April 23 - 25, 2018
About Park City
Park City – So much more than skiing!
Utah has many claims to fame. Amongst the more notable are: more lime green Jell-O consumption than anywhere else in the United States (they like to add shredded carrots to the mix) and the Utahraptor, one of the largest raptors ever known to exist (18 feet long-much like the raptors seen in Jurassic Park!). Another common association with Utah is Park City-home to world-class skiing and the Sundance Film Festival.
Park City was discovered circa the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in 1868 by soldiers who started panning for silver. Framed by the craggy Wasatch Range, this destination’s population is often outnumbered by its tourists! Even if the population is tiny, it sure is mighty: If Park City were its own country, it would have placed in the Top 10 on the medals list in the 2014 Winter Olympics!
Three more fun facts about Park City are: it is 7,000 feet above sea level, has a siren that sounds every night at 10pm and has free transportation (9 routes plus the trolley and Dial-a-Ride). We can’t wait to see you there!
Top Things To See & Do
If you’re a history buff, then visit the Main Historic District which has a charming mix of boutiques, galleries and restaurants paying homage to Park City’s western mining heritage. The Park City Museum, located about midway on Main Street, features exhibits detailing the history of the mining town turned ski mecca and is also home to the official visitor center.
If you love an adrenaline rush, take a spin (or two) on the Alpine Coaster. Located at Park City Mountain, the coaster sits on an elevated track full of loops, curves and turns that take riders through the city’s bucolic mountain scenery.
Want a taste of the Olympics? Visit Utah Olympic Park where you can have a once-in-a-lifetime experience of riding with a professional driver on the signature Comet Bobsled to feel the same g-force and incredible speed that Olympic competitors experience.
Additional Things to Do & See
Take the funicular up to the St. Regis. Park in the lot at Snow Park in Deer Valley and walk to the drive up valet area. Enter the building and follow the signs for the funicular where you will have a great view of the mountains. The best time of day to do this is in the evening as the sun is setting. The view is incredible from the mountainside deck at the St. Regis (get off the funicular and turn to the right. The open area patio is just past the bar).
A Champagne Sabering Ceremony takes place at the St. Regis every evening in which a champagne bottle is sheared open at the neck with the swift slice of a saber. The ceremony takes place on the mountainside deck at 6:30 pm in the summer and 5:30 pm in the winter.
Take a scenic drive up the Guardsmen Pass Scenic Backway a 14-mile drive into the Wasatch Mountain Range which runs up to a summit area between Big Cottonwood Canyon and the Park City Mountain Resort, and is a popular area for viewing wildlife, wildflowers and fall foliage.