Things to do at the End of the Ski Season 2017/2018
In Park City
There are about two weeks left until the end of this Ski Season in Park City, Utah. The sun is shining. There is still snow in forecast and not so crowded on the Slopes. Great deals for lodging, dining and ski lift tickets. And there is plenty to do until the end of the season. These are only few options out of many:
1 . Spring Grüv
Park City presents the 11th annual Spring Grüv. Dates March 14 – April 8, 2018.
For 16 days they will be having huge, free concerts in the two villages, as well as the 22nd Annual Pond Skimming Contest! It’s one of those traditions that has been wild from the start. The Pond Skimming Contest is Park City’s most popular party and is the true indicator that spring has arrived. Contestants must dress in costume (the funkier the better) as they attempt to cross a 100-foot pond on skis or a snowboard. The pond and the excitement happen at mid-mountain just outside Red Pine Lodge. Must be 10 years of age or older to enter. Spectators will need a lift or gondola ticket to watch.
2. Sunny Patios Perfect for Après-Ski
There are few stellar Park City patios, from casual to high-end, where you can soak up the sunlight from early afternoon until well after dusk. My favorites:
Mountain Terrace at the St. Regis Deer Valley – this one is for high-rollers and luxury seekers, Deer Valley is the place to be, specifically the Mountain Terrace at the St. Regis. Whether you ride up the funicular from Snow Park Lodge or ski in from the Navigator or Deer Hollow ski runs, you won’t be disappointed by the majestic mountain views or the light gourmet fare. There’s even a sunset champagne sabering every day. Don’t miss that!
Photo courtesy: Deer Valley Mountain Resort
No Name Saloon on the Main Street. You could spends days inside this Park City institution just eyeing the eclectic mix of objects decorating this bar (everything from a bison head to a vintage motorcycle, toilets, and beyond). For a bit of fresh air, head upstairs to the deck.
Photo courtesy: Elena Wilcox
The Corner Store in Park City Mountain Resort. Quick, cheap, and super casual with live bands four to six days out of the week, it’s harder to come by an après experience in Park City that appeals as universally to locals and visitors as the Corner Store. Skiers and boarders gather after a day full of shredding to kick back, relax, and indulge in $3 PBRs and $3 tequila shots.
Photo Courtesy: Park City Mountain Resort
3. Celebrate Easter in Park City
Choose from a variety of Park City restaurants offering Easter brunch on Sunday,
J&G Grill at St. Regis, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM (Buffet: $75 for adults, $40 for kids)
Powder Restaurant at Waldorf Astoria, 11:00 AM-4:00 PM (Buffet: $65 for adults, $26 for kids)
Grubsteak, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM (Buffet: $37.75 for adults, $17.85 for kids)
Red Rock Brewery, 10:00 AM-10:00 PM (Easter specials, plus $2 bloody Marys and mimosas)
Participate in Egg Hunt. These are not your average Easter egg hunts. On Saturday, March 31, starting at 1:00 PM, Billy Blanco’s will host an Easter egg hunt featuring toys, candy, and special prizes hidden within golden eggs. The event is free for kids and Billy Blanco’s encourages you to bring your own basket (BYOB)!
Photo courtesy: Park City Mountain Resort
4. Stroll Historic Main Street
Root’d store. Photo courtesy: Elena Wilcox
at one-of-a-kind boutiques to browsing the many art galleries,
Art Gallery Mar. Picture courtesy: Elena Wilocx
and brushing up on both your mining and ski history at the Park City Museum – you’ll get a real feel for the heart of Park City. Grab lunch at one of the award-winning restaurants along Historic Main Street.
Riverhorse Restaurant. Photo Courtesy: Riverhorse Restaurant