The ski resorts of Park City will open for the 2012 season this week with a colorful lineup of outdoor concerts, lift-served hiking and biking, alpine rides, family activities and sporting events.
Deer Valley Resort will officially launch its summer season on June 15 with three chairlifts, a Summer Adventure Camp for kids, guided historical hikes and live outdoor concerts, including a free family-friendly series on Wednesday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. and ticketed performances by artists such as The String Cheese Incident, Lucinda Williams and The Utah Symphony. Picnics are welcome at all concerts. A complete lineup, including ticket information, is available on the Deer Valley summer calendar.
Canyons Resort will open on June 14 with scenic rides on the Red Pine Gondola, guided hikes, lift-served mountain biking and fine dining at five on-site gourmet restaurants. The resort also offers pedal boating, disc golf, fishing and zip line rides. Park City’s weekly Farmer’s Market, held Wednesdays from noon to 6 p.m., will take place at the resort’s Cabriolet parking lot through October 10. Canyons will also resume its free summer concert series on July 13 with eight weeks of performances every Friday and Saturday night. Concerts will typically run from 6 to 8 p.m. See the full Canyons event schedule for details and exceptions.
The ride-centric Park City Mountain Resort, which opened on June 8, offers two chairlifts for hiking and biking, an Alpine Coaster, a kids’ Adventure Zone, miniature golf course, climing wall, Alpine Slide and two zip lines, including the expert ZipRider™ and gentler Flying Eagle Zip Line. Guests can take advantage of unlimited access to mountain activities with a Summer Season Pass, new for the 2012 season. Available to guests ages 3 and older, the Summer Season Pass includes all activities except zip line rides, which become $8 a ride for the ZipRider™ and $5 a ride for the Flying Eagle Zip Line. Pricing for Summer Season Passes is available on the Park City Mountain Resort summer site.
The majority of resort activities are expected to run through September 3, with some activities extending to October. Many sporting events, including the Park City Point to Point endurance mountain bike race and Mid-Mountain Marathon, will pass through all three resorts. A wide range of summer lodging is available in each location, ranging from hotel rooms to luxury vacation homes. More activities, including live theater, fine dining and nightlife, are available on Park City’s centrally located Main Street.