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PHOTO OF THE WEEK!
Park City residents since 2013 and absolutely loving it here. We are avid hikers, bikers, and campers. As such, I wanted to share this picture of my two amazing hikers, Ethan and Dillon at Guardsman Pass this past Saturday.  Click here to see expanded image.


SUNDANCE RESORT'S BEARCLAW SUPPER CLUB
What could be better than a summer evening dining under the stars with friends, family and 360 degree views of the stunning Utah valleys and mountains.  Well, Sundance Mountain Resort is introducing a new culinary...more.


WASATCH & SQUATTERS HIRE NEW EXEC. CHEF
Salt Lake Brewing Company recently hired Shane Baird as the new Executive Chef of Squatters and Wasatch Brew Pubs. Shane comes to Squatters and Wasatch from St Regis Deer Valley, where he was most recently Chef de Cuisine for J& G Grill. Raised in Honolulu and Salt Lake City, Baird has always been passionate about food, and his...more.


NEW RESTAURANT OPENS AT DEER VALLEY® 
Deer Valley Resort is pleased to announce the opening of a new restaurant at the Lodges at Deer Valley. Located less than half a mile from the base of Deer Valley Resort, the Lodge's new restaurant, called The Brass Tag, features Deer Valley-inspired comfort food, specializing in brick oven cuisine....more.


NEW LEADERSHIP FOR ICONIC RESTAURANT
A lifelong chef and longtime Salt Lake local is spicing up The Eating Establishment Restaurant located on Park City’s Main Street. The Eating Establishment, celebrating its 42nd year in Park City, is pleased to welcome Ricc Esparaza as its new general manager. Esparaza has spent his entire life around restaurants: He started at his family’s...more.


PC FILM STUDIOS UNVEILS STAGE
Park City Film Studios, in conjunction with Utah Valley University (UVU), recently announced the completion of its highly technical, digital motion capture stage at UVU’s Wasatch campus in Heber City. “We are thrilled to bring the first truly all-encompassing virtual production stage to Utah that provides motion capture, virtual set and...more.


USSA ATHLETES WIN THREE ESPY AWARDS
U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) athletes walked away with three awards at the 2014 ESPY Awards. Olympic champion Jamie Anderson (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) won...more.


HOT AIR BALLOON FEST RETURNS TO PARK CITY
Event organizers announced today that after a 20-year hiatus, the Autumn Aloft Hot Air Balloon Festival is scheduled to return to Park City, September 19-21, 2014.  “Autumn Aloft was highly regarded within the worldwide balloon community,” says Mike Bauwens'...more.


‘APPY-HOUR’ AT GOLDENER HIRSCH
The Goldener Hirsch Inn & Restaurant, Park City’s top rated small luxury inn and restaurant nestled in the heart of Deer Valley Resort, has announced their “Appy Hour,” an “après-bike” and “après-hike” featuring delicious appetizers and beautiful patio seating every Wednesday to Sunday, all summer long. Bite into a freshly baked Bavarian...more.


SKI & SNOWBOARD FOUNDATION NAMES NEW TRUSTEES
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation has named two new members to its Board of Trustees. Joining the board are Lynn D. Bleil of Park City, and...more.


WINE SPECTATOR RECOGNIZES UTAH
Utah has been honored in Wine Spectator’s newly released 2014 Restaurant Awards, which highlights the eateries around the globe that offer the best wine selections. This year, 3,748 restaurants have been named...more.


PARK CITY SUMMER COCKTAIL CONTEST IS GOING VIRAL
The Park City Area Restaurant Association will be opening the online polls for its annual Summer Cocktail Contest starting July 1. All month long, drink enthusiasts will be able to rate libations on a 1-to-10 scale, based on taste and presentation. More than a dozen local bars and restaurants have already signed up: Blind Dog, Billy Blanco’s, Deer Valley-Royal Street Café, Ghidotti’s, Grappa, High West, Red Rock, Silver Star Café, Silver, Squatters, St. Regis and Zoom. Each establishment donated a...more.


MCMILLEN FINE ART OPENS 2ND LOCATION
The McMillen's new location is at 511 Main Street in Park City. Their award-winning landscape photography will now be featured there as well as at Redstone Center. All of the McMillen Fine Art limited edition photographs are captured on medium and large format film cameras.


LOCAL REALTOR PAUL BENSON RECOGNIZED
Park City's Paul Benson, of Summit Sotheby’s International Realty, was recently recognized on The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends Inc.’s The Thousand, a summary of the top one thousand independent real estate agents and teams in the United States. The REAL Trends 1000 is broken into four sections: the top 250 real estate agents each by transaction sides, transaction volume, teams by transaction sides and teams by transaction volume. Benson was ranked 45 on the Top Sales Professionals by Volume list and...more.


SOCCER STAR BEKKERMAN'S ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS
Park City Magazine's sister publication, Salt Lake/Park City Bride & Groom, recently featured the engagement photos for Real Salt Lake and World Cup soccer star Kyle Bekkerman and his fiance Kate Pappas on their website...more.


SNOWBASIN ANNOUNCES NEW DINING PROGRAM
Snowbasin Resort is revamping their summer dining with the new Dining Discovery: Explore your Cravings program. The Dining Discovery program will encompass many aspects of dining at Snowbasin Resort and include...more.


THE 2014 SUMMIT CHALLENGE
The Summit Challenge – named the 2012 Event of the Year by Cycling Utah – offers three different course lengths: 102 miles, 52 miles, and 18 miles. All cyclists are fully supported throughout the rides as they weave through stunning mountains and soak in beautiful country views in Wasatch and Summit counties. Riders receive a swag bag...more.


MOUNTAIN TOP BRUNCH AT SNOWBASIN
Snowbasin Resort has reinvented their popular summer brunch, turning it into a “Dining Discovery” experience and making it the premier Sunday brunch spot for miles around. Brunch at Snowbasin Resort will be every Sunday from 10 am to 2:30 pm June 22nd through October 5th. The Mountain Top Brunch will be more decadent and delicious than...more.


SUMMIT SOTHEBY'S SEES UNPARALLELED GROWTH
Summit Sotheby’s International Realty (SSIR) announced its latest numbers update on the Summit and Wasatch County real estate markets, reinforcing the brokerage’s position as the Park City area’s market leader. The luxury brokerage’s May, 2014 market update focuses on units sold, median sales, price, days on market and inventory of homes for sale. Compared to last year, the average number of days a unit spent on the market was down...more.


TODD RICHARDS NAMED TO HOST SHOW 
Powdr Enterprises, the sports marketing and entertainment business of Powdr, today named Olympian Todd Richards as the new host of "GoPro Presents World of Adventure," an Emmy Award-winning television series showcasing content from the best athletes and stories in adventure sports airing on NBC, NBCSN, and Outside Television. Richards will make his World of Adventure host debut on...more.


UTAH'S BEEHIVE DISTILLING LAUNCHES GIN
Beehive Distilling, Utah’s only gin distillery, has released the first gin to be legally made in the state in more than 140 years. Jack Rabbit Gin is now available in select Utah State Liquor and Wine stores statewide—from Logan to St. George. The 750-milliliter bottles are priced at $27.99.  Jack Rabbit Gin is produced in small batches to ensure each bottle contains natural ingredients, including....more.


JANS ANNOUNCES SWEEPSTAKES
The JANS Mountain Life Adventure is a 3-day, 4-night  mountain adventure package that provides a winner and guest with the consummate Park City mountain lifestyle experience this summer. The prize package features three days of guided excursions plus three nights of complimentary lodging in Park City courtesy of....more.


CADILLAC PARTNERS WITH STEIN ERIKSEN LODGE
Stein Eriksen Lodge has partnered with automaker Cadillac as the Resort's official vehicle. State-of-the-art Cadillac vehicles will be provided to guests of the Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond property as courtesy cars and shuttles. In addition, Cadillac will host ride-and-drives and other vehicle demonstrations at the resort property, as well as take part in exclusive Lodge-related sponsorship and marketing activity.


CANYONS CONTRIBUTES TO 'WOW' TRAIL
Canyons Resort announced support for Mountain Trails Foundation's mission of maintaining 350+ miles of public trails in Park City. Through a $35,000 cash grant last fall and 1,000 hours of committed volunteer time this summer, they will help complete the new WOW Trail from Park City to Heber a full year ahead of schedule. Five employee volunteer days are on the books thus far.


SUMMIT COUNTY FILM COMPETITION
The Park City Film Series is partnering with the Summit County Fair to offer a film competition to middle/junior high school, high school and college students (up to age 26) who are residents of Summit County. Films may be the creation of a team comprising up to three individuals and...more.



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Barks and Brews

2014.07.30

Bring your puppy pals to celebrate our canine ambassador, Monty's 4th birthday. The evening includes games, giveaways and special amenities...

Deer Valley Music Festival: Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings

Deer Valley Music Festival: Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings

2014.07.30

In 2013, British conductor Matthew Halls succeeded Helmuth Rilling as Artistic Director of the Oregon Bach Festival. Matthew Halls has...

Main Street Food Tour Thursday

Main Street Food Tour Thursday

2014.06.26 to 2014.10.09

Foodies unite! Park City Food Tours offers a Thursday tour to delight ones senses and fulfil your inner foodie. Featuring upscale casual to some...

Discover Park City Race

Discover Park City Race

2014.07.04 to 2014.09.05

Discover Park City is part race and part scavenger hunt! Team up with friends and family to explore and sightsee all that Park City has to...

Stand-Up Comedy

Stand-Up Comedy

2014.08.01 to 2014.08.02

Stand-Up Comedy with Headliners Dave Goldstein & Maria Shehata.  Cool off after Park City Arts Fest with a chilled beverage and some feisty...

Sundance Institute Summer Film Series: Twenty Feet from Stardom

Sundance Institute Summer Film Series: Twenty Feet from Stardom

2014.08.01

The annual Sundance Institute Summer Series is back and our 2014 line up has something for everyone. Grab a blanket, pack a picnic, and bring...

Park City Arts Festival

Park City Arts Festival

2014.08.01 to 2014.08.03

The annual Kimball Arts Festival will feature art exhibits along Main Street. The exhibition takes place at 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m....

Free Yoga in the Park

Free Yoga in the Park

2014.08.02

In this FREE all-levels class we will create strength, openness, and peace that you can take off your mat and into your daily life. We will fire...

Saturday Nature Walks

Saturday Nature Walks

2014.06.07 to 2014.08.30

During the tour, you'll learn about wetland science, native plant and animal species, the history of the Swaner Preserve.  These tours...

Park Silly Sunday Market

Park Silly Sunday Market

2014.06.08 to 2014.09.21

The Park Silly Sunday Market is an eco-friendly, open-air market, street festival and community forum.  Located on Park...

Muscle Shoals with Lisa Fischer

Muscle Shoals with Lisa Fischer

2014.08.03

Named for the little Alabama town that drew some of rock and R&B’s biggest names (The Beatles, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Dylan, the...

PCMR’s Free Outdoor Movie Series

PCMR’s Free Outdoor Movie Series

2014.07.28 to 2014.08.18

Park City Mountain Resort’s free outdoor movie series – Monday Night Movies on the Mountain – returns for its second year on...

Tuesday Park City Food Tour

Tuesday Park City Food Tour

2014.06.24 to 2014.10.14

Join the Tuesday evening Park City Food Tour as we make our way down Main Street enjoing the history and culture of Park City by our local...

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Hops on the Hill

2014.07.08 to 2014.08.19

Join us on Tuesday evenings this July & August, for a Utah craft beer & food tasting on the Flagstaff Deck. Guests must be 21+ to attend...

Free Slow Flow Yoga

Free Slow Flow Yoga

2014.07.07 to 2014.09.30

Lisa Needham, owner of Park City Yoga Studio, Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist and winner of BEST OF PARK CITY for Yoga Instructor, 2013 will be...

19th Hole Gala & Silent Auction

19th Hole Gala & Silent Auction

2014.08.07

Fulfill your bucket list at our Silent Auction presented by Playing for Life Foundation. Hors d'oeuvres, buffet and cocktails.

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

2014.08.08 to 2014.08.09

In this modernized version of Twelfth Night, YouTheatre re-situates the comedic tale to the 1930’s and backs it with an Electro-Swing...

Back to School Basics

Back to School Basics

2014.08.08

Back for our third year! Join us this year as we take children shopping for new school clothes and provide them with the school supplies they...

Friends of Animals 5-K9 Fun Run

Friends of Animals 5-K9 Fun Run

2014.08.09

The 5-K9 is a family fun 5-K through the local neighborhood. This is one of the few races in Utah that you can run with your dog.  It is a...

15k Trail Run

15k Trail Run

2014.08.09

The Park City Trail Series, celebrating its fifth anniversary, announced new dates and opened registration for the 2014 trail running...

Hops Hunter Hikes

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2014.07.13 to 2014.08.24

About the Event: The Summit Land Conservancy is teaming up with Wasatch Brew Pub this summer and fall to hunt out local hops in the Park...

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2014.08.13 to 2014.08.16

Explore the Preserve and learn to geocache using our Garmin GPS units.  Our courses are on the Preserve and generally take one to two hours...

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2014.08.13

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2014.08.14 to 2014.08.15

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Sundance Institute Summer Film Series: Big Night

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