Sep 20, 2014
The Park City Trail Series, celebrating its fifth anniversary, announced new dates and opened registration for the 2014 trail running season. Helping new runners explore new roads, the series has encouraged more than 3000 regional participants to complete a half marathon on the trails of Round Valley and donated 10 percent of its race proceeds to The Mountain Trails Foundation over the last five years.
Save 10% OFF your lodging total by staying at Old Town Guest House!!!
Park City offers trails that stretch as far as the eye can see and stunning views that will take your breath away. It’s no wonder that Park City Mountain Resort is considered a mecca for endurance athletes of all disciplines. Trail running thrives in this environment and we are pleased to announce that The North Face Endurance Challenge Utah event will be taking place right here on October 4th and 5th.
When discussing the premier trail running events across the globe, The North Face Endurance Challenge Series is always in the conversation. The ECS is a two-day running event and festival, featuring seven trail racing events: 50 Mile, 50k, Marathon and Marathon Relay races on Saturday and Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k races on Sunday. Hosted by Ultra Marathon Man Dean Karnazes, the ECS boasts the most competitive fields in trail running, while also offering distances for athletes of all abilities.
The series was founded in 2007 and is currently in its eigth year. The Endurance Challenge Series visits six locations across North America this year, culminating with the championship race in December. Register for the Park City event HERE and save 15% off any race distance when using promo code: PCMR14.
The North Face global athletes Rory Bosio, Hal Koerner, Timothy Olson and Mike Foote will take on our GORE-TEX 50 Mile distance, featuring the biggest elevation gain of the series. Join The North Face team on the trails of Park City Mountain Resort this fall. Whether you’re an ultra running veteran or running your first trail race, you’ll find the perfect race for your skill level. Register today and start your training!
When: October 4-5
Where: Park City Mountain Resort
Phone: (469) 475-1317
One of America’s premier bike races comes back to Park City when we host the Tour of Utah’s final leg on August 10. This will be Park City’s fourth year hosting the Tour’s climactic stage, a grueling test that throws 20 percent grades at riders before they cross the finish line on Historic Main Street.
Lower Main Street takes on a carnival atmosphere for the big day as kids cover the homestretch in chalk drawings, bike fans watch riders make their way toward town on big screen TV’s, restaurants and bars serve Park City’s summer enthusiasts and visitors of all kinds line the route’s final hundred meters to cheer the field across the line.
In the heart of all the action is our own Town Lift, loading and unloading right on Lower Main and running through the summer! Jump on Town for a scenic round-trip ride with a one-of-a-kind view of the course; ride up and hike directly back down to town; or get motivated by the race competitors and ride up with your bike to enjoy some of our trails!
Summer’s flying by faster than you can say “hot dog with mustard” – which means the Park City Kimball Arts Festival is just around the corner!
Every year, for a weekend in August, artists from around the country and the world come to Park City and turn Historic Main Street into a combination gallery and bazaar of sculptures, paintings, photographs and more – all in the shadow of Park City’s beautiful peaks. It’s a fantastic time to be in town, whether you’re here to add to your collection, just stroll the exhibits or simply grab a table at one of any number of restaurants’ outdoor decks and people-watch.
But if you want to experience the weekend to the fullest, you need to make us part of your festival schedule – and there’s so many ways to do it!
Stop at the bottom of Main Street for a scenic ride up and down Town Lift – our chairlift connecting downtown Park City directly to one of our peaks.
Or get over to our base area – just a few blocks away – and take advantage of over a dozen summer activities going on; including our alpine coaster, alpine slide (one of the longest in the world), our zip lines, Adventure Zone and Little Miners Park.
If you’re feeling adventurous, or just want to work off the amazing meals, rent a mountain bike or grab your hiking shoes and hit our hiking & biking trails – we have more than 70 miles of them! And with a variety of terrain, we have something for virtually any ability level.
Catch the high-flying action every summer weekend in the Flying Ace All-Stars Freestyle Show presented by Montage Deer Valley. See Olympians and National Team skiers and snowboarders perform acrobatic feats as they soar up to 60 feet in the air before landing in the Park’s 750,000 gallon Aerials Pool. A great show for the whole family, this half-hour choreographed production will leave you breathless!
June 8 to August 31 | Sundays at 1 pm
NEW!!! July ONLY | Saturdays at 11 am
Deer Valley Resort, open for summer June 13
Photo courtesy of Deer Valley Resort
Deer Valley offers 70 miles of lift serviced bike trails and general access to over 400 miles of flowing singletrack. Rated one of the top five best bike parks in the Rocky Mountains, Deer Valley sells $40 day passes for adults, which give riders 10 a.m.–5 p.m. service on three different chairlifts. The Homeward Bound trail hosts a number of manmade stunts and features for skilled bikers, but if you’re looking for a simple joyride, try Naildriver.
I was stoked to get my hiking shoes and Camelbak out of storage to present you with a fun, short intermediate hike involving Spiro, one of Park City’s most popular trails.
Trails: Jenni’s Trail, Crescent Mine Grade, Eagle, Spiro and Silver Spur
Length: 3.8 miles
Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
You’ll need: Water
To begin this hike, you’ll access Jenni’s Trail from the Park City Mountain Resort Base Area and First Time Face. This portion of Jenni’s is uphill-only, so make sure you take this trail the way I’m describing it and not backwards. Jenni’s Trail was cut two years ago, and as it’s pretty new, it’s still pretty wide and easy navigate. Jenni’s zigzags through the 3 Kings terrain park, and since it’s still pretty early in the summer, there are several mounds of snow where the jumps were located all winter. One of the larger mounds you’ll come across is actually right in the center of the trail. Just hike up and around the snow, and you’ll find Jenni’s again next to the trees on the other side of the run.
The first trail crossing you’ll come to is Crescent Mine Grade (CMG), just after you get past the First Time Lift. Hang a right! It’s a pretty sharp turn (maybe 30 degrees). From here, you’ll continue a steady grade uphill, hiking past the Eagle Chairlift and its midstation. The next trail intersection is another sharp turn onto Eagle. From Eagle on, you’ll be hiking downhill. Follow Eagle until it deadends into Spiro. While descending Spiro, you’ll come across a lot of mountain bikers heading downhill. Be aware of them, and use your hiking manners and share the trail.
Eventually, Spiro ends into a fork: Silver Spur and “To Armstrong”. Make sure you take the right and slight uphill to Silver Spur. This will take you right back to the 3 Kings park, Eagle Superpipe and Base Area. Later in the summer, Silver Spur cuts through the Superpipe. Right now, the pipe walls are still big piles of snow. I’d recommend taking the dirt road when it crosses Silver Spur before you reach the pipe to avoid the snow. The road will take you back to the Main Base Area.
This loop is perfect hike from Old Town Guest House!!
Morning Fitness: 10-10:45am: Yoga Kula Project – Bring your mat for a FREE Yoga Class
11am-1pm: Jake Johnson Band
1pm: Deer Valley Chef Presentation
1:15pm: Jaecey Adams – Hoops O’Funn Performance
2-5pm: PATWA Reggae Band
Park City Farmers Market
Starts Wednesday, June 4th from Noon-6 PM
Support your local farmers,
artisans and vendors.
See what’s new and see what’s the same.
Just come and see!
Canyons parking lot
Shorter family vacations can be full of adventure without a whirlwind ending in exhaustion. Consider this itinerary as a guideline while planning your summer trip to Park City just remember to pack the sunscreen.
Day One – a bit of everything
One of our family traditions when vacationing in Park City starts with a trip to the Park City Visitor’s Center at Kimball Junction. In a few short minutes, we’re up to speed on town events, new restaurants, and tips based on the weather conditions. This is time well spent!
After settling in at our home away from home, we’re off to explore Park City Mountain Resort. Younger family members look forward to exploring the Little Miners Park and Adventure Zone while older kids race each other on the alpine slide and ZipRider zip lines then cruise together on the alpine coaster. Everyone gets to burn off some of that travel adrenaline and work up an appetite.
Then, we hop aboard the free Park City Transit Bus for a leisurely drive to the top of Historic Main Street. We stroll along and let the kids choose where we will eat. With so many family friendly options, we’re always well fed and everyone is happy.
We like to explore the new exhibits at the Park City Museum and Kimball Art Center. Depending on the events calendar, we’ll attend a show at the Egyptian Theater.
Ending the day with an ice cream treat is a cool cap to the first night in town.
Day Two – Gear up early and get out there!
Park City is an outdoor paradise with adventures suited to all skill and activity levels. The hiking and mountain bike trails at Park City Mountain Resort offer breathtaking views and spectacular terrain. We hop aboard the Scenic Lift Rides with gear in tow and spend most of the day on mountain. Grab some lunch at the Resort Base and enjoy live concerts or pack a picnic lunch and kick back in the alpine shade.
We round out the day at the resort with a family friendly challenge on the miniature 18-hole golf course. The winner gets to choose where to eat dinner that night!
Usually, the kids win and choose to eat and play at Jupiter Bowl. This high energy bowling alley serves a tasty full menu and desserts large enough to share. That’s how we roll!
Half day – Tag on these experiences to either end of your trip to complete your vacation.
Explore the Utah Olympic Park Museums and take a guided tour of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games sites. For an added burst of adrenaline, we hopped aboard the Comet for a face paced bobsled ride we’ll always remember!
Take a walk at the Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter. The kids like to get their hands dirty exploring the trails and learn a lot on the guided nature tours.
Every Sunday in summer, plan to stroll along Historic Main Street for the Park Silly Sunday Market. Vendors sell a variety of unique souvenirs to take home, delicious treats to eat, and street performers to entertain and delight.