New attractions headline Park City Mountain Resort summer opening

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Rachel Buhler
Guests enjoy a zip line ride at Park City Mountain Resort. The resort opens for the summer on May 27. (Rachel Buhler)

Park City Mountain Resort opened for the summer May 27 with the addition of three new attractions: a zip line, a summer tubing hill and a challenge course.

The resort was recently combined with Canyons Resort, making it the largest ski and snowboard resort in the United States with more than 7,300 acres of land. This provides for many summer activities throughout the resort.

Park City Mountain Resort chief operating office Bill Rock said summer at the resort is not to be missed.

“As the largest ski resort in the United States, we are excited to offer a variety of outdoor activities and events this summer for guests to enjoy long after the snow melts,” Rock said. “With three new activities for kids at the Park City Base Area, along with miles of breathtaking hiking and biking trails and an 18-hole golf course, there is an outdoor adventure waiting for every member of the family.”

Among attractions in the base area are some of the world’s longest alpine slides, a 4,000-foot long alpine coaster, the ZipRider and Flying Eagle zip lines and miles of hiking and mountain biking terrain.

Three lifts service the hiking and biking trails. The PayDay Lift is currently open and Crescent Lift and Town Lift open on June 17. The Base Area also features the aforementioned new attractions for children. The zip line and challenge course opened Memorial Day weekend while the tubing hill will open in July.

Summer operations at the Canyons Village Base Area will begin on Friday, June 17. Attractions include the Park City Bike Park at Canyons Village, gondola rides, Canyons Village Putting Course and disc golf, Zip Tour Adventure and miles of hiking and mountain biking terrain.

Canyons Golf features scenic views of the Wasatch and Uinta mountains and is now open to the public. Guests will enjoy an 18-hole, 6,000 yard, par-69 course that features recent renovations. Hole 15, along with the greens on holes 1, 3, 6, 10 and 17, have been redesigned for improved play.

Canyons Golf offers an Unlimited Season Pass for $1,000, with additional passes for family members costing $500 each. More information can be found atwww.parkcitymountain.com/golf.

Park City Mountain Resort will host several free events this summer, a full list of which will be released shortly. Some events already in place include the annual Fourth of July Celebration and fireworks show, the weekly Farmers’ Market at Canyons Village in the Cabriolet Parking Lot, and the annual Summer Concert Series at Canyons Village beginning July 2 on select Saturdays throughout the summer. For more information about summer events, visit www.parkcitymountain.com/events.

For those looking for good local cuisine, Park City has a variety of dining options across the resort this summer. The Farm was named one of Utah’s Top 25 restaurants in 2015 and will open Friday, June 17 for dinner every day of the week. Red Tail Grill will also open June 17 and serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other dining locations include Red Pine Lodge, Jupiter Java, Crescent Burger and Legends Bar and Grill. To learn more about summer dining visit www.parkcitymountain.com/activities/dining.

Park City senior communications specialist Jessica Miller said all college students should consider Park City Mountain Resort as an entertainment destination this summer.

“Many locals would in fact argue that nothing compares to the summer season in Park City,” Miller said. “College students will find an endless variety of outdoor adventures waiting for them at Park City Mountain Resort. The free outdoor summer concerts (are) the perfect way for students to enjoy a Saturday night in the mountains before checking out the night life on Main Street.”

A calendar with all summer events taking place at Park City can be found at www.parkcitymountain.com/events/events-calendar.

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