Park City Mountain is diving into spring with a packed schedule of spring events, free concerts, perfectly groomed slopes, unbeatable après ski and dreams of the perfect bluebird day. Spring festivities officially began on March 3 as Park City Mountain kicked off its Spring Concert Series and six straight weeks of free, Saturday concerts. At the end of March, Park City Mountain will host the first annual Pink Park City charity event on Saturday, March 24 and the resort will close out the 2017-18 ski season with the much-loved Spring Grüv festival and 22nd annual Pond Skimming competition.
Guests planning a visit to Park City Mountain this spring can still take advantage of the Spring Break Getaway package which includes lodging, lift tickets and breakfasts for up to 35% off. More information on Spring lodging packages is available at www.parkcitymountain.com/plan-your-trip/stay/park-city-vacation-deals.aspx.
Spring Concert Series: Saturday, March 3 – Sunday, April 8
Beginning Saturday, March 3, Park City Mountain will host six straight weeks of free après ski concerts every Saturday at both the Park City Mountain Village and Canyons Village. Concerts will begin at 3 p.m. and feature a variety of bands including Rage Against the Supremes, The PATWA Reggae Band and Tony Holiday & the Velvetones. A full schedule of concerts is posted below.
NEW Music with a View Series: Saturday, March 3 – Saturday, March 31
New this season, Park City Mountain will debut Music with a View, a new on-mountain, lunchtime concert series presented by Verizon. On Saturdays throughout March, favorite local Park City bands including Motherlode Canyon Band and Lash Larue will perform lunchtime concerts at select on-mountain restaurants including Red Pine Lodge, Mid Mountain Lodge and Miners Camp.
NEW Spring Chef Dinners at Legends Bar & Grill: Tuesday Evenings in March
This Spring, Legends Bar & Grill will host a series of Chef Dinners on Tuesday evenings in March at 6:30 p.m. Dinner guests will enjoy a five-course, prix fixe menu designed exclusively for the evening by the talented chefs at Legends. Select dishes include pan seared sea scallops with vanilla beurre blanc, lemon foam, blood orange caviar and squid ink tuile, and herb crusted beef tournedo medallions with a grapefruit scented demi glace. Vegan options are also offered. Reservations are available at (435) 658-5812 ($70 prix fixe menu, $99 including wine pairings).
10th Anniversary of the Epic Pass: Sunday, March 18
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Epic Pass on March 18, 2018, Vail Resorts is honoring the epic service of the Company’s founders from the 10th Mountain Division, and men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, Canadian Armed Forces and Australian Defence Force, with the introduction of a special new $99 Military Epic Pass. Additionally, on Sunday March 18, Park City Mountain will celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the Epic Pass with activities and giveaways at the Park City Mountain Village and Canyons Village. Guests are invited to celebrate with us and enjoy complimentary s’mores, white chocolate Epic Passes, music and family activities at both base areas.
NEW Pink Park City: Saturday, March 24
Join us at Park City Mountain on March 24 for the first annual Pink Park City, a family-friendly ski day supporting cancer research. This charity ski event will bring people together to celebrate life and raise money for all types of cancer research at Huntsman Cancer Institute. In its first year, Pink Park City has set a fundraising goal of $50,000, where each participant is encouraged to fundraise $500. 100% of all funds raised will go to benefit the life-saving research taking place at Huntsman Cancer Institute. More information is available at https://us-p2p.netdonor.net/443/pinkparkcity.
Spring Grüv: Saturday, March 24 – Saturday, April 8
Park City Mountain’s Spring Grüv festival will begin on Saturday, March 24 for 16 straight days of activities, music and special events at both base areas. This year’s Spring Grüv will be highlighted by two Saturday concerts at the Park City Mountain Village: Vista Kicks on March 24 and The Record Company on March 31. Other activities include free s’mores, family après activities, meet and greets with the avalanche dogs, a cornhole tournament and the annual Pond Skimming Competition.
Annual Easter Celebration and Egg Hunt: Sunday, April 1
Park City Mountain’s annual all-mountain egg hunt returns! On Easter Morning, more than 7,000 eggs will be scattered across the Resort holding treats for all ages. Those up for a real Easter challenge can follow the clues and look for one of four hidden Golden Eggs that hold special grand prizes. Kids ages six and under can hunt for eggs at the Park City Mountain Village and Canyons Village base areas and kids older than six can hunt for eggs on First Time Run. All hunts start promptly at 9am.
22nd Annual Pond Skimming Competition: Saturday, April 7
Whether your go-to spring skiing costume is an 80’s onesie, a sparkled-out tutu or something else you’ve been prepping all year, it’s time to bust it out and come up to Red Pine Lodge for Spring Gruv’s grand finale, the annual Pond Skimming Competition. Pond Skim is one of the best days of the year to be on the mountain. Contestants must dress in costume (the funkier the better) as they attempt to cross a 100-foot pond on skis or a snowboard. Awards will be given out by a panel of judges for best costume, best splash and crash and overall best male and female contestant. The pond is located at the top of the Red Pine Gondola just outside of Red Pine Lodge. Competitor registration is open now at www.eventbrite.com/e/22nd-annual-pond-skim-competition-tickets-43683464418.
Closing Day: Sunday, April 8
Park City Mountain will officially wrap up the 2017-18 ski season on April 8 with Closing Day Concerts at both the Park City Mountain Village and Canyons Village. Pixie & the Partygrass Boys will perform at the Park City Mountain Village and 80s cover band The Breakfast Klub, will close out the season on the Canyons Village Stage.
CANYONS VILLAGE CONCERTS
3/3/18 The PATWA Reggae Band
3/10/18 The Soulistics
3/17/18 Tony Holiday & the Velvetones
3/24/18 Cory Mon
3/31/18 Garrett Lebeau
4/7/18 Grizfolk, feat. The Brevet
4/8/18 The Breakfast Klub, feat. Metal Dogs
PARK CITY MOUNTAIN VILLAGE CONCERTS
3/3/18 Tony Holiday & the Velvetones
3/10/18 Bonanza Town
3/17/18 Rage Against The Supremes
3/24/18 Vista Kicks, feat Trevor Green
3/31/18 The Record Company, feat. Humming House
4/7/18 Tim Daniels Band
4/8/18 Pixie & the Partygrass Boys feat. Motherlode Canyon Band
Deer Valley Resort Pass Products And Ikon Pass On Sale
This year has brought many exciting changes to Deer Valley Resort, including joining Alterra Mountain Company, a community of 12 iconic year-round destinations and the world’s largest heli-ski operation. The creation of the Ikon Pass, the new standard in season passes, brings you easy access to 26 curated destinations across North America.
In addition to the Ikon Pass, Deer Valley Resort will again offer a selection of Deer Valley Resort season passes and a Locals Only® Pass program for the 2018-2019 season, scheduled for December 8, 2018, to April 7, 2019 (weather and conditions permitting).
“Deer Valley is excited to be a part of the Ikon Pass with 25 other carefully selected mountain destinations. It truly offers a new standard in season passes, making available a mix of access to some of the best resorts in North America at great price points,” said Bob Wheaton, president and COO of Deer Valley Resort. “For Utah locals, the Ikon Pass is a great way to purchase 10-14 days of skiing in the state as well as be able to see a variety of out-of-state resorts. The Ikon Pass is another product added to our mix of pass offerings, as there will still be Deer Valley specific pass products.”
Full Season Passes provide the most benefit. They permit unlimited skiing without restrictions, even during holiday periods. Passes are non-transferable. Enjoy both a 2018 and 2019 Summer Season Pass with your Season Pass purchase. Each adult Full Season Pass holder will receive six Buddy Passes. Teen and Child Full Season Pass holders will receive four Buddy Passes. Each Buddy Pass is valid for the purchase of one discounted single-day lift ticket. Present your Deer Valley 2018/2019 Season Pass and receive a 20% discount on dinner for you and a guest at the Seafood Buffet, Royal Street Café, The Brass Tag or The Mariposa restaurants during the 2018/2019 ski season. The Snow Park Restaurant Lunch Card features a 20% discount at the Snow Park Restaurant between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Purchase the card online, then pick up your Lunch Card at the Snow Park Ticket Desk. During the ski season, Lunch Cards can be reloaded at the Information Desk located in the lobby on the main level of Snow Park Lodge. A complimentary one year subscription to SKI Magazine (six issues) is included with your pass purchase; limit one per household; valid in the U.S. only. Enjoy two complimentary day tickets at Alta Ski Area, Snowbird, Brighton and Solitude Mountain Resort with the purchase of a Deer Valley Resort Full Season Pass. Enjoy two additional complimentary day tickets to Solitude (in addition to the Wasatch Benefit) plus two complimentary summer day tickets.
Midweek Season Passes permit unlimited weekday skiing, Monday through Friday, excluding the holiday period of 12/26 – 31/2018 and 2/16-17/2019. Passes are non-transferable. Please note: blackout dates and restrictions apply. Midweek Season Passes are valid five days a week (midweek only) during the 2018 and 2019 summer seasons. Each eligible pass holder will receive six weekday Buddy Passes, each valid for the purchase of one discounted single-day lift ticket. Valid weekdays only. Midweek Season Passes also include the 20% Restaurant Discount, Snow Park Restaurant Lunch Card and complimentary SKI Magazine subscription. Eligible Midweek Season Pass holders will receive two complimentary day tickets at Solitude Mountain Resort, valid Monday through Friday.
Deer Valley Resort Hospitality Passes provide all the convenience of a Full Season Pass with the additional benefit of being transferable between family members, friends or business associates. A Deer Valley Resort Hospitality Pass costs $5,900 and includes one full-day summer day pass per day and a complimentary SKI Magazine Subscription.
Locals Only® Passes offer savings up to 45% on Deer Valley Resort daily ski lift tickets. All pass types are determined by holder’s age on opening day, December 8, 2018. Each season, current documentation of Utah residency must be provided. Holiday restrictions apply; Locals Only passes are activated once proof of residency is received. Locals Only Passes include one Buddy Pass in each Five Pass, whereby your friend pays the same low daily rate you enjoyed when you purchased your Locals Only Pass (age and restrictions apply for pricing). Locals Only Passes include the Snow Park Restaurant Lunch Card and complimentary SKI Magazine subscription, and are valid for one summer lift-served mountain biking, hiking or scenic chairlift ride during Deer Valley Resort’s 2019 summer season. New this year, two qualifying Utah residents may share one Five Pass.
North America’s newest season pass product for winter 2018-2019, the Ikon Pass offers over 63,000 skiable acres of unique terrain at 26 premier mountain destinations, and is available now at www.ikonpass.com. The Ikon Pass offers unlimited access to 12 destinations and 7-days or 7-days combined at 13 destinations, with zero blackout dates, and a starting price of $899. The Ikon Base Pass offers unlimited access to 10 destinations and 5-days or 5-days combined at 16 destinations, with three blackout periods, and a starting price of $599.
Vail Resorts’ 2018-19 Epic Pass and Epic Local Pass Offer Utah Skiers and Snowboarders Unlimited Access to Park City Mountain
United States. Canada. Australia. Japan. France. Switzerland. Italy. Austria. No other season pass gives Utah skiers and snowboarders access to so many celebrated resorts around the world than the Epic Pass, including unlimited, unrestricted access to Park City Mountain and 14 mountain resorts and limited access to 46 more. Priced at $899 for the 2018-19 winter season, the Epic Pass remains unmatched in the mountain resort industry for the variety and value it offers skiers and snowboarders. The Epic Local Pass, offered at $669, also provides unlimited skiing or snowboarding at Park City Mountain with limited restrictions.
New for next winter, the Epic Pass will feature access to Telluride in Colorado; Hakuba Valley’s nine ski resorts in Japan; and Resorts of the Canadian Rockies across Canada, including Fernie Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and Kimberley Alpine Resort in British Columbia, Nakiska in Alberta, and Mont Sainte Anne and Stoneham in Quebec, all in a long-term alliance.
For skiers and snowboarders willing to plan around a few restrictions, the Epic Local pass offers the greatest value for unlimited access to Utah in one season pass and is designed for skiers and riders who want to ski locally as well as explore the world’s leading mountain resorts. At just $669 for adults and $359 for children, the Epic Local Pass is the best way for Utah skiers and snowboarders to access more than 330 trails and 7,300 acres of terrain at the largest ski resort in the United States all season long. The Epic Local Pass pays for itself in just over three days on the mountain.
For a limited time only, a $49 down payment now guarantees the lowest price for Vail Resorts’ pass products with the remainder due in the fall. New guests can also benefit from the Turn in Your Ticket program, allowing skiers and snowboarders to apply the cost of their day lift ticket toward the price of an eligible season pass for the 2018-19 season. Purchasing a 2018-19 Season Pass by Sunday, April 15 ensures that skiers and snowboarders will lock in the lowest price, combined with the best benefits, such as 12 total benefit tickets for friends and family to use: Six “Buddy” tickets at a flat discounted rate for friends and family to use and six “Ski With A Friend” discounted tickets are offered with eligible season passes.
The Epic SchoolKids Utah Pack provides Utah elementary school children (kindergarten through fifth grade) with five free days of skiing and riding at Park City Mountain and one free lesson and equipment rental for first-time skiers and snowboarders. Epic SchoolKids does not require any adult purchase.
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Epic Pass on March 18, 2018, Vail Resorts is honoring the epic service of the Company’s founders from the 10th Mountain Division and men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces as well as Canadian and Australian military service members with the introduction of a special new $99 Military Epic Pass, now available. Additionally, for every 2018-19 Vail Resorts season pass sold, a $1 donation will be made to Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), a nonprofit organization that offers a variety of programs, services and events for wounded veterans of the military. Based on 2017-18 pass sales, the donation would exceed $750,000.
Solitude Chocolate Lovers Festival
Chocolate ice cream, chocolate milk and chocolate covered strawberries are just a few reasons chocolate lovers will unite at Solitude Mountain Resort on Saturday, March 24. The resort’s 28th annual Solitude Chocolate Lovers Festival celebrates all things chocolate at nine stations located both on and off the mountain.
Guests begin their day at 9:00 a.m. by picking up a complimentary “Chocolate Lovers Passport” at Moonbeam Base Area or in Solitude Village. Guests will follow the map on the passport to enjoy complimentary chocolate delights and earn a passport stamp at each chocolate station. Completed passports are due by noon to be entered into a drawing for great prizes, such as a pair of Solitude lift tickets, helmets, goggles, t-shirts, and mugs from Canyon Fever. The prize drawing begins at 2:00 p.m. in the Moonbeam Plaza.
Chocolate vendors for the event include Chocolate Conspiracy, Solstice Chocolates, Hatch Family Chocolates, Utah Truffles, Honeycomb Grill, Winder Farms, Amano Artisan Chocolate, Creamies, and U.S. Foods. The event is free to the public.
The Mountain Collective is Back on Sale for 2018/2019
A limited number of Mountain Collective passes are now on sale for only $409, valid at Alta Ski Area, Snowbasin Resort and Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort in Utah, as well as 13 other iconic destinations around the world.
In addition, spring pass purchasers receive one bonus day at the destination of their choice and two additional days at Global Affiliate Resorts – Valle Nevado, Chile, Niseko, Japan and Chamonix Mont Blanc, France. For a limited time, pricing for the kids pass (ages 12 and under) is just $1 for the 2018- 2019 season when purchased this spring with an Adult Pass, offering an incredible deal for families.
Mountain Collective Resorts are: Alta, Aspen Snowmass, Banff Sunshine, Big Sky, Coronet Peak – The Remarkables, Jackson Hole, Lake Louise, Mammoth, Revelstoke, Snowbird, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Snowbasin, Sugarbush, Sun Valley, Taos, and Thredbo.
Solitude Mountain Resort Rounds Out Winter Season with Annual Nordic Center Spring Fling
For many Nordic racers, Solitude Mountain Resort’s Nordic Center Spring Fling is a last hurrah for the season. This Saturday, March 17 registration starts at 8:30 a.m. with the races beginning at 10:00 a.m. The annual Solitude Spring Fling is a day of Nordic racing, music and food. Racers of all ages and abilities will go the distance at Utah’s highest and snowiest Nordic Center.
“The Solitude Spring Fling is a fun-filled day for the whole family,” said Kim Mayhew, Solitude Mountain Resort General Manager. “From festive costumes and heart-pumping races, to music, a hot grilled lunch and prizes, the Spring Fling sends the winter season off in style.”
Discounted pre-registration is currently available by calling the Nordic Center at (801) 546-5774. Costumes are encouraged, and burgers and hotdogs will be provided free of charge for all registered racers. Food will be available for purchase for non-registered attendees. Volunteers for the event are welcomed. A schedule of racing events and additional event contests is available at www.solitudemountain.com/spring-fling.
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