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#1 Thing to do if you have 2 or more days in Park City!!


Your Innkeepers at Old Town Guest House, Bed & Breakfast in Park City, Utah suggest you take the beautiful 20 minute drive to Solitude!! 

Book your Park City affordable lodging at Park City’s only B&B!!

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Summer at Solitude means that our slopes have transformed to bring you an array of scenic lift-served mountain biking and hiking trails, a beautiful
18-hole disc golf course, mountain scooters and more. With a variety of accommodations, excellent cuisine and unbeatable mountain views, we invite you to #FindSolitude this summer.
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Mountain Biking
Lift-served mountain biking is offered from Solitude Village on Sunrise chairlift on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from
10 a.m to 6 p.m.  Explore over 20 miles of trails; Solitude has some of the most scenic and accessible single track in Utah.
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Lift-Served Hiking and Scenic Chairlift Rides
Ride the Sunrise chairlift up from Solitude Village and take in the views of the majestic Wasatch Mountains.  The Sunrise chairlift is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
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Disc Golf
Starting at 9,000 feet, Solitude’s 18-hole disc golf course is one of Utah’s finest high-altitude courses.
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Dining at Solitude
Enjoy mountain views on the deck while savoring Honeycomb Grill’s dynamic, contemporary American cuisine. Stone Haus Pizzeria & Creamery offers a variety of delicious and fresh items for every meal or stop by the Thirsty Squirrel and enjoy a great selection of craft beers, wine, cocktails and appetizers.
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Join us this summer for bike and running races, culinary events, car shows and more!
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Purchase your Season Pass or Pak early and receive a discounted rate!

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Top Ten Park City Winter Photos

Top Ten Photos From The 2015-2016 Winter

Come and stay at Old Town Guest House.  Park City’s only Bed and Breakfast.  Perfect place for comfort, convenience and affordability.

As summer kicks into full swing, to be honest, I’m already missing the snow and all the fun that it entailed.  If you are like me…   I miss winter and dream of skiing again.  Book your winter lodging soon!!



2) The new Quicksilver Gondola



3) Morning Corduroy


Another Bluebird day .




5) Pinecone Ridge Terrain


The new Quicksilver Gondola opened up Pinecone Ridge to the public for the first time ever. This hike to access guarantees fresh tracks and yes, it rides as good as it looks. One thing that never gets old are the bluebird days the come after a snowstorm. Expert only Pinecone Ridge can be accessed via the Quicksilver Gondola Mid-Staton or through Juipiter Lift.


6) Life Inside a Snowglobe









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Top 4 Things to do in Park City!!!

While Park City is known for its world-class skiing and heavy winter snowfall, the charming Utah town also makes for a great summer destination. With the lush, green mountains as your backdrop, touring the city in warm weather is quite the experience. The area’s three expansive winter resorts transform into a verdant paradise with tons of unique attractions. You won’t be missing the powder when you’re screaming down a zip line at 55 miles per hour! Visitors who prefer a slower pace can catch a hot air balloon ride over the Wasatch Mountain Range.

From your Innkeepers from Old Town Guest House, Park City’s only B&B, here are our favorite four things to do in during summer in Park City!!  Bonus!!  You can walk to all of them from Old Town Guest House.

1.  Take a Joyride on Utah’s Only Alpine Coaster

In 1963, Park City Mountain Resort (then known as Treasure Mountain) was the first ski resort to open in the area. PCMR, which famously hosted several events during the 2002 Winter Olympics, also happens to be home to Utah’s only Alpine coaster. Climb aboard one of the toboggan-style cars and admire the stunning Wasatch mountain scenery as an automated lift pulls you up the track. Once you reach the top, the coaster takes you down nearly 4,000 feet of exhilarating curves. You don’t need to be a speed demon to enjoy this ride — each car is equipped with a hand-brake allowing you to regulate your own speed. The Alpine Coaster is accessible from the PCMR’s main trail area, making it a memorable finish to a long day of mountaineering.

2.  Deer Valley’s Lift-Served Mountain Biking Trails

Every summer, mountain-bikers from around the world flock to the Deer Valley resort in order to experience its world-class trails. Deer Valley has nearly 70 miles of singletrack, allowing you to spend your day riding through a seemingly endless montage of panoramic views and Heidi-esque Alpine scenery. The cherry on top? All of the biking trails are accessible by chairlift. If you’re in the mood to venture further afield, many of their trails connect with the Park City network of singletrack, providing access to over 400 miles of terrain. Deer Valley also offers a line of full-suspension, high-quality mountain bikes for rent. If you are wary about setting out on your own, you can always book one of their guided biking tours.

3. View the Canyons Resort From Above

The largest ski and snowboard resort in Utah, Canyons Resort has plenty to keep you occupied come summer. Thrill seekers won’t want to miss the pulse-quickening Lookout Zip Tour. The longest zip line in the state, it flies you 2,111 feet across a deep gorge at speeds of up to 55 mph. Although not for the faint of heart, it’s an unforgettable way to take in the resort’s 4,000-acres of terrain and dramatic mountain views. The uninitiated may want to begin with the shorter Red Pine Tour, which takes you on an 800-foot long tree top ride over a steep canyon at speeds of “only” 35 mph. If you’re feeling ambitious, opt for the deluxe package, which buys you two rides on each zip tour.

Canyons Resort has 4,000 acres of terrain

4.  Park City Museum

The Park City Museum is a must-see for anyone interested in the town’s history.
Located on Main Street in the historic City Hall building, the museum contains over
5,400 square feet of exhibits. City Hall has housed diverse government offices over the
years, including the old Utah Territorial Prison (don’t miss visiting the original jail cells in
the basement). Dedicated to illustrating Park City’s transition from 19th-century silver
mining town to chic ski resort, the museum’s exhibits cover everything from worker
conditions to immigration. Standout displays include a two-story model of the Ontario
Mine in the 1800s and a re-created Kimball Stagecoach car.
A recreation of the Kimball Stagecoach car at the Park City Museum

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Park Silly Market and Old Town Guest House

These two things go together!!  Walk to Park Silly Market from Old Town Guest House and enjoy a Sunday of fun!!

Mention Park Silly Market when you make your reservation and save 10% off your lodging total.

Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love you tomorrow, your only a day away!! Historic Main Street – Park City Utah See you at 10am!! The weather is going to be beautiful! Pack sunscreen, a water bottle (we have refill stations) and comfy shoes! Ride your bike, take the bus or walk to the market.

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Learn about wine and stay at Old Town Guest House.


July 7-10, 2016
Find a seminar that elevates your taste buds and skills to the next level!  Book your lodging at Old Town Guest House Bed & Breakfast and walk to all the events.


Order Wine Like a Pro

Friday, July 8th 1-2pm
At Montage Deer ValleyLearn how to navigate any restaurant wine list with Sommelier Jim Santangelo and discover how to find the hidden ‘gems’, develop ordering strategies and understand your role when ordering and tasting wine at the table. We reveal 12 secrets of the list and demonstrate in class up to 6 wines.

Valley to Valley Luncheon

Friday, July 8th 1-2:30pm
At St Regis Deer Valley

Joining the delicious wines of Napa Valley with the majestic views of Deer Valley, this delectable and educational luncheon is not to be missed! Join Lindsay Hayes of Silver Oak and Twomey Cellars as she pairs selected wines with the delightful cuisine from Chef Richard Samaniego of the St. Regis Deer Valley.

Coffee & Wine

Friday, July 8th 11am-12pm
At Montage Deer ValleyYou may be surprised to learn that coffee possesses over 1,500 aromatic and flavor compounds, compared to approximately 200 for wine. Tannins go hand-in-hand in this stimulating tasting event as we compare America’s favorite beverages, coffee and wine! Join Sommelier and local favorite Jim Santangelo as you taste through various coffee profiles and discover the parallels to various wines.

For the Love of Lodi

Friday, July 8 11am-12:30pm
At Butcher’s Chop House & Bar Located between the San Francisco Bay and the Sierra Nevada Mountains lies Lodi Wine Country, a region quickly emerging as one of California’s most exciting wine destinations. David Phillips from Michael David Winery, extending itself to the 6th generation of grape growers in the family, pairs distinct wines with menu selections from Butcher’s Executive Chef.

For other exciting things in the world of wine, our friends at Sotheby’s have an upcoming auction you don’t want to miss: May 19-21, 2016. Learn More!

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2016-2017 Season Ski Passes

Ski Utah Gold Pass:

Ski Utah Silver Pass:

The Ski Utah Gold Pass is a fully transferable pass so your friends and family can enjoy your same privileges on the days you’re not using the pass. The Ski Utah Gold pass offers the purchaser 50 days of skiing at each Utah Resort! $4850. Gold Pass. Only 135 Gold passes are available. The Ski Utah Silver Pass which allows the holder to ski for 30 days at each Utah Resort! (30 days at Alta, 30 days at Deer Valley, 30 days at Sundance etc.). Ski Utah Silver Passes are also honored during the summer months for lift access. $3150 Silver Pass. Only 55 Silver passes are available.

2016-17 Season Pass Prices for all 14 of Utah Resorts

*Prices and Benefits are Subject To Change

Alta Ski Area Beaver Mountain Brian Head Brighton
Cherry Peak Eagle Point Deer Valley Resort
Park City Powder Mountain Snowbasin Resort Snowbird
Solitude Mountain Resort Sundance Resort Nordic Valley


Season Pass Benefits– A list of the perks for each of the following season passes: Mountain Collective, Epic, Powder Alliance, M.A.X., Super Pass, Ski3 Pass and more.


Adult Season Passes
Family Season Pass Package (2 Adults / 2 Children): $1,499
Adult: $725
Mid Week Pass (Monday-Friday): $599
Ages 18-25: $599
Utah College Student / College Spouse: $599
Medical Resident: $725
Military: $699
Ages 65-79: $599
Ages 80+: $50


Child Season Passes-
Ages 6 & Under : $50
Ages 7-12 : $199
Ages 13-17: $249


AltaSnowbird Passes-
Adult: $1,599
Ages 18-25: $1,348
Ages 65+: $1,348
Ages 6 & Under: $75
Ages 7-12: $470
Ages13-17: $470


Pay-As-You-Go Cards-
Adult Gold Card: $249
Adult & Child Copper Card: $30


Prepaid Cards-
10 Day Card (transferable NO rollovers): $659

For more information please visit: www.alta.com

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Play golf in Park City Canyons and stay at Old Town Guest House.


Time to tee off this summer with Canyons Golf. Back for it’s second season, this 18-hole, 6,256-yard, Par 69 course will debut several improvements for the upcoming season. New for this season is improved playability on the first, third, sixth, 10th and 17th greens; and an upcoming transformation of the 11th hole, resulting in a par-5 hole and a par 70 course.

Aside from the new course improvements, two new different season pass optiontions will also be available this summer. The complete season pass is available for $1,000 and offers several benefits including a 15% discount on PGA instruction, Golf Shop retail and an option to extend the season pass to additional family members for $500 per person. Other benefits include a one-hour introduction to Canyons Golf class and discounted rates for guests! Additionally the season pass will include a 15% discount on food and non-alcoholic beverages purchased on the Golf Course, Beverage Cart, Red Tail Grill and The Farm.  Better hurry on this deal as all passes must be purchased no later than June 1, 2016.

“We’re eager to open Canyons Golf for the 2016 season,” says Justin Johnson, director of Canyons Golf. “We listened to guest feedback throughout the inaugural season and are excited to announce new improvements to enhance guest experience. We’re dedicated to offering pristine conditions and amazing service at Canyons Golf’s distinctine and challenging course that can be played time and time again.”

This special golf course winds through 97 acres in the heart of the Park City Mountain footprint near Canyons Village. Designed by renowned course architects Gene Bates and Casey Bates, the course begins near the Orange Bubble Express lift and winds through the Willow Draw area and surrounding hotels before finishing back by the Orange Bubble Express.

To reserve tee times and for more information:

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Are you Running with Ed?? Stay at Park City’s only Bed & Breakfast in Park City! Old Town Guest House and enjoy your run.

Registration Ends April 29th
Choose Your Team Start Time? Find Out How!
Running with Ed is May 21st, 2016
Be Healthy – Have Fun – Give Back
Last Chance Registration Ends 4/29!

It’s not too late to join the race that’s a party! Registration closes at 11:30 pm on Friday, 4/29. REGISTER NOW


All additional team members should be registered by 4/29. We cannot assign start times without registration info!


All team members need to sign and turn in the paper Vail Waiver.


Be sure to check out critical safety and course updates.


Mark your calendar for lululemon’s RWE Shop Night May 7th


Read on for more fun stuff!



Choose Your Team’s Start Time!
  • Raise $500 by May 1st and choose your team’s start time.

    • 7 teams have already raised $500!
  • 32 teams have started fundraising, and 66 teams have set up their fundraising pages! Check out the Team Leaderboard.
Go to runningwithed.com for full details!
Win Tons of Prizes!
Earn a FREE RWE 2017 Team!
  • Raise $2,000 and earn a FREE 2017 RWE team!
  • Team Prizes from Great Harvest Bread, Hugo Coffee, Booster Juice Park City, Avex Water Bottles, Utah Olympic Park, Park City Mountain, Skullcandy, cotopaxi, Deer Valley Music Festival, EvoFit Park City, and All Resort Limo!
  • Don’t forget the VIP Lounge!

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High West

Tour and Taste

The whiskey experience, distilled, at High West’s new destination digs

If you’ve been around these parts the past few years, you may know that Park City–based High West Distillery and Saloon made history as Utah’s first legal distillery since 1870. High West’s bourbons and ryes routinely receive glowing national and international reviews and are proudly poured by bartenders from San Francisco to New York. Pretty impressive for a relatively small, fairly new distillery that (as is common) has purchased and blended more product than it has produced and released to date. Small until summer 2015, that is. When High West opened its 30,000-square-foot destination distillery at the Blue Sky Ranch just east of Park City, it was clear that, as the old Bachman Turner Overdrive song goes, “you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.”

The focus at High West at Blue Sky—headquarters for almost all of High West’s distilling and bottling operations—is squarely on educating the interested about the whiskey-making process. “We built this place because whiskey matters!” says High West founder David Perkins. “It’s why we get out of bed in the morning; we want to share the experience.” All of High West at Blue Sky—spanning the distillery, bottling facility, restaurant, tasting room, private meeting rooms, and general store—is housed in rust-colored, metal roof–topped buildings reflecting a decidedly upscale version of Park City mining style. Each is detailed to perfection, down to the leather-stitched door handles. A vaulted hallway ceiling made of charred barrel staves leads into the communal dining area, dubbed the refectory.

Tours walk visitors through the process of converting grain to mash, fermentation, and distilling the magic in the 25-foot-tall, 1,585-gallon-capacity copper pot still. The entire experience is a feast for the senses, with sweet, yeasty aromas of rye and barley malt tickling the olfactory, beckoning you to head straight for the tasting room to purchase flights of the finished product. The refectory offers whiskey-friendly small plates: charcuterie and cheeses, house-made breads, crackers, and pickled vegetables. An ideal end note to a destination experience embodying the pioneering spirit—and spirits—of the new High West.  

Celebrate the New Year, High West style

Since its inception, High West has expertly blended and aged some of the country’s top sourced whiskies. Their success can be attributed to the fact that Perkins and his team just happen to be blending savants. But because age is key when it comes to whiskey, they have yet to release a 100 percent in-house blend. So, time will tell what effect Utah’s dry climate has on High West’s original creations when those barrels are tapped over the next few years. Meanwhile, we’re looking forward to sipping some Yippee Ki-Yay, a new blend of straight rye whiskeys finished in vermouth and syrah barrels, released in Utah in November and slated for nationwide distribution in early 2016.

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Kimball Art Center happenings. Stay at Old Town Guest House and save 10% off lodging.


For Tweens/Teens & Adults
With Chanti Tacoronte-Perez
Honolulu, HI
Visiting the KAC

June 17 – 18
Create and meditate with visiting artist, Chanti Tacoronte-Perez, and learn about Yantra Mandala Painting. The word yantra in sanskrit means tool, machine or instrument. Yantras are usually geometric diagrams, made of a small dot (bindu) surrounded by circles, triangles, and squares, each having symbolic meaning. These shapes come together to form the pattern of the divine. A yantra is also a visual form of a mantra used to strengthen your focus in meditation. Creating the muladhara mandala unites us with that energy to support our own growth from a solid foundation. The students’ practice of Sacred Art painting will start with a short meditation to set our practice intention for the time we have. Then students will engage in our creative process of chakra drawing & painting where students will learn the symbolic meaning of the first chakra lotus and its corresponding colors. Student will use Vedic math to create their own unique mandala pattern around the first chakra. Chanti lives in Honolulu, Hawaii teach Yantra Wisdom workshops & yoga classes all across the United States.
Registration deadline:
Monday, June 13
REGISTER for adult workshop here!

For Families & Adults
With Jose Sainz & Scott Skinner
San Diego, CA & Colorado Springs, CO
Visiting the KAC July 15 – 16
Have fun with your family and make a kite together, or dive into the creative intricacy of kite making and take the adult paper and bamboo workshop!  Adults and kids will create a small three stick flying kite made out of bamboo sticks covered with natural fiber light weight paper in the color and texture of their liking. Several sample shapes will be provided. However, you will be encouraged to get creative and make your own shape and designs using only three sticks. When students are finished , they can take their kites outside to fly. Jose Sainz has been making, flying, and teaching about kites since 1989. Over the years he has attended, displayed, and taught about kites at numerous National and International kite festivals around the world. Jose has been a long time member of the Kite Art Committee for the AKA and was recently named to the Board of the directors for the Drachen Foundation in Seattle, WA. Founder of the Drachen Foundation, Scott Skinner has been active in kite making for over 25 years. He is a frequent lecturer, writer, and workshop leader. He has amassed collections of kites, kite ephemera, European kite prints and Japanese ukiyo-e.
Registration deadline:

With Katherine England
Fullerton, CA
Visiting the KAC July 18 – 21 
This is a favorite art experience for all ages in Park City. Students are given lots of freedom in their choice of design and project goals. They learn skills in cutting, placing, grouting and finishing a mosaic masterpiece. Students return year after year and become extraordinarily proficient in this art form.  Katherine England is a prolific visual artist who also teaches in schools, in her art studio in California, and at art retreats nationwide.
Registration deadline: 

With Lorraine Glessner
Rockledge, PA
Visiting the KAC July 22 – 24
This workshop takes the exciting combination of mixed media, encaustic and the photographic image far beyond straightforward collage to include innovative materials and mark-making techniques in which to explore narrative. During photo shoots led by Lorraine Glessner, participants will create images to use as inspiration and/or starting points for a series of focus during the workshop. Utilizing the natural luminosity, textural and layering possibilities of encaustic, participants will combine and collage photographic images created during the workshop with found images, marks and texture to explore, communicate, or entertain through narrative. Considerations of the various types of narrative as a conceptual tool as well as creating personal narratives through journaling and mark making will also be discussed. Optional individual critiques with Lorraine are offered to all participants. Please note that participants should be prepared to spend time outside as well as in the studio. In the event that participants are unable to participate in the workshop walks, participants are welcome to opt out and alternative outdoor creative exercises will be provided.
Registration deadline: 
Monday, July 18
REGISTER for adult workshop here!

Workshops I & II
With Nancy Paris Pruden
Houston, TX
Visiting the KAC July 22 – 30
Nancy Paris Pruden is an award winning artist from Houston, Texas who has taught workshops in Mexico, France, Ireland, and Italy as well as the U.S. She will be teaching two workshops this summer here in Park City with an emphasis on painting Plein Air. The workshop is open to all levels from experienced artists wanting to expand their knowledge to novice painters looking for a solid foundation in the basics of oil painting. After a morning introduction with instructional material and a demonstration at the Kimball Art Center, the class will go to various locations near town to paint outdoors, weather permitting. If we are rained out, classes will continue at the Kimball Art Center with photos provided. The workshop will concentrate on composition, color mixing, atmospheric perspective, edges, color temperatures, and values. Teens ages 14+ are welcome to register for these workshops.

Registration deadline: 

Monday, July 18
REGISTER for adult & teen workshops here!

With Kath Macaulay
Tuscon, AZ
Visiting the KAC July 29 – 31
Explore Park City as you learn the technique of pocket sketching with Kath Macaulay. This quick-draw technique allows anyone to “journal” wherever they are using only a 4 x 6 art pad, a pen, a small paint set, a brush and a film canister of water. Perfect for hiking, sitting in a café or standing in line – take it anywhere, whip it out in a minute, and preserve a memory in 25 minutes or less. With a pocket sketch it’s more about capturing the “feel” of a place rather than simply taking a camera image. This workshop is ideal for timid beginners who want to fearlessly paint in public, for experienced artists who want minimal equipment with no clean-up, and for anyone wanting a truly intimate record of what you think you see. Kath Macaulay has shown at Robert N. Blair, Buffalo, NY (in the Metropolitan, Corcoran and Whitney Galleries), Bong Wai Chen, Portland, OR (known as the Asiatic World’s top painter of the butterfly), Nicholas Brigante, and Los Angeles (collected extensively by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art). She has taught at Canyon Ranch, Tucson; Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ; Sun Valley Art Center, ID; Mt. Vernon, WA; Jackson Hole, WY; Evergreen, CO; Dillman’s Lac du Flambeau, WI.

Registration deadline: 

Monday, July 25
REGISTER for adult workshop here!

Plein Aire Workshop
With George Van Hook
Cambridge, NY
Visiting the KAC August 27 – 28 
This workshop will be a true celebration of Utah’s grandiose landscape, as it is an ideal location for Plein Aire painting! Award winning artist-instructor George Van Hook will gather a larger group of students to set out on what will surely be an exciting plein air expedition. The workshop will begin each morning at 10:00 am, where the group will work under instruction until noon for an hour lunch break. Instruction will resume through the remainder of the afternoons. George will be painting alongside everyone, with the perfect mix of free mingling and working time. Visit local destinations such as the McPolin Barn, Guardsman’s Pass, Park City Mountain Resort, and Daly Canyon. In the event of rain, the group can continue to work indoors from reference materials and/or portraiture. Award winning painter, George Van Hook exhibits in galleries and museums throughout the United States, including at the Grants Pass Museum of Art in Oregon and The American Museum of Fly Fishing in Vermont.
Registration deadline: 
Tuesday, August 23