FTC Winter Travel Guide: Park City, Utah
Park City, Utah is a must-visit for skiers of all ages and experience levels, offering what locals call “the greatest snow on earth.” It’s the kind of place that attracts visitors from all over the world, but still maintains a small-town vibe, even during a busy ski season. It’s also one of the most accessible resorts in the U.S., with plenty of affordable direct flights and a location just a short drive from Salt Lake City International Airport.
Where To Ski
You’ll find two world-class mountains during a Park City winter, each offering some of the finest skiing in the world.
Park City Mountain Resort – A wintry playground like no other, Park City Mountain Resort offers 7,300 acres, 330 trails, 43 lifts and six terrain parks. What’s more, it’s located just steps from Park City’s Historic Main Street (with easy ski-in, ski-out access). As far as snow sports experiences go, it’s tough to beat Park City Mountain Resort …
Deer Valley Resort – But wait! The ski-only Deer Valley Resort is just as impressive, with more than 2,000 acres of expansive terrain, all packed with the freshest powder you’ll find anywhere.
Park City Ski Tip: Early birds can save between 10-30 percent on lift tickets by purchasing in advance. Check out your options.
The snow is the main attraction, but there’s plenty of fun things to do in Park City off the slopes.
Historic Main Street – A vibrant downtown since the late 1800s, Park City’s main drag is where the action is, with hundreds of shops, restaurants, breweries, and more. During the holidays, the neighborhood lights up with millions of twinkling lights, creating an ambiance that can only be described as a “winter wonderland.”
Outlets Park City – For a Park City shopping spree, spend an afternoon at Outlets Park City, where you’ll find more than 65 brand name outlet stores. The big ones are all here Nike, Polo, Tommy Hilfiger, Columbia, Michael Kors, Under Armour, and beyond with prices that are much lower than elsewhere.
Utah Olympic Park – Originally built for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, Utah Olympic Park is a high-tech winter sports venue where you can learn all about the excitement of the Winter Olympics. And don’t miss the thrill of a lifetime on the Winter Bobsled Experience, where a professional pilot takes you on a high-velocity ride!
Escape Room Park City – Escape Room challenges are all the rage these days and Park City has one of the very best. Escape Room Park City offers an array of fun options, from family friendly to deliciously confusing spaces where you might start thinking you’ll never get out!
Where To Eat
Recharge after a day enjoying the best of this destination by exploring a few great Park City restaurants.
Rime Seafood and Raw Bar – Park City may be some ways away from any ocean, but Rime delivers incredibly fresh seafood all the same. The very first slope-side raw bar, the restaurant offers oysters on the half-shell, Connecticut-style lobster rolls, and a killer selection of cocktails and craft brews.
Mid-Mountain Lodge – Like its name suggests, this one is located right in the middle of Park City Mountain. Once a 19th century boardinghouse for miners, it now offers flame broiled rotisserie meats and a full-service, ski-in-ski-out cocktail bar.
Twisted Fern – A farm-to-table eatery, Twisted Fern uses seasonal and local ingredients to create fresh, delicious cuisine that must be tasted to be believed. If you’re feeling particularly hungry, order the Double-Wide Pork Chop.
Riverhorse on Main – The top-rated restaurant in Park City, Riverhorse on Main brings fine dining to the slopes without the pretension. Here, you’ll enjoy eclectic American cuisine and seasonal dishes, all crafted by award-winning executive chef and co-owner Seth Adams.
Where To Stay
Marriott’s Mountain Side at Park City – A ski-in/ski-out resort at the base of Park City Mountain, Marriot’s Mountainside is an ideal home away from home on the slopes. Once you’ve had your fill of fresh powder, rejuvenate in your two-bedroom, two-bath villa.
Marriott’s Summit Watch – Just moments from the Park City Mountain ski lift, Summit Watch puts you right on Park City’s historic Main Street. Elegant villas offer full kitchens, spectacular views, and cozy furnishings.
Westgate Park City Resort & Spa – Another ski-in/ski-out option, Westgate Park City is a luxurious spot boasting indoor/outdoor swimming pools and hot tubs and several on-resort dining options. Ask the front desk about helicopter skiing through Powderbird the adventure of a lifetime!