Mountain Express Magazine is honored with Utah’s Best of State Award

Summer came early to Park City this year. And not a soul squandered Mother Nature’s gift. In a blink, mountain bikes populated the trails; outside decks filled with diners; golf carts picked up where the cross country skiers left off; flip flops replaced mud-season boots; and blossoms—yellows, blues, pinks and whites—popped up brightly in the sea of sage and aspen green. Asunpredictable as the high country can be, we locals leap at any hint of stolen summer. And for good reason. The season is never long enough.

As you peruse these pages, you will discover just how easy it would be to fill each perfect day to the brim (though it’s absolutely acceptable to simply spend a day in a hammock witha good book). This issue covers a colorful palette of living and vacationing at altitude—from interior design and chef profiles to great barbecue spots and wildlife-savvy adventuring.

We explore the secrets to Park City’s top ranking success and highlight active ways (i.e., golf tourneys and 5Ks) to support local charities. We tip our straw hats to entrepreneurs, from designers and party planners to artisan cheese makers and vintners. And our contributors will give you the freshest take on earth-friendly living with features on green building, the locavore scene and community eco-leaders. Of course, we also serve up a delectable portion of dining news.

But, that’s not all… We invite you to dip a line into blue ribbon fly fishing waters; to run, hike or ride our 400 miles of trails; to set sail on the Jordanelle; to wrangle bison; or to take flight—literally. While you’re relaxing in that hammock, read about the latest in cuisine, remodeled (and soon-to-be remodeled) local landmarks, pint-sized fun, singer-songwriters, concerts, HGTV’s “dream home,” and art gallery highlights. And if you want to spread your wings, allow us to map out your next road trip—whether it’s to Sundance, Salt Lake City or Moab.

For twenty years, Mountain Express Magazine has celebrated what makes this place extraordinary. To our great joy, we were honored to receive a 2012 “Best of State Award.” So, we applaud you—our readers, our clients and our community. Without you, this distinction could never have been possible. Thank you. And here’s to a summer filled with nothing but the best.



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