resort, Ski and Snowboard | Comments Off

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!!!

Park City International FAM 2011

Posted in Deer Valley, Park City Mountain Resort | Comments Off

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!

Sincerely,

Park City Lodging, Inc.

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

Posted in Deer Valley, Park City Mountain Resort | Comments Off

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…


2064 Prospector Avenue #4 Park City, Utah 84060  |    |  (435) 649.6175  |  Email Us  |  © ParkCityLodging 2011