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.
When it comes to Park City, there are a lot of rather amusing stereotypes which characterize our beautiful city and the surrounding mountainous regions. What makes these stereotypes so humorous? Well, in a lot of cases, the old standard, “It’s funny because it’s true” comes to mind. Whether it’s the oft-spotted Park City “settler” dressed in thermals looking like they’ve spent their entire lives in the chill of Park City’s mountain ranges, or the tourists dressed in their high-end flannel/alpine attire, Park City has its fair share of things to poke fun at.
When it comes to laughing at Park City, no-one laughs harder than we do at our selves. That’s why every year, the Egyptian Theater Company, Park City’s resident theater company, puts on a show explicitly aimed at making light of all things Park City. This April sees the 13th incarnation of Egyptian Theater Company’s production, Park City Follies.
Dating back to the year 2000, Egyptian Theater Company has taken it upon themselves to create a fun and hilarious look at all those who would label themselves a “Parkite”. This years edition of Park City Follies takes place from April 5th-13th and is guaranteed to be a jovial work of hilariousness created by the Follies Creative Team.
The Egyptian Theater Company
Constructed on the site of the old Dewey Theater, a center piece of pop culture and live theater which succumbed to a roof cave-in following heavy snowfall, construction of the Egyptian Theater began in 1922, and the theater opened its doors to audiences on Christmas Eve 1926. With the design of the Egyptian being largely inspired by the then recent discovery of King Tut’s tomb, John Rugar, the owner of the theater, brought in a renowned Egyptologist from Seattle to help create the authentic egyptian feel of the Egyptian.
The opening of the Egyptian Theater carried a great deal of significance for Park City residents as Park City had always been a hub of pop culture which thrived on live theater. In addition to facilitating Park City’s love of live theater, the new Egyptian Theater offered theater goers the option of taking in a feature film.
Through the years, the Egyptian Theater has undergone a great deal of reconstructive facelifts to preserve the building’s structural integrity. The residents of Park City have always been happy to give to their theater and offer support in times of trouble for this landmark venue located on Park City’s Main Street. Thanks to Park City’s gracious fundraising efforts, the Egyptian Theater, now called the Mary G. Steiner Egyptian Theater, is still open to the public and reminds audiences of what Park City is all about.
When it comes to making Park City a jovial laughing stock, and poking fun at the people, environment and lifestyle that makes Park City unique, who better to do it than a theater company whose history with Park City goes all the way back to 1922. Deeply entrenched in Park City culture, the 13th Annual Park City Follies is guaranteed to be a fun and exciting show for all adults who are ready to have a laugh at their own expense. For more information on the 13th Annual Park City Follies, or to find out more about their upcoming shows and reserve tickets, visit the Egyptian Theater website.
A visit to the Egyptian Theater, is just one of the exciting things that awaits you when you visit Park City Utah. When visiting our beautiful city, a stay at Park City Peaks Hotel means you are close to all that Park City is famous for. Contact us now to book your stay. We look forward to having you!
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!
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.