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HIGH OCTANE AT HIGH ALTITUDE
The Waldorf Astoria Park City “Waldorf Driving Experience” is an exclusive opportunity to drive a selection of exotic cars—from Ferrari's 458 Italia and McLaren Mp4-12C to the Porsche GT3—through the stunning Wasatch Mountains surrounding Park City.  Participants are invited to round out the experience at Powder with après-driving, race-inspired cocktails. The “Waldorf Driving Experience” may be booked without a room accommodation for an exclusive rate of $999. July 17-19.


PARK CITY’S SUMMER COCKTAIL CONTEST
During the month of July, taste and then vote online for your favorite libations. 16 bars and restaurants have signed up to compete this year. The winning cocktail and its creator will win $200 and will be featured in a marketing campaign  leading into PCARA’s popular Fall “Dine About” event. Cast ballots online at parkcityrestaurants.com.


WINEMAKER'S DINNER AT SNOWBASIN RESORT
Winemaker’s Dinner with St. Michelle Wine Estates at Snowbasin Resort is on July 8th and will give guests the opportunity to taste and explore wine with a paired 5 course meal. Many of the wines are special order and unavailable in state. Brenda Lobbato, a representative from...more.


CANYONS RESORT'S NEW MENUS AT RED TAIL GRILL
Canyons Resort has re-conceptualized the menus for Red Tail Grill with a new tap house-style menu. Located mountainside at the Grand Summit Hotel overlooking the famed Ski Beach in the Resort Village, the rustic setting is complemented by well-crafted, yet simple, pub-style food with bold flavors. “Through market analysis and speaking with our guests, we focused on creating a new dining concept with innovative pub-style cuisine and expanded menus,” said Christopher Moore...more.


PROJECT BIG AIR NEEDS A TOUCH OF OXYGEN
The new Spence Eccles Olympic Freestyle Pool at the Utah Olympic Park is set to open June 27th. Project BIG AIR continues as it nears completion. The brand new facility with...more.


THE ST. REGIS DEER VALLEY INTRODUCES FITNESS RETREATS
This summer, The St. Regis Deer Valley in Park City, Utah is hosting a series of exclusive Alpine Yoga Fitness Retreats with celebrated V Art of Wellness creators Tracie and Christopher Vlaun. The husband-wife team’s unique lifestyle...more.


PCARA AWARDS $1,000 TO PCHS SENIOR
She’s a cut above the rest. Park City High School senior and cooking enthusiast Elizabeth Story won the Park City Area Restaurant Association’s annual scholarship competition, taking home a $1,000 scholarship. Elizabeth knows her way around a cutting board. An avid fan of the Food Network competitive-cooking shows Chopped and Iron Chef, she’s a three-year member of her school’s Pro Start National Restaurant Association team and was voted its captain this year. Her special dish...more.


SUNDANCE OFFERS FREE OUTDOOR FILM SCREENINGS
Grab a blanket, pack a picnic and bring your friends to enjoy free screenings of Sundance Film Festival favorites under the stars in Salt Lake City and Park City this summer. Sundance Institute announced six of the seven films that will be featured at the 2015 Sundance Institute Summer Film Series. In a cult classic comedy faceoff, the Utah community can vote...more.


PARK CITY RANKED AMONG TOP 100 TOWNS
Livability.com has just released the inaugural Top 100 Best Small Towns list, an expanded edition of the annual Top 10 Small Towns index. These cities and towns allow for the tight-knit communities key to small-town living coupled with...more.


SUNDANCE OPENS UP HIGHEST ZIPLINE IN U.S.A.
As of May 29, 2015, you can experience Sundance Mountain Resort and the breathtaking views of Mount Timpanogos from the sky. The Sundance ZipTour is an exciting and scenic zip tours, boasting over 2,100 feet of vertical drop — the most of any zip line tour in the United States. Guests can ride...more.


SOLITUDE RESORT READIES FOR SUMMER
Solitude Mountain Resort has transitioned its mountain offering from winter to summer, with a host of recreational activities available to guests seeking an alpine getaway. Summer vacationers are welcomed with lift-served mountain biking and mountain scooters, hiking, scenic chairlift rides, disc golf and mountainside dining. “Summers at Solitude Mountain Resort offer guests a beautiful setting to...more.


SKI RESORTS COMPETE FOR WORLD'S BEST
Beginning June 5, the competition for the third annual World Ski Awards commences. The World Ski Awards serves to celebrate and reward excellence in ski tourism and focuses on the leading 20 nations who are shaping the future of the ski industry. Launched in 2013, World Ski Awards was developed in reaction to overwhelming demand from the ski industry for...more.


SNOWBASIN OFFERS NEW SUMMER ACTIVITIES
Snowbasin Resort will be opening on Saturday, June 13th, with new family oriented additions to their already popular summer activities. Snowbasin Resort will be open for summer operations Saturdays and Sundays 10:00am – 6:00pm from June 13th- October 4th. Enjoy scenic Gondola Rides to Needles Lodge, mountain bike and hike on 26 miles of trails, play...more.


SEASON PASS DEALS AT UTAH SKI RESORTS
Snow Travelista Erika Wiggins, a blogger at Ski Utah, has compiled a list of special deals available at Utah's ski and snowboarding resorts.  She says that spring and summer are a great time to score discounts on next season’s passes and that she will be checking deals regularly and will update her page about once a month with new bargains...more.


HANDLE RESTAURANT WINS AWARD
The Utah Restaurant Association (URA) held it’s annual awards meeting where restaurateurs from throughout the state gathered to honor and celebrate the accomplishments of the industry. The URA was formed to represent the restaurant industry in the state of Utah, and also offers the culinary program ProStart®, a school to career program implemented in 62 high schools throughout the state. The 2015 “Best New Concept” winners included  Handle in Park City, for the category of Fine Dining.  Executive chef Briar Handley encouraged any ProStart student in the audience to come work side by side with him in his kitchen.


UTAH RACKS UP MULTIPLE USSA AWARDS
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) recognized accomplished athletes and leaders at the annual Chairman’s Awards Dinner during the USSA Congress.  Utah athletes racked up more awards than any other state. Click here to see which locals were honored this year.


DEER VALLEY APPOINTS NEW FOOD & BEVERAGE DIRECTOR
Deer Valley Resort announced the promotion of Jodie Rogers to director of food and beverage effective. Julie Wilson, Deer Valley’s former director of food and beverage for over 30 years, will be retiring from the director position and transitioning to consulting for special food and beverage projects for Deer Valley Resorts, including Solitude Mountain Resort. Most recently, Rogers served as the executive chef of Snow Park and Empire Canyon Lodges, where she handled operations for...more.


WHOLE FOODS NEW FLAGSHIP STORE IN P.C.
Whole Foods Market announced plans to open a flagship mountain store in Park City, Utah, in early 2017. The store is a new build located on Landmark Drive near Kimball Junction. It will replace an existing location half a mile to the south and will provide customers with significantly more product offerings, including an expanded prepared foods department with extensive chef-prepared fast casual offerings...more.


SUNDANCE GENERATES $83.4 MILLION FOR UTAH
Sundance Institute announced that its 2015 Sundance Film Festival, which took place in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah in January, generated an overall economic impact of $83.4 million for the State of Utah, according to the independent annual economic and demographic study conducted by the University of Utah’s...more.


DEER VALLEY ANNOUNCES SUMMER CONCERT SCHEDULE
Tickets are on sale now for Deer Valley Resort's renowned annual summer concert series. The resort's lineup of celebrated singers, songwriters and musicians feature musical stylings from all genres set to entertain visitors and guests in the idyllic Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater mountainside setting. The 2015 summer concert series consists of...more.


NAC TO HOST THE NO BARRIERS SUMMIT
The National Ability Center is the local non-profit partner and host for the 2015 No Barriers Summit, July 9-12 at the Canyons Resort. The four-day, biennial event brings together scientists, inventors, academics, practitioners and end users to challenge the conception of what is possible. This...more.


NEW DIRECTOR OF FOOD & BEVERAGE FOR SOLITUDE
Deer Valley has appointed Andrew Fletcher as Solitude Mountain Resort’s new director of food and beverage. Fletcher joined Deer Valley Resort in 1998 as an assistant sous chef at the Silver Lake Lodge and was most recently the Empire Canyon Lodge Chef overseeing all food and beverage operations in the lodge, including the popular Fireside Dining...more.



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July 3rd Celebration at Canyons Resort

2015.07.03

This year, Park City and Canyons will join together to present a 4th of July weekend of activities. Friday, July 3rd, kicks off the...

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2015.07.03

Let the good times roll. Crescent City-seasoned performers – all of whom contributed to the rich score ofHBO’s hit...

33rd Annual July 4th Doubles Volleyball Tournament

33rd Annual July 4th Doubles Volleyball Tournament

2015.07.03 to 2015.07.04

The Utah Outdoor Volleyball Association will host its first of two Park City tournaments at both City Park and Treasure Mountain Middle School on...

Annual Oakley July 4th Celebration & Rodeo

Annual Oakley July 4th Celebration & Rodeo

2015.07.01 to 2015.07.04

80th Annual Oakley Rodeo and 4th of July Celebration. Festivities include PRCA Rodeo, horse show, BBQ, fireworks, and much more

Deer Valley Music Festival: Patriotic Pops with Bravo Broadway

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2015.07.04

Pack a picnic and join us for a patriotic celebration featuring Broadway stars Gary Mauer and Elizabeth Southard performing all your red, white,...

Park City’s Traditional Independence Day Celebration

Park City’s Traditional Independence Day Celebration

2015.07.04

A full day of activities, including free live entertainment and games for children at City Park. Fireworks show at dusk.

Wetland Pond Walk

Wetland Pond Walk

2015.07.07

Come take a short wetland walk out to the frog ponds where the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is reintroducing the Columbia Spotted...

Park City Farmer's Market

Park City Farmer's Market

2015.06.03 to 2015.10.14

Offers a wide variety of fresh local produce, fish, grass-fed beef, local cheeses, baked goods, and gifts. Rain or shine.

“Live Like a Local” Art Event

“Live Like a Local” Art Event

2015.07.08

A special artist event at 6 p.m. at JGO Gallery featuring talent, art, and appetizers.

10th Annual Park City Food and Wine Classic

10th Annual Park City Food and Wine Classic

2015.07.08 to 2015.07.12

An event bringing together master winemakers and culinary greats to play, wine, and dine.

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Sundance Institute Summer Series film screening: Racing Extinction

2015.07.10

At City Park. Show starts at dusk. Free admission. Bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy an outdoor movie.

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2015.07.11

Join Basin Recreation as we guide you through the vast Snyderville Basin & Park City trail system.  All hikes will last...

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2015.07.11

Basin Recreation is holding open field time for those in the Adaptive (physical, mental or other limitation) populations and their siblings. ...

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2015.07.18

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2015.07.18

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2015.07.23

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