Thursday May 23, 2013
The Utah Symphony/Utah Opera's Deer Valley Music Festival is celebrating 10 years of beautiful music in the mountains and, this year, is announcing another impressive lineup of summer performances at Deer Valley Resort's Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater.
"We have experienced a wonderful 10 years of concerts with the Utah Symphony, Utah Opera and acclaimed guests at the resort," said Carey Cusimano, Vice President of Development for the Deer Valley Music Festival. "Guests return year after year to relish in a wide variety of musical showcases at this unique and idyllic mountainside venue."
The Deer Valley Music Festival, running from June 29 to August 10 features performances of classical and pop artists and repertoire at Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. There are also chamber orchestra and guest chamber performances at Park City's St. Mary's Church and Temple Har Shalom, and salon events in exquisite Deer Valley area homes, where listeners will hear and meet artists in intimate settings.
The 2013 season lineup at the Deer Valley Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater opens with a bang on June 29th presenting the 1812 Overture, followed by 'Take Me Home' - The Music of John Denver featuring Jim Curry and much, much more.
For all concerts, guests are welcome to bring picnics, blankets and chairs, sorry but dogs are not permitted. Gourmet Picnic Baskets or Bags and concert lodging packages are available.
Deer Valley Resort is located in Park City, Utah - 35 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport.
More Information: Deer Valley's Summer Concert Schedule | Deer Valley Summer
Wednesday May 22, 2013
Wildcat Mountain, located in the White Mountain National Forest up in New Hampshire, opens for the summer beginning Saturday, May 25 at 10 a.m. offering two major attractions for the long Memorial Day Weekend including New Hampshire's only ZipRider zip-line cable ride and the highest scenic gondola in the state, the Wildcat Express. Wildcat Mountain provides one-of-a-kind opportunities to enjoy views and scenery in Pinkham Notch.
Different from the canopy zip-line tours familiar to most, at Wildcat Mountain riders will descend just under a half-mile over trails, tree-tops, and the Peabody River at heights of up to 70 feet and speeds that can reach 45 miles per hour.
Also unique to Wildcat Mountain, the Wildcat Express has once again transformed from New Hampshire's fastest summit quad chairlift during the winter and spring skiing and riding season to the state's highest summer and fall scenic gondola.
The enclosed 4-person scenic gondola cabins transport guests to the 4,000 foot-plus summit of Wildcat Mountain offering ideal views of Mt. Washington and the Presidential Range. The scenic gondola is the best way for the entire family, including well-behaved canine members on a leash, to enjoy incredible views and scenery. Gondolas run continuously, so you don't wait in any lines.
This summer also marks 80 years from when the Civilian Conservation Corps, armed with axes and cross-cut saws, started clearing the Wildcat Trail in 1933. It was one of the first ski racing trails built in the United States designed by Charley Proctor, the all-around ski champion of Canada in 1927, and was designated as a class "A" racing trail. Wildcat Mountain is planning to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the Wildcat Trail on Saturday, August 24 with a day of guided hikes, tours, presentations, BBQ, music, and more.
The ZipRider & scenic gondola will be open as weather permits for weekends only (including the Memorial Day Monday) beginning Saturday, May 25 and then will begin to operate daily Saturday, June 15 through Labor Day and will the return to weekend only operations from September 7 to October 14.
Wildcat Mountain offers hiking, a fishing pond, a lift-serviced 9-hole alpine disc golf course, and weekly guided tours and outdoor interpretive programs with the Tin Mountain Conservation Center and Appalachian Mountain Club. The base lodge café serves a lunch menu and picnic-style "Lunch & Ride" packages are available for individuals, families, or groups.
More Information: Wildcat Mountain
Tuesday May 21, 2013
Cranmore Mountain, located in the heart of North Conway Village in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, only 2.5 hours from the Boston area, opens for its third summer season on Saturday, May 25, 2013.
Cranmore's Mountain Adventure Park is gearing up to make a memorable Memorial Day weekend for families visiting the North Conway, NH area. Cranmore offers a variety of rides and activities for all ages, including the Mountain Coaster, Aerial Adventure Park, Giant Swing, Soaring Eagle Zip Line and Segway Tours.
The park offers a full day of outdoor activities, with economical all inclusive ticket options, with E-coupons and online savings available at Cranmore Mountain.
- The Cranmore Aerial Adventure Park is an aerial forest ropes course consisting of 8 individual, elevated courses for different ability levels consisting of dozens of challenging elements.
- Mountain Segway Tours traverse the surrounding streets and mountain slopes on the revolutionary transporters. Each 60 minute session includes 30 minutes of training, and 30 minutes of touring both off and on road routes.
- The mountain coaster is a two person coaster sled that offers thousands of feet of twisting, turning fun. The speed can be controlled for a leisurely ride or speedy downhill decent.
- Summer tubing on a special surface for a 400 foot ride down the mountain. Ride the magic carpet lift to the top of the slope with a tube and enjoy the slide back down.
- The Giant Swing is a four person attraction that lets riders arc high into the sky.
- The Soaring Eagle Zip Line carries two riders backwards 700 feet and then zips back to the base at approximately 35 miles per hour.
- The Bungy Trampoline lets users fly high doing flips on one of the four stations.
- The inflatable obstacle course, bouncy house and spider mountain climb offer hours of entertainment for guests of all ages.
Starting June 22nd, enjoy the surrounding views of North Conway and Mount Washington, on a four person chairlift ride to the summit. Boxed lunches can be purchased at the base and can be enjoyed at the summit on the deck of the Meister Hut where the New England Ski Museum exhibit is displayed.
The Mountain and Aerial Adventure Parks are open weekends starting May 25th through June 16th from 10am-5pm, open daily from June 22nd through September 2nd from 10am-6pm; then weekends only though Columbus Day, October 7th from 10am-5pm.
Cranmore is also home to Cranmore Fitness, the Valley's largest fitness facility. The Club is open daily and offers memberships as well as day passes for visitors to the area.
More Information: Online Tickets | Cranmore Fitness
Monday May 20, 2013
Park City Mountain Resort, located in the heart of Park City, Utah and only a 35-minute drive from Salt Lake City International Airport will open for summer season on Friday, May 24 for Memorial Day Weekend and daily summer operations are scheduled to continue through October 20.
New this year, the Resort will operate an additional chairlift - Crescent Hi-Speed Quad - to provide hikers and mountain bikers access to new parts of the mountain, including the Resort's popular Shadow Lake and iconic Mid Mountain Trail. In addition to Crescent, PayDay Lift will operate from the base area while Town Lift will provide direct access to the mountain from Park City's Historic Main Street.
The Resort's roster of classic summer adventures returns in 2013, including: Utah's longest alpine coaster; one of the world's longest alpine slides; and the ZipRider and Flying Eagle Zip Line.
In the Adventure Zone, located at the base area, kids can explore the Spider Slide, Climbing Web, boulders and climbing wall and can catch big air while safely harnessed on the Legacy Launcher trampolines. The Little Miners Park's merry-go-round, airplane ride and mini train cater to the resort's youngest guests.
Also new this season, a Summer Lift Access pass provides unlimited lift rides all summer for $50, while a Summer Activity Pass ($250 for guests 54" and taller, $105 for guests between 42-54") grants unlimited access for all summer rides - excluding the Flying Eagle Zip Line and ZipRider.
Legends Bar and Grill, located at Legacy Lodge is open and offers a full menu of lunch and dinner options, and Crescent Burger serves made-to-order burgers, hand cut fries and homemade shakes just steps from the Resort's attractions.
Read More: PCMR Summer Fun | PCMR Summer Operating Schedule | Summer Season Passes
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