It was in 2002 that the state of Utah had the privilege of hosting the Winter Olympics. The Games were a time of pride for Utah, with the world’s attention focused on our state, we showed the world what we were made of and that the spirit of the Olympic Games was at home in Utah. The spirit of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games is still alive and well in Utah thanks to Utah Olympic Park which is operated by the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation, a non-profit organization charged with the duties of operating an maintaing all of the Olympic Legacy facilities.
Utah Olympic Park
Located in Park City, Utah Olympic Park sits comfortably nestled in the Wasatch Mountains. The park includes an astounding six nordic ski jumps including the K10, K20, K40, K64, K90,and K120 meter jumps. The park also includes a 1,335 meter sliding track, a freestyle aerials hill suitable for winter training, which has hosted a number of world-class competitions, and a 750,000 gallon training pool for summer freestyle aerials. Also located in Utah Olympic Park is the Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center, the Alf Engen Ski Museum, and the George Eccles 2002 Winter Olympic Games Museum.
During the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, Utah Olympic Park hosted events such as luge, bobsledding, skeleton, ski jumping, and other exciting nordic events. Today, the park is open to visitors year-round and offer’s guided tours of the park. Visitors to Utah Olympic Park also get to enjoy free admission to the Alf Engen Ski Museum, and the George Eccles 2002 Winter Olympic Games Museum.
Things to do While Visiting Utah Olympic Park
There is a whole world of excitement awaiting visitors at Utah Olympic Park all year-round.
As we head into the summer months, park visitors are given the opportunity to ride the Comet Bobsled with a trained bobsledding pilot. Utah Olympic Park is also home to the fastest zipline in the world, the Xtreme Zipline. Thrill seekers can also take a ride on the Quicksilver Alpine Slide. For the really daring visitors, there is the opportunity to ride a pair of skis down the freestyle ski jump and land in Utah Olympic Park’s summer splash pool.
Closed for the summer are the park’s winter activities which include the Rocket Skeleton Ride, the nordic ski jump, and the terrain park.
There are also a number of events hosted at Utah Olympic Park and the Utah Olympic Oval. For a complete calendar of events, visit the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation’s webpage.
Utah Olympic Village is just one of the fun and exciting destinations in Park City Utah. Being a guest of Park City Peaks Hotel means that venues such as Utah Olympic Park are conveniently close and there for the whole family to enjoy while staying with us, enjoying the comfort of our hotel, and Park City Peaks Hotel’s friendly service. For more information on visiting Park City Peaks Hotel, please contact us by calling 1-800-649-5012. We look forward to your visit.
When it comes to Park City attractions, there is something for everyone. A visit to our city is full of delightful scenery, Park City is one of North America’s top ski and snowboard destinations, and our city is a hub of pop culture and home of the Sundance Film Festival. Park City Utah is also rich in classic culture as evidenced by out city’s year-round classical music festival or concerts, the Park City Chamber Music Society’s Beethoven Festival.
Dating back to 1984 under the festival’s original name, the Deer Valley Chamber Music Festival, the first Beethoven Music Festival was held in the summer and was organized by a violinist of Juilliard acclaim, Leslie Blackburn Harlow. The featured musicians of the first incarnation of Park City’s chamber music festival where notable musicians from the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, as well as some of Park City’s own talent.
When Russell Harlow joined the festival in 1987 as co-director, the Beethoven Festival began to evolve and included the Winter Classics Chamber Music Festival, The Summer Classics Chamber Music Festival, The Autumn Classics Chamber Music Festival, The Park City Film Music Festival, and April’s Spring Chamber Music Festival.
The 29th Spring Chamber Music Festival
As Spring arrives in Park City, so does the 29th annual Spring Chamber Music Festival put on by Park City Chamber Music Society. This years concert series takes place on Sunday April 14th, Tuesday April 16th, Friday April 19th, and Sunday April 21st. Tickets for this event can be purchased online.
The Spring Chamber Music Festival is famous for attracting generations of all ages to classical music. Set in laid back and comfortable settings such the Temple Har Shalom, Utah Valley University, and the Park City Community Church taking in any of the Spring Chamber Music Festival Concerts is as comfortable as taking in a live classical concert in the comfort of your own living room.
This year’s event is put on by the Spring Chamber Music Festival in cooperation with Georges S and Dolores Dore’ Eccles Foundation, the Phyllis Egermeirer Trust, the Summit County RAP Tax Fund, the Summit County Restaurant Tax Fund, the Utah Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Park City Chamber of Commerce. With acclaimed soloists coming from the likes of the New York Philharmonic, the 29th Spring Chamber Music Festival is guaranteed to be a must see event.
When it comes to Park City events and all that our city has to offer, Park City Peaks Hotel is the perfect place to stay when experiencing Park City. Our hotel offers all guests a comfortable place to stay with the most accommodating service in Utah. For more information on staying with us at Park City Peaks Hotel, and for advice on all the fun things to do in Park City, contact us.
This year, Park City Mountain Resort will be celebrating the very reason why Party City is America’s premier winter play ground with a weeklong festival, Snowasis in the Snow! This event promises to be fun for the entire family. Make sure you book a stay today with Park City Peaks Hotel, and get your family tickets to this exciting event. Come celebrate the snow with Park City Mountain Resort and Park City Peaks Hotel!
Snowasis in the Snow will take place from March 25th through to the evening of March 31st with exciting events planned all week long.
The festivities begin with the cutest of meet and greets as families are invited to meet Park City Mountain Resort’s most adorable team members, their avalanche rescue dogs. These adorable, hard working dogs, are taking a couple of hours out of their busy work day to play with attendees of Snowasis in the Snow. Make sure your family gets a chance to meet these hard working, life saving pooches. They’re looking forward to meeting you too!
The excitement continues on Tuesday with Park City Mountain Resort’s Kid’s Carnival and Parade. Tuesday is guaranteed to be a day of fun for the whole family. The Kid’s Carnival which follows the parade will include face painting and a number of fun, family oriented games.
On Wednesday, families can participate in Park City Mountain Resort’s Songs for the Slopes Karaoke party at the Karaoke Caravan. After you’ve shown off your impressive pipes, spend the afternoon with Park City’s Cowboy Joe. Participants in Songs for the Slopes will be given an opportunity to watch their awesome karaoke performance on the small screen with Cowboy Joe!
On Thursday, all of Snowasis in the Snow attendees are invited to join Park City Mountain Resort for Drum to the Snow Gods. Families will be able to come to the mountain and join in with Park City Mountain Resort’s drum circle to celebrate the winter and all the fun of the snow – with drums!
Friday will be a day of excitement as all of you snowmamas and snowpapas will be invited to partake in Park City Mountain Resort’s Snowmamas and Snowpapas Meet-up. Enjoy some of Park City’s premier skiing on this exciting ski tour. While all the moms and dads are enjoying the slopes, kids will get to participate in a challenging scavenger hunt in Park City Mountain Resort’s Adventure Alleys.
Saturday will be more fun for all the moms and dads as Miller Lite presents the Apres Concert!
Sunday will be an all day Easter Celebration! Kicking off the day will be Park City Mountain Resort’s mountainous Easter egg hunt. The Easter egg hunt will be open to everyone aged six and up. Egg hunters will get to search the entire mountain to find Park City Mountain Resort’s Golden Egg. For attendees of Snowasis in the Snow under the age of six, there will be excitement and a lot of play in the Kid Korral!
For more information about Snowasis in the Snow, visit Park City Mountain Resort’s website
While attending Snowasis in the Snow, or to take advantage of the slopes Park City is famous for, book a stay with Park City Peaks Hotel today. Comfort, convenience, and great service awaits all guests of our hotel! We look forward to checking you in!
The Beethoven Winter Classics Festival
Through the snowy scenes of the winter season Park City, Utah is a great place to partake of outdoor adventure. It’s also a great place to take in some of the best cultural experiences in Utah including Park City’s annual Beethoven Winter Classics Festival. With opportunities to see classical concerts performed in small and intimate settings, the concert series is an excellent addition to your stay at Park City Peaks.
From your room it’s a quick ride to the concert settings and we’re happy to help with booking your seats. Whether you are an aficionado of the symphony or if this is your first time seeing a Beethoven String Quartet, the concert series has something for everyone from well-known pieces to more obscure works. Affordable tickets mean you can take in several nights or just check out a winter’s evening performance during your stay.
Highlights from the Concerts
As February draws to a close, be sure to make time in your visit to check out three romantic concerts by one of music’s all-time greats. With the highlights to include Beethoven’s String Trio and String Quartet Op. 18 No. 3, The Mozart Clarinet Quintet, and The Halvorsen Duo for Two, the concerts are sure to please any classical music fan.
The festival allows visitors to see intimate chamber music performed by such artists as Becca Moench, Julie Bevan, Monte Belknap and Alexander Woods. You can unite the performances of these and other amazing soloists, all while enjoying the concerts in casual, relaxed settings, surrounded by lots of natural beauty.
This year’s Line-Up
- Friday, February 15 see virtuoso showpieces and beautiful chamber works performed at the Park City Community Church. The show begins at 7:30pm.
- Sunday, February 17 brings us works of Mozart, Beethoven and more at the Temple Har Shalom for an afternoon concert beginning at 3:00pm.
- Friday, February 22 see the infamous Beethoven String Quartet as well as a variety of entertaining duets. This concert will also be held at the Park City Community Church and will begin at 7:30pm.
Get Your Tickets
Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Because the venues can only hold smaller audiences, it’s recommended to purchase tickets in advance. Contact us here at Park City Peaks Hotel and we will be glad to direct you to advanced ticket purchases. Be sure to inquire about punch tickets to make the most out of the rich diversity of classical music to be found in Park City.
A project of the Park City Chamber Music Society, the annual Beethoven Winter Classics Festival brings a taste of the old world to the heights of the peaks. The Society is happy to introduce new audiences to classical music and works to provide intimate concerts like these to please the ear. One of Summit County’s oldest arts organizations, the Park City Chamber Music Society is a longstanding organization with connections to acclaimed international musicians as well as many of the most prominent orchestras in the U.S. Now in its 28th season, the Beethoven Winter Classics Series is sure to please audiences of all ages and experiences with the work of this master.
Park City Film Series Opens
One thing we’re known for in Park City is our cinema. Through a community of film buffs and the excitement of the Sundance Film Festival which brings in movie lovers and movie makers from around the world, our little corner of Utah is a world-class destination for those who want to take in innovative cinema. Whether it’s a romantic movie from an up-an-coming director or exposure to locally produced films, no stay at Park City Peaks is complete without a visit to the theatre. We can help you navigate the excellent line-up of films this season.
Just a few moments away from your room, the historical theater where the films are screened makes a wonderful evening at the cinema part of your stay. What better way to experience all that Park City has to offer than by catching up on this year’s Oscar-Nominated films or seeing a movie made by a local director? The Park City Film Series will be an exciting part of your stay at Park City Peaks.
The theatrical excitement of the Sundance Film Festival isn’t the only bit of cinema to get amped up about here in Park City. February welcomes the Park City Film Series. This festival run by a non-profit film society presents a range of films guaranteed to delight any audience. The festival includes everything from documentaries to international comedies and even some locally made drama. This film experience needs to be included in your Park City vacation plans as film is a fundamental part of the culture of Park City and the surrounding areas and is like a window to the world from right here in Utah. It would be remiss of you to miss out on the artistic and cinematic genius of the Park City Film Series.
The Park City Film Series hosts thought-provoking films which are sure to please lovers of art-house cinema all over the world. You’ll also be able to check out some feature films by independent directors and those sure to be catching Oscar buzz. There are even films chosen for Park City’s youngest of audiences making attending the Park City Film Series a perfect activity for the entire family. The Series highlights films made in Utah and all over the world by creative directors with unique perspectives on modern life. With opportunities to experience motion pictures not normally available through commercial outlets in the Summit County area, this is a great addition to any Park City visit.
Located just about a mile from your room at Park City Peaks Hotel, the Jim Santy Auditorium at the Park City Library Building is located in a historic building that used to be Park City’s High School. Now, it hosts a range of screenings throughout the year bringing modern and classic films to this beautiful historic building. With an intimate setting equipped to hold 400 guests, the screenings offer a unique way to catch up on Oscar films you might have missed or see a film by a director you wouldn’t have known about otherwise. With plans to upgrade the screen to a digital projector, the Park City Film Series will continue to lead the way in offering beautiful films to the Park City community.
While you’re here, be sure to check out a screening from one of the local films for which the Series is famous. Often, you’ll be able to stick around for a talk with actors, directors and film making teams after the show. It’s a great way to hear the voices of some of today’s freshest filmmakers and see what goes on behind the scenes. Utah is a colorful and creative place so we hope you’re able to see the best our filmmakers have to offer during your stay at Park City Peaks.
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!
There’s always something amazing happening in Park City because we have a vibrant community of artists, musicians, chefs, entertainers and other talented residents. Although we frequently have great events happening in town, there are some annual occasions which are particularly special and many people plan their vacations around these times. From the Sundance Film Festival to the Celebrity Ski Challenge, here are five must-see events and festivals for your next visit to Park City.
The Kimball Arts Festival (August 2-4):
This three day event is now in its 44th year making it one of the oldest and largest in America. It offers a multi-sensory artistic experience including live music, art exhibitions, food tasting, art film screenings and the Park City Kimball Arts Festival Opening Night Gala and Auction. Close to 58, 000 people attend the festival and it is reasonably priced at only $10 for an adult weekend pass and $5 for children/students aged 18 to six.
Park City Wine and Food Classic (July 10-14):
Master winemakers, culinary experts and renowned entertainers gather at this premier event in Park City. More than 100 products are on display and with tastings, cooking seminars and product demonstrations there will definitely be something to whet your appetite.
Deer Valley Celebrity Ski Challenge (December 8-9):
At this free event, you can see Olympic athletes and celebrities engage in various events and activities as they raise money for the Waterkeeper Alliance. This charity is dedicated to protecting over 100,000 miles of rivers and coastlines around the world so it’s definitely for a good cause.
Sundance Film Festival: (Jan 17-27): As the world’s most famous film festival and Park City’s iconic event, Sundance provides an excellent opportunity to see amazing movies and engage in some celebrity spotting. Close to 50,000 people attend and there a variety of stellar events for both hardcore and casual film fans.
U.S. Snowboarding & Freeskiing Grand Prix (Feb 25 – March 2):
The Canyon’s Resort is hosting the world’s best snowcross athletes as they compete head to head. Sure to be a thrilling competition, the event is free if you are watching from the finish line.
Choose Park City Peaks as your Accommodation for Park City Activities
From the lavish Park City Peaks hotel, it is only a brief stroll to the mountains for all of your favourite winter activities. You can also catch the free shuttle and explore our delightful resort town. During the warmer months, our friendly staff will help you find hiking trails, golfing facilities, and other delightful activities. Park City Peaks has 125 welcoming guest rooms and six luxurious suites, which create a genuine resort atmosphere that is highly acclaimed. Browse our photo gallery for a teaser of what to expect when you book a fantastic vacation with Park City Peaks.
Park City is famous for the world renowned Sundance Film Festival, but that’s not the only worthwhile event happening over the next few months. The vibrant resort town regularly hosts events which are enjoyed by both visitors and locals alike. With talented communities supporting arts, music, sports, food and more, there’s always something interesting to attend. If you’re wondering what great events Park City is hosting in the next few months continue reading for some useful recommendations.
Our Park City Lodge Suggests the Following Events and Activities
Park City Gallery Stroll: During the last Friday of every month, the Park City Gallery Association offers a unique showcase of our talented artists and takes you through a walking tour of special events and exhibits.
Paul Draper – Mysteries of the Mind: Paul Draper performs mind reading and magic on November 17 at the historic Egyptian Theatre. This all-ages show will shock, amaze and entertain audiences. For more events and information about the Egyptian Theatre, take a look at our previous blog post!
Winter Classics Music Festival: The extremely talented Park Chamber Music society will be performing songs from classic composers such as Beethoven and Mozart during the upcoming winter months. Stay tuned for more details.
Deer Valley Celebrity Ski Fest: Stars from television, film and the Olympic games show their skills and raise money for the Waterkeeper Alliance charity during December 7-10.
Sprint US Snowboarding and Freeskiing Grand Prix: See the world’s top skiers perform in slopestyle as well as snowboarding and freeskiing halfpipe. With over $375,000 in prizes on the line, this will be a highly competitive event. Competition runs from December 21-22.
The Utah Olympic Oval Halloween events: There are a variety of great Halloween events at the oval during the next few months. On October 26, the Oval is hosting a trick or treat indoor street where you can walk around in your favourite costume and collect treats from community vendors and businesses. If you’re not in a spooky mood, there’s also “Cosmic Curling” on Mondays, which uses black lights and neon to make curling even more fun!
Sundance Film Festival: Although America’s premier film festival isn’t until January 17-27 next year, tickets sell out fast and accommodation books out quickly so it’s best to be prepared as early as possible. Even if you’re not attending the festival, this is a great time to visit Park City and there are usually many celebrity spottings in the area.
Looking for Park City accommodation while visiting some of our local events?
Park City Peaks is the perfect hub for anyone coming to Park City and looking to enjoy some of activities and events in the area. As well as previously hosting exciting events ourselves, we also offer free shuttle transportation into town and are just a brief stroll from the mountains. If you’d like to find out more about what makes Park City Peaks so special, learn about our luxurious rooms and read about the amazing amenities including a heated pool, restaurant and bar.
Don’t forget we have also posted many other useful articles about Park City on our Park City Peaks blog! Thanks for reading!
From skiing to mountain biking, there are plenty of great things to do in Park City. For an entertaining night out with friends and family, we also recommend visiting local favorite The Egyptian Theatre. The live performance venue was founded in 1926 and always has an interesting show, musical performance or community event happening. Read below for some event recommendations from our Park City accommodation.
If you’re Looking for Park City Attractions for your Next Park City Vacation, The Egyptian Theater is an Excellent Option.
Thriller! By Odyssey Dance Theatre: Sep 28th – Oct 7th
This electrifying dance show of monsters and maniacs is suitable for all ages and usually sells out quickly. More funny than frightening and definitely worth seeing.
Leon Redbone: October 12 – 13th
Redbone performs jazz and blues inspired by the greats of the World War II era. After releasing 15 albums over 30 years, he has become renowned for captivating audiences with his incredible musicianship. Sure to be a great performance.
Average White Band: Wednesday: Oct 24th
This band has been performing infectiously danceable soul and funk to sold-out audiences for over 30 years.
Jekyll & Hyde- the Musical: Oct 18th – 28th
With the Halloween season approaching, the Dark House company theater tells the classic tale of Dr Jekyll exploring good and evil. Sure to be a thrilling performance!
Stand Up Comedy Night: November 2nd – 3rd
Enjoy a laugh with talented comedians including Big Al Goodwin who has previously opened for Dave Chapelle and Wayne Brady.
Forbidden Broadway: November 8th – 11th
After a successful New York City tour and winning dozens of awards, this satirical take of over 30 Broadway Hits is sure to delight and entertain audiences.
Coming for a Park City Vacation? Stay with Park City Peaks
We are ideally located off Park City’s Olympic Highway with the mountains and several hiking trails right on our doorstep. Relax in our swim-in, swim-out heated pool after a day of exploring, make use of our extensive meeting facilities or enjoy a complementary breakfast in one of our elegantly designed rooms, the choice is yours. Check our Park City Peaks website for more information and learn more about the area before you book a relaxing Park City vacation to remember.
There’s no better feeling than racing down an exhilarating bike track in the beautiful Park City mountains. There are dozens of trails for any skill level, whether you are looking for a quiet ride with a friend or a ferocious uphill trek. Exploring Park City’s flora and fauna during a comfortable ride through the wilderness is a great way to make the most of our beautiful outdoors during the summer season. Make your Utah vacation even better by checking out the following trails next time you visit Park City.
Try mountain biking on your next Utah vacation
There are more than 150 miles of public trails ideal for hiking and biking in the Park City area so here are five suggestions to get you started.
Gambel Oak Loop: Located South-East of Park City, this trail is open May through October and has some light climbing and technical areas.
Wasatch Crest Ridge Connector: This relaxed ride has a moderate climb to the Wasatch Crest trail and upper Millcreek Canyon. It is mostly in the shade, but be sure to stay hydrated regardless.
Wasatch Crest – Midmountain Loop: If you’re an expert rider, this trail is for you. There is a lot of climbing at high altitudes and some trails are quite long and difficult.
Midmountain Trail (North): Visit this trail June through to September, it is for immediate riders and reaches the 8000 foot mark above Park City after beginning with an incline.
Rail Trail: This track follows an old railroad route and moves through the prospector area of Park City.
Looking for somewhere to stay for a great Utah vacation? Try our Park City Hotel
Did you know many more hiking and biking trails are accessible from our north lawn? We are in the perfect location for outdoor enthusiasts. If you want to come experience our beautiful mountainous region, stay in luxury at Park City Peaks. From our swim in and out pool to our elegantly furnished rooms, we have many satisfied customers and have earned a great reputation based on quality. Contact Park City Peaks to make a booking.