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Park City, Utah is an authentic mountain town that has it all. Two world-class ski resorts – Park City Mountain and Deer Valley - bring you the biggest and best terrain in America, while the historic silver mining town offers endless off-mountain activities, from family-friendly adventures and high-end shopping to an award-winning culinary scene and vibrant nightlife. Add laid back charm — Condé Nast Traveler named Park City the “Friendliest City in America” — and you’ve got the perfect winter destination for friends and families.
You’ll want to say yes to all that. But with so much action, it helps to have some insider tips. Read on for a few of our favorite things to see and do while in Park City.
Thanks to two distinct mountain resorts, Park City has enough terrain to compliment and challenge any ability level. With 7,300 pristine acres, Park City Mountain Resort offers the biggest linked skiing expanse in the country. Enjoy everything from pitch perfect groomers to backcountry style bowls. The high speed lift network is equally impressive, whisking skiers and boarders back up the mountain so that they can maximize on snow time.
Looking for a five-star, skiing-only experience? Then opt for Deer Valley Resort, which takes guest service to the next level. Friendly ski valets assist you with your equipment each morning, powder can last for days thanks to limited ticket sales, and the on-mountain food is unrivaled.
Together, Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley Resort deliver 401 runs over a mind-blowing 9,326 acres that’s all serviced by 59 state-of-the-art lifts, making Park City America’s biggest and best ski destination.
But the adventure isn’t limited to the ski slopes. The internationally celebrated mountains of Park City also offer unparalleled snowshoeing and cross-country skiing opportunities. Aiming even higher? Hop in a hot air balloon for an exhilarating bird’s-eye view of Park City’s panorama.
For a more unconventional adventure hit Gorgoza Park, a tubing park with seven lighted, lift-service lanes, plus mini-snowmobiles sure to be a hit with your kids.
You can also slow things down — take a tour of Park City’s Historic District or a cozy ride in a horse-drawn sleigh.
Feel like capping a day on the slopes or extending the evening after dinner? From après-ski to nightlife, Park City’s got your imbibing needs covered. Grab post ski local craft beers or listen to some live music over cocktails at an authentic western saloon that night. Craving something completely unique? Head to High West, the world’s only ski-in whiskey distillery!
Park City’s culinary scene is as world-class and diverse as its skiing. With nearly 150 restaurants and bars, there's something for every taste and mood, and it’s all within walking distance or accessible via the free citywide transportation system. Choose between fresh sushi, pitch-perfect Italian, gastro-saloons, flavorful Mexican or locally-sourced fare at Riverhorse on Main, a 16-year gourmet staple of this ski town’s Historic Main Street. Heading out with your family? No problem. From delicious burgers to mouth-watering pies at Main Street Pizza & Noodle to the ultimate dessert at Java Cow Ice Cream, there’s never a shortage of kid-approved food.
How many ski towns can say that not all the entertainment is on the mountain? Culture abounds throughout town. Check out fine art in one of the many galleries, which can be best experienced during the free Park City Gallery Stroll, taking place every first Friday of the month. The whole family will enjoy the Park City Museum, where permanent galleries and interactive exhibits tell the iconic mountain town’s origin tale, from stagecoaches to mega mines to ski slopes.
Or head to the Egyptian Theatre, where you can catch a play, musical or standup comedy. Feeling adventurous? Bring the entire family to Jupiter Bowl's 16 luxury lanes of ultra-modern bowling.
Park City’s Historic Main Street is lined with everything from quaint shops and boutiques to book stores and state-of-the-art sport retailers. Find that perfect memento, one-of-a-kind western antique or outfit yourself with the latest gear so you can hit the slopes in style.
To learn more about Park City, Utah and to book your winter vacation, check out VisitParkCity.com.