Thursday, January 7, 2016

Best Utah and Wasatch Snow Forecast for all Resorts

There is only one place you need to go when trying to figure out when the powder is going to hit and when it does, how much and where you should ride/ski to get the tastiest stashes:  Wasatch Snow Forecast
Don't bother with or NOAA...

Park City 8th Largest in the World Second in North America

As many of you know Park City is now one of the largest ski resorts in the world.  In fact, nearest I can tell it ranks as #8 and is nearly in a tie for the largest in North America just edged out slightly by Whilster.

 Check out the new combined trail map.  When you come you will see the many improvements including some lift replacements, the new Quicksilver Gondola and a new chalet at the base Silverlode (and the gondola).  There are some new traffic patterns on the hill to be aware of.  For instance don't expect that the Silverlode lift empties out at the end of the day.  The traffic tends to build a bit as a last minute blitz of skiers return from the Canyons/Park West side.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Get your Epic Ski Pass for PCMR and Canyons

Are coming out to visit us this season in Park City Utah?  Like your ski in ski out access to Park City Mountain Resort?  Now you can purchase the Epic Pass and enjoy both PCMR and Canyons, as well as, 8+ other world class resorts.  There are many more options for getting a season pass that works for you even if you aren't here for the the entire season.

I posted this over a year ago, but it is still valid.  Before buying a lift pass check out the advantages of Epic.  You may save yourself some coin in just a one week visit ... not to mention make a return spring trip even that much more enticing.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Vail buys Park City Mountain Resort

Stay tuned but this just finally happened:

Vail plans to open the interconnect between Canyons and Park City Mountain Resort for the 2015-2016 season.  The combined resort will rival Whistler for ski-able acreage.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Park City Mountain Resort Versus Vail Corp and the Canyons

As you may or may not know there has been a war going on between #PCMR and the #Canyons slash #VailCorp over the leased land that much of PCMR sits on.  I thought I #AbbottSkiHouse would just leave it at that and start posting updated articles instead of trying to explain.  The latest wrinkle is this article explaining the relationship just struck between Cummings (owner of PCMR) and Dick Bass of #Snowbird.  Check it out here  Snowbird will be run completely separate from Powder Corp. 

Had drinks with a few Snowbird employees  last night the buzz is all about the potential of large chunks of money being put into the aging infrastructure at the base of Snowbird and expansion on the hill.  Don't expect to see the #PCMR free ride parks and pipes any time soon at #Snowbird

I will try to post some of the sorted background ... it reads like a season Dynasty ...

Saturday, March 1, 2014

While Skiing at Park City Mountain Resort

When staying #AbbottSkiHouse and skiing Park City Mountain Resort the The Viking Yurt is an often overlooked spot to grab a quick bite or beverage.  Our daughter insists on some chips, a cookie and hot chocolate with extra whip cream.  You can dine inside or hang out in the sun.  Try one of their sandwiches!  Also, they give cat rides up for dinner.  I should mention that the Yurt lives on even after the Vail Corp acquisition!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Where to Eat in Park City Utah

There are plenty of places to eat when staying in Park City.  This is our quick hit list.  This is in no particular order.

Just down the stairs from #AbbottSkiHouse near the top of Main Street is the Wasatch Brew Pub.  Grab a couple of the growlers from the upstairs kitchen and have fresh beer in your own fridge.  If you decide to stay and eat, the food is plenty palatable bar fare, but the real reason to eat here is to sit outside in the spring, summer and fall.

 Over on Bonanza hit El Chubasco, or as we call it Chubby's.  This is Park City's top Mexican taqueria style restaurant.  I have spent enough time working in Mexico to know that this is not soup to nuts Mexico, but it is close enough.  I like the Camarones a la Diabla, carnitas, fried fish taco or burrito.  Plenty of salsa's to choose from.

The Bill White Restaurants are good for finer dining, Chimayo probably being our favorite.

The No Name Saloon may seem a bit cliche, not the best kept secret.  It is a classic location that is always busy.  Get a buffalo burger and the homemade chips.  Most houses in Park City have a stash of the No Name's matches.

Get a Schooner of beer and another of nuts next door at O'Shucks.  Their Buffalo wings are grilled ...sacrilege I know, but delicious none the less.  Believe it or not, the oysters here actually won't kill you.  This used to be a main stay for me after Saturday hockey.  My style, smells like old beer ...mmmm.

Prime Steak House  may just have the best steak in town and I just happen to know somebody who loves their bone in rib-eye. 

The only ski-in-ski-out distillery I have ever heard of High West a Micro Distillery and we have it in Park City.  The small plates are good enough, but you are there mostly to sample the hooch.  Try a sip of all of them before deciding.

If you find a reason to be in Heber get to Chick's Cafe.  Could be the best breakfast in Utah.  Split the scone ... this is the way we do scone in out here.  Mmmmmmm Scone.

The Montage at Deer Valley Hit the sports bar with the kids for bowling, games and casual dinner.  Don't worry about being disruptive, this is family friendly.  Lose the kids and go for something a little upscale upstairs.

 The Uptown Fare is just uphill on Main Street from the 3rd Street stairs that take you to the #AbbottSkiHouse.  Some adults may not be able to stand upright with the low ceilings.  Don't tell them your from out of town unless you tell them Monique sent you.  You may need to know the password to get in during Sundance.  Find me @JabbottParkCity on twitter if you need it.  Go for the soup, sandwich and-or salad.  This is the place for lunch.

I am never disappointed with Shabu.  Don't be a homer and order the shabu shabu.  Get whatever Kevin or the wait staff suggests.  Tell them my wife Monique sent you.