48th Annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival

August 4 – 6

Park City’s Kimball Arts Festival has been taking place for 48 years. With a run like that they must be doing something right. The Arts Festival features all mediums of art and serves as the largest fundraiser for the Kimball Arts Center enabling the center to offer exhibits and exhibitions free to the public year-round.

In case you are still looking for something to do, Park City’s Egyptian Theatre programs every weekend of the year, and of course Park City’s bars and restaurants deliver an experience event worthy regularly. The Park City Gallery Association hosts monthly Gallery Strolls, and we happen to know a place or two to find your summer event wardrobe while we’re at it. Yes, Historic Park City really is the ‘Main Attraction.’

http://parkcitykimballartsfestival.org

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Writing Credit to historicparkcityutah.

Park City 4th of July Parade and more

Park City’s 4th of July festivities are 2nd to none, and of course, the heart of the event takes place on Main Street with the annual 4th of July parade. You never know what you are going to see. Last year, one of Park City’s City Council members held her wedding during the parade! After the parade, we invite you to stop into any number of restaurants to cool down and grab some lunch before powering through the day. You might also shop a bit as many shops have holiday specials on the 4th of July.

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Photo Credit: Elena Wilcox

Park City Savor the Summit outdoor party

Saturday, June 17  6 p.m.

Many consider Savor the Summit as the kick-off to summer in Park City. It is without a doubt Park City’s largest outdoor dinner party. Participating restaurants plan unique menus and line the street with tables and decor. Even if you choose not to dine on the street, we highly recommend visiting Main Street on the evening of Savor the Summit. Personally, I love seeing how each restaurant sets up their on-street experience, many restaurants include live entertainment, and there is a not-to-be-missed cocktail garden on Heber Avenue.

http://www.parkcityrestaurants.com/savor-the-summit

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Photo Credit: Savor the Summit Park City

Park City Historic Main Street Events Not to Miss this Summer

Park City has vibrant Summer Events Galore that should be on your must to do list if you are visiting or thinking of visiting.

 

Park Silly Sunday Market

Sundays, June 4 – September 17 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

For more than a decade, the Park Silly Sunday Market has transformed lower Main Street almost every Sunday throughout the summer. This summer is no different as the Silly Market adds to the fun and attractions of Park City’s Main Street. Are you wondering what exactly a Silly Market is? According to parksillysundaymarket.com, it is a treasure box that features unique and eclectic-local and regional arts and crafts, music and performance art, antiques, imports and one-of-a-kind finds, delicious gourmet foods, and farmers market fruits and vegetables. It is as unique as our town.

*There will be no Park Silly Sunday Market Sunday, August 6 or August 13.

http://www.parksillysundaymarket.com/

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Photo Credit: Silly Sunday Market

Most Spectacular Runs in Deer Valley

Homeward Bound

On top of Deer Valley Resort’s Bald Mountain starts Homeward Bound Run which can be accessed by Sterling Express, Wasatch Express, or Sultan Express lifts. It is a green run, but you won’t be disappointed by soul searching unsurpassed views of of Mt. Timpanogos, Heber Valley, Guardsman Pass, Clayton Peak in Big Cottonwood Canyon, and Empire Mountain at Deer Valley Resort. You can rest and dine at Silver Lake Lodge and warm up there too, while sitting in white lounge chairs just outside the lodge.

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View from Bald Mountain to Silver Lake Lodge. Photo Credit: Elena Wilcox.

Supreme

On top of Empire Mountain, the highest peak in Deer Valley at 9570 feet high, Supreme Run can be accessed by Empire Express Lift. The name comes for a reason – forever views are jaw dropping. It engulfs Deer Valley Resort’s Silver Lake area, Empire Canyon, Montage Deer Valley, the Uinta Mountain Range, parts of the town of Park City, some of Park City Mountain Resort, and, in the other direction, some of the peaks atop Guardsman Pass (10,420 Peak included). It is a double blue run and can be enjoyed by intermediate skier at least. You can compete with the skiers from McConkey’s Lift in Park City too. Rest, have a fine glass of wine to celebrate at Empire Lodge or Montage Deer Valley.

Views from Empire Mountain. Photo Credit: Elena Wilcox

Views from Empire Mountain. Photo Credit: Elena Wilcox

Jordanelle

Deer Valley Resort’s Jordanelle ski run is not centrally located, but you explore this area because the views are unbelievable. This run offers expansive views of the Jordanelle Reservoir, and the Uinta Mountain Range as skiers meander along the trail past beautiful ski-in/ski-out Deer Crest homes. But wait the views don’t end there! Take in the beauty as you enjoy a sheltered ride back to the top of Little Baldy Peak aboard the Jordanelle Express Gondola. To get to Jordanelle ski run, you’ll first have to ride up Mountaineer Express. The runs are blues and double blues. Rest, dine and schedule ski lessons at Snow Park Lodge.

View of Jordanelle. Photo Credit: Deer Valley Resort.

View of Jordanelle. Photo Credit: Deer Valley Resort.

High West Distillery sold

Park City High West Distillery acquired for 160 mln. by ​VICTOR, New York, Constellation Brands Inc, a leading beverage alcohol company.

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Photo Credit: Elena Wilcox

David Perkins, who founded the distillery in 2004, said the property High West owns at 703 Park Ave., where it operates a saloon and distillery, is included in the agreement, as is The Nelson Cottage by High West, a restaurant at 651 Park Ave. Constellation Brands will also take over the lease to High West’s 30,000-square-foot distillery and tasting room in Wanship. “High West’s whiskeys are high-end, distinctive and delicious – perfect for today’s knowledgeable consumer who enjoys artfully crafted whiskeys,” said Bill Newlands, president, wine and spirits division, Constellation Brands Inc. “With the addition of High West, Constellation Brands bolsters its position in the dynamic and growing craft spirits category. We look forward to welcoming this creative and talented team to Constellation Brands as we work together to drive growth for High West and build our premium spirits portfolio with brands that consumers love.”

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David Perkins said there are no plans to make any changes, either at the Saloon on Park Avenue or at the Wanship distillery, that would affect the customer experience. High West’s 200 employees will remain with the company. Founder will continue to serve as a brand ambassador and High West Chief Executive John Esposito will continue to run the business.

Come in to High West Saloon and experience cozy ambience, excellent service and delicious food.

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Robbie and Brian best servers. Photo Credit: Elena Wilcox

Canada’s Whistler Blackcomb sold to Vail Resort.

Canada’s Whistler Blackcomb sold to Vail Resort.

One of Canada’s most popular and internationally renowned ski destinations Whistler Blackcomb was sold to Vail Resort with the architects of the nearly C$1.4-billion deal citing financing for expansion and a push to attract more international visitors as benefits of the sale.

The owner of Whistler Blackcomb ski resort, saying Monday the transaction would give the British Columbia tourism hub access to both the money and the markets it needs to grow its status as one of the world’s leading, year-round ski havens.

Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz in a press release noted: “Whistler Blackcomb is one of the most iconic mountain resorts in the world and we are tremendously excited to welcome the resort and the talented team who work there to the Vail Resorts family.”

Located about 75miles north of Vancouver, Whistler Blackcomb is both the largest and the most popular ski destination in North America, with more than two million people visiting last year. It gained further renown on the world stage six years ago when it helped host the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

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Stowe, Vermont is now Epic!

Vail Resorts on February 21 announced that on February 17 it entered into an agreement with Mt. Mansfield Company, Inc to acquire Stowe Mountain Resort for a purchase price of $50 million. Stowe Mountain Resort  contains two separate mountains: Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak. Alpine skiing came to Vermont when the Civilian Conservation Corps cut the first trails on Mount Mansfield in 1933. The National Ski Patrol was based on the Mount Mansfield Ski Patrol, the oldest in the nation founded in 1934.

Vail Resorts is acquiring all of the assets related to the mountain operations of the resort, including base area skier services (food and beverage, retail and rental, lift ticket offices and ski and snowboard school facilities) at Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak.

“We’re thrilled to add Stowe Mountain Resort to our family of world-class mountain resorts. With the investments in both mountain infrastructure and base area facilities that AIG has made over the years, Stowe Mountain Resort has become the premier, high-end resort for East Coast skiers and snowboarders. We look forward to working with AIG to continue enhancing the guest experience and to ensure the resort’s long-term success,” said Rob Katz, chairman and chief executive officer of Vail Resorts.

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Sundance Film Festival – 2017

Get Tickets

There are three ways to see films: passes, ticket packages, and individual tickets. Explore the different options below, including special offers for youth, students, Utah locals and Sundance Institute members.

And don’t forget to read the fine print—we promise it’ll make your Festival experience easier and save you time by helping you understand the ins and outs of ticketing.

For more information please visit http://www.sundance.org/festivals/sundance-film-festival/get-tickets

PCMR, Canyons to combine as ‘Park City’

PARK CITY, Utah — Two ski resorts will combine for a new “Park City,” and with that comes a new logo, brand and trail map.Hundreds gathered Wednesday to get the first glimpse of the changes coming to what will soon be the nation’s largest single ski area.

“I couldn’t be more excited; it’s bringing in a whole bunch of amenities, a whole bunch of attention,” said Daimon Bushi, who is a Park City resident.

The combined Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons will be marketed as “Park City” to the rest of world. But the mountain will keep its legal name of Park City Mountain Resort, or PCMR. “It’s all about the future, and everyone is enthusiastic about where we’re going,” said Bill Rock, who is PCMR’s COO.

A new logo will also cover the mountain, keeping the font and infinity sign from the Canyons and bringing over the red from the original Park City logo. “The outpouring of support from the community really shows people are interested in what we’re doing and support where we’re going,” Rock said.

PCMR also unveiled the new trail map spanning 6.5 miles from one end to the other. Residents said it will be a big change for the area. “There’s certain things of course, I’ll be sad when there’s more traffic and there’s less trails in the summer but the community will thrive from it too,” said Stacy Wintzer, another Park City resident.

To combine the two resorts, PCMR is putting $50 million of improvements into the mountain–from lifts and trails to lodges and restaurants. A new gondola, called “Quicksilver,” will connect the base of the existing Silverlode Lift at Park City to the Flatiron Lift at Canyons. Quicksilver will be a high-speed, two-way gondola system capable of carrying eight people in each gondola.

A new restaurant called “Miners Camp” will open at the base of the Silverlode Lift and will accommodate 500 diners.

Visit parkcitymountain.com for more information.