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Canyons Resort earns Top 10 ranking!!

 
Ski Magazine
For the first time ever, Canyons Resort has been named one of the top 10 ski resorts in North America in the annual SKI Magazine reader survey. This amazing leap in the overall ranking was fueled by the resort’s commitment to improving the guest experience and a massive $50 million investment in transforming the resort that began in 2010. Long a favorite of locals, Canyons has been one of the best-kept secrets for skiers and snowboarders.

The annual survey of over 20,000 readers reviews nearly every aspect of the resort experience. In addition to being ranked as #10 resort (up from #20 three years ago), Canyons also received the following recognition from readers:

  • Resort Access: #3
  • Terrain Parks: #9
  • Lodging: #10
  • Dining: #11

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50 days till’ Opening Day at Park City Mountain Resort

Posted: 28 Sep 2012 07:00 AM PDT

We’ve got some news guaranteed to make your week even better: today marks 50 DAYS ‘TIL OPENING DAY. That’s right, November 17 is 7 weeks and 1 day from this very day, which means it’s time to (a) celebrate and (b) get ready. With that in mind, start ramping up your fitness training and…..  book your lodging reservations!!

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New Visitor Information Center

Visitor Information Center Grand Opening Thursday, October 4, 2012

9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

1794 Olympic Parkway, Kimball Junction

The Park City Chamber of Commerce|Convention and Visitors Bureau cordially invites all Chamber/Bureau members and the community to a public grand opening to celebrate our new 4,000 square foot, state-of-the-art Visitor Information Center. Light refreshments will be served. For questions please call 435.649.6100

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Fun night!!

Do, re, mi, fa, sooooooo much fun!!!

The final show of the 2012 St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights series is the international phenomenon Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music bringing our local hills alive on Saturday, September 1. “One of the funniest and most extraordinary evenings of my life.” The Independent (London) – Nuns, lederhosen-ed whippersnappers, even a goatherd or two will gather slope-side at Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater for an irresistibly fun evening of film, singing and costume contest bedecked fabulousness. Of note: This event begins early with a 6 p.m. start time. For tickets and information: 435-655-3114

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Another new trail. Hike it from the Inn.

You might remember that a few months ago, Park City was named the world’s first Gold Level Ride Center by the International Mountain Biking Association. That basically translates to, “Park City has a killer trail system.” Of course us Parkites have always thought that, but it’s great to be recognized by outsiders.

One of the best characteristics of our trail system is that every year, it is constantly improving with new trails. To contribute to this ever-diversifying trail system, Park City Mountain Resort has been working on cutting a new trail that will allow hikers and bikers to easily trek from the top of PayDay to the base area (or vice versa!), without needing to use an access road.

So without further ado, I present Jenni’s Trail!

Trail: Jenni’s Trail Duration: 4.7 miles total, but we only hiked the first 2.5 miles to PayDay Mid Station Difficulty: Intermediate Don’t forget: Water, camera and a ticket for the ZipRiderTM

Jennis Trail Map

Jenni’s Trail starts off of the path under the Flying Eagle and ZipRiderTM. It’s pretty difficult to miss once you get to First Time face, since it is a newly cut trail. From here, the trail winds up the mountain, through the aspens and across ski runs. You’ll hit Crescent Mine Grade, where you’ll continue straight through that intersection. Turning left or right will put you on CMG. (Bad idea. Trek CMG some other time!)

Scenic

On our way up, we ran into these guys, just hanging out in the middle of the trail, munching on the shrubbery.

Moose

As we stood there for 20 minutes, trying to remember our moose safety lessons as we waited for the moose to leave the trail, we were able to take a nice, short water break and soak up the scenery.

All in all, it took us about 1:30 to reach Mid Station of PayDay, including our moose hold. You can continue up Jenni’s Trail if you want, catching PayDay Lift down from the top. We decided it would be more fun to take a zip ride.

 

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Yeah!! Park City Film Series is back!

Sept 7th is just around the corner! PC Film Series will kick off its season with MOONRISE KINGDOM. Check out the trailer and other upcoming films at www.parkcityfilmseries.org    Also we will be at Park Silly Sunday Market on Sep 2nd. Stop by our nonprofit booth for a chance to win some great prizes  Walk the the theater from the Inn!!  It only takes about 3 minutes.  This is so much fun for a weekend evening.

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The  weather is beautiful!! – warm in the daytime with the nights cooling off. As a matter of fact, we are already starting to slip into the fall, we have even seen a few leaves starting to change! Fall in Park City is amazing with sunny skies, and perfect temperature for hiking and biking.  Come out and mountain bike, trail run or just relax!  Mention this blog post for 20% off your lodging total for any new reservation booked between September 5th – Nov. 5th 2012.

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Park City Silly Market

Utah’s zero waste street festival and open air market on Park City’s Historic Main Street. Vendors, artisans, kids’ activities, gourmet food, music, performers and so much more! Unique every week and free for all.

Located on lower Main Street an easy walk from the Inn!!

Every Sunday until Sept. 23rd, 2012

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Guided Hike Aug. 25th, 2012 10:30 am

Join Basin Recreation, as we guide you through our vast trail system.  All hikes will last approximately 1-2 hours, depending on the trail selected.  We are asking that you leave the dogs at home for this function.  Although we allow leashed pets on our trails, we ask that they stay home for this group setting.

Meet at Gorgoza Parking Lot