Author: RootsRated

The silver-mining settlement of Park City, Utah, almost became a ghost town when the mines closed, but its reinvention as a ski mecca has made it a gold mine for winter visitors. Located just 35 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport, Park City makes flying in for a long weekend easy. You can hit the highlights in three days without a rental car thanks to a free in-town transportation system. Sound overwhelming? Follow this guide to maximize your time and fun in this booming mountain town.

Tucked between two world-class ski resorts, the mountain town of Park City is best known for its winter recreation and as the home of the Sundance Film Festival. But over time the community has transformed into a year-round recreation destination with an outstanding dining scene to match. The fun, foodie revolution spreads from Historic Main Street all the way to Kimball Junction (Nuevo Park City), and whether you’re craving a gourmet breakfast, a quick lunch, or a five-course feast, this foodie guide covers all your Park City dining needs.

The mining boomtown of Park City, Utah, nearly went bust when the mines closed, but it rose again, rebranding itself as an outdoor adventure town. Tucked high in the Wasatch Mountains at an elevation of 7,000 feet, Park City’s just 35 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport—making it ideal for a winter vacation—even if you don’t ski. From tubing to cross-country skiing to fat biking, the abundant winter adventures keep you entertained whether you visit for a week or a weekend.

You came for Utah’s world-class powder skiing, but that’s not all there is to do in this silver-mining settlement turned ski town. Just 35 minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport, Park City feels a world apart from the state’s metropolitan capital city. From its charming, historic Main Street and friendly, welcoming residents to its incredible cuisine and award-winning distillery, there are plenty of ways to fill your days—and nights. Whether you visit for a week or a weekend, here are the musts for your Park City bucket list.

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.

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