Do you have your Pond Skimming costume ready? You only have a few weeks to get it together. Spring is on the way, closing day is coming up, and that means a ton of free concerts, competitions, parties, and charity events in Park City.
Events already started this past weekend, like the Canis Lupus Challenge at Canyons. More are happening this week, and the fun continues every weekend until April when the resorts close for the season. Whether you’re looking to leave the kids at home or do something with the whole family, you have options. Here are 10 Park City spring events you don’t want to miss.
Thursday 3/6 Backcountry Film Festival Fundraiser at Santy Auditorium
This Thursday at 7:00 p.m., the Santy Auditorium features a hit film full of international adventure, powder, and human-powered experience. Gear from local outdoor companies will be raffled off and it’s a great opportunity to connect with friends. Tickets are $10 online or at the door and all proceeds support our local Wasatch Backcountry Alliance. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 3/8 Corona Ski Beach & Free Kids’ Après Party at PCMR
The Ski Beach will have games, food and drinks for all ages from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Located at the mid-station of PayDay Lift, there will be live music, grilling, and games for the whole family. After the Ski Beach, at 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. PCMR is throwing an après party for you and your kids. It’s on the second floor of the Legacy Lodge and it’s one of the last kids’ après parties of the year.
Saturday 3/8 Free Canyons Talking Heads Tribute Band Concert
Starting at 3:00 p.m. in Canyons Resort Village, Talking Heads classics will be re-created by This Must Be the Band. They’ve been selling out shows in Chicago for years with their Stop Making Sense re-creation and just love to play these songs. If you’re a fan of the Talking Heads, this is a free Mountain Town Music concert you should make room for.
Monday 3/10 – Sunday 3/16 USSA Freestyle Junior Nationals at PCMR
Going through Winter Olympics withdraw? Watch the best junior competitors train and compete in halfpipe, slopestyle, and moguls events. These six days of men’s and women’s USSA sanctioned events will be held at Park City Mountain Resort. Check out the schedule here.
Monday 3/17 St. Patrick’s Day Fulk Hogan Free Concert at PCMR
This PCMR Miller Lite Apres concert on the PayDay Deck is sure to get rowdy. Take the bus to the resort and blow off some steam with the high-energy Fulk Hogan from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
When St. Patrick’s Day and Spring Break collide like this, you should definitely leave the kids at home.
3/22 Canyons Spring Gruv Pond Skimming & Free Spring Concert
This is the biggest spring event in Park City, whether you try to skim the pond or not. It’s a day-long party on the mountain filled with costumes, skiing, and live music. Registration for the brave pond-skimmers begins at 9:00 a.m. in Canyons Resort Village at One Sweet Ride.
The contest starts at 12:00 p.m. at the pond beside Red Pine Lodge and goes until 3:00 p.m. You will need a pass to ride the Gondola up like you were skiing to watch pond skimming. At 3:00 p.m., Grammy award-winning Steel Pulse begins performing in the resort village at the base of the Gondola. Cody ChesnuTT is opening for them this year and it’s going to be a blast. Kids are always welcome at Canyons, but this is a mountain town party and it’s right in the middle of Spring Break. You can bring them along to ski or snowboard and they can even check out the activities, but being in the center of this event with them will be tough.
Carpool or take the bus. Not sure what pond-skimming is? Check out this video from last year.
Saturday 3/29 PCMR Halti Ability Snow Challenge
This family-friendly competition is a day full of skiing and snowboarding. Individuals can sign up to race or family members, co-workers and friends can form four-person teams and support the National Ability Center with a donation. Each team will be paired with a National Ability Center athlete and one other legendary athlete.
There are multiple race categories and many awards to be given away. Paralympian and Olympian autographs will be available and there will be an adaptive demo race. Cole Sport JANS and Jackson’s Base Camp are sponsoring a 2015 Ski and Snowboard demo so you can also try out new models for next year. Register here.
Sunday 4/13 Canyons 2014 Closing Day & Free Spring Concert
Don’t miss the last day of skiing and snowboarding at Canyons in 2014. After you’re done ripping bluebird groomer laps(or a spring pow storm) rock out with Nigel & The Metal Dogs in the resort village at 3:00 p.m. This Utah-based 80’s hair-metal band will rock you with tunes from Gun’s N’ Roses, Bon Jovi, Van Halen, Motley Crue, Whitesnake, and more.
Sunday 4/13 Deer Valley 2014 Closing Day
Get your skis waxed for warm weather and your last Deer Valley corduroy fix for the 2014 season.
Sunday 4/20 PCMR 2014 Closing Day & Free Spring Concert
Make sure you don’t miss your last chance to ski or snowboard at PCMR in 2014. Mountain Town Music is putting on a free concert from 3:00 – 5:00p.m. with Park City’s own Junior & Transportation. This eclectic mountain-town band is sure to get your feet moving.
If there are any other concerts or events you’re excited about, please comment here on my blog, share on my facebook page, or tweet them. Some of these won’t be for the kids and others will. If you’re not sure, or have any other questions give me (Scott) a call at 435.901.4309 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll be happy to help.