When visiting Park City, there are a variety of amazing dining options to choose from lining both sides of Main Street.  However, if you’re staying in a luxury vacation rental in Park City, you may decide to treat yourself to a personal chef to whip up some gourmet delicacies in your own kitchen!  The Laughing Pear Group offers upscale catering straight to you vacation rental and incorporates yummy organic ingredients in all they do.  Executive Chef David Kratky is passionate about incredible food and expressing his creations with unique food and wine pairings. Chef Kratky thrives presenting unique menu selections to his clients. As a Chef, Kratky says, “It is the little things that count, being unique, offering ingredients and service you cannot get elsewhere.” If you’re looking to spend a cozy evening in your vacation rental home-away-from-home, Laughing Pear will prepare your meal using the finest organic, locally farmed ingredients.  Visit www.thelaughingpear.com for additional information.


Wine Tasting in Park City

Staying within the culinary theme, we are fortunate to have the Fox School of Wine holding classes in Park City on weekends.  Classes are offered Friday and Saturday nights (except holidays) from 6:15-7:00 p.m. at the Silver Baron Lodge in lower Deer Valley. (2880 Deer Valley Dr., East, Park City, Utah) Class is $25 per person with a maximum of 20 people.  During each class we taste five wines, each under $30 per bottle, studying many aspects of the wine including growing region, grape characteristics, wine labels, and vocabulary. Student participation is highly encouraged. At the end of the class, the students grade the wines and learn pricing and critics’ ratings, Classes sell out so sign up early! Schedules and class information can be found at www.foxschoolofwine.com .

Coming up on March 10th is the  annual Round Valley Round Up.  The Roundup is a 5K, 20K, and 40K community based cross-country ski event designed to encourage skiers of all levels to participate. Pro level skiers will find it fast, amateur racers a great challenge, and life style skiers a tick on the bucket list. The race will be a one or two lap event, easy up hill grades, fun downhills, and totally spectator friendly.  In addition to racing, the day will be filled with festivities for everyone. Participants and spectators can take part in clinics, learn about and/or tryout the latest technology in our sponsor village. So, whether you’re ready to click on a pair of skies, or just cheer on the participants, don’t miss this super fun day at Round Valley!  You’ll find additional information by visiting www.mountaintrail.org .


Visit Park City for a Backcountry Adventure

Perhaps you’re looking for a little more adventure?  Park City Powder Cats may be exactly what you’re looking for! Located just 20 minutes away from Park City on over 40,000 acres of private land located at Thousand Peaks Ranch. Park City Powder Cats is privately owned and offers pristine, un-tracked terrain accessible by cat or helicopter. Located in the Uintas, this mountain range is the most prominent east/west range in the United States with almost a dozen peaks exceeding 13,000 feet. The Uinta Wilderness encompasses 457,000 acres of mountainous terrain with 40,000 acres of its best ski terrain right in our own backyard! Park City Powder Cats allows guests to enjoy a wide variety of terrain that includes incredible open bowls, steep chutes, and some of the best tree skiing in all of Utah. Visit www.pccats.com to arrange your backcountry adventure!


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.