Utah, United States
Park City lies east of Salt Lake City in the western state of Utah. Framed by the craggy Wasatch Range, it’s bordered by the Deer Valley Resort and the huge Park City Mountain Resort, both known for their ski slopes. Utah Olympic Park, to the north, hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics and is now predominantly a training facility.
……but there are so many other cool things to do here! Check some of these ideas for a get away that maybe you haven’t thought of:
Mingle with the Stars at the Sundance Film Festival:
Every year in January, the world-famous Sundance Film Festival takes over Park City for a couple of weeks. Many famous filmmakers, including Quentin Tarantino, whose 1992 hit Reservoir Dogs made big waves after a Sundance screening. This awesome Festival usually starts in mid-January, and extends into the first days of February.
Maybe you’re the hiking type?
If you’d like to expand your outdoor recreation options beyond the immediate vicinity of Park City, there are a pair of State Parks in the nearby area that are well worth a look. In nearby Peoa, which is less than 15 miles from Park City, experience the beauty of Rockport State Park. Or, you can head south down Highway 189 to Midway, where the stunning vistas of Wasatch Mountain State Park await you.
Skiing and bar hopping at its best! Forget Ischgl, Austia - Ski (literally) into the High West Distillery & Saloon!
The High West Distillery & Saloon is a unique Park City treasure, and it lays claim to being the lone “ski-in” gastro saloon in the world. Here, you can slam back some of the best western grub, which puts a distinctive spin on classic American dishes, and then, cap off your meal with a sampling of the saloons craft spirits, which are sourced from the location’s companion distillery just outside the town city limits. There literally isn’t another place like it on the planet!
Or how about a visit to the Olympic Park - Utah’s largest urban area, Salt Lake City, played host to the Winter Olympics in 2002. Several events were held in Park City, and the town’s Utah Olympic Park served as a training facility for athletes during the Games. Today, it is still used to help America’s Olympic hopefuls push their limits in preparation for the world’s most intense winter athletics competitions. People come from all over to watch these top tier athletes hone their skills with Olympic dreams as the ultimate goal.
This is a fantastic place to spend the day with your family, as there are many sports-themed rides and games for kids of all ages to enjoy ……and of course, we have a bit of world class skiing too!
Park City enjoys a reputation as one of the very best winter outdoor recreation destinations in the entire United States. The city and the surrounding area boast some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the country, with Deer Valley Resort leading the way for skiing. The readers of SKI Magazine recently ranked Deer Valley Resort as the top ski resort in North America for five straight years.
There are also plenty of other options, with crowds and lineups that aren’t as thick. Remember, too, that Deer Valley Resort is a ski-only venue, so if you’re into snowboarding, you may want to check out an alternative like Park City Mountain, the largest ski resort in the U.S., which has hundreds of trails and a great collection of natural and artificial half-pipes.
Looking for cool and interesting things to keep you busy while in Park City? You can review the information we provided below or better yet give us a call today so we can help you with more ideas in planning your dream trip! If you know what you want to do and are ready to book some activities, tours, etc., head over to our affiliated partner's site (powered by Viator) by clicking here.