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With powder-perfect snow, out-the-door ski access, award-winning chefs and a live music scene on par with any in the world, Park City offers enough reason to visit all winter long without the added benefit of international sporting events and the world’s largest independent film festival. In January, however, these are exactly what make Park City a can’t-miss destination for powder hounds and culturists alike.
Here are our top 5 reasons to start planning your Park City vacation:
1. Freestyle World Cup: Jan 7-10
Catch athletes from the last Olympics and rising stars sure to appear in the next at the 16th annual FIS World Cup, hosted by Deer Valley Resort. The 3-day international competition kicks off with a live outdoor concert on Main Street before showcasing the world’s best aerial and mogul skiers in dual and individual competition. Spectating is open to the public on the White Owl ski run (no skiing required), with fireworks concluding each night. Where to stay: Belle Arbor Home.
2. Aoife O’Donovan: Jan. 17
The Boston-born, Ireland-bred singer has earned praise from The Guardian, NPR and The Wall Street Journal for her “low, feathery” voice and gentle way of captivating audiences with her original melodies. The globally touring singer, who has collaborated with the Grammy-winning Chris Thile and Yo-Yo Ma, will play at the Eccles Center as part of the Park City Institute lineup. Where to Stay: 159 Woodside Home.
3. USASA King of the Wasatch: Jan. 15-18
A half-pipe fit for Olympians, Park City Mountain Resort’s Eagle Superpipe is a site worth seeing all on its own. The 3-day King of the Wasatch competition adds Instagram-able entertainment with up-and-coming talent in both half-pipe and slopestyle. All events are spectator-friendly to skiers and non-skiers alike. Where to stay: Silver Star
4. Sundance Film Festival: Jan. 22-Feb. 1
The most famous of Sundance Institute’s year-round programs, the Sundance Film Festival is a 10-day celebration of the independent spirit, featuring feature-length, short and experimental film, music, art installations and interactive panels. See our guide to exploring the Festival like a local. Where to stay: 816 Woodside Ave
5. Super Bowl on the Slopes: Jan. 29-Feb. 2
Football fans who missed their chance to see the game live need not resign themselves to their own couches. Resorts West’s “Super Bowl on the Slopes” package lets you combine football with your other favorite winter pastime — skiing — in an unforgettable weekend of powder, gourmet fare, local brews and big-screen TVs. Where to stay: Sky Villa.
Call 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to start planning your Park City ski vacation this January.
Main Street Park City.
Readers of The New York Times might have caught a glimpse of Park City’s newest restaurant last week when the paper featured a true-to-Utah dessert by Handle chef Briar Handley in a Thanksgiving feature — but the Main Street restaurant isn’t the only new experience in Park City this winter.
From live performance art to recreational adventures, Park City has enough new action on and off the slopes to give even longstanding visitors something novel to try. Here are our favorite new experiences for 2015:
For Powder Hounds: Ski-Away Day
Thanks to Resorts West partner Cooper’s Cabin, skiers staying in Park City can now enjoy the slopes of Solitude, Alta, Snowbasin and more with a private ride to the resort, a personal guide and even breakfast on the road. Ask your Resorts West concierge how to reserve a Ski-Away Day to explore more of the Greatest Snow on Earth™. (Experience is open to a minimum of four guests.)
For Adventurers: Crater Yoga
A natural (and unexpected) wonder located just outside Park City, the Midway Crater is a literal winter hot spot, drawing swimmers, scuba divers and yoga enthusiasts with its mineral-rich waters. Fully enclosed by a natural 55-foot-high wall, save for a natural skylight, the crater serves as a sheltered hot spring with water temperatures remaining between 90 and 95 degrees year-round. The pleasant environment makes for a perfect setting to try paddleboard yoga — although once falling in, it’s hard not to want to stay in the hot-tub-like water. Your concierge can help you plan this up-and-coming Park City adventure.
For the Epicurious: Handle
Handle, a homey spot filling the void left by Jean Louis on the corner of Heber Ave. and Swede Alley near Lower Main Street, serves locally sourced dishes with a hint of the Wild West. (Rattlesnake cocktail, anyone?) In addition to its inviting atmosphere and the reputably warm staff, Handle gives Park City visitors who have tried every spot from Grappa to Zoom a place to sample smoked trout sausage and bacon mussels.
For Arts Enthusiasts: Park City Institute
The Park City Performing Arts Foundation is now Park City Institute, and this year promises a lineup fit for any major city in the world, with performances from Jane Lynch to the Parsons Dance Company. See www.ecclescenter.org for the full schedule, and ask your concierge for recommendations based on your dates. You’ll likely also get suggestions nearby restaurant, transportation options and your concierge’s favorite spots for grabbing a post-show cocktail.
For Fashionistas: Farasha
The best souvenirs are the kind you can wear, and no truly great vacation is complete without a new find from a local boutique. Featuring apparel, handbags, accessories and jewelry, Main Street newcomer Farasha is the perfect place to spend an afternoon recovering from a morning of powder turns. Choose accommodations from Resorts West’s Main Street Collection, and you can shop to your heart’s content without worrying about transportation.
Where to Stay
With so many new activities to try in Park City, 2015 is also the perfect year to experience new accommodations. Never stayed ski-in/ski-out? Let us tell you about our favorite slope-side properties. Only ever dreamed of a stadium-seat theater? This year, see a movie on your own big screen. Our vacation specialists can help you find the perfect lodging for trying something new. Browse all luxury Park City lodging.
Call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail email@example.com for even more recommendations to make your Park City ski vacation unforgettable.
It’s always helpful to have an insider’s knowledge when planning your vacation — and for a ski trip, it can be invaluable, whether you’re choosing a slope-side home for the beginner skiers in your family or attempting to find a restaurant for your picky eaters. Resorts West’s staff of Park City locals offers these five tips for a seamless, stress-fre getaway:
1. Ship your luggage before your arrival.
Nothing beats sailing through baggage claim and arriving at your ski home to find all your gear safely waiting in your room. This is particularly true if you have small children. Your Resorts West concierge can help you arrange luggage shipment to and from each residence in your group. See all services.
2. Order your groceries ahead of time.
If you’ve ever seen Park City’s peak season grocery store lines, you know how valuable this delivery service is. After a long travel day, fighting the crowds and hauling grocery bags into your home rarely sets the tone for a relaxing vacation, and there are few things more welcome than a glass of wine or hot cocoa while you check into your property. Our Private Concierge team can take care of everything from meals and snacks to your apres-ski beer and spirits. You’ll find everything stocked upon arrival. More about grocery delivery.
3. Consider ski access before choosing lodging.
Before choosing your accommodations, think about the types of skiers in your group and how you plan to organize your day. If you have a group of like-minded powder hounds intent on skiing from first chair until ski patrol ushers you out, you’ll have no trouble at all with a short drive. If you have grandparents, kids, or others who’d like to experience Park City’s non-ski activities, you may greatly benefit from staying slope-side. Ski-in/ski-out lodging allows each skier to be on a separate schedule, so when your 8-year-old needs another pair of gloves or your parents want to take a break, you don’t need to shuttle back and forth. Resorts West’s vacation specialists can recommend homes near slopes ideal for your group’s ability level — including ski-in/ski-out homes perfect for beginner skiers. Browse all accommodations.
4. Dine at Royal Street or the Silver Star Cafe at least once.
If you plan to ski Deer Valley Resort, have at least one meal at The Royal Street Cafe. We recommend ordering all four courses — starting with the crab tower and ending with Deer Valley’s chocolate chip cookies. When you see the inviting ski beach outside, you’ll know the food coma was worth it. If you plan to ski Park City Mountain, make a stop at The Silver Star Cafe for lunch or apres-ski. Homemade pizzas, pitchers of beer and mountain views from an open-air plaza make this hidden gem a must-go. Of course, if you stay at Silver Star, you can make the cafe a daily stop. More about dining in Park City.
5. Take in a show.
Park City’s performing arts scene is often a trip highlight for guests who take advantage of the world-class talent that performs here. This year, see cultural icon Jane Lynch, violinist Lucia Vicarelli, singer Kurt Bestor and a full production of Tommy – The Rock Opera. Ask your concierge about tickets, and they’ll also give you the best restaurant for a pre-show meal and the best bar for post-show cocktails.
Need more suggestions? Our Park City specialists are available seven days a week at 1-877-773-1117 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
We recommend staying at Silver Star.
Park City Mountain Resort will stay open through April 20, giving skiers a chance to turn the long Easter weekend into a grand finale on the slopes. The resort will celebrate the holiday with special kids’ activities for children ages 6 and under and the highly anticipated ”Hunt for the Golden Egg” for older kids and adults. The all-mountain Easter egg hunt will give two lucky skiers the chance to win a 2014-2015 season’s pass.
With recent snow, pleasant temperatures and off-season lodging rates, Easter weekend is the perfect last-chance ski weekend. Resorts West’s Private Concierge team can offer advice on the best Easter brunch, where to find live music and what other events will be held on closing week. Stay at the mid-mountain Silver Star at Park City community, and you’ll also enjoy a private hot tub, heated swimming pool, fire pits and an open-air plaza.
Call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail email@example.com to plan your final ski weekend of the season.
New snow, live events and family-friendly activities make Park City an ideal destination for spring skiing. Here are our Top 5 reasons to visit this March:
1. Freestyle USA Championships at Deer Valley (March 28-30)
See past Olympians and promising newcomers compete for national titles in aerials, moguls and duel moguls. All events, held at Deer Valley Resort, are free and open to the public. See full schedule.
Recommended Lodging: Stay slope-side at the 6-bedroom Great Escape home and ski right to the action.
2. Canyons Spring Concert Series (Every Saturday)
Catch live family-friendly bands at Canyons Resort every Saturday through March, starting at 3 p.m. These concerts are free and open to the public. There’s no need to ski to enjoy these concerts, but we highly recommend it!
Recommended Lodging: Sky ski-in/ski-out at the 6-bedroom Sky Villa, then continue to apres-ski on your heated outdoor deck.
3. My Fair Lady at The Egyptian Theater (March 14-30)
See this professionally cast musical in the heart of Old Town Park City for big-city talent in a mountain-town atmosphere. Follow up the show with dancing next door at The Spur, or if it’s a family affair, with ice cream at the Java Cow.
Recommended Lodging: Stay at Snowflake House and walk to the theater, shops and fine dining on Main Street.
4. Spring Gruv (March 21-30)
Ski beaches, live music, snowboard races and pond skimming — Spring Gruv is back at Canyons with something for everyone.
Recommended Lodging: Stay at Red Pine Villa and follow up the action with a movie in your private theater.
5. Snowasis at Park City Mountain Resort (March 25-31)
Back for a second year, Park City Mountain Resort’s Snowasis event will liven the resort base area with kids’ activities and live music.
Recommended Lodging: The ski-in/ski-out community of Silver Star offers an on-site lift and easy access to the base for all the apre-ski activity.
Need more ideas? Call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to start planning your spring ski trip to Park City.
Although most film-goers won’t see firsthand what takes place at this year’s Sundance Film Festival premier parties and industry events, the famously exclusive festival isn’t entirely closed-door. These five open-to-the-public events are as culturally inspiring as they are selfie-worthy:
1. Sundance House & HP Live House: 638 Park Ave.
Inside Sundance House.
See up-and-coming musical artists and enjoy your first cup of coffee while people-watching on Main Street from this centrally located lounge. To satisfy your inner movie geek, HP has installed interactive projects allowing guests to explore how technology is changing film. HP Live opens daily at 9:30 a.m., and Sundance House follows at 10 a.m.
2. Sundance Co-op: 608 Main Street
Offerings from L’Oreal Paris and Canada Goose are reason enough to make the Sundance Co-op the first stop on your Main Street tour. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., this inclusive lounge has featured makeup tutorials and demonstrations in the past, making it the perfect stop to get ready for your close-up.
3. Chase Sapphire Lounge – 528 Main Street
Food and film have long gone together like Bogey and Bacall, and Chase Sapphire has highlighted the romance with local fare from Park City’s best restaurants. “A Taste of Park City” offers sample plates from area restaurants for guests to enjoy while they peruse 30 years of Sundance memorabilia. This lounge is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
4. Acura Lounge – Corner of Main & Heber
Acura promises to keep fest-goers in the loop on industry news and trends while treating them to gourmet snacks and music. Pose by your next ‘mobile or in front of the step-and-repeat.
5. Free Fail Project – Multiple Venues
Join “Exploratory Detours” at the Egyptian Theater, taking place on Jan. 20 at 11:30 p.m.
Join Sundance institute in celebrating failure with panels on the value of risk-taking, inhibition-losing and caution-to-the-wind throwing. Hear tales straight from hard-working celebs, try interactive “fail safe” activities, and learn what it takes to put your failures to good use.
Need more suggestions? Call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail email@example.com for Festival lodging, lounge information and film suggestions.
With the 2014 Sundance Film Festival less than three weeks away, finding accommodations has become increasingly difficult. Thankfully, even procrastination-prone film enthusiasts can still secure lodging near the action. Here are five luxury properties available over the first five nights of the Festival:
Silver Star at Park City (1 mile to Main Street)
This 4-bedroom cottage feature en-suite baths, a gourmet kitchen and private outdoor hot tub. With eight separate beds and a queen sleeper sofa, this property comfortably sleeps 14 guests. (Requires a 5-night minimum.)
Rossi Hill Home (0.4 miles to Main Street)
This 3-bedroom townhome is less than half a mile from Main Street, offering a luxury oasis just outside the action complete with a private hot tub. (Requires a 10-night minimum.)
Racer’s Roost (2 miles from Main Street)
A great value for Sundance lodging, Racer’s Roost is a 5-bedroom home just two miles from Main Street. Sleeping up to 12 guests, the Roost also features a new state-of-the-art entertainment center and private hot tub.
Great Escape (3 miles from Main Street)
Ideal for large groups, Great Escape accommodates up to 14 guests with 6 bedrooms and 7 baths. You’ll enjoy two living areas, a private hot tub and cozy fireplaces for a retreat just three miles from the action on Main Street.
Gandhara (3.25 miles from Main Street)
For an ultra-luxury experience, Gandhara offers six lavish suites, a salt-water hot tub, private bar and multiple gas fireplaces. Reservations include private concierge service, a dedicated housekeeper and a complimentary luxury SUV rental. (Requires a 5-night minimum.)
Tips on securing last-minute lodging:
- Consider staying the second half of the Festival, when film tickets are more plentiful and Main Street accommodations become more available.
- Consider Deer Valley, a hidden gem of luxury accommodations just two miles from Main Street.
- Call directly and speak with a sales agent who can let you know about pockets of availability between other reservations that may not show up in an online search.
Need advice on Sundance accommodations? Call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com to start planning a weekend to remember!
Celebrity Skifest finish line
October isn’t just the perfect time to explore Park City’s stunning fall scenery and relaxing recreation — it’s also a great time to celebrate some of the causes that shape the Park City community. To recognize breast cancer awareness month, we are excited to offer a vacation package inviting guests to support Image Reborn Foundation, a retreat program that provides support and education to breast cancer survivors through weekend retreats in Park City.
The Foundation’s 14th annual Celebration of Life will take place on October 5 with a Great Gatsby Gala, featuring live music by the Joe Muscolino Ochestra, cocktail hour performances by the Odessy Dance Theater, live and silent auctions, dinner and dancing. Tickets start at $200, and vacation packages start at $400 per person based on four people for four nights at a luxury 2-bedroom condo.
Recommended Weekend Itinerary
Oct. 3 – Arrive at your luxury Park City or Deer Valley condo and take in the views! Enjoy a relaxing night in by taking advantage of your private hot tub and BBQ grill.
Oct. 4 - Wake up with morning yoga right in your home before taking a hike through the beautiful changing aspen trees. Your concierge can arrange a hiking guide or recommend the perfect route for you. Spend the afternoon exploring Main Street’s boutiques and art galleries, and end with a gourmet dinner at one of Park City’s fine dining restaurants.
Oct. 5 - Celebration of Life! The Great Gatsby Gala starts at 6 p.m. Enjoy dancing, live music, live and silent auctions and more.
Oct. 6 - Spend your last day in Park City with a gleeful cruiser bike adventure on paved, gentle trails through some of town’s most famous landmarks, including the White Barn and historic Rail Trail. Follow your ride with in-home spa treatments and your favorite bottle of wine.
Oct. 7 - Depart Park City. Your concierge can arrange your ground transfer from your property to the airport.
Silver Star at Park City – stay in the heart of town with trailhead access, a heated swimming pool and on-site cafe.
Black Bear Lodge – stay in the heart of Deer Valley’s Silver Lake Village for trail access, beautiful views and walking access to the gala venue.
Call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Park City on the cover!
Outside Magazine just named Park City one of America’s best towns — and, well, we have to agree. Here are 18 reasons why we’re happy to be here all year long:
1. Perfect weather — that’s more than 300 days of sunshine a year, including blue-bird powder days after an epic snow storm.
2. Did we mention there’s no humidity?
3. The airport is less than 45 minutes away, so getting away — and coming back — couldn’t be easier.
4. Hundreds of miles of trails for hiking, trail running, mountain biking and even mountain unicycling. Park City is also the world’s only IMBA Gold-Level bike destination, which means there are trails for every ability.
6. A free bus system!
7. It’s also easy to get around solely on foot and by bike.
8. Art events, community film…
9. Grammy-winning musicians…
10. …and that’s not even counting the Sundance Film Festival!
11. Fresh air. ‘Nuff said.
12. Best Snow on Earth — truly. And three world-class resorts to enjoy it.
13. Not to mention some of the world’s best heli-skiing.
14. And for those who prefer other winter sports – snowmobiling, Nordic skiing, dog sledding and snowshoeing.
15. There’s endless summer recreation, too, from stand-up paddle boarding to hot air ballooning.
16. And we can’t forget the Utah Olympic Park — where you can watch athletes from across the world, explore winter Olympic history, and even ride the bobsled!
17. Some may be surprised to learn there are also dozens of fine dining restaurants, from Swiss to Middle Eastern.
18. And perhaps the best reason of all to count Park City among America’s best towns — the welcoming people. We want you to visit!
Come discover Park City on your own! Call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail email@example.com.