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Page Title: Park City, Utah
Page Synopsis: An overview of Park City, Utah, USA. Inforamtion about travel destinations, activities, attractions, lodging, restaurants, entertainment and nightlife.



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Park City, Utah Location Map - Map Courtesy of Utah Division of Travel DevelopmentThe hip restaurants and nightspots in this high-mountain town are the perfect complement to three world-class ski and summer resorts.  Formerly a humble mining camp, it hosted Olympic competitions in 2002.

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Park City Mountain Resort - With direct lift access from Park City's Main Street, Park City Mountain Resort is truly in the heart of Park City. It will be the site of the Giant Slalom competition and all Snowboading events of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. A variety of summer activities including lift-served biking and hiking, Alpine Slide and horseback riding await visitors.

Deer Valley Resort - Renowned for service and mountain grooming, Deer Valley Resort provides visitors with a world class winter vacation experience. During the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, Deer Valley will host the Slalom, Freestyle Mogul and Aerial events.  During the summer, enjoy the 50 miles of panoramic lift-served biking and hiking trails.

The Canyons - The Canyons is now the 5th largest ski resort by acreage in the United States. With over 134 runs covering 3,625 skiable acres on eight distinct mountains, The Canyons offers skiing on terrain that will please all levels of skiers and snowboarders.

Average snowfall at Park City ski resorts is 350 inches per year.

Utah Olympic Park - This 389-acre park at Bear Hollow is the site of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games Bobsleigh, Luge, Skeleton and Nordic Ski Jumping competitions. During the summer, ski jumpers work on technique by landing on plastic runways and landing zones. Freestyle aerialists practice their twists and jumps and land in the park's 750,000-gallon training pool.


Park City Utah - Main Street
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Park City's Historic Main Street - Silver mining activities in the Park City area date back to the late 1860's. By 1880, Park City had grown to a sizable population of over 10,000 people. Although "the great fire of 1898" destroyed over 200 houses and businesses, the town was rebuilt and many of the buildings now seen on Main Street date from that time. 

 

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Park City has a wide variety of accommodations for every budget and service level, including quaint bed and breakfast inns, full service hotels and slope side condominiums.  The area has over 5,500 lodging units and can accommodate more than 20,000 guests on any given night. The Park City area accommodations mix is approximately 66% condominium and 34% hotel. www.parkcityinfo.com  

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Dining in the Park City area is a culinary delight. By actual count, Park City has more chefs per capita than Paris, France. The Park City area has over 100 restaurants featuring European Continental, American, Cafe/Bistro, Mexican/Southwestern, Asian, Italian, and many other types of cuisine. www.parkcityinfo.com  

ROUTING TO ADJACENT DESTINATIONS
Drive times adjusted for local speed limits.

Destination - Vernal - Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area:  From Park City, Utah proceed east on state Route 248 to U.S. 40 and continue east on U.S. 40 to Vernal, Utah. Distance: 146 miles - 2 hours 15 minute drive time.

Destination - Ogden:  From Park City, Utah proceed north on state Route 224 to I-80.  Continue west on I-80 to I-15 in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Proceed north on I-15 to Ogden, Utah.  Distance: 66 miles - 1 hour 15 minute drive time. Via Echo Junction, from Park City, Utah proceed north on state Route 224 to I-80. Continue east on I-80 to I-84 and proceed west on I-84 to Ogden, Utah.  Distance: 66 miles - 1 hour 15 minute drive time.

Destination - Provo:  From Park City, proceed east on state Route 248 to U.S. 40.  Continue east on U.S. 40 to U. S. 189 and proceed west on U. S. 189 to Provo, Utah.  Distance: 48 miles - 1 hour drive time.

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