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.
Worried to get bored at Park City Peaks? Never!
I think it safe to say that one thing seldom uttered by a guest of Park City Peaks hotel is, “I’m bored”. Plain and simple if you are bored with Park City, you just might be bored with life itself, and that would be just terrible!
In the spirit of keeping you informed about things you can enjoy during your visit to Park City here are a few unique events that you might not otherwise think of but are sure to get a kick out of.
First off on Tuesday Sept 30th there is a series that is specifically concerned about getting a kick, or maybe more accurately how to avoid getting a kick; by a moose. Moose you say, in Utah? Yup we have them and Dr. Dan MacNulty from Utah State University is going to share with you about his research studying moose ecology in Utah and also how to respond if you should be lucky enough to encounter a moose on a hike. This all takes place at the Swaner Eco Center. http://www.swanerecocenter.org/education-calendar/calendar.html
Looking for something to do in the evening after your exciting day of hiking and trying to find that elusive moose? Well it’s hard not to appreciate a movie, and while Sundance is not until January, the Park City Film series at The Prospector Lodge and Conference Center is on going every Friday through Sunday. Check out their website for titles and show times.http://www.parkcityfilmseries.com/
October is of course Halloween season and what could be more Halloween than a haunted wagon ride. A horse drawn wagon ride, a headless horsemen and all the chills and thrills you could want make this a fun event for both adults and children. From Park City take state road 248 East to US 40 and then to Heber City where you can follow the direction to Soldiers Hollow. http://www.sleepyhollowutah.com/#!directions/cg3f
Keep checking out our blogs as we will be posting lots more information about Park City Events and activities that are coming up.
Remember, whether Park City is your destination or your pit stop, your perfect resting place for all of the above is the inviting and affordable Park City Peaks Hotel. Call us at 1-800-649-5012 and book a roomwhere you can enjoy splendid mountain views, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, the Rustic Creek Grille, the Upper Deck Sports Bar and much more. Park City Peaks Hotel is within three miles of a municipal golf course, Park City Mountain Resort and the Canyons Ski Area.
The Deer Valley Music Festival, home of the Utah Symphony & the Utah Opera, presents a series of events for all musical tastes from pop to classical. And while you’re waiting for your concert to begin, enjoy all that Park City and the surrounding mountains have to offer: from fly fishing, mountain biking, hiking, hot air ballooning, and art galleries, to fine/casual dining (including July 9-13, the 9th annual Park City Food and Wine Classic).
Apart from skiing, there is nothing better than celebrating America’s Birthday, and the Park City Peaks Hotel is right in the heart of the action (and America!) if you are looking to go off the beaten path and enjoy a great town with great amenities, Park City is the place to be. Aside from all the nature, beauty and fresh air, we also have a lot of fun.
Come and enjoy:
The summertime is almost here, and that means that you can look forward to sunny days and warm nights in Park City. Make sure to bring your hats and sunglasses as you walk the cozy downtown streets. For those of you who are looking for something to do, read on! There are plenty of exciting events happening that will keep you entertained and thrilled during your stay with Park City Peaks Hotel.
With the start of spring blossoming, your thoughts may be starting to shift from powder-covered ski slopes to something more colorful and social. Park City Peaks Hotel would like to suggest making some time to embrace the culture here in beautiful Utah. In fact we recommend Park City’s Beethoven Music Festival as the ideal outlet for such outings.
Zipping down the hill on skis or a snowboard isn’t the only way to embrace the winter months. If you like the idea of a powder-filled getaway surrounded by sun-soaked skies, and snow-capped peaks, Park City offers a variety of fun and unique on-slope and off-slope options. Whether you want to hit the slopes, relax and take in the scenic mountain setting, or try something new; Park City’s got you covered.
If you are looking for some exciting things to do in March, here are some great activities that you won’t want to miss!
The Sundance Film Festival is back in Park City, Utah once again in 2014. Having kicked off on Thursday the 16th, the festival is off to an electric start. With the festival running through until Sunday January 26th ample time remains to get down to Park City to take in some great movies! The schedule is packed with nearly 200 films on show.
The opening night of the 30th Sundance Festival was memorable and has really set the stage for the remaining 10 days of films and festivities.
Back again this year is the popular series, The Power of Story. On the 24th, the Egyptian Theatre will hold the Class of ‘94 story from 3 pm. 1994 changed the way independent films were viewed with the talent on show that year. 5 filmmakers including Gregg Arakki and Rose Troche will talk about the year and how it shaped the industry back then and the lasting effects today.
The Holiday Magic Returns to Park City Mountain Resort
Park City Utah thrives during the festive season. This year is the 50th Anniversary of Park City bringing joy to thousands every year and once again Santa will be on hand to kick off the holiday season. On December 14th, Santa will be joined by Rudolph and the other reindeer as he descends on the town lift at 5:30pm. There will be plenty of holiday treats throughout the evening once he arrives with his sleigh of goodies.
For the 48th consecutive year, the traditional torchlight parade will run on Christmas Eve. Santa will be hitting the Park City Mountain Resort Slopes throughout the day, and will lead 100+ ski and snowboard instructors down the PayDay run at sunset. The best viewing platform to see Santa’s sleigh run is at Resort Plaza where you can enjoy complimentary coffee and snacks.
Other 2013 Park City events include:
- Shopping on the historic Main Street, stores are a wide variety of old and new with plenty of boutique shops for that last minute Christmas gift.
- Be one of the first Santa’s on the slopes at Canyons Resort from the 21st – 25th December and you can ski for free all day!
- Feel like a particular cuisine? You should be able to find it amongst Park City’s 100+ restaurants.
- Santa will take time out of his schedule on Christmas Day (9am – 11am & Midday – 1:30pm) at Deer Valley Ski Resort to take photos with everyone.
Accommodation at Park City Utah
For accommodation right next to the Mountain Resort, Park City Peak Hotels is your best choice! With a huge hot tub and the unique ‘swim in, swim out’ pool open 24/7, book your stay at Park City today! You can book online today or call toll free at 1-800-649-5012.
TEDx Youth is coming to Park City’s Eccles Center on November 16th. The goal of the event is to spread the phenomenal success of TED so more people and particularly young people can experience it. For those not familiar with TED it is a non-for profit organization that focuses on providing awe inspiring presentations showcasing world-changing ideas.
Usually presented by the world’s leading visionaries TED x Youth gives local young people the opportunity to express their views of the world and how they wish to change it. TED talks initially focused on technology, entertainment and design, however, since the nineties the topics covered have expanded greatly. Now attendees often get a first look at what groundbreaking strides have been made in areas such as economics, sustainability and global health.
Ted Talk Speakers
The overarching theme of the lectures is that they are ‘ideas worth sharing’. TED has had many notable presenters including previous American president Bill Clinton, Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin and Microsoft owner Bill Gates.
TEDx Youth is a series of TED talks happening around the world to coincide with Universal Children’s day. What makes TEDx Youth so special is that it is specifically designed to empower and inspire young people throughout the world. It is the must attend event for families visiting Park City.
Tickets to TEDx Youth Park City
Anyone who wishes to attend a TEDx event in Park City simply needs to become a member of the Park City Performing Arts council. Memberships begin at $25 for the year and can be purchased by calling 435-655-3114.
Accommodation for Park City TEDx Youth
Attendees to the event will find cozy and comfortable accommodation ideal for families at the Park City Peaks Hotel. The hotel’s indoor-outdoor heated pool and mini-arcade is perfect for entertaining children while parents can unwind using the hotel’s hot tub and Swedish sauna. Hotel staff ensure to provide outstanding service helping you and your family have a memorable stay.
Park City Peaks Hotel offers families a luxurious and lavish stay while not breaking the bank. We appreciate how expensive traveling as a family can be so ensure to keep family room rates affordable and accessible. To reserve your stay at Park City Peaks book your stay online or call Toll Free: 1.800.649.5012
Howl O Ween and Trick or Treating on Main Street!
Calling all ghosts, ghouls and other creatures of the night! Park City is soon to become a frightfully fun haunting ground for all ages. On October 31st from 3 pm onward, Main Street will be pedestrianized from Heber Avenue to Wasatch Brew Pub to make way for what promises to be a spook-tacualr show!
Trick or Treat
As is tradition from 3 pm to 5.30 pm parents and their little terrors can visit local businesses to trick or treat. All manner of treats will be on offer and we are sure a couple of tricks too! Parents and children a like are encouraged to dress as ghastly as they can. Bonus points for homemade creativity of course!
Howl O Ween
What promises to be the big draw on the day is Howl O Ween. This all Hallow’s Eve dog parade is a one of a kind. Canine lovers dress their furry friends in as frightening and as funny attire as possible. Park City famed for being dog town and often affectionately called ‘Bark City’ is the perfect location for these proud pooches to strut their spooky stuff.
The parade is hosted by the fantastic organisation Friends of Animals Utah. The non-for-profit organization assists homeless animals in finding permanent and loving homes. On the day there will be a costume contest at the Town Lift Plaza. Entry to the parade is free but entry to the costume contest is $10. The money raised will go to Friends of Animals Utah and the programs they provide. Dog lovers can sign up at www.foautah.org or register on the day at the parade.
Accommodation for Halloween Festivities
Park City Peaks Hoteloffers guests unrivaled comfort and scenic views at affordable prices. Nestled beside Dear Valley Resort, Park City Resort and The Canyons it provides the ideal location to take in all Park City has to offer.
In addition to the hotels fabulous location it also boasts a range of fantastic amenities. The hotel’s famous “swim in, swim out” heated pool is the ideal location to relax after a day of fun. Guests can also unwind in the hotel’s oversized out door hot tub, indoor hot tub and Swedish sauna. Plus staff at the Park City Peaks Hotel will ensure to surpass guests expectations providing exceptional and friendly customer service.
If you would like more information or to book your stay at the Park City Peaks Hotel please call us on 1-800-649-5012 or contact us via our website.