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Spring at Park City Mountain, Canyons Resorts Filled with Events, Concerts

February 18, 2015
Park City Mountain Resort ski school.

Park City Mountain Resort ski school.

With Spring Break right around the corner, Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort announce a schedule jam-packed with events through the end of the winter season. With favorites like Pond Skimming and Operation Smile Celebrity Ski Challenge and new family activities, events, and Easter celebrations, guests will find plenty of entertainment through spring in the mountains.

Park City’s annual spring festival, Snowasis, begins March 28 with a family-friendly carnival in the resort plaza and culminates Easter Sunday, April 5 with the Resort’s traditional all-mountain Easter Egg Hunt. The nine-day program celebrates everything about Park City Mountain Resort that makes it one of North America’s top-ranked family resorts by the most respected publications in the ski, travel and family industries. A diverse event schedule features a different activity each day, including: on-mountain scavenger hunts; live music; avalanche dog meet & greets; a movie night and more.

This year, Canyons celebrates spring with the 8th annual Spring Grüv festival. The 10-day festival, beginning Friday, March 20, includes activities such as Jibbin’ for Juniors and EpicMix Scavenger Hunt, free big name concerts like Keller Williams, Nahko and Medicine for the People, and The Motet, and Park City’s biggest on-snow party, Pond Skimming.

Beginning February 21 at Canyons and March 7 at Park City, a free après concert will entertain guests every Saturday afternoon starting at 3 pm in the base areas. The concert series include a variety of bands and musical tastes for the entire family to enjoy. Some have a regional following in the Utah area (The Patwa Reggae Band and The Motherlode Canyon Band), some are nationally renowned (Tribal Theory) and others provide an 80s theme party (The Breakfast Klub).

Canyons Resort welcomes back the fan favorite Canis Lupus, a race through half a mile natural halfpipe filled with banked turns, rollers, and natural features. The brave test their limits on March 7.  Back for the fourth year in a row, Canyons and Park City are thrilled to host the Operation Smile Celebrity Ski Challenge on Saturday, March 14 at Park City Mountain Resort. Watch top celebrities race for Operation Smile in a quest to provide surgeries for children with cleft lips and cleft palate. This race is free for spectators.

While all events are free and family-friendly, Park City and Canyons offer programming specifically geared for the younger generations to enjoy. At Park City, kids can enjoy their own après ski party every Saturday in Legacy Lodge while parents enjoy the après concert series. At Canyons, everyone can enjoy roasting marshmallows for s’mores on the Umbrella Bar deck during the Sunday S’mores program.  Easter activities include Easter Egg Hunts and visits by the Easter Bunny. Other activities the kids may enjoy include magicians, balloon artists, jugglers or cowboys who entertain with rope tricks and quick draw competitions.

For a full schedule of resort activities, visit www.parkcitymountain.com/events.html and www.canyonsresort.com/events.html.

For guests of both Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort, EpicDay lift tickets make it easier and faster than ever to get to the slopes. Purchase tickets online in advance of your visit and find the lowest price on lift tickets to Park City and Canyons guaranteed, and skip the ticket office upon your arrive. As a bonus, lift tickets purchased at either resort are valid at both resorts. More information can be found at http://www.parkcitymountain.com/epicday.

Park City Mountain Resort is located in the heart of Park City, Utah and is only a 35-minute drive from Salt Lake City International Airport. Beginning in the 2015-16 season, Park City Mountain Resort will join with Canyons Resort to create the single largest ski area in the United States. More information at parkcitymountain.com.

With thrilling adventures across 4,000 acres and nine mountains of majestic terrain, Canyons Resort, located in stunning Park City, is Utah’s largest and most dynamic ski and snowboard resort. Canyons’ lively resort village bustles with nine hotels including the Grand Summit Hotel and Waldorf Astoria Park City, and two dozen dining restaurants like the award-winning farm-to-table venue, Farm at Canyons. The Orange Bubble Express, North America’s first enclosed and heated chairlift; Ski Beach, a lively après ski gathering area; Iron Mountain, featuring 300 acres of terrain; Utah’s only lift-served gravity bike park and the fast-paced Zip Tour make Canyons a must-visit year-round resort. With Salt Lake City International Airport just 35 minutes away, Canyons is conveniently accessible from anywhere in the world. For more information, visit www.canyonsresort.com.

 

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With Park City, Vail Resort’s Epic Pass Gives Access to 22 Mountain Resorts

October 6, 2014
Skiing at Heavenly, South Lake Tahoe, one of the 22 Vail Resorts that can be accessed on Vail's Epic Pass © 2014 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Skiing at Heavenly, South Lake Tahoe, one of the 22 Vail Resorts that can be accessed on Vail’s Epic Pass © 2014 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

With the recent acquisition of Park City Mountain in Utah, Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass now offers access to 22 legendary mountain resorts and more than 32,000 acres of the best skiing and riding in the world.  At just $749, it also offers the industry’s best value, paying for itself in just five days, but that price is only guaranteed through Oct. 12, 2014.

The 2014-15 Epic Pass features unlimited, unrestricted skiing and riding at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City and Canyons in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. Furthermore, Epic Pass holders have the opportunity to extend their skiing and riding adventures globally with up to five consecutive free days (when booking in-resort lodging) at the renowned mountain resorts of Les 3 Vallées, France (Courchevel, La Tania, Méribel, Brides-les-Bains, Les Menuires, Saint Martin de Belleville, Val Thorens and Orelle) and Verbier, Switzerland, and five consecutive free days at Niseko United, Japan. Vail Resorts is offering the industry’s best-selling season pass at $749 for adults and $389 for children (ages 5-12), but these prices are only guaranteed through Oct. 12, 2014.

Interesting facts about the Epic Pass:

  • Just in the U.S., the Epic Pass grants unlimited, unrestricted access to 32,130 acres, 30,236 vertical feet, 1,378 runs, 245 lifts, 49 bowls and 41 terrain parks.
  • The Epic Pass is the world’s most popular ski pass, with pass holders in 80 countries and all 50 U.S. states.
  • The combined vertical feet is taller than Mount Everest (29,000 feet)

Vail Resorts offers multiple pass options for the 2014-15 season:

  • The Epic Pass™: Unlimited skiing all winter for $749. Enjoy unlimited skiing or riding at 12 resorts including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City and Canyons in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar, and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. No blackout days or restrictions apply. Pass holders can also enjoy up to five consecutive free days each at Les 3 Vallées, France (Courchevel, La Tania, Méribel, Brides-les-Bains, Les Menuires, Saint Martin de Belleville, Val Thorens and Orelle) and Verbier, Switzerland when booking in-resort lodging. New for winter 2014-15, Epic Pass purchasers will have access to five complimentary consecutive days at Niseko United, Japan–known as one of the snowiest and most celebrated powder skiing resorts in the world. The Epic Pass pays for itself in just over five days.
  • The Epic Local Pass TM  is perfect for people who can navigate a pass with restrictions.  At $569 for adults, $439 for teens (ages 13 – 18) and $289 for children (5 – 12), the Epic Local pass offers unlimited and unrestricted skiing at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado with limited restrictions at Park City and Canyons in Utah, as well as Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Tahoe. It also offers 10 days at Vail and Beaver Creek in Colorado with holiday restrictions. The Epic Local Pass pays for itself in just over four days.
  • The Epic 4-Day ™ is optimal for guests planning one ski vacation during the 2014-15 winter season. At just $399 for adults and $219 for children (ages 5-12), ski any four days at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City and Canyons in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Tahoe. In addition, pass holders receive four free days each at Mt. Brighton or Afton Alps. This pass pays for itself in less than three days and offers a savings of up to 25 percent compared to lift tickets. And, for a little over $1,000, a family of four can ski four days at the world’s best ski resorts whenever they choose.
  • The Epic 7-Day ™ is ideal for guests planning to ski seven days throughout the winter season. At $569 for adults and $289 for children (ages 5-12), ski or ride a total of seven unrestricted days at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City and Canyons in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Tahoe. In addition, pass holders receive seven free days each at Mt. Brighton or Afton Alps.

Season Pass Benefits: Epic Pass and all Vail Resorts season pass holders will receive exclusive offers on lodging, dining, ski rentals, equipment, ski school and special events for the 2014-15 ski and snowboard season at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Canyons, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood, as well as Mt. Brighton, Afton Alps and Arapahoe Basin. Season pass holders also automatically receive six Ski-With-a-Friend Tickets. Access to Les 3 Vallées, Verbier and Niseko United is only provided to Epic Pass holders and not holders of other passes offered by Vail Resorts (Epic 4-Day, Epic 7-Day, Epic Local Pass, Tahoe Local Pass, Summit Value Pass and Tahoe Value Pass). All season pass products are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Season Pass Insurance Option: Vail Resorts encourages guests to purchase pass insurance. All of the Company’s season pass products are non-refundable and non-transferrable; however, pass insurance covers pass holders in the event of unexpected circumstances including sickness, injury and job loss. Pass insurance is $20 for adults and $10 for children (ages 5-12). Coverage applies for all season passes, the Epic 4-Day and Epic 7-Day valid for the 2014-15 ski season.

All current prices on Vail Resorts season passes are only guaranteed through Oct. 12, 2014. For more information about the 2014-15 season pass line-up or to purchase a pass online, visit www.epicpass.com.

 

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