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PARK CITY RESTAURANTS CLOSE FOR SHOULDER SEASON
Many Park City area restaurants will be temporarily closing or adjusting their hours for the spring shoulder season. Here are the respective closing dates or schedule amendments for restaurants...more.


RIVERHORSE PRESENTS ‘CHEF WARS!’
Riverhorse On Main, one of Park City’s most acclaimed restaurants, presents “Chef Wars!” a benefit next month for Friends of Animals Utah. On Sunday, May 4, from 4 to 7 p.m., High West Distillery & Saloon Chef Ash Chapman, Zoom Executive Chef Ernesto Rocha, and Shabu Executive Chef and owner Bob Valaika will....more.


VAIL RESORTS CEO TALKS ABOUT PARK CITY
A wave of laughter swept over the audience of several hundred mountain travel professionals when Denver Post staff reporter Jason Blevins opened his interview with Vail CEO Rob Katz on Sunday morning during a...more.


LOCAL LIGHTING COMPANY RECOGNIZED
Elume Distinctive Lighting has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 Lighting Showroom of the Year Awards. Entries  were judged by an esteemed panel of experts. This is the third year in a row that Elume has been nominated.


MOUNTAIN RESORTS UP AS SKI SEASON FADES
According to the Mountain Market Briefing released each month by Denver-based DestiMetrics, increased occupancy and revenue remained the trend for mountain destinations across...more.


L'OAKLEY GROWN VENDORS WANTED
The L'Oakley Grown Community Market is now accepting applications. L'Oakley Grown is an open-air market showcasing and providing a forum for local farmers, ranchers, artists, artisans, crafters, on-site food vendors, service vendors and musicians to enhance cultural, agricultural and economic development in Eastern Summit County, Utah....more.


CUISINE UNLIMITED FINALIST FOR  AWARD
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recognized Cuisine Unlimited Catering & Special Events as one of seven regional finalists for the 2014 Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award, sponsored by...more.


PARK CITY NOMINATED FOR CYCLING TRAVEL AWARD
The Park City area has been nominated in a 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest. An expert panel selected Park City as a contender for the Best U.S. Cycling Town category. The contest, which is being promoted by USA TODAY, gives voters four weeks to vote for the candidate of their choice. Everyone is eligible to vote once a day for...more.


YOUTH MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY
Mountain Town Music, as part of it's educational outreach programming, is sponsoring a scholarship contest in partnership with MusicGarage.Org.   Selected students, ages 12-16, will form a MTM "House Band" and will play....more.


CANYONS RESORT GUEST DONATION PROGRAM
Canyons Resort and Mountain Trails Foundation have announced a guest donation program, whereby Canyons guests can help maintain and enhance the Park City's epic trail system...more.


STEIN ERIKSEN’S HIRES DAVE ROBERTS
Stein Eriksen Lodge named Dave Roberts as the new Associate Director of Group Sales for its Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond property. Roberts brings more than 16 years of sales experience within the hospitality industry, previously serving as the director of business development for Carver Hotels Group and  the major market director for InterContinental Hotels Group.


DEER VALLEY MUSIC FEST TICKETS ON SALE
Enjoy the world-class talent from the Utah Symphony, paired with the best in classic rock, country, show tunes, pop, jazz, and of course, chamber and classical music galore. Including performances such as Kenny Rodgers, Super Diamond, the music of U2, Disney...more.


ALTA IN APRIL - EVENTS & DEALS
In the spring, Alta Chamber & Visitors Bureau and the Alta, Utah community present three weeks of non-stop fun and a great reason to visit Alta! The Alta in April celebration kicks off a month of parties, lodging deals, and special events as a way to celebrate another great year of skiing at Alta...more.


TWIN POWER YOGA OPENS NEW STUDIO IN PC
Co-Founders Ann and Ali of Twin Power Yoga have relocated their two yoga studios of eight years from South Florida to Park City. They are located at 1181 Sidewinder Drive in Prospector Square... twinpoweryogaparkcity@gmail.com.


YOUTH SPORTS ALLIANCE CREATES ENDOWMENT
The Youth Sports Alliance announced today the creation of the Stein Eriksen YSA Opportunity Endowment, dedicated to providing support to enable youth to participate, learn, compete and excel in sports. The YSA set an ambitious goal to raise an initial $2 million to set up the endowment that will establish financial resource...more.


ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS RELOCATES
After 33 years Rocky Mountain Christmas have relocated to 523 Main Street in Park City. They will continue to carry hundreds of holiday items twelve months of the year, from souvenirs and ornaments to nutcrackers to nativity to toys..


DEER VALLEY CONCERT LINE-UP ANNOUNCED
Park City Institute celebrates its 11th summer of presenting the St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights concert series at Deer Valley Resort with ten, powerhouse concerts: The Bacon Brothers (June 28), Punch Brothers (July 6), Dierks Bentley (July 24), Kix Brooks (July 31), Muscle Shoals Live and Lisa Fischer...more.


KOTSENBURG WINS BEST OF U.S. AWARD
The U.S. Olympic Committee awarded Park City's Sage Kotsenburg with the honor of Best Male Olympian for his gold medal performance in slopestyle snowboarding’s Olympic debut. On Wednesday the USOC named the...more.


PCMR AND VAIL RESORTS HEAD TO COURT
After a lull during the height of the ski season, the legal dispute between Utah's Park City Mountain Resort and Talisker Land Holdings took another twist last week with a proposal from Vail Resorts to buy the only land that PCMR owns outright, according to...more.


AREA RESORT CLOSING DATES
Even though Utah currently has the deepest snow-pack of the year and is in the middle of wave after wave of snowstorms, the 2013-2014 winter ski and snowboard season will be coming to an end soon. Click here to see a list of closing dates announced by Utah's resorts.


SKI UTAH'S RAELENE DAVIS RECOGNIZED
At the National Snowsports Journalists Association’s annual meeting at Killington, VT, last week, a number of awards were given out. Among them, Raelene Davis, VP of marketing for Ski Utah, won the Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring a lifetime of snow sports related innovation, competition, design and other endeavors.


BREW PUBS TAKE SWEET REVENGE
During April, Squatters and Wasatch Brew Pubs will be taking “Sweet Revenge on Hunger”. Every time that guests order a “Guilt Free” dessert (Squatters famous Black and Tan Brownie) this month at a special price of $5, 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Utahans Against Hunger. “Last year’s promotion raised...more.


TRISHA WORTHINGTON JOINS USSA
After a seven years of fundraising for the Park City Community Foundation, Trisha Worthington will step into a new role. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has named Trisha Worthington as its executive vice president and chief development officer. Congratulations Trisha!


BLIZZARD DUMPS FRESH SNOW AT AREA RESORTS
A major storm crossed northern Utah, dropping around a foot of fresh powder on the ski and snowboard resort areas. More snow is in the forecast with the probability of up to another foot accumulating at the higher elevations by the end of the weekend.


HIGH WEST DONATES BOURBON PROFITS 
High West Distillery & Saloon, Park City's award-winning ski-in gastro-distillery, is proud to announce that it will be donating 10 percent of the profits from its American Prairie Reserve Bourbon to its namesake project on the Great Plains of northeastern...more.


PUBLIK COFFEE COMES TO KIMBALL ART CENTER
The Kimball welcomes Publik Coffee Roasters to their building at 638 Park Ave. Publik  beans are locally roasted in Salt Lake City. Enjoy a clean, bright atmosphere, locally-sourced menu (breads from Red Bicycle & spreads from Amour), wifi, and plenty of space for meeting and coffee talk.


PARK CITY MAIN STREET IMPROVEMENTS ANNOUNCED
The Historic Park City Alliance (HPCA) announces phase two plans for the agency’s 10-year overhaul of Main Street infrastructure and sidewalks along Park City’s central commercial thoroughfare. Continued access to Historic Park City merchants remains a top priority with minimal impacts expected to merchants. “Phase one of the infrastructure improvements completed last spring, summer and fall was just the beginning of...more.


OLYMPIC & PARALYMPIC INSPIRATION AWARDS
U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team ring designer and donor O.C. Tanner announced the winners of the O.C. Tanner Inspiration Award – a handcrafted 14k gold ring that commemorates those who have inspired greatness. The following four 2014 U.S. Winter Olympic athletes, Nick Baumgartner(Snowboard), Jason Brown (Figure Skating) Eddy Alvarez (Short Track Speed Skating) and ...more.


VOTE FOR SUMMIT COUNTY ARTSCAPE
Six public art sculptures will compete for the People’s Choice Award in Coalville when online and paper ballot voting is conducted from March 15 to April 15th. The City has pledged up to $3,500 to purchase one of the sculptures which have been displayed on Main Street as part of the Summit County Artscape public art gallery...more.


RUNNING WITH ED FUN-RAISER
Gather your family, friends, neighbors and colleagues to form a team for the 5th annual Running with Ed. Saturday May 17th is the day our community will gather in crazy costumes...more.


DEER VALLEY RESORT LAUNCHES MOBILE APPDeer Valley Resort has partnered with CarteScape, Inc., a San Diego-based mobile development company, to launch a customized mobile ski app that provides guests with a range of resort navigation, resort services and social media features. Available now on both iOS and Android platforms, the Deer Valley® app includes GPS navigation with augmented reality and an interactive map...more.


SNOWBASIN LAUNCHES NEW MOBILE APP
In an effort to provide guests with real-time information related to lift and trail status, weather conditions and current resort information, as well as the ability to track runs, vertical feet skied at the resort, speed iOS and Android platforms, the Deer Valley® app includes GPS navigation with augmented reality and an interactive map...more.


KIMBALL UNVEILED NEW ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
Park City's Kimball Art Center officially unveiled renderings of its proposed design plans that include a 15,000 square-foot expansion of the center’s current Main Street location. This expansion will double Kimball Art Center’s Main Street space to 30,000 square feet, and the Center also has...more.


PARK CITY CHAMBER/BUREAU HIRES LINDA JAGER
The Park City Chamber of Commerce/Convention & Visitors Bureau (Chamber/Bureau) selected Linda Jager as their new communications manager. Bringing over 20 years of experience in public relations and non-profit management, Linda Jager will start full-time today, March 3, 2014. She recently returned from the 2014 Sochi Olympic...more.


SUMMIT COUNTY/COALVILLE CALL FOR ARTISTS
Summit County and the City of Coalville announced a Call for Entries for the 2014 to 2015 show in the outdoor public art sculpture gallery “Summit County Artscape.” This public art project seeks a variety of artwork introducing...more.


PC WOMEN'S GIVING FUND CHALLENGE GRANT
Park City Women’s Giving Fund is building a $1 million endowment that will support services for Summit County’s women and children. To help them reach their goal, Zions Bank is offering a $35,000 challenge grant if they reach 1,001 members by April 30. A project of Park City Community Foundation, the Women’s Giving fund...more.



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Easter Celebration & Egg Hunt

Easter Celebration & Egg Hunt

2014.04.20

Special egg hunt supervised by the Easter Bunny for children 6 and under in the Kid’s Korral at 9 a.m. sharp. Older children and adults...

Wild & Scenic Film Festival Hosted by Summit Land Conservancy

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2014.04.24

SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a call to action! The films illustrate not only the challenges facing our planet but the work...

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2014.04.24 to 2014.04.25

John Dittrich, Greg Jennings, Paul Gregg, Dave Innis, and Larry Stewart – the men who make up Restless Heart have enjoyed one of the most...

Brewer & Shipley

Brewer & Shipley

2014.04.26

Brewer & Shipley are an American folk rock duo who enjoyed their peak success in the late 1960s through the 1970s, consisting of...

Stand-Up Comedy

Stand-Up Comedy

2014.05.02 to 2014.05.03

May comes in like a lion, roaring with laughter during Stand-Up Comedy nights at the Egyptian Theatre. Headliners Tommy Lama and Carmen Morales...

The Guitar Ensembles

The Guitar Ensembles

2014.05.04

The guitar ensembles have been a part of the USU Music Department for over 30 years. Founded by Mike Christiansen, the ensembles give students a...

Honk! Jr. a musical presented by YouTheatre

Honk! Jr. a musical presented by YouTheatre

2014.05.09 to 2014.05.10

An all youth cast, presenting a modern telling of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Duckiling".  Upon its London stage...

Walk With Mischa FUN Dog Walk and Festival

Walk With Mischa FUN Dog Walk and Festival

2014.05.10

Come join us for a 1 or 3 mile fun walk around the Swaner Preserve. The festival will include live music, dog costume contest, dog games, food,...

Stand-Up UTAH!

Stand-Up UTAH!

2014.05.15

Stand-Up UTAH is finding the lAUgHTer in UTAH with five of the state's best stand-up comedians on one stage on one night.    ...

Bling Fling

Bling Fling

2014.05.17

Shop a dazzling array of gently-used jewelry, watches, handbags, scarves, belts and other pre-loved women's "excessories" at the...

7th Annual National Ability Center Barn Party

7th Annual National Ability Center Barn Party

2014.06.07

BBQ, Petting Zoo, Music, Mechanical Bull, Line Dancing, Rider Exhibitions, Lil' Buckaroo Parade, Salon

The Bacon Brothers

The Bacon Brothers

2014.06.28

The Bacon Brothers, Michael and Kevin, grew up in Philadelphia with their four sisters in a home filled with music. By the late 1960s, Michael,...

Punch Brothers

Punch Brothers

2014.07.06

The title of the third Punch Brothers disc for Nonesuch, borrowed from one of their new songs, is more an exhortation than a taunt. Who’s...

Dierks Bentley

Dierks Bentley

2014.07.24

Seven albums into one of country music’s most-respected and most-unpredictable careers, award-winning singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley...

Kix Brooks

Kix Brooks

2014.07.31

The Pitchin' Punkins Utah Fall Pumpkin Festival

The Pitchin' Punkins Utah Fall Pumpkin Festival

2014.10.11 to 2014.10.12

If a pumpkin flies through the woods and nobody is there to hear it, does it make a sound? That and many other questions answered at...

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