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RESORTS OPTIMISTIC AFTER RECORD BREAKING 2015/2016 SEASON
The Utah ski and snowboard industry closed the 2015-16 winter season up nearly 5 percent from the previous record during the 2007-08 season. Resort officials are optimistic about the upcoming season based on early bookings. Both Deer Valley and Park City Mountain Resort have invested in improvements for the upcoming season. Snowmaking has been enhanced at Deer Valley and Vail Resorts has launched an app extension called EpicMixTime to help skiers and riders better navigate the mountain. For the non-skiers in your group, the Park City Chamber Bureau has compiled a great list of outfitters for everything from dog sled rides to snowmobile tours to ice skating and even snowshoe food tours.

Click here for more info.

 

PARK CITY BASE AREA
OPENING DAY:   Saturday, November 26, 2016
PARK CITY CANYONS VILLAGE
OPENING DAY:   Saturday, November 26, 2016
DEER VALLEY RESORT
OPENING DAY:   Saturday, December 3, 2016
The Giving Tree Festival - Parade of Trees
November 18 - December 3 • Various Local Businesses

The Giving Tree Festival presented by the Park City Rotary Club, which debuted in 2015, is an annual auction of beautifully designed holiday trees benefiting local non-profit organizations in Summit County. For more info click here.
Electric Parade and Festivities 2016
November 26 • Historic Main Street


Kick off the Holiday Season in style! Come up to Historic Park City for our Winter Electric Parade. Participants have the chance to win cash prizes in one of four categories, awarded by a panel of local judges. For more info click here.
Celebrity Skifest at Deer Valley
December 2-4 • Deer Valley Resort

Deer Valley will kick off its winter season with the excitement of the annual Celebrity Skifest. For more info click here.
Park Silly Holiday Bazaar
December 9-11 • Park City Marriott 
1895 Sidewinder Drive

The Park Silly Holiday Bazaar is a festive, indoor, holiday market where family, friends and vendors can have fun while making the most of the holiday spirit!  Entry to the Bazaar is FREE! For more info click here.
Santa Comes Down the Town Lift
December 17 • Town Lift Plaza

Saturday, December 17th is the annual "Santa Comes Down the Town Lift" event on the Town Lift Plaza, and we couldn't be more excited to share the holiday cheer with you! Beginning at 5:30 pm, there will be plenty of merriment to go around as we await his arrival. Once he's here, you and your kids can get your picture taken with Santa by EpicMix Photo. For more info click here.
Snowfest
December 17 - January 1
Park City Resort


Celebrate the holidays by heading to Park City Snowfest, a 16-day winter festival including après musical acts, village entertainers, and more! For more info click here.


December 17: The Proper Way, Jordan Saucier, Triggers and Slips
December 18: Lumberjack Fabulous, Cameron Mercer, Zachary Parrish Trio
December 19: BD Howes, Carlos Emjay
December 20: Mike Rogers, Courtney Spaulding, Dr. Bob Trio
December 21: DJ Velvet
December 22: Sandoval Brothers, Wyatt Pike, Cory Mon
December 23: Nate Robinson, DJ Velvet
December 24: CryWolf, Carlos Emay, Will Baxter Band
December 25: Twin Flames, DJ Velvet
December 26: Downright Citizens
December 27: Jordan Saucier Trio
December 28: Mike Rogers, Courtney Spaulding, DJ Velvet
December 29: BD Howes Duo, Michelle Moonshine
December 30: Bruce Music, Cameron Mercer, DJ Velvet
December 31: Lumberjack Fabulous, Cade Mower
January 1:  Carlos Emjay, DJ Velvet
54th Annual Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade
December 24 • Park City Mountain Resort

 

Park City's Annual Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade is a tradition as old as the resort itself. That means it will turn 54 this year! This is also one of our most special and longest-running traditions, creating a special seasonal atmosphere here on Christmas Eve.Before the actual parade, we'll start the celebration at 5:30 pm in Park City Base Area with holiday music and holiday cheer, all free for your entire family. For more info click here.

Santa Claus Visits Deer Valley Resort
December 24 • Deer Valley Resort

To celebrate Christmas, Santa Claus will visit Deer Valley Resort on December 24. For more info click here.
Torchlight Parade at Deer Valley Resort
December 30 • Deer Valley Resort

 

This magical holiday tradition at Deer Valley Resort is not to be missed! For more info click here.

New Year's Eve Celebration & Fireworks
December 31 • Canyons Village

 

The New Year's Eve Celebration at Canyons Village is fun for the entire family! Family-friendly activities include live entertainment, music and our massive fireworks display.

  • 3:00 - 5:30  Live Music on Village Stage
  • 5:30 - 7:30  Live Music on Village Stage
  • 7:30  Fireworks!

 For more info click here.

POND SKIMMING & SPRING GRUV
March 25 - April 9 • Park City Resort

Park City presents the 10th annual Spring Grüv. For 16 days we'll be having huge, free concerts in the two villages, as well as the 21st Annual Pond Skimming Contest! It's one of those traditions that has been wild from the start. The Pond Skimming Contest is Park City's most popular party and is the true indicator that spring has arrived. Contestants must dress in costume (the funkier the better) as they attempt to cross a 100-foot pond on skis or a snowboard. The pond and the excitement happen at mid-mountain just outside Red Pine Lodge. 

 For more info click here.


PARK CITY WINTER ACTIVITIES

In order to truly experience everything Park City has to offer, save time for some of the following winter activities. For more information, visit here or click on the photos below.

 

 

 

 
Sundance Film Festival
January 19 - 29 • Various Locations in Park City area

The 10-day festival brings more than 40,000 people to Park City, Utah each January to celebrate the work of independent storytellers in film. Thousands of films are screened in 13 venues throughout town. In addition there are a number of music cafes and presentations during the festival. For more info click here.
Eccles Center for the Performing Arts
Eccles Center Park City

Maureen Dowd & Carl Hulse: December 3
An Evening with Adam Savage: December 10
Pacific Mambo Orchestra: December 17
The Fabulous Thunderbirds: December 29
Alan Cumming: December 31

Criminal Justice Reform: January 7
Jessica Lang Dance: January 13
Fran Lebowitz: February 4
Cirque Eloize: February 21-22

Alvin Ailey Dance Company II: February 24 & 25
Lidia Yuknavitch: March 4

Jeff Corwin: March 11
Ballet West: March 18
Taj Mahal: March 25
Book of Mormon: August 1-20
 
For more info click here.

Park City Film Series
Jim Santy Auditorium/Park City Library Building
 

The Park City Film Series is a nonprofit organization presenting the best of independent feature, documentary, world and local cinema. Our mission is to create community through film. Upcoming films include the following:

Tight Loose: December 1

Getting to the Nutcracker: December 3
Aspen Extreme: December 7
11th Annual Filmakers Showcase: December 8

Elephant, the Horse (Un Caballo Llamado Elefante): December 10
War Horse - National Theatre Live: December 11
Gimme Danger: December 16-18
Little Men: December 22-24
The Eagle Huntress: December 30-January 1


 For more info on the Park City Film Series click here.
Egyptian Theatre
 

The intimate Egyptian Theatre hosts a variety of theatre, comedy, musical acts, special events, community functions and more. View films and buy tickets here! 


Tinsley Ellis: December 2-3
Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! Dec 9-10

Park City Holiday Spectacular & Sing-Along: Dec 15-18
Kurt Bestor: December 22-25
Zoso - The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience: Dec 26-27

Queen Nation: December 28-29
Imagine - Remembering the Fab Four: December 30-31
Village People: January 4-7
An Evening with Robert Earl Keen: January 12-14

An Evening with Shawn Colvin: February 2-4
Jay and the Americans: February 9-12
Al Stewart: February 16-19
Robben Ford: February 23-25

 
Eccles Theater Salt Lake City
131 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater is Salt Lake City’s newest performing arts center. The state-of-the-art theater will feature the 2,500-seat Delta Performance Hall, an intimate black box theater, event and rehearsal spaces, a 6-story grand lobby, an outdoor plaza, and a galleria. The theater’s various spaces host national touring Broadway, concerts, comedy and other popular entertainment events, as well as innovative local performances and community events.

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet: November 28-30
The Nutcracker: December 2-26
Irving Berlin's White Christmas: December 6-11
The Night Before Christmas: December 9-10
A Kurt Bestor Christmas: December 15-17
Chris Tomlin- Adore Christmas: December 18
Cirque Dreams Holidaze: December 29-31
Kinky Boots: January 17-22
Kathy Griffin: January 27
Mamma Mia!: February 2-2
Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson: February 15
The Book of Mormon: August 1 - 20


For more information, click here.








SOLDER HOLLOW IN MIDWAY
Soldier Soldier hollow offers a wide range of family activities in addition to the longest tubing lanes and beautifully manicured cross-country ski trails.  These include:

Biathlon Experience - The Olympic Sport of Biathlon, is a fun and challenging test, combining cross country skiing or snowshoeing with use of the Olympic shooting range in the winter and ‘on foot’ or by mountain bike experience in the summer.

Winter Tubing - Soldier Hollow boasts the longest tubing lanes in Utah. With 1,200-foot sliding lanes and convenient lift service, tubing is the perfect way to take advantage of Utah’s beautiful winters. Tubing is available in 2-hour sessions.

Snowshoeing - For those wanting to explore Soldier Hollow at a slower pace, or for a nature photographer capturing the raptors or moose that frequent Soldier Hollow, snowshoeing is a great alternative to skiing.

To find out more information about the fun activities and events at Soldier Hollow this winter, click here!

FIL Luge World Cup
December 15-17 • Utah Olympic Park

The Utah Olympic Park will host top Luge athletes from around the world in this exciting World Cup competition. Free Admission! For more info click here.
US Freestyle Aerial Selections
December 18-19 • Utah Olympic Park


Utah is proud to be the host of the FIS Nordic Junior & U23 World Ski Championships 2017! The event features two Utah Olympic legacy venues: Utah Olympic Park and Soldier Hollow (Midway). Event organizers anticipate over 750 athletes from 40 nations! For more info click here.
IBSF Bobsled + Skeleton North America's Cup
January 3 - 12 • Utah Olympic Park

Watch top Bobsled and Skeleton athletes compete on the 2002 Winter Olympic track. Free admission for spectators. See full schedule here.

FIS Nordic Junior and U23 Ski World Championships
January 30 - February 5 • Utah Olympic Park


Utah is proud to be the host of the FIS Nordic Junior & U23 World Ski Championships 2017! The event features two Utah Olympic legacy venues: Utah Olympic Park and Soldier Hollow (Midway). Event organizers anticipate over 750 athletes from 40 nations! For more info click here.
FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup
February 1-4 • Deer Valley Resort

The world's best freestyle skiers come together this winter for the 2017 FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup at Deer Valley Resort. Watch as competitors twist, fly and race their way to the podium on the same runs used during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. All events are free to the public. For more info click here.
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