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Skiing Park City


Opening Day is finally upon us! Join us  Nov. 21st  at our Park City Base Area as we create history with the opening of the new largest resort in the country. No question about it, we’ve been very busy at the resort the past few months. Over the summer, we’ve completed a $50 million improvement plan to connect Canyons Resort and Park City as one, unified resort – Park City, along with various other mountain improvements all to enhance the guest experience.  As we all can’t wait to be sliding on snow again, get the low down on our Opening Day Celebration, Opening Day terrain selection and more!

Opening Day Festivities, Saturday, November 21: Park City Base Area

8:00 a.m.
Live music, giveaways, and complimentary hot chocolate and coffee at the Park City Base Area
8:45 a.m.
Welcome to the season from Park City COO Bill Rock
9:00 a.m.
First Chair – 3 Kings, PayDay, First Time
PayDay Banner Breaking
Live Music Continues
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Live après music on PayDay Deck by Parlour Hounds

Opening Day Terrain: Park City Base Area

Pay Day Lift – Lower Homerun, Treasure Hollow.
First Time  – Turtle Trail.
3 Kings  –    Quicksilver, lower 3 Kings, Silver Hollow.

3 Kings Park—Top to bottom Park
*Will update Friday Night with feature count.



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We are excited to announce that all of our $50 million in mountain improvement projects for this historic season will be ready for Christmas week, weather conditions permitting. This includes the new Quicksilver Gondola that connects Park City and Canyons creating America’s largest ski resort with 7,300 skiable acres and more! Read on to see what to expect and when.

Nov. 21, 2015:
Opening Day at Park City Base

Nov. 27, 2015:
Opening Day at Canyons Village
Red Pine Lodge Ribbon Cutting
Summit House Ribbon Cutting

Dec. 5, 2015:
Miners Camp Opening

Dec. 11, 2015:
Quicksilver Gondola Opening
Motherlode Ribbon Cutting

Dec. 18, 2015:
There Is Only One. GRAND OPENING event

Dec. 19, 2015:
Demo Day and EpicMix Activation Event
Santa Comes Down Town Lift
King Con Ribbon Cutting 


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Park City Ski College Lodging Special!!!

Park City’s Ski College is so much fun!!  Come out and improve your skiing by leaps and bounds!!  Book your lodging at Old Town Guest House for a Ski College Special….   $199/night!!  Four night minimum stay!

5 Day Ski College



A tradition at Park City, the Ski College includes five days of lessons with one of our pros. During this time, you’ll make permanent changes in your technique. Best of all, Ski College is fun! Our instructors have the skills and experience to help you reach your full potential. Space is limited, so make your reservation early.


This program is for level 5 skiers and up (parallel turns on all green, and gentle blue runs) and all adults ages 21 and up. Participants will be placed in groups to match your ability level.


Lessons run from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm with a lunch break at the on-mountain restaurant of the groups choosing.

2015-16 Reservations Available NOW!

Ski College #1Mon. Nov. 30 – Fri. Dec. 4, 2015$500 (lesson only) or $615 with lift ticketBook Ski College #1
Ski College #2Mon. Dec. 7 – Fri. Dec. 11, 2015$560 (lesson only) or $675 with lift ticketBook Ski College #2

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6 Tips for Planning A Budget Friendly Ski Vacation

As I write this, it’s DUMPING snow on the mountains. Over a foot at last check! If you’re planning a ski vacation, this is the time to book dates. But let’s face it, skiing and riding can be hard on the budget if you have to travel.

Luckily, I have six tips that will save you from pawning grandma’s silver to fund your turns:

Travel with a crew

One of the best ways to save money is to split expense with friends. This way you get to share the cost of lodging, transportation. Remember that college roommate who skied all winter but you haven’t heard from in years? Reach out! Not only will you save money, but it will be a fun chance to catch up. You could also agree that the goal is to save money and each do your own thing once on the slopes.

Beg, borrow, and steal gear

Of course I’m not being literal about the “steal” bit, that’s my code for raid used gear shops like 2nd Tracks in Salt Lake or Switch Back in Park City. You can also score deals at local rental shops and on sites like GetOutfitted. Do this in advance because many of them give better deals online than in person. Look all over town as well, because the lowest prices may be just off the hill. For example, See N’ Ski has 12 locations. Chances are one of them is between the airport and the mountain. Even better, they sell discounted lift tickets too!

Don’t forget to ask friends if they have gear and clothes you could borrow as well, especially if they are local. I suggest acquiring skis and poles after you arrive if you are flying commercial to avoid checked baggage fees.

Stay at a Bed & Breakfast

Book your lodging at Old Town Guest House, Bed & Breakfast in Park City!  www.oldtownguesthouse.com.  Breakfast is included in the price of lodging!  This saves you up to $25/per person!   If you do plan to eat out, search for “Cheap Eats” on Yelp. It works!

Of course splurging on a good meal is sometimes part of the vacation experience. For a list of scrumptious mountainside meals in Utah, check out this list of 12 Must Eats.

Book early and off-peak

Secure the best deals by booking early. Often there are only so many rooms, airline tickets etcetera, available at discount rates, so you need to grab them quick. Also plan to visit early or late season, avoid holidays, and shoot for weekdays. An average of 6.7 feet of snow falls in April, making it a great time to get a deal on spring turns!

Hunt for deals on lift tickets

There are a number of ways to save on lift tickets, but you’ll have to do some looking. First, check this site for deals because we gather them up in one spot for you and have a few o our own available. If you’re traveling with a 5th or 6th grader, don’t miss the Passport deal. Yes, you can use it even if you live outside Utah. Tip: Allow two weeks for processing. Additionally, check sites like Liftopia.com, local gear rental shops, and individual resort websites. Some offer discounts during the week, late in the day, or at night (night skiing is so much fun!).

A well-kept secret is that the Salt Lake City Costco carries discount lift tickets. They can’t be found online, so you’ll have to call for details (ask for the membership desk). When I checked today they had Sundance tickets plus Ski N’ See rental discounts. More may be added by opening day.

I’m going to go wax my skis now… See you on the slopes!

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Bigger and better: Park City expands into USA’s largest ski resort

A skier in Jupiter Bowl – one of 14 bowls at the new

Every fall around this time, ski resorts across North America start to roll out annual upgrades, hoping to woo travelers and outdo their competition. This season is an especially rich one in American skiing, with Jackson Hole, Wyo., adding a new lift, restaurant and trails, Sun Valley, Idaho, completely revamping its flagship Lodge, and Vermont’s Burke opening an entirely new hotel, along with many other improvements from coast to coast. But all of it pales beside what is going on in Park City, Utah — the opening of the largest ski resort in the nation’s history.

Skiing in Utah has been on the uptick ever since the 2002 Winter Olympic Games were held in and around Salt Lake City. While the Olympics have proved to be a double-edged sword for many cities that have hosted them, leaving a wake of unpaid bills and empty facilities, Utah was a rare exception. The number of skiers and snowboarders visiting the state has increased dramatically, up about 40% since the Games, while hotels and base lodges built for the event are still going strong.

No place benefitted more than Park City, a historic former silver mining town just 40 minutes from downtown Salt Lake and home to many skiing and non-skiing events (as well as the famous Sundance Film Festival). Park City has continued to grow and is more popular than ever, with two museums, the ski jumps, recently added attractions such as zip lines, hiking trails, high ropes courses, and the bobsled run — open for public rides summer and winter.

Now Park City is enjoying yet another renaissance, one that may well make it the top ski destination in the country. When the new Quicksilver gondola is fired up this December, it will carry skiers and snowboarders from one end of giant Park City ski resort to the other — except that the other end is what used to be the neighboring Canyons, which was already the largest ski mountain in Utah. Operating under the more recognizable Park City name, this new behemoth is a combination of the existing Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons, plus several new trails on the ridge that once separated them. The gondola and new trails are just the most visible highlights of the $50 million that operator Vail Resorts has spent fashioning the nation’s largest ski resort.

Before the merger, these were the state’s two biggest in terms of skiable in-bounds acreage, and the combined numbers are staggering: 7,300-acres of skiable terrain with 14 bowls, over 300 trails, and 17 on-mountain restaurants, linked by a 22-mile network of 38 lifts. The acreage is three to four times that of several major destination resorts in the West, such as Breckenridge, Colo., and more than seven times the size of the largest resort in the East, Sugarloaf, Maine.

The new giant will offer an unrivaled wealth of skiing and riding for all abilities, with more than enough trails, glades and bowls to easily occupy a trip — or season. But beyond its sheer size, the new resort will also greatly change the visitor experience to Park City. In the past, travelers have had to choose between staying in the charming town, filled with shops, restaurants, galleries and bars, or out at the base of Canyons, the largest of the area’s three resorts, for better access to the slopes. Now they can do either and still ski all the interconnected terrain.

Because the lifts and trails of the former Park City Mountain Resort come right down to Main Street, the sea change effectively transforms the entire town into a ski-in/ski-out base for America’s largest resort. Similar to the interconnected village model of Europe’s mega-resorts, visitors can start their day at one of three base areas, ski to another for lunch or finish up at the opposite end for dinner and après and then ride back, using the town’s extensive free bus system or the complimentary shuttles many area hotels operate.

“I think the new gondola will really open up town for people who want to ski a lot of terrain,” said David Perkins, proprietor of High West Distillery & Saloon. Immediately adjacent to the Town Lift, it lays claim to being the  world’s only ski-in/ski-out distillery. “You now can buy a lift ticket or Epic (season) Pass and instead of being locked into five days over at Canyons, you can mix it up and ski both sides. It’s a really big deal,” Perkins adds.

The new eight-passenger high-speed gondola is unusual in that it runs in both directions, with a mid-station atop the ridge between the resorts, linking three stops both ways like a subway for skiers. While most gondolas start at the base, this is up on the mountain, and riders can ski down from all three stations, none more than four and half minutes apart, while the end-to-end ride is less than nine minutes.

The mid-station sits atop Pine Cone Ridge, which used to divide the two resorts. On the old Park City side, the mid-station accesses an experts-only area called Thaynes Canyon, which used to require a lengthy hike. On the old Canyons side, three new trails have been cut down from the mid-station in Iron Canyon, with a mix of advanced and intermediate terrain, plus new snowmaking to ensure reliable access. A large new lodge, the 500-seat Miner’s Camp, was constructed for the gondola, while the existing Red Pine Restaurant added 250 seats.

With the new lifts, trails and snowmaking, Vail’s $50 million investment is most obvious on the slopes, but this summer the resort also opened a brand new 18-hole golf course at the Canyons base area, and is building an extensive new summer mountain bike park.

“As a local, I am certain our town will change, and slightly concerned that we will lose some of its character, but for tourists it is all positive,” said Eric Kent, a software executive and full-time resident who moved here from San Francisco seven years ago with his family for enhanced quality of life. “This will up the game for the entire on-mountain experience, lifts, food, lodges, après, and terrain.”

The resort now sprawls uninterrupted between the separate Canyons base area and town, with three entry points for visitors, and a wealth of lodging and dining options at all price points. The old base of Park City Mountain Resort sits just a few blocks above Main Street, with limited parking but lots of shuttle bus access, anchored by a pedestrian mall with shops and eateries. The Canyons gateway is a modern, purpose-built ski resort base area, with a gondola-style people mover connecting a large parking lot to the lifts, and several ski-in/ski-out hotels. A pedestrian village at the base of the slopes was completely redone just a few years ago, and is flanked with shops, restaurants, bars and a sunny, outdoor “ski beach” area.

The third option is the Town Lift, which serves the hotels and rental properties in historic downtown Park City. “We are extremely excited to (offer guests) walk-in, walk-out access to the largest resort in the U.S.,” said Michael Gregory, general manager of Washington School House Hotel, an upscale boutique hotel near the Town Lift.

One of the biggest appeals of skiing in the greater Salt Lake City area is ease of access. Six major resorts in the Wasatch mountain range are less than an hour from the airport, which is reliable even in winter. While on a map these seem split into three separate clusters in Park City (Deer Valley, Park City), Big Cottonwood (Solitude, Brighton) and Little Cottonwood Canyon (Alta, Snowbird), in reality they almost all neighbor each other, mostly separated by ridgelines just as Canyons and Park City Mountain Resort were until this winter. For this reason, there has been a long-term plan in the works to interconnect all seven — now six — resorts into an enormous European-style ski network, a project dubbed ONE Wasatch.

“The merger of Park City Mountain and Canyons, making the biggest resort in the United States, is not only an unprecedented project in the history of skiing, it is one step closer to the completion of ONE Wasatch,” said Nathan Rafferty, president and CEO of Ski Utah.

The plan requires just three new connections — one of which is the Quicksilver gondola.

If you go

The town of Park City is less than 40 miles from the Salt Lake City Airport, and there are numerous shuttles, car services and shared-ride vans available. It is home to two large ski resorts, the newly formed Park City (merging former Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons, parkcitymountain.com) and Deer Valley (Note: Deer Valley does not allow snowboarding, deervalley.com). Both Deer Valley and the Canyons base area at Park City have significant ski-in/ski-out lodging with hotels and rental homes and condos.

The town of Park City also has extensive lodging in both hotel and vacation rentals, as well as direct access to the Park City resort from both its Main Street and the Park City.  Old Town Guest House, a Bed & Breakfast in Park City offers reasonable lodging with lot’s of amenities.  Plus, the location is great.  Book online at www.oldtownguesthouse.com.

The new Park City resort utilizes Vail’s Epic Pass, the nation’s bestselling season pass, priced to pay for itself in just five to six days of skiing and good at a dozen resorts in six states and two countries. For visitors coming from home resorts that use the Epic Pass, such as those in California, Michigan or Minnesota, trips to other participating resorts are essentially free.

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5 Tips to Get Ready for Ski Season

Snow is  here!!  Time to get in shape and book your lodging reservations at Park City’s only Bed & Breakfast.  Old Town Guest House.



Skier getting ready to come and stay at Old Town Guest House, Park City.



A winter filled with schussing, shredding the Gnar or just plain having fun on The Greatest Snow on Earth requires a healthy body. Back in early October, Ski Utah turned to social, and asked what ski questions you’ve always wanted to ask a ski doctor. We’ve teamed up with the experts at the University of Utah Health Care to answer your questions. And of course, squats do a body good, but you might want to save the boots and skis for the snow:)



Question #1 – Brendan Davis asks: “What is the best training regimen to prepare for the season for 20+ ski days?”
Cardiovascular fitness including endurance: Try a form of cardiovascular exercise: hiking, running, cycling, or indoor cardio gym equipment every day if not most days of the week for a minimum of 30-60 min.
Strength training: Gaining strength in your core and legs take priority, however not enough strength in your upper body, might leave your shoulder at risk for injury.  For core work: work to hold a plank on your elbows and either toes or knees for 60-90 seconds for 3 repetitions.  Lower extremity strengthening through body weight exercises such as lunges, bridges or squats with both or one leg, is a must for any downhill skiing. Using a weight machine to work on the hamstrings, quads and buttocks are best to not over-look!  Using the extra resistance, increase the load overtime to gain the strength needed for the demands put on skiers!
Flexibility: Snow sports can put us into physically demanding positions and our bodies need to be able to bend, we might get pulled more than we want.  being flexible in our hamstrings, quads and trunk is one way to help prevent injury!

Impact training: Without a doubt, downhill snow sports is like a controlling a fall down a hill. In order to prepare our bodies for this type of work (eccentric muscle contraction) we need to practice it!  running hills, stairs or practicing jumping will help us prepare for the impact of skiing.

Question #2 – Stefanie Schulz asks: “How can I keep my knees stable and strong to prevent knee injuries?”

Dr. Stuart Willick, Sports Medice physician says: “Stefanie, this is a great question. Your skiing will be better and more fun if you train well in preparation for the ski season.  Balance exercises and strengthening exercises for the core, hip and thigh muscles are one important part of keeping your knees stable and preventing knee injuries.  Another important part of preventing knee injuries is proper skiing technique. Research has shown that maintaining good balance on your skis and avoiding getting “in the back seat” with your weight too far backward, can decrease your risk of knee injuries during skiing.”

Question #3 – Many, many people asked: “What’s the best way to avoid being really sore after the first couple of days of skiing?”

LInda Scholl, Physical Therapist at University of Utah Orthopedic Center, says: “These three specific exercises are your best place to start. Run/walk stairs, any hamstring exercise and squats. If you are sore the next day, walk/hike it out! Stiff/sore muscles will remain stiff/sore if not given a way to increase the blood supply through gentle exercise/motion.

Question #4 – Mike Kemp asks: “What are your general thoughts about the efficacy of a 58 year old man with dual full hip replacements returning to the slopes?”

Dr. Stuart Willick, Sports Medice physician says: “Mike, most joint replacement surgeons allow their patients with hip replacements to ski, once they have completed a successful course of rehabilitation after their surgery. However, everybody is a little bit different so each individual has to discuss their activities with their surgeon.”

Question #5 – Jeremy Hadley asks: “I’m unable to do some activities because of left knee pain. Any secrets to deal with tendonitis? And any special exercises to strengthen Ski legs?”


Dr. Stuart Willick, Sports Medice physician says: “Jeremy, the first step in getting you ready for ski season is to establish a firm diagnosis of your knee pain.  The sports medicine specialists at the University of Utah can help provide you with a clear diagnosis and a treatment plan that will get your knee ready for the slopes.  If your knee pain is indeed from tendonitis, then strengthening exercises focused on the thigh and hip muscles are the first line of treatment.  Consider taking a ski conditioning class such as the one offered at the University of Utah Orthopaedic Center.”

Bonus Question – Mason Jewkes asks: “What are the best (day of) pre-ski and post-ski exercises?”

LInda Scholl, Physical Therapist at University of Utah Orthopedic Center says:
Pre-ski warm up: Don’t count on walking your snow equipment from the car to the base of the lift as a “warm up”!  Be your best on the slopes, especially on those beautiful “gotta-be-first-in-line” powder days, take time to prepare your body! Swing one leg forward/back to loosen hips.   Keep your leg relaxed with the big movements warming the body.  Total lower body stretch: place one leg behind you, knee straight and heel flat.  lunge onto forward leg keeping trunk upright, stretching the calf & hip flexor.  after 30 sec, bend back knee to stretch the quad.  Trunk: standing, feet firmly planted slightly more than hip width apart, twist trunk using arms side to side, loosening the spine.  Shoulders: Big sweeping arm circles on each side.

Post-ski stretches: Be sure to get your quads and trunk as described above! Add in, hamstring: sit tall, place one foot in front of you with the knee straight.  Bend forward from the hips until  you feel a gentle pull behind the thigh. Deep hip rotators: Sitting, cross one ankle over the other knee and sit up slightly bend forward for deep hip rotators. Foam roll your buttocks, front, side and back of legs and stretch in the hot tub apres ski!  just keep your head above water!

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Win a Pow trip to Utah!!

A foot of pow falls in Utah every five days in the winter. Thanks to our friends at Ski Utah, you can get in on that action. One randomly-selected entrant is going to win a three-day pow trip for two to Salt Lake City. In addition to airfare, lift tickets and cash toward a rental car, the winner will also get set up with his or her own professional photographer for a day, meaning you’ll head home with proof of all the pow you slayed.

To recap, here’s what’s included in the prize:

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Top 10 reasons to ski Park City and stay at Old Town Guest House B&B… Park City.

The Top 10 Reasons to Ski Park City and stay at Old Town Guest House Bed & Breakfast

We are excited to announce that all of our $50 million in mountain improvemnet projects for this historic season will be ready for Christmas week, weather conditions permitting. This includes the new Quicksilver Gondola that connects Park City and Canyons creating America’s largest ski resort with 7,300 skiable acres. The brand new Miners Camp restaurant. Renovations of Summit House and Red Pine restaurants. Increased snowmaking on Iron Mountain and trail widening on Chicane. And of course the upgraded Motherlode detachable high-speed 4-pack and the upgraded high-speed King-Con 6-pack.

With Opening Day just a few weeks away (Nov. 21), here are the Top Ten Reasons To Ski Park City:


1. The New 8-passenger Quicksilver Gondola– Perhaps the most talked about addition of our $50 Million improvement plan, The 8-Passenger Quicksilver Gondola connects former Canyons Resort to Park City Mountain Resort. The Quicksilver Gondola travel time takes approximitely 8 minutes to get from terminal to terminal. The gondola features a mid-station on the top of Pinecone Ridge where skier’s and riders can exit and ski or ride directly to Thaynes Canyon or the Flat Iron lift. The signifigance of this new gondola is that it connects over 7,300 skiable acres making it….

2. The Largest Ski Resort in the Country– 7,300 skiable acres is HUGE! Just take a look for yourself (Trail Map). Lets look at some notable “large” resorts in the country to see how Park City’s 7,300 acres stacks up. Aspen Snowmass- 3,332, Vail-5,289, Big Sky- 5,800. No question we’re the biggest in the country, however what does that mean for the typical skier/rider? For one, it means you have a massive amount of terrain to select from, steeps, greens, moguls, secret powder stashes, you name it, Park City has it. With so much terrain, any skier or rider can stay entertrained for days on end within our boundarys. The question now is who will be the first to ride all 41 lifts in one day?

3. Accessibility– Plan to ski an extra day on this vacation. With our close accessiblity to Salt Lake International Airport – 40 minutes, you can afford to spend that extra travel day on the slopes. Not many ski destinations allow you to get off your plane and hop right into your ski boots.

4. Resort Improvements-Aside from the Quicksilver Gondola, several other Resort Improvements have been made over the summer to enhance the guest experience. 50 Million Dollars worth to be exact. These improvements include our new on-mountain restaurant “Miners Hut” and new lifts replacing King Con and Motherlode for better uphill capacity. Red Pine Lodge also expands to hold an additional 250 seats. The improvement plan rounds out with an additional two trails in the Iron Mountain area, a widening of the Chicane trail and lastly another $5 million into other various maintenance projects around Park City.

5. Shopping– When finished skiing after catching the last chair of the day, kick off those stiff ski boots and go find yourself a new pair of dancing boots (you’ll need them later anyways!). With a strong local economy, small botiques gracefully line historic Main Street, many visitors dedicate a whole day exploring and browsing the small shops, galleries and more.

6. Dining– Resort food has changed tremendously over the past decade and Park City is leading the cause, with high quality food to keep you fueled all day. With over 16 on-mountain dining locations there’s something for every taste. Dinner plans? Hard to go astray with any Park City restaurant, but we can point you to a few local favorites including Handle, Riverhorse on Main, or Cafe Terigo. If your legs are still burning after skiing across 7,300 acres, stay close to your lodging with The Farm, ranked one of Utah’s top ten restaurants, mountainside at Canyons Village.

7. Nightlife– Remember those dancing boots? You will need them for this town’s vibrant nightlife. With a healthy mix of locals and visitors, guests can expect a variety of nightlife in Park City. Start your night off with a buffalo burger and beer at the No Name Saloon than work your way up the street to The Spur for a night full of dancing.

8. Terrain Parks– Historically known for having the most innovative and progressive terrain parks, “I Ride Park City” only looks to continue their park excellence across our 7,300 acres. Progression is key to Park City’s terrain park program with 7 terrain parks aimed at every skill level. From sliding your first box, to standing on the podium at the Olympics (Sage Kotsenburg, Joss Christensen) , “I Ride Park City” is there with you every jib of the way.

9. Ski into Town– Did we mention you don’t even have to click out of your ski’s or unstrap from your board to head into town? Take a break from the slopes and ski into town where our town lift will bring you back up to the top. A popular run down the town lift usually includes a stop at High West Distillery, the only ski-in/ski-out gastro distillery in the world.

10. The History of Park City– Park City has relics of it’s past scattered throughout town and our mountain. Once a booming mining town hit hard by mine collapses and other economical downfall, Park City’s re-emergence came when locals began using the mine shafts as ski lifts! Take a free mountain tour and visit old structures such as ore’s, mills and more, all while on your ski’s or board!

Walk to ski lifts from Old Town Guest House.  Park City’s only B&B.  No need to rent a car.  You will not find a better deal.  This is great budget lodging!!!

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Stay at Old Town Guest House when you come and watch Warren Miller’s Movie!

Lodging Special!!  Want to see the new Warren Miller Movie!?!

Book your lodging at Park City’s only Bed & Breakfast for $179/night as a special rate for watching the movie.  You must ask for this special!!  Old Town Guest House B&B is in the perfect location for going to the movie.

Warren Miller’s Chasing Shadows


Oct 23, 2015 to Oct 24, 2015

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Warren Miller's Chasing Shadows

In Chasing Storms skiers and snowboards find their freedom as they chase storms snow and lines on the world’s highest peaks.


Eccles Center Auditorium


We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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Park City Mountain Resort and Old Town Guest House

Mid-October Updates: Measuring Quicksilver Gondola Cabins


We’re making headway on our $50 million capital improvement project. This summer we’re combining Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort to create the largest resort in the United States — Park City.  Follow along as we get into October with windows on the new Miners Camp Restaurant and even measure our new Quicksilver Gondola cabins.  40 Days from today until Opening Day!


Oct. 12, 2015:

Measuring up one of our new Quicksilver Gondola cabins.  


Oct. 12, 2015:

The new Miners Camp reflecting the autumn colors.


Oct. 9, 2015:

Our new Motherlode Express getting ready for winter with a fresh coat of paint. The lift is a 4-person high-speed detachable, greatly increasing uphill capacity.


Oct. 3, 2015:

Looking out over Park City during the installation of our new Quicksilver Gondola.


Sept. 30, 2015:

Making Progress on the new Miners Camp.

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Winter Gear Guide

For all my guests at Old Town Guest House, Bed & Breakfast in Park City….  here is some help on gear for the upcoming ski season   2015-2016

When skiing the country’s largest resort, variable conditions may be present inside our resorts 7,300 acre boundary. While it’s sunny and bluebird off the Super Condor Lift it could be dark and stormy off of McConkey’s. Our mountain gear guide experts have put together a list of what they use to stay high and dry all season. Read on to learn more about staying comfortable on the mountain this year. 

Helly Hansen
Since 1877, Helly Hansen has been on the forefront of innovative products.  Helly Hansen worked to develop what we know today as the 3-Layer System™. The 3-Layer System™ calls for wearing a base-layer, mid-layer, and outer-layer to provide the best possible for protection from the elements.

The first layer is your base-layer.  Lifa Flow delivers super quick drying next to skin and guarantees that you’ll always feel dry and comfortable. LIFA allows moisture from your body to quickly move to the outer layer of Merino wool keeping your skin dry and warm.  The HH Warm Flow High Neck 1/2 zip utilizes our Lifa Flow Technology with Merino Wool fabric which is ideal for cold weather pursuits

The second layer is your mid-layer.  Fleece is a standard mid-layer because it is appreciated for its warmth and comfort.

The final layer is your outerwear.  The outerwear is designed to protect you from the weather.  It will protect you from the wind and snow but also allows for heat and moisture to escape so your skin stays warm and dry.  The Alpha 2.0 abounds with technical highlights: new highly breathable waterproof Helly Hansen Professional shell fabric featuring 4-way stretch.  The jacket also incorporates PrimaLoft® insulation with body mapping for warmth in the right areas, and our highly innovative H2Flow system for turbo-charged mechanical venting to regulate temperature.

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Men’s PhD® Slopestyle Medium Lincoln Loop Socks
Mountain smarts. Street style. This all-mountain medium-cushioned style comes fully equipped with our 4 Degree™ elite fit system for a dialed fit, ReliaWool® technology for durability and a virtually seamless toe. Designed to celebrate the original socks with style.

Men’s PhD® Ski Medium Pattern Socks
When high impact absorption and ultimate warmth are what you need, the PhD® Ski Medium delivers. Nature’s finest Merino combined with the latest technology creates socks that keep your feet warm, dry, and ready to go, run after run. Patented ReliaWool™ technology provides superior durability and the 4 Degree™ elite fit system creates a sock that never bunches, slips or binds. With medium cushioned shin and foot.

Women’s PhD® Snowboard Medium Socks
The Women’s PhD® Snowboard Medium is for the rider looking for all over cushioning and ultimate warmth. Fully equipped with a women’s specific fit and mesh ventilation zones, these Merino socks breathe, manage moisture and temperature and are naturally stink-free. We’ve placed ReliaWool™ technology in high-density impact zones to extend wear and the 4 Degree™ elite fit system to dial in the fit. With medium full-cushioned foot and leg for warmth and impact protection.

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The pattern gaiter cuts wind while trimming bulk so you stay warm but move light. Its easy-on shape protects the neck, covers the face, even doubles as a hat. Clean seams, all wool, maximally warm.
• Clean finish seams for bulk-free fit
• Double layer Interlock knit for maximum warmth and versatility
• Reversible design for variety
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The I/O 7 is designed for optimized performance and perfect fit: single-pivot quick release for easy lens change, AirEvac™ ventilation for fog-free integration with Smith helmets, dualaxis outriggers that pivot in multiple directions to ensure superior helmet integration, and facial geometry frame design for contoured face fit. All this technology is designed around one of Smith’s largest spherical lenses, providing a maximized field of view and 5X™ anti-fog technology. The I/O 7 was designed through a process of reducing elements to only the most essential, so there’s nothing getting in the way of a great day on the mountain
HERO4 Session
So small. So stoked.
HERO4 Session packs the power of GoPro into our smallest, lightest, most convenient camera yet, featuring a rugged and waterproof design, easy one-button control, 1080p60 video and 8MP photos. With a sleek, versatile design, it’s at home anywhere—from the surf to the snow, to hanging with friends.
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