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Silver Star Ski & Sport in Park City offers great gear and a knowledgeable staff

If you’ve ever seen a pack of cyclists romping down Park Avenue behind a man wearing a drink-carrying sling that looks like hot dog, you’ve likely seen Todd Fischer. “The Cruiser Palooza,” as it is called, is a (roughly) biannual event run by Silver Star Ski & Sport. The event brings together friends who have
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Four days of winter fun in Park City that go beyond the norm

It’s easy to find a list of popular winter activities in Park City, but finding lesser-known, insider to-dos is a bit trickier. To help you plan a Park City trip that is one-of-a-kind, we’ve put together an activity-packed four-day itinerary that goes well beyond the usual suspects. We’ve organized each daily itinerary so you can
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As Park City’s growth impacts wildlife habitat, here’s what you can do to help

Have you spotted a bobcat taking a midnight stroll on your doorbell camera? Or biked around a trail bend to find a herd of elk moving steadily up the mountain? Both are great reminders that wildlife is all around us in Park City. REMOVING BARRIERS FOR WILDLIFE MOVEMENT Many wildlife species are on the move
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10 summer adventures in and around Park City

Summer in Park City is truly underrated. The Wasatch Front’s incredible beauty is at its finest, and the adventures are limitless. Here are a few to add to your bucket list — they will take you up mountains, zipping over rivers and even soaring up in the sky! If you love Park City in the
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Uncharted Supply Company has everything you need to withstand life’s perils

People often ask Christian Schauf, founder of Uncharted Supply Company, for an example of when the gear his company makes saved someone’s life. “We don’t get a lot of life-or-death stories because our gear typically fixes the situation before it gets too serious,” Christian explains. “For example, I have countless stories where our Zeus battery
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Woodward Park City delivers the best in action sports year-round

Woodward started as a gymnastics camp on a Pennsylvania farm over 50 years ago. After seeing substantial crossover between gymnastics and action sports, the Woodward brand expanded to include facilities, camps, and programs for sports like BMX, skateboarding, mountain biking, and skiing and snowboarding. Today, there are nine Woodward facilities spread across the US —
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Utah Olympic Park expands, greatly enhancing Park City’s winter sports training

Chances are you’ve visited the Utah Olympic Park (UOP) to see athletes compete, feel the rush of a bobsled, or swoosh down a ski jump into a pool. With nearly 400 acres, the park is hard to miss. Over 20 years ago, the world turned its eye to Park City for the 2002 Winter Olympic
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Things to do in Park City if you’re not a skier or snowboarder

You’re on winter vacation, but there’s one hiccup: you don’t ski or snowboard. If you’re looking to do something other than cozying up by a fire or having a spa day, there’s more than enough to choose from. Park City and the Wasatch Back is a year-round outdoor playground. Here are just a few suggestions
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Mountain Trails Foundation works to preserve the trails in Park City

Building, maintaining, and protecting trails for non-motorized recreation in an outdoor adventure-centered community like Park City is no small task. But for Mountain Trails Foundation (MTF) Executive Director Lora Smith, it’s a mission that is deeply important and personal because Park City’s trails are central to her life. “When I was raising my boys, we
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To preserve and protect Park City’s biological diversity

Utah’s vast terrain includes rivers with riparian habitats to towering mountain peaks to desert sandstone vistas. The state’s many landscapes house many animals. In fact, according to the Center for Biological Diversity, the state of Utah ranks 10th for biological diversity and 5th for the number of species found in no other state. Unfortunately, Utah
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Summit County Search and Rescue is on a mission to save lives

For nearly 50 years, Summit County Search and Rescue (SCSAR) has served the community by fulfilling its mission to save lives. The team operates under the Summit County Sheriff’s Office and is on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for rescues that can last anywhere from a couple hours to multiple days.
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The furry faces of Park County’s ski patrol

For some, saying hello to an avalanche rescue dog can be the most exciting part of the ski day. The friendly faces of these pups offer encouragement to overwhelmed ski school participants and people injured on the mountain. And while avalanche dogs often bring joy and comfort, they’re there to work. As highly trained ski
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A perfect day in Park City, Utah, off the slopes

Park City may be known for its world-class downhill skiing, but there are plenty of other things to do if skiing isn’t really your thing or you need a rest day. In fact, we’ve got a whole day (or maybe two) planned out for you: First things first — enjoy breakfast and coffee at Harvest,
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The Sound of Preservation

You’re walking along a trail at Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter, feeling tranquil and at one with nature. Suddenly, you hear something that sounds prehistoric, something that makes you feel like you’re on the set of Jurassic Park. It’s the call of a sandhill crane. “They sound like what I imagine pterodactyls might have sounded like,”
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Healing Sounds

For Alex Anderson practicing bodywork brings joy. Graduating from the Utah College of Massage Therapy in 2013 gave him the tools to become a body language interpreter, and since graduating, he’s continued to learn and grow — mastering life-changing bodywork modalities. His secret is his ability to draw from a variety of practices, merging them
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10 Sounds of Summer

For many, summer is the most anticipated season of the year. Long days and warm evenings are the perfect setting for summer activities. And when it comes to activities, Park City doesn’t disappoint. The city and surrounding area are full of modalities that will have you enjoying the sun with family and friends — or
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Alpha

If you’ve been hiking around Park City and seen a young woman with a pack of Australian shepherds who follow her like she’s the pied piper of Hamelin, you’ve seen Samantha Bednar, founder of Active K9 Training Center. And if you’ve seen all five of her dogs sit and stay at her command, synchronized like
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Exploring the Unknown

Park City’s ski resorts are the trusted go-to for snowy explorations. The comfort of a lift, groomed run, or secret powder stash can make it hard to venture beyond resort boundaries. A lengthy wait in the lift line or a scarcity of parking spaces is evidence that a majority of skiers and riders utilize the
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Summer-Centric Fun

SUMMER IN AND AROUND PARK CITY IS A DELIGHT AND RIVALS THE WINTER SEASON WITH EQUAL OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY, ADVENTURE, AND BUILD COMMUNITY. HERE ARE A FEW WAYS TO EXPLORE NEARBY MOUNTAINS AND STREAMS, TASTE SUMMER IN PARK CITY, AND PARTICIPATE IN SUMMER-CENTRIC EVENTS. 1. GET YOUR GROOVE ON During the summer, Mountain Town Music
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Adventure Hound

“I WAS BARTENDING AT THE CANYONS AND SKIING EVERY DAY,” SAYS SPONSORED YEAR-ROUND ATHLETE ROB ASELTINE OF A LIFESTYLE MANY PARKITES CAN RELATE TO. WHILE STEWING OVER HIS IMAGINED LIFE PATHS–A DESK JOB OR A LIFE SPENT IN THE OUTDOORS–A FRIEND ASKED, “WHY CAN’T YOU DO BOTH?” A lightbulb moment. “I figured out where my
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Play Every Day

A“LIFETIME OF BEING OUTDOORS” BROUGHT JULIA GEISLER TO PARK CITY IN 2007. SHE CHOSE PARK CITY BASED ON ITS SKIING OPPORTUNITIES AND THE PERK OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. WITHIN FOUR YEARS, GEISLER FOUNDED PARK CITY YOGA ADVENTURES (PCYA), WHICH WAS INSPIRED BY HER EXPERIENCE WORKING IN THE OUTDOOR EDUCATION PROGRAM AT THE OAKLEY SCHOOL. THE TEENAGERS
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Survive. Thrive. Repeat.

GROWING UP ON A WISCONSIN FARM, CHRISTIAN SCHAUF RECALLS RELYING ON A PRACTICAL SKILL SET AND CONFIDENCE TO WORK THROUGH CHALLENGING SITUATIONS. “YOU HAD TO BE PREPARED TO DO ANYTHING BY YOURSELF AT A VERY YOUNG AGE,” HE SAYS OF THIS FOUNDATION. “THINGS I TOOK FOR GRANTED KNOWING HOW TO DO: CHANGE A TIRE, JUMP-START
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Art On The Fly

IT DOESN’T GET MUCH BETTER THAN THIS.  The rhythmic cast and strip of the line. Lining up the perfect drop of the fly to subtly drift the river surface. The rush of water past heavy boots as you slowly push against the swift current, constantly evaluating in the flashing light and dark of the uneven
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