Park City resort information & après-ski
Park City has benefited form the abolition of Utah’s strict and confusing drinking laws (previously only a guest of a local, those eating a meal, or bar ‘members’ could be served alcohol) and consequently the après-ski scene in the resort is booming.
Main Street is where the action is. The No Name Saloon (tel: +1 435 649 6667; www.nonamesaloon.net) is good for lively, beer-swilling fun; while the Wasatch Brew Pub (tel: +1 435 649 0900; www.wasatchbeers.com) is a little calmer. Later in the evening, Park City Live (tel: +1 435 649 9123; www.parkcitylive.net), a hip dance club, is the place to be.
When it comes to dining, Park City and Deer Valley offer flair and fun. There are around 200 choices in and around town, from cheap and cheerful cafés to fine dining restaurants.
Try the Blind Dog (tel: +1 435 655 0800; www.blinddogpc.com) for an eclectic take on seafood, sushi and steak. Alternatively, sample Alpine dishes at the Goldener Hirsch (tel: +1 435 649 7770; www.goldenerhirschinn.com) or opt for gourmet fare at Apex in the Montage Deer Valley resort (tel: +1 435 604 1300; www.montagedeervalley.com).
El Chubasco (tel: +1 435 645 9114; www.elchubascomexicangrill.com) is perhaps the best option in the resort for Mexican, offering award-winning burritos, fajitas and a particularly good Chile Relleno. The salsa bar, with its eye-popping selection of sauces, has also helped the restaurant make a name for itself.
A more unusual night out involves a five-course dinner in the cosy Viking Yurt (tel: +1 435 615 9878; www.vikingyurt.com), accessible via a sleigh ride up on the slopes.