Park City Life

Hideout Goes on Forever

The battle over Hideout’s annexation of Summit County open space in Richardson Flat still awaits resolution. It began way back in March 2020 when the Utah Legislature passed a short-lived law, H.B....

Park City Weighs Fire Reduction Measures Including Controlled Burns in Old Town

As plumes of smoke rose above Park City in August, residents and visitors received a stern reminder of the ever-present wildfire danger the town faces. The skies ominously darkened in the early...

Park City Song Summit Is Not Just Another Festival

After this story was published in our print issue and online, Park City Song Summit organizers announced that the festival will be cancelled in 2021. Read the update here. What Is the Park...

Parleys Canyon Fire Offers Blunt Reminder of Utah’s Ever-Present Wildfire Danger

I’m writing about the wildfire still burning in Parleys Canyon from Jack’s couch right now. You don’t know Jack, but he’s a nice guy who made me a good cup of coffee...

Park City Base Area Development Decision Expected by End of Year

Cranes over the horizon and construction fences lining streets tell the story. Construction and development in Park City are coming, whether anyone likes it or not.  A spate of projects are in...

Tee Box With a View: Where to Golf in Park City

"The ball really does fly farther at elevation,” I thought as the tiny white sphere violently hooked from view. Golfing in the mountains comes with certain baked-in hazards, like the precipitous declivity...

Parkite Haley Batten Finishes Impressive Ninth in Olympic Mountain Biking

Utah athlete Haley Batten earned a hard-fought top-10 finish in the Olympic women’s cross-country mountain bike race. The Park City native battled through difficult conditions to finish in ninth after Typhoon Nepartak...

High Dive With the Pros at UOP in Park City

“So that’s what 41 feet looks like,” I thought to myself. I took a deep breath to gather my nerve, jumped up and out from the platform and watched the water come...

Mountain Trails Foundation Leads Sustainable Trail Future

Ribbons of dirt are etched across the mountainsides in every direction. Hundreds of miles of trails ranging from rough vestiges of mining history to immaculately-manicured, purpose-built singletrack stretch as far as the...

Summer Music Is Back in the Park City Mountains

The sounds of summer are back! After a one-year hiatus, the community concerts Park City is famous for have returned to the mountains for 2021. Park City Mountain just kicked off Summer...

High Valley Transit Aims to Reduce Cars in Park City

Finally we're getting serious solutions aimed at reducing traffic and parking congestion in Park City and the Wasatch Back. High Valley Transit recently launched a micro-transit system and will be launching bus...

Murky Future for New Park City Arts and Culture District

The empty Maverick sitting at the corner of Bonanza Drive and S.R. 248 is a harbinger of change. Not to suggest the closure of a filling station is a significant sign of...

‘Thaimes’ Two: Pair of Restaurants Highlights New Direction for Park City Cuisine

The two Thai restaurants are a mere .3 miles apart, but even that measure exaggerates the true distance—a few hundred feet as the crow flies—owing to Kimball Junction’s labyrinthine layout. A pair...

Silly Market Is Back

Funky mountain grooves and the aroma of hot grills and delectable foods fill the air. Local artisans are peddling their wares and nonprofits are raising awareness for a myriad of causes. People...

Wildfire Season Is Here. Is Park City Ready?

"They just issued an evacuation order for Mt. Aire. Are you guys okay?” The text message inquired. I was more confused than alarmed. Working away at home in my pandemic bubble, I...

Utah Mountain Biker Haley Batten Qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

Haley Batten has punched her ticket to the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo. The budding mountain bike superstar and Park City native met USA Cycling’s automatic qualifying criteria after finishing in second place...
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