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AUTUMN'S COLORFUL SPLENDOR
After a warmer than normal summer with very little rainfall, it's time to welcome the crisp mornings and bright colors of autumn. It's a great time to enjoy so many activities as our thoughts begin to shift to the upcoming ski season. The excitement builds.....
KICK OFF FALL with the AUTUMN ALOFT BALLOON FESTIVAL September 16-17, 2017 •2530 Kearns Blvd | North 40 Fields, Park City, Utah
This weekend the short but sweet autumn season officially gets underway with the return of the Autumn Aloft Balloon Festival. On Saturday and Sunday, September 16 and 17, we highly recommend you wake early and get yourself over to Treasure Mountain Middle School by 8 a.m. to watch as dozens of colorful hot air balloons float across the sky.
KID-FRIENDLY HIKES IN THE PARK CITY AREA
We've put together a list of hikes that are great fall hikes for families. The following family hikes range from 2-4 miles and are considered "kid-friendly" and "easy" by AllTrails.com.
Gambel Oak Loop: Park City Gambel Oak Loop is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Park City, Utah. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
Heber Valley Overlook: Wasatch Mountain State Park Heber Valley Overlook is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Heber City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.
Sultan Out and Back to Suntan Connection Loop: Park City This hike is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Park City, Utah that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.
Poison Creek Trail: Park City Poison Creek Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Park City, Utah that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November.
Looking for something a little more strenuous to hike with teens or adults? Try the McLeod Creek Trail. The 6 mile McLeod Creek Trail begins north of downtown Park City near the Snow Creek Medical Center. It merges with the Olympic Parkway Trail along McLeod Creek for about a mile to Meadows Drive before paralleling State Route 224 to the Farm Trailhead. The wide, flat pathway takes trail-goers through wooded areas, over bridges with scenic views and past unique sculptures before becoming open country at Old Ranch Road.
Tour des Suds September 17, 2017 • City Park The Tour des Suds is a 7-mile mountain bike climb starting at City Park. Go hard and treat it like a legit mtb race (yes, there are awards) or a crazy costume party on bikes. Either way, it's 2,700′ of vert straight up to the finish line/Skullcandy Party Station at the top of Guardsman Pass. Sponsored by Park City Brewery, festivities continue down at the Town Lift Plaza with lunch (including beverages of the carbonated sort), a killer opportunity drawing, costume contest and awards. The Tour des Suds is the zaniest mountain bike party in the west!For more info click here.
Hoppy Hour September 23, 2017 • Wasatch Brew Pub
This party will celebrate the release of 'Clothing Hoptional', an annual beer made by Wasatch Brewery with hops harvested from open space protected by the Summit Land Conservancy. The $15 entry fee will get you apps, 2 drinks, and enter you into an opportunity drawing with awesome prizes! The proceeds will go to the Summit Land Conservancy and their efforts in saving land in Summit County for the benefit of people and nature. For more info click here.
2ndAnnual Park City Shot Ski Event 12pm-6pm, October 14, 2017 • Main St We're enlisting 1,250 people to reclaim our world record for the largest number of people to take a simultaneous shot of beer lined up and down historic Main Street in Park City!
After the shot, come celebrate your victory in the Beer Garden at the top of Main. There will be live music, games and $5 Wasatch craft beers, as well as food available for purchase. For more info click here.
Park City Farmers' Market Wednesdays through October 25th Canyons Village Cabriolet Lot Each Wednesday, Canyons Village at Park City hosts the Park City Farmers' Market, offering food trucks, fresh produce, fresh baked bread and arts and crafts from local vendors. We expect the Farmers' Market to run into mid-late October, depending on weather and the growing season. For more info click here.
Snowbird's 45th Annual Oktoberfest Celebration Every Saturday and Sunday through October 15th
Voted one of America's 10 Best Oktoberfests by Men's Journal Magazine. Snowbird's Annual Oktoberfest attracts over 60,000 visitors and has grown to become one of the largest festivals in Utah. For more info click here.
Park City Film Series Jim Santy Auditorium/Park City Library Building
The Park City Film Series is a nonprofit organization presenting the best of independent feature, documentary, world and local cinema. Our mission is to create community through film. Upcoming films include the following:
Obit: September 15-17 The Wedding Plan: September 22 - 24 She Started It: September 28 Step: September 29 - October 1 A Clockwork Orange: October 4 Drop Everything: October 6-8 The Outsiders: October 7 Mune,Le Gardien de la Lune: October 14 Obsession - National Theatre Live: October 15 Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation: October 26 Invasion of the Body Snatchers: October 31 Carrie: October 31 Dolores: November 16
For more info on the Park City Film Series click here.
Thriller - Odyssey Dance Theatre September 22 - October 8, 2017 • Egyptian Theatre
A ghoulish dance of monsters and maniacs, creeps and clowns. It is mystifying, mesmerizing, and morbid. An annual tradition and always a sell-out! Lowest Prices offered for first Sunday, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Recommended for ages 12+ - some children may find too scary. For more info click here.
The Doobie Brothers September 26, 2017 • Eccles Theater, Salt Lake City
Born out of Northern California’s chaotic, late-1960s musical stew, The Doobie Brothers’ rugged, real and authentic approach to rock and roll made them biker bar stalwarts. But their self-titled debut album in ’71 went beyond just leather and motorcycles, revealing even more musical layers; sweet three-part harmonies and rootsy, introspective, acoustic flavors. For more info click here.
Rob Lowe: Stories I Only Tell My Friends - LIVE! September 29, 2017 • Eccles Theater, Salt Lake City
Inspired by the success of his two NY Times Best-Selling memoirs, Stories I Only Tell My Friends and Love Life, Rob has created an all-new, peak behind the curtain at Hollywood, fame, fatherhood and marriage. From the Brat Pack to The West Wing to Parks and Rec and beyond, Stories I Only Tell My Friends: LIVE! is packed with witty fun and one of a kind insights spanning an iconic four-decade career. For more info click here.
Vince Neil September 29, 2017 • Dejoria Center, Kamas
Vince Neil, the legendary front man of Mötley Crüe, is an international superstar, accomplished businessman and heartfelt philanthropist. His unmistakable voice leads some of the greatest rock songs of a generation including “Wild Side”, “Shout at the Devil,” “Home Sweet Home,” “Girls, Girls, Girls,” “Dr. Feelgood,” “Kickstart My Heart,” “Same Ol’ Situation,” and many others. For more info click here.
Harvest Fest October 7, 2017 • Park City Institute
Join Us For An Amazing Festival of Free Music, Food and Friends. The festival will feature local food and drink, activities for kids, wagon rides, live music, local crafts, and more. For more info click here.
Pablo Cruise October 12-14, 2017 • Egyptian Theatre
Formed in 1973, the band released eight studio albums with five singles reaching the top 25 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. With three original band members - a concert not to miss! For more info click here.
Huey Lewis & The News October 19, 2017 • Eccles Theater, Salt Lake City
Huey Lewis and The News are truly one of America’s great rock & roll bands. As they enter their 36th year together, their contagious brand of music has outlasted countless trends, and is as fresh today as ever. Formed from two rival Bay Area bands in 1979, they continue to thrill audiences worldwide, selling over 20 million albums in the process, earning them the right to mark their place on the pop history map. For more info click here.
Mason Jennings October 20-21, 2017 • Egyptian Theatre
Well known for his simple yet catchy melodies, Mason Jennings is an American folk-pop singer-songwriter with intimate lyrics, literary and historical themes, and distinctive voice. He is touring with his long-awaited new album Wild Dark Metal. For more info click here.
Halloween Movie Night October 28, 2017 • Dejoria Center
Join us for a community Halloween event. Starting the night with a “Trunk or Treat” in our parking lot at 3:30 pm and then showing “Casper The Friendly Ghost” at 5:30 pm in the Arena.
Concessions will be available.
Trunk or Treat: Starts at 3:30pm Movie: Casper: Starts at 5:30pm
Ririe Woodbury Dance Co. November 10-11, 2017 • Egyptian Theatre
Ririe Woodbury Dance Company is dedicated to furthering contemporary dance as an accessible and valued art form through performance and dance education. RWDC strives to raise standards, deepen understanding, and promote personal connections through dance. Special student pricing offered. For more info click here.
Guys and Dolls November 17-25, 2017 • Egyptian Theatre Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, Frank Loesser's crowd pleaser is about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway. Presented by the Ziegfeld Theatre. Reduced pricing Tuesday & Wednesday. Recommended for ages 8+ for some suggestive dancing and gambling. For more info click here.
Howl-O-Ween on Historic Main Street October 31, 2017 • 3:00-6:00 pm
Halloween on Historic Park City's Main Street was named one of the top Halloween celebrations in the country by Travel and Leisure Magazine and for good reason! When you combine two and four-legged costumed creatures with gourmet treats and maybe a few tricks you have a one-of-a-kind celebration. Trick or Treating is from 3:00-5:00pm and the Howl-O-Ween Dog Party runs from 5 to 6pm. For more info click here.
Pumpkin Train at the Heber Valley Railroad October 5-30, 2017 • Select Dates
You and your kids will enjoy our annual Pumpkin Train! Your ticket includes a short 40 minute train ride where you will be entertained on board by costumed characters. You'll also get to try a delicious pumpkin cookie. At the depot you can take a trip through our (family friendly) haunted car, and get a Halloween sticker. And of course you also get to select a pumpkin from our Pumpkin Patch and take it home with you! Additional food and snacks will be available for purchase at the depot. For more info click here.
Heber Valley Western Music & Cowboy Poetry Gathering October 25-29, 2017 • Heber City
Cowboy Poets tell tales of the Western life through rhythm and rhyme, they will make you laugh and make you cry, and in the end you'll be forever grateful for the old cowboy tales. Heber Valley’s Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Buckaroo Fair includes western booths with arts, crafts and cowboy gear, mountain man camp, cowboy church and nonstop cowboy poetry and entertainment. Musician entertainers such as the Bar J Wranglers, Riders in the Sky, Belamy Brothers and more sing songs of the old cowboy. For more info click here.
PRCA Wilderness Circuit Rodeo Finals November 2-4, 2017 • Heber City
The PRCA RAM Wilderness Circuit Rodeo Finals inviting you to join me at the Wasatch County Events Center in Heber City Utah November 2 - 4 at 7 pm nightly for nonstop action in the comfort of the Indoor Arena. Watch the TOP 12 cowboys and cowgirls in each event Ride, Rope, Tie and WIN a RAM Wilderness Circuit Championship. Watch World Champion Bareback rider Kaycee Field, saddle bronc riders the Wright boys; tie down roper Matt Shiowza, bull rider Tim Bingham, and ladies barrel racer Nancy Hunter compete alongside other top Wilderness Circuit pro rodeo contestants. Tickets available at wasatchcountyevents.com
The North Face Endurance Challenge September 23-24, 2017 • Park City Mountain Resort
This race course will not only start at the highest elevation within the North America series at 7,000 feet but it will also climb to the highest elevation of 10,000 feet. The North Face Endurance Challenge cruises along the Wasatch Back. Athletes will navigate this world-renowned ski destination using a mix of double and single track trail, ski runs, mountain bike trails and various dirt access roads. Bring your lungs and legs and be prepared to be awestruck. For more info click here.
Swing for Sports Golf Tournament September 27, 2017 • Canyons Golf Course
Basin Recreation will be hosting their 5th annual "Swing for Sports" golf tournament to help raise funds for our scholarship program on September 27, 2017 at 9am (shotgun start) at Canyons Golf Course. All proceeds will help under-privileged youth in our community stay active in programs throughout the year at a low and affordable cost. For more info click here.
Red Bull 400 September 30, 2017 • Utah Olympic Park
The third annual Red Bull 400 in the United States will be hosted at the Utah Olympic Park. Participants will run and race 400m up the Nordic ski jump at an elevation of 6,870 ft from the starting point. This will be the highest elevation Red Bull 400 has ever been. Put your endurance and body to the test with the hardest 400m race you will ever compete in. For more info click here.
Beyond art, music, culinary indulgences, biking, and hiking, Park City boasts endless options for activities. Click herefor more info.
45th Annual Park City Ski & Snowboard Swap November 3-5 • Basin Recreation Field House in Kimball Junction
Friday, November 3: 8pm-1am | $10 admission fee (12 & under free) Saturday, November 4: 10am-6pm | $5 admission fee (12 & under free) Sunday, November 5: 10am-2pm | $2 admission fee (12 & under free)
*30% sales commission benefits the Park City Ski Team. Please, no ski equipment over 5 years old and no used hats, gloves, goggles, sunglasses or other accessory items.
2017 Snowbird Ski and Board SWAP: New and Used Equipment Sale September 22–24
HOURS: Friday & Saturday: 9:00am - 8:00pm | Sunday : 10:00am - 6:00pm LOCATION: 2927 East 3300 South | Salt Lake City, UT 84109
WINTER RESORT OPENINGS* Deer Valley • December 2, 2017 Park City Mountain Resort - Park City Base Area • November 17, 2017 Park City Mountain Resort - Canyons Village • November 22, 2017 *dates are estimates only and subject to change based on weather or other circumstances
OTHER KEY DATES Snowfest at Park City Resort • December 16-31, 2017 2018 Sundance Film Festival • January 18-28
Deer Valley: Get seasons passes at the current pricing until October 31st. Current pricing is:
Adults ages 24-26 ($2,295)
Young adult 18-23 ($1,890)
Teen ages 13-17 ($970)
Child ages 5-12 ($580)
Tot ($155 or free with purchase of adult season pass), and more.
For all season pass information, visit the Deer Valley website here.
Vail Resorts: Get seasons passes at the current pricing until October 8th. Current pricing is:
Full Epic Pass ($879)
Epic Local Pass ($659)
Remember, the full Epic Pass gives you unrestricted access to Park City Mountain and Vail Resort’s 14 other properties plus access to 30 European properties, while the Epic Local Pass has holiday restrictions (on 11/24/17–11/25/17, 12/26/17–12/31/17, 1/13/18, 2/17/18–2/18/18) at Vail, Beaver Creek, Whistler Blackcomb, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, and Stowe.
Dont' forget about the Epic Schoolkids Utah Pack. The Epic SchoolKids Utah Pack is a FREE program for Utah Kindergarten through 5th graders that provides five days of skiing and riding at Park City. No purchase necessary! It includes one free first-timer ski or ride lesson with equipment rental. Registration deadline is October 8.
DON'T FORGET TO FALL BACK!
Don't forget to set your clocks and pocket watches back an hour on that date. Or if all your timekeeping devices are internet-based just relax and make sure to enjoy the extra hour of sleep!
Autumn is a great time to secure your ski season property early, before town gets busy with visitors. Please contact me for up-to-date inventory of properties of interest...and Think Snow!