The Deer Valley Difference extends to the DV Celebrity Skifest.
Deer Valley Resort opened with a snow storm on Saturday, sending TV stars and Olympians down the Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest slalom course in blizzard-like conditions. A blue-bird day followed on Sunday with more Skifest events and newly opened terrain. Four of the resort’s six mountains, 14 chairlifts and 19 ski runs are now open, along with all on-hill restaurants and the Silver Lake ski beach. Cold temperatures have allowed for ongoing snowmaking, and more snow is predicted on Friday.
Although celebrities and camera crews have left Deer Valley’s slopes, lively events remain throughout December, including live music at the Snow Park EBS Lounge, an appearance by Santa Claus and the annual Torchlight Parade. January brings even more excitement with Olympic Trials action as the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup returns.
Need tips on planning your Deer Valley ski vacation? Call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not sure where to stay? Here are a few of our favorite lodging options available over Christmas Day:
King’s Estate | 5 Northside Home| Ski Nirvana | Silver Strike Lodge
Sundance Institute has announced the U.S. and World Competition films for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, taking place in Park City from Jan. 16 to 26, 2014. The Institute received more than 12,000 submissions, accepting 118 feature-length films representing 37 countries. Ninety-seven feature films are world premieres. In a nod to technologically bold and innovative film-making, Sundance also announced 11 films in the NEXT <=> category.
Celebrity appearances include Susan Sarandon, Kristen Stewart, Liv Tyler, Zoe Saldana and Philip Seymour Hoffman, to name a few. Read the full press release and list of films.
Camp X-Ray follows the unlikely friendship between a Guantanamo Bay prisoner and young prison guard.
Where to Stay
Stay in the heart of Park City to enjoy all that the Sundance Film Festival has to offer. Here are our top recommendations:
Silver Star at Park City – Stay within a mile of Main Street with easy access to multiple theater venues.
Empire Villa – Stay within walking distance of Main Street at this ultra-modern 4-bedroom villa.
Racer’s Roost – A mile-and-a-half from Main Street, this 5-bedroom home close to the complimentary bus route is a great value.
Laughing Ranch – Space, serenity and an easy traffic-free drive to town.
Gandhara – A stunning 6-bedroom home with gorgeous views, a stadium-seat theater, indoor bar and private hot tub.
* Stay during the second half of the Festival for fewer crowds and easier access to films.
* Take full advantage of the complimentary bus system; it really is the fastest way to get around.
* Be flexible and keep an open mind about the films you want to see. The waitlist is the surest way to see the greatest number of films at the Festival.
* Deer Valley accommodations are a hidden gem for greater value and less traffic than Park City lodging. The complimentary bus and additional shuttles make it an easy place to go car-free as well.
*If you’re a skier, don’t forget to take advantage of the empty slopes!
Need more Festival tips? Call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail email@example.com to start planning your Sundance Film Festival getaway.
With its cheerful mountain-town atmosphere and snow-covered slopes, it’s hard to think of a more magical place than Park City to spend Christmas Day. Here’s our guide to Park City’s best events, experiences and traditions:
When to Come:
The busiest time in most ski towns actually occurs just after Christmas, making the “Christmas season” — including the week of Christmas Day — a peaceful and less trafficked time to enjoy the slopes and holiday atmosphere. You’ll also enjoy greater value with lower rates and specials, such as a complimentary 5th night at the ski-in/ski-out community of Silver Star.
What to Do:
Park City is full of Christmas traditions, events and family activities. Here are some of our favorites:
Dec. 14 – Santa “flies” down Town Lift. Your kids will never doubt that Santa really is real when they see him flying into town on a brightly lit sleigh. Enjoy cookies and hot cocoa starting at 5:30 p.m. as you wait.
Dec. 20 - Park City Mountain Resort’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. Celebrate a half-century of skiing in Park City with a live outdoor concert and family-friendly activities.
Dec. 20-22 - Jackson Cash holiday show at the Egyptian Theater. Back by popular demand, the man so like Johnny Cash it may take a second look to realize he’s not the real “Man in Black” will return for a three-day family-friendly holiday performance.
Dec. 21-25 - Santa on the Slopes. Catch the big guy spreading cheer at Canyons Resort daily from Dec. 21 through Christmas Day.
Silver Strike Lodge
Where to Stay:
Here are some of our favorite accommodations for the holidays, from slope-side chalets to cozy homes within walking distance of Main Street:
Silver Strike Lodge – Full-service ski-in/ski-out condos in the stunning Empire Pass area of Deer Valley Resort
King’s Estate – A slope-side chalet with out-the-door access to a private, groomed ski run, this 6-bedroom home also features enough “extras” you may never want to leave, including a theater, fire pit, hot tub and sauna.
Racer’s Roost - An exceptional value for families with skiers and snowboarders, this 5-bedroom home is less than a mile from the base of Deer Valley Resort and Main Street.
Call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more recommendations on holiday lodging and activities!
Park City Mountain Resort celebrated its 50th opening day on Saturday with four runs, three chairlifts and hundreds of enthusiastic fans. The cold temps allowed for ample snowmaking, and skiers said conditions were surprisingly good.
“It was really smooth out there for opening day,” reported Resorts West employee Lincoln Hoffman, who kindly tested the snow with a few morning runs. “Soft snow on the edges, and beautiful groomers everywhere else. Park City’s 50th season may be its best yet.”
Enjoy two more weeks of summer pricing at luxury accommodations, and sneak in more skiing this winter! Call 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
Stay near Main Street and ski Park City Mountain Resort at half the holiday rate before Dec. 7.
After a flurry of snowmaking and a new November storm, Park City Mountain Resort is ready to open for its 50th season on Saturday. For many, the early season is a chance to regain their “ski legs” for the powder-filled days to come — and thanks to early-season pricing, locals aren’t the only ones who can take advantage of extra time on the mountain.
Make more turns this winter with an extra early-season Park City vacation.
Guests who sneak in a pre-Christmas getaway can also enjoy more luxurious accommodations and services than they might in peak times. A 2-bedroom condo at the newly constructed mid-mountain community of Silver Star, normally more than $900 per night, starts at just $325 before Dec. 7. And a 3-bedroom home near the shopping, dining and and entertainment on Main Street is available in early December at half the holiday rate. Find out how much you can save by calling a Park City expert at 1-877-773-1117 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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For all its light, fluffy snow, blue-bird days and perfectly groomed terrain, Park City draws more than a few travelers for a completely different world-class offering — the food.
The only thing better than Park City’s food? The snow-globe setting of its restaurants.
The Utah Office of Tourism boasts that Park City, Utah features more chefs per capita than Paris, France. A walk down Main Street certainly gives the sense that Park City takes its food seriously, with cuisine ranging from Southwestern to Middle Eastern. Main Street alone is home to four Italian eateries and an equal number of quality sushi restaurants. Park City restaurants recruit chefs from Las Vegas to New York, taking pride in menus that fuse local ingredients with authentic preparation. For foodies planning a getaway to Park City this winter, we recommend turning dining into an experience with these culinary gems:
Fireside Dining – European – Start your evening with a magical sleigh ride and end it with warm bread pudding in front of a fireplace. In between, you’ll enjoy traditional Swiss raclette, fire-roasted leg of lamb and brown sugar roasted acorn squash.
Chimayo – Southwestern - Chef Arturo Flores draws on his Mexican roots to create authentic dishes that have made Chimayo a favorite among visitors who wouldn’t dream of skipping this Main Street favorite. We recommend the elk, but only after you’ve tried the queso fundido to start.
High West Saloon & Restaurant – Eclectic - Even those who profess not to love whiskey will find themselves converted by the house-made spirits at this unique saloon. Try the whiskey-infused fondue with a flight of house specialties.
SILVER – Progressive American - Dine to a live DJ, then dance afterward in this modern restaurant’s roomy lounge. The only thing better than the atmosphere at this spacious Main Street restaurant is the food.
Private Chef - Create culinary memories in your home with a meal prepared by a private chef. Choose entrees of local Morgan Valley lamb or Utah trout, and eat around your dining room table. For dessert, put an alpine twist on the traditional s’more by roasting mallows around your slope-side fire pit. Where to find a home with a fire pit? We recommend our Reserve Collection.
To plan the perfect foodie vacation, call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail email@example.com. Browse our Main Street Collection for homes within walking distance of fine dining and family restaurants in downtown Park City.
Skiing has already begun in Utah!
After a fall that saw more snow than sunshine, Park City’s early winter has continued with even more snow storms to kick off November. Flakes began falling on Friday, and even more snow is expected this week, adding up to 6 inches of to the already-growing base at Park City’s ski resorts. Park City Mountain Resort will open on Nov. 23, giving skiers and snowboarders a full week on the slopes before the Thanksgiving holiday, and Canyons Resort will follow on Nov. 30. Skiers can take advantage of the conditions with early-season rates through Dec. 6.
Holiday cheer will continue throughout December with colorful Christmas light displays, outdoor ice skating, holiday shopping and a live visit from Santa Claus. Visit our calendar for more lively events during the holiday season.
Park City is less than 40 minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport with direct flights from Los Angeles and New York, making a long weekend the perfect way to test your “ski legs” before the season.
Please call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to start planning your first ski vacation of the season!
Between powder-perfect slopes, newly conquered ski runs, apres-ski s’mores and impromptu snow angels at your vacation home, Park City Christmas ski vacations have their own way of creating a family’s most memorable moments. Here are five more ways to make this season’s family ski trip your most unforgettable yet:
1. Have Christmas waiting for your family when you arrive. Take advantage of Resorts West’s Holiday Memories Package and let our concierge team act as your elves. We’ll shop, ship, wrap and display gifts for you, so you can walk into a magical display, straight from Santa’s workshop. We’ll even ship gifts back home to you after your stay.
2. Visit while Santa’s in town. If your children have never seen Santa “fly” into the Town Plaza on his sleigh, make sure to cross this “bucket list” experience off your list while the kids are young enough to enjoy it. Every winter, families gather on the Plaza with hot cocoa and other holiday treats for a magical, brightly lit evening that ends with a chance to sit on Santa’s lap. Santa will make his appearance on Friday, December 14. Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. Stay at Northstar Villa, and you can enjoy all that Main Street has to offer without having to drive!
3. Stay at your dream home. A fire pit on the heated deck for holiday s’mores? A projector screen theater? Private hot tub and sauna? Make this holiday special with a home your family won’t forget. We recommend King’s Estate.
4. Splurge on Christmas dinner. Let your private concierge arrange for a chef to create the perfect holiday meal at home. Enjoy rack of lamb, raclette, homemade desserts and seasonal vegetables — all in the comfort of your home away from home. We recommend Harmony Haus.
5. Ride in a one-horse open sleigh. When else can you bring carols to life in a winter wonderland? Take your family on a magical sleigh ride before enjoying dinner at Fireside Dining, a four-fireplace culinary experience at Deer Valley Resort. Try Swiss raclette, cured meets, stews, lamb and freshly baked breads before a grand finale of kuchen and warm puddings. For easy access, we recommend staying in Empire Pass at the Ski Utah House.
More than just an upscale lodge with plush amenities and hotel-like services, Silver Strike is a slope-side getaway for families seeking a front-row seat to some of the world’s best skiing. With the Silver Strike Express just out the door, there’s no need to wait in line or fight crowds for first tracks, and the ski runs from Flagstaff Mountain offers easy access to mellow blue and green runs where kids can test their skills.
For apres-ski, relax at Silver Strike’s ski beach, take a dip in the over-sized hot tub, or simply revel in the beauty of Empire Pass from a private balcony. Each condo features hardwood floors, gas fireplaces, en-suite baths and a gourmet kitchen.
Where to Eat: Fireside Dining. At least once during your vacation, try this European-style four-course meal in front of stone fireplaces. Fireside Dining is located less than half a mile away at Deer Valley’s Empire Lodge.
What to do: For a day off the slopes, check out a day of snowmobiling with Summit Meadows Adventures.
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Silver Strike #402
A stylish 4-bedroom condo with chic decor and accommodations for 10 guests, Silver Strike #402 is ideal for large families seeking space, convenience and comfort.
Silver Strike #302
Silver Strike #302 features a Nintendo Wii and eight separate beds, making this professionally designed 4-bedroom condo an ideal option for two families traveling together or guests seeking extra space.
Silver Strike #303
Deceptively roomy, Silver Strike #303 features two king suites and a den with two sets of twin bunk beds, making this 2-bedroom condo a great value for up to eight guests.
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Grammy Award winner Miranda Lambert will headline the Waterkeeper Gala Concert.
Deer Valley Resort will celebrate another opening weekend with the 22nd annual Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest, a three-day star-studded event to benefit Waterkeeper Alliance, a global organization that protects fresh water sources. This year, Resorts West guests can celebrate the festivities in style with a vacation package that includes:
- Private jet service by Magellan Jets
- Luxurious accommodations at a 4-bedroom ski-in/ski-out condo
- Concierge service
- Two VIP passes to the weekend festivities. These passes feature a preferred table for 10 guests to attend the Waterkeeper Gala and Miranda Lambert Concert, two 3-day ski lift tickets, ski rentals, VIP breakfasts and lunches with celebrities and guest, two VIP tickets to the Friday Night Waterkeeper Pre-Reception and Skifest Welcome Reception, and a deluxe Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest gift bag for two.
The vacation package also includes two more 3-day lift tickets.
1% of lodging and flight also goes toward Waterkeeper.
Running from Dec. 6 to 9, 2013, the Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest features Olympians and celebrities from film, music and television in a fun-spirited slalom race. Open to skiers for on-hill viewing, the races are also televised on CBS. Past celebrities have included Larry David, Cheryl Hines and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to start planning a weekend to remember!
Celebrity Skifest finish line