PARK CITY, USA
Ski holidays in Park City, USA
Park City caters to the skier who cares about easy access, great snow and varied terrain, which explains why this resort has proven enduringly popular over the years. With premier snow conditions, ideal terrain and an impressive array of lodges, restaurants, clubs and retail shops, the area is a deserving venue. With expansive bowls, groomed World Cup runs, and friendly intermediate terrain, Park City and Canyons resort are a tough combination to beat.
Park City was a host venue for the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics for both the bobsled and ski jumping at the Olympic Park, which is still used as a training facility. You can still visit, and even try the bobsled yourself!
The two resorts were linked in 2016 and since then Park City Mountain has been the USA's biggest ski area, as well as one of the most popular! Park City’s Town Lift provides the Old Town with ski-in/ski-out access. Canyons resort is Utah’s largest ski mountain with eight peaks, sprawling tree runs and a world-class terrain park.
Beginning as a silver mining town, Park City is now a year-round destination with plenty of activites in Summer as well as Winter.
This year there is a new non-stop flight from London into Salt Lake City, which is then just a 35 minute transfer into Park City, making the journey even easier - forget about 3 hour transfers on a crowded bus!
Top accommodations include: Grand Summit Hotel, and Snowflower Condominiums.
- Off piste
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Park City ski resort
Ski Park City and discover that lodging accommodations are close to the slopes, there is skiing every night of the week, and 380 inches of the fluffy light stuff each season make it hard to stay away from this "Snow Capitol". While intermediates tend to think of Park City, as "their" mountain, novice skiers thrill to the lengthy ease of Summit House run while experts head to the bowls. Park City is headquarters of the U.S. Ski Team and it shows: exciting moguls runs, racing trails and even a new giant slalom course.
Off-slope, Park City is quite special, probably with more National Historic Register buildings per square foot than any other Victorian mining town. Lots of terrific restaurants, steak and prime rib are the local specialty, and picturesque shops line Main Street. Under the mountain you can explore a thousand miles of mining trails on a Park City Mine Adventure.
Après ski, restaurants and activities in Park City
With over 20 clubs and bars in Park City, the town is 'ready and raring' to go. Top bars include Ciscero's, Harry O's, Tram Club (disco), Aerie Rest (jazz). There are a tremendous selection of restaurants at great prices including Grubsteak, Hungry Moose, Charlie's Place, Nacho Mama's (TexMex), Wasatch Brew Pub, The Irish Camel. The most famous bar in Park City is the No Name Saloon, which has been 'helping peopled forget their names since 1903'. Other activities include:
- Sleigh rides
- Hot air ballooning
- Indoor tennis
- Aerobics and Health Club
- Night skiing
- Ice skating
- Ski jumps at Winter Sports Park
- Fly Fishing
- Snowshoe tours
An unmissable part of Park City has to be the High West Distillery and Saloon, which is the world's only ski-to-the-door whiskey distillery! There you will find fantastic whiskey, as well as food, all located just by the lift. Or, if you prefer gin, try visiting the Alpine Distillery, where you can make your own!
Park City Reviews
Skiing in Utah is so different to skiing in Europe that it's great for anyone looking for somewhere new to try out. Whilst you can be knee high in powder, you look out onto the stunning planes below. Lift passes don't come cheap over there but there are some amazing tree runs and bowls for off-piste lovers, a couple of parks for those that like that as well as a great number of well-groomed pistes for your classic all-mountain skier. With under an hour transfer from Salt Lake City, I'd definitely recommend combining your ski trip with a couple of days in the city too to maximize your holiday.
Apres Ski: 3/5