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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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