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Ski Utah App

 Thanks Ski Utah for this amazing app!

Get the Utah Snow Report

You’re never far from The Greatest Snow On Earth® with these solution

The All New 2016-17 Ski Utah App

How much fresh powder will you ski this season?

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  • Personal Powder Counter Reports how much fresh snow you skied, for the season and by resort.
  • Integrated With SNOCRU Use SNOCRU to track your days on the mountain, and the Ski Utah App will rank you amongst other Utah enthusiasts, reporting Days Skied (Check-ins), Vertical Descent & Number of Runs. (requires user to view on Ski Utah App and track/check-in with SNOCRU
  • Powder Alert Pick your powder threshold, time & resorts, and the app will ping you when the snowfall meets your minimums, helping to ensure you don’t miss another pow day.
  • Animated Doppler Track the storm cells moving over-head with resort specific Doppler imagery, check out the current temps and digest the 5-day forecast.
  • Opening / Closing Dates Using the new “Press To Reveal” function, all resort’s anticpated opening and closing dates will display.
  • New Snow Since 6am & New Snow Overnight Ever wonder how much snow has fallen after the morning’s 6am report or how much snow fell overnight? Now that powder beta will be available from all participating resorts.
  • Road Restrictions – Has your powder morning ever consisted of the questions “When is the canyon going to open?” or “Can I drive my 2x ?”, then we’ve got your solution. The latest road restrictions, for each resort’s main access road(s), all in one easy to access spot. Conditions provided by UDOT
  • Snow Data – 24hr, 48hr, Base, Year-To-Date, Last 7 days of snowfall, NOAA weather forecast, snow propablity, snow stake elevation & mountain peak & base.
  • Wasatch Snow Forecast Get the latest WSF storm predictions from the all-knowing oracle, Wasatch Snow Forecast
  • Resort Data – Chairlifts Open/Closed, Trails Open/Closed, Terrain Parks Open/Closed, resort events/conditions, high resolution Trail Maps and Live Mountain Web Cameras.
  • Stories – Check out the latest Ski Utah Stories, great fodder that bus commute or just passing the time while your wax job is drying.
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Park City Mountain Opening Day!!!

2016-2017 Opening Day Announcement

 

We announced today that our opening day, originally planned for Friday, November 18, will be rescheduled to Saturday, November 26. “Park City Mountain is dedicated to providing our guests the best early-season ski and ride experience,” said Park City Mountain’s chief operating officer, Bill Rock. “While unseasonably warm weather has not made it possible for recent snowmaking operations, our team is ready to fire up the snow guns at every opportunity as weather gets cooler. We look forward to opening as soon as we feel we can provide our guests with good quality snow conditions.”

According to Open Snow forecaster Evan Thayer, the forecast looks to shift in favor of skiers and snowboarders, including a cold storm later this week that leaves us with “decent accumulations possible in the mountains”. He adds, “We finally have a long-range outlook that features good news. Additional storms are possible through the end of the month.”

“It’s important to remember that during the 2008-09 season, Park City Mountain rescheduled opening day to after Thanksgiving and ended up with 444 inches at the Jupiter snow stake. The average at that stake is 357 inches,” Rock added.

For more information about Park City Mountain, visit parkcitymountain.com. For the most updated forecasts, visit www.opensnow.com.

See you on the slopes!

Time to book your lodging reservations!!   Walk to the lifts from Old Town Guest House, Park City’s only Bed & Breakfast.  We are also the best for budget travel.  Can’t wait to see you!!!

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3 reasons to ski Utah!!

Thanks Ski Utah for all this great info on our ski resorts.  All of us at Old Town Guest House, Park City’s only Bed & Breakfast…  love to ski/ride both Park City Mountain and Powder Mountain.

Although there are many more than 3 Reasons to Ski Utah, one of our favorite reasons is how soon you can be off the plane and on the slopes.  Book your lodging at Old Town Guest House, Park City, Utah and we will be glad to help you make the most of your Utah ski vacation!!  We live, love and play in Park City.  Let us show you how.

Each winter, Utah’s Wasatch mountains and 14 resorts attract skiers and snowboarders from across the globe, wanting a taste of The Greatest Snow on Earth as well as the lickety-split access of 10 world-class ski resorts within one hour of Salt Lake International Airport.

This winter there is a new allure. Powder Mountain has added two new chairlifts and 1,000 new acres of terrain which now gives Utah the two largest ski resort in the entire country—Park City Mountain and Powder Mountain

Each of these two impressively massive resorts arrived at current day by very different routes. And now the question that everyone wants answered: Which resort is the largest in the U.S.? We’ll let the numbers do the talking, but rest assured that Powder Mountain is very proud of the fact that by limiting season pass sale and daily lift tickets, while expanding terrain—now boasts the lowest skier-density of any major resort in North America. And Park City Mountain is proud of the fact that almost every nook and cranny of their 6.5 mile-wide resort can be reached by chairlifts.

It’s important to clarify that “Lift Served” means that terrain is accessible via chairlfit. Simply put, you can ride a chair to the top, ski/snowboard down to a chairlift and repeat until your legs tell you it’s time for a lunch break. On the other hand, “Lift Accessible” means that terrain is accessible via chairlift but requires a small hike or a bus/cat ride to return to the chairlift. And finally, “Adventure Terrain” is terrain accessed with a guide and/or cat.

Here’s another look at the numbers.

For those of you still hungry for more stats, Park City Mountain boasts 19 restaurants across the resort. Not to worry, as you’ll never be far from food. Ten of these dining options are located on-mountain and nine restaurants are accessible from the base areas. You’ll also find 15 separate lodging properties located across Park City Mountain’s base areas. While Powder Mountain only has a few on-mountain dining options, they have nachos and authentic street tacos covered, with the latter representing a unique offering within the ski world.

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Park City Magazine Interview

We were recently interviewed by Park City Magazine about how our Bed and Breakfast is one of the few left in Park City.  Read the full article on their website.

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Park City is amazing for those who don’t ski!!!

 

Random acts of kindness happen all throughout a typical Utah day. A stranger may let you break in front of him in the store line. A posted sign in a parking lot might remind you to smile. Locals probably call these instances common courtesy, but we prefer to refer to them as “Utah moments.” And around Park City, you don’t have to go very far to experience them.

One clear instance is how a ski town of 8,000 full-time residents that welcomes winter guests from all over the world to ski also makes sure that those who have no intention of hitting the slopes have a great time, too.

For the budget vacationer

There are so many luxurious lodging possibilities.  But…  If you are a budget minded traveler, Old Town Guest House….  Park City’s only B&B is your place. There are four rooms to choose from.  Each with a queen bed.  Rate are about 1/2 of what you will find in this otherwise high priced area of old town.  Walk to Main Street, shops and lifts.  Rates include breakfast!  You can book online at www.oldtownguesthouse.com.

 

For the culture-thirsty visitor

Two of the city’s busiest times of year are mid-January (Sundance Film Festival, January 19 to 29, 2017) and early August (Kimball Arts Festival, August 4 to 6, 2017). If you’re not in town while either event is going on, you can still get your fill of film and fine arts in other ways.

With regards to cinema, the Park City Film Series keeps the reels rolling at the Jim Santy Auditorium with a schedule that includes crowd favorites (The Iron Giant, November 5), international treats (Asterix and Obelix: The Mansions of the Gods, November 12) and independent features (Aspen Extreme, December 7).

As for the visual arts, stops along Main Street (the central thoroughfare during Sundance and Kimball) like Prewitt Gallery, Mountain Trails Gallery and Gallery Mar have long established themselves as fine exhibitors for locally, regionally and world-renowned artists. Pop into these addresses and others during Park City’s monthly gallery stroll (November 25, December 30).

Of course, if you ever feel inspired to grab a brush yourself, one-day classes on clay painting, portrait drawing and other disciplines occur throughout winter at Kimball Art Center.

Dog Sledding (Credit: Hilton Worldwide)

Dog Sledding (Credit: Hilton Worldwide)

If you are interested in trying the outdoors

Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort merged in 2015, creating a 7,300-acre playground that is now the largest ski resort in America. It would be a shame to trek so close to it and not play around a little. We won’t ask you to grab your poles and goggles, but if you’re willing to at least try your hand at zip-lining or hopping aboard the 4,000-foot, twist-filled Alpine Coaster, we promise you won’t be disappointed. (We’ll just call it a bonus if you catch a glimpse of a moose below while riding the gondola up to the zip.)

At Deer Valley Resort, activities range from hot-air balloon tours to sleigh rides. If you’re already thinking about the great Instagram shots you’ll take then, just imagine the cool snaps you’ll get watching some of the planet’s top winter athletes during the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup on February 1 to 4, 2017.

Your Innkeepers will be glad to help you plan non skiing activities. From snowshoeing and dog sledding to a host of other non-skiing adventures in between, if there’s excitement to be had anywhere on the Wasatch Mountains.

There you have it!!  Park City is amazing!!  Book your lodging at Old Town Guest House!!

 

 

 

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The Top 10 Things to Do in Historic Park City This Fall

And that’s a good thing. Residents and tourists are out enjoying the last of the warm weather before the snow starts falling. The restaurants stay open year-round and there is something going on almost every weekend from Labor Day through Thanksgiving. Here’s our take on the top 10 things to do this fall in Park City.

 

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    Park City Dine About (Oct. 1-9) – Calling all foodies! Check out the list of participating restaurants and when you go in for lunch or dinner ask for a “Dina About” menu and eat up!

  2. Gallery Stroll (last Friday of each month) – With over 20 galleries, you will definitely be able to find the perfect piece to fit that blank space on a mantle or wall. The galleries are open during normal business hours, but if you go during the last Friday gallery stroll, you can enjoy light refreshments and be surrounded by other art collectors.
  3. Halloween on Main Street – Any event where there are dogs in costumes is a winner in my book! The shops lining Main Street welcome trick-or-treaters and there is a dog costume parade, so dress up your kids and pets for a fun afternoon downtown where you’ll get to see some real local flair!
  4. Thriller at the Egyptian Theater (Sep. 23-Oct. 9) – Odyssey Dance Company puts on this annual show described as a “ghoulish dance of monsters and maniacs, creeps and clowns.” Sounds like the perfect way to spend an evening in the fall!
  5. Whiskey Wednesdays at High West Distillery – If you’re not in town for Live PC, Give PC day, but you still want to a fun excuse to have a whiskey tasting (not that you really need one), High West hosts tastings every Wednesday night. (Consider taking public transportation or an Uber there and back home so your whole group can enjoy the entire lineup.)
  6. World’s Longest Shot Ski with Wasatch Brew Pub (Oct. 22) – If you’re in town on Oct. 22, don’t miss your chance to be part of a world record and the 30th anniversary celebration of one of Utah’s favorite microbreweries. The goal is to gather 1,000 people on Main Street for the longest shot ski ever recorded! There will also be a beer garden with live music before and after.
  7. Park City Museum – We don’t just throw around the term “historic” lightly. Park City truly is an historic town and there is a lot to learn about the many different stages of our small town’s past. If you are a Park City local, bookmark Oct. 18 and visit the museum for free.
  8. Escape Room – You may not guess it (I certainly didn’t) but apparently being locked in a room and trying to figure out how to get out can be fun. Seriously, everyone who has actually gone to an Escape Room goes on and on about how much they love it. I haven’t tried it myself but I’m excited to go to the Park City version since it features “The Mine Trap” tying it into the local history.
  9. Shopping Spree – When all else fails, there’s always shopping. Main Street literally has something for everyone. When you’re planning your vacation, allot one day to walking up and down the street, grab your meals on Main Street and take your time enjoying the old town charm. If you live in Park City, when was the last time you went shopping downtown? Chances are a lot has changed since then. Start your holiday shopping early and use it as an excuse to see what’s new on the street.
  10. Spa Day – There’s a pretty good chance you like Park City’s scenery, right? You probably even like getting up close and personal with it by hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, fly fishing, skiing, and snowboarding. All fun stuff. Fun stuff that leaves your feet begging for a break! Give yourself a chance to recoup every once in awhile with a trip to the spa.

 

The weather is perfect and the scenery is breathtaking. But there’s too much to do to just sit around and ogle the Wasatch Mountains. Make the most of the season…after all, winter’s coming! For a complete calendar of events visit www.historicparkcityutah.com.

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Meet One of Park City’s Few Remaining Innkeepers

Hospitality reigns supreme at the Old Town Guest House.

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The windows glow warmly as you pull up to the cheery red-and-white house. It’s all very over-the-river-and-through-the-woods, and Old Town Guest House innkeeper Deb Lovci wouldn’t have it any other way. Lovci moved here from Colorado 25 years ago and purchased the 100-plus-year-old miner’s shack that became her B&B. “I had always wanted to renovate a place—I think of it as one of those bucket-list things everyone should do,” she says. “My idea was to create a place to stay where the focus is on being in the mountains.”

The floors are creaky, the rooms small, and the bed linens far from Italian, but Lovci’s clientele doesn’t care about Forbes rankings and bell service. They come for the homemade and oh-so-ample breakfasts; the easy access to both Main Street and the mountains; and the way the proprietor makes every guest feel like they’ve been given the keys to the city.

Some of the ready wisdom Lovci shares with her guests includes which runs to ski at which times of day, the best on-mountain lunch spots, and her favorite Main Street haunts (Atticus and Dolly’s Bookstore).

Oh, and Lovci also happens to be a Ski Utah Interconnect Tour guide. “I think of myself as one-half ski guide, one-half den mother,” she says of the nurturing hand she brings to both Interconnect clients and overnight guests. It’s an approach that has won her fans both far and wide: in its March 2015 issue, Outside magazine dubbed Lovci its “Guide of the Year.”

Old Town Guest House, 1011 Empire Ave, 435.649.2642, oldtownguesthouse.com

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2 reasons to come to ski in Park City, Utah!!

Number 1 reason!!

Stay at Old Town Guest House.  Walk to the slopes, Main Street with it’s restaurants and shops.  You won’t find a better deal or location.  We are Park City’s best for comfort, convenience and affordability.  To see up to the minute availability and book go to: www.oldtownguesthouse.com

Second reason:

It is so easy to get here!!  Easy peasy to fly into Salt Lake City and come to Park City!  40 minutes from the airport = more time on the slopes.

There are 330 direct flights daily to Salt Lake City International Airport. With Park City only 35 minutes from the Airport we are the most easily accessible destination resort anywhere. Where else can you ski the day you arrive as well as on the day you leave?!

See how quick and easy it is to get to Park City from Los Angeles:

Flying Travel Time and Distance to Salt Lake City International Airport

From City Flying Time (hr:min) Distance
Los Angeles, CA 1:25 585 miles
New York, NY 4:33 1,973 miles
Miami, FL 4:41 2,089 miles
Houston, TX 2:47 1,200 miles
San Francisco, CA 1:21 600 miles
Chicago, IL 3:02 1,260 miles

 

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24 Amazing hours in Park City, Utah

24 hours in Park City

There’s so much to love about Park City. A mere 30 minutes Uber drive from Salt Lake City International Airport, the mountain town is home to both Deer Valley and Park City Mountain ski resorts and Alta, Snowbird, Solitude and Brighton just down the road. Add the Sundance Film Festival and the FIS Freestyle International plus a Main Street filled with bars and restaurants and this may just be the best mountain town going.

Try our 24 hour guide.

8.00am

Coffee and breakfast at Atticus books and coffee store [738 Main Street]. Locals go for the Goblet of Fire Latte, Australians order a single shot 6 oz latte and call it a flat white. Everyone loves the Boo Radley peanut butter house made bars so fill your ski jacket pockets for a protein boost once you hit the slopes. Order a Buddha Bowl oatmeal mash up for breakie and use the free wifi to post pre slope selfies.

9.00am

Wander over to the Town Lift (chairlift goes directly from downtown) and ride the lift to the Park City Mountain slopes, the largest ski resort in the USA with 7300 acres of skiable terrain. Free ski, take a three day Ski Academy program to improve your technique, hit the terrain parks, hike the bowls of The Canyons or head out to Jupiters Bowl at Park City.

11.00am

Ski in to The Miners Camp next to the Quicksilver Gondola and indulge in a hot chocolate on the sun deck.

12.30pm

Ski in to Park City’s best kept dining secret, the Silver Star Cafe, for lunch at the base of the Silver Star lift. Choose from artisan pizzas, gourmet burgers, hearty chilli, house made soups and more. This is one of your Innkeepers favorites!

1.30pm

Continue skiing or boarding and enjoy some of our famous Utah powder.

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4.00pm

End up at the base area of Canyons.  There is always so much going on!!

6.00pm

Head back to your accommodation for a hot tub and to change for more aprés or better still, drop into the town’s local boutiques Cake, Prospect, Panache, Lululemon or Gorsuch and grab some mountain style fashion. Better yet, swing by the best consignment store in all the land – The Exchange Consignment [1250 Iron Horse Drive]. But be warned, you’ll lose yourself in the vintage cowboy boot room.

7.00pm

Time for a cocktail at the only ski in ski out whiskey distillery, High West, in the world [703 Park Avenue].

8.00pm

Make yourself comfortable at one of the many places to eat on Main Street.

10.00pm

Time for a beverage on the rooftop bar at No Names Saloon on Main Street. Don’t forget to look up as you pass through the bar of this iconic Park City destination, expect moose heads, memorabilia and even a motorbike.

11.00pm

Step outside then back in again next door into Oh Shucks where peanuts are complimentary and shells are left on the floor.

Midnight

Downstairs for a DJ. No, really, Downstairs. This basement bar on Main Street is owned by that guy from That Seventies Show and regularly hosts global DJs.

1.00am

Take the Karaoke Cab ride home and sing yourself to sleep.

7.00am

Wake up. Do it all over again.

The Best Deal in Park City for Lodging!!

Stay at Park City’s only B&B!  Old Town Guest House.  1011 Empire Ave

Winter special!!  Book 4 nights and get the 5th night FREE.

Book at www.oldtownguesthouse.com

435 649-2642