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A Guide to Park City Snowboarding

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Park City SnowboardingWhether you’re a veteran rider chasing thrills or a newbie looking to hop on a board for the first time, Park City snowboarding has something to fit every interest. With two great resorts located only a few miles apart, there is no better place to come for your snowboarding vacation than Park City, Utah.

Park City Snowboarding Resorts

Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort offer snowboarders more than 7,000 acres of powder-covered terrain (note: snowboarding is not permitted at Deer Valley Resort).

Both Park City and Canyons have all of the features that snowboarders are looking for, but each offers its own unique experience. PCMR is the home to terrain parks and a halfpipe known around the world, while Canyons is a great place to escape the lines on a powder day. When you come to town for some Park City snowboarding, try them both – you won’t be disappointed!

Park City Halfpipe and Terrain Parks

Snowboarders flock to Park City Mountain Resort to ride its famous halfpipe and terrain parks, both rated as the best in the country by TransWorld SNOWboarding.

The Eagle Super Pipe was the venue for the first-ever Olympic halfpipe competition in 2002 and continues to host major competitions today, including the Freestyle World Championships every February. With a pair of monstrous 22-foot walls, the Eagle Super Pipe is a mecca of Park City snowboarding.

In addition to the halfpipe, PCMR boasts a pair of terrain parks designed to fit the needs of snowboarders of all ability levels. The Three Kings Terrain Park is a slopestyle course that features three major jumps ranging from 25 feet to an epic 45 feet, as well as more than 20 different jibs, offering intermediate to expert riders the chance to show off their tricks. The Ridge Terrain Park offers medium-sized boxes and rails, giving beginners a chance to get their first park experiences in a laid-back environment.

Park City Snowboarding Lessons

Both Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort offer lessons for riders of all ages and ability levels. If it’s your first time on a snowboard, take one of the beginner lessons at either resort to learn the basic skills of snowboarding.

If you’re an advanced rider looking to get acquainted with terrain parks or learn some new tricks, try Park City’s half-day Snowboard Workshops that will teach you how to ride the pipe, pump a transition or get air off of a kicker. You’ll be showing off for your friends in no time!

Epic Pass

If your Park City snowboarding trip is going to include at least six days on the mountain, look into the Epic Season Pass, which includes unlimited riding all season at Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort, as well as a number of other well-known resorts in the West.

The Epic Pass pays for itself in just over five days – perfect for those week-long vacations! Get your Epic Pass and head straight to the mountain every day for some Park City snowboarding – no more waiting in lift ticket lines!

As you plan your Park City snowboarding trip, use Park City Lodging to find the perfect place to stay near Park City Mountain Resort, Canyons Resort or in downtown Park City! Let us help you plan your perfect vacation!



Park City Is Now Epic

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Park City Mountain Resort Is Now Epic!

Temperatures are dropping and leafs are changing color. Autumn is making its presence known which means the ski season is just around the corner. With the recent change of ownership at Park City Mountain Resort, PCMR is now part of the Epic Pass! Skiers and riders now have the chance to explore 22 resorts and more than 32,000 acres of terrain all on one pass. With different pass options skiers and riders may have questions on which pass will work best for them. This post will hopefully eliminate the headache and help find the perfect pass to suite your skiing or riding style for the upcoming season.

Epic Local Pass- Perfect for people who can navigate a pass with restrictions + Pays for itself in just over 4 days!

Unlimited, unrestricted skiing or riding at Breckenridge, Keystone, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton and Arapahoe Basin with limited restrictions at Park City, Canyons, Heavenly, Northstar & Kirkwood. Also includes a total of 10 days at Vail and Beaver Creek with holiday restrictions.

$569 Adult (Ages 19+) / $439 Teen (Ages 13-18) / $289 Child (Ages 5-12)

Park City, Canyons, Beaver Creek, Vail, Heavenly, Northstar & Kirkwood restricted: 11/28 – 29/14, 12/26 – 31/14, 1/17/15, 2/14 – 15/15.

Epic Pass- Ski as much as you want, whenever you want + Pays for itself in just 5 days!

Unlimited skiing or riding at Park City, Canyons, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton and Arapahoe Basin. – NO BLACKOUTS.

*NEW* Now includes 5 consecutive days at Niseko United in Japan and up to 5 consecutive days at Verbier in Switzerland and 3 Vallees in France when staying at in-resort lodging.

$749 Adult (Ages 13+) / $389 Child (Ages 5-12)

Epic 7- Day- Perfect for people who don’t plan to ski or ride more than 7 days + Pays for itself in just under 4 days!

A total of 7 unrestricted days valid at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Canyons, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, and Arapahoe Basin, plus 7 FREE days at Afton Alps or Mt. Brighton.

$569 Adult (Ages 13+) / $289 Child (Ages 5-12)

Epic 4- Day- Perfect for people who only plan to take one ski vacation + Pays for itself in just under 3 days!

A total of 4 unrestricted days valid at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Canyons, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, and Arapahoe Basin, plus 4 FREE days at Afton Alps or Mt. Brighton.

$399 Adult (Ages 13+) / $219 Child (Ages 5-12)

As you look forward to purchasing your season pass for Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort, 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! If you purchased a season pass earlier in the season you may have additional questions. Please see our FAQ below.

Season Pass FAQ:

If I have a Park City Mountain Resort pass can I still use it this season?

– Yep, for those that purchased a Park City Mountain Resort season pass before the change of ownership your passes will be honored for the 14/15 season at Park City Mountain Resort.

Will Park City Mountain Resort season pass benefits continue to be offered?

– Yes, All PCMR season pass benefits will continue for the 14/15 season.

If I already purchased my Epic Pass, Epic 7-Day, Epic 4-Day, or Epic Local Pass do I need to do anything to add Park City Mountain Resort?

– No, if you have already purchased an Epic Pass, Epic 7-Day, Epic 4-Day or Epic Local Pass you will receive the access free of charge.  There is no additional cost and the pass will automatically be active at Park City Mountain Resort.  You do not need a new pass to gain access.

If I already purchased a Vail Resorts season pass, can I upgrade to get Park City Mountain Resort access?

– Yes, you can upgrade your pass by visiting a season pass sales location or by calling 800-842-8062.

If I purchased a Park City Mountain Resort pass already can I exchange for a pass that has both Canyons and Park City Mountain Resort?

– Yes, you can exchange for a season pass that includes both, like the Epic Pass.



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!

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.

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