Word About Town

In the Know: 5 Noteworthy News Items, At a Glance

Bite sized news from around town.

By Melissa Fields June 18, 2018 Published in the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of Park City Magazine


Turns out that the buzzkill closure of Park City Mountain’s downhill bike park has a sweet silver lining, at least for families: this summer, the slow two-seater High Meadow lift will be replaced with a high-speed quad, and the wide-open Meadows run will become a dedicated fun-zone learning area with a treat shack called the Candy Cabin.




At long last, Powdr Corp is set to break ground this summer on a Woodward Action Camp at Gorgoza Park, a sports mega-complex with lift-served snowboarding and skiing, terrain and skate parks, trails, and an indoor training facility for a dozen-plus sports, including skateboarding, BMX, cheer, snowboarding, and skiing.



Fret not when you don’t see the green vintage truck at the entrance to Canyons Village on Wednesdays this summer—the Park City Farmers Market has simply moved back home to the parking lot adjacent to the Silver King Hotel at Park City Mountain’s in-town base, where this beloved summer-to-fall tradition began 20 years ago.




After an abrupt breakup with Deer Valley Resort left the Park City Institute scrambling for a venue to host its Big Stars, Bright Nights Concert Series, the Institute pulled a rabbit out of its hat and will host its popular concerts at Quinn’s Field (600 Gilmor Way) with a killer lineup featuring Don Felder, Chris Blue, Lucia Micarelli, and more.




For the first time in its 80-year history, Alta Ski Area in nearby Little Cottonwood Canyon is taking a cautious step into warm-weather operations by running its Sunnyside lift for hikers on weekends and holidays, July 7 through September 3, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. (Uphill rides are $10 for adults, $5 kids age 5 and younger; download for free.

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