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Rocky Mountain Grandparent Adventure and Hot-Air Ballooning in Park City

Program Number: 9926RJ
Start and End Dates:
8/11/2013 - 8/17/2013; 6/14/2015 - 6/20/2015; 6/21/2015 - 6/27/2015; 7/19/2015 - 7/25/2015; 7/26/2015 - 8/1/2015; 8/2/2015 - 8/8/2015; 8/9/2015 - 8/15/2015;
Duration: 6 nights
Location: Park City, Utah
Price starting at: $1,399.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Intergenerational; Natural History
Intergenerational
Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 17; 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners    
Meal Options: Low Fat; Low Salt; Gluten Free; Vegetarian    

Program intended for grandchildren from 8 - 17 years of age.

Discover the beauty and grandeur of the Rocky Mountains with your grandchild as you go adventuring through its marvelous land formations on foot, alpine slide, alpine coaster, zipline and hot-air balloon. Gain an intimate knowledge of the region where erosion and fault activity have exposed the most valuable silver lode pocket in America. Watch Olympic athletes train and get a VIP look behind-the-scenes of Utah Olympic Park.




Highlights

• Experience the Rocky Mountain terrain as you’ve never seen it before in a thrilling hot-air balloon ride.
• Take an exploratory journey through a glacier carved canyon via historic train and river raft float.
• Embark on an expert-led excursion through the awe-inspiring Timpanogos Cave National Monument in the Wasatch Mountains.



Activity Particulars

Hikes of 2-4 miles (round trip) at elevations up to 12,000 feet. Rafting is a mild float trip down Provo River. Must be in good physical condition and able to participate in activities on uneven, rugged or steep terrain.




Date Specific Information

8-11-2013

This session is for participants and young learners ages 11-15. Each child must room with an adult; limit one child per adult (2 children per couple).
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6-14-2015, 7-19-2015, 8-2-2015

This week is intended for grandchildren ages 8-12.
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6-21-2015, 8-9-2015

This week is intended for grandchildren ages 11-15.
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7-26-2015

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Park City

The hub of three major ski resorts and the site of the 2002 Winter Olympics, Park City sits high in the mountains – 10,000 feet at its highest point – and is considered one of the premier ski destinations in the country. Just a short 30-mile drive from Salt Lake City, the town is also home to the famous Sundance Film Festival every January.



Accommodations
Exceptional accommodations at the base of Park City Mountain Resort. Complimentary on-demand shuttle service.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Debi Brady

Debi Brady majored in wildlife biology and worked for Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom. As a state of Utah historian, her distinguished career of leading and educating groups throughout Utah and the western United States for the past 20 years, has propelled her to the role as chairman of the board for a prominent Utah travel organization. She has played key roles in Utah Travel Council's campaigns, and hosted the International Media during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   The Shadow Ridge Hotel
  Park City, Utah 6 nights
 The Shadow Ridge Hotel
Type: Hotel
  Description: Location and accommodations define this resort-side property established at the base of Park City Mountain Resort. Imagine being just 100 yards from the popular Payday lift, just a half-mile from Historic Main Street, and just one mile from Deer Valley. And to quickly access other attractions, take advantage of our complimentary on-demand shuttle service. Then, after a long day on the mountain or in the city, relax in any one of our comfortable hotel rooms. Or for an extra fee, choose to upgrade into a fully appointed one or two-bedroom condominium featuring a full kitchen, spacious living area, fireplace, and dining area.
  Contact info: 50 Shadow Ridge Drive
Park City, UT 84060 USA
phone: 888-575-2775
web: www.allseasonsresortlodging.com/park_city/
  Room amenities: Standard Hotel Room (What Road Scholar Fee Covers): 2 Queen-size Beds High Speed Internet in each room Heat/AC, AM/FM alarm clock Private baths with shower/tub Coffee Maker, Hair Dryer, Iron & Board Cable television 1-Bedroom Condo (For Extra Fee) King or Queen in master bedroom Sofa sleeper bed in living area 2 bathrooms Fully equipped kitchen Dining Room Living Room Gas Fireplace High Speed Internet in each room Heat/AC, AM/FM alarm clock Private baths with shower/tub Coffee Maker, Hair Dryer, Iron & Board Cable television 2-Bedroom Condo (For Extra Fee) King or Queen in master bedroom 1-2 Queens in second bedroom Sofa sleeper bed in living area 2.5 bathrooms Fully equipped kitchen Dining Room Living Room Gas Fireplace High Speed Internet in each room Heat/AC, AM/FM alarm clock Private baths with shower/tub Coffee Maker, Hair Dryer, Iron & Board Cable television
  Facility amenities: •Hotel Rooms are covered in Road Scholar Program Fee •Major renovation in 2011 (new lobby, ski shop, hallways, and more) •Outdoor heated pool •Indoor hot tub and sauna •Complimentary wireless Internet •Complimentary fitness center •Guest Laundry Facility •Complimentary High-Speed Wireless Internet •24-hour front desk (only winter months) •Complimentary garage parking •On-site Utah Ski and Golf ski rental shop •On-site car rental shop •Complimentary on-demand shuttle transportation •Over 4000 square feet of meeting rooms
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: $75+, plus applicable taxes Additional nights must be booked in advance and are based on availability. Price varies.
  Check in time: 4:00 PM
  Additional nights after: $75+, plus applicable taxes Additional nights must be booked in advance and are based on availability. Price varies.
  Check out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Check in at 4:00 PM. You will be staying at The Shadow Ridge Hotel that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends following breakfast at 8:00 AM. You will be staying at The Shadow Ridge Hotel the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. Nielsen Adventures Liability Waiver, Road Scholar Health & Safety Form, NAC Participant Information Form, NAC Liability Waiver, Road Scholar Parental Consent Form (minors only).
  Parking availability:
Complimentary garage parking
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Park City, Utah
  Nearest highway: I-80 running East-West
  Nearest airport:  Salt Lake City International Airport.
  From End of Program
  Location: Park City, Utah
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
All Resort
phone: 800-457-9457
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$64 round trip (adult); $40 round trip (child 12 years and younger)
Prices are subject to change.

   

You must mention that you are with Road Scholar Program to receive this special price. You may also book online by copying and pasting this link to your brower: www.allresort.com/CorporateGroups/Reservations.aspx?grpid=6284&tmpid=5305&tmpl=1 Enter Group Number 6284, when prompted.

 
Driving Directions
  SHADOW RIDGE HOTEL-PARK CITY FROM THE WEST/SALT LAKE CITY: Travel east on I-80. You will be traveling up Parley's Canyon on I-80. Take exit 145 at Kimball Junction onto Highway 224. (Follow exit signs for Deer Valley, Park City, The Canyons). Travel approximately 6 miles south on Highway 224. When entering Park City, stay on Park Avenue until you reach the intersection for Deer Valley Drive/Empire Avenue. Turn right onto Empire Avenue, then take your second right onto Shadow Ridge. The Shadow Ridge Hotel will be immediately on your right. Pull into Guest Registration and walk into building to the Front Desk. FROM THE EAST: Travel west on I-80. Take exit 145 at Kimball Junction onto Highway 224. (Follow exit signs for Deer Valley, Park City, The Canyons). Travel approximately 6 miles south on Highway 224. When entering Park City, stay on Park Avenue until you reach the intersection for Deer Valley Drive/Empire Avenue. Turn right onto Empire Avenue, then take your second right onto Shadow Ridge. The Shadow Ridge Hotel will be immediately on your right. Pull into Guest Registration and walk into building to the Front Desk.
Elevation Note: Altitude 7,000-10,000 with hikes that reach 6,000' -11,000'.

The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Arrival & Check In/Welcome & Orientation
(Sunday, August 11)
   
 Afternoon: 4:00 - 5:30 PM, At Shadow Ridge, check-in at the front desk for your room assignment. 5:45 PM, Meet Group Leaders in Shadow Ridge's Front Lobby for welcome and receive name badges. 6:00 PM, Follow Group Leaders next door to the Lake Placid Conference room in the Main Lodge. This is where our Road Scholar meals and classes will take place during the week.
 Dinner: 6:00-6:45 Enjoy dinner in the Lake Placid Conference Room, located in the Main Lodge next door to Shadow Ridge.
 Evening: 7:00 - 8:30 PM, Welcome, introductions, program orientation in the Lake Placid Conference Room in the Main Lodge next door to Shadow Ridge.
   
Accommodations: The Shadow Ridge Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Experience Park City's "Adventure Ropes Course," Explore Park City Museum and Historic Main Street and Discover Utah’s Fascinating Mountain Men.
(Monday, August 12)

Note: Dress casual and closed-in shoes. Wear layers as the weather conditions may change without notice.



   
 Breakfast: Enjoy Breakfast in the Lake Placid Conference Room in the Main Lodge next door to Shadow Ridge.
 Morning: Experience Park City's "Adventure Ropes Course" and Rediscover the magic bond between grandparents and grandchildren at the National Ability Center we challenge each participant to "discover his/her abilities," and this paradigm is applied to the many offerings available throughout this program. Our program offers many levels of challenge which are customized for each participant or group we host. Many of our challenges utilize our high ropes course and test an individual's inner strength while other challenges, such as our team-building programs, are geared towards discovering both the team's ability to work together and each individual's leadership ability.
 Lunch: Enjoy lunch in the Lake Placid Conference Room in the Main Lodge next door to Shadow Ridge.
 Afternoon: "Silver, Saloons & Snow" Explore the fascinating and colorful history of Park City with Debi Brady, Park City Historian in the Lake Placid Conference Room. Load Free City Bus. Explore Park City Museum and Historic Main Street with a Park City Historian. What was it like to live in Park City 100 or more years ago? Visit the museum which has to offer: How did early settlers find their way to Park City? After learning about the Kimball Stagecoach, which carried people and mail to Park City, climb aboard a re-created railcar. Look out the train's window and back through time as you watch a film about Park City's place in the frontier West. On the platform outside, meet new arrivals from around the world and learn about their history. Examine the scaled, late 19th century Mega Mine. Surface mining operations such as a mill, Cornish pump, and aerial tramway. Inside the Mega Mine, discover workings, mine bosses on quadricycles, and the Cornish pump and hoist, which travel all the way to the 1,000-foot level. Mining required strong backs, and wreaked havoc on miners' lungs, which was wet and dangerous profession with mining equipment, learn how ore becomes silver, and earn your pay by drilling into the rock face. Climb into an original car from the world's only "Skier Subway" and watch a film explaining Park City's transition from a mining to a skiing town. Step back in time and stay on the right side of the law! Visiting the original territorial jail in the basement of the historic City Hall is an unforgettable experience. Hear stories about "guests" who visited these cells, and learn about some of Park City's more dangerous criminals. Millions of dollars in mineral wealth came out of Park City's mines, but little of it stayed in town. This exhibit explores the great divide between Park City miners (muckers) and the mine owners who chose to live in mansions in Salt Lake City. Take Free City Bus back to Lodge.
 Dinner: Enjoy dinner in the Lake Placid Conference Room, located in the Main Lodge next door to Shadow Ridge.
 Evening: Dinner Announcements and then "Discover Utah's Fascinating Mountain Men" with Debi Brady, Utah Historian. Who would like to be a Mountain Man? Sorry Ladies, these men were single and did not stay in one place very long, so it would be very lonely out in the desert by yourself. Learn about the lives of Mountain Men and how they survive in the harsh winters and hot summers in the Rocky Mountains out in the Old West.
   
Accommodations: The Shadow Ridge Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Enjoy Hot-Air Ballooning! Explore Utah's Olympic Park Bob Sleigh, Luge & Nordic Jumps, Grandchildren Only Pool Party, and A Group Movie Night: "UP."
(Tuesday, August 13)

Note: Dress casual and closed-in shoes. Wear layers as the weather conditions may change without notice.



   
 Breakfast: Enjoy Breakfast 6:00 - 6:30 in the Lake Placid Conference Room in the Main Lodge next door to Shadow Ridge.
 Morning: 6:30 AM Ballooning Vans Leaves. Help Inflate Balloons ans Enjoy Hot-Air Ballooning! Then soar to new heights in a hot air balloon and discover the history and science of balloon navigation. Explore Utah's Olympic Park, Bob Sleigh, Luge & Nordic Jumps with step-on Guide and Marvel at Olympic venues from a bird's-eye view (ski-jump 90 & 120 meter ramps or Soldier Hollow, home of Nordic biathlon). Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of 2002 Olympic Games venues, including ski-jump ramps (athletes jump on astro turf during summer), bobsled and luge tracks, and freestyle/aerial ski-jumping athletes using a specially designed pool to train.Visit Museum, Watch Olympic Athletes and Olympic hopefuls practice free-style aerials!
 Lunch: Enjoy lunch in the Lake Placid Conference Room in the Main Lodge next door to Shadow Ridge.
 Afternoon: "Grandchildren Only Pool Party!" with Group Leaders and let the Grandparents have a chance to rejuvenate themselves from all the activities today.
 Dinner: Enjoy dinner in the Lake Placid Conference Room, located in the Main Lodge next door to Shadow Ridge.
 Evening: In the Lake Placid Conference Room in the Main Lodge next door to Shadow Ridge, Dinner Announcements and Group Movie Night: "UP" a 2009 American computer-animated comedy-adventure film centers on an elderly widower named Carl Fredricksen and an earnest young Wilderness Explorer named Russell who fly to South America by floating in a house.
   
Accommodations: The Shadow Ridge Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: All Aboard! Experience Provo Canyon with Heber Valley Historic Railway and Explore Provo's Glacier-Carved Canyon! Float Down Provo River Exploring the Geologic Wonders of a Glacier-Carved Canyon.
(Wednesday, August 14)

Note: Dress casual and closed-in shoes. Wear layers as the weather conditions may change without notice.



   
 Breakfast: Enjoy Breakfast in the Lake Placid Conference Room in the Main Lodge next door to Shadow Ridge.
 Morning: Load Van for Heber. All Aboard! Experience Provo Canyon with Heber Valley Historic Railway and Explore Provo's Glacier-Carved Canyon! Enjoy an open-air ride on historic "Provo Canyon Limited" Steam Engine Train (also known as the Heber Creeper). The trip parallels Deer Creek Reservoir with both wildlife and water sport enthusiasts on display. Explore Bridal Veil Falls.
 Lunch: Lunch at Vivian Park, by the train tracks in Provo Canyon.
 Afternoon: Walk Across Bridge for Rafting Orientation. Float Down Provo River Exploring the Geologic Wonders of a Glacier-Carved Canyon in 6-8 person rafts. (All guides are certified, and there is no whitewater). Float is through a beautiful, glacier-carved canyon in snow-fed waters.
 Dinner: Enjoy dinner in the Lake Placid Conference Room, located in the Main Lodge next door to Shadow Ridge.
 Evening: Dinner Announcements (Regarding tomorrow's activities) OPTIONAL EVENING ACTIVITIES: 1. Ghost Tour Stroll Main Street with historian and hear fascinating stories of real Park City residents in the 1800's who met an untimely death ($20 per person, pay guide-cash or credit) 2. Movie at Local theater ($8 per person) 3. Art Galleries on Historic Main Street ($0)
   
Accommodations: The Shadow Ridge Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Group Game Time! Enjoy "Adventure at Every Turn!" Enjoy the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Rehearsal.
(Thursday, August 15)

Note: Dress casual and closed-in shoes. Wear layers as the weather conditions may change without notice.



   
 Breakfast: Enjoy Breakfast in the Lake Placid Conference Room in the Main Lodge next door to Shadow Ridge.
 Morning: Group Game Time! Distribute Adventure Passes and walk to PCMR base to enjoy and experience "Adventure at Every Turn!" at Park City Mountain Resort near the Main Lodge. Park City Mountain Resort's Alpine Slide is one of the longest slides in the world, with over 3,000 feet of gliding and sliding down a luge-like track. With four tracks to choose from, you can experience a different ride each time! Thrill seekers; meet your match with Utah's only Alpine Coaster. The elevated track winds you through more than a mile of loops, curves and hair-pin curves at speeds up to 30 mph. Just like your favorite roller coaster - but with the refreshing mountain scenery of Park City. Ever wished you could fly? Soar above the tree tops as our Zip Lines propel you 110 feet above Park City Mountain Resort's ski runs at speeds up to 45 miles per hour. On the Zip Rider race your friends to see who's the fastest. Take a ride on the Flying Eagle, a new zip line that takes your Park City vacation to new heights. Kids and adults must be 42" tall, but no weight minimum. And it starts and ends at the same location, so you can ride again and again and again. Zip Lines are subject to early closures for reasons including wind, temperature, etc. With the Legacy Launcher's four trampolines it's easy to bounce, flip and fly. Don't worry; each trampoline is equipped with a safety harness. It is the perfect place to try out your tricks, surrounded by mountain views. Don't look down until you reach the top! This is the chance to test your big wall climbing skills, (in a safety climbing harness), while being assisted by trained Climbing Wall attendants. You will conquer this mountain!
 Lunch: Enjoy lunch in the Lake Placid Conference Room in the Main Lodge next door to Shadow Ridge.
 Afternoon: Continue to enjoy and experience "Adventure at Every Turn!" at Park City Mountain Resort near the Main Lodge.
 Dinner: Enjoy dinner in the Lake Placid Conference Room, located in the Main Lodge next door to Shadow Ridge.
 Evening: Dinner Announcements and view Timp Cave DVD during dinner. Load Vans. Tour of Temple Square and Conference Center. Enjoy and experience the World Famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir Rehearsal on Temple Square in Salt Lake City. The 360 members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir represent men and women from many different backgrounds and professions and range in age from 25 to 60. They reflect a medley of unique lives and experiences and are brought together by their love for singing and their faith. Their incomparable voices are the common chord that unites to form the choral group known all over the world as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The Choir has appeared at 13 world's fairs and expositions, performed at the inaugurations of five U.S. presidents, and sung for numerous worldwide telecasts and special events. Five of the Choir's recordings have achieved "gold record" and two have achieved "platinum record" status. The most popular was the 1959 release of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" recorded with Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra which won a Grammy award for Choir conductor Richard P. Condie. (Casual Dress)
   
Accommodations: The Shadow Ridge Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Hike & Explore Timpanogos Cave National Monument! Enjoy Seven Peaks Water Park! Program Finale!
(Friday, August 16)

Note: Dress casual and closed-in shoes. Wear layers as the weather conditions may change without notice.



   
 Breakfast: Enjoy Breakfast 7:00 - 7:45 in the Lake Placid Conference Room in the Main Lodge next door to Shadow Ridge.
 Morning: 7:45 Load Vans for Timpanogos Cave National Monument (Pack swim suit, towel from room, sun screen, etc. in bag for Seven Peaks). Hike Timpanogos Trail & Explore Timpanogos Cave! Enjoy the beautiful mountain, canyon and valley views as you hike Timpanogos Trail (1.5 miles, 1,065-foot increase in elevation; paved trail). By entering the cave, enjoy the unusual formations, some unique to cave, found in the three connected caves. Formed along a fault line, formations include stalactites, stalagmites, siphon straw tubes, flow stone, and a giant "Heart of Timpanogos" complete with Native American legend.
 Lunch: Enjoy lunch at a Picnic Area, (Directly Across the Street from the Timpanogos Visitor's Center).
 Afternoon: Load Van. Enjoy Seven Peaks Water Park! End your week-long adventures by cooling off at Utah?s largest water park boasting 16 water slides and a 400,000 gallon gigantic Wave Pool! Kids swimming areas and slides, group pavilions & cabanas, a giant Half Pipe tube ride, 100-foot Free Fall drops slides, and a quarter-mile Lazy River!
 Dinner: Enjoy dinner in the Lake Placid Conference Room, located in the Main Lodge next door to Shadow Ridge.
 Evening: Program Finale in the Lake Placid Conference Room in the Main Lodge next door to Shadow Ridge. Slide Show of our activities, Certificates of Achievement, Passport Stickers, Say our good-byes.
   
Accommodations: The Shadow Ridge Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Depart
(Saturday, August 17)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast Saturday morning served anytime from 8:00 - 8:45 AM in the Lake Placid Conference Room in the Main Lodge next door to Shadow Ridge. Program ends after breakfast. Check-out time-11:00 AM Happy trails, 'till we meet again and we hope you had a fabulous week and have a safe trip home.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast
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