Park City Ski Resort Information
There’s a lot to do in Park City with plenty of year round attractions.
Visitors can tour the Olympic Park and ride a bobsleigh, luge or try their hand at ski-jumping, with private lessons on offer. Snowmobile tours (tel: +1 888 304 7669; www.parkcitysnowmobile.com) are also available, along with facilities for skating, tubing, snowshoeing and sledding.
A nice way of taking in the pristine surrounds is with a sleigh ride, or – for those who live life at a slightly faster pace – on the year round ‘mountain coaster’ ride that slaloms down the slopes.
An enjoyable, slower-paced activity is simply ambling round the historic streets of this charming town, in particular Main Street. This activity takes on a whole new dimension during the Sundance Film Festival and the subsequent Winterfest – the February celebration of the area's 2002 Winter Olympics triumph with concerts and ice sculptures – when visitors from across the world swarm to the area, generating a convivial atmosphere.
One of the world’s most family-friendly resorts, there’s a load for kids to do at Park City, both on and off the slopes.
The ski school's (tel: +1 800 227 2754) ‘Kids Signature 5’ set-up guarantees a maximum of five children (aged six to 14) per instructor, while ‘Kids Signature 3’ caters for children aged three-and-a-half to five with only three children per group.
Child-friendly attractions in and around the resort include Gorgoza Park (tel: +1 435 658 2648; www.gorgoza.com), which is 11km (7 miles) from Park City’s centre. Here, kids can go tubing, ride child-sized snowmobiles and have fun in a winter play area.
Main Street is great for browsing, with 100 shops in or near this central part of Park City. For every Bunya Bunya (11 Main Street), a hip clothing emporium, visitors will find the moneyed exoticism of an Alaska Fur Gallery (591 Main Street) or expensive art galleries.
For low prices and stylish gear, head to Canyons where there are more than 50 shops in an outlet mall selling bargain Nike, Ann Taylor and Ralph Lauren brands amongst others.
An unconventional après-ski activity, test your metal by spending an evening with Park City Ghost Tours (tel: +1 435 615 7673; www.parkcityghosttours.com). The spooky 75-minute walking tour, led by a very knowledgeable retired history teacher, visits some of Park City’s most haunted buildings. The tours leave at 2000 every day from Miner's Park (across from 415 Main Street).