The arrival of spring in Park City brings warmer temperatures, beautiful bluebird days at our three award-winning resorts, and the fun – and sometimes quirky – festivals of Spring Gruv at Canyons and Snoasis at Park City Mountain.
These week-long celebrations, which this year will take place back-to-back, offer vacationers and locals alike the opportunity to enjoy free activities, concerts and more in addition to the world class skiing and riding offered throughout the season.
If you’re looking to head out West this spring, make sure to sync up your trip with Spring Gruv or Snoasis and enjoy all that these must see events have to offer.
Canyons Spring Gruv (March 20-29, 2015)
Running from March 20-29, Canyons Spring Gruv mixes live music and family fun with the infamous Pond Skimming contest that sees creatively costumed “daredevils” put on a show for the assembled crowd.
In the pond skimming event, skiers and snowboarders launch themselves off of a jump into a 100-foot long pond, attempting to “skim” all the way across to the other side, usually unsuccessfully. For a preview of what to expect with these endless splashes and crashes, check out highlights from last year’s event below.
For those more interested in music, there are a number of free concerts at the Canyons base area during Canyons Spring Gruv. This year will see self-anointed “acoustic dance music” performer Keller Williams playing on March 20, Nahko and Medicine for the People playing on March 21 and Colorado funk band The Motet putting on a show on March 27. There’s no better way to unwind after a day on the slopes than with some slopeside live music.
PMCR Snoasis (March 28-April 5, 2015)
The party doesn’t stop at the end of Canyons Spring Gruv as PCMR follows it up with their own version of a spring festival – Snoasis.
During Snoasis, PCMR will host two free après ski concerts on the PayDay Deck with rock and soul band Son of Ian playing on March 28 and folksy local cover group Motherlode Canyon Band performing on April 4.
The full schedule for Snoasis 2015 is now out with events including a scavenger hunt, carnival, movie night, and more. Make plans to enjoy this mountain party only a few blocks from Park City’s historic Main Street.
As you plan your spring trip to Park City, use Park City Lodging to find a place to stay that fits your needs. We have properties at all three resorts and on Main Street, putting you in the perfect location to enjoy Canyons Spring Gruv and PCMR’s Snoasis. Let us help you plan a great vacation!