With the beautiful spring weather we have been experiencing, who needs a reason to spend an afternoon outside, enjoying the sunshine, and enjoying BBQ and beverages with friends and family? Just in case, there are a few good excuses to get outside over the next few days, and enjoy the bluebird days during your stay in Park City, Utah in the spring!


Canyons Resort Annual Pond Skimming Contest

Does dressing up in a seriously ridiculous costume, speeding down a ski run screaming towards and icy water filled 100-foot pool of water on skis sound like a good idea to you?  Well then, you need to register to compete in Canyons Resort annual Pond Skimming contest!  If not, you absolutely need to go watch the folks who make competing in this “sporting” event an annual event!  With one costume more ridiculous than the next, you’ll be sure to be entertained while enjoying a fun afternoon cheering on your favorite contestants.  There is sure to be burgers cooking on the grill, cold beverages, and lots of great people watching at this local’s favorite rite-of-spring party.  After Pond Skimming, head down to Canyons resort village to partake in the free, outdoor concert – Little Feat.  Pond Skimming takes place a short but scenic gondola ride up the mountain, right by Red Pine Lodge.  After the event, ski, ride, or take the gondola backdown the hill for the concert, this begins at 3PM.  This event is for skiers and non-skiers alike to enjoy so don’t be deterred if you’re not on skis.  Canyons offers gondola passes priced for pedestrians

The Canyons Resort Pond Skim

If that’s not enough, Canyons delivers more spring fun with yet another free concert at their resort center location, John Brown’s Body.  This quintessential Reggae band  fromBoston,Massachusetts, tours the world rocking their “Future Roots” style of music to loads of  loyal fans.

Canyons has event more going on over the next week, and they are making it super simple for you to enjoy the shows, food and fun while doing a little good too.  For a $200 donation, you can purchase a Spring Gruv VIP pass that allows you access to the events, use of the Canyons Club for the day, continental breakfast, and a full day of skiing – including priority lift line privileges.  During the day, the pas allows you access to the VIP viewing deckat Pond Skimming, as well as a private deckto checkout the Little Feat concert!  VIP areas have complimentary beer, soft drinks, and Red Bull, and the VIP concert deckincludes heavy hors d’ oeuvres.  What an amazing way to spend the day, and help out a great community non-profit as well, as 100% of the VIP pass ticket sales go to the People’s Health Clinic in ParkCity.  For information on all of the above festivities, visit www.canyonsresort.com .


About Jim Bizily

I am an outdoor enthusiast, parent of two awesome boys, and Property Manager in beautiful Park City, Utah. After years in engineering and entrepreneurial projects, I decided to move to Park City Utah to start a business managing lodging and vacation rentals