Park City, Utah

Park City

Travel, USA Travels | February 23, 2016 | By

This post (like all the others lately) is a bit delayed but I wanted to have a memory of our fabulous trip to the Park City snow!  Park City is a beautiful scenic mountain community filled with activities, award winning restaurants, a lively action-packed calendar – in addition to its two world-class resorts Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain Resort.  Considered part of the Wasatch Batch, Park City is a mere 32 miles southeast of downtown Salt Lake City and hosts the famous Sundance Film Festival every year where the streets are lined with celebrities and transformed with pop up shops and parties!

Sundance...a little early but the sign is up!

Sundance…a little early but the sign is up!

If you’re a skier, you’ll be in heaven at Deer Valley Resort that revolutionized the ski industry by being the first North American ski resort to provide the first-class service comparable to a five-star hotel with a variety of lodging, an award-winning ski school and 300 annual inches of powder snow along with state-of-the-art snow making.  If you’re a snowboarder, Park City Mountain Resort will be more up your alley.  The resort combined with neighboring Canyons Resort in July 2015, creating one powerhouse ski/snowboard resort encompassing 7,300 acres, 300+ trails, 38 lifts, seven terrain parks, 14 bowls, six natural half pipes, one super pipe and one mini pipe. Non-skiers and snowboarders can ride the Quicksilver Gondola for a killer view!

Deer Valley Resort
2250 Deer Valley Drive South
Park City, UT 84060
(435) 649-1000

Park City Mountain Resort
1310 Lowell Ave
Park City, UT 84060
(435) 649-8111

Riding on the Quiksilver Gondola

Riding on the Quiksilver Gondola

I love the snow!

I love the snow!

The adventure lovers out there will love visiting the Utah Olympic Park to experience Utah’s Olympic legacy!  Guided tours of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games venue are available daily and you can explore both the George Eccles 2002 Olympc Games Museum and Interactive Alf Engen Ski Museum.  The Park is a year-round U.S. Olympic training site for athletes of all ages training for Nordic Ski Jumping, Freestyle Skiing, Bobsled, Skeleton and Luge.  You can even take the ride on the Winter Comet Bobsled and experience what it is like to fly down the Olympic track in a bobsled!

Utah Olympic Park
3419 Olympic Parkway
Park City, UT 84098
(435) 658-4200

Fresh snow!

Fresh snow!

Love on the lift <3

Love on the lift <3

We got lucky and had fresh snow on the ground and blue skies for our day on the mountain (especially appreciated after getting skunked the last few years at our local mountain).  We had a great day journeying from Park City to Canyons and back and getting some quality time with everyone on the ski lifts.  We didn’t stop all day and it’s safe to say I couldn’t move by the last run, a sign of a successful snowboarding day!

Fun day of boarding!

Fun day of boarding!

After a long day of snowboarding (or skiing), THE spot for apres ski is no doubt No Name Saloon and Grill, Park City’s oldest and most popular bar.  The signature red-brick saloon with pub grub on Main Street features killer bison burgers and an extensive beer and whiskey menu.  Come for a drink on your way off the mountain or dance the night away!

No Name Saloon and Grill
447 Main St
Park City, UT 84060
(435) 649-6667

Beer lovers will also love Wasatch Brew Pub at the top of Main Street.  A local favorite since 1989, Wasatch became Park City’s first brewery, since prohibition, in 1986.  Wasatch was one of the first craft brewers in all of the U.S. and continues to brew award winning beers year after year.  Their pulled pork sandwich is also crave worthy!

Wasatch Brew Pub
250 Main St
Park City, UT 84060
(435) 649-0900

If you’re a whiskey fan, don’t miss High West Distillery and Saloon, Utah’s first distillery since the 1870’s and the only ski-in gastro-distillery in the world.  Located at the bottom of Quittin’ Time ski run and next to the Town Lift, this intimate gathering spot serves small plates of nouveau Western fare and of course their own small-batch, mountain-crafted, award-winning whiskeys and vodkas!

High West Saloon
703 Park Ave
Park City, UT 84060
(435) 649-8300

The shopping on historic Main Street in Park City is second to none.  Whether you’re in the market for a new fur mankini or merely just window shopping, Main Street is home to every type of store you can imagine.  From the latest fashion trends to unique art galleries from local artists, you can browse for hours with pit stops for a delicious cappuccino or cocktail in between!  The Red Velvet Mocha at Atticus Coffee Books & Teahouse is to die for and they have thousands of used books to browse along with eclectic gifts and souvenirs.  Too cute!

Atticus Coffee Books & Teahouse
738 Main St
Park City, UT 84060
(435) 649-3140

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