2016 Big Stars Bright Nights

2016 Big Stars Bright Nights

Known as an outdoor mecca, Park City will see a different type of big star this summer in the 2016 Big Stars Bright Night concert series. Acts ranging from current chart-topper Mike Posner to folk-favorite Jewel will perform among the base of Deer Valley Resort.

Take a look at a few of our favorite acts that will headline the series this summer. All shows start at 7 p.m.


2016 Big Stars Bright Nights Highlights


Mike Posner

August 7th

One of the biggest names in pop right now, Mike Posner performs with a raw appeal like no one you’ve ever seen before. Make sure to sing along with his recent Top 10 hit “I Took a Pill in Ibiza.”


Trace Adkins

August 25th

One of country’s biggest names hardly needs an introduction. Park City is lucky to steal him away from the like of Grand Ole Opry for a night!



September 3rd

Jewel’s guitar intertwined with lyrical poetry have made her one of the best folk powerhouses of all time.

If you’re looking to make the most out of your bright night, explore our properties at Deer Valley Resort. Main Street is only a hop, jump, and a skip away as well. Call our destination specialists at (855) 424-8572 to find out more information about the 2016 Big Stars Bright Nights series.

2016 Deer Valley Music Festival

2016 Deer Valley Music Festival

Summer in Park City is synonymous with culture: the lights, the festivals, and the music. One of summer’s biggest draw is the 2016 Deer Valley Music Festival. For 13 years, Park City has been lucky enough to be considered the summer home for the Utah Symphony.

With world-class talent ranging from the best in classic rock to classical music, the Utah Symphony is sure to have something for everyone. The 2016 Deer Valley Music Festival kicks off July 2nd and finishes August 9th. Find out more about how you can get your groove on this summer.

2016 Deer Valley Music Festival Highlights



July 9th at 7:30 p.m.

The B-52s hardly need an introduction. Let their chart-topping hits like “Love Shack” keep you dancing all night long.



July 16th at 7:30 p.m.

Watch your favorite Glee performer take the hits from the small screen to the mountains. Song list includes “Luck be a Lady” and “Singing in the Rain.”



July 23rd at 7:30 p.m.

The Utah Symphony pays tribute to the late and great David Bowie. Take in the sights of Deer Valley Resort while listening to the styling of “Nature Boy.”



July 29th at 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy HD footage from movies such as Shrek accompanied by their famous scores. Sure to please kids and adults.



August 9th at 7:30 p.m.

Don’t miss out on five-time Grammy nominee and multi-platinum selling artist Michael Ferinstein. Enjoy a night celebrating the musical legacy of George and Ira Gershwin.

With multiple properties at Deer Valley, you won’t have to worry about missing out on the fun at the 2016 Deer Valley Music Festival. Our Main Street properties are a little over a mile away if you decide to hit the town afterwards. Contact Park City Lodging, Inc. at (855) 668-1624 for more information.

Deer Valley Resort News

Deer Valley Resort has invested in mountain improvements that benefit both winter and summer season visitors. During the summer, trail enthusiasts were able to enjoy a new flow trail on Bald Mountain, designed by Gravity Logic. Additionally, the Mid-Mountain trail was extended from Silver Lake to the Snow Park Lodge base area. New mountain equipment was purchased to enhance and maintain cut runs and to enhance the snowmaking systems mountainwide. Guests this winter season will enjoy a remodeled Silver Lake Restaurant and upgrades to the Bald Mountain Room in Silver Lake Lodge. View Improvements

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame announced, on November 5, that Edgar Stern, founder of Deer Valley Resort, had been inducted into the Hall of Fame 2015. The Hall of Fame recognizes remarkable leadership contributions in athletics and sports. Mr. Stern joins 409 honored members of this recognition, for his contribution to revolutionizing the ski industry by combining the sport aspect with the luxury aspect. The “Deer Valley Difference” continues to garner worldwide recognition and this is attributed, in great part, to Mr. Stern’s efforts. Although Mr. Stern passed away in 2008, his legacy perseveres today.

Deer Valley Resort recently announced the dates of the 24th Annual Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest, a celebration that kicks off the season. This ski event pairs former Olympic ski legends with TV and film stars for a fun weekend of skiing, poker tournaments, music, events and fundraising. On the athlete side, expect appearances from Steve & Phil Mahre, Tommy Moe and Heidi Voelker. On the star side, you might get to glimpse Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Mark Feuerstein, Rob Morrow, Maria Bello and Alicia Silverstone. Dierks Bently is scheduled to perform. This year’s event will take place on December 5-6, 2015. Funds raised will go to Waterkeeper Alliance, an organization that protects water sources worldwide. The races are free to spectators, so come out and join in the fun at the Silver Lake viewing area!

Santa Claus will visit Deer Valley on Thursday, December 24, 2015. He will make two appearances, so bring your kids to the Snow Park Lodge from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and to the  Silver Lake Lodge from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The annual Torchlight Parade will take place on Wednesday, December 30, on Big Stick run at Bald Eagle Mountain. Enjoy food, complimentary hot cider and cookies at Snow Park Lodge from 5:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., after which the downhill parade will start. View Calendar

Deer Valley Resort Summer Concert Series Starts in July.

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Park City Ski Resorts Opening Dates

The Park City ski season is just a little over a month away and its presence is being felt. With huge snow projections filling our news feed and the hype of the “New” Park City, it’s hard to ignore the sound of winter knocking on Park City’s door. A buzz can be felt as you walk Park City’s historic Main Street. Town chatter has turned from summer BBQ’s and music festivals to new gear and who’s skiing where. Yesterday I found myself staring blankly at Park City’s Town Lift and imagined myself making deep, powder overhead, turns through the trees of McConkey’s Bowl. It’s the pursuit of these day dreams that brought me to Utah in the first place. Don’t get me wrong this summer and fall have been among my favorites but I long for powder filled mornings. Luckily we don’t have to wait much longer.

Park City Opening Day: November 21, 2015

Deer Valley® Resort Opening Day: December 5, 2015

As you begin planning your winter vacation to Park City remember to check out www.ParkCityLodging.com for the best selection of vacation rentals near Deer Valley® Resort, Park City base areas and historic Main Street.

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Summer Resort Closures

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So the countdown begins. In only a few weekends summer will be over and resort closures will be happening in preparation for winter. It’s that strange time of year in Utah when we turn our attention away from warm summer nights to thoughts of catching first chair during a powder filled winter morning. Its crazy to think that we are only 90 days away from the opening of the “new” Park City Mountain. With 50 million dollars being spent in improvements it’s hard not to get excited about the coming ski season. However, with Labor Day just around the corner it’s important to pack in as much of summer as possible before the resorts shut down in preparation for winter.

Like most summers, Deer Valley Resort has been a focal point for summer concerts and mountain biking. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out “The Wave” — Deer Valley Resort’s new flow trail. Full summer operations at Deer Valley Resort are scheduled to reduce to weekends only from September 7th through September 20th.

Each year Park City raises the bar for summer by increasing the amount of live music or activities near its different base areas. Between zip lines, alpines coasters, alpine slides, and mini golf, Park City has made it easy for families to spend time together. The Park City base area closes its summer operation on October 18th and Canyons Village is scheduled to close on September 27th. Don’t pass up this epic experience — check out Park City’s summer activities before it’s too late.

Summer isn’t quite finished and Park City’s resorts still have plenty of activities planned around Labor Day. For more information on Labor Day activities check our “Labor Day Activities” blog post. For information about lodging check out www.ParkCityLodging.com or speak with our destination specialists at 435-649-6175.