The New Park City Mountain Resort

Update: November 11, 2015: Park City Mountain has confirmed that all their ambitious mountain improvements will be completed by Christmas week, weather permitting. Crews have been working all summer long to ensure that the $50 million in upgrades would come to fruition this season. A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on Friday, December 18 for the new Quicksilver Gondola, connecting Park City (at the base of Silverlode Lift) to the former Canyons (at Flatiron Lift). The total ride takes just 8 1/2 minutes! Restaurant renovations include the brand new Miners Camp, Summit House and Red Pine Lodge. Iron Mountain will enjoy increased snowmaking and the Chicane Trail is widened. Motherlode Lift is now a detachable high-speed-4 pack and King Con is a high-speed 6-pack.

Opening Day festivities will begin on November 21, 2015, at 8:00 a.m. at the Park City base area. Expect live music, complimentary hot beverages and an après ski concert on the PayDay deck at 2:00 p.m. DecemberFest is a NEW, 16 day festival that offers daily music, entertainment and fun for the whole family. On Saturday, Dec. 19, welcome Santa as he arrives on the Town Lift chair down to the Town Lift Plaza. Enjoy cookies and hot chocolate, starting at 5:00 p.m., as you await his arrival! On December 23, at 5:30 p.m., join in for the 53rd annual Torchlight Parade at the Park City base area. Cocoa, cookies, music and cheer will abound as guests await the arrival of this downhill extravaganza. The theme for the New Year’s Eve dinner dance is Disco Fever and it takes place in the Kokopelli Ballroom at Canyons Village starting at 7:30 p.m. Welcome the new year while channeling your inner Travolta. View Calendar

Park City Mountain Summer Events start May 27th.

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Previous Content: August 24, 2015: Vail Resorts Management Company gathered together the Park City community to unveil their new branding and reveal the status of on-mountain improvements for the 2015-16 season. Their tag line is “There is only ONE. Park City.” Get stoked with us about visiting the largest mountain resort in America!

Park City Mountain comprises 7,300 acres (2,954 hectares) of skiable terrain with three resort bases, Park City Town, Park City Base Area and Canyons Village. It’s a distinctive feature for a mountain resort to offer lift access at three different locations with very unique attributes. Park City Town base is in the heart of historic Main Street, a bustling activity corridor. Park City Base Area is a neighborhood where lots of locals live, providing a very homey feeling to your visit. Canyons Village has a classic resort feeling, kind of an island unto itself in a bit more rural setting.

More than $50 million USD of improvements are underway to connect the two resorts, formerly known as Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort. The two areas will be linked by Quicksilver Gondola, an eight-passenger express gondola running from the base of Silverlode Lift to the Flatiron Lift. The new gondola will allow skiers and snowboarders to off load on top of Pine Cone Ridge when conditions allow and ski or ride down two new trails to Thaynes Canyon trail. The King Con lift will be upgraded from a 4-person to a 6-person high-speed detachable chair. Switching from a fixed-grip to a 4-person high-speed detachable chair, Motherlode Express Quad will offer increased lift capacity. Chicane Ski Trail will be widened, improving access to Tombstone Express and Quicksilver Gondola.

There are improvements to guest facilities as well. Miner’s Camp replaces the Snow Hut restaurant at the base of Silverlode Lift, which will include 500 indoor seats, a large deck and a state-of-the-art kitchen. Summit House will increase seating capacity and improve traffic flow through the lodge. Red Pine Lodge will increase its capacity by 250 indoor seats.

Check out this video that tells the interesting history of Park City Mountain and invites today’s mountain adventurers to explore its newest incarnation: Park City Mountain Capital Improvements

Park City Lodging, Inc. is an official lodging partner of Vail Resorts and offers vacation rentals at all three Park City Mountain base areas, as well as Deer Valley Resort. Search for properties in your favorite neighborhood on our new website:

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Park City Summer Concert Series

If you happen to look at an events calendar for Park City during the summer months you may notice the overwhelming amount of live music that takes place in our small town. With what seems to be a new concert every night it’s hard to distinguish the different concert series and what music you might expect to hear. With the majority of the concerts taking place at Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Amphitheater you can bank on two things: great music and great food. Bring a cooler or picnic basket to almost any concert venue in Park City, relax for a few hours with family and friends and rock like the locals.

Deer Valley Music Festival

The Deer Valley Music Festival is the summer home to the Utah Symphony and Utah Opera. Besides chamber and classical music the Deer Valley Music Festival brings in pop offerings like Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Smokey Robinson and Diana Krall. With three venues located at Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, St. Mary’s Church and Temple Har Shalom, performances are matched with stage acoustics to create an epic listening experience for guests. Chamber performances usually take place during weekdays in the intimate settings of St. Mary’s Church and Temple Har Shalom.

This year the Deer Valley Music Festival is celebrating its 11th anniversary and has a star studded line up. For performances at Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater feel free to bring food, wine, blankets and low rise chairs, under 9”, for a picnic style venue. If you want a more catered experience Deer Valley Resort offers a selection of gourmet picnic baskets and bags for purchase. All concerts are held rain or shine. Dogs are not allowed.

For added convenience Park City Lodging, Inc. sells concert tickets at each front desk location: Park Station, Edelweiss Haus, and Prospector.

Grand Valley Bank Community Concert Series

The Grand Valley Bank Community Concert Series is presented by Mountain Town Music. This free weekly concert series highlights local acts every Wednesday night at Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Amphitheater. Bring your family and friends to listen to great musical acts like the Strange Band, The Changing Lanes Experience, Slickrock Gypsies and Motherlode Canyon Band. Rock out from June 17th to August 26 every Wednesday night from 6 to 8 p.m. Concert attendees are encouraged to utilize the complimentary city-wide bus system. Food and beverages are allowed and gourmet picnic baskets can be ordered through Deer Valley Resort. All gourmet picnic baskets orders must be placed and purchased by 5 p.m. the day prior to the event.

St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights Concert Series

The St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights Concert Series is celebrating its 6th season bringing in big name performances like Smash Mouth, Toad the Wet Sprocket and Warren Haynes with Gov’t Mule. Concerts take place at Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. All concerts are slated to be held rain or shine. Bring your dancing shoes and enjoy a night under the peaks of Deer Valley Resort.

Thursday Night Concert Series at Newpark

The Free Thursday Night Concert Series features some of Utah’s best local and regional acts every Thursday night at the Newpark Amphitheater from June through August. Bring coolers and enjoy picnics with family and friends, but please do not bring your pets. The Thursday Night Concert Series is sponsored by the Park City Chamber & Visitors Bureau and Zions Bank. Party every Thursday night to musical acts like Bonanza Town, Jelly Bread and Rose’s Pawn Shop. With smaller crowds, attendees receive what feels like a much more intimate experience for an outdoor stage.

Park City Mountain Concerts at Canyons Village

Enjoy the free Summer Concert Series at 6 p.m. on select Saturdays, which features international acts like 10,000 Maniacs, Sam Bush and Blind Boys of Alabama. Picnics and lowback chairs are allowed. Arrive early to snag the best locations on the hill.

Whether you’re looking for big names or local acts, Park City is full of great music. Check out our events calendar for more information about who’s playing and show times. Park City Lodging sells tickets to the Deer Valley Music Festival from our Park Station, Edelweiss and Prospector front desks. Don’t wait in line and order ahead of time. Make a vacation out of your concert and choose from over 175 vacation rentals throughout Park City.

5 Must Try Summer Family Activities in Park City

There are two main factors in planning the perfect family vacation: making sure everyone has fun and experiencing something new. Luckily, Park City has hundreds of family friendly activities ranging from outdoor extremes to relaxing cultural events. To make planning your trip easier we put together our 5 must try summer family activities in Park City.

Comet Bobsled Ride at Utah Olympic Park

Relive the 2002 Winter Olympics by riding a modified bobsled that rolls on the track’s concrete surface. Join a professional pilot and race speeds up to 60 mph, all in less than a minute. The bobsled track was used for bobsled, skeleton, and luge events during the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Games. Riders must be 13 years of age or older and at least 100 lbs to ride. Are you ready for your Olympic minute?

Alpine Slide at Park City Mountain Resort

Park City Mountain is home to one of the longest slides in the world. With over 3,000 feet of luge-like track, race friends and family as you glide side by side. With four tracks to choose from you can slide all day long. It’s like your favorite roller coaster but with beautiful mountain scenery. Visitors must be 48” or taller to slide by themselves.

Zip Tour at Park City Mountain’s Canyon Village

Canyon Village offers guests the chance to soar high above valley floors and tree tops. The Red Pine Zip Line is an 800 foot long ride through trees near Red Pine Lodge. The Lookout Zip Line races 2,111 feet from Lookout Peak to Red Pine Lodge. Guided tours typically run for 1 hour to 1.5 hours. Zip tour riders must be 7 years or older and minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian. Tours run daily from June 18th to September 7th 2015.

Park Silly Market on Main Street

The Park Silly Market is an ecofriendly open air market located on Park City’s Historic Main Street. Held every Sunday from June through September, Park City’s Main Street fills with entertainment, produce and local artists. There’s something new every week, with different vendors, live music, and performance art. Other activities include a farmer’s market and gourmet food. For visitors who love to shop, please plan ahead and bring cash as not all vendors accept credit cards. Dogs are allowed but must remain on a leash at all times.

Grand Valley Bank Community Concert Series at Deer Valley Resort

Presented by Mountain Town Music every Wednesday night from June 17 to August 26, Utah’s best local music acts play a FREE show from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Deer Valley Resort’s Snowpark Amphitheater. This year the Grand Valley Bank Community Concert Series is highlighting the Strange Band, The Changing Lanes Experience, Slickrock Gypsies and Motherlode Canyon Band. The shows perform rain or shine and guests are welcome to bring picnics, blankets and low-rise chairs less than nine inches high. Animals are not permitted at concerts. Additional information can be found at

There are so many activities to do here in the summer, so bring your family for a few days and enjoy a roomy vacation rental with Park City Lodging. Let us help you find the dream rental for your stay!