Park City and Deer Valley Heat Up for Spring

The first day of spring is just around the corner, which means its time to endlessly argue about the alleged merits of daylight saving time—trust me, late light is far more important than early light—and kick back for spring skiing festivities at Park City and Deer Valley. Thanks to this season’s massively-healthy snowpack, this should be a March and April for the ages on the slopes, and local resorts are gearing up to keep the good times rolling during après hours with live music and costumed shenanigans for all.

Celebrate St. Patricks Day the right way at Park City Mountain with live music at both base areas on Sunday, March 17. From 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pennyland will perform at Park City’s Payday Deck with their meld of traditional Irish and Scottish folk music and dance tunes while Folk Hogan rocks the Canyons Village Stage with high-velocity, whiskey and humor infused punk/folk that will have the crowd tearing up the dance floor. If you’re out on the slopes before the concerts, check in with Epic Mix photographers to snap a few complimentary shots with festive holiday props.

Canyons Village is the place to be for spring apres concerts.

The following week things kick into high gear as Park City Mountain’s famed Spring Gruv Festival gets underway. This year’s Gruv features performances from local favorites like country/blues legends Lash LaRue and the ever-expanding funk collective Superbubble. Concert schedules for both Park City Mountain Village and Canyons Village are listed below, and you can check out the full lineup of events by visiting the resort’s events calendar.


  • 3/16/19: Pixie & The Partygrass Boys
  • 3/23/19: Changing Lanes Experience
  • 3/30/19: King Cardinal
  • 4/6/19: Henry Hunter (2:00-3:30 p.m.), Dragondeer (4:00-6:00 p.m.)
  • 4/7/19: Metal Dogs (1:00-2:30 p.m.), The Breakfast Klub (3:00-5:00 p.m.)


  • 3/16/19: Lash Larue
  • 3/23/19: Jamie Drake
  • 3/30/19: Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds (2:00-3:30 p.m.), Anderson East (4-5:30 p.m.)
  • 4/6/19: Brothers Brimm
  • 4/7/19: Big Blue Ox (1:00-2:30 p.m.), Superbubble (3:00-5:00 p.m)

The crown jewel of spring skiing is the 23rd annual pond skim outside of Red Pine Lodge at the Canyons on Saturday, April 6. The antics kick off at 12:00 noon as competitors try to skip across the 100-foot long pond in all manner of impractical attire. Sign up for the competition if you have the courage to give the skim a go, or sit back and enjoy the show free of charge.

Even the Judges get into the spirit during Pond Skim.

Deer Valley may not have the party-time pedigree of Park City, but the resort is hosting its own lineup of spring concerts for the après crowd to jam out to. The EBS Lounge at Deer Valley’s Snow Park Lodge is rolling out a rollicking lineup including Badfeather frontman Rick Gerber and cover masters Chris Bender and Fastback. EBS Lounge shows are listed below, and you can visit the Deer Valley Events Calendar page for the complete lineup and an up-to-date listing of après shows at Silver Lake Lodge.


  • 3/16/19: B.D. Howes (3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.)
  • 3/22/19: Chris Bender and Fastback (3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.)
  • 3/23/19: Chris Bender and Fastback (3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.)
  • 3/29/19: Rick Gerber (3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.)
  • 3/30/19: Ché Zuro (3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m



Tony Gill
Tony Gill
Tony Gill is the outdoor and Park City editor for Salt Lake Magazine and previously toiled as editor-in-chief of Telemark Skier Magazine. Most of his time ignoring emails is spent aboard an under-geared single-speed on the trails above his home.

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