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!
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!
If you’re looking for a unique winter experience while you visit our beautiful city, why not take a sleigh ride? Glide across the snow on a romantic journey or get in the Christmas spirit with family as you travel through our breath-taking mountain scenery. A horse-drawn sleigh can take you to viewpoints you won’t find on foot and you’ll be able to look over breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains and Park City. Check out the rest of the article for information on some local sleigh ride companies.
Boulder Mountain Ranch: This highly rated organization is located on the Deer Valley Ski Resort and is a favorite for marriage proposals or couples on their honeymoon. Rides are 30 minutes long and warm blankets are provided. They also have holiday rates and a dinner/sleigh ride combination package. The ranch offers horse tours through the mountains, wagon rides and horse rentals for self guided trips as well.
Rocky Mountain Outfitters: These guys are known for their excellent service and they were nominated as a finalist for the 2011 Guide Service of the Year Award. Their beautiful horses include friendly Clydesdales, Belgians, and spotted draft breeds who will take you to enjoy breathtaking views of the Wasatch Mountains. They have a variety of options available including group and individual rides as well as daytime and night rides. Click here for a great video of the Rocky Mountain horse drawn sleigh rides.
Rocky Mountain Sleigh Company was recognized as one of the top ten sleigh dinner operators by USA Today. They will take you far from crowds and along rivers, valleys and forests before treating you to a three course meal next to a wood burning fireplace in a charming log cabin. Check out their unique dog sledding adventures with real Alaskan Husky racing sled dogs too. Menu and prices are available here.
The Canyons Sleigh Rides: Take a 30 minute horse drawn tour through the beautiful and enchanting Willow Draw and learn a little about the history of Park City along the way. Although warm blankets are supplied, don’t forget to wear warm clothing as well.
Relax after an eventful day at our Park City hotel
Treat yourself to a traditional resort vacation while staying with Park City Peaks. You can warm yourself by the fire, relax in the comfort of one of our stylish rooms or enjoy a delicious meal at our on-site restaurant and bar. We are near free transport to numerous Park City attractions and the mountains are right on our doorstep. Check out our photo gallery to see what makes Park City Peaks so special and contact us here to make a reservation.
Park City was one of the first ski resort towns in the United States and we have some of the best snow in the world! Thousands of people visit Park City because it is an excellent location for winter sports including skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, ice-skating, bobsledding and more.
Each year, an average of 350 inches of snow covers our quaint resort town and residents use this to create a variety of bowls, terrain parks and rinks over about 9000 acres of terrain. Read below for just some of the great activities we offer at our winter wonderland, Park City.
Skiing and Snowboarding
The Park City mountain ranges undoubtedly have something for everyone and our convenient transit system can take you everywhere for free. Fifty six ski lifts can take you to 426 runs fit for a variety of skill levels. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or seasoned veteran. Everyone from first timers to Olympic athletes can enjoy themselves, and you can also rent equipment and book lessons while you’re in town. Although snowboarding isn’t allowed at Deer Valley Resort, you can take your board to various terrain parks, half-pipes, big jumps and more at The Canyons and Park City Mountain Resort. Park City Peaks also offers negotiable discount rates for big groups who choose to stay with us and the mountains are literally on our doorstep!
For something a bit more relaxing, grab your skates and head over to the Park City Ice Arena for a fun glide on the ice with friends or family. Lessons are offered by trained professionals who have your fun and safety in mind at all times. The arena also offers curling and ice hockey, and is open year round.
Looking for the ultimate thrill? Try racing 80 miles an hour down a iced track with twists and turns at Utah Olympic Park. Bobsled is limited to those 16 years and older.
This fun Gorgoza Park activity requires no training and is suitable for the whole family, just hop on an inflatable tube and hang on! Seven different lanes are available for all skill levels and there’s a separate tubing hill for the younger ones. Lifts also carry you back to the top so you can do it all over again and the lanes are separated by lights so you can keep racing as the sun goes down.
Don’t let the snow prevent you from discovering our beautiful scenery! Park City has hundreds of trails that are just waiting to be explored. Click here for a list of great tours and rental companies available.
If you’ve got the need for speed and you want to explore as much of Park City as possible, this is for you. Dozens of touring companies can take you for a picturesque journey across the slopes to witness amazing views and scenery that aren’t otherwise accessible during this time of year. Snowmobiling is a relatively safe activity and there is training or dual bikes available for those who are new to the exciting sport.
Enjoy your vacation at our exquisite Park City resort
With all of these exciting winter activities to try, you’re going to need somewhere comfortable and enjoyable to stay. Park City Peaks is all of these things and more. We have a full range of activities within easy access of our hotel and you can relax at our Upper Deck Sports Pub while enjoying a beautiful view of the mountains. Our friendly staff can also tell you what’s happening in town and all of our stylish rooms are of the highest quality. Contact us here to make a booking.
Park City is well known for its talented community of artists, film-makers, musicians and more. Our downtown area is a combination of historic and modern, with many older buildings mixed in with modern construction. For people looking to experience some of our vibrant local talent and unique culture, we have a wide range of excellent art galleries which each cater to different styles and tastes. Read below for some information about Park City art galleries.
Great Park City Art Galleries
Meyer Gallery: Located in the former First National Bank of Utah building built in 1890, the Meyer Gallery was established in 1965 and represents both renowned and emerging artists. It is open late on most days.
Gallery MAR: This unique collection of modern art includes everything from landscapes to bronze sculptures. They specialize in non-commercial work and have a warm and inviting atmosphere with friendly attentive staff.
Julie Nester Gallery: Named after a local enthusiast with over 15 years experience, the Julie Nester Gallery is located in the Iron Horse District and supports artists of all fields. Their collection includes original paintings, mixed media prints, photography and sculpture. It was named “Best Art Gallery in Utah” in 2005 by Salt Lake Magazine.
Coda Gallery: Sculptures, glass and paintings of all styles are visible at the Coda Gallery. View some of the work currently on display here.
Silver Queen Fine Art: This intimate gallery features an eclectic group of local artists and has some very unique artwork including contemporary bronze and glass sculptures, paintings and jewellery.
There are many more galleries to be found in Park City. Click here, to view an index.
Looking for Park City Accommodation? Park City Peaks is an Excellent Choice!
Park City Peaks is the perfect location for the outdoor adventurer or someone just looking to explore the city. We are renowned for our classic ski lodge atmosphere and excellent Park City accommodation. Enjoy our elegant, cozy rooms located right in front of the beautiful mountainside with easy access to the ski lifts. All of our luxurious rooms include cable television, laundry and valet service and more. Contact us here if you would like to make a booking.
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.
The Utah Olympic Park might be famous for hosting the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, but there are also plenty of other exciting year round activities for tourists to enjoy. It’s no surprise that hundreds of people flock to Utah Olympic Park every year. From the steepest zip line in the world to breath-taking bobsledding, there is something for everyone. Here are some essential activities recommended by Park City Peaks.
Things to do in Park City During Summer – Bobsledding, Adventure Parks and More.
Guided Tours – These daily tours take you through Utah Olympic Park and tell you about the amazing stories that still inspire world class athletes today.
Adventure courses – These three different tree courses are very safe and a great way to challenge yourself while getting a excellent view of the Park City scenery.
Comet Bobsled Ride – Take a thrilling ride down the Olympic track with a professional pilot and reach speeds of up to 70mph.
Extreme Zipline Ride – If you’ve always wondered what it felt like to be an Olympian jumping off the K120 Nordic ski jump this is the place for you. There’s also a freestyle zipline which is a bit less scary for children and beginners.
Alpine Slide – Take a sled and enjoy a fast ride down this exciting sliding track which features a 300 degree sweeping turn at the end.
Summer freestyle private lessons – Try some water skiing with help from professionals and also bounce on training trampolines.
Chairlift ride – Enjoy a relaxing trip to the top of the mountain while you discover some stunning views of the park.
Looking for More Things to do in Park City During Summer? Stay with us!
Our friendly Park City Peaks staff can recommend plenty of fun things to do in this beautiful town. Hiking and biking trails are easily accessible from our north lawn and we can also help you find public transport into the quaint historic district. The “swim in swim out” heated pool is a great way to enjoy the sun and we have many other great amenities such as a gift shop, sauna, spa and much more. View the Park City Peaks website to make a reservation and check our room rates.
Park City, Utah might be known for its ski season, but there are also many great activities during the warmer months. Downtown park city is a buzzing centre of culture, music, art and food. There are plenty of festivals and attractions which tourists and locals flock to every year, so why not come enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery?
July 1- September 23 – Visit the Silly Market while on your Park City vacation
This child-friendly market starts up again in July and has food, entertainment and more. It’s free to visit (located on Historic Main Street) and is 100% waste free. This Park City event is fun for the whole family, with different stalls every week.
July 5-8 – Park City Wine and Food Classic
More than 100 food artisans, wineries and locally made products are available at this gourmet food and wine festival. From wine tasting to cooking demonstrations, this is an event for everyone. It is the eighth annual wine and food classic and tickets sell quickly so make sure to purchase yours as early as possible.
The excellent Utah symphony is in its ninth season of providing classical, opera, and pop offerings in the park city area. These classically trained musicians perform over several months during the Deer Valley Music Festival and shouldn’t be missed. The music of Michael Jackson concert will be held at the Deer Valley Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheatre and is just one of the many events being held in July. All of MJ’s classic hits from albums such as Thriller will be performed.
Bring a picnic and watch a great movie while sitting in the grass with friends at this event. The July 26 showing is Filly Brown, a drama about a Mexican girl who rises to musical fame as she copes with the incarceration of her mother.
Enjoy your Park City Vacation at Park City Peaks Hotel
Park City is a beautiful resort town and Park City Peaks Hotel is a great place to stay while you enjoy it. With over 100 rooms and amenities such as the “swim in, swim out” heated pool and nearby hiking trails, it’s the perfect summer destination. The Park City Peaks Hotel location is also very convenient. Many of the July attractions are close by so if you’re thinking about staying in the area next month, why not give us a call? Be sure to also check out the Park City Peaks Hotel specials to get the best deal possible.
Park City, Utah’s famous mountain resorts, the annual Sundance Film Festival, and its fascinating history of mining are just a few of the attractions that make this town a vacation hot-spot. If you’re visiting the area and want to enjoy a delicious meal or quality beverage, here are some great places to friends or family.
Enjoy Dining While on your Vacation in Park City, Utah
St. Regis Bar at Deer Valley- This rustic style eatery is owned by the Sundance Resort Group. They have a tasty menu with classic Midwestern cuisine and some international flavour for variety.
Chez Betty – Great service and excellent food has earned Chez Betty an impressive reputation with tourists and locals alike. Chef Jerry Garcia is renowned for his seasonal menu which features mouth watering dishes such as sauteed French burgundy escargot or New Zealand lamb marinated in garlic.
Deer Valley Seafood Buffet – If you’re a fan of seafood, this buffet can’t be missed. Their kitchen has everything from King Crab to Sushi. A range of tantalizing desserts and non-seafood meals are also available on the menu.
J&G Grill – Everyone loves a good BBQ and there is no better to place to come for grilled meats than J&G. World famous chef Jean-George sources quality local and international meats to make this an unforgettable dining experience.
Nick’s Greek Cafe – This Mediterranean cafe is great for casual family dining and also has a takeout option if you are looking for a quiet meal at home. Favourites such as hummus, Greek salad, moussaka and gyros are on the menu.
Why not Stay at the Park City Peaks Hotel for the Perfect Vacation?
Park City Peaks hotel has a prime location near tourist attractions such as Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain Resort and The Canyons. A complimentary shuttle can have you at the slopes, in Park City’s historic downtown or near your favorite restaurant within just minutes and we have many other excellent amenities available.
June is a busy time in the Park City hotel area with lots of visitors flocking to our city to take advantage of our great summer weather, as well as the many fun Park City events that we host during the warmer months. In June, Park City will host a slow food weekend, a music film festival, our 19th Annual Children’s fair as well as a Sunday market, to name a few. Park City is a great place to visit during the summer to take advantage of our many great outdoor activities like hiking, and biking, and to see that we’re not just about skiing!
Park City Events in June
June 1st – 3rd – Taking place at the Jim Santy Auditorium Slow Food Park City’s Food & Film Weekend will kick off with a showing of Julie and Julia, on Friday at 8pm followed by Big Night on Saturday at the same time and Chocolat on Sunday at 6pm. The film series is meant to draw attention to the “slow food” movement, where people are striving to preserve traditional and regional cuisine as an alternative to fast food, and encouraging the farming of plants, seeds and livestock characteristic of local ecosystems.
June 1st – 3rd – The Park City Film Music Festival will be taking place for the 9th consecutive year in 2012 from June 1st to 3rd and will screen over 200 independent films for audiences throughout the festival. Tickets are no on sale for the screenings. In addition, the festival will also showcase: free concerts, round tables, seminars and receptions at various venues throughout the city.
June 3rd – The 19th Annual Park City Children’s Fair is a Park City tradition held in City Park each year and featuring activities for children of all ages including: games, food, live music, prizes, magic shows, pony rides, a bouncy house and much more. The event will run from 10:30 am until 3pm.
June 10th – September 23rd – Every Sunday from 10am until 5pm, Park City’s Historic Main Street will be home to the Park Silly Sunday Market, Utah’s zero waste street festival and open air market. Vendors, artisans, activities for children and adults, delicious food and performers will be present at the market and it is free and open for all to attend.
Park City Events in June near the Park City Peaks hotel
The Park City Peaks hotel is situated nearbe all of the great events in Park City this June, as well as most of the town’s most popular attractions including Historic Main Street. If you’re thinking about booking a trip to Park City this spring give our Park City hotel staff a call!