Author Archives: Deb Lovci
We’re all taking a deep breath after a week of beautiful Park City Mountain Resort snow that rivaled any similar stretch of the last few seasons. How about exactly 4 feet in the last 7 days?
I wasn’t even trying to hide a smile getting fresh tracks on Red Fox, off Pioneer Lift, Saturday Feb 8
Around the middle of last week, models started coming together, powder fanatics were sharing weather map images across Facebook and Twitter, and the Pineapple Express was being whispered about by optimistic powderhounds who didn’t want to jinx anything.
And then it happened. 4 inches Thursday of last week. 14 inches Friday. 12 inches Saturday. 6 inches Sunday. And then a little sun before another 10 inches Wednesday and Thursday! Lift tide after lift ride, I was hearing people hooting and hollering all over the mountain, and I was having so much fun I didn’t even feel my legs getting shredded ’til I got home.
Some of my funnest turns of the season in the Black Forest Sunday February 9
And one of the best things about skiing in Utah: we’re never that far from our next storm cycle. Keep up with the latest Park City snow report 24/7 right HERE, and we’ll see you out here as we get ready for a great spring season!
|I know I say this every year, but the Big Mountain Battle is my favorite event. Seriously. No questions asked, hands down, this one is the best. This year, it lands on Saturday, February 22.Registration is open!
For those of you who don’t know, the Big Mountain Battle is an on-mountain scavenger hunt for all ages and on-snow disciplines. We’ve got three different divisions to pick from: 12 years old and younger, Intermediate and Advanced. Your division determines your course and checkpoints in your on-mountain hunt. Here’s the fun part: the course is completely up to you and your partner. We give you the checkpoints and a Flaik GPS device, and you plan your route from there to see if you’re the smartest planner or know the mountain the best out of everyone else competing. Everyone starts at the same time at the Loran Larsen Park (accessed from the summit- Bonanza Lift will get you there).
This event is exactly what I need when my mid-season slump hits. I’ve been skiing all season, hitting my favorite spots, and I’m ready for a challenge. This event forces you to look at the mountain in a completely new way: can I get to this checkpoint from this one? Will that lift get me to that checkpoint? You get the idea. It’s awesome. If my enthusiasm isn’t coming through here, check out the video explaining the race below, with our course champion and ski patroller Tim.
One more little bit of enticement for you snowboarders out there who complain that it’s impossible to beat skiers: we’ve got a snowboard division for you. Compete against other snowboarders and earn the title of being the smartest, most knowledgeable pair of riders out there.
Still not convinced? We’re going to have an opportunity drawing with buckets of swag during the awards party after the race, along with two season passes for PCMR during the 2014-15 season that are up for grabs. You’re welcome.
|Toast our Golden Anniversary in style – and make it the best ski apres ever – with any of our four signature 50th anniversary cocktails by the guys at High West Distillery.
Our High West friends are helping us celebrate our Golden Anniversary season with a pair of specialty cocktails that you can only get at Legends Bar & Grill in our Legacy Lodge or at High West next to the Bottom of Town Lift. Quit ‘N Time, named for one of our runs accessing Main Street and the distillery directly from the resort. Enjoy a spiced lemonade served hot with High West’s Double Rye ® and OMG Pure Rye ®, or get the chilled version combining the double rye whiskey with High West’s Son of Bourye.
Fool’s Gold, a nod to another one of our runs and the drink’s distinctive color, fuses High West’s Son of Bourye ® with fresh lemon juice and house made lavender syrup for a delightful twist on the classic Sidecar cocktail.
Or put some color in your apres with the Hidden Splendor, fusing High West’s Vodka 7000′ with pomegranate juice and topped with sparkling wine.
Smooth out a great day on the mountain with one of these delicious cocktails, available through our entire Golden Anniversary season!
|Watch the Big Game at Legends
Spending Sunday morning on the mountain is a no-brainer. But, if you’re still wondering where to catch the big game after conquering the slopes we’ve got just the place for you: head to Legends Bar & Grill in Legacy Lodge. Equipped with 3 large flat screen TVs, a full bar and delicious food, Legends can be your home away from home… just steps from the snow. Game-day specials include:
– Miller Lite buckets (5 beers to a bucket) for $17
– Buffalo Chicken Wing Dip, always a fan favorite, for $10.95
Legends opens daily at 11 a.m.
|A fresh blanket of snow is welcoming the world’s best athletes in aerials and moguls to Park City for the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup at Deer Valley Resort, January 8-11. Next weekend, witness the pipe event of the season at the VISA U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix at Park City Mountain Resort. Events are free to the public.
At the center of it all, you’ll find Park City – a true ski town with over 100 restaurants and bars, dozens ofshops and galleries. And all of it, including an endless selection of lodging possibilities from slope-side condos to full-service hotels and fully-furnished private homes, is just a 35-minute ride from Salt Lake City International Airport. It’s the winter vacation of a lifetime.
|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.
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!
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.
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.