Winter is our tme to shine. To show off our epic powder, our award-winning restauarants, our cultural sophistication, our unbridled love of where we all have chosen to be for a week or a lifetime. We work hard. We play hard. And we are constantly embracing new ways to do both, while keeping this place we call home—or home away from home— real and unspoiled.

Think of this magazine as a tasting menu for all that is Park City. Flip through to our resort report to discover who the new players are in the local, snowy scene; and how season pass holders are gaining access to sister resorts. Learn about the women headed to Sochi as well as off-piste winter adventures. Tuck into family friendly activities and tempt your backcountry soul with the story of Ski Utah’s Interconnect Tour spanning six resorts in one day (aka skier’s heaven).

When the adrenaline dies down, cuddle up with a cup o’ java or a stronger concoction and read about the latest in local luxury living in our features: the “privileges of membership” (swanky golf clubs, communities and resorts) as well as luxury wheels (think Land Rover, Porsche, BMW and Audi). And since we believe that nothing is quite as luxurious as a scrumptious dining experience, check out our town’s culinary panache: spotlighted chefs, après ski eats and drinks; our breakfast picks; and the lowdown on the ever-delicious dining scene.

Our writers delve into the modern arts in galleries as well as architecture and design, and take a moment to commemorate Salt Lake City’s 50 year-old company, Ballet West. All aspects of high altitude living—from spas and sports medicine to animal rescue centers and local non-profits—give our readers a glimpse of all that Park City has to offer.

This February, as we cheer on Olympians in Sochi, we’ll look back to 2002 when the world’s Games were ours. And we will celebrate the town we have become since then—a place that honors the athlete and the artist; the philanthropist and the land; the past and the present. Thank you for allowing Mountain Express Magazine to welcome you to what will certainly be a winter to remember.


Eliz Desimon Field

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