Well Folks,
My best Mud Season advice this year is don’t put your snowshoes away just yet. Although we have a decent snowmelt going on, we still have a ton of snow up high, and only a fool thinks Winter is over in Park City in April!
Also, Gardner Group is sponsoring the movie Gloria Bell at the Film Series on May 3-5. Come along for a chance to win some excellent locally made Ritual craft chocolate.
Best Wishes
Spring is here in all her temperamental glory and while we never know from day to day if we'll be wearing boots or flip flops, here are our favorite Mud Season Musts!
Skis, Snowboards & Softgoods

Proper summer storage of your skis and snowboards will extend their life and have you set for your first day of turns next season. Experts advise that you have a summer wax treatment for your boards and store them in a cool, dry place. Most of the ski shops in town are skilled at this process. If you're going to do this yourself, clean the base of your boards with a mild detergent, dry with a soft rag and run some fine steel wool over the base and edges. Make sure they are dry and apply a thick coat of glide wax. 
For your boots, make sure the liner is dried out and buckle them tight. If you use boot heaters, toss the batteries into each boot with the charger so they'll be together next season. Last but not least, clean your parkas, vests, hats, gloves  and base layers per the manufacturer's instructions. Pop some SPF lip balm into every parka pocket and leave that random $20 bill in there as well, it's' always nice to start the next season with a surprise! 
 PARK ON MAIN ST - Finally!

You CAN park on Main Street this time of year....so it's a great time to visit all those great shops for end of season sales, jewelry repair and to discover new eateries you might have missed. Early Mud Season can mean free or almost-free parking and you can find a spot, at least until late June!
April 26 - May 5  

One of our favorite events this time of year is the Park City Follies, which is a comedic parody regarding past years' headlines, spoofed in the most humorous of ways. Always a sell out, by the time you read this it might be too late to get tickets unless you know someone who can't make it! However, it's worth setting yourself a reminder for next year by following the Egyptian Theater website or The Follies Facebook page so you know the minute tickets go on sale. It's always a HOOT! 

April 27  |  11am-4pm

Park City's first effort to 'spoof' the world famous Westminster Dog Show, done in true Park City fashion! Minor competition, food booths, activities and more! More info here!

While there's still snow on the ground in many parts of Park City, head on over to Soldier Hollow Golf Course in Midway to get your early season swing on.  All courses in Salt Lake City are open as well. Visit Salt Lake City Golf and Salt Lake County Golf.
Park City Film Series

Woman at War: April 26-28
No Small Matter: May 1
The Chinese Exclusion Act: May 2
Gloria Bell: May 3-5
Wonderstruck: May 4
Beautiful Boy: May 9
The Mustang: May 10-12
Zip and Zap: Captain's Island: May 11
Long Night's Journey Into Day: May 23

Snow bike enthusiasts can now switch to mountain biking on our dry SOUTH FACING trails, the most popular of which is the Glenwild Loop. Check MountainTrails.org
for daily updates on which trails are safe to ride. In the Heber Valley, the Coyote Trail system is dry and offers commanding views of Mt. Timpanogos. To access, turn north on Coyote Lane of Hwy 40 to the trail head parking lot. This is also a great time to hike the trails along the Provo River with your dog or enjoy blue-ribbon fly fishing. The water will be running swift this spring!

Now that tax season is hopefully in the rear view mirror for you, it's time to shred all those documents... Head on over the Park City Recycling during normal business hours - nominal donation required. 
This is the best time of year to clean out your closets and garage and consider having a yard sale or donating to your favorite charity. Don't miss Recycle Utah's annual Hazardous Waste Collection opportunity on April 27 from 9 am - 1 pm, where you can get rid of paints, varnishes, solvents, motor oil, antifreeze and kinds of other yucky fluids. Check the list of accepted items before you load up! 

Dog Waste Removal

As the snow melts, it's time to manage your furry friends "under snow" gifts - call the folks at Doo Crew Dog Waste Removal Services (435) 649-3105

May 2 - May 5

This bike festival features demos, racing and more at one of the nation's highest ranked professional mountain bike races. Heading into its third year, the Soldier Hollow Bike Festival is a UCI sanctioned S1 Stage Race. Come demo bikes with Cannondale, check out the international competitions, and race yourself in either the complete stage race or individual events that include short track, cross country, and marathon. More info here!
11  BILL WHITE 2-For-1's

Long awaited 2 for 1 restaurant deals abound this time of year, so show some local love to your favorite restaurants and check out some you may have missed. Pick up the Park Record to find coupons or register here to get them in your inbox!


Call your sprinkler professional TODAY to get on their schedule as soon as the irrigation systems are fired up in May. It's been a rough year on most sprinkler systems due to the abundant snow and plow interference. If you need a recommendation give me a shout - these professionals are in high demand so schedule early!

13  SPA DAY - yes please!

Mud season is a great time to literally cover yourself in mud at any of our numerous spas or take a soak in the Homestead Crater in Midway with Utah Wellness Yoga studio
The spring buying season is heating up; if you have considered selling now is the time for us to discuss options. Please reach out soon as timing is vitally important with the spring/summer selling season.  

Hope to see you on the trails or greens soon!