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Project Wedding: Work of Art

By Tessa Woolf | Photographs by D’Arcy Benincosa “My mom and I are both artists, so there was no way I was going to have a wedding without our own personal touches,” says Rachel John, who tied the knot with Jacob Glaittli at Main & SKY (formerly The Sky Lodge) in Park City last May. […]  http://www.saltlakebrideandgroom.com/tag/sky-main/

Wanderlust in Park City

I was desperate to escape NYC in the summer, so my mom and I headed to Park City, Utah for a fun girls’ weekend.

I had driven through Utah but never spent time there, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Friends of mine have a house in Park City, and when I found out, my first thought was “why not Colorado?” I couldn’t understand why someone would choose Utah. Now that I’ve been, however, I get it. Utah is heavenly, and even better than Colorado (yes, I said it!). When the weekend was over I left wishing that I had more time. Maybe I’ll get a house too! Right next door. Hi friends!

The drive to Park City from Salt Lake’s airport only takes about 45 minutes, and the views are worth every minute of the drive!

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From Bobsledding to Ski-in Whiskey, the Perfect Thursday Night in Park City, Utah

Ah, Thursday night — the only truly social night of the week. It’s the night when babysitters are booked, friends convene, and drinks are imbibed. There are no family obligations to fulfill, no amateurish weekend crowds to elbow through —and the possibilities are endless. The night starts after work and ends whenever you want. In any city. All over the world.

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Park City’s Nadeau will paint live during 2015 Kimball Arts Festival

When Lululemon leads free yoga sessions at the SKY and Zoom patios during the Park City 2015 Kimball Arts Festival , the fitness gurus will be joined by world-renowned painter Josée Nadeau.

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 Park City’s Josee Nadeau stands by her portrait of actor Pierce Brosnan as King Louis XIV from the film "The Moon and Sun." Nadeau will

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Main & SKY in Trip Advisor Hall of Fame

Main & SKY AWARDED TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE FOR FIVE CONSECUTIVE YEARS

Inducted into ‘Hall of Fame’ of Five-time Certificate of Excellence Winners on the World’s Largest Travel Site

 

PARK CITY, UTAH USA – 19, JUNE, 2015 – Main & SKY today announced that it has been recognized as a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame winner.  The Certificate of Excellence award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. The ‘Hall of Fame’ was created to honor those businesses that have earned a Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years.  Winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience. 

 

“Being awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence five years in a row and inducted into the ‘Hall of Fame’ is a true source of pride for the entire team at Main & SKY and we’d like to thank all of our special guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor,” said Jim Mikula, General Manager at Main & SKY. “There is no greater seal of approval than being recognized by one’s customers. With the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on customer reviews, the accolade is a remarkable vote of confidence to our business and our continued commitment to excellence.”

 

When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews and opinions submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period as well as business’s tenure and ranking on the Popularity Index on the site.  To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. 

Main & SKY hotel, along with SKYSilver and SKYStrada, offer modern, artful, and unforgettable living, recreating, and rental spaces that make up the SKY Wellness Collection campus—along with Sugati Spa and Wellness and it’s collaborative restaurants, ethos, and events. Centrally located on Park City’s vibrant historic Main Street, we are a wellness community devoted to a happier and healthier mountain lifestyle.

About TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 340 million unique monthly visitors**, and more than 225 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4.9 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 45 countries worldwide. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.

 

 

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A Powder Getaway in Style

A Powder Getaway in Style

Already a winter paradise, Park City will soon be home to America’s largest ski resort

A Powder Getaway in Style

PHOTO COURTESY CANYONS RESORT

dare you. 

Just try to ski every run at Park City’s Canyons Resort in a week of fast and furious slope attacks. It doesn’t matter how speedily you shred the snow. This mountain sports wonderland in Utah is so big that cruising it is akin to S-turning your way through the state of Alaska. Sprawling across nine peaks, encompassing tree-dotted backcountry and a plethora of groomers, this local favorite has long been the biggest ski resort in Utah. 

And soon, it will be the largest in the United States. Last September Vail Resorts acquired Canyons, as well as neighboring Park City Mountain Resort, and has plans to link the two with a high-speed gondola in time for next winter—when that happens, you certainly won’t be able to whoosh down every run in a week’s vacation, though it’d sure be fun to try. While the project won’t be finished until next ski season, the two resorts are already celebrating their marriage with the Epic Pass, which allows access to both ski kingdoms—a first for Park City.

These are the sorts of wintry developments that have long drawn seasoned hot doggers, two-foot tot bombers without poles, graceful skiers, pizza-wedge beginners and stomping snowboarders alike to Park City. With a trio of resorts renowned for snow so fluffy it has earned the name champagne powder, this haven just 35 minutes from Salt Lake City is the jewel of the Wasatch Mountains. Once a stagecoach stop and mining town, Park City gained acclaim when it hosted some of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. It is also known as the snowy backdrop for the celebrity-studded Sundance Film Festival each winter. 

For all of us regular folk who crave the simple pleasure of a few days on the slopes, Park City offers three can’t miss choices. For 3,000-plus acres of family friendly terrain, try Park City Mountain, perhaps the soul of the region. Defined by its location mid-hamlet, the resort looms above historic Main Street. Leave the town’s antique, clapboard houses and hip boutiques, bars, galleries and restaurants behind instantly when you ride the Town Lift up to access abundant groomed trails and bowls, including a variety that can be skied at night. Buzz down the aptly named Home Run trail, which proceeds for 3.5 miles, one of the longest descents in the region. At the end of the day, fly down Quit ’N Time, where you can begin your après ski experience at High West, the only ski-in-ski-out distillery in the world. For the in-town experience, bunk at The Sky Lodge, just steps from the Town Lift. Set amid 19th-century structures, the contemporary interiors of this all-suite hotel prove Park City’s penchant for modern-day swank. Loft-style suites overlook the mountain and the still-vintage parts of town, providing the visitor a unique sense of place.

Just four minutes from Main Street, Canyons Resort annually gets an average of 355 inches of the region’s light-as-fairy-dust snowfall. Composed of 4,000 skiable acres, it boasts six natural half-pipes, three terrain parks, five bowls and 21 lifts. With only 10 percent of its runs marked beginner, Canyons caters to more experienced skiers and snowboarders, though its mountain recreation schools are solid enough to ensure even a novice has a ball here. An added bonus: The heated Orange Bubble Express, a high-speed quad up the mountain, provides ideal transport for cold days. 

When you’re ready for a break from the trail, take advantage of the slew of complimentary amusements Canyons offers. Learn about owls and other birds of prey in hands-on afternoon seminars at the foot of the mountain. Families can revel in snowman-making contests or just sit around a roaring fire while sipping hot chocolate and roasting marshmallows for s’mores. Nearby, the Waldorf Astoria Park City understands that not everybody wants to bomb down the sheers. Want to learn to speed skate? The hotel will set you up with Patrick Meek, a former Olympian who will teach you to slice the ice like a pro. Or sign up for the hotel’s No Ski For Me Package, which comes with shopping advice, gift cards, yoga lessons and red wine. 

While none will rival the combined size of Canyons and Park City Mountain, Deer Valley takes another tack. Opened in 1981, this six-peak sanctuary welcomes only skiers (sorry, snowboarders). Ranked No. 1 in guest services among North American ski resorts, Deer Valley charges higher daily lift ticket prices and limits the number of skiers each day, minimizing lift lines and maximizing elbowroom on the trail. The most chi chi of Park City’s three resorts, Deer Valley gratifies intermediate skiers most of all, but does offer glades, bowls and moguls for the more advanced. With award-winning ski schools, it also ensures that beginners have plenty of territory to practice their traverses. 

With such high standards, ski concierges in uniform, gourmet slope-side cafes and champagne bars go without saying. If that’s your ski style, stay at one of the most glamorous Deer Valley lodges, the Montage Deer Valley in Empire Pass.  You’ll be greeted at the door by Monty, a toothy, tail-wagging Bernese mountain dog who loves to spend time with guests. A grand hotel with mountain spirit, the Montage has plenty of nooks and crannies—such as an unexpected bowling alley—that make it feel like its own village. Ski butlers pull off your boots for you before storing your skis, and the Spa Montage unravels the knots with stellar treatments and copper soaking tubs where skiers can contemplate this truly amazing possibility: that Park City may be even better next winter. 

When You Go

Fly Most major airlines fly from San Antonio to Salt Lake City. From there, rent a car for the 30-minute trek or arrange transport via your hotel. 

Stay The luxurious options: The Sky Lodge, Park City Waldorf Astoria and Montage Deer Valleytheskylodge.comparkcitywaldorfastoria.com,montagehotels.com/deervalley

Ski Park City Mountain, Canyon Resorts and Deer Valley are all world-class. parkcitymountain.comcanyonsresort.comdeervalley.com

Drink At the Waldorf Astoria’s Powder Ice Lounge, an igloo-style, 14-foot bar made from carved ice and bedecked with ice-sculpted furniture, even the glasses are made from ice. parkcitywaldorfastoria.com

Main & SKY Article on Ayurveda

What is Ayurveda?

Widely regarded as the oldest medical system in the world, Ayurveda is as useful today as it was in ancient India.  Ayurveda is the medical art and science of harmonizing with the rhythms of Nature. It celebrates life, and dives deeply into her secrets to unlock the body’s innate power to heal. Anyone can learn the basic Ayurvedic principles. These principles teach us how to make healthy choices that will gently guide us from states of stress and pain into states of joy and optimal health.

Perhaps five thousand years ago, or more, the roots of Ayurveda emerged from the heart of spiritual India. Its tenets were revealed to enlightened rishis, or sages, who discerned the “song” of the universe while steeped in deep meditation. From the realizations gained in this elevated state, Nature’s foundational laws were unveiled. The rishis then organized a system applying these laws to holistic medicine—gifting us all with a path to sustainable wellness and longevity.

Pronounced “ah-yoor-vay-duh”, Ayurveda is the combination of two Sanskrit words:  ayus and veda;  Ayus means “life”, which posits that the body, mind, spirit, and emotions are continuous and interlinked; and Veda means “knowledge, wisdom, or science”, implying that we must have a deep conscious awareness as to how these systems are interlinked.  Thus, Ayurveda means the “science of conscious living” or “the wisdom of a connected life”. 

The Origins of Ayurveda

Ayurveda, along with its sister science, Yoga, is the offspring of the ancient texts known as the Vedas.  The Vedas are succinct codifications in Sanskrit of the hymns of the “song” of the universe heard by the enlightened rishis. They are acclaimed to be the oldest writings in the world (dating back to the pre-1500 B.C.E. Vedic period). The Vedas are written in Sanskrit, a musical language of mantra.  Mantra is any sound whose vibrations, when toned, facilitate spiritual transformation.  Unfortunately, some concepts in Sanskrit remain obscure to the western mind because our languages do not have similar words that connect us to the subtle sounds and experiences of inner awareness.

Originally students memorized the texts through teachings enlivened by their gurus (teachers). Passed on orally through generations, the application of this system of healing was honed over time resulting in a practical, holistic form of caring for all aspects of being.

In the 20th century, Ayurvedic practices flowed out of India into the West where interest exploded alongside fascination with Eastern thought and the popularity of Yoga. The West was intrigued by its emphasis on prevention of disease, anti-aging, optimal health, and inclusion of other natural medical remedies. Ayurveda is now quickly catching up to the popularity of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in the West.

Several aspects of Ayurveda differ from our common western view of health and medicine. Some fundamental Ayurvedic tenets are:

  • Reconnection to our own innate power to heal the mind, body, and spirit.
  • Ways to use the powerful, intelligent healing forces found in our bodies and in Nature to heal—which exist as the minutest quantum level and are boundless.
  • Health is the establishment of a state of optimal wellbeing rather than simply the absence of symptoms.
  • The body and mind are closely inter-connected, so a change in one affects a change in the other.
  • Ayurveda does not treat disease, but rather, balances the whole person. 
  • The vaidya may use herbs, food, lifestyle changes, yoga, meditation, aromatherapy, sound therapy, massage, and contact with Nature to bring the body and mind back into balance.  Disease is eliminated as a natural effect of this new-found balance.
  • Ayurveda views the individual as unique.  Two patients with the same symptoms may be given very different therapies based upon their constitution and presenting imbalances. 

The ultimate purpose of Ayurveda is to aid us on our path to enlightenment: remembering our true nature as spirit and connecting to everything around us in a balanced way.

                                                                                                 Adapted from Jivaka Ay

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Main & SKY Wins Tripadvisor® Certificate of Excellence Award

Main & SKY received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to hotels that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon listed on the website.

When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account reviews ratings. Businesses must Maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, volume and recency of reviews. Additional criteria include a business’ tenure and popularity ranking on the site.

“TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional hospitality businesses for consistent excellence,” said Marc Charron, President of TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award gives top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers. From Australia to Zimbabwe, we want to applaud exceptional hospitality businesses for offering TripAdvisortravelers a great customer experience.”

Outside Magazine names Park City the best town to live.

The goal was simple: find America’s best place to be healthy. We wanted a town with ample trailheads, nearby adventure, great farmers’ markets and, hopefully, a competitive gear-shop scene. To pick the winner, we turned to you. In our third-annual crowd-sourced contest, readers cast more than 21,000 votes online and raved about these 18 towns. All are amazing places, but one stood above the rest: Park City, Utah.

Population: 7,873

Median Household Income: $61,383

Median Home Price: $765,600

Unemployment (countywide): 5.3 percent

“Know how I can tell that’s a local?” asks Dana Williams, the 58-year-old mayor of Park City, Utah, nodding toward a fit thirty-something guy in a flat-brimmed baseball hat. “The bandaged wrist.”

We’re sitting on couches at the open-air Silver Star Café, a mining-themed restaurant that serves spectacular halibut. A 2013 Porsche 911 with a pair of titanium mountain bikes strapped to the roof sits in the parking lot. Every few minutes, little knots of bikers pedal past. This being a small town, Williams, who looks a bit like Jack Nicholson, can barely complete a thought without getting a hug from a constituent.

But he does manage this: “You guys should have put us in the fight a long time ago.” Williams is referring to the drubbing Park City gave the other active-towns finalists, from Bozeman to San Diego, in this year’s Best Town Ever contest. The mayor is accustomed to winning big. He was elected to his third term in 2009 with 78 percent of the vote. But he won’t be running for reelection in November.

“I can’t afford it anymore,” Williams says. He supplements his $1,700 monthly salary by working as a barista at a local coffee shop and playing gigs with his rock group, Motherlode Canyon. His position empowers him to perform weddings, so if you hire his band to play yours, he’ll officiate for free, which he has done more than 300 times in the past decade. In other words, the mayor is doing what many locals are: everything he can to stay in the West’s most booming adventure locale.

Park City feels like a Colorado ski town dropped into Utah’s 12,000-foot Wasatch Range, with one significant difference. Unlike Telluride or Aspen, it has a major city, Salt Lake, and an international airport 30 minutes away. Local love for Park City can feel a little over the top—it got two-thirds as many votes in our contest (5,179) as it has residents. To see if that affection was justified, I parachuted in for a 72-hour, Chamber of Commerce–led recon tour. What I found was a town that breeds the active lifestyle.