Welcome To Park City, Utah!
Park City is a short 35 minutes ride from the Salt Lake City International Airport. The town features three world-class mountain resorts within five miles of each other (Canyons Resort, Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley Resort), representing more than 3,800 hectares(9,600 acres of skiing for all skill levels. An additional five ski resorts (Sundance, Solitude, Brighton, Alta and Snowbird) are located within 60 minutes of Park City, via private vehicle or daily shuttle. And don't forget the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, the site of the 2002 Olympic bobsled, luge and ski jumping events.
Park City is the place to be in the summertime, too. Whether it's shopping at a host of boutiques and specialty shops, dining at one of more than 100 restaurants, or enjoying the arts, culture, history and recreation of this mountain town, Park City is perfect - year-round.
A free city shuttle bus service is offered every 20 minutes, everyday. This shuttle takes you anywhere in town for shopping, dining, skiing or entertainment. All buses route through the Park City Transit Center and then to their destinations. Ask your hotel's front desk for a transit schedule.
In addition, several companies run daily shuttles to Little and Big Cottonwood Canyons for skiing at Solitude, Brighton, Snowbird or Alta. Visit our "Travel & Lodging" tab located on our hope page for shuttle companies. If desired, in-town car rentals or taxi service are available. There are many beautiful drives from Park City, whether for an hour or a whole day.
Tips and service charges are customary in restaurants and bars, but are not included in your bill. In general, 15-20 percent of the bill is customary depending on the quality of the service. It is customary to tip taxi drivers (15 percent), bellman, porters and sky caps ($1 per bag), snowmobile/ski guides ($5-$10 per person), massage therapists and hair stylists ($5-$10).
Smoking in Utah
Utah's clean air act prohibits smoking in "places for public access." For example: shops, stores, theaters, restaurants, hotel common areas and buses.
Drinking in Utah
Utah's liquor laws are easy to understand. Alcoholic beverages can be served with meals in most restaurants and hotels. Liquor may be purchased in state liquor stores in Park City (1550 Snowcreek Drive -- in front of the Park City Market, 460 Swede Alley --China Bridge Parking Structure and 1612 Ute Blvd -- Kimbal Junction). You must be at least 21 years old to purchase liquor in Utah. Be advised -- all liquor stores are closed on Sundays. Beer is sold in grocery stores.
All clubs may serve alcoholic drinks throughout the day. Restaurants may serve alcoholic drinks only with food and after 12 noon.
Currency can be exchanged at local Zions Bank and Well's Fargo Bank locations.
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Medical Concerns And Emergencies
In case of an emergency, dial 911 on any phone or call a local health center, fire department or police station.
Park City is located at 6,900 feet (2,103 meters) above sea level and rises to above 10,000 feet (3,220 meters). Some guests may experience altitude sickness. The symptoms of altitude sickness are headaches, nausea, fatigue and/or shortness of breath. Altitude sickness generally disappears within 48 hours. Altitude sickness is almost entirely preventable and can be significantly minimized when the following guidelines are followed: exercise in moderation the first few days; drink more water than usual; reduce alcohol intake - which has a greater effect at this altitude; eat food high in carbohydrates and avoid salty foods.
For additional information, a list of translators, or if you have general questions, contact the Park City Chamber/Visitors Bureau at 435-649-6100 or (800) 453-1360.