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Park City Film Series Schedule… walk the the theater from the Inn.

Upcoming Films
Oct 11, 2012 7 PMOne Day on EarthReel Community SeriesFree Screening
Oct 12 – Oct 14, 2012 8 pm Fri/Sat, 6 pm SunSearching for Sugar ManRegular Weekend Screening
Oct 19 – Oct 21, 2012 8 pm Fri/Sat, 6 pm SunBeasts of the Southern WildRegular Weekend Screening
Oct 25, 2012 7:30 PMReel Rock Film TourSpecial Screening
Oct 26 – Oct 28, 2012 8 pm Fri/Sat, 6 pm SunRobot and FrankRegular Weekend Screening
Nov 2 – Nov 4, 2012 See Belo wSalty Horror International Film FestivalSpecial Screening
Nov 3, 2012 3 PMThe Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1Free Screening
Nov 8, 2012 7 PM7th Annual Filmmakers ShowcaseReel Community SeriesFree Screening
Nov 9 – Nov 11, 2012 8 pm Fri/Sat, 6 pm SunThe Queen of VersaillesRegular Weekend Screening
Nov 16 – Nov 18, 2012 8 pm Fri/Sat, 6 pm SunArbitrageRegular Weekend Screening
Nov 23 – Nov 25, 2012 8 pm Fri/Sat, 6 pm SunSleepwalk with MeRegular Weekend Screening
Nov 30 – Dec 2, 2012 8 pm Fri/Sat, 6 pm SunThe IntouchablesRegular Weekend Screening
Dec 1, 2012 3 PMMr. Popper’s Penguins Free Screening
Dec 7 – Dec 9, 2012 8 pm Fri/Sat, 6 pm SunKumaréRegular Weekend Screening
Dec 14 – Dec 16, 2012 8 pm Fri/Sat, 6 pm SunLiberal ArtsRegular Weekend Screening
Dec 21 – Dec 23, 2012 8 pm Fri/Sat, 6 pm SunThe MasterRegular Weekend Screening
Dec 28 – Dec 30, 2012 8 pm Fri/Sat, 6 pm SunChasing IceRegular Weekend Screening

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A great hike!!

If you’ve skied Jupiter, I’m sure you’ve heard the warning, “Beware of the lake! Make sure whichever way you go, you avoid that lake!”

During the summer, however, Shadow Lake is a beautifully enclosed area that isn’t difficult to get to or to navigate out of. Plus, it’s a nice way to see the scenery without having to bomb down a double black diamond run if you’re not that comfortable on skis or a board.

Trails: Scott’s Bypass and Shadow Lake Trail

Duration: Two hours of hiking round-trip

Difficulty: Intermediate

Make sure you bring:

  • A car
  • Water
  • Sturdy hiking shoes
  • A raincoat, if you accidentally do this in the rain like I did

To get to the trailhead, you need to drive all the way up Guardsman’s Pass. This is just the continuation of Highway 224, and is very clearly labeled by road signs. The road eventually turns to dirt and gravel, but keep going until you reach the parking area that will be on the left. If you pull out your Mountain Trails Foundation Map, the parking area for the trailhead is easy to find in the upper right corner as “Guardsman’s Pass Parking Area.” The trailhead is to the right, across the street from the parking area, and up a small hill toward a gate.

Scott's Bypass Trailhead

As you begin Scott’s Bypass, you can see great views of the Wasatch Mountains before the trail winds into a serene grove of aspens.

View of the Wasatch

You’ll eventually reach a fork in the trail, where you can either continue to the left on Scott’s Bypass, or take a quick detour to Scott’s Bowl Overlook. If you have some time, I’d recommend checking out the overlook. Whenever you’re done with the overlook, you can just turn around and walk back to that same fork to continue on Scott’s Bypass.

The next fork you’ll reach is a bit more complicated. I’m pretty sure there are about five different ways you could pick from, but you’re going to take either the double track to your slight right, or the single track that is barely to the right of that. The double track is a continuation of Scott’s Bypass and will eventually run into Shadow Lake Trail on your right. The single track is just a pretty steep shortcut through the trees that dead-ends into Shadow Lake Trail.

Once on Shadow Lake Trail, you’ll get to enjoy the quiet serenity of the Jupiter Mountainzone. The single track runs underneath Jupiter Lift and circles Shadow Lake. Enjoy the peaceful air, and then take the same route back to your car.  Remember, it was downhill on the way to Shadow Lake, so plan on the hour or so hike back up to your car!!    Enjoy!  Remember to ask us at Old Town Guest House for other hiking suggestions in the Park City area!!  We are your outdoor experts!!

 

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Canyons Resort earns Top 10 ranking!!

 
Ski Magazine
For the first time ever, Canyons Resort has been named one of the top 10 ski resorts in North America in the annual SKI Magazine reader survey. This amazing leap in the overall ranking was fueled by the resort’s commitment to improving the guest experience and a massive $50 million investment in transforming the resort that began in 2010. Long a favorite of locals, Canyons has been one of the best-kept secrets for skiers and snowboarders.

The annual survey of over 20,000 readers reviews nearly every aspect of the resort experience. In addition to being ranked as #10 resort (up from #20 three years ago), Canyons also received the following recognition from readers:

  • Resort Access: #3
  • Terrain Parks: #9
  • Lodging: #10
  • Dining: #11

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50 days till’ Opening Day at Park City Mountain Resort

Posted: 28 Sep 2012 07:00 AM PDT

We’ve got some news guaranteed to make your week even better: today marks 50 DAYS ‘TIL OPENING DAY. That’s right, November 17 is 7 weeks and 1 day from this very day, which means it’s time to (a) celebrate and (b) get ready. With that in mind, start ramping up your fitness training and…..  book your lodging reservations!!

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New Visitor Information Center

Visitor Information Center Grand Opening Thursday, October 4, 2012

9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

1794 Olympic Parkway, Kimball Junction

The Park City Chamber of Commerce|Convention and Visitors Bureau cordially invites all Chamber/Bureau members and the community to a public grand opening to celebrate our new 4,000 square foot, state-of-the-art Visitor Information Center. Light refreshments will be served. For questions please call 435.649.6100

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Fun night!!

Do, re, mi, fa, sooooooo much fun!!!

The final show of the 2012 St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights series is the international phenomenon Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music bringing our local hills alive on Saturday, September 1. “One of the funniest and most extraordinary evenings of my life.” The Independent (London) – Nuns, lederhosen-ed whippersnappers, even a goatherd or two will gather slope-side at Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater for an irresistibly fun evening of film, singing and costume contest bedecked fabulousness. Of note: This event begins early with a 6 p.m. start time. For tickets and information: 435-655-3114

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Another new trail. Hike it from the Inn.

You might remember that a few months ago, Park City was named the world’s first Gold Level Ride Center by the International Mountain Biking Association. That basically translates to, “Park City has a killer trail system.” Of course us Parkites have always thought that, but it’s great to be recognized by outsiders.

One of the best characteristics of our trail system is that every year, it is constantly improving with new trails. To contribute to this ever-diversifying trail system, Park City Mountain Resort has been working on cutting a new trail that will allow hikers and bikers to easily trek from the top of PayDay to the base area (or vice versa!), without needing to use an access road.

So without further ado, I present Jenni’s Trail!

Trail: Jenni’s Trail Duration: 4.7 miles total, but we only hiked the first 2.5 miles to PayDay Mid Station Difficulty: Intermediate Don’t forget: Water, camera and a ticket for the ZipRiderTM

Jennis Trail Map

Jenni’s Trail starts off of the path under the Flying Eagle and ZipRiderTM. It’s pretty difficult to miss once you get to First Time face, since it is a newly cut trail. From here, the trail winds up the mountain, through the aspens and across ski runs. You’ll hit Crescent Mine Grade, where you’ll continue straight through that intersection. Turning left or right will put you on CMG. (Bad idea. Trek CMG some other time!)

Scenic

On our way up, we ran into these guys, just hanging out in the middle of the trail, munching on the shrubbery.

Moose

As we stood there for 20 minutes, trying to remember our moose safety lessons as we waited for the moose to leave the trail, we were able to take a nice, short water break and soak up the scenery.

All in all, it took us about 1:30 to reach Mid Station of PayDay, including our moose hold. You can continue up Jenni’s Trail if you want, catching PayDay Lift down from the top. We decided it would be more fun to take a zip ride.

 

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Yeah!! Park City Film Series is back!

Sept 7th is just around the corner! PC Film Series will kick off its season with MOONRISE KINGDOM. Check out the trailer and other upcoming films at www.parkcityfilmseries.org    Also we will be at Park Silly Sunday Market on Sep 2nd. Stop by our nonprofit booth for a chance to win some great prizes  Walk the the theater from the Inn!!  It only takes about 3 minutes.  This is so much fun for a weekend evening.

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The  weather is beautiful!! – warm in the daytime with the nights cooling off. As a matter of fact, we are already starting to slip into the fall, we have even seen a few leaves starting to change! Fall in Park City is amazing with sunny skies, and perfect temperature for hiking and biking.  Come out and mountain bike, trail run or just relax!  Mention this blog post for 20% off your lodging total for any new reservation booked between September 5th – Nov. 5th 2012.