People come to Park City for the outdoorsy lifestyle, but stay for the community. Whether you are passing through for a short while or here for the long haul, here are a few opportunities to fully immerse yourself in this small mountain town in a big way.
Red, White & Snow
The National Ability Center—a non-profit offering world-class, adaptive recreation and outdoor adventures and programs for individuals and families of all abilities—welcomes foodies, skiers, and wine enthusiasts to celebrate at the15th Annual Red, White & Snow fundraiser. Held this Thursday, March 7, through Saturday, March 10, the swanky, multi-shindig event blends wine, cuisine, skiing, and a good cause. Of note: While the Wine on the Mountain and Gala events are sold out, tickets are still available for the Gala Library Dinner and After Party at the Montage; several vintner dinners at various locations; and the Uncorked and Fisher Sibling Rivalry events at Stein Eriksen Lodge. For information on Red, White & Snow or to purchase tickets, visit redwhiteandsnow.org. To learn more about the National Ability Center programs or to become a volunteer, visit discovernac.org.
Saints & Sinners Ball
Whether you are feeling naughty or nice, the Saints & Sinners Ball delivers plenty of mischief and mayhem along with the warm fuzzies of supporting the arts. On Saturday, March 16, Park City Institute hosts the 8th Annual Saints & Sinners Ball, benefitting PCI’s Student Outreach Program. “Student outreach creates a connection between young people and the arts—the magic, the hard work, the inspiration, the limitlessness of creativity. It’s transformative and it’s necessary,” explains PCI’s Executive Director Teri Orr. The program introduces area youth to workshops, master classes, and performances by the renowned artists who grace The Eccles Center stage. This year’s soirée will be held at the lofty St. Regis Deer Valley. The evening includes drinks, dinner prepared by Executive Sous Chef and Chef de Cuisine Rachel Wiener, an auction, and dancing—plus, some surprise shenanigans. Guests are encouraged, but not required, to don a costume befitting the theme. For tickets and information, call The Eccles Center Box Office at 435.655.3114 or purchase tickets online a parkcityinstitute.org.
Pedal & Pancakes
Looking to kick brunch up a notch? On Saturday, March 30, Enlighten Wellness hosts a Pedal & Pancakes fundraiser, benefitting local Meghan Higgins’ cycling-meets-affordable housing adventure. Think pancakes, mimosas, music, riding, and a feel-good cause as Higgins gathers local businesses (Lululemon, Enlighten Wellness, and Kodiak Cakes) and bike-a-thon supporters to crank up efforts to fund Bike & Build—a non-profit organization that engages young adults in service-oriented cycling trips to raise money and awareness for the affordable housing cause. Higgins plans to spend her summer riding across the country from Portsmouth, New Hampshire to Bellingham, Washington, and stopping in communities along the way to help with housing efforts. Pedal & Pancakes takes place at the Enlighten Wellness Center, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and is free to attend. However, participants are encouraged to pedal for the cause, donating $5 to join in the bike riding fun, plus $2 for each mile they ride. For more information, call 435.649.7413.