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Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 23:00

Concert, Fireworks, Farmers' Market, Food & Wine Classic and Wine Dinner fill the first week of July at Canyons Resort

PARK CITY, Utah (For Immediate Release) " A grander July 3rd Celebration is the first in a series of events next week to celebrate the most dynamic summer ever at Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah.

July's first week also features the Farmers' Market at the Cabriolet parking lot on Wednesday, July 4th, the Park City Food & Wine Classic and Lookout Cabin Wine Dinner on July 7th, plus daily adventures on Canyons' all-new Zip Tour, Bike Park, hiking trails, alpine lake, disc golf course and putting course.

For the first time, Canyons' annual July 3rd Celebration is a day-long celebration, with parking proceeds from the largest crowd of the summer benefiting People's Health Clinic.

"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."

Morning-to-night activities on July 3rd begin when lifts start turning at 10 a.m. for hikers, mountain bikers and other mountain enthusiasts. At 3 p.m., 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 with a bicycle parade at 3:30 p.m. Lodging packages are still available at www.canyonsresort.com, and The Farm, Red Tail Grill, Umbrella Bar and Red Pine Café are all scheduled to be open (hours may vary).

July 3rd Community Fireworks Celebration Schedule
10:00 a.m. Lifts open for regularly scheduled mountain activities
3:00 p.m. Grassy lawn opens in front of Mountain Stage for concertgoers
3:30 p.m. Murdock the Moose's bicycle parade
4:00 " 7:00 p.m. Carnival games and face painting
5:00 p.m. Performance artist and magician, "Magic Century"
5:00 " 7:15 p.m. DJ Velvet plays Mountain Stage
7:30 p.m. The Soulistics' concert on Mountain Stage
9:30 p.m. Community Fireworks Show

Please note: 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. For faster entry, guests are encouraged to pre-purchase parking passes at www.canyonsresort.com/events. Per Summit County ordinance, all personal fireworks are strictly prohibited.

On Saturday, July 7th , the Park City Food & Wine Classic takes center stage at Canyons from 3:00-6:00 p.m. The Grand Tasting features 500 wines from domestic and international vineyards, gourmet food purveyors, the Viking Steel Chef competition and live entertainment.

Following the Food & Wine Classic, reservations are now being accepted for Canyons' exclusive Lookout Cabin Wine Dinner, featuring Rodney Strong Vineyards of Sonoma County, California. Located at the mid-station of the Orange Bubble Express, Lookout Cabin provides a fine dining experience with commanding views of the resort and Summit County. The five-course meal with wine pairings is $95/person, or $75/person for dinner only. The Orange Bubble will begin ferrying guests to Lookout Cabin at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required at 435-615-8040.

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 3rd 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