For over 25 years the Adopt-A-Native-Elder Annual Rug Show has called Park City home. As the leaves begin to fall and the air tinges with the winter chill, we wait in anticipation and excitement to view the year’s offerings of hand woven Navajo rugs, craft jewelry, traditional baskets, and mostly the smiling and welcoming faces of the various Dine’ (or Navajo) families. The elders travel from their traditional tribal lands in Southern Utah and Northern Arizona up to the (often snowy) mountains of Park City. Park City Lodging is a proud supporter of the Adopt-A-Native-Elder program. Each year we provide lodging for some of the Elders and their families who undertake the long trek.
Each year the show celebrates a different style of rug weaving. This November the event will showcase the Teec Nos Pos style of weaving, known to be the most intricate of all weaves. Remarkably, each rug is meticulously woven by hand, they say you can feel the hands of the individual weaver in each rug. To give an idea of what an incredible task this is, a typical 4’x6’ rug takes an average weaver up to three months to create (working full time), while the more intricate styles can take up to six months!
The Adopt-A-Native-Elder program started in the 1980’s as a way to support the traditional lifestyle of the Native populations that live in Southern Utah and Northern Arizona. Today the program supports over 500 Native elders with food, simple medicines, clothing, fabric, and yarns. 100% of all proceeds made at the annual Rug Show go directly to the families. It’s quite an experience to fall in love with a rug, meet the weaver, and know that every cent of your purchase is going to support their traditional lifestyle.
This year’s event marks the 28th year and will be held at Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Lodge from November 10-12. In addition to viewing the rugs, jewelry, and woven baskets, you can enjoy weaving demonstrations, Navajo children’s dances, and the unforgettable – and absolutely hilarious – Native American Grandma and Grandpa Idol contest! Visit www.AnElder.org for more information.
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.
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.”
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!
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.
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.
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 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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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
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