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Deer Valley Ski School Reservations Now Open

Hi Everyone!!
Time to book your 2016-2017 Ski School Reservations at Deer Valley!!
So…  make your lodging reservations at Old Town Guest House….  Park City’s only B&B.  Dates are booking up so book soon.

Ski School Reservations Now Open

It is never too early to start planning your next ski vacation at Deer Valley Resort!

Reservations can be made beginning on Monday, July 11 for ski lessons, equipment rentals, specialty clinics and childcare for the winter season.  Online lift ticket sales also are now available. On Tuesday, September 6, reservations for private lessons for guests requesting a specific instructor begin.

As you may know, it is important to book ski school lessons and childcare in advance, as many products reach capacity early.

We hope you find the following information helpful for your vacation planning:

Deer Valley Resort Ski School

Ski School

Deer Valley Resort’s Ski School offers a diverse selection of specialty ski programs and lessons, whether you’re a child or an adult, a top-level skier or an eager beginner, or someone returning to the sport. Our Ski School is dedicated to improving your skills, confidence, knowledge and overall enjoyment of the sport. To make your ski school reservation, please call our Skier Services Reservations department at
888-754-8477 or 435-645-6648 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., daily.

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#1 Lodging Special for Tour of Utah!!

Stay at Old Town Guest House….  Park City’s only Bed & Breakfast.  Mention Tour of Utah and get a 10% DISCOUNT on your lodging total.  Walk the Main Street to watch this Stage.


Sunday, Aug 07

  • Total Distance
    78 Miles
  • Elevation Gain
    7,883 Ft
  • Start 12:15 PM
  • Estimated Finish 3:30 PM
  • Start Address: 250 Main St, Park City

Stage Overview:

Just say “Empire Pass” to a veteran of the Tour of Utah—then watch their face twist to an expression of excruciating anguish. Few climbs in the world have a reputation similar to Empire Pass. Topping out at over 9000ft, with rough pavement, average grades of 10% and pitches reaching over 20%, Empire Pass is quite simply the toughest climb raced in the United States. But this stage isn’t won on the summit. The winner needs a phenomenal ascent up Empire that’s followed by an equally brave descent down through the technically challenging Deer Valley Resort and into Park City. New this year will be a quick tour through downtown Park City, where our stage winner will need to save a little something special for the stage’s finish line; now positioned—after one last grinding climb—at the top of Main Street.

Route Map

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Elevation Map

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#1 Park City Hotel Deal

Buy 2 Nights and        Get the 3rd Free


Book now and get 33% off your stay! Relax and unwind sitting on the deck, go for a hike or bike ride and experience your dream weekend. Whether it’s with the whole family or your partner, this is the perfect opportunity to spend the weekend in Park City, Utah.

Park City, known for epic skiing, is quickly garnering well-deserved attention for some of the best mountain biking trails and single track riding in the country. Old Town Guest House, has the prime location.  Ride 100’s of miles of trail directly from the B&B.

It would be hard to imagine a better all-around setting for a game of golf than Park City, Utah. Here, you’ll enjoy breathtaking mountain vistas, cool dry breezes and more blue sky than you’ll find at almost any elevation.  Old Town Guest House is less then 1 mile from the Park City Municipal Golf Course.


So book your reservations now my going to www.oldtownguesthouse.com.


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Top 10 Mountain Bike Destinations in North America

Come and stay at Old Town Guest House and ride one of the Top 10 Mountain Biking Destinations!!  Your Innkeeper is a mountain biker and would love to show you around.
Book now!!  www.oldtownguesthouse.com
Photo: Tal Roberts – Visit Sun Valley

Photo: Tal Roberts – Visit Sun Valley

One of the most beautiful things about the sport of mountain biking is the dedication of clusters of mountain bikers spread around the planet who are constantly building newer and better mountain bike trails for travel-thirsty riders to explore and enjoy. Over the years we’ve drawn on our massive mountain bike trail database, the expertise of our widespread editorial team, survey data from our millions of readers (you), and rumors that our staff has collected from all corners of the nation, in order to assemble lists of the Top 10 Mountain Bike Destinations in North America and the Top 10 Mountain Bike Cities in North America. In the intervening three years since we published those first top 10 lists, the landscape of mountain biking in the United States has changed. Many top-level destinations have continued to build new and better trails, expanding their trail networks even more. Some destinations that didn’t make the cut before have built out astronomical amounts of new singletrack, subsequently building their national profile. And still other destinations have built very few or absolutely no new trails, and have fallen by the wayside as a result.

This latest list of the best mountain bike destinations factors in the changes that have swept the nation in the past three years. Also, you’ll note that we’ve narrowed the focus of this list to just the USA. So without further ado, here are the current top 10 best mountain bike destinations in the USA:

Moab, Utah

Slickrock trail. Photo: Erik Proano

Slickrock trail. Photo: Erik Proano

While Moab is one of the oldest mountain bike destinations on the planet, they refuse to rest on their laurels with the decades-old trails that originally put them on the map. Instead, Moab continues to build more and more bike-legal singletrack, at a rate of about 30 miles per year. And the new trails, quite honestly, are way better than the original classics!

While Moab’s growth in recent years has been incredible, the same iconic factors from 30 years ago are the primary ones that make it memorable today: world-famous slickrock riding, incredible desert views, a great town with excellent bike shops and shuttles, and miles upon miles of trails! It’s no wonder that we awarded Moab the distinctive honor of Mountain Bike Capital of the United States!

Must-ride trails in Moab include The Whole Enchilada, Captain Ahab, and the iconic Slickrock.

Crested Butte, Colorado

Trail 401. Photo: Magua X

Trail 401. Photo: Magua X

Crested Butte is famous as one of the two birthplaces of the sport of mountain biking, but if you compare the current mountain bike trail access in Crested Butte, Colorado to that of Marin County, California… well, there just isn’t a comparison. Crested Butte boasts hundreds of miles of the most picturesque high-alpine trails anywhere, all surrounding a quaint western mountain town with great food and beer.

While Crested Butte hasn’t expanded their trail system as much as other destinations on this list over the past three years, their trail network continues to grow, and regardless of how slow the growth may be, the town currently claims to have over 750 miles of trails. It’d take decades for most destinations to even come close to that number!

Must-ride trails include Trail 401, Doctor Park, and Reno/Flag/Bear/Deadman’s.

Lake Tahoe, California and Nevada

Location: Flume Trail, Nevada From: "Off the Beaten Path" Rider: Anthony Cupaiuolo (and Emmie) Photographer: David Braun

Location: Flume Trail, Nevada From: “Off the Beaten Path” Rider: Anthony Cupaiuolo (and Emmie) Photographer: David Braun

Lake Tahoe is an expansive region that includes the towns of South Lake Tahoe, CA; Incline Village, NV; and Tahoe City, CA; which dot the shores of the largest alpine lake in North America, and one of the clearest lakes in the world. This entire region is renowned for its mountain biking and is stitched together into a cohesive destination by the Tahoe Rim Trail.

While Tahoe has long been known as a mountain bike destination, ongoing trail developments, primarily around South Lake Tahoe, have really pushed the region over the top into a truly world-class riding destination. There’s more trail riding than you can shake a stick at, and even if downhilling is your thang, Northstar Resort has you covered.

The restaurants and bike shops in Tahoe never seem to end, and you can find at least six breweries in the region.

Must-ride trails include the Tahoe Rim Trail, Flume Trail, and Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride.

Park City, Utah

Wasatch Crest Trail. Rider: Greg Heil. Photo: Luke F.

Wasatch Crest Trail. Rider: Greg Heil. Photo: Luke F.

One of Park City’s many claims to fame is being the first-ever IMBA Gold-Level Ride Center. While other gold-level ride centers have joined the ranks over the years, Park City will always be the first. This gold-level status is thanks in part to an absolutely massive network of trails that’s all accessible from downtown. Most of these trails are classic trail riding or enduro mountain biking territory, but you can get a lift bump in several different places with a ticket. If it’s true downhill that you desire, the Canyons and Deer Valley resorts have gotcha covered!

On top of the epic network that has existed for quite sometime, Park City continues to expand its network both around town, and with private resorts like Deer Valley also working diligently to build more and more singletrack.

Must-ride trails include the Wasatch Crest Trail, Mid-Mountain Trail, and Park City Mountain Resort / Old Town Area.

Wydaho, Wyoming and Idaho

Cache Creek to Game Creek Trail. Photo: justin70

Cache Creek to Game Creek Trail. Photo: justin70

The Wydaho region encompasses Jackson, Wyoming; Jackson Hole Resort, Wyoming; Victor, Idaho; Driggs, Idaho; and Grand Targhee Resort, Wyoming. Jackson Hole and the surrounding Teton mountains have long been known as a hotbed for some of the best downhill skiing–especially in the backcountry–in the nation, if not the world. The mountains are massive and steep, and the snow is deep.

Historically, summer tourism in the region has revolved around Jackson’s proximity to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, but in just the last handful of years mountain biking has blown up on the Wydaho scene. While there were always decent big-mountain rides to be had, trail development has taken off closer to the town of Jackson. Historically-illegal trails on Teton Pass were adopted into the trail system, and new trails were built. Jackson Hole has also improved its bike park. But most notably, Grand Targhee Resort has developed an incredible array of downhill mountain bike trails, cross country trails, winter fat biking trails–basically, any sort of two-wheeled singletrack route you can imagine. Add all of this epic singletrack to the incredible views of the Tetons, the abundance of majestic wildlife, and the already-existing restaurant and lodging infrastructure, and not including Wydaho on this list in 2016 would be a massive oversight.

Must-ride trails include Grand Targhee Resort, Mill Creek, Cache Creek to Game Creek, and the Teton Pass Downhill Trails.

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Live Music Schedule!!

Staying at Old Town Guest House, Park City, Utah is a great place to hang your hat if you are coming to Utah to listen to one of these great artists!!!



Red Butte Garden Outdoor Concert Series

Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre


All concerts are Rain or Shine! Dress for the weather.


Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

special guest The Jack Moves

Wednesday, June 29 at 6:30PM

Gates at 5:30PM


Garden Members: $55
General Public: $60

case / lang / veirs

special guest LOCH LOMOND

Friday, July 8 at 7:30PM

Gates at 6:30PM

Garden Members: $54
General Public: $59

Last Summer On Earth Tour

Barenaked Ladies, OMD, Howard Jones

Wednesday, July 13 at 7PM

Gates at 6PM


Garden Members: $67
General Public: $72

JJ Grey & Mofro / Josh Ritter

special guest HONEYHONEY

Thursday, July 14 at 6:30PM

Gates at 5:30PM

Garden Members: $39
General Public: $44

Boz Scaggs

Tuesday, July 19 at 7PM

Gates at 6PM

Garden Members: $45
General Public: $50

The Avett Brothers

Tuesday, July 26 at 7PM

Gates at 6PM


Garden Members: $50
General Public: $55

Willie Nelson & Family

Thursday, July 28 at 7:30PM

Gates at 6:30PM


Garden Members: $78
General Public: $83

Gary Clark Jr.

Sunday, July 31 at 7PM

Gates at 6PM


Garden Members: $45
General Public: $50

“Weird Al” Yankovic

Friday, Aug 5 at 7:30PM

Gates at 6:30PM


Garden Members: $45
General Public: $50

Wheels of Soul 2016 Summer Tour

Tedeschi Trucks Band, Los Lobos, North Mississippi Allstars

Sunday, Aug 7 at 6:30PM

Gates at 5:30PM

Garden Members: $67
General Public: $72

Culture Club

Monday, Aug 8 at 7:30PM

Gates at 6:30PM

Garden Members: $88
General Public: $93

Michael Franti & Spearhead – SoulRocker Tour

Tuesday, Aug 9 at 7:30PM

Gates at 6:30PM


Garden Members: $47
General Public: $52

Pablo Villegas performs Aranjuez with the Utah Symphony

Rei Hotoda, conductor / Pablo Villegas, classical guitar

Thursday, Aug 11 at 8PM

Gates at 7PM

Garden/USUO Members: $32
General Public: $37
Child/Youth: $15

Lake Street Dive

special guest Gregory Alan Isakov

Sunday, Aug 14 at 7PM

Gates at 6PM


Garden Members: $32
General Public: $37

Ryan Adams

Monday, Aug 15 at 7:30PM

Gates at 6:30PM


Garden Members: $40
General Public: $45

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo / Melissa Etheridge

Co-Headline Show

Wednesday, Aug 17 at 7PM

Gates at 6PM


Garden Members: $68
General Public: $73

Grace Potter

special guest Con Brio

Thursday, Aug 18 at 7:30PM

Gates at 6:30PM


Garden Members: $46
General Public: $51

Old Crow Medicine Show

Monday, Aug 22 at 7:30PM

Gates at 6:30PM

Member On Sale June 23 / Public June 24

Garden Members: $36
General Public: $41

Jackson Browne

Wednesday, Aug 24 at 7:30PM

Gates at 6:30PM


Garden Members: $60
General Public: $65


special guest Joan Shelley

Tuesday, Aug 30 at 7PM

Gates at 6PM


Garden Members: $48
General Public: $53


Wednesday, Sept 7 at 7PM

Gates at 6PM


Garden Members: $65
General Public: $70

Kacey Musgraves

Thursday, Sept 8 at 7PM

Gates at 6PM

Garden Members: $38
General Public: $43

Bonnie Raitt – Dig In Deep Tour

special guest Richard Thompson Trio

Sunday, Sept 11 at 7PM

Gates at 6PM


Garden Members: $66
General Public: $71

NEEDTOBREATHE – Tour de Compadres

with Mat Kearney, John Mark McMillan, Welshly Arms

Tuesday, Sept 13 at 6:30PM

Gates at 5:30PM

Garden Members: $40
General Public: $45

Goo Goo Dolls

special guests Collective Soul, Tribe Society

Wednesday, Sept 14 at 7PM

Gates at 6PM


Garden Members: $75
General Public: $80

Jason Isbell

Thursday, Sept 15 at 7PM

Gates at 6PM


Garden Members: $35
General Public: $40

Tears For Fears

Tuesday, Sept 20 at 7:30PM

Gates at 6:30PM


Garden Members: $67
General Public: $72

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#1 Thing to do if you have 2 or more days in Park City!!


Your Innkeepers at Old Town Guest House, Bed & Breakfast in Park City, Utah suggest you take the beautiful 20 minute drive to Solitude!! 

Book your Park City affordable lodging at Park City’s only B&B!!

Old Town Guest House






Summer at Solitude means that our slopes have transformed to bring you an array of scenic lift-served mountain biking and hiking trails, a beautiful
18-hole disc golf course, mountain scooters and more. With a variety of accommodations, excellent cuisine and unbeatable mountain views, we invite you to #FindSolitude this summer.
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Mountain Biking
Lift-served mountain biking is offered from Solitude Village on Sunrise chairlift on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from
10 a.m to 6 p.m.  Explore over 20 miles of trails; Solitude has some of the most scenic and accessible single track in Utah.
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Lift-Served Hiking and Scenic Chairlift Rides
Ride the Sunrise chairlift up from Solitude Village and take in the views of the majestic Wasatch Mountains.  The Sunrise chairlift is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
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Disc Golf
Starting at 9,000 feet, Solitude’s 18-hole disc golf course is one of Utah’s finest high-altitude courses.
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Dining at Solitude
Enjoy mountain views on the deck while savoring Honeycomb Grill’s dynamic, contemporary American cuisine. Stone Haus Pizzeria & Creamery offers a variety of delicious and fresh items for every meal or stop by the Thirsty Squirrel and enjoy a great selection of craft beers, wine, cocktails and appetizers.
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Join us this summer for bike and running races, culinary events, car shows and more!
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Purchase your Season Pass or Pak early and receive a discounted rate!

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Top Ten Park City Winter Photos

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









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Top 4 Things to do in Park City!!!

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.

Canyons Resort has 4,000 acres of terrain

4.  Park City Museum

The Park City Museum is a must-see for anyone interested in the town’s history.
Located on Main Street in the historic City Hall building, the museum contains over
5,400 square feet of exhibits. City Hall has housed diverse government offices over the
years, including the old Utah Territorial Prison (don’t miss visiting the original jail cells in
the basement). Dedicated to illustrating Park City’s transition from 19th-century silver
mining town to chic ski resort, the museum’s exhibits cover everything from worker
conditions to immigration. Standout displays include a two-story model of the Ontario
Mine in the 1800s and a re-created Kimball Stagecoach car.
A recreation of the Kimball Stagecoach car at the Park City Museum

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Park Silly Market and Old Town Guest House

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.

Park Silly Sunday Market's photo.

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Learn about wine and stay at Old Town Guest House.


July 7-10, 2016
Find a seminar that elevates your taste buds and skills to the next level!  Book your lodging at Old Town Guest House Bed & Breakfast and walk to all the events.


Order Wine Like a Pro

Friday, July 8th 1-2pm
At Montage Deer ValleyLearn how to navigate any restaurant wine list with Sommelier Jim Santangelo and discover how to find the hidden ‘gems’, develop ordering strategies and understand your role when ordering and tasting wine at the table. We reveal 12 secrets of the list and demonstrate in class up to 6 wines.

Valley to Valley Luncheon

Friday, July 8th 1-2:30pm
At St Regis Deer Valley

Joining the delicious wines of Napa Valley with the majestic views of Deer Valley, this delectable and educational luncheon is not to be missed! Join Lindsay Hayes of Silver Oak and Twomey Cellars as she pairs selected wines with the delightful cuisine from Chef Richard Samaniego of the St. Regis Deer Valley.

Coffee & Wine

Friday, July 8th 11am-12pm
At Montage Deer ValleyYou may be surprised to learn that coffee possesses over 1,500 aromatic and flavor compounds, compared to approximately 200 for wine. Tannins go hand-in-hand in this stimulating tasting event as we compare America’s favorite beverages, coffee and wine! Join Sommelier and local favorite Jim Santangelo as you taste through various coffee profiles and discover the parallels to various wines.

For the Love of Lodi

Friday, July 8 11am-12:30pm
At Butcher’s Chop House & Bar Located between the San Francisco Bay and the Sierra Nevada Mountains lies Lodi Wine Country, a region quickly emerging as one of California’s most exciting wine destinations. David Phillips from Michael David Winery, extending itself to the 6th generation of grape growers in the family, pairs distinct wines with menu selections from Butcher’s Executive Chef.

For other exciting things in the world of wine, our friends at Sotheby’s have an upcoming auction you don’t want to miss: May 19-21, 2016. Learn More!