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Top Ten Photos From The 2015-2016 Winter
Come and stay at Old Town Guest House. Park City’s only Bed and Breakfast. Perfect place for comfort, convenience and affordability.
As summer kicks into full swing, to be honest, I’m already missing the snow and all the fun that it entailed. If you are like me… I miss winter and dream of skiing again. Book your winter lodging soon!!
2) The new Quicksilver Gondola
3) Morning Corduroy
Another Bluebird day .
5) Pinecone Ridge Terrain
The new Quicksilver Gondola opened up Pinecone Ridge to the public for the first time ever. This hike to access guarantees fresh tracks and yes, it rides as good as it looks. One thing that never gets old are the bluebird days the come after a snowstorm. Expert only Pinecone Ridge can be accessed via the Quicksilver Gondola Mid-Staton or through Juipiter Lift.
6) Life Inside a Snowglobe
While Park City is known for its world-class skiing and heavy winter snowfall, the charming Utah town also makes for a great summer destination. With the lush, green mountains as your backdrop, touring the city in warm weather is quite the experience. The area’s three expansive winter resorts transform into a verdant paradise with tons of unique attractions. You won’t be missing the powder when you’re screaming down a zip line at 55 miles per hour! Visitors who prefer a slower pace can catch a hot air balloon ride over the Wasatch Mountain Range.
From your Innkeepers from Old Town Guest House, Park City’s only B&B, here are our favorite four things to do in during summer in Park City!! Bonus!! You can walk to all of them from Old Town Guest House.
1. Take a Joyride on Utah’s Only Alpine Coaster
In 1963, Park City Mountain Resort (then known as Treasure Mountain) was the first ski resort to open in the area. PCMR, which famously hosted several events during the 2002 Winter Olympics, also happens to be home to Utah’s only Alpine coaster. Climb aboard one of the toboggan-style cars and admire the stunning Wasatch mountain scenery as an automated lift pulls you up the track. Once you reach the top, the coaster takes you down nearly 4,000 feet of exhilarating curves. You don’t need to be a speed demon to enjoy this ride — each car is equipped with a hand-brake allowing you to regulate your own speed. The Alpine Coaster is accessible from the PCMR’s main trail area, making it a memorable finish to a long day of mountaineering.
2. Deer Valley’s Lift-Served Mountain Biking Trails
Every summer, mountain-bikers from around the world flock to the Deer Valley resort in order to experience its world-class trails. Deer Valley has nearly 70 miles of singletrack, allowing you to spend your day riding through a seemingly endless montage of panoramic views and Heidi-esque Alpine scenery. The cherry on top? All of the biking trails are accessible by chairlift. If you’re in the mood to venture further afield, many of their trails connect with the Park City network of singletrack, providing access to over 400 miles of terrain. Deer Valley also offers a line of full-suspension, high-quality mountain bikes for rent. If you are wary about setting out on your own, you can always book one of their guided biking tours.
3. View the Canyons Resort From Above
The largest ski and snowboard resort in Utah, Canyons Resort has plenty to keep you occupied come summer. Thrill seekers won’t want to miss the pulse-quickening Lookout Zip Tour. The longest zip line in the state, it flies you 2,111 feet across a deep gorge at speeds of up to 55 mph. Although not for the faint of heart, it’s an unforgettable way to take in the resort’s 4,000-acres of terrain and dramatic mountain views. The uninitiated may want to begin with the shorter Red Pine Tour, which takes you on an 800-foot long tree top ride over a steep canyon at speeds of “only” 35 mph. If you’re feeling ambitious, opt for the deluxe package, which buys you two rides on each zip tour.
4. Park City Museum
These two things go together!! Walk to Park Silly Market from Old Town Guest House and enjoy a Sunday of fun!!
Mention Park Silly Market when you make your reservation and save 10% off your lodging total.
Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love you tomorrow, your only a day away!! Historic Main Street – Park City Utah See you at 10am!! The weather is going to be beautiful! Pack sunscreen, a water bottle (we have refill stations) and comfy shoes! Ride your bike, take the bus or walk to the market.
Ski Utah Gold Pass:
Ski Utah Silver Pass:
|The Ski Utah Gold Pass is a fully transferable pass so your friends and family can enjoy your same privileges on the days you’re not using the pass. The Ski Utah Gold pass offers the purchaser 50 days of skiing at each Utah Resort! $4850. Gold Pass. Only 135 Gold passes are available.||The Ski Utah Silver Pass which allows the holder to ski for 30 days at each Utah Resort! (30 days at Alta, 30 days at Deer Valley, 30 days at Sundance etc.). Ski Utah Silver Passes are also honored during the summer months for lift access. $3150 Silver Pass. Only 55 Silver passes are available.|
2016-17 Season Pass Prices for all 14 of Utah Resorts
*Prices and Benefits are Subject To Change
|Alta Ski Area||Beaver Mountain||Brian Head||Brighton|
|Cherry Peak||Eagle Point||Deer Valley Resort|
|Park City||Powder Mountain||Snowbasin Resort||Snowbird|
|Solitude Mountain Resort||Sundance Resort||Nordic Valley|
Season Pass Benefits– A list of the perks for each of the following season passes: Mountain Collective, Epic, Powder Alliance, M.A.X., Super Pass, Ski3 Pass and more.
For more information please visit: www.alta.com
Time to tee off this summer with Canyons Golf. Back for it’s second season, this 18-hole, 6,256-yard, Par 69 course will debut several improvements for the upcoming season. New for this season is improved playability on the first, third, sixth, 10th and 17th greens; and an upcoming transformation of the 11th hole, resulting in a par-5 hole and a par 70 course.
Aside from the new course improvements, two new different season pass optiontions will also be available this summer. The complete season pass is available for $1,000 and offers several benefits including a 15% discount on PGA instruction, Golf Shop retail and an option to extend the season pass to additional family members for $500 per person. Other benefits include a one-hour introduction to Canyons Golf class and discounted rates for guests! Additionally the season pass will include a 15% discount on food and non-alcoholic beverages purchased on the Golf Course, Beverage Cart, Red Tail Grill and The Farm. Better hurry on this deal as all passes must be purchased no later than June 1, 2016.
“We’re eager to open Canyons Golf for the 2016 season,” says Justin Johnson, director of Canyons Golf. “We listened to guest feedback throughout the inaugural season and are excited to announce new improvements to enhance guest experience. We’re dedicated to offering pristine conditions and amazing service at Canyons Golf’s distinctine and challenging course that can be played time and time again.”
This special golf course winds through 97 acres in the heart of the Park City Mountain footprint near Canyons Village. Designed by renowned course architects Gene Bates and Casey Bates, the course begins near the Orange Bubble Express lift and winds through the Willow Draw area and surrounding hotels before finishing back by the Orange Bubble Express.
To reserve tee times and for more information:
Are you Running with Ed?? Stay at Park City’s only Bed & Breakfast in Park City! Old Town Guest House and enjoy your run.
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.