Ah, summer in Park City. Even for locals, this season feels like an unforgettable vacation—the kind that ends much too soon. From June through Labor Day (or Miners’ Day, as we Parkites like to call it), the local calendar is jam-packed with both grand and small town events. But it is the ongoing activities that accumulate to make summer fly by in a flash: hiking, biking, concert going, horseback riding, fishing, golfing, exploring, al fresco dining, spa indulging… There is simply too much to do. And we wouldn’t want it any other way.

In this issue of Mountain Express Magazine, allow us to introduce you to everything from anti-aging spa treatments to the area’s 400 miles of hiking and biking trails.
Find out where to cast a line, swing a club, or become a cowboy for a day—and the hotspots for kid-friendly fun. We’ve got the skinny on golf, hot air ballooning, sizzling and country happenings in neighboring communities and a mind-boggling line-up of summer concerts. Take a moment to reflect upon a flick inspired by a local children’s book, as well as the autumn cowboy poetry event in Heber City. And for the casual road tripper, we suggest Antelope Island, where one can encounter a herd of bison or kayak in The Great Salt Lake.

We continue to dish out the latest on the local restaurant scene and extend the deliciousness to articles about slow food, our local and fresh picks, wine events, breweries, a new culinary school and “road food” (topnotch diners and dinners off the beaten path). And that’s not all…

Over the past two decades, our magazine has grown beyond our dining roots to reflect the art of living at altitude. We invite you to read about creating extraordinary outdoor living spaces; the state of land in the local real estate market; and how one Parkite started a charity that trains rescue dogs as companions for veterans. We’ve highlighted the Deer Crest community, which happens to be the site of this year’s charity Luxury Home Tour, and we’ve put together a piece about local professionals and businesses catering to “Bark City’s” beloved pets.

Yes, we’ve covered the dizzying gamut of what it means to live, work and play in Park City. And we thank you for taking time away from all that you could be doing to peruse these pages. It is because of you, our loyal readers and advertisers, that we have once again won the “Best of State” award. And, though summer may be fleeting, our gratitude lasts all year long. Here’s to you.

Cheers!

Liz DeSimone Field