Holidaying in the mountains for a winter trip isn’t all just skiing and boarding. While Park City is lucky to have the choice of not just one, but two world-class ski resorts: Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain, there’s so much more on offer. Park City, Utah is one epic paradise waiting to be explored. Choose your own adventures, on and off the slopes.
Aussie-born, international TV host/producer and all-time travel adventurer, Jason Dundas, had Park City, Utah on his bucket list. In a five-part mini-series, follow as Jason introduces you to what makes Park City a world-class mountain town. In this episode, find out about some of the must-do experiences beyond the slopes you won’t want to miss.
Witness the beautiful landscapes of the Wasatch Mountain Range on wheels. Did you know you can ride a bike in the snow? You can with a fat tire bike! These bikes allow you to hit the trails of Park City all year-round. The fat tires make them easy to ride and roll effortlessly, even on snow. White Pine Touring can take you out with local guides to explore the scenic side of Park City, Utah.
Another way to take in the views is to crunch your way through the snow amongst the trees on snowshoes. Wasatch Adventure Guides offer daily and custom snowshoeing tours to get you active in the great outdoors. Get outside with this winter activity with friends or the whole family. For something extra special, book in for a sunrise hike or full moon tour.
If you’re a wine enthusiast and looking to warm up from the winter air, be sure to check out Stein Eriksen Lodge at Deer Valley Resort for a wine tasting experience with a sommelier at Utah’s largest wine cellar. The collection boasts over 18,000 bottles and more than 1,500 selections, so you’re sure to find a drop to tickle your tastebuds.
While on holiday, it’s important to take some time to chill, and what better way to relax than in the luxury of the Waldorf Astoria Spa. Indulge in a pampering experience to truly unwind from the day’s activities and reset for the next.
Looking for some indoor entertainment? Park City’s historic Egyptian Theatre offers live entertainment and cinema right on Historic Main Street. This local favorite is a premier destination for the famous annual Sundance Film Festival, which takes place each January. Sit back and enjoy concerts, comedy, movies, drama, and dance performances.
More Must-Do Experiences Beyond the Slopes in Park City
Fun in Park City extends well beyond the slopes and also past the winter season. There’s plenty to do in summer and some activities can be enjoyed all year long. Swap skiing, and boarding for biking or hiking and explore almost 700km of scenic trails in the mountains. Get ready for summer fun, in the sun!
Make a new friend and giddy up with a horseback ride while taking in the mountain vistas. Explore the trails and enjoy the ride. Whatever time of year you choose, horseback riding in Park City will be a truly magical experience.
Hot Air Balloon
Soar to new heights with a hot air balloon ride and witness incredible views of Park City and the Wasatch Mountain Range skyline.
Open bowls. Pristine glades. Untracked powder. Just 35 minutes from town, Park City Powder Cats gives you access to 17,000 hectares of private cat skiing terrain.
Cast your rod and wait for the bite. Fly Fishing is a year-round activity in Park City, and the winter months are quieter, so you can really enjoy the serenity of the mountains.