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

unique snowflake pen waggener The Science of Snowflakes

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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Mysteries at the old Park City Hotel

Posted on: October 27, 2014

ghost story park city Mysteries at the old Park City Hotel

Everyone loves a good mystery and, around this time of year, some of the best mysteries manifest themselves in ghost stories.  Park City has a rich pioneer and mining history dating back to the mid 1800s so it should come as no surprise that many of the old buildings that line historic downtown have a unique history behind them.  One such building can be found at 573 Main St. (more…)

Halloween in the Mountains

Posted on: October 20, 2014

1 Halloween in the MountainsAutumn is officially here in Park City, and we couldn’t be more excited!  Our uncrowded hiking trails and palpable energy in the air surrounding the upcoming ski season makes this time of year truly magical.  However, don’t set your eyes on winter just yet!  With Halloween just around the corner, Park City has an incredible offering of fun and festive activities for the entire family.  If you’re coming into town this October make sure to leave some room on your calendar to enjoy Halloween in the mountains. (more…)

Park City, Utah: Ski Town, USA!

Posted on: October 17, 2014

Celebrity Ski Fest Park City, Utah: Ski Town, USA!Nestled into North Central Utah’s Rocky Mountains, it won’t take you long to realize that Park City is your quintessential ski town. With a unique history of pioneers and exploration, Park City started off as a sleepy little valley before expanding into the bustling winter sport epicenter that it is today. Made most famous by the 2002 Winter Olympics, Park City has since cemented itself as a must-visit destination for all winter sports enthusiasts. With its awe-inspiring beauty, incredible winter weather, and assortment of après ski activities for the entire family, its no wonder Park City has become the premiere winter destination in the U.S. When it comes to skiing, the valley boasts three world-class ski resorts a stone’s throw away from historic downtown, but what does each one have to offer? (more…)

Getting a Kick out of Park City

Posted on: September 25, 2014

Goodbye Summer, Hello Winter!

Wow, summer is finally over and all the exciting events around Park City that go with summer are wrapping up. Soon it will be our favorite season once again, ski season, but before the snows show up and the resorts open there are lots of fun things to do still.

Our recent posts have covered trains, tourism, love stories and music so hopefully you have the idea that there is a lot to do in and around park city. Indeed, weather you are a history junky, outdoor sports or activity enthusiast or art lover, there is simply a never ending amount of stuff to do in and around Park City. (more…)