The start of the winter season brings snow-covered landscapes to Victory Ranch and the anticipation of an array of wintertime events and activities, along with the opening of ski season at our nearby resorts. Park City Mountain, with its 300+ trails and 7,300 skiable acres, officially opened its slopes on November 23, and Deer Valley is set to open with a celebration on Saturday, December 3, 2016.
Off the mountain, Park City is a winter haven for culture, entertainment and après ski fun. Just outside 875 Main, our ski-in/ski-out lounge in the heart of Main Street, are many award-winning restaurants showcasing a variety of culinary styles, from inventive Asian cuisine to delicious Southwestern fare. World class art galleries, theaters and music venues line the streets, and a host of seasonal activities, competitions and iconic events fill the calendar all season long.
Starting December 17, Park City welcomes the holidays with Snowfest, a 16-day winter festival featuring après musical acts, village entertainers and more. The annual Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade on December 24, is a family favorite, and the legendary 10-day International Sundance Film Festival returns in late January to showcase the work of national and international filmmakers. The streets become a lively hub as visitors hop from theater to theater viewing the variety of short films, documentaries and feature films.
For many members, Deer Valley is the place to ski come winter, and the resort celebrates this year’s ski season with a number of annual favorites. The 25 Annual Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest kicks off the opening weekend celebration on the mountain, December 2 – 4. Come watch as celebrities participate in mountain races, competitions and funny activities in support of a great cause. The FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup returns in early February with some of the world’s best freestyle skiers, a great event to observe as the contestants hit the slopes, with their flips, aerials and downhill races.
When you want to venture into town, both mountains play host to amazing events, restaurants and cultural activities. Be sure to look for Victory Ranch’s weekly bulletin with upcoming events on and off- property.
Park City & Deer Valley Events
December 2 – December 4
The 25th Annual Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest, benefiting Waterkeeper Alliance.
The Skifest includes the head-to-head Celebrity Ski Challenge — with teams captained by the U.S. Olympic Ski team greats — plus the entertaining off-the-hill celebrity antics, parties, charity auction, benefit concert and all the Deer Valley “magic.”
FIL Luge World Cup
December 15 – December 17
The Utah Olympic Park will host top Luge athletes from around the world in this exciting World Cup competition.
December 17, 2016 – January 1, 2017
Celebrate the holidays by heading to Park City Snowfest, a 16-day winter festival including après musical acts, village entertainers, and more
Schedule of events
Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade
December 24; 5:30pm
One of Park City’s most special and longest-running traditions, creating a special seasonal atmosphere here on Christmas Eve. Before the actual parade, a celebration takes place at 5:30 pm in Park City Base Area with holiday music and holiday cheer, all free for the entire family.
2017 Sundance Film Festival
January 19 – January 29, 2017
The 10-day festival brings more than 40,000 people to Park City, Utah each January to celebrate the work of independent storytellers in film. Thousands of films are screened in 13 venues throughout town. In addition there are a number of music cafe’s and presentations during the festival.
FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup
February 1 – February 4, 2017
The world’s best freestyle skiers come together this winter for the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup at Deer Valley Resort. Watch as competitors twist, fly and race their way to the podium on the same runs used during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. All events are free to the public.
USSA Intermountain Freestyle Tour
February 10 – February 12
Mogul and Dual Moguls competitions will be held on Champion ski run. Participation is restricted to USSA members, but open to the public for viewing.