Heads up skiers of all levels! If you are hunting ski areas within North America, Park City Mountain Resort could be your next memorable and fun skiing holiday destination.
Nestled in the western United States in Park City, Utah, Park City Mountain Resort is a ski resort located 32 miles (51 km) east of Salt Lake City. There are training courses in the resort, including the U.S. Ski Team’s training and the slalom and giant slalom runs.
During the 2002 Winter Olympics, the resort hosted the snowboarding events and the men’s and women’s alpine giant slalom events.
Since its opening in 1963, the resort became a major tourist attraction for skiers and winter sports enthusiasts from all over the United States. The Vail Resorts purchased Park City Mountain in 2014 and combined the resort with Canyons Resort via an interconnect gondola to create the largest lift-served ski resort in the United States.
The resort has 7,300 acres of terrain, 330 trails, 43 lifts, 6 terrain parks, ski-in-ski-out access to historic Main Street, two distinct base areas, mountainside lodging, and thrilling family adventures.
Skiing and Snowboarding. A world-class skiing and snowboarding experience with two resorts just a few miles apart. Ski Magazine voted the Deer Valley Resort as the best ski resort in America and Park City Mountain as the country’s largest ski resort. They offer the highest quality snowfall, groomers, backcountry, terrain parks, and lifts.
Skating. Park City Ice Arena and Sports Complex is as big as an Olympic-sized hockey rink and offers league play for all ages: from toddlers to semi-pro and former college heroes. You won’t regret signing up for private skating or hockey lessons with former gold medalists and professional athletes!
Dog Sledding. Travelers that will be missing out on their furry four-legged friends as they would be left behind, a dog sledding could be the best to quell that loss on a day tour with one of the dog sledding companies in the Park City area.
Each company with their huskies and other arctic breeds, some rescue dogs, all chomping at the bit to drag a winter sled guided by professional racers. Located within a few minutes’ drive of Park City are Luna Lobos Dog Sledding, All Seasons Adventures, Rocky Mountain Recreation, and Destination Sports and Adventures that offer competitive rates and unlimited fun in the snow with human’s best friend.
Tubing. If you are not into skiing but wanted to enjoy a great bonding with your family, tubing is another excellent option. Lifts take you back to the top of the tubing lanes so you can enjoy the ride down without all the work. Most lanes are lighted, making tubing a great activity after the sun goes down.
NON-SKIING WINTER OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
A ski town won’t be complete without ice skating options. You can check out the cozy Resort Center Ice Rink (1415 Lowell Ave) in the middle of Park City Mountain’s base area. The visitors of all ages can enjoy gliding on the ice, or they can head to Basin Recreation’s neighborhood ice rink at Willow Creek Park or to the city ice rink in the cute Swiss-inspired hamlet of Midway.
Over the river and through the woods
A wintry wonderland experience with your version of jingle bells in a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the Park City. Local sleighing companies offer a one-horse open sleigh to one large enough to accommodate the entire group you have. Indeed, a unique experience you cannot get in city life.
Hot Air Balloon
What more can you ask for if you are up there in a hot air balloon enjoying the birds-eye-view of the Wasatch mountain? Perhaps, you can have a romantic moment up there with your special someone and enjoy the majestic views over a sumptuous breakfast. This could be one unforgettable ride of your life! Skywalker Ballooning Company and Park City Balloon Adventures are two companies that offer these balloon rides.
Arts & Culture
Every January, the film industry pours into Park City for the iconic Sundance Film Festival for two weeks.
Don’t forget to enjoy the culture of the area where you are standing or staying for a short time and savor each moment and its flavorful cuisine in any restaurant and hotel you wish to dine in.
There is an incredible smorgasbord of food and drinks both on the mountain and off. You can try lunch at Lookout Cabin, sit-down table-served lunch with spectacular views of the Wasatch Range, or enjoy home-smoked BBQ at Tombstone BBQ and end a tiring yet fun day with an elegant meal at The Farm restaurant in Canyons Village.