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Park City Mountain Announces 2018 Summer Activities and Events
Media Contact: Jessica Miller, (435) 647-5498, JMMiller@vailresorts.com
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PARK CITY, Utah – May 8, 2018 – The secret is out. Park City isn’t just a ski town; it’s the place to be this summer. As the slopes turn from snowy white to vibrant green, Park City Mountain will start spinning the lifts again for cross country mountain biking, zip lines, hiking, family activities and more. Summer activities begin on May 25 at the Park City Mountain Adventure Park and on June 15 at Canyons Village. 2018 summer highlights at Park City Mountain include:
Park City Mountain Adventure Park and Adventure Pass
Families will find endless adventures at Park City Mountain during the summer. Activities begin on May 25 and include Utah’s longest Alpine Coaster, a 3,000 foot Alpine Slide, the ZipRider and Flying Eagle Zip Line, scenic lift rides, hiking, mountain biking, mini golf, climbing wall, gem panning, kids ropes course, tubing and more. Park City Mountain’s all-in-one Adventure Pass is one of the best ways to experience it all in a day. Summer-long season passes are also available. More information can be found here.
Canyons Village Activities
Canyons Village activities open on June 15 and include summer zip tour adventures, scenic gondola rides, lift-serviced cross country mountain biking, hiking and miniature golf. More information can be found here.
Park City Mountain will host a series of free, live music concerts at Canyons Village on Thursday and Saturday evenings throughout the summer. Thursday evening concerts will kick off on July 5 on the Canyons Village stage and feature performances from local and regional bands. Saturday concerts will begin on July 7 and showcase visiting artists and bands from around the country. Park City Mountain will also host live music at the Park City Mountain Village on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons all summer long. A full schedule of concert dates and performers will be announced shortly. More information can be foundhere.
Canyons Golf will open for the season on May 25. This 18-hole, par-70 course is located steps away from the Grand Summit Hotel at the base of Canyons Village and features over 550 feet of elevation change. Designed by renowned course architects Gene and Casey Bates, Canyons Golf offers a challenging and enjoyable course characterized by memorable shots and dramatic views. More information can be found here.
World-Class Mountain Biking
Three lifts provide bike access during the summer at Park City Mountain and are centrally located amongst some of Park City’s most beautiful trails. The Payday lift will operate for early-season biking and hiking access beginning May 25 at the Park City Mountain Village. On June 15, the high-speed four-passenger Crescent Lift will open for bike access and Payday lift will shift to scenic rides. Crescent Lift runs out of the Park City Mountain Village and unloads mountain bikers at access points for the IMBA recognized “Epic Ride” on the Mid-Mountain Trail. The Red Pine Gondola at Canyons Village will also open on June 15 and provides access to miles of gorgeous cross-country biking and hiking trails. Bike rentals are available on-site at Legacy Sports and Canyon Mountain Sports. Please refer towww.parkcitymountain.com for summer mountain bike rates, hours of operation, reservations and more information.
Kids Adventure Games, June 15-17
Park City Mountain will host the Kids Adventure Games this June 15-17. The Kids Adventure Games is an adventure challenge course designed and run especially for kids in teams of two, ages 6 – 14, involving a range of obstacles and challenges in an outdoor environment. Kids can also participate in four optional clinics on the day before the race to sharpen their skills and increase their confidence prior to the race. Registration is open now. More information can be found here.
4th of July Celebrations, July 3-7
Park City Mountain will host a series of events the week of the 4th of July. Returning to the resort this summer, Park City Mountain will host a 3rd of July Celebration and Fireworks Show at Canyons Village on Tuesday, July 3. The following day, the resort will host the annual 4th of July Celebration and City Fireworks Show at the Park City Mountain Village. Wrapping up the week, Park City Mountain will present free concerts on Thursday, July 5 and Saturday, July 7 at Canyons Village. More information can be found here.
Tour of Utah, August 10-11
New this summer, Stage 5 of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah will begin at Canyons Village at Park City on Saturday, August 11. The Tour of Utah is a seven-day, world-class professional cycling race along the scenic byways of Utah and attracts worldwide attention as the top international cycling event that follows the Tour de France. Canyons Village will host the Tour of Utah‘s Ultimate Challenge Pre-Party and Meet & Greet on Friday, August 10. Stage 5 of the race will start the following morning. As part of Stage 5, the Tour of Utah also offers a mass participation Gran Fondo – the Ultimate Challenge. This unique opportunity allows participants to ride the exact Stage 5 route as the pros, with a 4-hour head start, as well as offering riders a great spot to watch the finishing sprints of Stage 5 at Snowbird Resort. More information can be found here.
Mountainside Lodging Deals
From single hotel rooms to four bedroom penthouse suites, Park City Mountain offers exceptional lodging options for everyone. This summer, Park City Mountain is offering a Stay Longer, Save More lodging package that is perfect for extended vacations. The package offers guests 20 percent off two to three nights, 25 percent off four to six nights, and 30 percent off seven or more nights lodging, so the longer you stay, the more you save. Enjoy stays at the Sundial Lodge, Silverado Lodge, or the beautiful Grand Summit Hotel which recently received a $15 million renovation. More information can be found here.
Farm-to-Table Dinners at Legends Bar and Grill
Back by popular demand this summer, the talented chefs at Legends Bar and Grill will once again offer a series of four farm-to-table dinners beginning in late June. The monthly prix fixe dinners will feature locally-sourced seasonal ingredients and showcase the creative talents of the chefs. Guests can enjoy the dinners al fresco at the base of Park City Mountain while relaxing to the sounds of local musicians.
Gourmet Dining at The Farm
The Farm restaurant at Canyons Village will debut a new menu that features farm-to-table ingredients and seasonal dishes for summer. The Farm was named one of “Utah’s 25 Best Restaurants” in 2015 and features fine dining in a rustic, yet refined setting. The Farm offers both indoor and outdoor seating options for summer as well as an extensive wine list. Reservations can be made here.
Park City Farmer’s Market Now at the Park City Mountain Village
New this summer, the Park City Farmers Market will move to the parking lot at the base of the Park City Mountain Village. Every Wednesday through the fall, the Farmers Market will showcase local vendors and artisans with fresh produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, crafts and more. The market will open at noon every Wednesday beginning June 13.
Only One Pass Can Be This Epic
Vail Resorts’ industry-leading season pass – Epic Pass – returns for its 10thseason, providing skiers and snowboarders with not only the best value in the industry, but also unprecedented worldwide access. New for next winter, the 2018-19 Epic Pass will feature access to Telluride and Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Colorado; Hakuba Valley’s nine ski resorts in Japan; Resorts of the Canadian Rockies, including Fernie Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and Kimberley Alpine Resort in British Columbia, Nakiska in Alberta, Mont Sainte Anne and Stoneham in Quebec; Okemo Mountain Resort in Vermont; and Mount Sunapee Resort in New Hampshire, all in a long-term alliance. With just one pass, guests have unlimited, unrestricted access to explore 15 mountain resorts, as well as limited access to 49 more, across eight countries and 11 states and provinces – including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont; Afton Alps in Minnesota; Mt. Brighton in Michigan; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; and Perisher in New South Wales, Australia for the 2019 season. Epic Pass holders will again enjoy limited access to 30 European ski resorts, including Les 3 Vallées, Paradiski and Tignes-Val D’Isere in France; 4 Vallées in Switzerland; Arlberg in Austria and Skirama Dolomiti in Italy. In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Epic Pass and to honor the epic service of the Company’s founders from the 10th Mountain Division, Vail Resorts will donate USD$1 for each 2018-19 season pass sold to Wounded Warrior Project.
The Epic Pass is on sale now for $899 and guests can lock in the lowest price, at just $49 down, combined with the best benefits, including 8 total discounted tickets for family and friends, when buying before May 28, 2018. Visit EpicPass.com to purchase the Epic Pass or to learn about all Epic Pass options, such as Epic Local and Epic 4-Day passes.