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There’s no Better Time than Spring in the Mountains!

Posted on: March 20, 2015

The changing seasons of the Wasatch Range is what draws many people to visit each year, and it is the unique offerings of each season that make people never leave!  As the month moves along, it is apparent why March is our favorite time of year here at Park City Peaks Hotel.  While the mountains are still in great skiing condition, the valleys are starting to warm up creating the perfect mix of on and off-slope entertainment!  To experience this for yourself and find great hotel dealsin Park City book a room with Park City Peaks today.  As the premiere Park City lodge with unprecedented access to all three ski resorts in Park City, UT we provide the perfect March vacation getaway.  To get you excited, here are just a few things we are looking forward to this spring.

Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival

If you missed Sundance now is your chance to experience another awesome, albeit smaller, film festival in Park City.  Stop in on March 11 at the Prospector Theatre for the 10th Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival where you will view nine short films that showcase human powered winter adventures.   Only a mile and a half from our Park City lodge, this festival is well worth the price of admission (which helps support local charities anyway!).

The Saints and Sinners Ball

Less thana ten-minute drive from Park City Peaks sits Deer Valley – one of the premiere ski resorts in Park City, UT and home to the swanky Saints and Sinners Ball.  On March 14 the St. Regis at Deer Valley will unite, well, saints and sinners in an evening that includes dinner, an auction, a live band, and plenty of dancing.  The $200 ticket price benefits the Student Outreach Programs of the Park City Institute.

USSA Freestyle Junior Nationals

Another one of the world class resorts in Park City, UT,Park City Mountain Resort will host the United States Ski and Snowboard Association Freestyle Junior Nationals from March 16 – March 22.  The young rippers competing in moguls, slopestyle, and half-pipe events guarantee to amaze all spectators and will have you humbly returning to your Park City lodge to retire to the hot tub and contemplate your days as a young teenage skier.

Snowasis at Park City Mountain Resort

If you happen to be searching for hotel deals in Park City the last week in March, then you will be here just in time for the annual Snowasis festivities at Park City Mountain Resort.  This weeklong celebration has something for the entire family with scavenger hunts, movie nights, live music, free giveaways, and much more.  Snowasis provides an unforgetable way to wrap up your 2014/2015 ski season!

It’s hard to believe March is already here, but for those of us that live in Park City year round we couldn’t be more excited!  Between warming temperatures, world-class spring skiing on our three ski resorts in Park City, and a plethora of amazing March events spring is undoubtedly our favorite time of year.  But don’t take our word for it! Check the availability at Park City Peaks Hotel and book a March vacation at our Park City lodge today to see for yourself!

What Makes Park City the Perfect Ski Town?

Posted on: March 10, 2015

Some ski towns are known for their bars, nightlife, and epic party scene.  Others earned their spot on the map with steep slopes and deep snow.  More still have become famous for luxurious lodging, dining, and vacation opportunities.  Rarely do these three qualities align, but when they do you will happily find yourself in Park City, Utah!  With three world class ski resorts in Park City and a bustling nightlife downtown, it won’t take you long to realize your stay at Park City Peaks Hotel is more than just a regular ski-town getaway.  Providing the best in Canyons, Park City, and Deer Valley hotels, Park City Peaks will be your home base for discovering what separates Park City from the rest!
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Must-Ski Runs at the Park City Resorts

Posted on: February 19, 2015

If you are planning to stay at Park City Peaks Hotel this winter, skiing is likely on your agenda. We offer some of the most affordable and premiere accommodations in Park City, and with three world-class resorts just out our backdoor we have become something of a skier’s paradise. Between Park City Mountain Resort, Canyons, and Deer Valley our little mountain community offers some of the best skiing in the world. Of course with three resorts and hundreds of runs to choose from, it can be overwhelming to pick just what to ski. Use the guide below as an introduction to the incredible terrain readily accessible from your cozy room at Park City Peaks.
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Valentine’s Dining in Park City

Posted on: February 6, 2015

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Snow is gently falling on the pines, historic Main St. is glowing, and hearts are aflutter as February 14th draws near. There is no shortage of amazing ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the bustling mountain town of Park City, Utah, and by booking a room at Park City Peaks Hotel you are truly in the midst of it all. Gallery tours, live shows, world class skiing, and dreamy hikes in the mountains are at your doorstep but, of course, this holiday will not be complete without an unforgettable night enjoying one of the many options for Valentine’s Dining in Park City. You simply can’t go wrong making dinner reservations in this contemporary mountain town, but here are some you may want to check out for the big day– all only a short commute from your cozy hideaway at Park City Peaks.

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The Sundance Film Festival: Beyond The Films

Posted on: January 21, 2015

One of the best hotels in Park City, Park City Peaks offers an incredible variety of entertainment out our front door. While there could be countless things calling you to visit the mountains of Utah’s Wasatch Range this January, the 2015 Sundance Film Festival promises to be the year’s premiere event. From January 22 to February 1 thousands of cinephiles will flock to Park City and bring with them a contagious energy and enthusiasm. However, not everyone is into independent films and documentaries so are there other things for these people to enjoy during our most exciting time of year? Absolutely! Below is a shortlist of ways to make the most of your vacation when not sitting in a theatre during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
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Our Favorite U.S. Documentaries at Sundance 2015

Posted on: January 9, 2015

Each winter thousands of visitors fill the rooms of Park City hotels for the biggest cinematic celebration of the year. From January 22 – February 1 this winter, use your Park City Peaks Hotel room as a jumping off point for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. With music, art, films, and presentations spanning countless categories, it can be overwhelming to decide what to check out during your time with Park City Peaks at the end of January. The festival offers something for everybody, but if documentaries are your thing, then this year is sure to please! The list of quirky, eye-opening, and spellbinding documentary films this year is incredible. Here are the 6 films we are most looking forward to in the U.S. Documentary competition.
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The Best of Park City New Years

Posted on: December 10, 2014

New Years Eve is an international evening of merriment.  Between sharing dinner and drinks with loved ones, reminiscing on the months past, and projecting the exciting year to come New Years provides plenty of reason to celebrate.  As you begin to make plans and picture the millions of people toasting champagne around the globe, consider celebrating your New Years in Park City!  There is no better place to ring in the New Year then in the state that boasts the best snow in the world.  From your luxury accommodations at Park City Peaks Hotel there are endless opportunities to make your New Years countdown unforgettable.  Below are just three of the many reasons why you should pencil in Park City New Years on your 2014 winter calendar.

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How to Celebrate the Holidays in Beautiful Park City

Posted on: December 4, 2014

When it comes to picturesque winter landscapes to take in the winter season, look no further than beautiful Park City, Utah.  With blanketed mountains, bluebird skies, evergreens galore, and almost guaranteed snowfall, the jewel of the Wasatch Mountains is the perfect place to celebrate the holidays.  By staying at Park City Peaks Hotel, the premiere Park City accommodation in the area, you will be right in the thick of things and only minutes away from all the action!  If you are looking for holiday festivities in addition to the ideal landscape, Park City is home to a slew of events for your entire family.  Here are just some of our favorites!
christmas tree How to Celebrate the Holidays in Beautiful Park City
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The American Ski Bum: A Storied History

Posted on: November 28, 2014

The magic of the Western U.S. has attracted visitors and pioneers for well over a century, and that allure is still alive and well today. While natural resources and Manifest Destiny were early motivators for westward expansion, the spectacular ranges of the Greater Rocky Mountain west have slowly become our major attraction.  In ski towns across the country, this is particularly evident through the history of one particular free spirited, American counter culture.

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The First Ski Lifts at Snow Park Ski Area

Following World War II, the 10th Mountain Division, a mountain infantry unit of the U.S. army, returned from Europe and continued to chase their newly developed passion for big peaks back home by sparking the recreational ski industry.  By the 1960s skiing became a popular past time for leisure class Americans, and resorts began to pop up all over the Rocky Mountains.  Park City was no exception.

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The Science of Snowflakes

Posted on: November 17, 2014

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Photo by Pen Waggener

If you have ever skied, shoveled a driveway, or spent even the shortest amount of time in a wintery climate you are probably well familiar with the magic of falling snow.  From an early age we are taught that no two snowflakes are alike, and the more time you spend in the mountains the more you realize the intricacies of different types of snow.  Here at Park City Peaks Hotel, we’re no strangers to the changing seasons and consider ourselves something of experts when it comes to our favorite type of precipitation.

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