Park City shines in the spring, and there is plenty of time to ski during the springtime in Park City, Utah. The sun shines bright amidst clear blue skies, and the snow is still plentiful.
Plus, we like to end the ski season with a splash... A favorite annual event, Park City Mountain's Spring Grüv, includes a pond skimming competition where contestants skim across an icy pond on their skis and snowboards. It's a sight to be seen and a celebration you won't want to miss!
Here's a list of 10 things to do in Park City this spring, including events, activities, and, of course, world-class skiing:
Hit the Slopes
Spring is a great time of year to ski and snowboard at Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain. Where else are you going to find completely blue skies and snow? Spring days spent on the mountain are sunnier and warmer, and the soft, hero snow is so good you'll want to ski bell-to-bell before enjoying a beer outside. Insider tip: ski the east and south-facing runs earlier in the day since they've had time to soften a bit-- they'll provide great spring skiing. Most importantly, don't forget your sunscreen and sunglasses!
Treat Yourself to a little Apres Ski
No ski trip is complete without a little après-skiing. Your ski-boot-free feet are aching to let loose, and, thankfully, Park City's world-class resorts take après-skiing very seriously. Several bars and lounges exist just off the slopes at both Park City Mountain and Deer Valley Resort. Choose from one of the world's only slopeside raw bars, RIME Raw Bar, or the unique vibes at The Après Lounge just behind the Montage. Park City Mountain's Canyons Village has all your après cravings covered, including Drafts Sports Bar & Grill, the Umbrella Bar and more! On the Park City Mountain side? Head to the Corner Store at the Park City Base Area for a lively scene with a large patio.
One of the other unique aspects of Park City is the ability to ski right into town, where you'll find a plethora of fantastic après spots on and off Main Street! Grab a cocktail at High West Distillery just off Main, or head to Bridge Cafe at the bottom of the Town Lift for a genuinely distinctive Park City experience.
Indulge in Park City's Nightlife
Continue your fun-packed day by heading to Park City's Historic Main Street as the sun goes down. An evening on Main is always one to remember, with over 100 bars and restaurants. Park City's culinary scene offers a variety, allowing you to find exactly what is calling your name. Bring on the night at the favorite local hangout-- the No Name Saloon-- whose upstairs deck is quite a treat come springtime. Or make it a low-key treat with friends at the Park City Social Aid and Pleasure Club and treat yourself to their award-winning gin.
Adventure Off the Slopes
There is more to Park City than its world-class slopes...there's an abundance of winter activities that are every bit as enjoyable as skiing and riding. Find out about winter fly-fishing trips or snowshoe tours. Park City has dozens of specialty outfitters that can arrange it all, each with their own unique style.
Boost Your Knowledge of Park City
For those who prefer a different style of recreation, there are museums, galleries, historical tours, and even food tours. The Park City Food Tours or take a cooking class and experience exactly what is so special about the area's culinary scene. You can also enjoy the best of both worlds on the Mines and Wines tour by the Fox School of Wine! Enjoy wines from around the globe paired with light snacks, all while learning about Park City's rich mining history.
Explore Utah Olympic Park
Utah Olympic Park, a U.S. Olympic training and competition site, now serves as a year-round competition and training ground for entry-level to high-performance athletes. The park, which is open to the public, allows visitors can watch elite athletes train and compete, as well as learn about the area's Olympic Legacy. The Alf Engen Ski History Museum and the 2002 Eccles Winter Olympic Museum, both of which are free, are fun for all ages. Additionally, visitors have the opportunity to race down the track in the Comet Bobsled--on the same track used by the best athletes in the world.
Boogie Down at an Outdoor Concert
During the months of March and April, spring concerts in Park City are abundant at both resorts and throughout the town. So take off your boots, and put on your dancing shoes! Check out the Park City calendar of events for the latest concerts and weekend entertainment.
Check Out the Park City Pond Skim
Park City Mountain ends the season with an event that is sure to make you smile, the Park City Pond Skim. Contestants compete by skimming across a man-made pond earning prizes centered around various challenges, all while wearing some outrageous costumes! This is one for the whole family, with raffles and giveaways included during the event. Plus, if you want to give the Pond Skim a try yourself registration opens soon!
Kimball Art Center
Not only is Kimball Art Center’s main gallery (with rotating special exhibits) open daily and free of charge, they also offer numerous opportunities for classes and studio time. Offerings include art classes for young children like Winter Art Wonders for Tots and Gingerbread House Sculptures, and then for adults, drawing, painting, and Pottery classes. Head to Kimball Art Center’s website for a complete list of classes, private group class offerings, and more.
Rest and Relax
No matter how much recreation you fill your days with here in Park City, it's nice to know there are so many places to rest up. Whether you are looking for a hotel in Park City or a multi-family condo, chances are Park City has the lodging option that fits your vacation needs--maybe even at a deal. Explore our best deals.