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.
Park City is an area known for it’s amazing skiable peaks. Both Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley Resort, located in the Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains, were the setting for numerous down-hill ski and snowboard events during the 2002 Winter Olympics. This area’s chutes and runs are so technical and challenging, the United States Ski Team, as well as the Australian Freestyle Ski Team train here. The calibre of athletes this area draws should be evidence enough that skiing in Park City is world class.
The peaks of the Wasatch Mountain Range aren’t just for skiers, however. The challenge and excitement of our local mountain range draws thousands of snowboard enthusiasts to our peaks every year.
With multiple ski and snowboard resorts within just a few miles of our lovely hotel, staying at Park City Peaks Hotel means the utmost of comfort, convenience, and a prime location with easy access to three of this area’s best snowboarding destinations.
Snowboarding and The Canyons
As the largest ski and snowboarding resort in Utah, The Canyons needs to be on every snowboarder’s list of slopes to experience. Regardless of your level of experience, The Canyons has something for every level of snowboarder. With an average annual snowfall of 355 inches, there is guaranteed to be ridable powder on The Canyon’s 4,000 acres of terrain when you visit.
The Canyons offers snowboarders access to 182 trails which are serviced by 21 chair lifts. The Canyons also offers boarders the fun of 6 natural half pipes to test your skills. For a map of the trails of The Canyons nine peaks, click here.
Snowboarding and Deer Valley
With 2,026 acres of mountainous terrain, Deer Valley Resort played host to a number of down-hill ski and snowboard competitions when Utah welcomed the 2002 Winter Olympics. While Deer Valley offered Olympic Athletes challenging slopes for their competition set against the beautiful backdrop of the Wasatch Mountains, what Deer Valley offers snowboarders is 100 trails of varying difficulty serviced by 21 chairlifts.
With consistent snowfall and challenging vertical drops, Deer Valley Resort is a great snowboarding destination. For a map of Deer Valley’s mountain, click here.
Snowboarding and Park City Mountain Resort
Another resort which served as a venue for the 2002 Winter Olympics, Park City Mountain Resort offers boarders 365 inches of fresh powder every year on 3,300 acres of terrain spread over eight challenging peaks and nine bowls. Park City Mountain Resort is guaranteed to be a great destination for any snowboarder as they offer 116 trails of varying difficulties 17% of which are suitable for beginners, 52% for Intermediate snowboarders, and 31% of their trails are best left to the snowboarding experts.
Park City Mountain Resort also has one superpipe and one minipipe. For a maps of Park City Mountain Resorts diverse trails, click here.
Nestled comfortably close to all three of these world class mountain resorts, Park City Peaks Hotel is the best place for any snowboarder to stay while visiting Park City. Our convenient location means you can take full advantage of all that the Wasatch Mountains has to offer. Our comfortable accommodations and friendly service means that your every need will be looked after. If you’re planning a visit to Park City, give us a call, we look forward to welcoming you!
Tucked away in the beautiful and majestic mountains of Utah and just a mere 35 minute drive from the Salt Lake City airport, Park City Peaks Hotel is the perfect get away for anyone looking to do some skiing. With a decor inspired by the Rocky Mountains themselves, Park City Peaks Hotel sits atop three mountains of world renown within the ski community as unmatched ski resorts, The Canyons, Deer Valley, and Park City Mountain Resort.
The Canyons is one of the largest ski resorts in North America and is the largest ski resort in Utah. The Canyons Ski Resort has something to offer absolutely every type of skier out there. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or really know what you’re doing, The Canyons Ski Resort has a ski run that is right up your ally.
The Canyons boasts a base elevation of 6,800 feet and an average annual snowfall of 355 inches meaning there will always be fresh powder for skiers to take advantage of. With a summit elevation of 9,900 feet, and over 4,000 acres of skiable terrain with 182 trails, 10 percent of which is beginner, 44 percent intermediate, and 46 percent for experts, The Canyons really does have something for everyone.
Another of Utah’s ski resort treasures, Deer Valley Ski resorts boasts a staff which has been ranked number one by SKI Magazine for their exemplary customer service. Deer Valley offers Ski shipment to and from the resort via FedEx. There is also complimentary day parking near the resort and curb side assistance for helping guests load and upload their heavy ski equipment. Deer Valley staff will also store ski equipment for their guests to make travel between the resort and their guest’s accommodations that much easier.
If you’re a beginner, or someone looking to advance your skiing abilities, Deer Valley Ski Resort is home to some of the best ski instructors out there who offer ski classes for adults and children. If your children aren’t quite ready to ski, Deer Valley has a state-licensed children’s center where your kids will be looked after while you spend your day on the mountain. For guests who need to take a bit of a break from skiing, Deer Valley Ski Resort offers guided snow mobile tours of the foothills surrounding Park City.
Park City Mountain Resort has been rated number on in North America for ease and accessibility and is located just 35 minutes from the Salt Lake City airport. With a base elevation os 6,900 feet and a summit height of 10,000 feat, Park City Mountain Resort boasts over 3,300 acres of skiable terrain with 114 trails spread over eight peaks and nine bowls. Of the 114 trails, 17 percent are beginner, 52 percent are intermediate, and 31 percent are expert making Park City Mountain Ski Resort perfect for any skier regardless of experience and ability.
After a day spent in the wonder that is the Rocky Mountains, guests of Park City Peaks Hotel can return to their cozy suites and await a visit from our infamous “cookie man” who stop by and deliver freshly baked cookies with warm hot chocolate, the perfect end to any ski trip. Guests of Park City Peaks Hotel can also spend the evening relaxing in our comfortable indoor hot tub which is open daily until 11PM. Given our perfect location within the vicinity of three world class ski resorts, Park City Peaks Hotel is the perfect accommodations for anyone looking for a comfortable, relaxing place to stay during their Utah ski experience.
This month, Park City visitors get a chance to experience something more than slopes as Sundance Film Festival begins again. Bringing stars together in the beauty of a Utah winter, Sundance is one of the largest independent film festivals in the whole of the United States. A destination for American and international filmmakers, Sundance is known for edgy documentaries, feature-length and short films, and several competition sections. It’s also a chance to see the stars in their best winter gear.
Sundance the Festival
The original festival, held in 1978 shared films we now know as classics: A Streetcar Named Desire, Mean Streets, and Midnight Cowboy, among others. Sundance has grown steadily ever since attracting more cutting-edge filmmakers and catching the attention of international film industry types almost immediately. From your Park City Peaks Hotel suite you’ll be close to the venue and the excitement the festival brings to Park City every year. Your stay puts you in the center of buzzing premiers, photographers traveling with the Hollywood crowd and able to relax at the resort each night. Since its inception, Sundance has continued to bring us innovative storytelling and showcase Oscar-winning films that go on to join a legion of American classics.
Take a break from Park City Peaks Hotel and the world-class winter sporting events this year to check out some of the 200 films selected this year for Sundance 2013’s program. There are documentaries that confront today’s pressing subjects and coming from filmmakers from here in the US and all over the world. Dramatic entries comprise 16 films this year and are sure to bring new creative voices to the screen. You can also check out experimental short films and animated features in 2-D and 3-D.
There are also several events for hard-core movie lovers. Park City at Midnight will entertain movie lovers with horror, unruly storylines ad laugh-out-loud comedies sure to keep you up past your bedtime. There’s an experimental category that will showcase films that push the traditional aesthetics we have come to expect as movie watchers. Digital technologies used for innovative storytelling, classic works of independent filmmakers revisited, and the newest perspectives from around the globe all brought together by Sundance for one magical movie experience.
With a host of other events and dining experiences here at Park City Peaks Hotel along side, Sundance is not to be missed. The venues are spread throughout town so you might catch a glimpse of Oscar winners or your favorite independent director. You’ll certainly catch some excellent films.
Remember to make a reservation to Park City Peaks to enjoy the Sundance Festival this year!
Are you a skier or snowboarder who wants to get away from the crowds and carve your own path down the mountains? We have one of the best snowfall in America and thousands of people flock to Park City every year to experience our world class winter conditions. Contrary to popular belief, heli-ski expeditions aren’t reserved for “extreme” skiers and are suitable for those are experienced in most conditions. Our local heli-ski companies can fly you to inaccessible parts of the mountain and help you safely experience the thrill of racing down acres of untracked powder. If you’re ready to strap on your boots, grab your equipment and enjoy exploring our winter wonderland, keep reading to learn what Park City has to offer.
Wasatch Powderbird Guides
This highly acclaimed company offers trips into the Wasatch Mountains from the Canyons and Snowbird resorts. They have been in business since 1973 and cater to small or large groups ranging from one to 20 people. Start with a continental breakfast while going over the plans for the day, before being flown away to your own private skiing expedition. Trips cater to your style and ability, whether you are looking for challenging backcountry runs or hair-raising drops. Guides will assist you along the way with a typical ratio of 1:4, so you will rarely be without their assistance and watchful eye. You can also take a look at their skier ability chart to make sure you will feel confident during your mountain adventure. If you’re truly after the experience of a lifetime, they also offer trips to Japan, Argentina, Chile, Turkey and more! Click here to learn about their extensive safety standards and procedures.
Park City Powder Cats and Heli Ski
This company has exclusive rights to the Thousand Peaks Ranch, which is more than 40,000 acres and larger than the size of Deer Valley, Park City Mountain Resort and the Canyons Resort combined! They offer both skiing and snowboarding, with the option to choose between taking a helicopter up the mountain or the all-terrain vehicle known as a the powder cat. A catered lunch of wraps, sandwiches, soups, teas and fresh baked goods is also supplied depending on your tour and they will have plenty of water to keep you hydrated. Take a look at their pricing and packages for more information.
Want an Authentic Winter Resort Experience? Park City Peaks is the Ideal Destination
We are conveniently located next to the Deer Valley, Park City and The Canyons ski resorts. You will enjoy a view of the mountains while relaxing in our Upper Deck Sports Pub and can be up on the mountains within minutes. In our elegantly designed hotel, we offer comfort of highest quality at affordable rates. Our amenities include high speed internet, flat screen television with cable and an oversized outdoor hot tub. View our website for more details.