Phil

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After winning a Division 1 National Lacrosse Championship, Phil set his sights West to for big mountains and easy living. Once a famed Snow Reporter at Canyons,  When Phil is not on the mountain chasing powder and gathering content, you can find him on the field where he coaches the Park City High School lacrosse team.

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Hit the Town: Historic Main Street

Explore a mountain of possibilities along with the small town charm of Park City’s Historic Main Street. With an abundance of restaurants, bars, galleries, and shops, you’ll find something new to explore every day.

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Park City Foodie Tour

Last week, I had an invitation to join the Park City Mountain Food Tour. Loving to both eat and ski, I was ecstatic to accept this request. ‘The Foodie Tour’ as participants call it, is an event put on by Park City to showcase the various menu items across the on-mountain dining locations.

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Local's Guide to Spring Grüv

Spring Skiing in Utah is an extraordinary experience. The final March/April months of the season offer bluebird skis, soft spring conditions, and some of the deepest days of the year. With summer knocking on the door, locals and guests flock to the resorts to make their final turns and celebrate the past winter season.

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Park City Date Night

Whether setting off for a romantic vacation in the mountains or you’ve found yourself lucky enough to find love in a ski town, Park City has all the tools to make any night on the town a romantic getaway. I’m one of the lucky ones who found that special needle in a haystack in this town and I’m delighted to share some secrets to making your significant other the upmost priority while visiting town. On assignment for this blog, I’ve covered a few of my favorite date spots, or Go-To’s as I call them. Take these tips of advice gentlemen and women take note!

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Local's Guide to Spring Skiing at Park City

As the day's become longer and the sun becomes stronger, the skiing only gets better. From a local's perspective, spring is the best time of year! Over 100 perfectly groomed trails await us each morning and the sun warms us up quickly as we head for the first chair. Don't get me wrong, it still snows in Utah during the spring and you can always count on 2-5 monster snowstorms (15"+) in the spring, however what differs these storms from our typical winter storms is that the next day, it will be back up to 55 degrees and you'll be skiing powder in a t-shirt underneath a bluebird sky.

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First Powder Day of the Season!

Well, here we have it! The first powder day of the season! After receiving 6” overnight followed by continuous snowfall throughout the day, legs were burning and skis were turnin’ as skiers and riders got their first deep snow experience of the year.

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Top 5: Mountain Dining Like Never Before

Over just a few short years, mountain dining has changed significantly at our resort. It began when Vail first began managing Canyons, remodeling the popular Cloud Dine restaurant and upgrading various menus at other location on-mountain.

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Park City Opening Day

As we load the first chair of the 2015-2016 winter season, we first would like to say thank you to our town, our guests, our employees and everyone who has worked around the clock to become ONE. You see, Opening Day doesn't just signify spinning our chairlifts for the first time, or getting the first park laps of the season, it goes much deeper. We've created history this past summer with a $50 million capital improvement project, connecting former Canyons Resort with Park City Mountain Resort.

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Get More From the Mountain with EpicMix

With the opening of the largest resort in the U.S and snowy start to the 15/16 season, make sure you have the proper tools in place to navigate your way across our expansive, 7,300 acres of terrain. The EpicMix App is Park City's free mobile/desktop application that allows guests to track their on-mountain accomplishments, vertical feet, photos, compete in challenges and more.

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Meet Rogue, Park City's Patrol Puppy In Training

Her first time in the snow, Rogue is an adorable 6-week-old Australian Shepard/Golden Retriever mix. Patrol/Handler Connor Gardai will work with Rogue on obedience, socialization, and introducing her to the day-to-day patrol lifestyle such as riding chairlifts and snowmobiles.

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Top 5 Perks of the Epic Pass

The Epic Pass, the greatest thing to happen in the ski industry since snowmaking was invented in the early 1950's. Think about it..... 12 world-class resorts, 35,000 combined skiable acres, and unlimited skiing and riding all on one pass. Any skier or rider daydreams about that selection of terrain let alone the price at which the pass is offered. Continue reading to learn why the Epic Pass is the go-to pass for anybody seeking to ski or ride this winter.

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Fall Leaf Peeping and Miners Day Celebration

A light jacket is quickly becoming a necessity as a brisk chill hits me while I head out the door with my bike to commute to work. While pedaling towards my office at the Park City Base, I can’t help but notice two things. I am already starting to see my breath, and the leaves are changing rapidly.

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