Utah is again in the headlines with another high ranking - this time as the #1 Best State. The Best States rankings by U.S. News & World Report compile thousands of data points into 71 metrics across eight categories to measure how well states perform for their citizens. Some categories have more weight than others, based on surveys of what people value the most. The eight categories, in order of importance, are; Health Care, Education, Economy, Infrastructure, Opportunity, Fiscal Stability, Crime and Corrections, and Natural Environment.
The 2023 list of Best States by U.S. News has Utah at #1, Washington (a previous winner) at #2, and Idaho at #3. For the individual categories, Utah ranked #1 for Economy, #1 for Fiscal Stability, #4 for
Deer Valley Resort just announced plans to stay open for an extra week this ski season. The resort was scheduled to close on Sunday, April 16, but will now stay open until Sunday, April 23rd. The plan is to keep lifts open on Bald Mountain and Bald Eagle Mountain.
With 485 inches of snowfall this season, this ranks as the best year on record for the resort, breaking the 484-inch record set in the 2016-2017 winter. We should soon see Deer Valley hit 500 inches of snow, which is an amount typically only seen in Utah's ski resorts in Big Cottonwood Canyon and Little Cottonwood Canyon.
The Cottonwood Canyon ski resorts are only an hour's drive from Park City. These resorts (Alta, Snowbird,
Marcella Club in Park City, Utah, has recently announced its newest amenity project, an 18-hole golf course designed by Tiger Wood's design firm, TGR. Marcella Club will be Tiger's fourth 18-hole original design and his first routed through the mountains. An early concept rendering shows a par-72 layout at over 8,000 yards from the back tees. The course will be part of 36 holes shared by Marcella Mountain and Marcella at Jordanelle Ridge, with private homesites available for purchase at each.
This exclusive new Tiger Woods course in Utah will offer membership accessible through property ownership only through two Marcella Club communities - custom homesites available now for the private ski community of Marcella Mountain on the slopes of Mayflower
Utah's winter ski season is getting off to a great start. Another significant winter storm passed through the Wasatch Mountains earlier this week, bringing year-to-date snow totals (for the 22/23 season) up to 100" inches. Temperatures have been cold, allowing the resorts to blow artificial snow while receiving a blizzard of Utah's famous fresh powder.
Deer Valley and Park City are starting to accumulate a solid base, while the resorts in the Cottonwood Canyons got pummeled. Our early-season snowpack is way above normal, allowing most of Utah's ski resorts to open early. Looks as though it will be a great year!
Halloween on Park City's Historic Main Street was named one of the top Halloween celebrations in the country by Travel and Leisure magazine. This super popular annual event is not only for the moms, dads, and kids, but also a great time for your four-legged family members as well.
Main Street Trick-or-Treating runs from 3:00-5:00 p.m. with most Main Street merchants generously handing out candy and participating in the fun. This early time allows the kids to get out before dark, and before the fall season cold sets in. Every year, celebrating Halloween in the mountains, you never know if it will be a beautiful sunny warm day, or freezing wind and blowing snow. We have experienced many versions of both!
Last Week to Purchase a Season Pass Before Price Increase
The 22/23 Winter Ski Season is quickly approaching, and this is the last week to buy your season pass before prices increase in October. The ski season is scheduled to begin on December 3rd, and close on April 16, 2023.
A full season pass will cost you $2,675 or $1,465 for a midweek pass. Midweek Season Passes permit skiing, Monday through Friday only, excluding the holiday period of 12/26/22 – 12/31/22. Deer Valley offers lower rates for seniors, young adults, children, tots, college students, and members of the military.
Deer Valley Resort is part of the very popular Ikon family of ski passes. With your Deer Valley Full Season Pass, you can add a full or base Ikon Pass, allowing
Deer Valley Resort is hosting its inaugural Mountain Beer Festival on September 17 and 18, from 11 am to 4 pm. Utah has a celebrated brewing culture, including smaller producers such as Offset Bier and Park City Brewing to more nationally recognized breweries including Squatters and Uinta. The beer festival is an excellent opportunity to sample a wide range of flavors and styles from over a dozen Utah brewers.
For many locals, the fall season is the best time to be in Park City, and there could not be a better location for a beer festival than Silver Lake Village, with a backdrop of the resort's surrounding peaks. Festival goers will begin their day with free parking at the Snow Park base. Check-in is located on the Main Plaza at Snow Park Lodge. A
In recent years, this locals' favorite event has been held at the Town Lift Plaza on Main Street. This year, for the event's return, the new location is now at City Park. Scheduled for Friday, August 19th from 5pm to 9pm. The Bash event is FREE and includes live music by Mudpuddle & Sin City Soul and kid’s activities including face painting, a balloon twister and more. Local's Tip: The kids LOVE the face painting, and the line can be really long, so get to that spot early!
Normally, the Bash would host a beer garden, but this year at City park it will be BYOB.
No food or beverage will be available for purchase at this event. Bring your own food and drinks and KPCW/Cole Sport will provide the
Are you looking for some outdoor fun for the entire family? Floating Utah's beautiful Provo River is a great way to beat the heat. The river meanders down a stunning canyon with Mount Timpanogos as a backdrop. It's one of the closest places to river rafting near Park City. The season typically runs from May through September.
There are numerous ways to float the river; you can raft, kayak, paddleboard, or tube your way down. High school and college-age kids tend to enjoy tubing more than other age groups. With tubing, you are more exposed to the chilly water and scratches from twigs and branches that line the shores. The inflatable raft is a better option if you have a group with older grandparents or younger kids.
There is no better place to celebrate the 4th of July than Park City, Utah.
Enjoy a full day of activities with fun for the entire family. The Pancake Breakfast at City Park starts at 7am - a long-time tradition and a great way to start the day.
The Cole Sport 5k Fun Run starts at 8 am and benefits the athletes of Park City Ski & Snowboard. This race has a wonderful history, going back to the early 80's! Each year there are roughly 900 to 1300 runners, ranging in ages and abilities! This summer marks the 38th year for the 4th of July 5K Fun Run in our community and PCSS.
The July 4th Parade on Main Street starts at 11 am. This is a major attraction in Park City, so be sure to arrive early to find a good place to watch. The parade route begins