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Park City, Utah

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Park City, Utah is one of the premier ski locations in the world. Everything about the destination is world class and it is the playground of the rich and famous of the world. It is now one of the most affluent and liveliest ski resort towns in the United States.

Park City's roots are in the silver, gold, and lead mining industry until the collapse of the economy after WWI and mine disasters almost closed the area. The development of the skiing industry not only saved the area, it has allowed it to thrive and become a place of ski prominence. Today it houses more tourists than residents and welcomes more than four million tourists each year.

Located just 35 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport, Park City offers days and nights filled with exceptional food, endless recreation, and the possibilities for enduring memories. With a combined 9,326 skiable acres, 426 runs, bowls, and parks, and 58 lifts, it should come as no surprise that Park City is a great place to ski.

It's difficult to imagine there's more in Park City than world-class skiing or snowboarding, but there is much more, especially for the family. Family vacations in Park City are filled with unique fun, food, excitement, and relaxation, and you will never run out of things to do. No matter the age of your family members, Park City will serve up the family vacation of a lifetime.

Park City's arts and culture scene is vibrant.  It is home to concerts, live theatre, Olympic sporting events, and independent film screenings. Park City is filled with museums: most notable is the ski and Olympic museums and art galleries, where you will find arresting canvases, prints, jewelry, and sculpture from local artists. Highlighting the arts and culture scene is the annual Park City Arts Festival. The Eccles Center and the Egyptian Theatre are home to Park City's dance and theatrical performances and the organization offers memorable shows throughout the summer. The nearby Deer Valley Music Festival is a popular local attraction that attracts name performers from all over the world and is a must see event while in Park City.

Shopping is available for everything from books and collectibles, to sportswear and antiques.  It is filled with quaint shops and galleries up and down Main Street. The stores have their share of name brand items as well as a great factory outlet center. The most popular shopping areas include the Resort Center at Park City Mountain Resort, Silver Lake Village at Deer Valley Resort, the Resort Village at Canyons Resort, and the open air Park City Utah shopping center.

Home to over 100 restaurants and bars, you will not go hungry and your choices for dining are almost endless. All dining establishments are accessible on historic Main Street. A fun activity is to take a food tour, which allows visitors and locals to go beyond the usual activities and experience Main Street more intimately. Park City's Food and Wine Classic and the Savor the Summit Festivals held each summer are only two of a number of culinary events scheduled throughout the year to enjoy.

There are many historic tours to enjoy that document the early mining history of the area long before the ski industry became such an important industry.

The Utah Olympic Park is an active and engaging monument to the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.  You can catch the "Olympic Spirit" by exploring the Alf Engen Ski History Museum and the 2002 Eccles Winter Olympic Museum,  then attend a fantasy camp for bobsled skeleton, luge, slopestyle, and Nordic events, highlighted by a ride on "The Comet" winter bobsled ride.

As an official U.S. Olympic Training site, you may also see one of the next Olympians who are training for a chance to represent their country at the next Winter Olympic Games. Best of all, admission to Utah Olympic Park is free and daily guided tours are offered year-round.

Utah Olympic Park Winter Activities:

  • Winter Comet Bobsled Ride
  • Winter Adventure Ropes Courses and Drop Tower
  • Expert Guided Tours
  • Alf Engen Ski Museum and George Eccles 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum
  • Elite Athlete Training
  • Special Holiday & Winter Passes

Utah Olympic Park Summer Activities:

  • The "Xtreme" ZipRider® is the world's steepest zipline with a 500-foot vertical drop
  • Adventure Courses and Drop Tower
  • "The QuickSilver," a European-style, stainless steel alpine slide
  • A summer bobsled ride on "The Comet"
  • Expert guided tours
  • Introductory sport clinics offered for all ages and abilities
  • Freestyle Exhibition Shows by the Flying Ace All-Stars every Sunday during the summer.
  • Alf Engen Ski Museum and George Eccles 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum

Park City Winter activities include: skiing, snowboarding, interconnect touring, sleigh rides, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice skating, cross country skiing, heli & cat skiing, and hot air ballooning.

Park City is home to many world class events including:

  • Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest; the premier celebrity ski weekend at Deer Valley Resort in early December
  • Junior Luge World Cup in mid December
  • FIBT Bobsled North America's Cup at Olympic Park, where contestants compete for gold in the FIBT Bobsled, Skeleton, and Luge
  • Christmas in Park City, beginning in mid December through the end of the year and features a torchlight parade at Park City Mountain Resort on Christmas Eve and the New Year's torchlight parade at Deer Valley
  • FIS Freestyle World Cup, the world's most prestigious free-skiing athletic competition outside of the Olympics and will include aerials, moguls and dual moguls competitions at Deer Valley Resort in early January
  • Sundance Film Festival, Robert Redford's, celebration of  independent filmmakers held in late January
  • US Snowboarding and Freeskiing Grand Prix, an event for the world's best freeskiers at the Park City Mountain Resort in late February
  • Round Valley Roundup Nordic Ski Race, a community based event designed to encourage skiers of all levels
  • Spring Gruv at Canyons Ranch, 10 days of wild events and huge free concerts in late March. 

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