It’s hard to believe that 2019 is drawing to an end. As with every New Year, it’s always fun to make a list of resolutions or of new things you want to try. Maybe the list includes items that are outside your comfort zone or something you’ve never even thought to try. We put together a Park City-oriented list for you to consider as you think about what you want your 2020 to include!
Take a Ski or Snowboard Lesson
Maybe you have always wanted to learn how to carve, or you want to feel more comfortable off-piste and on steeper terrain – even the best of skiers and riders can brush up on their skills from time-to-time. Sign up for a ski or snowboard lesson at Park City Mountain or Deer Valley Resort. Park City Mountain also offers “never ever” snowboard lessons, and ski and snowboard lessons geared specifically towards women. Deer Valley Resort offers a variety of ski school opportunities as well, including small group lessons (Max 4), specialty clinics, and private lessons.
Ski With a Champion at Deer Valley Resort
What’s more inspiring than cruising around Deer Valley Resort with an Olympic skier? Deer Valley Resort’s Ski with a Champion Program provides individuals, families, or groups the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive full or half-day ski experience alongside some of the greatest skiers in U.S. history.
Go Cat-Skiing or Heli-Skiing
Is Cat-Skiing or Heli-Skiing on your bucket list? 2020 is your year to ski untracked powder in backcountry terrain with Park City Powder Cats or Powderbird. With steep, ungroomed terrain, Park City Powder Cats requires guests to be, at least, advanced-intermediate skiers. Experienced, certified guides, prepared meals, and repeat runs on untouched snow make a day at Thousand Peaks Ranch an experience of a lifetime. “Steep Lines. Big Bowls. Untracked Powder.” – you know you want to!
Try a New Activity
Park City, Utah is a mecca for all types of physical activities. Ring in the new year by trying a new activity for the first time. Take in the scenery by snow bike, or test your stamina while Nordic skiing. Take a standup paddleboard yoga class in a geothermic crater, or find inspiration from our First Timers video series. There are so many active ways to explore the Park City area!
Ride the Bobsled at Utah Olympic Park
Experience a thrill of a lifetime in a bobsled on the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games Sliding Track at Utah Olympic Park. The Track was home to bobsled, skeleton and luge events during the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games. One of UOP's professional pilots takes three passengers on a thrilling ride down the 2002 Olympic track. The Winter Bobsled Experience is highly physical and extreme, generating up to 4-5 times the force of gravity. It’s an Olympic experience not to be missed!
Take a Cooking Class
Have you always wanted to brush up on your cooking skills, but haven’t been able to find the time? Make the time with Chef Linda of Mindful Cuisine. She’ll guide you through the steps of creating a restaurant-quality meal in a relaxed and fun setting, where you’ll enjoy the company of others, sip on wine, and learn some new skills in the kitchen.
Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride
Maybe you’ve been to Park City before, or even know the ins and outs of the area. But have you ever checked out the area's beauty from 10,500 feet up in the air? Coasting through the air by hot air balloon is calming and tranquil, and offers a unique perspective of the surrounding landscape. It’s an experience unlike any other.
Learn More about Park City's History
While being more physically active is always a practical New Year’s resolution, exercising your brain is also important! Increase your knowledge of your favorite mining-turned-ski-town by touring the Park City Museum on Historic Main Street, visiting the Alf Engen Ski Museum at Utah Olympic Park, or by joining the Fox School of Wine for their new, unique, and very fun Mines & Wines program (because what goes better together than wine and history?).
Treat Yourself to a Unique Spa Treatment
Self-care has always been important but is valued (and on-trend) now more than ever. What better way to take care of yourself than by experiencing a day of relaxation and indulging in one of the Park City area’s unique spa treatments. From the Vichy shower at the Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge to an herbal soak in Spa Montage’s copper tubs, the area’s spa offerings are refined and luxurious and will leave you feeling like a new person in 2018.
Take an Action Sports Lesson at Woodward Park City
Woodward Park City is a world-class, year-round action sports destination in one of the greatest outdoor regions in the world. With drop-in sessions, all-access tickets, day sessions, lift tickets, lessons, summer day camps, monthly memberships, and special events there is always a way to play for kids and kids at heart.