Author Archives: Deb Lovci
Using our World Class Transit system is easier than ever before! No more deciphering timetables or perusing over route maps to figure out how to get from point A to Point B. The Transit Department has been working diligently to provide our community with a working Trip Planner to simplify using the bus system. Now we need your help to turn this awesome tool into an essential Transit travelling companion. Now is the perfect opportunity to dump the pump, go green, and get on board, it even works on your smartphone!
Please follow these steps:
Step 1: Go to www.parkcitytransit.org
Step 2: Notice the trip planner box
Step 3: In the search field “From” enter a departure location or address. (example: Old Town Transit Center)
Step 4: In the search field “To” enter a destination location or address. (example: Park City Mountain Resort)
Step 5: Click in the By Transit button.
Step 6: Notice suggested routes for current departure times
Step 7: Choose the best option that fits your schedule.
Step 8: Enjoy the Free Ride!
Thursday, March 15, 2012 from 6:00-7:00pm – Art Talk, The Art of Science with Chris Johnson, Director of SCI Institute at the University of Utah
Friday, March 30, 2012 from 6:00-9:00pm – Gallery Stroll & the Kids Members’ Only Tour – Free for Kid Members! (must pre-register)
Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 1:00-4:00pm – Acrylic Painting Workshop with Jeanne LaRae for Adults or Teens
Friday, April 6, 2012 from 4:00-5:00pm – Egg Dying and Hunt for Tots
Saturday, April 7, 2012 from 10:00-11:30am – Egg Dying and Hunt for Families
Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 12:00-2:00pm – Opening for Wasatch Back Student Art Show: Everyday Art, presented by KSL, Mogul Financial Group and UBS
Thursday, April 19, 2012 from 6:00-7:00pm – Art Talk, celebrate poetry month with an appearance by Utah Poet Laureate Katharine Coles
Although lift-serviced slopes dominate the winter psyche of Park City’s outdoor populace, Nordic skiing is a growing trend in Summit County, and skate skiing is the aerobic frontrunner. Skating technique can look comic or graceful, but either way, it’s a full-body workout and a first-class way to enjoy Utah’s snowscape.
Here are our picks for getting that workout before the weather changes.
Round Valley’s trail system is vast, with nearly 25 miles of loops and spurs maintained by the Mountain Trails Foundation. The only flaw in this 700-acre mecca is self-inflicted; apparently no one expects a skier to pick up after Fido while zooming along the hardpack. There are numerous access points, but the most convenient is Quinn’s Trailhead, just off Highway 248 b the National Ability Center.
Union Pacific Trail
The “Rail Trail” runs from Bonanza Drive out to Wanship and feeds directly into the Round Valley network. As of this fall, its 12 miles of groomed track now run uninterrupted with the reopening of the I-80 eastbound overpass.
White Pine Touring Nordic Center
The pristine tracks at White Pine lure the devoted Nordic athlete, but the rentals, lessons and women-only clinics bring everybody else. Fresh corduroy every morning and a “skiers-only” designation make the center ideal for skaters. A day pass costs $18 for adults, but even if you’re skating someplace else, stop by White Pine for gear and expert guidance before hitting the trailhead.
Mother Nature loves Utah!! A foot of new pow-pow yesterday, two feet in the last 2 days and…… more on the way!! Run, hike, bike or jump on a plane… but, get out here and ski. It doesn’t get any better than this!
Park City Mountain Resort has made it so simple for you to have a fun filled day by using the “My Mountain Planner” tool. This tool is available both on the website and the new Park City Mountain Resort App for iPhone and Android! My Mountain Planner will allow you the chance to explore the 7 mountain zones to the fullest extent, based on your ability level, as you choose your options based on your personal selections. It’s full of tips, stats, vertical, mileage, where to stop for hot chocolate breaks and lunch. The best thing is that you can download/print the file to bring on your trip and email it to your friends to brag on your accomplishments!
The tour types offered are for all abilities and are broken out into 6 main tour types with multiple sub categories offering energetic, or relaxed options, ranging from 14 miles to 25 miles in length. Each tour has a Tour intro section breaking your tour out by lifts and runs, Tour Summary section outlining your tour, Mountain Zone Overview Tour and the Tour Stats (your bragging rights!) section. So the possibilities are there for anyone, of any ability, to have FUN!!
Six main tour types with sub categoriesGreen Tours – Groomed- Energetic or Relaxed
Blue Tours – Bumps, Groomed, Steeps, Groomed/Bumps, Groomed/Steeps, Bumps/Steeps and Groomed/Bumps/Steeps
Black Tours – Groomed Signature Runs, Bumps, Groomed Signature Runs/Bumps, Groomed Signature Runs/Bowls-Trees-Powder, Bumps/Bowls-Trees-Powder and Groomed Signature Runs/Bumps/Bowls-Trees-Powder
Tours featuring Terrain Parks- Groomed Signature Runs, Bumps, Groomed Signature Runs/Bumps, Groomed Signature Runs/Bowls-Trees-Powder, Bumps/Bowls-Trees-Powder and Groomed Signature Runs/Bumps/Bowls-Trees-Powder
Historic Tours – Highlighting Historic markers at the resort
Family Tours- Green and Blue, Blue and Black and Green/Blue/Black
I took the Blue-Energetic tour and it was a blast! At the end of the day I was able to look back and say “WOW” at what I had accomplished in mileage and vertical!
So, what are you waiting for! Get out there and use the My Mountain Planner for a fun filled day!
DEER VALLEY RESORT RANKED #1 AGAIN Deer Valley Resort has been named the #1 ski resort in North America by the readers of SKI Magazine for an astonishing fifth year in a row. No other ski resort has earned this prestigious ranking more than three times in a row in the past. Remarkably, in the past eleven years, Deer Valley’s rating hasn’t dipped lower than third, with a #2 ranking in 2001/2002; a #1 ranking in 2002/2003; a #3 rating in 2003/2004; a #2 rating in 2004/2005; another #1 ranking in 2005/2006, a #2 rating in 2006/2007, and #1 rankings in the 2007/2008, 2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010/2011 and now 2011/2012 seasons. Aside from being named the #1 Resort overall out of 60 North American resorts, Deer Valley ranked winningly in many individual categories. Highlights included the Resort being given #1 rankings for grooming, service, weather, on-mountain food, lodging and dining. The Resort also received #2 rankings for lifts and access, and #3 rankings for digital presence and overall satisfaction. More than 20,000 SKI readers are surveyed for its “Top 60 Resort Guide” by an independent research firm.
3-4 Feet of Snow Expected
It’s no secret Mother Nature has been slacking a little this winter…until now. Going from High Pressure to Zonal Flow in a few days spells BIG SNOW for Utah. Days and days of snow… Ski Utah blogger, and meteorologist, Jodi Saeland reports.
All is good in the world again
Ever wanted to give telemark skiing a try? Tuesday nights from January 10,
2012 through March 20, 2012, from 5pm – 7pm, you can join us under the lights of
Payday and First Time lifts. This lesson is designed for those who have never
telemarked skied or are working on their stance.
“Learn to Telemark” Lesson includes a First
Time lift ticket and is $30. Purchase at the Payday ticket windows by 5pm and
meet at the bottom of the Payday Lift at 5pm. 1/2 price telemark rentals are
available at White Pine Touring at 1790 Bonanza Dr. 435-649-8710.
Intermediate and Advanced Telemark Workshops also available.