Winter Press Kit
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Park City's Favorite Winter Activities
Combining over 9,000 skiable acres of The Greatest Snow On Earth,® over 400 runs, bowls, terrain parks and 65 lifts, skiing and snowboarding in Park City, Utah has never been better. Home to three world-class resorts (Deer Valley Resort, Canyons Resort, Park City Mountain Resort), Park City offers skiable terrain for all levels, ranging from beginner lessons to expert terrain including long, meticulously groomed runs and moguls, chutes and the deep powder that Utah is famous for. Deer Valley Resort is a skiers-only resort while Canyons Resort and Park City Mountain Resort allow skiing and snowboarding.
Snowboarders and skiers can ride through numerous terrain parks and halfpipes as well as acres of freeriding terrain at Canyons Resort and Park City Mountain Resort. Terrain park lessons are available for those who wish to become acquainted with the latest tricks and techniques. On any given day, some of the world's best snowboarders and skiers can be spotted riding in the parks and pipes of Park City.
From mining silver to Olympic gold, see all the aspects that make Historic Park City one of the most unique mountain resort destinations in the United States. At the Utah Olympic Park's Alf Engen Ski Museum and the 2002 Eccles Olympic Winter Games Museum, learn about Park City's skiing history and view several Olympic exhibits. The site of 14 events of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games remains active, offering Park City visitors their own Olympic experience. For the ultimate experience, Introductory Sports Camps are available in Bobsled, Skeleton, Luge, Freestyle Skiing and Nordic Jumping.
The Park City Museum on Main Street takes visitors back in time to explore the mining-to-skiing history and recently underwent a $8.9 million renovation including interactive exhibits. The Summit County Courthouse Museum located in Coalville conveys the history of the entire county.
Park City boasts over 100 restaurants and bars reflecting culinary styles and influences from around the world. Award-winning dining experiences cater to every taste, mood and budget while being conveniently located within walking distance or short transit ride away.
Park City's vibrant après ski scene includes over 20 venues offering live music, DJs, stand-up comedy, theaters and signature cocktails, with an eclectic mixture of ambiance and style every night of the week.
Take a local guided snowmobile tour through the breathtaking vistas of surrounding mountains. Outfitters lead guests through wide-open bowls and tree-filled glades along a network of backcountry trails.
Park City is comprised of many unique shopping areas - Main Street, Bonanza Park, Redstone Village, Quarry Village, Newpark Town Center and the Tanger Outlet Center - including bookstores, galleries, boutiques, salons, home decor, ski gear, men's and women's clothing, movie theaters, and national chain and outlet stores. Resort shopping areas such as the Resort Village at Canyons Resort, the Resort Center at Park City Mountain Resort, and Silver Lake Village at Deer Valley Resort offer convenient and stylish shopping within close proximity to ski runs.
Park City is home to Sundance Film Festival, the largest independent cinema festival in the United States. Sundance is a favorite Park City tradition for locals, visitors and celebrities. Sundance showcases American and International filmmakers annually. January 16-26, 2014.
Snowshoeing is an excellent winter adventure which serves multiple purposes, whether it be an aerobic workout, outdoor activity or simply solitude and seclusion amidst the pristine scenery of aspen trees and open meadows. Tours are available through participating member outlets.
Park City's terrain offers several options for nordic skiing through an extensive network of well maintained cross-country trails. Groomed trails in town and custom backcountry tours in the nearby Wasatch-Cache National Forest are available.
Rise 1,000 feet above Park City and surrounding mountain ranges for a scenic bird's-eye view of winter wonderland. Hot air balloon adventures are offered with various flight options.
Gorgoza Park offers seven lift-served tubing lanes for downhill adventure the whole family can enjoy.
The Park City Film Series presents independent films weekly throughout the season at the Park City Library. The combination of a charming small-town theater and award-winning cinema creates an appealing experience for film enthusiasts.
Park City features a variety of spa experiences from luxury, top-rated spas like Spa Montage, Golden Door Spa and Remède Spa to small boutique spas and a cosmetic "deli" at Mountain Body Spa, each offering a collection of invigorating massages and specialized treatments.
Park City is home to the Kimball Art Center and nearly 20 art galleries. Art connoisseurs will enjoy a broad selection of artwork including paintings, photography, pottery, glass and metal work, jewelry and much more. The Park City Gallery Association hosts The Park City Gallery Stroll, a free monthly tour highlighting art exhibits while offering refreshments and live music on Main Street.
Ski / Snowboard Races
Park City's resorts regularly host ski and snowboard races. Courses are open to the public for racing against the clock or a friend. Races are also ideal for group outings, corporate retreats and family gatherings.
A horse-drawn sleigh ride through the mountains surrounding Park City is a great old-fashioned, family-friendly activity. Dinner rides and romantic outings can also be arranged.
The Park City Ice Arena at Quinn's Junction Recreation Complex offers ice skating on an Olympic-sized ice rink. The 46,000 sq. ft. building also features seating for 350, party rooms, skate rentals, locker rooms and concessions. Bring the kids or spend a romantic evening on the ice. Ice hockey, curling, speed skating and figure skating classes are offered. An outdoor ice rink is located at the base of Park City Mountain Resort.
Park City is a thriving, nationally renowned art community where visitors can enjoy the highest level of performing arts of any ski town in the country. Offerings include live theater shows at the historic Egyptian Theatre on Main Street and year-round music festivals featuring acclaimed musicians, and performances at the state-of-the-art Eccles Center for the Performing Arts.