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:
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!
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
Sundance Resort: Dec. 6
Wolf Mountain: Dec. 5
|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.|
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…
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!
For 50 years, our mountain has been part of one of America’s great ski towns. Over time, Park City has become a year-round destination not only for skiers and snowboarders, but hikers, bikers, wine enthusiasts, film buffs, paddleboarders, music lovers, trail runners, art festival goers, foodies, marathoners and even wanna-be cowboys.
Outside gave the article’s author just 72 hours to find out if Park City had the chops to hold up to a title like ‘Best Town Ever.’ That turned out to be plenty of time: from world-class skiing and snowboarding to 370 miles of hiking & biking trails, a blue-ribbon trout stream, amazing restaurants and our own ski in/ski out whiskey distillery (just for starters) – there’s plenty to do here winter and summer. Of course you can do all this whether you live here or not, but getting enough time to check everything off your to-do list is another matter.
Stage Six of the Tour of Utah returns to Park City on Sunday, August 11, the second consecutive year for the Stage Start and the highly anticipated finish on Park City’s Historic Main Street. In addition to being the best spot to watch all of the cycling action, Historic Main Street becomes a festival for a day with kids’ activities, beer gardens, dining decks, public viewing areas, the Park Silly Sunday Market and the popular Tour of Utah Expo and Autograph Alley. Be sure to check out the Tour of Utah offers for special deals during the weekend.
Book your lodging at Old Town Guest House, Park City’s only Bed & Breakfast Inn. Walk to Main Street and all the Festival activities!!
Park Silly Sunday Market
Every Sunday, 10 AM-5 PM
Street festival on Main Street. Vendors, artisans, gourmet food, music, performers and so much more!
Plaza Palooza at Silver Star Cafe
This week’s free concert on the Silver Star Plaza. Pet-friendly, dine at the restaurant or bring your own cooler.
Western Day at the Utah Olympic Park
A fun family afternoon of BBQ, cowboy hats, mechanical bulls, music, face painting and line dancing.
Fox School of Wine’s Saturday Summer School
Fun, casual wine tasting class, great for the beginner and experienced wine lover, six different wines.
Hops on the Hill
Five-week tasting event at Stein Eriksen Lodge. Enjoy a different Utah craft brewery and food pairing on the deck.
White Pine Touring’s Thursday Night Ride + BBQ
After White Pine Touring’s weekly bike ride, join them for a free BBQ: burgers, hot dogs, snacks, and beverages from Moab Brewery.
The last Friday of each month, stroll Main Street and enjoy refreshments and showcases of artists and exhibits.
Classic Car Show
Between 7th and 9th streets, enjoy a display of over 65 classic cars, right at home on historic Main Street in Park City.
July 2-6 - Oakley 4th of July Rodeo and Celebration.
July 3 - 4th of July celebration at the Canyons.
July 4 - Independence Day in Park City – check out all the events.
July 4 – St Regis Big Stars Bright Nights opens its 2013 season with Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys and Alejandro Escovedo.
July 5 - Art-ique presents artist Cloe Fryer at First Friday in their Kamas Gallery. Call (435) 640-8048 for information.
July 5-28 - The Egyptian Theatre presents Evita.
July 6 – Julie Nester Gallery presents an artist’s reception for a new Marshall Crossman Exhibition entitled “Reunion“.
July 6 - The Deer Valley Music Festival presents Take Me Home: The Music of John Denver with the Utah Symphony.
July 6 - The Egyptian Theatre presents their first Summer Gala fundraiser – The Summer Blooms at Stein Erikson Lodge.
July 9-22 - Bid online for fantastic items to help Arts-Kids raise funds to support their programs in Summit County.
July 10-14 – The Park City Food and Wine Classic returns.
July 12 – The Deer Valley Music Festival presents Bravo Broadway: The Wicked Divas with Utah Symphony.
July 13 – Summit Arts joins L’Oakley Grown Community Farmers Market at Cattlemens Hall in Oakley.
July 13 – The Deer Valley Music Festival presents Arturo Sandoval with the Utah Symphony.
July 15 – St Regis Big Stars Bright Nights presents Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers with Railroad Earth.
July 15-29 – Paint Mixer presents their large canvas class.
July 17 - The Deer Valley Music Festival presents Haydn, Mozart & Schubert at St. Mary’s Church.
July 19 - The Deer Valley Music Festival presents Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers Featuring Edie Brickell with Utah Symphony.
July 19-21 – McMillen Fine Art presents a Composition Workshop.
July 20 - The Deer Valley Music Festival presents Indigo Girls with Utah Symphony.
July 23 – The Deer Valley Music Festival presents the Muir String Quartet at St. Mary’s Church.
July 25 - The Deer Valley Music Festival presents French Favorites at Temple Har Shalom.
Through July 26 – The Kimball Art Center presents Ink Paper Scissors in their Main Gallery.
July 26 - The Park City Gallery Association presents their monthly Gallery Stroll.
July 26 – The Kimball Art Center opens a new exhibit in their Main Gallery – SRAM: Cycling and Art.
July 30 - St. Regis Big Stars Bright Nights presents Natalie Maines.
July 31 - The Deer Valley Music Festival presents Mozart’s Prague Symphony at St. Mary’s Church.