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The Sundance Film Festival commences today and I found this article by Rosie G Serago about Robert Redford to be very insightful into the spark that kindled Sundance Mountain Resort. “Redford saw it as a place to hear and tell stories. Sundance’s own story started with a misrouted road trip. Redford, on his way West, came up Provo Canyon by mistake but was quickly captivated by the presence of Mount Timpanogos. He took a side road for a closer look, which brought him to the area that is now Sundance Mountain Resort.”

Read more and see the video about his fascinating journey here.

Raise your glasses for Park City’s 3rd annual Shot Ski Event, hosted by Park City Sunrise Rotary Club and High West Distillery. Participants will line Park City’s Historic Main Street to throw one back on Saturday, October 13 at 2 p.m.

In 2017, the communal shot ski used 476 skis end to end totaling 2,225 feet in length in order to serve 1,250 people. This year, the event invites 1,275 shot-takers to break Breckenridge’s record set in January 2018 of 1,266 participants and 425 skis.

“We love the competitive nature of Park City locals, and we are determined to be back on top with a new shot ski record this year,” said Park City Sunrise Rotary Club member Connie Nelson. “And what better way to go bottoms up than with High West whiskey in our glasses?”

High West Distillery, the event’s presenting sponsor for the first time this year, will be topping off glasses with their own Rendezvous Rye.

A $25 ticket includes a spot on the shot, one souvenir shot glass and a token to enjoy a High West specialty drink at one of several after-party locations. High West is the official after-party site including Wasatch Brew Pub, OP Rockwell, O’Shucks and No Name Saloon, will also be celebrating. Please note tickets are non-refundable the event will take place rain or shine, guests must be 21+ to attend and have a valid I.D.

All proceeds will go to Park City Sunrise Rotary Club’s Grant Program for 20 community organizations.

Rob Reed, Forbes Contributor, published the article “10 Reasons To Live (The Dream) In Park City, Utah” on Monday. The list highlights quality of life advantages including ski opportunities, school system, property value appreciation and the close proximity to an international airport. Click here to read the full article.

Jay Hamburger updates the progress Park City has made in securing a trademark for the municipal seal in an article featured in The Park Record, 5/25/2018.  

The City saw the need for a trademark during the effort by Park City Mountain Resort and corporate parent Vail Resorts wanting to trademark the name “Park City” as it relates to a mountain resort.

City Hall in early May secured a federal trademark for the municipal seal for uses related to the functions of the local government, another important step as leaders continue to protect the names of key facilities and logos after a highly charged dispute about the use of the name of the community itself.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office on May 8 granted a trademark for the seal, a widely used graphic by City Hall that includes the name of the community and 1884, the year of incorporation. Officials put the seal on all sorts of publications, website postings and on public buildings. There is an especially large seal emblazoned on the China Bridge garage on Swede Alley. The Patent and Trademark Office did not receive a formal opposition filing against the City Hall trademark application.

Click here for for complete Park Record article