Athletes speeding down an icy track, Moet atop icy tables at the Waldorf Astoria's Artic Lounge, ski racers cruising down icy slopes, and the Sundance Film Festival. There is no question; this week in Park City is filled with icy fun and some of our Tinseltown favorites. Here's a quick rundown of where to chill...
IBSF Bobsled & Skeleton World Cup
When: January 15-16
Where: Utah Olympic Park
Watch the action at Utah Olympic Park during the finals of the BMW IBSF Boblsed & Skeleton World Cup. Athletes hail from over 20 countries for this World Cup competition, which is the fifth competition in a series of eight all over the world this winter. Admission is free for spectators. For more information and a complete schedule, visit UOP's website. Photo Credit: Sean Dwyer
Waldorf Astoria Arctic Lounge Opening
When: Saturday, January 16
Where: Waldorf Astoria
Waldorf Astoria Park City's new champagne Artic Ice Lounge, which features Moet's Ice Imperial Champagne, opens for the 2016 winter season tomorrow, Saturday, January 16. The ice lounge will include a raw bar with oysters, sashimi and other delicious delicacies atop glacier tables. Enjoy champagne or champagne based cocktails among friends and family after a perfect day on the slopes. The Artic Lounge will be open daily from 2:00-8:00 PM through the 2016 winter season. Photo credit: Waldorf Astoria Park City
When: January 21-22
Where: Park City Mountain Resort
A long standing tradition, the 27th Annual Huntsman Cup IPCAS Races (Tech Events) will take place January 21 and 22 at Park City Mountain Resort. Hosted by National Ability Center, the Huntsman Cup includes giant slalom and slalom disciplines over the two days of racing. One of two IPCAS races this season, the Huntsman Cup is geared towards athletes who are looking to build technical skills and lower their points in order to qualify for upper level competition. The NAC's website has a full event schedule and more information. Photo credit: National Ability Center
Sundance Film Festival
When: January 21-January 31
Where: Park City
Sundance Film Festival, Sundance Institute's annual event, is back and starts January 21 bringing over 45,000 film industry affiliates and filmgoers to our mountain town. The festival serves as a vehicle for independent storytellers to share their work with a large audience and gain recognition. Films like Little Miss Sunshine, Reservoir Dogs, Napoleon Dynamite, and Blair Witch Project, now mainstream, were all discovered during the Sundance Film Festival in years past. The program includes documentaries, shorts, panel discussions, dramatic films, and consistently looks for new ways to introduce the most authentic stories. For a complete list of this year's featured films, ticket information, or how to stay in the know from afar, check out Visit Park City's Sundance Film Festival page.
For the full calendar of Park City happenings, check out our events page.