Park City is the number one destination for those seeking adventure this winter. Whether you’re a Utah local hoping to escape the grind for a weekend or an intrepid traveler journeying from half-way across the world, Park City has something for you! And while we like to think of ourselves as a great destination for families, we’re also a premier spot for couples, groups of friends, and single travelers alike. So pack your bags—the snow is falling in the Wasatch Range and endless fun awaits.
Park City is home to two world-class resorts: Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain. Deer Valley, one of only three ski-only resorts in the United States, is known worldwide for its upscale accommodations and exclusive access. Nearby Park City Mountain is another great choice for skiers as well as snowboarders to enjoy a day on the slopes. Park City (as it’s affectionately abbreviated) actually takes the crown for the largest lift-served ski resort in the United States. No wonder the US Ski Team trains here! Both resorts receive healthy servings of Utah’s signature powder, making whichever you choose during your stay an excellent choice. For experienced skiers and snowboarders looking for an even more tailored experience, heli- and cat-skiing is available on private terrain with local guides from Park City Powder Cats or Powderbirds.
If you spent all day catching up on Zzz’s after your international travels, don’t despair. Woodward Park City offers night skiing as well as the longest tubing lanes in Utah—a favorite for kids and adults alike. Visitors who wish to hone their park skills will enjoy Woodward’s multiple terrain parks that include box and rail features, and much more. You can even send it into a foam pit indoors!
Not all winter sports go downhill. For those looking to earn their turns, Park City offers a plethora of options. Cross-country skiing is a popular activity, and it couldn’t be more convenient. White Pine Touring offers 20 kilometers of groomed trails right in town, as well as a rental fleet that will have you push-gliding in no time. You can even head out with a guide for a tour of the local trails—a unique offering with a personalized touch. Cyclists will enjoy snow biking, also known as fat tire biking, with Storm Cycles. This local shop grooms the 10.5-mile Glenwood Loop, perfect for riders of all abilities to enjoy winter on two wheels.
Hikers can rent a pair of snowshoes from White Pine Touring and explore the backcountry of the Uinta Mountains, a short 45-minute drive away that unlocks a whole new adventure outside of Park City (guides are also available). That night after dinner, try on a pair of ice skates at the Park City Ice Arena. This indoor, year-round facility is a great place to spend the evening with a cup of hot cocoa between laps on the Olympic-size rink!
Opportunities for winter experiences that are “off the beaten path” abound in Park City. All within an hour of downtown, you can go bobsledding and zip-lining at Utah Olympic Park, explore miles of trails by snowmobile, and, perhaps the most popular of all,tuck in behind a team of sled dogs for an experience mushing through a winter wonderland.
Seeking even more frosty fun? Entrepreneurs in Park City have begun offering an incredible array of creative winter experiences, such as a combination snowshoe and yoga tour that takes place at 9,000 feet.
These suggestions are merely the tip of the iceberg for cold-season entertainment in Park City. No matter what kind of adventure you’ve been wishing for this season, this is where dreams come true!