Park City Winter Activities
With 8,550 acres of The Greatest Snow On Earth®, 332 runs and 47 lifts, skiing in Park City has never been better. Home of three world-class resorts (Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain Resort, and The Canyons Resort, and The Canyons Resort)), Park City has something for everyone, ranging from lessons for beginners to moguls and chutes for expert skiers, and everything in between.
Snowboarders, can rip in numerous terrain parks, halfpipes and acres of free riding at Park City Mountain Resort—featuring the Eagle Superpipe used for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games—and The Canyons. (Snowboarding is not allowed at Deer Valley Resort.) On any given day, some of the world’s best snowboarders can be found riding in the parks and pipes of Park City.
3. HELICOPTER SKIING AND RIDING:
For the ski/snowboard experience, heliskiing, is the ultimate adventure, taking skiers and riders into the Wasatch backcountry. Ski or ride thousands of acres of untracked powder rarely seen by vacationers (or locals for that matter).
Known for its plentiful snow, Park City also offers cold, hard and fast ice. The 2002 Olympic Winter Games are over, but the venues are open and Park City visitors can have their own Olympic experience. One of the most exciting is racing down the Utah Olympic Park bobsled track at 75 mph—a thrill of a lifetime!
5. WEDDINGS, REUNIONS AND MEETINGS:
Park City’s alpine setting is the ideal choice for weddings, family reunions and conventions. Twenty-five of the finest meeting and convention properties accommodate groups of 7 to 350—at a full range of levels and prices to suit every small- to mid-size gathering. Park City’s breathtaking setting and available activities make it a venue your attendees will never forget.
6. SKI JUMPING:
Intermediate and advanced skiers can learn the art of Nordic ski jumping during a two-hour "learn to jump" clinic with experienced jumpers and coaches. Fly through the same air where history was made at the Utah Olympic Park.
Take a guided snowmobile, tour across the breathtaking Rocky Mountains. Local tours traverse wide-open bowls, tree-filled glades and numerous backcountry trails.
Snowshoeing, offers a good workout and a great way to get close to nature. Find solitude and seclusion snowshoeing through the Rocky Mountain’s pristine scenery. If you haven't been out in the snow in a while, you may have forgotten just how peaceful it can be.
9. CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING:
Before there was the thrill of alpine skiing, there was the serenity of cross-country skiing,. Park City offers several options for this demanding and fulfilling sport. Try the groomed trails or take a custom tour under the Rocky Mountain skyline.
10. HOT AIR BALLOONING:
See Park City from a birds-eye view in a hot air balloon, sure to take your breath away. Take a 1/2 hour, 1 hour or Wasatch Mountain adventure flight, with continental breakfast, champagne and flight certificate.
11. SLEIGH RIDES:
Experience Park City’s winter wonderland in the most classic, romantic way possible—a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the mountains surrounding town.
12. DOG SLEDDING:
Alaska isn’t the only state where you can go to experience this unique winter activity. Take a step back into time and experience transportation as the pioneers did—behind a team of dogs on a pelt-covered sled.
13. SNOW TUBING:
For people of all ages and abilities, Gorgoza Park, a lift-served tubing park, is an ideal activity dedicated to the young and the young-at-heart.
14. ICE SKATING:
Park City’s outdoor ice rink offers this family-favorite activity. Bring the kids or spend a romantic evening on the ice. Use your own skates or rent them here.
15. FLY FISHING:
Low water and hungry fish make conditions perfect for great winter fly-fishing,. Grab some waders and a pole and spend an afternoon—or a week—tapping your line across cool mountain waters, such as Utah’s famed blue-ribbon trout stream, the Provo River.
16. SKI/SNOWBOARD RACES:
Each of Park City’s resorts regularly host either ski and/or snowboard races. Courses are open daily for racing against the clock or a friend. Races are also ideal for group outings, corporate and family outings.
17. SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL:
Robert Redford’s annual Sundance Film Festival is scheduled for Jan. 15-25, 2004. Highlighting films from independent filmmakers, Sundance is a favorite Park City tradition for locals, visitors and celebrities.
18. HISTORY AND OLYMPIC TOURS:
From mining silver to Olympic gold, see all the aspects that make historic Park City one of the most unique resort destinations in the United States. At the Utah Olympic Park’s Alf Engen Museum, see Park City’s skiing history that qualified it as a venue for the 2002 Winter Olympics, or tour all the town’s Olympic venues. The Museum & Old Territorial Jail at 528 Main Street allows visitors to travel back in time to explore the mining-to-skiing history that makes Park City so unique.
After a hard day on the slopes, make time for some pampering. Park City features many luxury spas that specialize in a vast array of invigorating massages and specialized treatments.
Park City accommodations, include luxurious homes on the slopes, condos near Main Street, full-service hotels, economical studios or anything in-between. Once you’re settled in, curl up by the fireplace, relax in a hot tub or step out and enjoy historic Main Street. And getting around is a breeze with free, area-wide public transportation.
When the time comes (if ever) to take a break from the slopes or other outdoor adventures, hit the shops. Our merchants specialize in everything from art collectibles and handmade furniture to Western antiques and wildlife photography. Park City’s three shopping areas—Main Street, the North of Main area and The Factory Stores @ Park City—feature bookstores, galleries, boutiques, national chain stores and outlets.
Park City’s 100-plus restaurants, reflect culinary styles and influences from around the world. Award-winning eateries answer to every taste, mood and budget—and everything’s within walking distance or a short bus ride away.
After dinner you may want to wind down with an evening of contemporary jazz or wind it up at hot, local dance clubs. There are no bedtimes around here, only entertaining clubs and bars.
24. ART AND CULTURE:
Park City is a thriving, nationally-renowned art community. Browse through our local galleries, where you’ll find the best from local artists and designers, or take in a theater or dance performance.