Note from Christa: I live close to New Orleans. It snowed several weeks ago, and the entire city nearly shut down. The odds of snow lasting more than a day here are as high as the odds of Angelina and Brad not adopting another child. So to vacation in a place like Park City is truly spectacular. What better way to spend Mardi Gras?
No matter what type of skiers or snowboarders you have in your family, Park City Mountain Res ort has something for all levels. From the tween who wants to spend all day in the terrain park, to the adults who want to ski Jupiter bowl, to the youngest getting on the lift for the very first time, Park City offers family fun and adventure. Prior to taking a trip, families can even print one of the Family Mountain Tours that make it easy for a group with varying ability levels to navigate the mountain together, taking the guess work out of where to go next.
In addition to its industry-leading Kids Signature 5 Program that guarantees no more than five kids in each class, Park City also offers great off-mountain activities. The Alpine coaster, one of only three in the U.S., is a gravity propelled ride, twisting and turning through the mountains on a mile-long track. At Gorgoza Park enjoy lift-served tubing on seven different lanes or mini snowmobile rides around a designated track for kids ages 5 to 12 years old. Best of all, the historic town of Park City has over 100 restaurants and bars located just 35 miles from the Salt Lake City International airport, making getting to Park City easy. The town also once served as the home of the winter Olympics and still has a fantastic bus system to make it easy to get from place to place.
Visit the new “The Adventure” blog where you will find helpful insights from Moms who have visited Park City before on topics from packing, to eating, to planning the perfect family winter vacation. At the blog, readers can enter the drawing for a Family Winter Vacation.
Sign up now and your family could win three nights and four days enjoying the beautiful slopes of Park City Mountain Resort this winter season. All entries are due by January 30, 2009. Here’s what you could win:
- Three nights lodging for four (2 adults and 2 kids (ages 12 and under)
- Lift tickets for four days to Park City Mountain Resort for 2 adults and 2 kids (ages 12 and under)
- Three days of lessons for the kids in our Kids Signature Program
- Transportation to and from the Salt Lake International Airport to Park City, Utah
We’re getting ready for the 2008-2009 winter season by spending $10.5 million in mountain improvements!
Park City Mountain Resort will be busy working on numerous projects in preparation for the 2008-2009 winter season. Projects include:
- A NEW high-speed detachable lift that will greatly improve access out of the Resort’s base area. The new lift, replacing and realigning the current Ski Team lift, will take guests from the Resort’s base area to the top of Crescent Ridge. This will provide high-speed access to the majority of the Resort’s terrain with direct access to the following lifts:
- King Con
- Terrain enhancements to improve the skiing/riding experience on the mountain, including a new run and expanded snowmaking.
- Renovation of the Mid-Mountain Lodge. Following the retirement of Vince Donile, who has run Mid-Mountain Lodge for the last 20 seasons, Park City Mountain Resort will assume operations in the 2008-09 season.
- Park City Mountain Resort will be purchasing 100% Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) beginning in June of 2008 to offset all of the Resort’s power consumption. The purchase of 13.9 million kWh of RECs will avoid nearly 19 million pounds of CO2 emissions annually, which is equal to removing 1,853 passenger vehicles from the road or powering 1,100 average American homes for a year.
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