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Snow Much Fun

Park City, Utah, is the Perfect Winter Getaway

Whether top-notch skiing is on your winter to-do list or you’re just ready to escape the Valley’s heat for a picturesque getaway that is the perfect place for embracing winter, Park City, Utah is the place to be. Utah’s best-known ski town, this destination—which boasts the slogan Greatest Snow on Earth®—is just a short flight away.

PLAY

Park City boasts plenty to do year-round, but in winter, the world-class skiing and snowboarding beckon travelers from all around the world.

Park City Mountain—the largest resort in the United States—spans 7,300 acres; more than 330 trails; 43 lifts; six terrain parks; and ski-in, ski-out access to historic Main Street.

Deer Valley Resort is where the slalom and freestyle ski competitions were held during the 2002 Winter Olympics, and in addition to a five-star hotel, this mountain boasts more than 2,000 skiable acres.

In addition to downhill skiing, in Park City visitors can also enjoy cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and showshoeing.

Dog sledding is also popular, as is fat tire snow biking. And of course, who can resist tubing down hills? Those feeling adventurous can ride the Utah Olympic Park bobsled ride called The Comet, which, at more than 3,000 feet, is one of the longest slides in the world.

There’s also horseback riding, fly fishing, ice skating, sleigh rides, and hot air balloon rides.

At Woodward Park City, guests can enjoy more than 80 acres of action sports and mountain parks, including facilities for skateboarding, scooters, and parkour.

Ready for a truly unique experience? Book a paddleboard yoga session held at Homestead Crater. The Caribbean-blue mineral water in the crater is a therapeutic 95-degrees, and guests can practice yoga atop stand-up paddleboards.

Of course, Park City is filled with shopping opportunities, as well. Wander the quaint shops and galleries along Main Street, and find brand-name bargains at the popular Outlets Park City.

There are also performing arts shows to enjoy, museums to explore, and seasonal activities such as the well-known Snow Globe Stroll on Main Street.

DINE

With so many activities available, it’s easy to work up an appetite. The food and beverage options at this foodie destination are extensive and tantalizing.

For breakfast, stop by Five5eeds for options made from seasonal, local produce, as well as great coffee, or The Eating Establishment, a beloved diner that has been in business for three generations.

For dinner, make a reservation to dine in a life-sized Alpenglobe on the deck of the Mountain Lodge, enjoy Japanese grill-style options at Kita, try New American heirloom cuisine by Chef John Murcko at Firewood, or enjoy a steak at Edge. There is no shortage of world-recognized restaurants, cozy cafés, and options for all budgets and tastes.

STAY

Park City offers more than 100 places to stay, from hotels and lodges to condominium hotels and vacations rentals, and camping and RV resorts.

Stay in or on the mountains; at the historic Washington School House Hotel (originally built as a school in 1889); at new properties such as the Pendry Park City, which opened last month; or Apex Park City Residences at Canyons Village.

CITY GOALS

In addition to being traveler-friendly, Park City also aims to be Earth-friendly. Local government has set a goal for the city to be net-zero carbon and 100% renewable energy for city operations by this year, and net-zero carbon and 100% renewable energy throughout the entire community by 2030.

Park City was also the first locale in Utah to ban single-use plastic bags at major grocery stores. And, the ski resorts have adopted sustainability efforts that include low-energy-consuming snow guns, recycle bins next to every trash can, locally sourced food ingredients, and re-sourced hotel amenities—amongst other initiatives.

The bottom line? Park City is perfect for an impactful getaway for you, with little impact to the Earth.

For more information, visit VisitParkCity.com.

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