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Tour and Taste

The whiskey experience, distilled, at High West’s new destination digs

If you’ve been around these parts the past few years, you may know that Park City–based High West Distillery and Saloon made history as Utah’s first legal distillery since 1870. High West’s bourbons and ryes routinely receive glowing national and international reviews and are proudly poured by bartenders from San Francisco to New York. Pretty impressive for a relatively small, fairly new distillery that (as is common) has purchased and blended more product than it has produced and released to date. Small until summer 2015, that is. When High West opened its 30,000-square-foot destination distillery at the Blue Sky Ranch just east of Park City, it was clear that, as the old Bachman Turner Overdrive song goes, “you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.”

The focus at High West at Blue Sky—headquarters for almost all of High West’s distilling and bottling operations—is squarely on educating the interested about the whiskey-making process. “We built this place because whiskey matters!” says High West founder David Perkins. “It’s why we get out of bed in the morning; we want to share the experience.” All of High West at Blue Sky—spanning the distillery, bottling facility, restaurant, tasting room, private meeting rooms, and general store—is housed in rust-colored, metal roof–topped buildings reflecting a decidedly upscale version of Park City mining style. Each is detailed to perfection, down to the leather-stitched door handles. A vaulted hallway ceiling made of charred barrel staves leads into the communal dining area, dubbed the refectory.

Tours walk visitors through the process of converting grain to mash, fermentation, and distilling the magic in the 25-foot-tall, 1,585-gallon-capacity copper pot still. The entire experience is a feast for the senses, with sweet, yeasty aromas of rye and barley malt tickling the olfactory, beckoning you to head straight for the tasting room to purchase flights of the finished product. The refectory offers whiskey-friendly small plates: charcuterie and cheeses, house-made breads, crackers, and pickled vegetables. An ideal end note to a destination experience embodying the pioneering spirit—and spirits—of the new High West.  

Celebrate the New Year, High West style

Since its inception, High West has expertly blended and aged some of the country’s top sourced whiskies. Their success can be attributed to the fact that Perkins and his team just happen to be blending savants. But because age is key when it comes to whiskey, they have yet to release a 100 percent in-house blend. So, time will tell what effect Utah’s dry climate has on High West’s original creations when those barrels are tapped over the next few years. Meanwhile, we’re looking forward to sipping some Yippee Ki-Yay, a new blend of straight rye whiskeys finished in vermouth and syrah barrels, released in Utah in November and slated for nationwide distribution in early 2016.

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SUMMER VISITING ARTISTS

YANTRA MANDALA 
PAINTING WORKSHOPS: 
For Tweens/Teens & Adults
With Chanti Tacoronte-Perez
Honolulu, HI
Visiting the KAC

June 17 – 18
Create and meditate with visiting artist, Chanti Tacoronte-Perez, and learn about Yantra Mandala Painting. The word yantra in sanskrit means tool, machine or instrument. Yantras are usually geometric diagrams, made of a small dot (bindu) surrounded by circles, triangles, and squares, each having symbolic meaning. These shapes come together to form the pattern of the divine. A yantra is also a visual form of a mantra used to strengthen your focus in meditation. Creating the muladhara mandala unites us with that energy to support our own growth from a solid foundation. The students’ practice of Sacred Art painting will start with a short meditation to set our practice intention for the time we have. Then students will engage in our creative process of chakra drawing & painting where students will learn the symbolic meaning of the first chakra lotus and its corresponding colors. Student will use Vedic math to create their own unique mandala pattern around the first chakra. Chanti lives in Honolulu, Hawaii teach Yantra Wisdom workshops & yoga classes all across the United States.
Registration deadline:
Monday, June 13
REGISTER for adult workshop here!


THREE STICK PAPER & BAMBOO KITE WORKSHOPS 
For Families & Adults
With Jose Sainz & Scott Skinner
San Diego, CA & Colorado Springs, CO
Visiting the KAC July 15 – 16
Have fun with your family and make a kite together, or dive into the creative intricacy of kite making and take the adult paper and bamboo workshop!  Adults and kids will create a small three stick flying kite made out of bamboo sticks covered with natural fiber light weight paper in the color and texture of their liking. Several sample shapes will be provided. However, you will be encouraged to get creative and make your own shape and designs using only three sticks. When students are finished , they can take their kites outside to fly. Jose Sainz has been making, flying, and teaching about kites since 1989. Over the years he has attended, displayed, and taught about kites at numerous National and International kite festivals around the world. Jose has been a long time member of the Kite Art Committee for the AKA and was recently named to the Board of the directors for the Drachen Foundation in Seattle, WA. Founder of the Drachen Foundation, Scott Skinner has been active in kite making for over 25 years. He is a frequent lecturer, writer, and workshop leader. He has amassed collections of kites, kite ephemera, European kite prints and Japanese ukiyo-e.
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MOSAICS FOR ALL AGES 
With Katherine England
Fullerton, CA
Visiting the KAC July 18 – 21 
This is a favorite art experience for all ages in Park City. Students are given lots of freedom in their choice of design and project goals. They learn skills in cutting, placing, grouting and finishing a mosaic masterpiece. Students return year after year and become extraordinarily proficient in this art form.  Katherine England is a prolific visual artist who also teaches in schools, in her art studio in California, and at art retreats nationwide.
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EXPLORING MIXED MEDIA NARRATIVES IN PHOTOGRAPHY & ENCAUSTIC
With Lorraine Glessner
Rockledge, PA
Visiting the KAC July 22 – 24
This workshop takes the exciting combination of mixed media, encaustic and the photographic image far beyond straightforward collage to include innovative materials and mark-making techniques in which to explore narrative. During photo shoots led by Lorraine Glessner, participants will create images to use as inspiration and/or starting points for a series of focus during the workshop. Utilizing the natural luminosity, textural and layering possibilities of encaustic, participants will combine and collage photographic images created during the workshop with found images, marks and texture to explore, communicate, or entertain through narrative. Considerations of the various types of narrative as a conceptual tool as well as creating personal narratives through journaling and mark making will also be discussed. Optional individual critiques with Lorraine are offered to all participants. Please note that participants should be prepared to spend time outside as well as in the studio. In the event that participants are unable to participate in the workshop walks, participants are welcome to opt out and alternative outdoor creative exercises will be provided.
Registration deadline: 
Monday, July 18
REGISTER for adult workshop here!

PLEIN AIRE IN OILS:
Workshops I & II
With Nancy Paris Pruden
Houston, TX
Visiting the KAC July 22 – 30
Nancy Paris Pruden is an award winning artist from Houston, Texas who has taught workshops in Mexico, France, Ireland, and Italy as well as the U.S. She will be teaching two workshops this summer here in Park City with an emphasis on painting Plein Air. The workshop is open to all levels from experienced artists wanting to expand their knowledge to novice painters looking for a solid foundation in the basics of oil painting. After a morning introduction with instructional material and a demonstration at the Kimball Art Center, the class will go to various locations near town to paint outdoors, weather permitting. If we are rained out, classes will continue at the Kimball Art Center with photos provided. The workshop will concentrate on composition, color mixing, atmospheric perspective, edges, color temperatures, and values. Teens ages 14+ are welcome to register for these workshops.

Registration deadline: 

Monday, July 18
REGISTER for adult & teen workshops here!

POCKET SKETCHING WORKSHOP
With Kath Macaulay
Tuscon, AZ
Visiting the KAC July 29 – 31
Explore Park City as you learn the technique of pocket sketching with Kath Macaulay. This quick-draw technique allows anyone to “journal” wherever they are using only a 4 x 6 art pad, a pen, a small paint set, a brush and a film canister of water. Perfect for hiking, sitting in a café or standing in line – take it anywhere, whip it out in a minute, and preserve a memory in 25 minutes or less. With a pocket sketch it’s more about capturing the “feel” of a place rather than simply taking a camera image. This workshop is ideal for timid beginners who want to fearlessly paint in public, for experienced artists who want minimal equipment with no clean-up, and for anyone wanting a truly intimate record of what you think you see. Kath Macaulay has shown at Robert N. Blair, Buffalo, NY (in the Metropolitan, Corcoran and Whitney Galleries), Bong Wai Chen, Portland, OR (known as the Asiatic World’s top painter of the butterfly), Nicholas Brigante, and Los Angeles (collected extensively by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art). She has taught at Canyon Ranch, Tucson; Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ; Sun Valley Art Center, ID; Mt. Vernon, WA; Jackson Hole, WY; Evergreen, CO; Dillman’s Lac du Flambeau, WI.

Registration deadline: 

Monday, July 25
REGISTER for adult workshop here!

IMPRESSIONIST OIL PAINTING:
Plein Aire Workshop
With George Van Hook
Cambridge, NY
Visiting the KAC August 27 – 28 
This workshop will be a true celebration of Utah’s grandiose landscape, as it is an ideal location for Plein Aire painting! Award winning artist-instructor George Van Hook will gather a larger group of students to set out on what will surely be an exciting plein air expedition. The workshop will begin each morning at 10:00 am, where the group will work under instruction until noon for an hour lunch break. Instruction will resume through the remainder of the afternoons. George will be painting alongside everyone, with the perfect mix of free mingling and working time. Visit local destinations such as the McPolin Barn, Guardsman’s Pass, Park City Mountain Resort, and Daly Canyon. In the event of rain, the group can continue to work indoors from reference materials and/or portraiture. Award winning painter, George Van Hook exhibits in galleries and museums throughout the United States, including at the Grants Pass Museum of Art in Oregon and The American Museum of Fly Fishing in Vermont.
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Deer Valley Concerts

Here it is !!  The Summer Concert Series.

 

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CONCERT LINEUP ANNOUNCED FOR DEER VALLEY

Park City Institute announced the lineup for its 13th summer season of St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights concerts at Deer Valley Resort. The 10 concerts range from country stars Emmylou Harris and Trace Adkins and banjo virtuosos Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn to trumpeter Chris Botti and chart-topper Mike Posner… All concerts are slated to be held rain or shine at Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater.

Early-bird tickets go on sale to Park City Institute Members on Monday, April 4 at 10 a.m. (via phone and box office only). Tickets are available for purchase by the general public on April 11. For information: 435-655-3114  www.BigStarsBrightNightsConcerts.org

The 2016 St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights Line-Up:

Squirrel Nut Zippers
July 3, 2016
The retro-hip band that “bows at the feet of Cab Calloway and the Harlem Renaissance” (Jazz Times), Squirrel Nut Zippers launched into the mainstream with its hit ’90s tune “Hell.” Fusing southern roots and swing, SNZ cuts loose with the big band must-haves: charismatic frontman (guitarist/vocalist Jimbo Mathus) and sassy frontwoman (singer Katharine Whalen) plus indispensable horns, percussion, bass and piano. The Zips dabble in hot jazz, Cuban tempos, rock and soul, dispensing plenty of zip and a dash of playful nuttiness.

Emmylou Harris & Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
July 14, 2016
Country Hall of Famer Emmylou Harris and four-time, Grammy winner Lyle Lovett (and His Large Band) deliver country-folk-rock-Americana-blues-gospel in powerhouse back-to-back sets.  “A truly venturesome, genre-transcending pathfinder” (Billboard), Harris dazzles audiences with her crystalline vocals. Known for his trademark yearning vocal ache, wit and down-home showmanship, Lovett is “the real deal… a man who not only delivers your money’s worth but who you suspect would be genuinely ashamed if he didn’t” (Esquire).

Chris Botti & Lucia Micarelli
July 21, 2016
Jazz trumpeter Chris Botti has proven over and over again that he is an exceptional balladeer – whether performing the “Star Spangled Banner” in the New York Giants’ stadium or captivating audiences at the Blue Note Club. He’s sold more than four million albums, won Grammy awards, and played with A-list pop collaborators – most notably Paul Simon, Sting, Herbie Hancock and Yo-Yo Ma. And, above all, his trumpet “emits unabashed beauty” (The New York Times). Lucia Micarelli – the “mind-blowingly talented” (Portland Examiner) violinist – lends her bow to a range of genres, from her concerto roots to no-holds-barred rock. She’s toured with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Josh Groban and made her acting debut in HBO’s “Treme.” As All About Jazz puts it, “Her playing is elegant, and runs the gamut of emotions from brooding to joyous.”

Kip Moore
July 24, 2016
Gravel-voiced Kip Moore dominated country airwaves with his debut hits, “Beer Money,” “Hey Pretty Girl,” and “Somethin’’Bout a Truck.” This “unapologetic badass with a touch of Springsteen” (The Guardian) delves deeper into grittier rock with his sophomore release “Wild Ones,” one of Rolling Stone’s Top 40 Country Albums of 2015. The Georgia native walks the line between modern country and arena rock, delivering dynamic, interesting tunes – most of which the multiplatinum singer/songwriter pens. As one AP reviewer puts it, “Of all the backward-ball cap-wearing male country singers, Kip Moore takes the dirt road less traveled.”

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
July 28, 2016
“Two monsters of the banjo,” (NPR), Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn join forces in a pickin’ party that traverses the acoustic landscape, from murder ballads to gospel. Washburn’s old-time style and Fleck’s bluegrass-jazz-and-beyond virtuosity blend seamlessly on stage. The Grammy-winning duo, riffs off of each other’s remarkable talent with tunes such as the traditional “Railroad,” fan favorite “Banjo Banjo” (written for their son) – and even an acoustic foray into ’80s rock, covering Europe’s “Final Countdown.”

Mike Posner
August 7, 2016
After topping the charts in 2010 with “Cooler Than Me,” singer-songwriter Mike Posner detoured from the popstar fast-track, touring the country in a van and writing tunes for the likes of Maroon 5, Justin Bieber and Big Sean. His soon-to-be-released sophomore album “At Night, Alone” with the self-reflection-imbued pop hit “I Took A Pill in Ibiza” returns the multi-platinum performer to the spotlight, topping charts with a grown-up dose of humility. The now 28 year-old artist has departed from his flashy hip-hop style, developing performance that is “raw, real and no-frills” (The Detroit News).

Andy Garcia and the CineSon All Stars
August 20, 2016
The godfather of rhythm. Oscar, Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated actor, Andy Garcia (“The Untouchables,” “Stand and Deliver,” “The Godfather: Part III,” “Ocean’s Eleven”…) isn’t just another actor-turned-musician. The multi-talented, Cuban-born Garcia is a Grammy and Latin Grammy Award-winning music producer and performer who has collaborated with the likes of legendary Afro Cuban bassist Cachao and trumpeter Arturo Sandoval. Garcia and the CineSon All Stars (some of whom are borrowed from members of Cachao’s original band) are “captivating” delivering “exemplary classic Cuban jazz and mambo” (JazzTimes.com).

Trace Adkins
August 25, 2016
Country star Trace Adkins worked his way from oil rigs to the top of the charts. He’s graced the Grand Ole Opry, won NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” and appeared on the big screen. “A real deal son of the South who knows how to command a stage just by walking on to it,” according to the Chicago Tribune, Adkins’ baritone has become a modern country fixture with hits such as “You’re Gonna Miss This” and “Every Light In The House” blazing into contemporary cowboy lore.

Jewel
September 3, 2016
“A folk powerhouse,” according to NPR, Jewel comes to the stage with guitar, poetry and a pure – sometimes haunting – voice. The Grammy-winning, singer-songwriter, who fearlessly worked her way into stardom with the ’90s hit “Who Will Save Your Soul,” has released 12 studio albums, sold more than 27 million records, toured with Bob Dylan, performed for the Pope and starred in television roles. As The New York Times puts it, the Alaskan-born Jewel is “bursting with talents.”

“These shows – 12 bands in all – are a cross-section of the biggest names in music, young stars just hitting their stride as well as legends and performers who know how to entertain and push the limits of their respective genres,” says PCI executive director Teri Orr. “As always, we can’t imagine a better spot to present these big stars, than outdoors on the slopes of Deer Valley Resort.”

CONCERT DETAILS
All St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights concerts take place at Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. Shows start at 7 p.m. (gates open at 5:30 p.m.) As of 10 a.m. on April 4, Park City Institute members may purchase lawn and reserved tickets as well as summer season punch cards (available to members only) at the Box Office of The George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Center for the Performing Arts (1700 Kearns Blvd., Park City) or via phone at 435-655-3114. Tickets go on sale to the general public on April 11 and will be available at the box office, via phone, online and at several partner locations. General Admission tickets start at $40. Reserved seats start at $55.

Gates open 90-minutes before show time. Coolers are permitted and a nine-inch chair height restriction (i.e. you shouldn’t be able to roll a basketball under the seat) is enforced. Concerts will be held rain or shine.

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Interconnect Ski Tour with Old Town Guest House owner, Deb Lovci

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For all of my guests that came out on the Interconnect Tour this winter…  hope you had fun!!  For those of you that didn’t get a chance…   get ready for next year!!

Heart-Racing High Altitude Adventure: Utah’s Wasatch Mountains

If lazing on the beach isn’t your idea of recharging your batteries, try the polar opposite with a winter venture through Utah’s Wasatch Mountain Range, just a stone’s throw from Salt Lake City. With direct flights on Delta from every major metro city in Texas, Utah skiing is conveniently accessible.

Ski Utah offers a unique program that gives the advanced to expert skier the opportunity to ski six resorts in the Wasatch Range in one day. The Interconnect Tour allows skiers access to beautiful backcountry led by 25-year veteran guide Deb Lovci, who was named “Best Skiing Guide” in Outside Magazine’s 2015 Best of Travel guide.

Your 26-mile skiing experience starts at Deer Valley, continues to Park City, then to Solitude Mountain Resort, on to Brighton and back to Solitude for lunch. Carb-loading at the Round House at Solitude is a must to tackle what lies ahead on the Interconnect. The Himalayan and Wasatch-inspired cuisine includes mountain-sized portions of shepherd’s pie, lamb curry and chicken makhani.

After lunch, take a lift to the top of Solitude, cross over the ropes and traverse a ridge, aptly named Highway to Heaven.

For a Texan who was breathing sea level air just a few days before ascending to above 10,000 feet, this traverse was tough. Physical fitness is as important as skiing ability for the tour.

After skiing the famous Grizzly Gulch at Alta, cross over to Snowbird for the sixth and final resort of the day. If you can ski groomed black trails, you won’t have a problem with this backcountry.

Celebrating a frosty beverage with your fellow backcountry adventurers is a perfect ending to an unforgettable day. When you cover 36,000 vertical feet in one day, there are plenty of stories to share!

Hauling ski gear with you all the way to the mountains can be daunting and expensive.  Ski Butler will completely change the way you think about ski rentals. Instead of waiting in long lines at rental shops, Ski Butler comes to you. Have a problem with your gear once you start skiing? They’ll meet you at your resort and make any adjustments you need on the spot. Ski Butler supplied our group with Rossignol Soul 7’s, all-mountain, extremely versatile skis that perform beautifully on groomers as well as backcountry powder.

Skiing is the first outdoor activity that most folks think of when planning a Utah trip. However, for the traveler looking for adventurous and relaxing activities off the beaten path, the Wasatch Range offers many options:

  • Have you always been an alpine skier and want to try something new? The Nordic Skiing Center at Solitude Mountain Resort offers a heart-pounding alternative to downhill. Be patient, it’s more difficult than it looks!

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Old Town Guest House loves to celebrate Easter!! Come and Join us!

Easter Celebration

Park City Mountain Resort knows how to throw a good party, and their annual Easter egg hunt is an event some people look forward to all year. The eggs are plentiful with some so special they are golden.

For several years now, Park City Mountain Resort celebrates Easter Sunday with a visit from the Easter Bunny, free hot chocolate and pastries, a kids-only egg hunt and the All-Mountain hunt. The party starts at 8:45 a.m. in the Resort Plaza with plenty of free hot chocolate and pastries for resort guests. At 9 a.m. the Easter Bunny shows up to meet and greet children 6 and under for their own egg hunt in the Kids’ Korral. Older children and adults are invited to participate in an Easter Egg Hunt on the First Time face where they will find candy-filled eggs.

For the serious egg hunters be prepared to begin at 9 am when the lifts start up the all-mountain “Hunt for the Golden Egg” begins. Guests participating in the all-mountain hunt will find hundreds of prize-filled eggs across the resort, including vouchers for summer activities, lift tickets, and two golden eggs – each with a season pass for 2013-2014. The all-mountain egg hunt is what its name implies–all over the mountain.

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EASTER WEEKEND IN PARK CITY Park City is the place to be this weekend! Enjoy skiing, dining, shopping, concerts, spoken word, and Easter Egg hunts.

 

 

 

 

EASTER WEEKEND IN Park City.  Come and stay at Old Town Guest House, Park City’s only B&B!!  Walk to skiing and all the fun Easter events.

Spring Gruv

 

Park City is the place to be this weekend!  Enjoy skiing, dining, shopping, concerts, spoken word, modern dance, films and yes, Easter Egg hunts.

Park City presents the 9th annual Spring Grüv. For 16 days we’ll be having huge, free concerts in the two villages, as well as the famous Pond Skimming Contest! It’s one of those traditions that has been wild from the start. The Pond Skimming Contest is Park City’s most popular party and is the true indicator that spring has arrived. Contestants must dress in costume (the funkier the better) as they attempt to cross a 100-foot pond on skis or a snowboard. The pond and the excitement happen at mid-mountain just outside Red Pine Lodge. Must be 10 years of age or older to enter.  Spectators will need a lift or gondola ticket to watch. Then, hit up the Resort Village for a free concert with headliners like Michael Franti & Spearhead on March 26th and John Brown’s Body on March 19th.

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Ski From Canyons Village to Main Street, Park City

Here is some fun information for all my guests staying at Old Town Guest House…  the only B&B in Park City, Utah!!!

From the B&B, you can take a FREE shuttle to Canyons and start from there, walk down the street and get on a lift at Park City. Public transportation used to be your only option. With the addition of the Quicksilver Gondola, anyone can ski or snowboard from one side to the other – a truly unique experience only available at Park City Mountain Resort and super easy because your staying at Old Town Guest House.
$50 million dollars in on-mountain improvements this past off season have not only made this connection possible, but incredibly easy and enjoyable for skiers of most ability levels.
I have taken out the guess work for you..   and planned out two routes going both directions. Route one, highlighted in this blog post, is the quickest. If you’re pressed for time or late for a meeting, this will be your best bet for getting from one end to the other while still enjoying some skiing and riding. From Canyons Village to the base of Town Lift you’re looking at roughly 1:15. Here is the route to take:
Starting from Canyons Village you’ll want to head past the Red Pine Gondola to the Orange Bubble Express.

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Orange Bubble Express
Halfway up, there is a mid-station that you will want to bypass in order to reach the top of the lift. Get off the lift and head left onto Upper Mainline.
Upper Mainline
-Green Circle. Merges into Mainline.
Mainline 
-Blue Square. Low pitch with a short section of moderate before Red Pine Lodge.
-Continue past Red Pine Lodge towards Saddleback Lift. * Keep some speed or skating/ poling will be necessary*
Chicane
Blue Square. One of my favorite runs on the Canyons side.  Chicane was widened this past off-season and has a moderate pitch throughout.  At the bottom of the run, ski past Tombstone Lift towards Timberline.
Timberline Lift
Hop off Timberline and stay left to board Iron Mountain Express.
Iron Mountain Express
Mercury 
Blue Square. Hang a left halfway down onto Chrome Alley.
Chrome Alley
Blue Square. Exits at the base of the Quicksilver Gondola.
Quicksilver Gondola
Enjoy the views! Our next article will detail some terrain off the mid-station of the Gondola.
Exit the Gondola, strap in, and proceed toward Silverlode Express.
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Silverlode Express
-Continue straight off of the lift towards Bonanza Express and merge left onto Homerun.
Homerun
-Green Circle. Wide open for some excellent carving. Stay straight towards the Crescent Lift and look for Silver Queen.
Silver Queen
-Blue Square. One of my top 5 favorite runs at PCMR. Moderately pitched throughout. Continue straight at the bottom with some speed, stay right and catch Drift.
Drift
-Green Circle. Traverse across drift and stay right, looking for Town Lift signs and Quit ‘N Time.
Quit ‘N Time
-Blue Square. Plenty of pitch and incredible views of Old Town.
-Quit ‘N Time will bring you right to Park Avenue or to the bottom of the Town Lift.
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That was easy wasn’t it? In just little over 1 hour, you have covered roughly 6 1/2 miles of distance and racked up an impressive amount of vertical feet, all with your ski’s or board attached to your feet!!
If you have not booked your lodging reservations yet for Park City’s most reasonable lodging…  go to www.oldtownguesthouse.com and book now!!!

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Park City’s Spring Gruv! Stay at Old Town Guest House, Park City’s only B&B!!

Spring Gruv

 

Park City presents the 9th annual Spring Grüv. For 16 days we’ll be having huge, free concerts in the two villages, as well as the famous Pond Skimming Contest! It’s one of those traditions that has been wild from the start. The Pond Skimming Contest is Park City’s most popular party and is the true indicator that spring has arrived. Contestants must dress in costume (the funkier the better) as they attempt to cross a 100-foot pond on skis or a snowboard. The pond and the excitement happen at mid-mountain just outside Red Pine Lodge. Must be 10 years of age or older to enter.  Spectators will need a lift or gondola ticket to watch. Then, hit up the Resort Village for a free concert with headliners like Michael Franti & Spearhead on March 26th and John Brown’s Body on March 19th.

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2016 DEER VALLEY® MUSIC FEST LINEUP ANNOUNCED

Here is the official line up!!!   Book your lodging at Old Town Guest House….   Park City’s only Bed & Breakfast!  Space is limited…  make your reservations soon.

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera today announced its first batch of concerts for the 2016 Deer Valley® Music Festival in Park City, Utah. Highlights of the six-week music festival, which begins on July 2, 2016 and runs through August 6, 2016, include Utah Symphony performances with high-energy, new wave rock band, The B-52s; Matthew Morrison, who starred as teacher Will Schuster on TV’s “Glee”; DreamWorks Animation in Concert with scenes from favorite movies including “Home,” “Shrek,” “How to Train Your Dragon,” “Kung Fu Panda,” “Madagascar;” a tribute to the music of late rock legend David Bowie, and violinist Robert McDuffie performing Philip Glass’ The American Four Seasons.

“With the exponential growth of the Deer Valley® Music Festival each season, Park City really feels like the summer home of Utah Symphony,” said Interim President and CEO Patricia A. Richards. “We are excited to return for a 13th season to that spectacular mountain community and share the fantastic live music experience with fellow Utahns and visitors alike at the various venues throughout Summit County, including on the hillside at the incredible Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheatre, inside the intimate venue at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and at salon events in private homes around Park City.”

Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater Performances
The thirteenth annual Deer Valley® Music Festival in Park City will launch on July 2, 2016 with a Patriotic Celebration conducted by Festival-favorite, Jerry Steichen, and featuring Broadway singer Doug LeBrecque, who has portrayed The Phantom and Raul in “The Phantom of the Opera.” It will continue for six weekends with a dozen pops, rock, country and classical concerts on the main stage at Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater and four chamber concerts at the intimate venue of St. Mary’s Church.

The second weekend of performances at Deer Valley Resort will start on Friday, July 9, 2016 with Randall Craig Fleischer conducting the Utah Symphony in Rock On! featuring hit songs from the 70s and 80s including music from Bruce Springsteen, Cindi Lauper, the Eagles, Whitney Houston, Dusty Springfield, Chicago, Aretha Franklin, Heart, Diana Ross, Queen, the Bee Gees, Donna Summer, Led Zeppelin, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Aerosmith, Journey, and Elton John. The following evening, Saturday, July 9, 2016, The B-52s, the world’s greatest party band, performs their hit music with the Utah Symphony.

The Festival continues on Friday, July 15, 2016, when Under the Streetlamp, featuring lead cast members from the Tony Award-winning sensation “Jersey Boys,” performs with the Utah Symphony and brings their unique blend of tight harmonies and slick dance moves to favorite Doo-Wop, Motown and old time Rock-n-Roll hits. On Saturday, July 16, 2016, Emmy, Tony and Golden Globe-nominated actor and singer Matthew Morrison, who starred as Will Schuester on TV’s “Glee,” performs an evening of Broadway standards including “Luck be a Lady,” “It Don’t Mean a Thing” and “Singin’ in the Rain” with the Utah Symphony and conductor Jerry Steichen.

The fourth weekend of performances includes Jerry Steichen conducing a Rodgers and Hammerstein celebration and sing-a-long concert on Friday, July 22, 2016 with Broadway stars Christiane Noll, William Michals and John Cudia performing classics from “Showboat,” “The Sound of Music,” “South Pacific,” “The King and I,” “Carousel,” and “Oklahoma.” On Saturday, July 23, 2016, the Utah Symphony performs The Music of David Bowie with conductor Brent Havens and a full rock band in a symphonic tribute that explores the incredible range of David Bowie’s music.

On Friday, July 29, 2016, the Utah Symphony will entertain the entire family with music from “Home,” “Shrek,” “How to Train Your Dragon,” “Kung Fu Panda,” “Madagascar” and more in DreamWorks Animation in Concert. Then, on Saturday, July 30, 2016, Grammy Award-winning Steep Canyon Rangers, the Bluegrass band known to be just as at home taking the stage at Carnegie Hall as they are fly fishing knee-deep in a mountain brook, returns to the Festival to perform with the Utah Symphony.

The 13th annual Festival closes on Saturday, August 6, 2016 as the Cannoneers of the Wasatch join the Utah Symphony for its traditional performance of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture with live cannon. Additional performances at Deer Valley Resort for the final week of the Festival will be announced at a later date.

Chamber Orchestra Series at St. Mary’s Church
The Utah Symphony will present four concerts at the intimate venue, St. Mary’s Church, as part of its chamber orchestra series. On July 6, 2016, conductor Jayce Ogren, former assistant conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra, and soprano Simone Osborne, winner of the 2008 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, will make their Utah Symphony debuts on a program that includes Barber’s Adagio for Strings and Knoxville, Summer of 1915, Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate and Schubert’s Symphony No. 5.

On July 13, 2016, Jeannette Sorrell, founder of Apollo’s Fire (the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra), conducts a program featuring selections from Handel’s Water Music and Terpsichore, Haydn’s Overture to The Uninhabited Island and Mozart’s Ballet Music from Idomeneo.

The series continues on July 20, 2016 with Utah Symphony’s Associate Conductor Rei Hotoda conducting a program with Mussorgsky’s “Dawn over the Moscow River” from Khovantchina, Tchaikovsky’s Suite No. 4 “Mozartiana” and Grammy Award-nominated violinist Robert McDuffie performing and conducting Philip Glass’ Violin Concerto No. 3, “The American Four Seasons.”

It concludes on July 27, 2016 with conductor Pierre Bleuse leading Mozart’s Overture to “Cosi fan tutti” and Sinfonia concertante for solo Violin, solo Viola and Orchestra, Handel’s (arr. Halversen) Passacaglia and Haydn’s Symphony No. 92 “Oxford.” Utah Symphony Associate Concertmaster Kathryn Eberle and Principal Viola Brant Bayless will be soloists on the program.

Concert Ticket Information

Subscription, group, and VIP tickets for the Deer Valley® Music Festival are on sale now. A local sale for residents of Summit and Wasatch Counties will take place on April 2, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Park City Utah Visitor Information Center (1794 Olympic Parkway, Park City, Utah). Concert tickets for the general public will go on sale on April 5, 2016 at 10 a.m. Lodging packages including tickets to performances will be available through lodging partners starting in May. Performance tickets and lodging information are available by calling (801) 533-6683 or online at deervalleymusicfestival.org.

VIP packages for both Friday and Saturday performances will continue at this year’s festival and can include VIP parking, pre-concert gourmet dinner at the resort, premium reserved seating and access to the intermission reception. VIP package pricing includes a charitable contribution built into the various package options. Salon Events will also continue, featuring intimate performances in luxurious private residences by festival artists. Cost for the Salon Events will be $125 per person. For more information regarding VIP packages and our Salon Events schedule please call (801) 869-9010 or email vipevents@usuo.org.

2016 DEER VALLEY® MUSIC FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

MAIN STAGE – DEER VALLEY® SNOW PARK OUTDOOR AMPHITHEATER 2250 Deer Valley Dr. S, Park City, UT
Patriotic Celebration with Broadway’s Doug LeBrecque and the Utah Symphony
July 2, 2016 (Saturday) | 7:30 p.m.
Jerry Steichen, conductor Doug LeBrecque, vocalist
Utah Symphony Orchestra
Rock On! Hits from the 70s and 80s with the Utah Symphony
July 8, 2016 (Friday) | 7:30 p.m. Randall Craig Fleischer, conductor Morgan James, vocalist LaKisha Jones, vocalist Rob Evan, vocalist Utah Symphony Orchestra
The B-52s live with the Utah Symphony
July 9, 2016 (Saturday) | 7:30 p.m. The B-52s, guest artist Utah Symphony Orchestra
Under the Streetlamp with the Utah Symphony
July 15, 2016 (Friday) | 7:30 p.m. Jerry Steichen, conductor Michael Ingersoll, vocalist Christopher Kale Jones, vocalist Brandon Wardell, vocalist Shonn Wiley, vocalist Utah Symphony Orchestra
Matthew Morrison with the Utah Symphony
July 16, 2016 (Saturday) | 7:30 p.m.
Jerry Steichen, conductor Matthew Morrison, guest artist
Utah Symphony Orchestra
A Rodgers & Hammerstein Celebration & Singalong with the Utah Symphony July 22, 2016 (Friday) | 7:30 p.m.
Jerry Steichen, conductor
Christiane Noll, vocalist
John Cudia, vocalist
William Michals, vocalist
Utah Symphony Orchestra
The Music of David Bowie with the Utah Symphony
July 23, 2016 (Saturday) | 7:30 p.m.
Brent Havens, conductor
Utah Symphony Orchestra
DreamWorks Animation in Concert with the Utah Symphony July 29, 2016 (Friday) | 7:30 p.m. Utah Symphony Orchestra
Steep Canyon Rangers with the Utah Symphony
July 30, 2016 (Saturday) | 7:30 p.m.
Rei Hotoda, conductor Steep Canyon Rangers, guest artist Utah Symphony Orchestra
1812 Overture!
August 6, 2016 (Saturday) | 7:30 p.m.
Cannoneers of the Wasatch, cannons
Utah Symphony Orchestra

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA SERIES – ST. MARY’S CHURCH

121 Park Ave, Park City, UT
Schubert’s Symphony No. 5 July 6, 2016 (Wednesday) | 8 p.m.
Utah Symphony Orchestra
Jayce Ogren, conductor Simone Osborne, soprano
BARBER Adagio for strings
MOZART Exsultate, jubilate BARBER Knoxville, Summer of 1915 SCHUBERT Symphony No. 5 in B-flat, D.485
Handel’s Water Music July 13, 2016 (Wednesday) | 8 p.m.
Jeannette Sorrell, conductor Utah Symphony Orchestra
HANDEL Water Music, selections from Suites in D, F, and G HANDEL Selections from Terpsichore
HAYDN Overture to L’Isola disabitata (The Uninhabited Island)
MOZART Ballet Music from Idomeneo
McDuffie plays The American Four Seasons July 20, 2016 (Wednesday) | 8 p.m.
Rei Hotoda, conductor Robert McDuffie, solo violin and conductor
Utah Symphony Orchestra
MUSSORGSKY Dawn over the Moscow River from Khovantchina
TCHAIKOVSKY Suite No. 4 in G, Mozartiana
PHILIP GLASS Violin Concerto No. 2 “The American Four Seasons”
Haydn’s “Oxford” Symphony July 27, 2016 (Wednesday) | 8 p.m.
Pierre Bleuse, conductor
Kathryn Eberle, Utah Symphony associate concertmaster
Brant Bayless, Utah Symphony principal viola
MOZART Overture to Così fan tutte, K.588
MOZART Sinfonia concertante, for Solo Violin, Solo Viola and Orchestra, K.364 Kathryn Eberle, violin and Brant Bayless, viola
HANDEL/HALVORSEN Passacaglia
Kathryn Eberle, violin and Brant Bayless, viola
HAYDN Symphony No. 92 in G, (Oxford)