By Jill Adler
The snow melted months ago but finally the Park City resorts are open for summer play. The rain may dampen activity at Canyons and Park City Mountain Resort today but as things clear up, the good times will shine. If you can’t wait for Deer Valley’s June 15 opening for lift-served mountain biking and hiking you can always park up at Silver Lake and ride around on your own.
The resort village and the 18-hole putting course open today and the rest of its activities on June 14. That means disc golf, the Ziplines, and Mountain Bike Park with four flow trails and trails for hiking.The annual Farmers’ Market opens for biz every Wednesday starting June 6 in the cabriolet parking lot.
Canyons will also host the Sundance Institute Summer Film Series with documentary/family programming. The choices are a little too “conscious” for me but other may really dig them. Too bad because it would have been cool to take my five-year-old to see an outdoor screening of Cars 2 or something. Anyway:
Thurs., June 21: Under African Skies – Paul Simon returns to South Africa to explore the incredible journey of his historic Graceland album.
Thurs., July 12: CSNY Déjà Vu – The war in Iraq is the backdrop as the Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young “Freedom of Speech Tour” crisscrosses North America.
Thurs., July 26: Filly Brown – A Hip Hop-driven drama about a Mexican girl who rises to fame and consciousness.
Other notable dates-
- Community Fireworks Celebration & Concert: Tuesday, July 3
- Friday Night Beats & BBQ: Friday, July 13 – August 31
- Summer Concert Series: Saturday, July 14 – September 1
Hiking, biking, alpine sliding and zip lining start today at PCMR off the Pay Day lift. All of the base-area activities like the Alpine Coaster, an 18-hole putt-putt course, the adventure zone, Legacy Launcher, and the Little Miners Park open June 8.
DV’s been biking for 20 years. They’ll start up three lifts for the summer – the Silver Lake Express, the Sterling Express, and Ruby Express, for a 60-mile network of single-track and hiking trails. Once a month they’ll host a free historic guided hike that starts at the Silver Lake Village. The two-hour tromp goes to the different remnants of the silver mines. The resort also offers a state-licensed childcare center and summer adventure day for kids up to 12 years old. Make sure you set aside time for a signature mojito on the deck of the Royal Street Café!
Essential Summer Gear Item….SUNSCREEN!!!
The sun in the mountains at altitude is wicked evil. Not only will it give you an uncomfortable, ugly red countenance but it can give you cancer and make you look old beyond your actual years.
Dr. Robin for Kids isn’t just for kids. It goes on kind of thick and white but quickly dissipates. It seems to stay on your skin longer than most other sunscreens so if you get caught up in the summer fun and forget to reapply sooner rather than later, you should be ok. I did only one application on myself and Sage before our day at Seven Peaks Water Park and got home without a burn. The SPF 30+ sunscreen is gentle, chemical free, and formulated to minimize allergic reactions. So Baby won’t have to sit in a shady corner. The active ingredients, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide; natural minerals scientifically proven to be the most effective way to block UVA and UVB sun rays. BTW, Dr. Robin is Robin Schaffran, M.D., a caring mom and Beverly Hills Pediatric Dermatologist. $24.