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Freeskiing Grand Prix Park City Mountain Resort

Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix presented by The North Face Brings Sochi’s Future Stars to Our Snow Jan. 17 & 18

If they’re going to be stars in Sochi next month, they have to earn their spot here when we host the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix presented by The North Face January 17-18.

A stacked international field will be here competing for a chance to represent their countries when freeskiing makes its Olympic debut just a few weeks later. This competition will be the final opportunity for athletes from several countries – including the United States – to earn the points they need to qualify for their nations’ respective teams.

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The Slopestyle event will be held in King’s Crown terrain park while Halfpipe will be in the Eagle Superpipe – men’s and women’s events for both disciplines will be competed both Friday and Saturday. Then on Saturday night, we host the naming ceremony for the first ever U.S. Olympic Freeskiing Team and celebrate with a live concert by O.A.R. It’s all free and open to the public!

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FIS FREESTYLE WORLD CUP AT DEER VALLEY

 

The world’s best aerial and mogul skiers return to Utah this winter to compete in the 2014 FIS Visa Freestyle International World Cup, hosted once again by Deer Valley Resort. Held January 8 – 11, 2014, the World Cup features two disciplines: moguls and aerials. This marks the 15th year of international and elite competitions hosted at Deer Valley®, including the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, two World Championships and 12 World Cups making the resort an esteemed venue for the freestyle community.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup return to Deer Valley for another year,” said Bob Wheaton, president and general manager for Deer Valley Resort. “Champion and White Owl ski runs prove to be the perfect venue for these world-class skiers, as well as for the thousands of spectators that turn out for this favorite annual event.”

Expected to compete in the 2014 World Cup are two Deer Valley-sponsored athletes and ambassadors, Bryon and Brad Wilson. With longtime roots in Park City, this brotherly duo, both of whom are members of the US Freestyle Ski Team, have accomplished a lot in their short tenure as Ski Team athletes. Bryon won the bronze medal at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, B.C. and Brad has climbed his way up the World Cup rankings. Together, the two are looking forward to furthering their success on the slopes of Deer Valley Resort.

“It’s an honor to support the Wilson brothers on their path to World Cup and Olympic gold,” said Wheaton. “Bryon and Brad are extremely talented athletes and great ambassadors for freestyle skiing. It means a great deal that they have chosen to represent Deer Valley and consider us their home training mountain.”

All competitions will be held at night under the lights at Deer Valley. Men’s and women’s mogul events are scheduled on the Champion ski run on Thursday, January 9, and Saturday, January 11. Men’s and women’s aerial events will be held on the White Owl ski run on Friday, January 10. Finals for all disciplines will take place in the evening, with a fireworks display concluding each night. Each discipline will also be filmed and televised on NBC and NBC Sports Network airing Saturday, January 25, 2014.

The World Cup celebration will kick off with a free concert featuring Big Head Todd and the Monsters on lower Main Street in historic Park City on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, from 7 – 9 p.m., with a fireworks show immediately following. Previous headlining concerts have included shows by Cold War Kids, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Julian Marley, Michael Franti, The Wailers and The Samples. All events during the 2014 World Cup are spectator-friendly and free to the public. A complete schedule of events can be found at http://www.deervalley.com/WhatToDo/Winter/FISWorldCup. For more information on the 2014 FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup, please contact resort Communications Manager Emily Summers at 800-424-DEER (3337), 435-645-6522 or view the resort’s website.

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Traditional Torchlight Parade & Celebration

Yeah!!  Come join the fun!

Dec 24, 2013 5:30 pm

Traditional Torchlight Parade & Celebration

Bring your thermos of hot chocolate and watch skiers down PayDay run for our annual torchlight parade.

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Santa skis Canyons!

Santa Skis at Canyons

On December 24th & December 25th, Santa will shred the slopes at Canyons, delivering candy and treats to all the good boys and girls around. Look for Santa at the Ski Beach and throughout the entire resort from 10:00am – 2:00pm.

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Park City Mountain Resort App 3.0

We’re excited to announce that the 3.0 version of our Park City Mountain Resort app has dropped in both iTunes and in Google Play!

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This update focused on the user interface, with a brand new, easy to access left-side navigation, a re-designed home page with helpful info tiles and easy access to real-time mountain information including snow conditions, lift, run and bowl statuses. In addition, we offer many other helpful componenets to help you:

Plan: Our MyMountainPlanner helps you decide where to ski and ride depending upon your skills and type of terrain desired.

Track: The Run tracker will track your turns through the day.

Share: Post your best photos or share them with us via Facebook (and soon Twitter).

We invite you to download our app at either:

PCMR iOS app PCMR Android app
iTunes PCMR app link Android PCMR Market link

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Here Comes an Opening Day 50 Years in the Making

Our 50th anniversary season begins with our biggest Opening Day ever this Saturday! We kick off the Big 5-0 with celebratory events, giveaways, the debut of our Golden Anniversary Ale and, of course, snow. Our team has been burning the midnight oil getting the mountain ready for Saturday, so without any further ado, here’s the gameplan:

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PayDay, First Time and 3 Kings Lifts all start turning promptly at 9:00am on Saturday. Specific runs are still to be announced, but we’ll be opening a combination of beginner and intermediate terrain along with a jib set-up in Lower 3 Kings. But terrain openings are just the beginning…

We’ll be hooking up guests with special 50th anniversary gifts all day long, in addition to First Chair tee shirts to go along with the bragging rights of grabbing Chair #1 at each of the lifts opening Saturday. In the afternoon, the Miller Lite Apres Concert Series kicks off with the Motherlode Canyon Band entertaining guests on the PayDay Deck from 2:00 – 4:00pm. And we’ll be debuting our signature Golden Anniversary Ale by Wasatch Brewery inside Legends Bar & Grill and Legacy Cafe – it’s a light American Brown Ale with a hoppy aroma and taste that you’ll love (as long as you’re old enough).

Keeping with Opening Days past, guests will be greeted with free hot chocolate and donuts in the resort plaza beginning at 8:00am, and the first chair to depart PayDay Lift will break a celebratory banner to officially open the season.

We’re counting down to an Opening Day 50 years in the making, and we couldn’t be more excited to share the day – and the season – with you!

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UTAH SKI & SNOWBOARD RESORTS OPEN AS SNOW FLIES

With early and consistent cold weather and snowfall, Utah’s winter ski and snowboard season is shaping up nicely.  Brighton opened their season on November 7th while Solitude opened up the following day.  For the Park City area resorts, PCMR plans to open the weekend before Thanksgiving while Canyons Resort should open on Black Friday and Deer Valley the week after.  View the complete list of the projected opening days for Utah’s ski and snowboarding resort areas below:

Alta: November 22

Beaver Mountain:  Mid Dec.

Brian Head: Nov. 15

Brighton Resort: Open

Canyons Resort: Nov. 29

Deer Valley Resort: Dec. 7

Eagle Point: Dec. 19

Park City Mountain Resort: Nov. 23

Powder Mountain: Nov. 27

Snowbasin: Nov. 28

Snowbird: Nov. 20

Solitude: Open

Sundance Resort: Dec. 6

Wolf Mountain: Dec. 5

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First Chair is 12 Days Away

The weather has turned cold, we’ve had our first snowstorms of the season and the snow guns are firing…which means the opening of our three Top 10 Resorts is closer than you think.  It’s the kind of announcement that every skier and rider longs to hear.  It means over 9,000 acres of skiable terrain, nearly 400 trails plus over 100 restaurants, and an action-packed calendar of events.

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Ski Magazing Loves Park City Mountain Resort and Old Town Guest House

There’s a lot of people here who devote their days to making your time on our mountain as memorable as possible. Our day is made when we see someone in Kids Signature link their first turns, a family laughing over hot chocolate at one of our on-mountain restaurants, or someone hollering with enthusiasm on a run through the trees. But getting recognition from the industry’s biggest ski and snowboard publications is pretty cool too – so you’ll pardon us if we brag on SKI Magazine naming us one of their Top 5 Resorts in North America once again. But there’s more where that came from…

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In a survey this summer, SKI’s readers evaluated every resort in North America across a variety of categories – and turns out we did pretty well. Our recognition included:
“North America’s #1 Most Accessible Resort” “North America’s #1 Resort for Off-Hill Activities” “North America’s Best Terrain Parks” “North America’s #2 Resort for Family Programming” “North America’s #5 Overall Resort”

Thank you to all of you who voted for us in SKI’s survey – we look forward to seeing you again soon. If you haven’t been back to see us in a while, we hope you come back soon and see what all the buzz is about!