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Why Utah has The Greatest Snow on Earth


          Posted by            Ski Utah Yeti           on December 18, 2012

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Utah’s snowfall is legendary, and the Wasatch mountain’s 14 ski resorts draw powderhounds from across the globe. As told by Utah’s license plate marked with a skier and the slogan The Greatest Snow on Earth®, Utah is passionate about its skiing. Truly, snow is the epicenter of the Utah ski industry, responsible for endless smiles and high-fives after experiencing a Utah powder day. For those of you who dream in powder, Ski Utah presents to you this graphic that illustrates Utah’s consistent and abundant snow in a way that has never before been depicted. Did you know that Utah averages 18 blizzards each winter or that Utah’s 1,200 ski runs strung together would reach from Salt Lake to Vegas?

Greatest Snow On Earth® InfoGraphic

 

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More Terrain scheduled to open!!


 

11 inches of new snow have fallen since Saturday morning, and we’ve been making additional storms around the mountain with our snowguns. Thanks to that great weather – and our talented crew of snowmakers, groomers and mountain patrol – we’re scheduled to open two more lifts, 11 more runs and another bowl tomorrow morning!

See the gameplan below.

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Scheduled to open Wednesday:

Pioneer Lift

Comstock Red Fox

Mid-Mountain Meadows Mid-Mountain run

Mid-Mountain Cutoff

Lucky Boy

Pioneer Blue Slip Bowl

Thaynes Lift Thaynes

Hoist Double Jack Keystone

Work around the mountain continues, with more terrain on track to open later this week. We’ll keep you updated!

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Here comes Santa Claus at Park City Mountain Resort


Here Comes Santa Claus, Here Comes Santa Claus, Right Down the Town Lift Line

I’ve written about how much I love this event several times, but this year I feel that it is important to share a few behind the scenes heroes with you.

How many times have your kids asked you how Santa does it all? You have to give credit where credit is due and we all know, Santa would be lost without his elves.  Here at Park City Mountain Resort, Santa’s elves are the key players in pulling off many of the miracles we see every day, but some of the most important elves are the ones that help Santa get ready to ride down the Town Lift.

Once Town Lift finishes carrying skiers and riders up and down the mountain for the day, our Lift Maintenance team arrives at the lift to begin putting the pieces together for the event. It is a very detailed project, and a project this team doesn’t take lightly. Just like Santa’s elves on Christmas Eve, this event couldn’t happen without the dedicated work of these guys.

Last January, one of these elves came to me with a problem.  You see, Santa’s sleigh losing its luster. As you can imagine, this was unacceptable to both Santa and me, so we had to fix it.  Now, this elf had lots of things on his plate, but he decided that this project was so important that he continued to remind me that we had work to do until he received the ok.

Saturday, December 15 when Santa comes down the Town Lift you may notice Rudolf and his friends shining a little brighter, a little more spring in Santa’s sleigh and well, we have Elf Jason to thank.  Jason has since been called to assist Santa in Portland, so he’ll miss the event this year. I’m confident that our other elves will be able to get Santa set up for a successful departure and would like to send a little shout out to these unseen heroes!  I anticipate this year’s Santa Coming Down the Town Lift will be one of the best, brightest events yet. It is certainly something, you don’t want to miss.

Saturday, December 15 Town Lift Plaza

5:30 – 6:00 p.m.        Free hot chocolate, cookies and holiday cheer

6:15 p.m.                   Santa’s elves send Santa on his way

6:30 p.m.                   Pictures with Santa by Sharpshooters Photography

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10th Annual Nutcracker in Park City!

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TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Join the dream as Park City Dance presents the 10th annual PARK CITY NUTCRACKER.

Battling mice and soldiers, stunning snowflakes and flowers, dazzling dancing dolls, and of course, the ever popular elephants, make this show a Park City Holiday tradition. This abbreviated family show brings the Magic of the Nutcracker to life for adults and children alike.

Sunday December 16th at the Park City Eccles Center for Performing Arts

Tickets range from $10-$20 with show times at 4:00pm and 6:00pm

Call 435-658-2345 weekdays for tickets and information

www.parkcitydance.com

 

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Book ski rental by 11/30 and SAVE 25%

25% off in-store or 15% off delivery rental reservations* booked by 11/30.
Juniors save 50% with renting adults.
Book online or call 877.222.7600 Use the promo code: ” EARLY “
(*Regular blackout dates may apply; see website for details.)
-Pick-up or drop-off at any location.
-Free overnight storage at all locations.
-Aloha is the only discounted rental shop at Canyons Resort plaza area.

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Park City Mountain Resort is Open!

The lifts began turning Saturday, and the Resort is OPEN for Winter 2012-13! Here’s a look back at Opening Day: from our die hards who staked out First Chair in the dark; to this year’s proud t-shirt winners; to the season’s first turns and jibs; and the snow blessing in the Resort Plaza performed by members of the Norther Ute Tribe.

 

We’re excited for another great winter here at the Resort, and can’t wait to see you out here whenever you decide to make your own Opening Day at Park City Mountain Resort!

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Opening day plans for Park City Mountain Resort!

The snow is here, the groomers are making their rounds and the lift line mazes are ready to get put in place. Just a few finishing touches before we turn the lifts on for Opening Day this Saturday!

Here’s the plan for the big day: PayDay, First Time, 3 Kings and the two conveyor lifts located in the “Learner Zone” will begin turning promptly at 9 a.m Saturday. PayDay lift will service beginner and intermediate terrain on Homerun and Treasure Hollow runs. 3 Kings will access Quicksilver with over 10 jibs and a jump. First Time and the two conveyor lifts will service beginner terrain.

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But that’s just the beginning: at noon, our friends with the Northern Ute Tribe perform a traditional snow blessing in the Resort Plaza. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend! After you’re gotten your first runs of the season, local Park City band, Muddpuddle, plays an apres concert in the Plaza from 1-3 p.m. Feel like washing down your day with a bev outside with the band? We’ll have a beer garden set up by the stage for you to unwind and celebrate the new season.

We’ve also got some perks for you early birds: free donuts, coffee and hot chocolate will be served in the Resort Plaza Opening Day morning, and the first chairs to depart each of the three running lifts can wear their pride all day with our limited edition “First Chair 2012-13″ t-shirts.

We’ll also have the Alpine Coaster and the Flying Eagle Zip Line running. Legacy Sports will be open and stocked with great new gear for the season; and Kristi’s Coffee Cafe, Legacy Cafe, and Legends Bar & Grill will also be open to serve guests.

Need gear or want professional help brushing off the rust? Park City Mountain Rentals will be up and running, and all our ski and snowboard school services will be offered (with the exception of Ladies Club).

One final reminder: Friday, November 16 is the last chance for guests to purchase Benefit Days lift tickets: these specially priced $25 lift tickets are valid beginning Opening Day through December 16. Proceeds benefit the Park City Mountain Resort Legacy Fund, supporting nonprofit organizations in Summit County, Utah. Tickets must be purchased in-person at the Resort’s ticket office, maximum of four to a person, and will not be sold after Friday, November 16.

We’ve got our plans in place. All we need is you to come and celebrate another winter season with us!

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4 Feet of Snow has fallen!

Greetings Friends, Well it seems mother nature is hiking up her skirt and kicking some serious butt. While the East cries “uncle”, out west the mood was lighter. Winter enthusiasts cheered when a huge wet system swept into the western states. Almost four feet of snow has fallen in the mountains of Utah. The outdoor community dusted off skis, snowboards and snowshoes in anticipation of a better winter season than last year. As I write, the sound of explosives are echoing across the mountains as the ski patrols do their avalanche mitigation. Lets keep our fingers crossed and hope the pacific storms keep churning.

Old Town Guest House offers the most affordable lodging in Park City!!  Book your reservation online before Nov 21st, 2012 and save 10% OFF your lodging total.  You won’t find a Bed and Breakfast for skiing and riding!!  We are Park City’s #1 B&B!!

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Utah Resort Opening dates!

1-2 feet of snow is expected above 7,000 ft in the mountains this weekend. With this snowfall, many Utah resort openings are just around the corner:  Book your reservations now!!  Mention this post and receive 10% off your lodging total!  Park City’s best for affordable lodging!!

resort opening date resort opening date
Alta Nov. 16 Beaver Mnt TBA
Brian Head Nov. 16 Brighton TBA
Canyons Nov. 23 Deer Valley Dec. 8
Eagle Point Dec. 21 Park City Nov. 17
Powder Mnt Nov. 21 Snowbasin Nov. 22
Snowbird Nov. 17 Solitude Nov. 15
Sundance Dec. 7 Wolf Mnt Nov.23

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Best Cities for Christmas Vacation!! Park City made the list!!

Park City, Utah

Park City sees up to 40 inches of snowfall every holiday season, so you’re sure to experience a white Christmas there. If skiing and snowboarding are your thing, check out one of the three resorts in town: Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley, and the Canyons. If you’d rather watch, grab tickets to the Sprint U.S. Snowboarding and Freeskiing Grand Prix which takes place at Park City Mountain Resort Dec. 21-22. If shopping is more your speed, take a stroll down the hip-and-funky Main Street, which houses more than 100 unique shops and is lit up with multicolored Christmas lights. For a unique take on A Christmas Carol, head to the Egyptian Theatre, which has a live radio broadcast of the story!

For a cozy, rustic Christmas stay, check into the Old Town Guest House!!  With a few rooms still available this is the best deal in town.  Rooms start at $199/night and include breakfast. Grab your Christmas Eve or day meal at Chimayo, a Park City favorite. The ambiance is cozy and festive with wreaths and candles, and they serve classic Christmas fare like London broil.