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Nine Plays: Five Premieres. Four Classics at the Utah Shakespeare Festival

At the end of a three-day celebration of the Utah Shakespeare Festival's 2016 season and the opening of the new Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts, the Festival's artistic directors shifted everybody's sights ahead, and drew more applause and excitement, when they announced the plays for the 2017 season.

The season, which will run from late June through late October, includes nine plays (one more than in 2016), with five premieres and four enduring classics.

Shakespeare in Love
Romeo and Juliet
As You Like It
Guys and Dolls
Treasure Island
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Tavern
How To Fight Loneliness
William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged)

For more information contact the Utah Shakespeare Festival, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

Relax and Revitalize at Red Mountain Resort --Award-winning property adds three new wellness and adventure offerings

Experience the Art of Healthy Living at Sundance Resort's Wellness Retreat

Three Perfect Days in Moab

New Package Deals Offered at Deer Valley Resort -- Resort Offers Widest Variety of Accommodations Available in the Deer Valley® Area

Springville Art Museum Announces New Exhibit and Book

Brian Head & Cedar City -- Utah's Wonderland Provides A Myriad of Adventures For All Ages In All Seasons

Zion National Park's Untouched Beauty & What to See & Do

Kodachrome Basin State Park Abounds With Strange Formations

Learn the legend of Dead Horse Point State Park

BRIAN HEAD/CEDAR CITY

What to See & Do

Plan a weekend or longer at Brian Head/Center City because there's so much to see and do.

Located in South-Western Utah at 9,600 feet, Brian Head is 50 - 75 degrees farenheit during the summer months, and a comfortable 25-40 degrees during winter.

Adams Theatre

Two of the Bard’s greatest works, King Lear and The Taming of the Shrew – two shows on opposite ends of the theatrical spectrum. One demonstrates a mighty king who falls into a state of tragic disintegration and madness while the other is a witty, slapstick comedy about the battle of the sexes.

Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding

The high elevation and plenty of snow means great opportunities to lenjoy these sports from mid-November to mid-April. Brian Head Resort has eight chairlifts, and 65 runs on over 650 acres, plus offersl great family services in a safe, flriendly and relaxed atmosphere. You won't find lift lines or crowds on the slopes here. There is also freestyle riding demonstated by the assortment of parks, pipes, rails and fun boxes. For more information go to website www.brianhead.com.

Snowtubing at Brian Head's Snow Tube Park

This is like a water slide on snow, complete with a surface lift to take you and your tube to the top. Open daily, mid-December through April, with night tubing on most weekends and holidays. For more information go to web site www.brianhead.com.

Snowmobiling

Bring your snowmobile and ride through some of Utah's most unique scenery. You'll find over 160 miles of pristine trails and wide open play areas. Rentals and guided tours are avaiable in Brian Head.

Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

There are 22 miles of marked and unmarked trails surrounding Brian Head. Equipment rentals and trail guides are available.

Day Spas & Massage Therapy

Both Cedar Breaks Lodge & Spa and Grand Lodge's Red Leaf Spa off a variety of treatments designed to ease the body and mind -- from full body massage, facials, pedicures to aromatherapy baths. Open year round. For details contact web sites www.cedarbreaklodge.com and www.grandlodgebrianhead.com.

Cedar Breaks Winter

The road through Cedar Breaks closes to regular traffic and becomes a trail for snowmobiling, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Stop by the YURT - a round, semi permanent tent structure - which serves as a winter back-country ranger station. Have a cup of hot chocolate, learn about the park from park rangers and staff, and feel the solitude, wildlife and winter landscape. Go to web site www.nps.cebr for more information.

Here are examples of what to do during Summer and Fall

Mountain Biking

This is the only place on earth where you can drop over a vertical mile on eye-popping singletrack. Round trip shuttle service is available to take you to over 200 miles of backcountry trails. The Brian Head Resort Mountain Bike Park has chairlift access on weekends where you can follow amazing trails featuring ups, downs, jumps, bank turns and freestyle elements. This is for beginners to experts. Several companies in-town offer round trip shuttle service, repair shop, guided rides, rentals and gear. First, pick up a Brian Head Bike N Hike Guide from any outfitter or from the Brian Head Chamber of Commerce.

Scenic Ski Lift

Try the weekend chairlift service at Brian Head Resort. It's available to hikers and sightseers in search of Utah's famous red-rock vistas. As you go upward, you'll be surrounded by fantastic views of Cedar Breaks National Monument and Brian Head Peak at 11,000 feet. For more information go to web site www.brianhead.com.

Hiking

There are endless hiking trails around Brian Head. You might want to start with the two mile Town Trail or the Ramparts Trail and Alpine Pond in nearby Cedar Breaks. You can hike through an ancient Bristlecone Forest along the Twisted Forest Trail or find a secret waterfall at Hidden Haven in Parowan Canyon.

ATV & DHV Riding

Feel free to bring your ATV or OHV and witness miles of ancient lava flows or meander aspen groves and alpine meadows. Out-of-state permits are available.

Fishing

Do you love catching trout? Then Brian Head, including Yankee Meadow, Panguitch Lake, Lowder Ponds and Mammoth Creek are the places to be. Fishing licenses are sold in town or online at web site www.wildlife.utah.gov/licenses.

Scenic Drives

My husband and I spent memorable hours enjoying the beauty of this area while driving through and stopping at scenic points. Try National Scenic Byway 143 - known as the Patchwork Parkway, beginning in Parowan and travelling up the canyon to Brian Head, climbing, slowly, to the peak at 11,000 feet and then winding your way to Panguitch. The Byway features many natural scenic and historic spots. You can pick up a Scenic Byways guide at the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center at the Brian Head Town Hall or log onto web site www.hwy143.com.

Cedar Breaks National Monument

A few miles away from Brian Head is a spectacular world of rainbow hued rock formations millions of years old. From Cedar Breaks high vantage points, you'll have clear views that extend hundreds of miles featuring gorgeous alpine forests and wildflower meadows. The Cedar Breaks Scenic Drive Hwy U-148 offers beautiful views of the rock formations, meadows and forests. As you drive along, you'll probably see lots of deer, too. Do stop at one or all of the four overlooks, and if you want to stretch your legs, there are also two hiking trails. Stop by the visitor center and join a ranger-led nature walk or take a GPS Ranger Tour. For details check web site www.nps.gov/cebr

Fall Colors

Brian Head/Cedar Breaks area is rated as one of the "Top Unique Destinations To See Fabulous Fall Colors," by both USA Today and NBCs Today Show. The aspens are gorgeous parading their shades of gold from about mid-to-late September - and watching the leaves quiver in the slightest breeze is something to remember. Obtain an up-to-date leaf peepers report at www.scenicsouthernutah.com.

Annual Events

January - Martin Luther King Weekend Bonfire and S-mores

February - President's Weekend and President's Weekend Bonfire and S'mores

March - Town Bonfire and S'mores plus the Snowmobile Poker Run

April - Resort Spring Carnival & Dummy Jump; Brian Head Resort Easter Celebration; Easter Weekend Bonfire and S'mores; Brian Head Resort closes for the season

May - Town Cleanup and BBQ Lunch; Memorial Weekend

June - Brian Head's Outdoor Adventure Season Opens; Outdoor Movie Night; Childrens' Free Fishing Day and the Patchwork Parkway Celebration

July - BHFD Pancake Breakfast; Red, white & Blue Concerts; Annual Fireworks Display; Brian Head Arts and Crafts Festival; July 4th weekend Bonfire & S'mores; Thunder on the Mountain Motorcycle Rally; Outdoor Movie Night

August - Labor Day Bonfire & S'mores; Outdoor Movie Night

September - Potato Peel & Potluck Social; Oktoberfest; Iron County Fair and Red Rock Relay

November - ULLR Celebration; Brian Head Resort Opens for Ski Season and Thanksgiving Bonfire & S'mores

December - Christmas Eve Bonfire, S'mores & Santa; New Years Eve Fireworks and Torchlight Parade and the Brian Head Resort's Family New Year's Eve Party

Where to Stay

Double Tree Resort & Spa by Hilton Brian Head

I can hardly wait to get back to this fantastic resort and spa. From the moment I entered, I knew it was one of the most unique places I had stayed at in Utah. For starters, once I registered, I was handed a yummy chocolate chip cookie plus a pleasant smile from the desk clark along with a good night wish. I immediately felt welcome, took the elevator up to my room and was 150% pleasantly surprised by the modern decor. There was even ample space for my suitcases, belongings, a safe and refrigerator, plus a pot for making tea or coffee - although coffee is supplied in the lobby 24 hours a day at no charge.

The resort also has meeting and conference space, a Business Center with workstations, printer, copier, scanner, fax machine, audio/visual and telecommunications equipment - along with High-speed Internet access and complete postal and shipping services.

Breakfast was tasty with a choice of freshly-made omelets or a buffet - pricey, but good. After checking the resort's Leany's Steakhouse dinner menu, nothing appealed to me, especially the prices - so I wandered up to the Lift Bar U Patio., ordered a hamburger that turned out perfect with a side of fries that was surprisingly inexpensive.

Next time I'll plan on trying the Full Day Red Leaf Spa. I checked it out and it looked great, made for tranquility with its Eldorado stone candle wall elegantly illuminating the space with the subtle glow of inset candles. The pebble stone floor, wood ceilings and glistening mosaic tile accent walls blended in to create an earthy, natural, serene ambiance. Another guest mentioned that the highly talented estheticians and therapists massaged away her tension. Treatments include massages, body scrubs, facials, waxing, manicures, pedicures and more. There's even a Mountain Man Massage which is an aromatherapy sports massage designed for men; an Organic Sugar Sculpting Massage to help free oneself from dry, dull skin from head to toe; a Healing Waters Massage with the resort's signature blend of essential oils to assist one's body in strengthening its immune system, and the Revealing Facial - the ultimate in pampering luxury for your face!

Is it any wonder that I can't wait to return to the Double Tree Resort & Spa by Hilton Brian Head? It's located at 314 Hunter Ridge Drive Brian Head, UT 84719; 435-677-9000 or check DoubleTree.com at 800-222 TREE. You'll love the drive there - a continuous winding drive up a mountain surrounded by lush trees at around 1400 feet altitude.

Note: Vacation rentals, including condos, lodges, and other units are available. For more information contact Alpine Lodging & Condo Rentals at www.alpinelodgingrentals.com; Brian Head Reservation Center at www.brianheadreservationcenter.com; Victoria's Bed & Breakfast at www.utahretreat.com; or the Abbey Inn at www.abbeyinncedar@infowest.com.

Where to Eat

There are several restaurants at Brian Head, but they often are closed depending upon the season. We enjoyed our meals - from breakfast, lunch and dinner, at the Double Tree Resort & Spa, mentioned above in 'where to stay.'

Directions: From Las Vegas, take I-15 north to exit #75 in Parowan. From Salt Lake City, travel south on I-15 to exit #78 in Parowan. From Parowan follow Highway 143 up Parowan Canyon 12 miles to Brian Head.

For more information contact Brian head Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 190325, Brian Head, UT 84719; 888-677-2810. Or go to web site www.brianheadutah.com.

CANNONVILLE

What to See & Do

Kodachrome Basin State Park

This park, with its red tinged rock formation and incredible blue skies is a definite 'go' for photo taking - so bring along your camera! The park can be reached by following Utah's Scenic Byway 12 to Cannonville, then south seven miles on a newly surfaced road.

Virtually untouched, it is a geologist's delight with towering monolithic spires or chimneys as they have been called. The spires jut up from the valley floor or protrude from the sandstone rocks that surround the campground and inspire an infinite array of subjects limited only by one's imagination.

Geologists feel that the area was once similar to what yellowstone National Park is today. The ancient springs and geysers filled up with sediment and then solidified. The spires you see today at Kodachrome Basin were left standing after the softer Entrada sandstone surrounding them eroded away. The slick rock and semi-desert climate make this state park attractive to visitors all year.

In addition to hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking in the park, plan to visit the new Grand Stair-case National Monument. Grosvenor Arch, an intricate double arch located just 10 miles southeast of Kodachrome Basin is one of the states most impressive arches.

Facilities within the park include a 27-unit campground; two large group areas suitable for family reunins or group outings. Each campsite has a picnic table, cement slab, and barbecue grill. Fresh spring water and firewood is available all year. Excellent restrooms with shower facilities are available as well as full service camper cabins. There's also a store providing information, film, food, ice and supplie, and guided horseback and stage coach rides provide transportation into the remote picturesque areas of the park.

For more information call 435-679-8536 or 435-679-8787

CEDAR CITY

There's also lots to see and do in Cedar City. If you love antiques and checking out pawn ships, try Antiques & Pawn Shops, Arts & Crafts, Art Galleries, Book, Music, Video & Game Stores; Clothing & Apparel, Gift & Novelty Stores, Jewelry & Flowers, Motor Sports, Sporting Goods & Outdoor Recreation, General Goods and so much more can be found in Cedar City. You'll also find Campgrounds & RV Parks, Hotels, Motels, Cottages and various other accommodations. Guides and Rental Equipment are here, too, along with Pet & Large Animal Boarding.

For more information contact the Cedar City - Brian Head Tourism Bureau and Visitor Center, 581 N Main Street, Cedar City, UT; 1-800-354-4849 or check www.ScenicSouthernUtah.com

DIXIE NATIONAL FOREST

Dixie National Forest straddles the divide between the Great Basin and the Colorado River in southern Utah. Here you'll find gorgeous scenery ranging from desert canyon gorges of amber, rose and sienna to high mountain forests, plateaus and alpine lakes. The forest provides a backdrop and serves as a gateway to surrounding National Parks and Monuments. Visitors have excellent access to the natural highlights of the forest landscape through nationally recognized highways and trails.

Once inhabited by the Paleo-Indian Culture who hunted woolly mammoths and megafauna, this culture was followed by the Archaic Culture who also hunted and lived seasonally in the high country and followed game to lower elevations in winter months. You can find pictographs, petroglyphs, dwelling and artifacts in this area of horticultural prehistoric cultures who occupied the Dixie National Forest area from 500-1,275 AD. They planted corn, beans, and other vegetables near water sources, hunted in the high country, gathered rock, medicinal plants and other resources. You can see their stone granaries visible tucked into the sandstone cliffs to keep their stores safe from animals.

By the early 1.300s new groups - the Paiutes and Utes - moved here from the west and lived about the same as their predecessors. They were here when the first Europeans explored the area; the route they followed is known as the Old Spanish Trail. By the mid-1800s, trappers, traders, gold hunters, slave traders and immagrants travelled this road which, today, parallels a good part of Highwaty 15. By the late 1800s, UYtah became a haven for those escaping religious persecution, and in 1849, Brigham Young of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saits (Mormons) sent settlers to the southwest corner of the state to mine iron and col, raise cotton, and grow mulberry trees for silkworms. Thse settlements still border the Dixie National Forest.

The vast forested lands were valuable for minerals, timber, water and livestock forage, while summer brought families to the mountains to pasture the milk cows, necessary for making butter, milk and cheese to sell. At the same time, large sheep herds were driven across Utah to Nevada and California for use by miners. Unfortunately the herds left little forage for local ranchers - so the federal government set aside forest reserves between 1902 and 1905 to protect the grass and water around these communities.

During the Depression of the 1930s, the national forest served as a work area for the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and provided young men with jobs building roads, guard stations and recreation sites.

What to See & Do

Visitors come today for camping, fishing, hiking and wildlife viewing -- and can enjoy the surrounding 'Grand Circle' consisting of Zion, Bryce Canyon, and Capitol Reef National Parks, as well as Cedar Breaks and the Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monuments.

Dixie National Forest is, indeed, magnificent with its red rock canyons to high mountain plateaus. Along Highway 12 - 124-mile stretch - have your camera ready because its scenery is eye-boggling. Or take Highway 89 seven miles south of Panguitch, travel east into Red Canyon for a dramatic landscape of sandstone 'hoodoos.' Then continue east up onto the Paunsaugunt Plateau coming to the entrance of Bryce Canyon National Park. I still remember the outstanding horseback ride I took there and was afraid to look down. If you go east of the plateau you'll drive through the Grand Staircase-Escalante Natiional Monument, past three state parks, and many scenic viewpoints into Capitol Reef, Boulder Top, the Henry Mountains, Circle Cliffs and Navajo Mountain.

Start at the Red Canyon Visitor Center located on the western end of the byway, 3 miles east of the Highway 89 junction.

There is much, much more to see and do in this National Park and the surrounding area.

HEBER VALLEY

Where to Stay

Nestled in the Wasatch Mountains, Heber Valley is a picturesque slice of western life with plenty of fun to heat up the winter. Only one hour from Salt Lake City and adjacent to Park City, Heber Valley offers myriad opportunities for family fun. A recreational playground for everyone, winter fun includes snowmobiling, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, and tubing. The valley offers convenient access to several Utah ski resorts including --

Soldier Hollow was one of the busiest venues during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games as the host for 18 events, biathlon, cross-country, and the skiing portions of Nordic combined. It continues to host people from around the world at its facilities. In addition to having the longest tubing lanes and beautifully manicured cross-country ski trails, Soldier Hollow now hosts a variety of activities throughout the winter. Athletes of world-class ability and weekend recreationists as well enjoy the facility on a year-round basis.

Spectacular mountains and scenic open space make the Heber Valley area a snowmobiling paradise. Miles of groomed trails wind through mountains and forests, opening onto delightful meadows and vast plateaus. Snowmobiling opportunities abound in Wasatch County, whether it's groomed trails or untracted isolation. Several area businesses offer snowmobile rentals and guided trips. Groomed trailheads are located throughout the valley.

To plan a winter vacation get-away in beautiful Heber Valley, contact the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors’ Center at 435-654-3666 or check web site www.hebervalleycc.org.

KAYENTA

In addition to the unique homes, where each one is artfully placed into its natural setting among the boulders, and where views and environment are preserved, is a marvelous tiny village consisting of various shops devoted to extraordinary artistic talent - ranging from pop art, wood work, pottery and metal sculptures. Located just eight miles west of St. George in southern Utah, Kayenta offers a lovely way to spend a morning or afternoon. Bring a picnic lunch or stop in at the cafe serving gourmet food.

What to See & Do

Admire the Scenery

The houses blend into the scenery so well that you'll have to look very close to spot them. . .but you'll never forget the unique architecture

Explore the Village

The Wind Sculptures are magnificent. You'll find them outdoors as you stroll through the village, and also many inside the Juniper Sky Fine Art Gallery. These Kinetic Works are Hand-made by internationally-renowned sculptor Lyman Whitaker who, since the 1980s, has focused his artistic ability on gracefully capturing the spirit of the wind through his kinetic art. Lyman dedicates his work to the weind and weather and hopes, above all, that his sculptures will inspire love for our earth's thin, moving layer of air - for it warms us, gives us breath, sustains our being. It was a thrill to watch the sculptures dance to the rhythems of nature.

For details contact the Juniper Sky Fine Art Gallery, 851 Coyote Gulch Court, Ivins, UT 84738; 435-674-2306 or go to web site www.coyotegulchartvillage.com

MIDWAY

Where to Stay

Zermatt Resort & Spa Adds the Largest Conference Facility & Spa

The Zermatt Resort & Spa compliments the resort community of Midway by adding the largest conference facility and spa at a 4 star/4 diamond level of service and amenity.

This authentic destination resort offers the charm and cultural feel indicative of old world Europe. The only place in Utah inspired by the Swiss heritage and traditions of the area, Zermatt has been designed to resemble a quaint alpine village, featuring gingerbread architecture, European style shop fronts, cultural celebrations and unlimited outdoor activities.

Located in the Heber Valley, the property offers 360 degree views of the Rocky Mountains and surrounding foothills. The property also features frescos, fountains, a landscaped pond, patios for outdoor receptions and gatherings, a world class spa, exposition center/pavilion, as well as a full size carousel offering memorable photo ops.   

Whether you are planning a vacation, sales conference, a convention or tradeshow/exhibit, an educational retreat, an incentive meeting or an executive level board meeting, or even a company party and special events, Zermatt Resort is a destination that will fit your needs. You may also come here to relax, but could spend your days enjoying a golf outing, riding a moped or mountain biking open trails, fly fishing on one of the nation’s highest rated rivers, or enjoying a pampered day at The Spa at Zermatt.

ACCOMMODATIONS:

Zermatt Resort & Spa features the Hotel der Baer, a four-story Swiss chalet with 226 authentic guest rooms, and Chateau Villas, 126 condominium-style homes available in 1, 2 or 3-bedroom suites. Each of the suites features a full kitchen, deck or patio, living area with fireplace and flat-screen TV, and a jetted tub in the master bath.

CONFERENCE FACILITIES:

Groups of 15 to 500 can enjoy a mix of business and pleasure. The Matterhorn Conference Center offers more than 28,000 sq. feet of conference space. Meeting amenities include 23 separate meeting rooms, four hospitality suites, a 2,500 sq. foot patio and a 13,000 sq. foot exhibit/sports center that is ideal for trade shows and special events. Our conference center features state of the art technology, ergonomic and functional room amenities, gourmet banquet fare, and professional conference and event staffs to ensure a quality meeting experience. A full-service business center offers a unique range of services to support the needs of business travelers, meeting planners, presenters and participants. As a member of the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC), Zermatt Resort & Spa provides a cutting-edge environment for your attendees to focus, learn and succeed.

SPA:                                                     

The Spa at Zermatt is a three-level, 17,000 sq. ft. full-service world class spa and wellness center providing members and guests with an indoor/outdoor heated pool, state-of-the-art fitness equipment, a relaxation room, and a full-range of spa treatments and services. Guests are pampered to European-style treatments, including manicures, pedicures, facials, massages and body treatments. The Spa at Zermatt is open seven days a week, and is available to both hotel guests and club members. 

DINING:

Zermatt Resort & Spa features two on-site restaurants offering traditional European cuisine with an American twist. Schneitter’s offers daily breakfast, lunch and dinner; and on Sunday a Bavarian breakfast buffet is also offered. Matty’s Bistro offers a more casual atmosphere and features a regular menu emphasizing European tastes and a variety of foods cooked in the brick oven. Backerei & Eis is an authentic European bakery and gelateria where guests can indulge in espresso, fresh baked goods, and homemade gelato.

AMENITIES:                                       

All Zermatt guests have access to the following resort amenities:

The Spa at Zermatt
24-hour Concierge & Front Desk
Zermatt Shoppe
Adventure Haus for ease in pursuing outdoor recreation/rentals
Life size outdoor Chess/Game Board
Full size European Carousel
Kidz Klub
Valet Parking
Shuttle Services
On-site recreational activities:
Tennis
Volleyball
Basketball
Executive putting golf course

GOLF:                                                  

Zermatt Resort & Spa is surrounded by 90 holes of golf. Reservations can be made at any of Midway’s beautiful courses: The Homestead Resort (18 holes), Wasatch Mountain State Park (36 holes), and Soldier Hollow (36 holes).

RECREATION:                                   

Zermatt Resort & Spa guests can enjoy an extensive range of off-site activities available in the Heber Valley and Park City. Arrangements for all off-site activities can be made at the Adventure Haus, Zermatt’s on-site adventure concierge. Equipment rentals are also available.

SUGGESTED SUMMER ACTIVITIES

Hot Air Ballooning
Historic Park City Shops, Restaurants & Galleries (take our free shuttle)
Soldier Hollow - Site of 2002 Winter Games Biathlon
Olympic Venues
Mountain Biking
Hiking
Kayaking
Horse Back Riding
Fly Fishing
Rock Climbing
River Rafting

MIDWAY LOCATION:                                            

Situated in picturesque Heber Valley, Midway is located less than an hour from Salt Lake City International Airport and a short 20 minutes from Park City, home to three world-class ski resorts (Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain Resort and The Canyons Resort).

For more information and reservations, contact the Zermatt Resort & Spa, 784 West Resort Drive, Midway, Utah 84049; Reservations: 1-877-269-9629; Telephone: 435-657-0180, or visit web site zwww.zermatt.dolce.com

MOAB

What to See & Do

Three Perfect Days in Moab

One of the world’s great natural playgrounds graced with a rugged entrepreneurial spirit, Moab offers infinite permutations of three perfect days.

Those magazine and newspaper articles about three perfect days somewhere in the world remind that planning ahead may be preferred to winging it on vacations. One of the world’s great natural playgrounds graced with a rugged entrepreneurial spirit, Moab, UT, offers infinite permutations of three perfect days; however the local experts at Moab Adventure Center offer their own favorites for all to consider.

Pre-Trip
Arrive in Moab late in the day after connecting to Moab’s Canyonlands Field Airport (CNY) through Salt Lake City. Take a taxi into town. From there everything is pretty much walking distance. Book a room for four nights at The Gonzo Inn. This hip accommodation is designed with comfort and fun in mind.

“Gonzo’s eclectic expression of Southwestern influences, retro 70's and industrial era is entertaining and tantalizing to the senses,” Pearce says.

Day 1 Enjoy a complimentary Continental breakfast with an espresso at the Gonzo before an 8 a.m. meet-up for a full day raft trip down the Colorado River experiencing such rapids as Onion Creek, Cloudburst, Ida Gulch and the famous Whites Rapid. There’s plenty of time to relax and swim, followed by a cowboy BBQ lunch at Red Cliffs Ranch. Waterful options include speeding down the river on paddle rafts, inflatable kayaks or occupying a seat in an oar boat. By 4 p.m. guests return to Gonzo Inn in time to freshen up for dinner. A local favorite is The Moab Brewery (686 S Main St) Moab’s only microbrewery where Dead Horse Ale by the pint is preferred by hops aficionados.

Day 2 begins at 7 a.m. with a cup of Joe at Red Rock Bakery & Café (74 S Main St) before a 7:30 a.m. meet-up with your guide at Moab Adventure Center (225 S Main St) for a hike into the Fiery Furnace in Arches National Park. Accessed only when accompanied by an experienced guide, this hike twists and turns among contorted orange-tan fins, towers, spires and arches.  Hikers return to town at 12:30 p.m. in time to satisfy appetites at Sweet Cravings (397 N. Main St.). After fueling up, Moab’s shops and galleries beckon: www.moabadventurecenter.com/activities/shopping.php. The day comes to a dramatic conclusion with a Jetboat trip down the Colorado River to reach a Dutch oven dinner served on a pristine beach followed by a choreographed light show with music on the slow return to town.

Day 3 finds adventurers at 7 a.m. waking up at a favorite coffee shop in preparation for a 7:30 a.m. adrenalin rush at the Ravens Rim Zipline Adventure, a two-hour journey along a series of six steel cables over multicolored natural fins, canyons and washes. Lunch and smoothies follow at Peace Tree (20 S. Main St.). And then comes a one-hour spa treatment at Spa Moab (79 N. Main St.). (If guests mention ‘Moab Adventure Center’s ‘Three Perfect Days’ they receive a 10 percent discount!). Then on a Sunset Hummer safari guests wander for three hours through the wonders of canyon country, toasting with hors d’oeuvres at a lookout under the final rays of the desert sun. Dinner tonight is a gourmet experience at Desert Bistro (36 South, 100 West) where adventurous Southwestern fare is served in a relaxed, historic environment. 

The next morning is a taxi shuttle back to the airport for morning flights home, connecting through Salt Lake City.

Located on Moab’s main drag, Moab Adventure Center provides the following services year-round:

Hummer tours - www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/hummer/

Arches tours - www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/national-park/

Horseback rides - www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/horseback/

Scenic Flights - www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/flights/

Private/Custom Tours - www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/private-tours/

Do-It-Yourself Jeep Rentals - www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/jeep-rentals/

And In Season:

Whitewater Rafting - www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/rafting/

Mountain Biking -www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/biking/

Canyoneering - www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/rock-climbing/

SUP - www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/moab-stand-up-paddle-board-tours/  

About Moab Adventure Center
Moab Adventure Center is a division of Western River Expeditions www.westernriver.com/), an adventure travel company headquartered in Salt Lake City, with operations and offices in Moab, Utah and Fredonia, Arizona. The company is the largest single tour provider in Moab, UT. The Moab Adventure Center is located at 225 South Main Street, Moab, Utah 84532. For information and reservations please call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 904-1163 or send an email from www.moabadventurecenter.com/contact/. The center also has a 2,000-square-foot retail space selling adventure related gear and clothing as well as souvenirs.

Western River Expeditions Announces Three Truly American Adventures

One of the oldest and most respected river and canyon outfitters in the American West wants its guests to have it all.

Western River Expeditions‚ appropriately dubbed Red Rocks, Whitewater and Blue Sky‚ adventure combines three uniquely American activities into one active four-day/three-night package based in the iconic Moab, Utah region. The activities are 4x4 off-road exploring, whitewater rafting and hot air ballooning. The per-person rate is $897 ($815 ages 12-15). See: www.westernriver.com/trips/moab-utah-multisport. 

The setting is red rock canyons, exhilarating whitewater rapids and limitless blue sky horizons surrounded by two of the nation's most alluring national parks; Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. Guests depart each day for a new adventure returning with the setting sun to the down-home comforts of Red Cliffs Lodge on the banks of the Colorado River.

First up is back-country exploring along isolated arroyos, sandstone fins and slickrock slopes via an American-built, specially modified Hummer¬ with engines powered by environmentally friendly bio-fuel.

The following day introduces guests to another truly American-made activity; whitewater rafting the Class II-IV rapids of the Colorado River throughWestwater Canyon, named ‚The West Best Short Whitewater Trip‚ by National Geographic. While the sport of recreational rafting may have begun as early as 1940 in the American West, it was John D. Rockefeller who is credited with launching the first commercial float trip operation in 1956 at his family resort in Wyoming. The final morning celebrates the vision of American Paul Edward Yost (1919‚ì2007) the "Father of Modern Hot-Air Ballooning‚ Rising before the sun, guests help stage and inflate their hot air balloon before climbing in with a veteran pilot to soar up to 4,000-feet above the maze of canyons, cliffs and desert surrounding Moab with Arches and Canyonlands National Parks below.

Before and after adventures guests have free time to browse the art studios and shops of Moab, rated by Trip Advisor as one of the United States‚ Top 3 Outdoor & Adventure Destinations. Trips begin at the Red Cliffs Lodge, 25 minutes outside of downtown Moab. Travelers can fly directly into Moab and shuttle into town, or fly into Grand Junction, Colorado (1.5 hour drive) or Salt Lake City (4 hour drive) and rent a car.

Western River Expeditions (www.westernriver.com/) is an adventure travel company headquartered in Salt Lake City, with operations and offices in Moab, Utah and Fredonia, Arizona. Annually from March through October it escorts more people down rivers on professionally guided rafting trips in Utah, Idaho and Arizona than any other company. It is the largest licensed outfitter in the Grand Canyon and the largest single tour provider in Moab, UT, through its division Moab Adventure Center (moabadventurecenter.com).

Dead Horse Point State Park

This hike is one I'll always remember. Towering 2,000 feet above the Colorado River, Dead Horse Point Stae Park has some of the besst views of the canyon country of southeastern Utah and Canyonlands National Park. The visitor center is stocked with exhibits, souvenirs, snacks and self-guided nature trail information, as well as restrooms.

The main viewpoint can be reached by car and is wheelchair accessible. Ten miles of hiking trails lead to other spectacular overlooks, while the 21-unit campground offers electricity, disposal stations and modern restrooms. A group campsite is also available by reservation, and nightly interpretive ranger programs are offered in season.

In the 1800s, this was a place where cowboys used the Point to catch wild horses. With sheer cliffs on all sides and an access only 30 yards wide, the point made a perfect horse trap. Cowboys would heerd horses onto the point and buoilt a fence across the narrow neck to create a natural corral. According to legend, a band of horses left corralled on the waterless point died of thirst within view of the Colorado River 2,000 feet below!

The geologic activity millions of years ago creaed the spectacular views from the Point, while deposition of sediments by ancient oceans, freshwater lakes, streams and wind-blown sand dunes created the rock layers. Igneous activity formed the high mountains that rise like cool, blue islands out of the hot, dry desert. Plants and animals here have adapted to a land of scarce wateer and exreme temperatures. Plants grow slowly here, and the trees, 15 feet tall, may be hundreds of years old. You'll find that the leaves of most plants are small and some have a waxy coating to reduce evaporation. Come during the late afternoon or evening if you want to spot animals, as they're nocturnal - out in cooler evenins and early mornings.

NOTE: Do bring lots of water. It's very dry and even if you don't feel thirsty, DRINK!

Dead horse Point State Park is located in Moab. For more information call 435-259-2614 or 800-322-3770.

PARK CITY 

A Historic Town Called Park City

When the bottom fell out of the silver market in mid-1930s, Park City began to focus its attention on what would become the area’s second motherlode—skiing. The Norwegian Engen brothers were among the first to pioneer the spirit of winter competition in Park City, organizing ski jumping events at Ecker Hill. These men and others like them sowedthe seeds for future greatness in winter sports.

At the same time, silver-miners-turned-skiers became aware of the West’s latest fad of lift-assisted skiing and quickly began developing chairlifts, T-bars and rope tows. Snow Park, Park City’s first ski area, opened with one T-bar lift in 1946. Treasure Mountain, now Park City Mountain Resort, opened with the aid of a federal redevelopment grant in 1963; Park West, now The Canyons, opened for business in 1968; and Deer Valley Resort, reclaiming many of the old Snow Park runs, opened in 1981.

Until the 1970s, however, ski competition in the state went no further than the regional level, and very few skiers at Utah’s growing resorts came from outside the state. Then Park City Mountain Resort was purchased by the Badami family. Their vision for Park City’s namesake resort was twofold: bring international competition to Utah, and introduce the world to Utah’s incredible snow. Park City Mountain Resort held the first America’s Opening World Cup ski race in November 1985.

Those early races put Park City on the map. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association made Park City its permanent home in 1988, and Deer Valley Resort hosted its first freestyle World Cup competition in 2000. This event was so successful, the resort won the bid to host the 2003, World Freestyle Championships, starting a tradition that continues to this day. Park City rode the wave of these successes and played an integral role in securing Utah’s greatest ever winter sporting event— the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.

The Park City Municipal Corporation became officially involved with Utah’s bid committee in 1989 following three unsuccessful attempts to get the Winter Games in Salt Lake City. Brad Olch, then Mayor of Park City, and Myles Rademan, Park City Municipal Corporation Public Affairs Director, traveled throughout the state and around the world selling the idea of an Olympic Winter Games in Utah.

The committee lost its fourth bid attempt for the 1998 Olympic Winter Games by just four votes to Nagano, Japan. But the fifth bid attempt was the charm, and on June 16, 1995 in Budapest, Hungary, the International Olympic Committee announced that the 2002 Olympic Winter Games—the first Olympiad of the new millennium—would be held in Salt Lake City, Utah.

During the Olympics, the state’s craggy mountain peaks were blanketed in Utah’s legendary powder snow, the venues hosted throngs of international spectators, and locals and visitors alike kicked up their heels at celebrations throughout the state long after the sun went down. While few would dispute that the 17 days of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games were among Utah’s finest, Park City’s tourism industry is healthier than ever as the number of skier days continues to grow.Park City is experiencing a booming real estate market. Downtown improvements in the historic Main Street area include a new parking structure and plaza to meet the demands of increasing pedestrian and vehicular traffic, and new high-end real estate projects such as Empire Pass, Sky Lodge and Silver Star are popping up at various locations around town. New shopping areas and sports facilities including the Basin Recreation Building and the Park City Ice Arena and Recreation Complex at Quinn's Junction offer additional activities for visitors.

What to See & Do

A pictorial of Park City’s colorful mining and ski history is on display at the Park City Museum, located at 518 Main Street in the heart of Park City’s historic Old Town district. Park City’s Olympic Welcome Plaza, located at the junction of Highway 224 and Highway 248, pays tribute to both Park City’s role in the 2002 Olympic Winter Games and the past 18 Winter Olympic host cities. The Alf Engen Ski Museum at the Utah Olympic Park features films, interactive exhibits and Olympic memorabilia that highlights Park City’s long involvement in winter sports.

For more information about Park City’s past, present and future, visit www.parkcityinfo.com or call the Park City Chamber & Visitors Bureau at (800) 453-1360 or (435) 649-6100.

Located just 35 minutes (58 kilometers) from the Salt Lake City International Airport, Park City is one of the most convenient year-round vacation destinations in the Rocky Mountains.

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Park City is a hub of arts, adventure and culinary experiences, making summer and fall anything but "off-season."

The mountain destination offers more than 400 miles of recreational trails, a constant stream of outdoor concert series, world-class dining at more than 100 restaurants, family activities found no place else, and spectacular sunny weather, all just 35 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport.

Park City is home to a variety of events, from the return of the Tour of Utah to the first Autumn Aloft Balloon Festival in two decades.

To learn more about Park City's deals, visit www.visitparkcity.com/visitors/specials-and-promotions/hot-deals/

Where to Stay

The Canyons Resort

The Canyons Resort officially opened the newest area in the 3700 total acres of terrain at the resort. Over 200 acres of never skied before runs, and the newest lift on the mountain, DreamCatcher, came on line. Vice President of Marketing for The Canyons, Todd Burnette commented, “It’s going to be mostly upper intermediate to expert terrain. We did some glading in order to open up some paths for some serious tree skiing. It’s all north-facing so the snow will hold there very well.”

DreamCatcher is on the southern end of the resort directly adjacent to veteran lift DreamScape. It is one of the best options for tree skiing at any of the resorts in Utah. The brand new quad lift services 8 new runs.

The Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah is the largest single ski and snowboard resort in Utah and one of the largest in the United States. Located just four miles from Park City's historic Main Street, The Canyons offers 3,700 acres of diverse terrain over eight separate mountains, accessing 150+ trails.

Additional details are available at web site www.thecanyons.com.

Deer Valley Resort

DEER VALLEY RESORT

www.deervalley.com 

Deer Valley Resort's Latest Events

Deer Valley Resort Staff to Teach Ski Instructor Training Course at Utah Valley University

Deer Valley Resort Director of Skier Services John Guay and other experienced Deer Valley® ski professionals will be teaching a “Ski Instructor Training” course at Utah Valley University’s (UVU) Heber campus.

The course will include six hour-and-a-half classroom sessions at the UVU Heber campus and two full days on the ski slopes at Deer Valley. Guay, who has worked at Deer Valley since its inception in 1981, says, “The course will include a brief history of the ski industry in general, and specific ski instructor training covering topics from PSIA certification to developmental theory to current philosophies of teaching children’s skiing and more. We’ll be pulling from our Deer Valley staff of more than 40 experienced ski instructor trainers to assist with the class. Doing this class over a condensed period allows visitors or those with busy work schedules to participate and leave the course with a completion certificate from Deer Valley.”

The “Ski Instructor Training” course costs $349.00. Interested parties should contact Utah Valley University immediately for enrollment, at 801-863-8012. For more information on Deer Valley Resort, please contact Resort Communications Manager Erin Grady at (800) 424-DEER (3337) or (435) 645-6522, or view the Resort website at deervalley.com.

Number of Lifts: 1 four-passenger gondola, 11 high-speed

                                 quad chairs, 2 fixed-grip quad chairs,

                                 6 triple chairs, and 2 double chairs,

                                 plus 2 Magic Carpet people movers.

Number of Trails: 98 trails, 6 bowls, and 1 terrain park

Beginner: 26%

Intermediate: 41%

Expert: 33% (28% black, 5% double black)

Skiable Acres: 2026

Summit Elevation: 9,570 ft. (2,917 meters 

Base Elevation: 6,570 ft. (2,002 meters)

Vertical Drop: 3,000 ft. (914 meters) 

Deer Valley Resort Heats Up Its Summer Offerings

When the snow melts, Deer Valley Resort reopens its chairlifts for guests looking to experience the exciting pulse of summer activities available day and night on its mountains. From the rush of a mountain bike descent through the aspens to an exhilarating hike along a ridge top to lunch served al fresco to evening concerts in the Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, Deer Valley® offers an unparalleled alpine escape.

“For outdoor, nature, relaxation and music enthusiasts, Deer Valley Resort truly has it all,” said Bob Wheaton, president and general manager of Deer Valley Resort. “Summers at the resort offer guests the unique opportunity to try new outdoor activities, challenge themselves physically, discover an appreciation for nature, create lasting family memories and just rejuvenate the senses, experienced in generally mild, pleasant temperatures.”

Summer operations at the resort run seven days a week from June 13 through Labor Day, weather and conditions permitting. Lift-served mountain biking/hiking and scenic rides are offered from the Silver Lake Express chairlift at Snow Park, the mid-mountain Sterling Express chairlift and the Ruby Express chairlift in Empire Canyon. Summer chairlifts operate from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (weather permitting) and ample parking is available at Snow Park Lodge.

The resort’s website provides detailed information on mountain biking and scenic ride lift ticket rates, as well as information on bike rentals, clinics and tours. Riders at Deer Valley will find over 60 miles of twisty, fun mountain bike trails, which will challenge beginners and experts alike. Many Deer Valley trails connect with Park City’s network of singletrack, providing access to 400 miles of trails.

This year, Deer Valley Resort was honored to be named the #2 Best Bike Park in the Rocky Mountains by MTBparks.com's Rider Choice Awards and voted Best Biking by City Weekly's Best of Utah. This summer, the resort is moving forward with a master plan and trail design that will focus on connectivity between its three lodges and lift areas. The focus will be on upgrading trail systems to include more modern trail design.
For evening play, Deer Valley Resort brings in celebrated singers, songwriters and musicians to entertain guests at outdoor, mountainside concerts.

To complement any evening concert, Deer Valley features Gourmet Picnic Baskets or Bags filled with delicious epicurean items from Deer Valley's kitchens, with options for gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian and children's single bag meals. The summer calendar of events features the complete lineup of outdoor concerts at the Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater as well as mountain bike races. Beyond the resort, the surrounding Park City area provides a wide variety of activities such as golf, river tubing and rafting, boating, horseback riding, ATV adventures, shopping, dining, theaters and historical museums and tours.

With Deer Valley Resort Lodging and Reservations serving as both property manager and booking agency, guests have access to the largest selection of accommodations with the best service and availability in the Deer Valley area. Deer Valley's expert Vacation Planners are available to help guests book one of the many summer lodging packages and plan outings and adventures tailored to their individual needs.

When the fun and excitement of summer play leaves the body famished, Deer Valley currently offers two delicious options for refueling, with a third opening in July. Royal Street Café, offering scenic deck dining, is open daily for lunch June 13 through Labor Day, September 1, 2014, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Royal Street features gourmet salads, burgers, panini sandwiches, signature cocktails, beer and wine and is located mid-mountain at Silver Lake Lodge adjacent to Deer Valley’s Silver Lake Express chairlift. Deer Valley Grocery~Café serves fresh roasted coffee and espresso drinks, soups, chili, salads made with local seasonal ingredients, panini sandwiches, creative appetizer and entrée specials, freshly baked breads, desserts, cakes and other items. A selection of gourmet grocery items, house prepared take-away entrées and pizzas as well as wine, beer and liquor are available for purchase. Guests can enjoy the view and mountain air while dining lakeside on the outdoor deck, complete with comfortable deck seating, bag toss games and fishing rods. Deer Valley Grocery~Café is open year-round from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and until 8:30 p.m., June 13 through Labor Day, September 1, 2014, and is located in the Deer Valley Plaza building in the Snow Park area at 1375 Deer Valley Drive.

Deer Valley Resort is pleased to announce the opening of a new restaurant and bar at the Lodges at Deer Valley. Located less than half a mile from the base of Deer Valley Resort, Lodge's new restaurant, called The Brass Tag, will feature Deer Valley-inspired comfort food, specializing in brick oven cuisine.

Deer Valley's convenient location, just 36 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport, affords guests more time to enjoy their alpine retreat. Guests leaving either coast in the morning can be settled at the resort by early afternoon, ready for outdoor play or comfortable relaxation.

For more information on Deer Valley's summer mountain biking, hiking, scenic chairlift rides, outdoor concerts and dining operations, please contact resort Communications Manager, Emily Summers at 800-424-DEER (3337), 435-645-6522 or visit the resort website.

Deer Valley Resort revolutionized the ski industry by providing the first-class service one would receive at a five-star hotel. The resort offers 21 chairlifts, 101 ski runs, six bowls, 11 restaurants, 300 annual inches of powder, three elegant day lodges, 2,026 acres of alpine skiing, hundreds of luxury accommodations and a renowned Ski School and Children’s Center.

Deer Valley Resort
P.O. Box 1525
Park City, UT 84060
phone: tel:+14356456518 --435-645-6518
fax: tel:+14356456939 --435-645-6939
email: kmcever@deervalley.com

Start Planning Now For Your Next Ski Vacation at Deer Valley Resort

It is never too early to start planning your next ski vacation at Deer Valley Resort!
Whether a child or an adult, a top-level skier or an eager beginner, or someone returning to the sport, Deer Valley Resort's Ski School offers a great selection of specialty ski programs and lessons designed to improve your skills, confidence, knowledge and overall enjoyment of the sport.

As you may know, it is important to book ski school lessons, equipment rental and childcare in advance, as many products reach capacity early. You may find the following information helpful for your vacation planning:

The Skier Services Reservation office is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST at 888-754-8477 or 435-645-6648. For more information on Skier Services products or for reservation request forms, please visit deervalley.com

Deer Valley Resort Lodging and Reservations offers the widest variety of accommodations in the resort area. They specialize in customized vacation planning including lodging, lift tickets, ski rentals, lessons and more. Additional packages offered during the World Cup event include: Family Value; Ski, Stay and Dine; and Ski, Stay, Dine and Spa.

#SkiTheDifference ~ Lodging
You don't have to stay home to feel right at home. The resort lodging offers a variety of properties with amenities and conveniences to help make your visit effortless, such as complimentary skiers' breakfasts, après-ski cocktail hours, family game rooms, and hot tubs and pools. And when you're ready to venture out, hop on our complimentary in-town shuttles provided by Cadillac. At Deer Valley, your accommodations aren't just a place to sleep, they're an extension of your ski experience.

Send for your Digital Winter Guide and information on Lift Tickets.
 
For more inforamtion contact 800-424-DEER   //   435-649-1000   //   P.O. Box 1525   //   2250 Deer Valley Drive South   //   Park City, UT 84060

For a complete list of Deer Valley Resort's 2015 winter packages, rates and restrictions, please view the Deer Valley Resort Lodging & Reservations website. For more information about Deer Valley Resort's winter season, please contact Deer Valley Communications Manager Emily Summers at 800-424-DEER (3337) or
435-645-6522; or view the resort’s website at deervalley.com. To follow resort happenings on social media, search #skithedifference.

Park City Mountain Resort

Park City Mountain Resort is located in the heart of Park City and is only 40 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport. The Resort is spread out over 3,300 acres and offers groomed Signature Runs™, bumps, powder, trees, eight peaks, nine bowls, four terrain parks, and the Eagle Superpipe, North America’s largest superpipe. The Resort has received numerous accolades, most recently being named a top-ten Resort by the readers of SKI and Skiing magazines as well as earning the title “Terrain Park(s) of the Year” by Transworld Snowboarding magazine for the fourth year in a row. Park City Mountain Resort is committed to being the leader in environmental sustainability in Utah and reduced its carbon output by nearly 3,800 tons during the 2006-07 season. For more information about Park City Mountain Resort, please visit www.parkcitymountain.com or call (800) 222-PARK.  

For further information contact Deer Valley Resort, P.O. Box 1525 P.O. Box 1525Park City, UT 84060 Park City, UT 84060; 800-424-DEER (3337) 800-424-DEER (3337)

Sky Lodge, Park City's First Five-Star Condominium Resort Features New Luxury Concept

With its strategic location in historic Old Town, at 201 Heber Avenue and Main Street, and access to world-class skiing and Park City’s unique blend of rustic sophistication, The Sky Lodge emerges as this resort city’s premier address.

A venture of CloudNine ResortClubs, which is redefining the concept of luxury resort vacation home ownership, The Sky Lodge offers 22 exclusive residences, loaded with traditional craftsmanship and high-tech conveniences. This new condominium ResortClub presents guests with the finest amenities in Park City, including an opulent spa, superb dining, and pride of ownership in the magical setting of the Wasatch Mountains.

After five years of meticulous planning and design, The Sky Lodge has opened and is the vision of CloudNine Founder and Managing Director Bill Shoaf, a renowned hospitality industry leader who has reinvented such celebrated destination resorts as Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows in Hawaii; Robert Redford’s Sundance Resort in Utah; Santa Barbara’s historic San Ysidro Ranch; the acclaimed Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas; L.A.’s exclusive Hotel Bel-Air; and Bermuda’s idyllic Elbow Beach Resort.

With The Sky Lodge, Shoaf is introducing a new concept of luxury vacation home ownership while unveiling Park City’s newest five-star resort. Shoaf’s philosophy of hotel services revolves around the Guest. “Every one of our guest come to us to renew themselves and to live out a life story where wonderful memories are created. It is our job to make sure those stories play out perfectly,” he explains. CloudNine’s focus on boutique properties reflects Shoaf’s belief that guests deserve a “one on one, personally satisfying relationship with the hotel staff, in which we satisfy their needs on their schedule, not the other way around.”

The new destination resort occupies what had been the last major vacant parcel in Park City’s historic Old Town and will become the anchor of the vibrant pedestrian-oriented district. The Sky Lodge addresses the city’s needs with a project that includes 40 percent open space, an inviting public plaza, and environmentally sensitive “Rocky Mountain Loft” architecture. Designed by Elliott Workgroup Architecture, the prominent Utah firm responsible for some of the key venues of the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Games, the $36 million six-story structure is inspired by the Rocky Mountain lifestyle that defines Park City, integrating state-of-the art modern amenities, a reverence for local indigenous materials, and green building standards that meet or exceed the international LEED requirements.

As a result, the resort—set back from the street to create a lively pedestrian gathering place that preserves the character of the historic Old Town district—captures the essence of the Park City experience. The Sky Lodge’s interior, designed by Nola Chase, further embraces the spirit of Park City as the primary inspiration for the resort’s look and feel. Her firm, Chase Associates, has been instrumental in creating the prestigious Sundance Resort; Vail’s The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera; Snowbird Resort; and Deer Valley’s Goldener Hirsch. Chase describes The Sky Lodge design “as if you took a New York loft and moved it to Park City and changed the colors and textures to match the Rocky Mountains.”

The Sky Lodge resort residences range from 1,260 square feet to over 2,700 square feet of living space (plus decks with private hot tubs), all with spectacular views of Old Town and majestic mountain peaks. Standard features in The Sky Lodge residences include grand-entry foyers, open designer kitchens with granite slab countertops and commercial-grade appliances, spacious living areas with fireplaces, and decks with relaxing hot tubs. Bedrooms are appointed with Anichini Egyptian cotton 400-count bed linens, custom beds and multi-level lighting, while master baths feature indulgent Kohler designer style soaking tubs, double vanity sinks, European glass showers with multiple shower heads, and stone flooring. Residences are equipped with multiple flat panel HDTV’s and Bose surround sound systems with iPod cradles. Selected three-bedroom units feature theater dens—reflecting Park City’s contribution to the world of cinema—that include wet bars and 40-inch flat panel screens.

Among the rich repertoire of world-class amenities provided at The Sky Lodge is the Amatsu Spa, specializing in the ancient ritual of the Japanese bath known as ofuro. The luxurious 5,500-square foot spa, designed to serve only a handful of guests at any given time to ensure highly personalized and customized service, features a reception area with tea & tonic café, retail area, posh locker rooms for women and men, and a Zen-inspired meditation room. A ground-floor fitness center offers cutting-edge cardiovascular equipment with individual TVs and attentive private instructors.

Overlooking Main Street, the spectacular Wasatch Mountains and the local ski runs is The Sky Club, reserved for the use of members and guests. Resembling an urban rooftop retreat, the Club features a soaking grotto, fire pit, outdoor kitchen, and comfortable lounge chairs designed to help guests enjoy the brilliant Utah sun by day or romantic stars by night. Complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres are served at 5:00 p.m. every evening. In addition to accommodating its guests and members in extraordinary luxury, The Sky Lodge also offers state-of-the-art conference facilities for discriminating corporations and organizations.

The Sky Lodge property is home to three restaurants, including Easy Street Brasserie, featuring contemporary bistro cuisine. Downstairs from the Brasserie is Bar Bohème, a popular gathering spot for local skiers and artists, featuring an extensive wine cellar, live jazz, and a laid-back deck with fire pit. Adjacent to The Sky Lodge is the exterior pedestrian plaza that houses the Flying S coffee shop, as well as neighboring Zoom Restaurant, which has been operated by Robert Redford’s Sundance Group for over 13 year.

CloudNine’s proprietary ResortClub ownership program, conceived by Shoaf, offers a totally new concept for luxury vacation resort living that promises to revolutionize the hospitality industry. Each ResortClub member at The Sky Lodge owns a deeded one-eighth fee simple interest in one of the luxury residences on the property, including its elegant furnishings and accessories.

To ensure highly personalized guest services, the resort consists of only 22 exclusive residences, including a variety of two- or three-bedroom flats or two-story townhouses (“SkyHomes”), and a three-bedroom penthouse occupying the entire top floor. Each one of the 22 units at The Sky Lodge accommodates eight owners, all of whom (or their family or friends) are entitled to 35 nights per year in their own residence. Unlike traditional fractional ownership arrangements, where services and amenities are often compromised and reservations are cumbersome, ResortClub members possess a deeded interest in a specific residence and enjoy all of the personalized services and amenities that would be expected at a five-star hotel.

For members, the lifestyle offered at The Sky Lodge far eclipses the experience of staying at an off-site luxury condominium or even a lavish home in Park City. In its first year of release The Sky Lodge has enjoyed vibrant market response with 65 percent of the shared ownership interests already sold.

The Sky Lodge honors the traditions of the finest boutique resort hotels throughout the world, where a limited number of rooms and an ample, superbly trained staff combine to deliver a highly personalized experience that consistently exceeds the expectations of even the most sophisticated travelers. The Sky Lodge is located at 201 Heber Avenue, in the heart of Park City’s historic Old Town district.

For additional information on ResortClub membership opportunities, or to make hotel reservations, call 435.658.3336 or visit web site www.theskylodge.com.

Where to Eat

Attracted by the great skiing and relaxed mountain lifestyle, celebrated chefs from around the world have opened up shop in Park City, and visitors often find that choosing where to dine each evening can be just as challenging as deciding where to ski in the morning. Park City's dining scene has gone from simmering to sizzling due to its diversity; over 100 restaurants offer cuisines ranging from Middle Eastern, to Asian, French, Italian, and everything in between.

The restaurant scene has not gone unnoticed. The Riverhorse on historic Main Street became the first restaurant in Utah to earn the coveted DiRoNa award dedicated to "excellence in dining," and it's the only restaurant in the state to win both this and the Mobile Four Star Award. Restaurants such as Chenez and Shabu are frequent recipients of accolades from pinnacle culinary publications such as Food & Wine, Bon Apetit and Saveur. Chef Michael LeClerc of 350 Main won the Platinum Carrot Award, and the restaurant is also a winner of Salt Lake Magazine's annual Dining Award's Best Restaurant. Wahso, Bill White's French-Asian restaurant, was rated one of the "top ten restaurants "in the World" by Fodor's. Jean Louis Montecot, long-term resident of Park City and member of the Cordon Bleu Society of Chefs, opened his own restaurant in the fall of 2006 to the delight of loyal fans. Wine Spectator and Spirit magazines have celebrated the town's burgeoning wine scene, and at least ten restaurants have won Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence for their wine lists and presentations.

Along with Park City's reputation as a culinary capital, this former silver-mining town also boasts a red-hot nightlife. Night owls can choose from brewpubs, taverns, wine bars or nightclubs lining Main Street. Sample some of the 100-plus wines--some from organic or boutique wineries--at the new, sophisticated Bacchus Wine Bar, which also offers an array of caviar, imported cheeses and pate platters. Try one of the custom ales at the Wasatch Brew Pub at the top of Main Street or a unique local brew such as Polygamy Porter at the new Squatters Roadhouse Grill & Bar at 1900 Park Avenue. If live music is on the agenda, visitors can kick up their heels at The Spur, a contemporary western bar at 350 ∏ Main Street, or listen to jazz, rock and blues at the Celsius, Kristauf's Martini Bar, the Star Bar, or any number of other "Juke Joints" in town. Hit the dance floor at Ciscero's nightclub, or enjoy local comedians monthly as the "Off the Top" Comedy troupe performs at The Sidecar, a bar located on the second floor of the Main St. Mall.

Utah’s legal drinking age is 21. Park City has more than two dozen bars/clubs and six liquor stores. Most restaurants have full liquor service available with dining. 

Park City Ski Industry

Park City has been the home of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team since 1974 and home of the United States Ski and Snowboard Association since 1988.

Park City’s three resorts reported 1,746,333 skier days for the 2006-2007 season a 1.8% increase over last year.

Utah’s 13 ski and snowboard resorts reported  4,082,094 skier days for the 2006-2007 season, making it the fourth record-breaking year in a row.

44 percent of non-resident skiers visiting Utah stay in Park City.

Park City Shopping

Park City has more than 100 shops and boutiques in five distinct shopping districts: historic Main Street; NOMA or the North of Maindistrict; Redstone Town Center; Quarry Village; and 65 manufacturer outlets at the Tanger Outlet Center.

Park City’s Top 20 Winter Activities

1. SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING

With 9026 acres of The Greatest Snow On Earth®, 354 runs and 57 lifts, skiing in Park City has never been better. Home of three world-class resorts -- Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort and The Canyons Resort, Park City has something for everyone, ranging from lessons for beginners, to moguls and chutes for expert skiers, and everything in between. Deer Valley is a skiers-only resort; The Canyons Resort and Park City Mountain Resort host both skiers and snowboarders.

2. TERRAIN PARKS

Snowboarders and skiers can rip in numerous terrain parks, halfpipes and acres of free riding offered at Park City’s three resorts. Those new to the exploding popularity of terrain parks can even take lessons to become acquainted with the latest tricks and techniques. On any given day, some of the world’s best snowboarders can be found riding in the parks and pipes of Park City. 

3. BOBSLEDDING

Park City also offers hard and fast ice. The venues used in the 2002 Olympic Winter Games remain active, enabling Park City visitors to have their own Olympic experience. For the ultimate ride, race down the Utah Olympic Park bobsled track at 75 mph—a thrill of a lifetime!

4. DINING

Park City’s 100-plus restaurants and bars reflect culinary styles and influences from around the world. Award-winning eateries answer to every taste, mood and budget—and everything’s within walking distance or a short bus ride away.

5. NIGHTLIFE

Park City’s après-ski scene is alive and well. Each of the town’s more than 20 bars and clubs has its own style and ambiance. Whether you’re interested in dancing to DJ-spun beats, catching some live jazz or enjoying wine tastings, Park City’s establishments offer it all. 

6. SNOWMOBILING

Take a guided snowmobile tour across the breathtaking Rocky Mountains. Local tours traverse wide-open bowls, tree-filled glades and numerous backcountry trails.

7. SHOPPING

When the time comes (if ever) to take a break from the slopes or other outdoor adventures, go shopping! Park City offers everything from art galleries to ski shops to trendy men’s and women’s boutiques. Park City’s five shopping areas—Main Street, the North of Main district, Redstone, Quarry Village and the Tanger Outlet Center—feature bookstores, galleries, boutiques, salons, movie theaters and national chain and outlet stores.

8. SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

Robert Redford’s annual Sundance Film Festival. usually held during January, celebrates independent filmmakers, Sundance is a favorite Park City tradition for locals, visitors and celebrities.

9. SNOWSHOEING

Snowshoeing offers a good workout and is a great way to get close to nature. Find solitude and seclusion snowshoeing through the Rocky Mountains’ pristine scenery. If you haven’t been out in the snow in a while, you may have forgotten just how peaceful it can be.

10. CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING

Before there was the thrill of alpine skiing, there was the serenity of cross-country skiing. Park City offers several options for this vigorousand fulfilling sport. Glide along groomed trails or take a custom tour in the nearby Wasatch National Forest.

11. HOT-AIR BALLOONING

See Park City from a bird’s-eye view in a hot-air balloon. Take a 1/2- hour, 1-hour or Wasatch Mountain Adventure Flight, with continental breakfast, champagne and flight certificate.

12. SNOW TUBING

People of all ages and abilities will enjoy lift-served tubing at Gorgoza Park--an ideal activity for the young and the young-at-heart.

13. ICE SKATING

In 2006, Park City opened an indoor ice rink at the new Quinn’s Recreation Complex. The Olympic-size ice sheet is housed within a 46,000-square-foot building featuring seating for 350, party rooms, skate rentals, locker rooms and concessions. Bring the kids or spend a romantic evening on the ice. Ice hockey, speed skating and figure skating classes are offered. There is also an outdoor rink at the base of Park City Mountain Resort.

14. SPAS

After a hard day on the slopes, make time for some pampering. Park City features many luxury spas that offer a vast array of invigorating massages and specialized treatments.

15. GALLERY STROLLS

Park City is home to the Kimball Art Center and over 23 art galleries. Art connoisseurs will enjoy a broad selection of artwork including paintings, photography, pottery, glass and metal work, jewelry and much more. On the last Friday of each month, The Kimball Art Center and the Park City Jazz Foundation team up to host the “Last Fridays Arts and Eats Gallery Stroll,” a lively evening of food, fun, music and art.

16. SKI/SNOWBOARD RACES

Each of Park City’s resorts regularly hosts ski and/or snowboard races. Courses are open daily for racing against the clock or a friend. Races are also ideal for group outings, corporate retreats and family gatherings. 

17. PARK CITY FILM SERIES

Park City Film Series offers screenings of current independent films every weekend throughout the season at the Park City Library’s Jim Santy Auditorium. The small town feel of the Series combined with thought-provoking cinema holds huge appeal for art film enthusiasts.

18. SLEIGH RIDES

Experience Park City’s winter wonderland the old fashioned way—a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the mountains surrounding town is a great family-friendly activity. Romantic sleigh rides or dinner rides can be arranged.

19. HISTORY AND OLYMPIC TOURS

From mining silver to Olympic gold, see all the aspects that make historic Park City one of the most unique mountain resort destinations in the United States. At the Utah Olympic Park’s Alf Engen Ski Museum and the new George Eccles Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum, learn about Park City’s skiing history and view exhibits relating to the Games. The Park City Museum at 518 Main Street allows visitors to travel back in time to explore the mining-to-skiing history, and the Summit County Courthouse Museum in Coalville conveys the history of the entire county. 

20. PERFORMING ARTS

More Things to do in Park City

Park City is a thriving, nationally renowned art community where visitors are treated to the highest level of performing arts of any ski town in the country. Offerings include live theater at the historic Egyptian Theatre on Main Street and internationally known musicians and performance artists at the state-of-the-art Eccles Center.

For more information about things to do in Park City, visit web site www.parkcityinfo.com or call the Park City Chamber & Visitors Bureau at (800) 453-1360 or (435) 649-6100.

Park City's Spa Scene

Park City boasts more than a dozen luxury and day spas that pamper guests after a day of skiing or other winter activities. Services include a range of spa packages and specialized skin treatments that relieve the effects of the dry air and strong sun inherent in our mountain climate. Unique massages and body wraps soothe and rejuvenate tired muscles, readying the body for another day of adventure. Some massage therapists even offer in-home canine massages for four-legged hiking companions.

Cloud 10's--

philosophy is to take care of your body, and it will take care of you. This goes for your dogs too. Cloud 10 offers customized in-home massages for humans and their pets. Owner Lorine Hofer's training includes Swedish massage, Connective Tissue Therapy, Sports Massage, Prenatal Massage, Reflexology, Polarity and an additional 680 hours of Canine Massage training at the Lang Institute in Loveland, CO.

In the belief that the mind and spirit flourish in a healthy body, Marc Raymond's Salon & Spas-Tranquility Spa in The Chateaux at Silver Lake, Silver Mountain Spa at the Silver Mountain Sports Club and Discovery Spa at The Miners Club--offer the ultimate in spa services at all three locations. Highly experienced, well-trained massage therapists offer signature treatments including: a unique "Four-Hand Massage" that integrates the poetic rhythm of two massage therapists, quieting even the busiest of minds and allowing the soul to breathe; a 90-minute "Sea Escape Facial" uses hot and cold stone therapy to hydrate the face and body; and the "Men's Breakaway Package" combines a sports massage with the "Footicure Foot Massage" to alleviate the strain of tight ski boots.

Papillon, the Spa--

at Westgate is situated at the base of The Canyons Resort and is designed in a contemporary mountain style using wood, stone and granite. The 30,000 square foot spa offers 17 spacious treatment rooms, relaxation rooms, private steam rooms and saunas, and a coed whirlpool with a cascading waterfall. Papillon specializes in treatments featuring Utah desert botanicals such as the soothing "Sugar and Spice Mango Body Wrap," "Mountain Stone Massage" and "Alpine Lavender Journey." Additional amenities include a full-service salon, boutique and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

Following a day on the slopes the Hotel Park City Spa's "Enzyme Boost Facial," one of the spa's signature treatments, will repair and stimulate skin on a cellular level by using holistic products with high concentrations of natural fruit enzymes. The 8,500 square foot spa and health club offers a state-of-the-art fitness room, exercise classes, seven treatment rooms, meditation rooms, whirlpools, saunas and steam rooms.

Mountain Body Spa, located just below the Town Lift, makes it simple to go from skiing to relaxing in minutes. Pamper your face and body with soothing and effective facials, massage therapies and spa treatments using Mountain Body's own all natural botanical handmade lotions, glows, mineral muds, oils and more. The après-ski package combines deep tissue massage and a revitalizing foot treatment, or the popular Revitalizing Copper Body Masque includes a dry brushing to stimulate circulation, followed with a rich marine and botanical elements masque. The treatment concludes with a shower and a rich lotion bath.

The Norwegian-style spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge in Deer Valley received the 2006 Mobil Four-Star Award for Hotel & Resort spas. It was one of only 20 properties in North America to earn this accolade. Signature treatments include the "Nordic Princess," the "Norseman Vichy" and the "Alpha Male 60-Minute facial." The "Aspen Oasis" is a 90-minute treatment that uses a gentle papaya-pineapple scrub that removes dull cells and allows the skin to receive the benefits of green tea, sea enzyme mud and aloe vera. Blanketed in the soothing warmth of this wrap, all travel stresses are released. The wrap is followed by a 50-minute massage using heated coconut lotion.

Park City’s Resorts At-A-Glance

PARK CITY MOUNTAIN RESORT

www.parkcitymountain.com 

Number of Lifts: 4 six-passenger high-speed lifts, 2 high speed

                                 quad chairs, 5 triple chairs, and

                                  4 double chairs, plus 1 Magic Carpet.

Number of Trails: 104 designated trails and 9 bowls,

                                   4 terrain parks and 1 super pipe. 

Beginner: 17%

Intermediate: 50

Advanced: 33%

Skiable Acres: 3,300

Summit Elevation: 10,000 ft. (3,049 meters 

Base Elevation: 6,900 ft. (2,104 meters)

Vertical Drop: 3,100 ft. (945 meters)

CANYONS RESORT

www.thecanyons.com

Number of Lifts: 1 eight-passenger high-speed gondola,

                                1 high-speed, 6-pack chair, 4 high-speed

                                quad chairs, 4 fixed-grip quad chairs,

                                2 triple chairs, 2 double chairs,

                                1 eight-passenger Cabriolet,

                                1 surface lift, plus 1 Magic Carpet.

Number of Trails: 152 designated runs, 6 natural halfpipes and

2 terrain parks.

Beginner: 14%

Intermediate: 44%

Advanced: 42%

Skiable Acres: 3,700

Summit Elevation: 9,990 ft. (3,045 meters)

Base Elevation: 6,800 ft. (2,073 meters 

Vertical Drop: 3,190 ft. (972 meters)

Park City Totals:

(www.parkcityinfo.com)

(Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort, The Canyons Resort):

Total Number of Lifts: 57

Total Number of Trails/Runs: 354

Total Skiable Acres: 9,026

On-mountain investment over the past six years: $110 million

Park City’s Facts and Figures

t 84060-1630 • Phone 800.453.1360 • Fax 435.649.4132 • www.parkcityinfo.com

LOCATION

Park City is located in Utah’s Summit County, 35 minutes east of the Salt Lake City International Airport via a six-lane interstate highway (I-80). Park City proper measures two miles from end to end. Three world-class ski resorts--Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort, The Canyons Resort and—are located within a five-mile radius.

ACCESS

Salt Lake City International Airport is served by 16 airlines with over 800 daily scheduled flights and 159 that arrive before noon. Major airlines include Delta, America West, American, Continental, Frontier, JetBlue, Northwest, SkyWest, Southwest and United.

GEOGRAPHIC SETTING

Park City is located in the heart of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountain Range.

ELEVATION

Within the city limits, altitudes range from 6,720 ft. to 8,460 ft. above sea level. The surrounding Wasatch Mountains rise to over 10,000 ft.

POPULATION

Approximately 7,000 residents live in Park City year-round, while nearly 35,000 people reside in Summit County.

CLIMATE

Winter temperatures in Park City average between 24 degrees Fahrenheit to 33 degrees Fahrenheit. (Summer high temperature average 80 degrees Fahrenheit.)

SNOWFALL

Average snowfall is 143 inches in town and 350 inches at the resorts.

AREA TRANSPORTATION

Park City operates a FREE area-wide bus service between Deer Valley Resort, the Main Street Transit Center, Park City Mountain Resort, and the Canyons Resort. Free bus service also runs to surrounding areas including Kimball Junction, the Utah Olympic Park, and Quarry Village.

Latest Events at Park City

Ski Free Stay Free

Make the most your spring trip to Canyons by staying one more night, and skiing one more day on us! Ski Free Stay Free gives everyone a reason to stay one more night in the mountains!

Park City Helitours launch from The Canyons Resort --Scenic rides take off and land from The Canyons

For one of the most unique experiences available in Utah during the summer months, catch a ride high above the 8 peaks of The Canyons Resort, and the surrounding area, with Park City Helitours. The helitour company will use the The Canyons Resort as the only launch site in Park City for their scenic rides. For a unique and impressive trip of a lifetime, experience the beauty of the Park City and the Wasatch Front with a birds-eye view available on board a Park City Helitour ride offered exclusively at The Canyons Resort.

Three choices of packages are available for purchase on a walk up basis from Canyon Mountain Sports, located in the Resort Village, or in advance at 435-615-3440. Reservations may also be made directly through Park City Helitours at 435-654-0755. Tours are limited to four people maximum. Details of the package options are as follows or are available on line at www.thecanyons.com/events or www.parkcityhelitours.com :

The Family Fun Tour: A five minute helitour perfectly suited for families with young children. $30 a person

Eagles View Tour: An eight minute tour of The Canyons Resort, Park City and Deer Valley with a cost of $45 person.

Summit Tour: A full sixteen minutes on board a helicopter with a fly over of the Canyons Resort and the other Park City resorts plus Snowbird, Alta and the Jordanelle Reservoir for $90 a person. 

Tours run Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9:00 AM until 7:00 PM. Pre-registration is strongly suggested yet walk up trips can be booked at Canyons Mountain Sports between 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM dependant on availability. 

The Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah is the largest single ski and snowboard resort in Utah and one of the largest in the United States. Located just four miles from Park City's historic Main Street, The Canyons offers 3,700 acres of diverse terrain over eight separate mountains, accessing 150+ trails.

Additional details are available at: www.thecanyons.com.

WOLF CREEK

Wolf Creek Heats Things Up With Winter Vacation Deals

Wolf Creek Utah, located in beautiful Ogden Valley, is a recreational haven just minutes away from Wolf Mountain, Powder Mountain and Snowbasin. With more than 325 inches of powder snow this season, and approximately 11 more inches just last week, Wolf Creek Utah announces five different thrilling vacation packages to take advantage of the pristine conditions.

There are five different packages to choose from:

Families thrive at Wolf Creek Utah, and if  beginners are looking to learn how to ski or snowboard, there is a Family Vacation Package available that includes four nights lodging in a two-bedroom condominium, all day lift tickets and a two-hour family lesson with certified instructors at Wolf Mountain for $599, based on a family of four.

For the more advanced skier and boarder, Wolf Creek Utah has the Black Diamond Package offering the most extreme powder experience. Priced at $545 per person, the Black Diamond Package includes seven nights lodging in a private luxury three-bedroom home, a Powder Mountain lift ticket and Snowcat skiing and one day of snowmobiling. This rate is based on a party of six.

The Blue Bird Package offers five nights lodging in a two-bedroom condominium, as well as two days skiing or snowboarding at Powder Mountain and Snowbasin, and one day at Wolf Mountain. The package is priced at $385 per person and based on quadruple occupancy.

The Easy Going Green Package, priced at $419 per person and based on quadruple occupancy, includes five nights lodging in a luxury two-bedroom condominium with private hot tub, a lift ticket at Powder Mountain, Snowbasin and Wolf Mountain, as well as a spa treatment at Wolf Creek Utah.

Family fun doesn’t have to cost a fortune! Wolf Creek Utah is offering the Stay and Play Package; enjoy staying at one of Wolf Creek Utah’s luxurious residences for three nights, and receive the fourth night free and lift tickets to Wolf Mountain. The Stay and Play Package is $43 per night, per person.

For more information on these vacation packages, or to book your stay, please contact 800-301-0817 or visit www.wolfcreekresort.com.

About Wolf Creek Utah

Located in Eden just an hour from Salt Lake City’s International Airport, Wolf Creek Utah is a 2,500-acre master planned community offering incredible views, incomparable recreation and fine dining. Wolf Creek offers year-round activities for friends and families, and the surrounding area provides boundless recreational opportunities. Located just minutes from Snowbasin, Powder Mountain and Wolf Mountain, there are endless skiing and snowboarding opportunities. The recreation doesn’t end when the snow melts off; Wolf Creek Utah also has a championship 18-hole course, a newly remodeled clubhouse as well hiking, biking and jogging trails and a lake for canoeing or fishing. It’s a place where a family can gather to focus on what’s really important, or individuals can simply focus on themselves.

For more information, please visit www.wolfcreekresort.com.

Wolf Creek Utah is now a private golf, recreational and resort community

Wolf Creek Utah, a 3,000-acre master-planned residential and resort community located in beautiful Ogden Valley, has transitioned into a private club and resort community, and has new membership opportunities available for Wolf Creek Utah owners and residents, current members and individuals living outside of Wolf Creek Utah in select nearby communities.

The club has now begun using the name Wolf Creek Utah to identify the club’s private amenities and remaining properties. The change reflects Wolf Creek Utah’s focus on differentiating the resort and club from other resorts in the mountain west. 

“We feel our programs set the standard for excellence in family fun experiences,” said Cox. “Even though our golf course and dining rooms are now private, we will continue to support our community and region with outstanding recreational opportunities and special events, such as the Balloon Festival and Music in the Mountains.”

Wolf Mountain, Wolf Creek Utah Adventures, The Orvis Store, The Gift Shop (formerly Connie’s Corner) and the Wolf Creek Liquor Cellar will remain open to the public. Wolf Creek Utah Adventures, The Orvis Store, The Gift Shop and the Wolf Creek Liquor Cellar have relocated just down the road from the clubhouse at 3718 North Wolf Creek Drive.

Restaurants at Wolf Creek Utah, including The Grille and The Rusty Cactus, was closed for renovations, and reopened in May only to those holding club memberships and to Wolf Creek Utah Lodging guests. Wolf Creek Grill, formerly known as Tracks, be offered a limited menu for golfers in the beginning of May and since has expanded its menu as the golf season continues. Guests who book their stay through Wolf Creek Utah Lodging will continue to have access to the amenities that the community offers, including the golf course, on a limited, fee-basis.

Chad Stoddard, Wolf Creek Utah Golf Professional, will lead the membership program and will be responsible for transitioning Wolf Creek Utah into a private, resort community.

The new club membership packages will offer a full, lifetime and multi-generational opportunity with unlimited access, as well as a more recreation-specific membership program that will include limited access to its championship 18-hole course golf club, restaurants and the current and future amenity base.

About Wolf Creek Utah
Located in Eden just an hour from Salt Lake City’s International Airport, Wolf Creek Utah is a 3,000-acre master-planned resort and private club community offering incredible views, incomparable recreation and fine dining. For more information, please visit www.wolfcreekresort.com

SPRINGDALE

What to See & Do

Zion National Park

Park in Springdale and ride the shuttle to the park or park at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center. Shuttles operate daily starting at 6:30 a.m. every 30 minutes, then increase to every 15 minutes. When busier in the middle part of the day, catch one every 6-8 minutes. In the evening, shuttle times are scaled back to 15 minutes. The last bus leaves the Zion Canyon Visitor Center at 9:30 p.m. Note that the schedule is subject to change. Eating, drinking, smoking and pets are not allowed on the bus.

For day trips:

Bring water, walking shoes, sunscreen/hat/sunglasses, snacks, map, camera and binoculars. Dress for the weather and bring everything you need for a day in the park.

Zion National Park is home to 69 species of mammals, 208 birds, 29 reptiles, six amphibians, and nine fish! You may see mule deer, lizards, many species of birds, or one of the endangered species, including the peregrine falcon, Mexican spotted owl, California condor, desert tortoise, or the Zion snail, found only at Zion National Park. Mountain lions are present here as well as Desert Bighorn Sheep.

There are so many things to see and do at Zion National Park that it's best to immediately pick up the latest park activities newsletter at the Visitor Center or upon paying your entrance fee.

Points of Interest along the free shuttle drive on the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive (April 1-October 28) includes access to the park's beautiful views and trails. A round-trip ride takes about 80-minutes and you can get on and off where you wish. The Temple of Sinawava is the gateway to The Narrows. Here, restrooms and water are available, as are ranger-led programs. At Big Bend, you'll see the Virgin River with towering cliffs above, including ranger-led programs, views of Angels Landing and the Great White Throne. Weeping Rock was one of my favorite spots, for here, dripping springs created hanging gardens, and there is access to the Weeping Rock Trail, East Rim Trail, Hidden Canyon Trail and Observation Point Trail. . .as well as ranger-led programs and restrooms. Another stop is at the Court of the Patriarchs with a short, steep trail leading to a viewpoint where you'll find views of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob Peaks, Mount Moroni and The Sentinel. There are additional interesting spots.

There seems to be no end to the recreational activities at Zion National Park. Camp, Bicycle, Climb the sandstone cliffs (if you're experienced), go horseback riding, go boating (requires a permit and is only allowed when the river is flowing in excess of 150 cubic feet per second. Inner tubes aren't allowed). Or, go hiking and canyoneering (requires advance planning), backpacking (permits are required for all wilderness camping; fee) or explore The Narrows and see the spectacular gorge the Virgin River has carved in the upper reaches of Zion Canyon - 16 miles long, up to 2000-feet deep, and at times, only 20-30 feet wide. You'll find soaring walls, sandstone grottos, natural springs, and hanging gardens. Check with the park for safety measures.

Hike the Narrows - There are three ways to do this, weather and water conditions permitting. Take a Day Hike from the Bottom and Back -- The round-trip can last up to 8 hours and is the simplest way to experience The Narrows. The park has details on where to start from. Hike from Top to Bottom - This is a strenuous 16-mile all-day hike, requires a permit and a private shuttle to the trailhead. Or, take an Overnight Hike from Top to Bottom - It takes 2 days, requires a permit and a private shuttle to the trailhead.

There's more!!! Join a ranger-led program; hear talks about the animals of zion, voices from the past, or water, rocks and time. Ride with a ranger: Enjoy a 2-hour experience on a morning or evening ranger-led shuttle bus tour traveling the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Through several stops, you'll get an intimate look at Zion Canyon. Reservations are free but seats are limited. Reservations can be made in person up to one day in advance at the visitor cernter. Take a walk: There are numerous topics and the walks range from east one mile walks to 2.5-mile hikes. Catch an evening program: At the Watchman Campground Amphitheater and Zion Lodge Auditorium: Discover what makes Zion such a special place through a 45-minute exciting program.

Don't forget to take your children and sign them up for a Junior Ranger Program. Kids from 6-12 can become Junior Rangers and earn a badge by completing the Junior Ranger handbook and attending at least one ranger-led program. Children 5 and under can earn a pin by completing the Lil' Junior Ranger Activity Sheet. These are available free at park visitor centers, the Zion Human History Museum, and the Zion Nature Center.

Services

The park visitor centers, museum, restrooms and picnic areas are accessible; wheelchairs are available for loan at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center for the visitor center complex area. All shuttle buses are wheelchair accessible and service dogs are permitted on a leash throughout the park. Also, several campsites are reserved for people with disabilities; the Pa'rus Trail and the Riverside Walk offer accessible hikes with some assistance. The Zion Lodge has several accessible hotel rooms and one accessible cabin that's equipped with a roll-in shower. Zion Lodge has a wheelchair available for loan.

An Orientation film offers captioning and the frontcountry trails video has an audio description. Accessible programs are indicated in the Ranger-led and Youth Program Schedules. Assistive listening devices are available by reservation for all ranger-led programs.

Where to Stay at Zion

The Zion Lodge has rooms, suites, and cabins. For reservations call 888-297-2757 or 435-772-7700 or visit web site zionlodge.com. Surrounding communities offer additional lodging choices.

Where to Eat at Zion

In the park, I enjoyed the Zion Lodge dining room's buffet lunch. The cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dinner reservations are required in the dining room; call 435-772-7760. You'll also find lots of restaurants in the surrounding communities.

If you need groceries, there are many stores in nearby Springdale, La Verkin, Hurricane, Kanab, St. George and Cedar City.

Additional details:

Showers are not available within Zion National Park, but pay showers are available in Springdale and east of the park. Laundry facilities are locationed in Springdale, Hurricane, and Kanab, but not in the park. Pets, if they're leashed, are allowed on the Pa'rus Trail, but not on any other trails, shuttles, in public buildings or in the wilderness and must be on a leash less than six feet at all times. Boarding kennels are available in Rockville, Kanab, Hurricane, St. George and Cedar City. If you have an emergency, call 911 or 435-772-3322 24 hours a day. The Zion Canyon Medical Clinic is located in Springdale near the south entrance to the park. For hours call 435-772-3226. Additional medical clinics are in Hurricane and the nearest hospitals are in St. George, Cedar City and Kanab.

Safety:

Flash floods are a true danger and can be life threatening. When entering a narrow canyon, you are taking a risk. Seek higher ground immediately if you see signs of a possible flash flood, such as a deterioration in weather conditions; build up of clouds or sounds of thunder; sudden changes in water clarity from clear to muddy; floating debis; rising water levels or stronger currents; or increasing roar of water up canyon.

Remember that there are steep cliffs on trails and that loose sand or pebbles are slippery. Be careful of edges; stay on the trail and away from cliff edges; observe posted warnings and keep a close eye on your children. Carry at least one gallon of water per person per day and keep drinking it. Water is availablel at visitor centers, campgrounds, Zion Lodge and most shuttle stops, but do not drink untreated water. Drive the speed limit and watch for bicycles, walkers and wildlife and only park in designated spaces.

Regarding firearms -- Federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under federal, Utah, and local laws to possess firearms in the park. You must comply with all applicable Utah, local and federal firearms laws, and Federal law prohibits firearms in certain facilities in Zion National Park - those places are posted with signs. If you have a question regarding this issue, call the park at 435-772-3256. You cannot open carryt loaded firearms on park shuttle buses.

For more information contact the Zion Natural History Association at www.zionpark.org or call 800-635-3959

SPRINGVILLE

What to See & Do

Springville Art Museum Announces New Exhibit and Book

The Springville Museum of Art and Cedar Fort Publishing are pleased to announce the release and publication of "The Springville Museum of Art: History and Collection."

The publication explores the community's interest in fine art, which started as a grassroots movement in the 19th century, and has expanded to include not only local and regional arts promotion, but the vibrant international influence of the Museum as well. This stunning book weaves a fascinating tale of one small town's artistic sojourn, beginning at the onset of the Springville art movement at the start of the 20th Century and continuing through the years to the renowned Museum it is today. Its full-color art reproductions and in-depth historical accounts are sure to delight novices and critics alike. "The Springville Museum of Art: History and Collection" will inform, inspire, and entertain art enthusiasts at all levels of understanding and appreciation.

The exhibition opening of The Springville Museum: A Place, Its People, and Their Collection will be held in conjunction with the book launch. Through this exhibition, historic documents, significant works of art and stories from citizens will be shared in reflection of the past 110 years. Tours, refreshments and the launch of the museum's newest publication will combine to make a memorable evening.

About the Springville Museum of Art:

The Springville Museum of Art is Utah's first museum for the visual fine arts. Dedicated as a "Sanctuary of Beauty and a Temple of Contemplation" by David O. McKay, the Museum houses nearly 3,000 works; 2,000 of which are Utah art. Twentieth Century Russian-Soviet Socialist Realism, an impressive collection of 150 years of Utah fine art, and American Realist art comprise the permanent collection. The Museum is a key promoter and contributor to the arts in Utah, with over 15 exhibitions annually. Artwork is displayed throughout 29 galleries in its 45,000 square foot facility and a beautiful outdoor sculpture garden.

The Museum seeks to fulfill its mission by refining minds and building character through the fine arts. The history of the Museum began in 1903, with the donation of art work to Springville High School by Museum founders Cyrus E. Dallin and John Hafen. As official State Wide Art Partnership (SWAP) headquarters, the Museum is home to visual art educational outreach programs to the schools of Utah.  

A variety of exhibitions, concerts, programs and special events are offered throughout the year. The Museum annually serves nearly 90,000 visitors onsite, 20,000 off-site, and is available for rentals. Visit the Springville Museum of Art, which fosters beauty and contemplation through life-affirming art and experience.

About Cedar Fort Publishing & Media:

Cedar Fort began in 1986 with Lyle Mortimer and Lee Nelson working together to release the book "Beyond the Veil, Volume 1." Since then, Cedar Fort has grown and cu rrently produces uplifting fiction and nonfiction books known across the globe. The company has a solid catalog of LDS fiction and nonfiction, general release titles, including cookbooks, clean romance, and young adult adventures, and an LDS-oriented product line. Cedar Fort wants to publish uplifting and edifying books that help people think about what is important in life, books people enjoy reading to relax and feel better about themselves, and books to help improve lives.

Cedar Fort | 2373 W 700 S | Springville | UT | 84663

ST. GEORGE

Relax and Revitalize at Red Mountain Resort --Award-winning property adds three new wellness and adventure offerings

Situated in the center of Southwestern Utah's magnificent red rock country, Red Mountain Resort helps reinvigorate guests, both mentally and physically, through a combination of outdoor adventures and rejuvenating wellness experiences. The resort is excited to announce three new offerings to its extensive retreat roster.

Girlfriends Villa Getaway
Perfect for three or four people, the Girlfriends Villa Getaway includes custom experiences at the world class Sagestone Spa & Salon and deluxe accommodations in a 1,700 square foot two-bedroom villa. Positioned just steps from an outdoor pool and whirlpool, the villas offer full spa-style baths, fireplaces, balconies and more.
This four-day, three-night getaway is available beginning May 1 just in time for Mother's Day. Rates start at $355 per person, per night and include:

50-minute customized massage at Sagestone Spa & Salon
$25 Spa Boutique credit
Three healthy meals daily
Cooking demonstrations and healthy lifestyle discussions
All elements of the Essential Retreat, including unlimited health and fitness classes, daily guided hikes, personal discovery activities and more

Adrenaline Adventure: Hike, Climb & Zip Line
The perfect addition to any trip, this three- to five-hour excursion begins with a 2.5-mile hike with incredible views of Zion National Park and Utah‚s famous red mountains.  Guests then walk through a narrow slot canyon to the next phase of the excursion: top-roped climbs.  After climbing, participants travel down a 500-foot zip line that ends in a locally famous bouldering area. Guests are invited to stop and climb the boulders before heading back to the trail. This excursion costs $250 per person and is available year round.

About Red Mountain Resort:
Nestled in Southwestern Utah‚s red rock bluffs, Red Mountain Resort is a one-of-a-kind active destination retreat, inspiring guests to pursue health, wellness, balance and joy. With one of the country‚s most breathtaking natural settings as its backdrop, the resort features a comprehensive selection of fitness classes and programs, outdoor and hiking adventures, nutritious cuisine and personal discovery seminars. The award-winning Sagestone Spa & Salon provides an array of unique spa services. Red Mountain Resort is conveniently located 30 minutes from St. George Municipal Airport and two hours from Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, allowing visitors an easy commute. For reservations and information, call toll-free at 877.246.HIKE, or visit www.RedMountainResort.com.

Sagestone Spa at Red Mountain Resort Unveils New Product Offerings

Red Mountain Resort has introduced five new beauty partners to the award-winning Sagestone Spa. These partners were chosen for their clean and healthy approach to skincare and include June Jacobs, Body Bliss, Farmhouse Fresh, Phytomer and Image Skincare. The resort‚s Director of Spa & Wellness, Marci Howard-May has collaborated with her team to more intently weave the menu at Sagestone Spa into the resort‚s nature-inspired experience. The new products will leave guests feeling revitalized and ready for another day of adventure.

All spa products are available in the Spa Boutique, so that guests may experience the rejuvenating products even after they leave the resort.

June Jacobs
The June Jacobs Spa Collection is committed to producing the highest quality, luxury spa products, using carefully selected botanical and plant extracts recognized for their soothing and restorative powers. Red Mountain Resort's new June Jacobs facials utilize a powerful anti-oxidant blend with peptides to deeply nourish and treat the skin without any harsh chemicals, parabens, preservatives or synthetic fragrances.

Body Bliss
Body Bliss products are created using botanical ingredients from farmers who produce organic and ethically wild-harvested materials. From calming essential oils to hydrating moisturizers, Body Bliss products delight the senses while offering therapeutic benefits.

Farmhouse Fresh
The award-winning products by Farmhouse Fresh are made with 99.6% naturally-derived ingredients. Not only does Farmhouse Fresh ensure their products are paraben and sulfate free, they are each carefully crafted to smell wonderful to make spa treatments even more enjoyable.

Phytomer
Phytomer skincare products use natural, high-performance and eco-friendly marine ingredients that offer immense health benefits. As one of the only skincare companies in the world that has mastered marine biotechnologies, which is the use of marine micro-organisms to produce new natural active ingredients, Phytomer treatments reenergize the skin and leave Sagestone Spa guests feeling radiant.

Image SkinCare
Image Skincare products are manufactured in the USA and offer the latest in anti-aging, balancing, hydrating, and illuminating technologies. Image Skincare products are developed and formulated by internationally recognized chemists working together with a board of physicians.

Sagestone Spa has also added three new treatments to their menu, which are designed to help guests‚ reset from the stresses of everyday life.

Salt Glow
This seasonally-scented salt scrub utilizes fossilized Utah Salt which matches the body‚s mineral balance to exfoliate the skin and cleanse the aura, leaving guests‚ refreshed inside and out. A Vichy shower rinse followed by a light massage with rich body butter leaves your skin revived and glowing.

Ultimate Redefining Body Treatment
This three-in-one treatment provides a dual-action exfoliator followed by effective and precise contour movements for excellent slimming, firming and skin-softening results.

Desert Dreams Ritual
The Desert Dreams Ritual begins with a cup of specialized tea and a foot bath.  Guests will move into the massage room where singing bowls immediately center and deeply relax you. Then slow, fluid, connecting massage movements and a blend of essential oils induce a dreamlike state to combat insomnia, stress and fatigue.

About Red Mountain Resort:

Nestled in Southwestern Utah‚s red rock bluffs, Red Mountain Resort is a one-of-a-kind active destination retreat, inspiring guests to pursue health, wellness, balance and joy. With one of the country‚s most breathtaking natural settings as its backdrop, the resort features a comprehensive selection of fitness classes and programs, outdoor and hiking adventures, nutritious cuisine and personal discovery seminars. The award-winning Sagestone Spa & Salon provides an array of unique spa services. Red Mountain Resort is conveniently located 30 minutes from St. George Municipal Airport and two hours from Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, allowing visitors an easy commute. For reservations and information, call toll-free at 877.246.HIKE, or visit www.RedMountainResort.com.

SOLITUDE

Solitude Mountain Resort Has Package Deals for Affordable Winter Travel

Offering unbeatable value for prime skiing and snowboarding, Solitude Mountain Resort has released its 2016-2017 selection of winter vacation packages. For getaways accommodating extreme adventure or a tranquil winter break, Solitude's winter packages provides skiers and riders of all abilities access to more than 500” of annual snowfall, 1,200 acres of incredible terrain, 77 named runs, three bowls and some of the most impressive off-piste terrain in the country.

Guests booking winter packages with Solitude Resort Lodging are guaranteed the largest selection of accommodations in the Solitude Mountain Resort base area. Participating properties include The Inn at Solitude, Creekside condominiums, Powderhorn Lodge, Eagle Springs condominiums, The Crossings townhomes and a variety of private luxury homes. Available packages are outlined below. Guests can visit skisolitude.com to learn more of Solitude's full winter offerings. The resort's vacation planners are available at 800-748-4754 or 801-536-5765 to help create a custom vacation experience.

FOURTH DAY FREE
Book three nights of lodging and lift tickets and the fourth day is FREE! Stay an extra night on us to ensure you have enough time to enjoy all that Solitude has to offer, including an average of 500” of annual snowfall, 1,200 acres of incredible terrain, a multitude of evening dining and bar options, an on-site ice skating rink, game room and pool at Club Solitude and much more. Valid November 18, 2016 – April 16, 2017, excluding holidays (December 23, 2016 – January 1, 2017; February 16-21, 2017, and March 10-25, 2017). Based on availability; cannot be combined with other offers.

SPA PACKAGE
Relax after a long day on the slopes with the Solitude Spa Package. Need a break from the slopes? Indulge in a treatment at the Solitude Mountain Spa. The package includes accommodations at a Solitude Resort Lodging property and a $125 Spa credit. Valid November 18, 2016 – April 16, 2017. A minimum night stay is required and varies by property and date. Based on availability; cannot be combined with other offers.

STAY AND DINE PACKAGE
Enjoy Solitude Mountain Resort's delectable dining options, comfortable accommodations and incredible terrain, along with 10% savings on lodging and a $50 dining certificate valid at Honeycomb Grill, Last Chance Grill, Stone Haus Pizzeria and Creamery, Moonbeam Lodge and Roundhouse. Valid November 18 – December 22, 2016, January 2 – February 15, 2017 and February 22 – April 16, 2017. A three night stay is required. Dining certificate can only be used once and remaining credit cannot be redeemed later. Based on availability; cannot be combined with other offers.

EARLY AND LATE SEASON VALUE PACKAGE
Experience Solitude Mountain Resort during the early and late winter season periods and receive 20% savings on ski/snowboard rentals and lodging at a wide range of accommodations managed by Solitude Resort Lodging. Valid November 18 – December 22, 2016, and March 26 – April 16, 2017. A minimum night stay is required and varies by property and date. Based on availability; cannot be combined with other offers.

SPRING LODGING DEAL
Experience Solitude Mountain Resort during the spring and receive 15% savings on lodging at a wide range of accommodations managed by Solitude Resort Lodge. Valid March 10 – 25, 2017. A minimum night stay is required and varies by property and date. Based on limited availability; cannot be combined with other offers.

Packages are only available in conjunction with reserving a Solitude Resort Lodging managed property and subject to availability; minimum night stay required; some property restrictions may apply; lodging tax and surcharges are in addition to our listed rates unless otherwise noted; package components are valid for lodging party only during dates of stay; packages must be requested at time of booking and are not retroactive; minimum purchases, property and other restrictions may apply; for specific activities and details, please review by calling vacation planners at 800-748-4754.

For more information about Solitude Mountain Resort's 2016-2017 winter season and complete package details, please visit the Solitude Resort Lodging website or contact Senior Communications Manager for Emily Summers at 435-645-6522 or emily@deervalley.com.

Solitude, a Deer Valley Resort, is a pure, authentic and untarnished Utah territory. Serene or extreme, there's nothing between you and the perfect mountain day. Located in Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah, the resort offers eight chairlifts, 77 runs, three bowls and 500 annual inches of snow spread over 1,200 acres for skiing and snowboarding.

Location: Solitude Mountain Resort
12000 Big Cottonwood Canyon
Solitude, UT 84121
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SUNDANCE

About Sundance Mountain Resort

Nestled at the base of 12,000-foot Mt. Timpanogos, Sundance is a destination resort located on the 5,000 acres of preserved wilderness. Sundance is dedicated to maintaining the balance of art, nature and community, and offers diverse mountain recreation experiences and encourages the cultivation of art and self-expression. Created by Robert Redford, Sundance is a haven for discovery and inspiration. The Sundance family of companies includes the Sundance Mountain Resort, Sundance Institute, Sundance Channel and Sundance Catalog. For more information on Sundance, call 801-225-4107 or visit website, sundanceresort.com.

 

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