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Page Title: Park City, Utah Facts and Figures
Page Synopsis: An overview of Park City, Utah. Activities, resorts, restaurants, entertainment, and hotels.



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Park City Facts and Figures

LOCATION:
Park City is located in Utah’s Summit County, 36 miles east of the Salt Lake City International Airport via a six-lane interstate highway (I-80). Park City proper measures two miles from end to end. Just five miles separate Deer Valley Resort and The Canyons Resort, with Park City Mountain Resort between the two.

ACCESS:
Salt Lake City International Airport is served by 11 airlines with more than 700 arrivals and departures daily.  Airlines include AeroMexico, America West, American, Continental, Delta Air Lines, Frontier, JetBlue, Northwest, SkyWest, Southwest and United.

GEOGRAPHIC SETTING:
Park City is located in the heart of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountain Range.

ELEVATION:
Within the city limits, altitudes range from 6,720 ft. to 8,460 ft. above sea level. The surrounding Wasatch Mountains rise to over 10,000 ft.

POPULATION:
More than 7,000 residents live in Park City proper yearround, while nearly 30,000 people live in Summit County.

CLIMATE:
Winter temperatures in Park City average between 24 degrees Fahrenheit to 33 degrees Fahrenheit. (Summers average 80 degrees Fahrenheit.)

SNOWFALL:
Average snowfall is 143 inches in town and 350 inches at the resorts.

AREA TRANPORTATION:
Park City operates a FREE area-wide bus service from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Ten-minute frequency between Deer Valley Resort, Main Street Transit Center and Park City Mountain Resort is provided. Free bus service also runs to Kimball Junction, servicing Park City’s outlying areas and The Canyons Resort. After 11 p.m., 30-minute frequency is provided.

HISTORY:
Park City was incorporated as a city in 1884. More than $400 million in silver was mined from the hills surrounding Park City in its mining heyday, creating 23 millionaires, including George Hearst, father of newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst. Today, Park City is a unique blend of the old and new. Sixty-four of Park City’s buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, many of which are located along the town’s Main Street, and more than 1,200 miles of tunnels wind through the surrounding mountains, remnants of the mining era.

LODGING:
A wide range of accommodations are available in the Park City area, from hotel rooms and condominiums to bed & breakfast inns and dormitory rooms. Park City has approximately 5,700 units and rooms — or 21,500 pillows — to accommodate guests. (There are 25 meeting properties, with more than 3,000 committable rooms.)

RESTAURANTS:
Park City has more than 100 restaurants offering a variety of culinary options and atmosphere. Cuisine includes Mexican, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Italian, French, Austrian, Norwegian, Southwest and American Continental.

SHOPPING:
Park City has more than 100 shops and boutiques in four distinct shopping districts: historic Main Street; The Resort Center; the North of Main district and 60 manufacturer outlets at the Factory Stores @ Park City.

LIQUOR:
All liquor sales are made through state-licensed stores. Utah’s legal drinking age is 21. Park City has more than two dozen bars/clubs and six liquor stores. Private clubs charge a membership fee of $4, valid for three weeks. For this fee, members may host up to seven guests. Most restaurants have full liquor service available with dining.

SKI INDUSTRY:
• Host to one-third of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games events, Park City charmed the world with its magnificent snow and world-class skiing, lodging and dining facilities.

• Park City has been the home of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team since 1974 and home of the United States Ski Association since 1988.

• Park City’s three resorts reported 1,343,941 skier days for the 2002-2003 season (43 percent of all Utah skier days).

• Utah’s 13 ski and snowboard resorts reported 3,141,212 skier days for the 2002-2003 season.

• 41 percent of non-resident skiers visiting Utah stay in Park City.

• Park City skiers spend approximately $360 per day, which includes lodging, food, lift tickets, ski rentals, entertainment and car rentals.





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