PHOTO OF THE WEEK
The Leaf Dancer statue in Coalville is dressed as a Pioneer Woman this week as the first of ten costumes to be displayed over the next ten weeks. Jane Street (a pseudonym for a North Summit High School student) dressed up the statue to represent the pioneer ancestors who came across the plains to settle Coalville and the Utah Valley. This is all part of the Artscape public art program. For more info, click here.
PARK CITY FEATURED ON PBS TELEVISION TRAVEL SHOW
The Park City area is currently being featured on a PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) television travel show called "Getting Away Together". It is season #2 for the show, and the first 25+ minute episode of the new season takes place right here in our scenic mountain community. This episode features three couples from Arizona who, looking for an escape from the 116 degree heat of Phoenix, come to the cool summer destination of Park City. To watch and enjoy the Park City episode of Getting Away Together online, click here.
UTAH POSTS INCREASE IN SKIER DAYS
The Utah ski and snowboard industry closed the 2012-13 winter season Memorial Day weekend with a total of 4,031,621 million skier day visits, up over 5 percent from the previous season’s 3,826,130. The 5.4 percent increase marks a great success for the industry, ending above four million for the sixth time in the last eight years, and a significant increase after the lackluster 2011-12 season, which was down 9.4 percent from the 2010-11 season. Early season storms helped meet the pent-up demand for snow sport enthusiasts and started the season out strong. Although the season snowfall was below average, the total snowfall exceeded the previous seasons low totals, and in-conjunction with resort snowmaking, provided excellent conditions throughout the season. For a complete history of Utah’s skier days, click here.
CHAMBER/BUREAU LAUNCHES 2013 GREAT GETAWAY PROMOTION
The Park City Chamber/Bureau's Great Getaway is an online contest promotion that will be running throughout the summer of 2013. It enables visitors to win one of fifteen trips to Park City. To enter, all participants have to do is select their top three activities and enter to win one of 15 trips to be given away each week all summer long. The promotion provides 22 fun things to do in Park City through an interactive interface, which highlights how many amazing activities Park City has in the summer. After entering, each entrant will receive a customized email campaign with more information about the activities they've chosen. For more information about the 2013 Great Getaway promotion, click here.
PARK SILLY SUNDAY MARKET OPENS JUNE 9TH
Sunday June 9th is opening weekend for the Park Silly Sunday Market. The Park Silly Market is an ecofriendly open air market that is held on Historic Main Street in Park City. It is free to the public and happens almost every Sunday through September 22nd and runs from 10AM until 5PM. Each Sunday promises to hold fun activities, great music and a general theme! Click here for more info.
SUMMER AT CANYONS RESORT BEGINS JUNE 13TH
Canyons Resort opens their summer season up on June 13th with a multitude of memorable adventures. Enjoy your choice of indoor/outdoor dining, Red Pine Gondola rides, the 18-hole mountain themed putting course, shopping and equipment rentals at Canyon Mountain Sports and lounging on Ski Beach. After a 10-minute ride with Park City’s best views on the Gondola, the Red Pine Lodge mid-mountain adventure center debuts more trails in Canyons Bike Park like Cliffhanger and Split Decision, an expanded network of hiking and biking trails; boating, picnics and fishing at Canyons alpine lake; Zip Tour and an 18-hole, par-54 Disc Golf course. For more info, click here.
SNOWBASIN RESORT REOPENS JUNE 15TH
Starting June 15th Snowbasin will be open for operations on Saturdays & Sundays throughout the summer. Come up and enjoy scenic Gondola Rides to Needles Lodge, mountain bike & hike on any of the 26 miles of trails, go one of their free guided tours, or just come up for the 9-hole Frisbee Golf course. New this year, Snowbasin will be hosting the Brew, Blues, & BBQ music series every Sunday starting June 16th. The Blues, Brews, & BBQ series will feature both nationally touring artists as well as regionally touring acts as headliners while local musical artists will open the afternoon with a set of their own. Besides the great free music, there will be hearty and delicious BBQ inspired entrees complemented by local Utah Craft Beers. For more details, click here.
SNOWBIRD SUMMER SEASON STARTS JUNE 8TH
All the summer fun at Snowbird kicks off in June. Summer activities, like the Alpine Slide and the Climbing Wall, open Saturday, June 8. Plus, free outdoor movies on the Plaza Deck on Fridays and free concerts on Saturdays. Snowbird's Mountain Sports Camp is a great way to get the kids excited about the outdoors. The camp will be held July 8-12 for kids 10-15 years-old and will include adventures in mountain biking, swimming, trail running, hiking, climbing and more. For details, click here.
VAIL RESORTS LEASES CANYONS RESORT
Vail Resorts came to an agreement with Talisker to lease Canyons Resort. In a prepared statement, Vail Resorts said it "has assumed all of the resort operations of Canyons . . . " as part of the lease. The statement said Talisker will retain the development rights at the resort and indicates that the agreement includes the possibility of the Vail Resorts lease including the acreage at Park City Mountain Resort that is under the ownership of a Talisker-controlled firm. PCMR and the Talisker firm are engaged in a lawsuit centered on the PCMR lease of the land. "We look forward to the litigation being resolved and hope that Vail Resorts can play a constructive role in helping to arrive at a solution that offers the best outcome for guests of both resorts," Katz said. Click here to view an indepth article in the Park Record.
‘SAVOR THE SUMMIT’ TO FEATURE 30 RESTAURANTS
The Park City Area Restaurant Association’s annual outdoor dinner party is serving up a triple-scoop of rock-and-roll next month. Savor the Summit, taking place June 22 on Main Street, will feature performances by the Motherlode Canyon Band, Muddpuddle and James McMurtry, plus the return of the acclaimed “spirit garden,” serving a wide selection of Constellation wines, Wasatch and Squatters beers and Tito’s Vodka. Throughout the evening, hundreds of residents and visitors will sit together at the summit’s “Grande Table,” which will run down the center of Historic Main Street and the heart of Park City’s renowned restaurant district. Close to 30 restaurants will offer their choices of dinner and drinks, with menu prices ranging from $40 to $150 per person. No ticket is necessary, but patrons do need to contact a specific restaurant of their choice to make reservations at the Grande Table. For a full list of participating establishments, visit www.savorthesummit.com.
OUTSIDE MAGAZINE RECOGNIZES PARK CITY
Park City has been named a top ten finalist in Outside Magazine's "Best Towns Ever" competition. The winner will be decided via Facebook voting where participants can vote daily for their favorite town through June 10. The top ten finalists are featured on Outside Magazine's Facebook page where the public can vote daily for their favorite town. To cast a vote, click here. The winning town will be featured in the September issue of Outside Magazine.
NEW ART GALLERY OPENS ON MAIN ST.
This Memorial Day weekend, Old Towne Gallery will have on display 8 New Modern master works by Picasso, Miro, and Chagall. Furthermore, owner Colby Larsen is happy to announce the opening of a second gallery. The gallery is named Park City Fine Art, and located directly across the street from Old Towne Gallery at 577 Main Street. Click here to view the new gallery's website.
SILLY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The Park Silly Sunday Market is looking for volunteers for the 2013 season. PSSM relies on volunteers to provide an amazingly silly experience to guests of the Market. In exchange for your time, you will receive meal vouchers and prizes (the prizes go up in value the more often you volunteer). Anyone who volunteers for 10 or more Sundays will be eligible for an industry pass to the Canyons Resort (discounted price of $599 -- not transferable). Click here to apply.
THE PRESERVE REVIEWS ACCESS TO BIKERS
For ten years The Preserve was only one of five communities accessed by Bitner Ranch Road that welcomed road bikers to utilize its private roads. Growing concerns of safety due to an increase in home construction in all three phases of The Preserve has resulted in the decision to close the gates at the Bitner Ranch Road access. However, the public outcry against this decision has resulted in at least a temporary lifting of the ban while workable solutions are considered.
HISTORIC PARK CITY ALLIANCE PRESENTS LOCALS’ THURSDAYS
Historic Park City businesses will once again show locals some love on Thursdays during the shoulder season. Take advantage of great deals at participating restaurants and shops, and enjoy free parking all day on Main Street on Thursdays from May 2 to June 21. Click here for more details.
4TH OF JULY PARADE AND CELEBRATION
The Park City 4th of July Parade and Celebration features a big parade on Historic Main Street, and a full day of activities including a 5k run, pancake breakfast, parade, lunch at City Park, live music, rugby games, and beer gardens, followed by fireworks at dusk. These annual festivities are brought to you by the Park City Ambassadors, a non-profit volunteer arm of the Park City Chamber Bureau. Volunteers are needed so if you would like to help out your community in this annual tradtiion, contact Kandi Kutkas at email@example.com or (801) 472-2675; or Joel Fine at joel@FineProperty.com or 435-901-2171.
BIKE FRAME BUILDER OPENS IN OLD TOWN
Branching from a humble beginning within a home studio and repair shop, Lucid Cycles is now officially establishing their stake in the Park City bicycle community by opening a studio and retail gallery located on the corner of Main Street and 7th. Specialized in hand built custom bicycle frames, Lucid Cycles also features a full service bicycle repair shop and boutique in the heart of Park City. Click here for more info.
RIVERHORSE AWARDED FOUR-STAR RATING
For the 15th straight year, Riverhorse On Main received a Four-Star Rating among Forbes Travel Guide's 2013 Star Award winners. This will add to a long list of honors as Riverhorse has been a recipient of the prestigious DiRōNA Award since 1995 and also a time-honored AAA Four Diamond award-winner. "As a chef, this is an honor that I and my entire team aspire to, and a testament to the special work we do here each and every day," said Seth Adams, executive chef and co-owner of Riverhorse On Main.
WASATCH ACADEMY OF WINE CLASSES
Wasatch Academy of Wine is pleased to announce its first-ever wine classes scheduled to take place in the Park City area, beginning May 7th. A ten-week course in French wines, endorsed by the French Wine Society and Wines of France, will be taught. Rhea Cook, one of Utah’s two French Wine Scholar certified instructors, will be teaching this 10-week course at Park
City’s Elume Distinctive Lighting in Quarry Village. Each week a separate wine region of France will be presented and discussed, along with a premium wine tasting of 5-6 wines from the area. Cheeses and breads will also be featured. The cost will be $49.00 per class or $950.00 for the entire course. For more information, or to register for classes, please call 801-243-1365 or visit frenchwinesociety.org.
GOLF INSTRUCTION ON BONANZA DRIVE
GolfTEC Utah opened its doors at a new location at 1890 Bonanza Drive in Park City. GolfTEC has many locations nationwide and their mission is to provide a unique approach to golf improvement. In fact, they teach over 25% of all the private golf lessons given in the U.S. annually. For more than 15 years, GolfTEC has been helping golfers of all skill levels play better and enjoy the game more. For more info, click here.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OPENS RESTORE IN PARK CITY
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is open in Park City! ReStore, a home improvement thrift store, provides materials re-use and up-cycling for a wide variety of home furnishings, accessories and building materials. Revenues from the sales of gently used donated items directly support Habitat for Humanity affordable housing programs in Summit and Wasatch Counties. ReStore is located at 6280 Silver Creek Road, at the Rocky Mountain Power Service Center, just east of Home Depot. The hours are Wednesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please call 435-487-9015 to coordinate donations. Please visit their website to sign up to volunteer, www.Habitat-Utah.org. Click on the big yellow Volunteer button to sign up to volunteer!
PARK CITY MAGAZINE NOMINATED FOR MAGGIE
The Western Publishers Association meets once a year to judge and award MAGGIE's to the regions best publications. This year they nominated Park City Magazine as the "Best Visitor's Guide" and Salt Lake/Park City Bride & Groom as the "Best Semi-Annual Consumer Magazine". Winners will be announced April 26th at a special ceremony during the WPA Publishing Conference at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Los Angeles. Wish us luck!
WINE CLASSIC SEMINARS ON SALE
Seminar tickets are now on sale for the 9th Annual Park City Food & Wine Classic, taking place July 10-14th. Through the rest of March, get 10% off Classic Seminars with the promo code WINEMADNESS. New this year are two seminars tailored to creative wine drinkers. SUP & Suds takes you to the water! Stand up paddle boarding is PCFWC’s first water-based seminar. Corks & Canvas will be held at The Paint Mixer, Park City's Premier Paint & Wine Studio, where you will follow guided instruction to paint a beautiful vineyard landscape. Click here to find out who the instructors are and for full descriptions of all the other seminars and events.
PC MEDICAL CENTER RANKED IN TOP 1%
Park City Medical opened its doors in September 2009 and in that short time the hospital has earned a number of awards for quality, clinical excellence and patient satisfaction. The latest praise for the hospital comes from the federal government, in a recently published report citing Park City Medical Center as one of the top 50 hospitals in the country, out of approximately 5,000 accredited hospitals. Park City Medical Center ranked number 42 overall for hospitals with the highest percentage of patients who rated their hospital a nine or ten on a 0-to-10 scale. Congratulations!
PARK CITY MTN. RESORT IS COLLECTING STORIES
Park City Mountain Resort will celebrate its 50th anniversary next winter, and will be sharing guests' stories as part of the celebration. The resort is making an open call for guests to submit stories. Those selected will be developed into videos to be featured on its YouTube channel. The resort will showcase stories from each decade of its operation, beginning in the 1960's as Treasure Mountain up through the 2000's - so whether you were on the mountain for its first day in 1963 or more recently, Park City Mountain Resort wants to hear what you've discovered. Click here to submit stories. Pictures and video are encouraged but not required.
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