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Get 1st Tracks with the Powder Club


Count on two things when talking to ski town locals: they’ll remind you “there’re no friends on a powder day” and they’ll button up when you ask where their favorite powder stash is.

Park City Mountain Resort’s new Powder Club, however, breaks both of those rules: putting you in a fun group led by an instructor who shows you the best spots to hit on the mountain – all before the lifts are open to the public. No membership is required – just sign yourself up for a Powder Club session between 8-8:30 any morning after the Resort has received more than six inches of snow overnight. I tagged along with the Powder Club recently, after 13″ of snow fell the night before, and enjoyed by far my best ski day so far of the young season!

powder-club-blog-1 Powder Club grabs first tracks through 13 inches of brand new snow on Newport

The Powder Club jumps on PayDay lift promptly at 8:30 a.m. and gets around the mountain to enjoy first tracks before the lifts open to the public at 9. Whether you’re a seasoned powderhound just looking to be pointed in the right direction, a pow novice looking for some tips on turning in the deep stuff, or somewhere in between, this special 3-hour tour of the mountain is designed with you in mind.

imgp8226 Enjoying my reward for getting an early start with the Powder Club

There’s nothing like getting first tracks on a powder day and feeling like you have the whole mountain to yourself. But if you think I’m wrapping up this blog post by sharing my own favorite stash, you’ve got another thing coming. You’ll just have to get out with the Powder Club and discover your own.

Click HERE for Powder Club details, registration is in-person only at the Resort Services Office ticket windows in the Resort Plaza between 8-8:30 a.m. For the inside

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Why Utah has The Greatest Snow on Earth

          Posted by            Ski Utah Yeti           on December 18, 2012


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



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.


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


10th Annual Nutcracker in Park City!

Nut 2012 poster


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