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Utah’s home to the Greatest Snow On Earth™, and the charming former mining town of Park City is the best place to experience this world-class snow paired with incredible eats and a buzzing nightlife. And at just 35 minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport, there’s almost no place in America where you can go from plane to powder quicker. Need more convincing? Here are the 10 reasons to choose Park City as your ski destination this year.

So, it’s winter. And you’re a skier. Which means you can’t help but monitor the snow reports in resort towns, and you’re salivating over the ski vacation pics in your social media newsfeed. But you don’t have to resign yourself to staring at photos and lamenting your shortage of paid time off. With just 72 hours, you can have an incredible ski weekend in Park City, Utah. We promise.

Park City area prides itself on how easy and fun it is for families to visit. Dan Harrelson

Savvy parents know: A family ski trip is one of the best things you’ll ever do. But, if not planned properly, it can be a bit of a logistical hairball. That’s why it’s supremely important to do your homework in advance, iron out the trickier parts of the trip, and choose a destination that lends itself to families. One thing the Park City, Utah, prides itself on is just how easy and fun it is for families to visit with minimal hassle and maximum fun. The town vibe is relaxed and unfussy. Couples, friends, and families from all over the world stroll the town’s historic main street, sip cocoa or wine at the end of an incredible day out, and generally just enjoy hanging out with loved ones in a laid-back mountain setting.

Famous for powder skiing, Park City, Utah, features two world-class resorts just 35 minutes away from the Salt Lake City airport.

Getting to a ski resort in most mountain towns can be a headache. You have to first fly in to a major city, rent a car, and then take on a multi-hour canyon drive through traffic to reach the slopes. Not so in Park City, Utah.

Park City Mountain Resort features several events that make spring skiing extra special.

When the tail end of ski season is upon us and spring skiing is in full force, it’s a bittersweet time of the season. You’re running out of time to ski, but you’ll also find longer days, more sunshine, warmer patios for après-ski, and a handful of annual end-of-season events. Park City, Utah, happens to be an ideal place to visit in the springtime for all of those reasons.

High West is one of Park City’s favorite spots for après-ski drinks.

In a town known for its blend of fine powder and hot spots worth savoring, it would be hard not to have a good time in Park City. In fact, thanks to the presence of two world-class ski resorts and tons of ski-in/ski-out lodging and eateries, the number of options are almost dizzying for those who aren’t from around the area.

Park City was a mining town long before it became a ski destination. 
It was once deemed a ghost town.

That’s right. Park City, Utah, now one of the most buzzing destinations around, has been through some rough-and-tumble times. The now resort town was once the site of a silver mining boom more than a century ago.

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