Let it go.
It’s an apt refrain, which we’ll happily borrow from Disney’s pint-sized pop culture and lay down as a challenge to all: Pause. Unplug. And relish your time in our frozen land. Park City is, after all, a deliciously real place with real snowmen—even real castles (as you’ll read about in this issue of Mountain Express). And so, we invite you to abandon your “to do” list and dive into a place that possesses a frost-bedecked magic that Disney could never match.
Consider this magazine your savvy and fun-loving local guide. These pages reveal all manner of winter adventure and happenings, from chill fly fishing to après-ski hot spots. Shed the stress and shred the slopes—or hop aboard a sleigh ride. Get the skinny on some sizzling charitable events (think wine, celebrities, art or running for a cause) and discover hands- on outings, such as Midway’s Ice Castle or the Alf Engen Ski Museum.
Take a moment to toast your body and soul. Read about 10 ways to better health; and learn how a positive philosophy can impact life’s trajectory in our profile of philanthropist Dr. Geoffrey Tabin. We also raise our glasses—and eyes—to the high-flying and truly inspirational women ski jumpers. As always, our writers serve up a feast of culinary-inspired news, including the latest on Park City Culinary Institute and Ruth’s Chris 50th anniversary.
If you find respite in shopping, check out the latest in cool gear (according to local outfitters), our picks for “necessary luxuries” a toasty profile of Alaska Fur Gallery and get an insider’s glimpse of the new face of a bustling Kimball Junction. Plus, we’ve included a would-be collector’s how to: the art of acquiring art. Our fine living section delves into elite hotels and residence clubs. We also explore the rise of remodels in our neighborhoods and reveal a handful of new, mountain-inspired, multi-million dollar abodes. And we encourage our readers to explore to the east and to the west of our mountain town: the scrumptious eateries of Foothill neighborhood (Salt Lake City), The Leonardo Museum and the strikingly action-packed Heber Valley.
This winter, we hope that each and every one of you takes a moment to unwind. To let go. And to savor whatever it is that brings genuine joy and magic into your world.