Park City Mountain Opening Day: May 24, 2019
There are three seasons in Park City: Ski season, shoulder season, and SUMMER. Luckily, we are near the sunny-season mark (WE HOPE?!) – suntime-funtime life is now officially in full swing at Park City Mountain Village! Here’s an overview of what you and your family can enjoy starting today (Friday, May 24).
MOUNTAIN BIKING AND HIKING
Two of our favorite summer activities on the mountain are self-guided; lace up or velcro your preferred shoe, and take advantage of the miles of trails networking through Park City Mountain (some of them take you through The Colony, too!).
Mountain Biking: Shredding applies in summer, too, and the beauty of activities at the resort is that there are options for support if you need it! You can rent mountain bikes at the Village, then hop on Crescent or Pay Day Chairlift so you can focus on the downhill. Bike haul tickets are also available for purchase.
More from Park City Mountain:
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 Friday, May 24 at the Park City Mountain Village.
On Friday, June 14, 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 14 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 to www.parkcitymountain.com for summer mountain bike rates, hours of operation, reservations and more information. 20% off rentals reserved in advance here.”
Hiking: Whether you’re walking or running, the trails are equal opportunity stunners. Grab a trail map and escape in into the mountains – trekking through the trees is the perfect way to cool off on a hot day, and there are options for all levels of ability.
ALPINE SLIDE & ALPINE COASTER
Alpine Slide: More than 3,000 feet of WHEE!: PCM’s Alpine Slide is among the longest in the world. And with three tracks to choose from, each luge-like launch is a different experience.
Alpine Coaster: Prefer a mountain ride on rails? Buckle into the Alpine Coaster. The winding track slings you through more than a mile of mountainside; carving and looping at speeds up to 30 mph. And if you want to slow down and enjoy the incredible scenery, there’s an easy-to-reach brake on your coaster car.
If being above the treetops is more your thing, zip lines at Park City Mountain will make it happen. Relish the views at 110 feet off the ground, and enjoy the wind in your face as you’re propelled at speeds up to 45 mph. The Flying Eagle is a two-seater, and the ZipRider™is a fun chance to race your friends.
MINI GOLF & ADVENTURE ZONE
Catch your breath at the base of the Village and enjoy an 18-hole round of miniature golf. And if the kids want to see more action while you’re puttering around, there are seven other ways for you to tucker them out before it’s time to tuck them into bed.
- Legacy Launcher – four trampolines (with safety harnesses) let the kiddos bounce all their energy out – and safely try tricks under supervision.
- Kids’ Zip – avoid the too-small-for-the-big-zip-line meltdown and head straight here for full-scale thrills at a size that’s perfect for your little one.
- Kids’ Rope Course – another age and size-appropriate way for kids to safely try some big challenges.
- Boulders – the smallest climbers can experience Southern Utah terrain from the comfort of Park City.
- Climbing Wall – safety climbing harnesses and trained attendants give kids a chance to explore scaling a big-time wall – with five different routes to try.
- Kids’ Tubing – tubing is now a summer sport; no need for snow to experience this adventure!
- Gem Panning – experience Park City’s mining legacy while you pan for gems in the interactive flume.
Canyons Golf will open for the season on Friday, May 24. This 18-hole, par-70 course is located steps away from the Grand Summit Hotel, a RockResort 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.
Some of the most fun to be had in the summer is scoring local produce and products at the Park City Farmer’s Market and spreading out a picnic blanket and snacking while you listen to open-air mountainside music. Luckily, you’ll get to enjoy both of those experiences – along with a couple of new ones this year! – in just a few short weeks. Here’s the rundown from Park City Mountain:
Park City Farmer’s Market: June 12 – October 16
The Park City Farmer’s Market is a seasonal market held at the base of the Park City Mountain Village every Wednesday this summer from noon to 5 p.m. Open from June through October, the market showcases local Utah vendors and artisans with fresh produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, crafts and more. More details here.
Kids Adventure Games, June 14-15
Park City Mountain will host the Kids Adventure Games this June 14-15 outside of Red Pine Lodge at Canyons Village. Designed exclusively for kids ages 6-14, the Kids Adventure Games is a multi-discipline adventure race. Kids, in teams of two, compete together on bikes, in water and on foot through a challenging adventure course, featuring manmade and natural obstacles like zip lines, massive cargo nets, ropes courses, river tubing, giant slip-and-slides and more! Kids learn the values of teamwork, sportsmanship, problem solving, the importance of an active lifestyle and an appreciation for the outdoors.
Farm-to-Table Dinners at Legends, June 22, July 27, August 24, and September 28
Returning this summer, the talented chefs at Legends will 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 in Park City Mountain Village while relaxing to the sounds of local musicians. Wine and beer pairing suggestions will also be available. To reserve a table, call (435) 658-5812 or reserve via opentable.com.
Canyons Village activities open on Friday, June 14 and include scenic gondola rides, cross country mountain biking, disc golf, hiking, Canyons Golf and putting course. More information here.
4th of July Celebrations, July 3 – 6
Park City Mountain will host a series of events the week of the 4th of July. Once again, the resort will host a 3rd of July Celebration and Fireworks Show at Canyons Village on Wednesday, 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 a free concert at Canyons Village on Saturday, July 6. More information can be found here.
Summer Concert Series at Canyons Village, July 6 – August 29
Park City Mountain will host a series of free, live music concerts at Canyons Village on Thursday and Saturday evenings throughout the summer. Concerts begin on Saturday, July 6 on the Canyons Village stage and will feature performances from a mix of local, regional and national bands. Bands will play for approximately 90 minutes and guests are welcome to bring their own picnic, or enjoy food and libations at the Umbrella Bar, Murdock’s Café and The Farm Restaurant. (The Colony has your full Park City summer concerts lineup HERE.)
Tour of Utah, Saturday, August 17
Returning this summer, Stage 5 of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah will start and finish at the Canyons Village at Park City Mountain on Saturday, August 17. 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. As part of Stage 5, the Tour of Utah also offers a mass participation Gran Fondo – the Ultimate Challenge. The Ultimate Challenge will follow the roads that the pros will tackle on the final day of the seven-day stage race. The 93-mile Ultimate Challenge long route will include 8,300 feet of elevation gain and two major climbs. A shorter 43-mile option is also available with 2,080 feet of climbing. For the first time, both the start and the finish will take place at Canyons Village at Park City Mountain complete with a post-race concert, lifestyle expo and kids’ activities.
Oktoberfest, Friday, August 30 – Sunday, Sept. 1
Over Labor Day weekend, Canyons Village at Park City Mountain will transform itself into a mini-Munich to celebrate Oktoberfest, the German festival that is now a worldwide phenomenon celebrating Bavarian culture. The family-friendly event will kick off Friday, August 30 with the official opening ceremonies, followed by a weekend of celebration. The festivities will overtake Canyons Village as guests dressed in traditional dress enjoy the Bavarian celebration. Guests will be invited to enjoy German beer in the Bavarian Beer Hall, explore authentic fare in the Bavarian Market, listen to Oompah and Polka music, participate in traditional dance and stein lifting competitions, enjoy the Kinder Kids’ zone and much more. Entrance to Oktoberfest will be free and open to the public of all ages. More details here.
Park City Wine Festival, Thursday, October 3 – Saturday, October 5
The Park City Wine Festival is a premier destination event where master winemakers, culinary greats and distinguished guests gather to play, wine and dine in beautiful Park City, Utah. From October 3-5, experience more than 100 food artisans, wineries, breweries, distilleries, epicurean purveyors and locally-made products at this ultimate food and wine experience. The Grand Tasting will take place in Canyons Village on Saturday, October 5. More details here.
The Colony at White Pine Canyon is the largest gated ski-in / ski-out community in the United States. Our land spans 4600 acres, and approximately 90% of it will always be preserved as open space.
In winter, enjoy exclusive ski and snowboard access to one of North America’s largest mountain resorts, Park City Mountain. In spring, the snow melts to reveal an amazing network of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails, connecting to more than 400 miles of single-track trails throughout the surrounding area.
The Colony is just 35 minutes from Salt Lake International Airport and 5 minutes to Park City’s historic Main Street, home to the Sundance Film Festival and world-class dining and shopping.