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Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 23:00

Community Fireworks Show preceded by a full day of activities and The Soulistics in concert

PARK CITY, Utah (For Immediate Release) " Canyons Resort is pleased to announced a grander July 3rd Celebration in partnership with People's Health Clinic, the community-supported, volunteer-driven medical clinic that serves Wasatch and Summit counties.

The annual Celebration festivities will kick off at 3 p.m., when the grassy area opens for guests in front of the Mountain stage at Ski Beach. Free family-oriented music and activities throughout the Resort Village will commence at 3 p.m., including a bicycle parade, carnival games, face-painting, multiple food and beverage outlets and more.

Last year's wildly popular performers, The Soulistics, return to once again headline the concert starting at 7:30 p.m. The Salt Lake City-based band combines powerful horns, a rocking rhythm section and searing vocals to bring the music of funk greats like James Brown, Aretha Franklin and Earth Wind & Fire to their shows. The fireworks display will follow at approximately 9:30 p.m.

To help accommodate the largest crowd of the summer, Canyons is collecting $5 per car in the Cabriolet lot. All net proceeds from parking will be donated to People's Health Clinic. Parking passes can pre-purchased online, beginning immediately, by visiting www.canyonsresort.com/events.

"Every year, thousands of people descend on Canyons for our great July 3rd celebration," said Mike Goar, Canyons' managing director. "To try to preempt the large volume of traffic late in the day, we have lined up an entire afternoon of activities. We have also partnered with People's Health Clinic volunteers to help us manage the traffic flow " and the result is they will receive all of the net proceeds from the parking lot. We encourage car pooling, bicycling and use of Park City's free transportation system, but we find that it's inevitable that people will drive to the resort."

Reservations are also encouraged for Canyons' extensive new lineup of mid-mountain adventures (including Canyons Bike Park, Zip Tour, alpine lake, guided hiking and disc golf), which will operate as normal on July 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit www.canyonsresort.com for a variety of summer packages featuring lodging, dining and adventures.

For the safety and enjoyment of all of our guests, we kindly remind guests that dogs (with the exception of service dogs) are not allowed in the concert venue. Blankets, picnics and chairs are allowed starting at 3:00 p.m. Low back chairs are allowed, but camping chairs, chairs with sharp legs and chairs with greater height than 9" are not allowed. Chairs meeting the height requirements are available for purchase at Canyon Mountain Sports.

About Canyons Resort
Canyons Resort, a Talisker mountain destination in Park City, Utah, is the fourth-largest ski and snowboard resort in North America with 182 trails across nine mountains. Utah's most dynamic four-season resort, Canyons features five world-class hotels including the luxurious Waldorf Astoria Park City and the AAA Four-Diamond Grand Summit Hotel. Canyons offers more than a dozen dining venues including The Farm, a fine dining restaurant with seasonal cuisine sourced within 200 miles of Park City. Last year, Canyons proposed an 8-passenger gondola known as SkiLink that, subject to approvals, will connect Canyons and Solitude resorts in just 11 minutes and create the most unique ski network in North America. Salt Lake City International Airport is just 35 minutes away and provides convenient access from anywhere in the world. For a taste of the new and exciting Canyons, visit www.CanyonsResort.com or call (888) CANYONS.

About Talisker
Talisker is a lifestyle development company with an American owner that has been investing in and operating in Utah for over 12 years and currently employs over 2,000 people in Utah. From the slopes of the Deer Valley® Resort to the Jordanelle Reservoir, Talisker has developed four of Park City's preeminent family-oriented residential communities " Tuhaye, Empire Pass, Red Cloud and Waldorf Astoria Park City" united as the exclusive, private Talisker Club. Talisker businesses include: mountain hospitality lodging, ski operations, public restaurants, golf courses, a private club, real estate development and a real estate brokerage. For more information, please visit www.Talisker.com.

Media Contacts:
Canyons Resort & Talisker Mountain Incorporated
Steve Pastorino, Director of Public Relations
(435) 615-3308; spastorino@taliskermountain.com