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!
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.