It’s not too late to grab yourself a lift ticket to Park City Mountain Resort on the cheap. Every year, PCMR does this Benefit Day thing that not only ‘benefits’ a local non-profit but benefits you as well. Proceeds from a limited number of lift tickets sold for $25 will go to the Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter at Kimball Junction and the Park City Mountain Resort Legacy Fund.
Yep, that’s correct. Lift tickets for $25; no black outs; good from opening day to December 16, 2012. The catch is that you have to purchase them in person either at the resort or one of three local retailers (Jans Mountain Outfitters, Cole Sport and Sports Den in SLC). However, each person can buy up to four so hunt around for a friend or a local to nab one for you if you think you’ll want to ski before the holidays. With the latest round of cold temps and snowfall it just might be a good idea to have a handful of these babies in your glovebox.
I called around today (October 28) and there are still tickets available but don’t wait until the last minute like I usually do or you might be SOL (sooo out of luck).
In case you’re wondering –
Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter (aka the Swaner Nature Preserve) sits on a 1200-acre stretch of protected wetlands with a museum like building as the main attraction.
There are exhibits, a theater, classrooms, a gift shop, a climbing wall, and a four-story tower that overlooks the area. It’s a fun educational outing for families no matter where they live.
The EcoCenter also offers free guided nature walks and talks. You can also participate in snowshoe stargazing during the winter months. The space is available for private parties and screenings if you are looking to host an event. Plus, then your bash is tax deductible!
As for the Legacy Fund–
It’s a foundation set up by PCMR to offer grants to local programs that provide environmental stewardship, athletic programs for kids, education and humanitarian aid. You can go online to apply for one of these grants or find out more.