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DREAM BIG CONTEST: Park City, Utah for Year-Round Family Fun

Park City Mountain Resort's scenic alpine slide

Park City Mountain Resort's scenic alpine slide

There’s much more to do in Park City, Utah, than just ski. The city offers year-round family fun for all ages and interests.  Now you can win a DREAM BIG VACATION to Park City.


Did you know that it wasn’t until after silver prices declined in the mid-20th century that Park City reinvented itself as a ski town famous for both the slopes and the Sundance Film Festival? The Park City Museum on Main Street is a great way to appreciate the town’s history–from mining to snow sports to the Olympics.


Park City is the first destination to be named a Gold Ride Center by the International Mountain Biking Association.   Over 100 restaurants offering great eats!   And Park City is easy to get to whether you fly ( just 35  from Salt Lake City International Airport with over 800 daily flights, many arriving before noon) or drive.


Sign yourselves or the kids up for an Introductory Sports Camp  in Bobsled, Skeleton, Luge, Freestyle Skiing, and Nordic Jumping at the Utah Olympic Park (utaholympiclegacy.com) , site of  14 events during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games and today a year-round U.S. Olympic training facility welcomes athletes of all ages and abilities. Come on Saturdays to watch the Flying Ace All-Stars-  Choreographed with music, skiers and snowboarders perform acrobatic tricks and land in a 750,000 gallon splash pool. You and your kids will love the Alpine Slide and Alpine Coaster at  Park City Mountain Resort.


Sounds great right?  Now here’s your chance to see for yourself. We are giving away a three-night, four day summer getaway to Park City Mountain Resort. This package includes:

3 nights of lodging at the fabulous Silver Star Resort (Provide link: http://www.resortswest.com/rw/info/silver.star.aspx),

Four 3-day VIP passes to enjoy all of Park City Mountain Resort’s summer adventures (http://www.parkcitymountain.com/summer/summer-activities), (Alpine Slide, Alpine Coaster, Zip Lines and much more)

$150 Gift Card for food at Park City Mountain Resort.  


It couldn’t be easier to enter this Dream Vacation contest, which is a joint promotion of Taking the Kids, our partners at Traveling Mom and Family Travel Forum and Park City Mountain Resort. Simply answer our Question of the Day about mountain fun for all in the widget below. 

The answer to the question of the day will come from one of the 3 participating websites listed below – the widget will tell you exactly which post to check. The contest ends at 12:01 a.m. on June 25, 2012.

Optional extra entries:

–For an optional additional entry each day, help us promote the contest by tweeting about it through the widget.

–You can earn an extra three entries every day if you leave a comment on each of the participating sites’ contest posts with your best tips for keeping cool this summer – see the widget for more details. Please note, each tip left must be unique – a different one each day and on each site. But, you can enter as many times as you’ve got tips – just don’t forget to click ‘did it’ in the widget for the entry to count.

Come back tomorrow for a new question and new chances to enter the sweepstakes. And come party with us on Twitter on June 4 where we’ll be chatting about mountain vacations and giving away Park City prize packs!


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43 Responses to DREAM BIG CONTEST: Park City, Utah for Year-Round Family Fun

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  2. April says:

    Take your children to the splashpads this summer to keep them cool and active 🙂

  3. April says:

    Taking the kids to the lake to swim and cool off

  4. renita hosler says:

    I’ve been buying reduced tixs to local parks and pools that are on discount sites like Groupon, Certifikid, LivingSocial. We’ll have a summer of water adventures!

  5. Lisa Marie says:

    Looks like a fabulous new addition at PCMR!

  6. renita hosler says:

    Agree with another post – a shady fishing spot on a sunny day can be relaxing and fun!

  7. Maggie says:

    We love floating down the San Marcos River in Texas to stay cool! Cold spring fed waters!

  8. Chris Bird says:

    Get a Slip-n-Slide!

  9. Maggie says:

    Cannonball contest into the pool. Biggest splash wins. Take turns letting a kid be the judge.

  10. Precia says:

    We have those funky things that look like bandanas that go around your neck that stay cool. So we soak them in cold water and they expand and gets squishy. They stay cold and keep your temp down so you can stay out longer.

  11. Margaret says:

    Keep kids cool in summer by turning on the hose in the back yard and just let them have fun. It’s cheap and they’ll love it.

  12. John says:

    Bring water to all your events.

  13. Dru says:

    Slow things down a notch, and not be in such a hurry.

  14. Angela d says:

    I bring them swimming on hot days

  15. Darryl says:

    Remember to wear a hat!

  16. Leanne says:

    Swimming pools and splash pads.

  17. Adrian says:

    Go camping and hang out in the cool shady woods.

  18. Kirsten says:

    Lots of Popsicles! Try making your own for more kid fun!

  19. Head to the mountains for the hiking and/or biking!

  20. Nicole says:

    Find a local, homemade ice cream stand!

  21. Lisa says:

    We keep cool by putting those tubes of yogurt in the freezer — instant popsicles!

  22. Dee says:

    Slip n Slide!

  23. Don’t forget to get pictures of your children’s expressions during shows & events, those are the real memories!

  24. Chris Bird says:

    Carry a water spritzer. Especially good for theme parks.

  25. Stacey M. says:

    We take a travel fan and a spray bottle with us when we play outside. It’s fun and keeps us cool.

  26. shawna says:

    We love to spend a hot afternoon at the local library. It has great air conditioning and my kids love to choose the books they want to borrow.

  27. JD Northwest says:

    We like to spend time near the water be it a pool, the ocean or a sprinkler.

  28. JD Northwest says:

    Fruit smoothies. Refreshing, hydrating and good for you!

  29. Chacoy says:

    Swimming is always a great way to keep cool!

  30. JD Northwest says:

    Switch out activities inside and outside to keep them from getting to hot. Craft activities that they can then play without side are good draw.

  31. To keep cool we eat LOTS of popsicles! I make some with juice/crystal light.

  32. Camille says:

    Lots of lemonade!

  33. Larissa Zozula says:

    To stay cool in here in Las Vegas…I just want to go to Utah!!!!! Seriously….pr egnant and miserable in this heat and everyday I wake up and hope I feel good enough to drive to Zion or somewhere!!! Other than that…we’ve just been waking up early early, and going to the park and trying to get home before 9am!

  34. I love keeping cool with snacking on frozen fruits such as frozen grapes and frozen banana pops!

  35. Wendys Hat says:

    Plenty of drinks and a snowcone or slurpee!

  36. Amy says:

    We’re keeping cool this summer at the water park. Because we have passes, we’ve found that we love to go for an hour in the evening when the lines are short. Our family loves being able to enjoy frequent small trips!

  37. Kristen says:

    Frozen fruit smoothies and taking it easy!

  38. Samantha says:

    drink lots and lots of water!

  39. ERICA says:

    The Alpine Slide is amazing!

  40. Karina says:

    Drink lots of water and eat fruits!

  41. jerald says:

    Hiking & Driking lots of water

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