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The Iver's Tunnel.

A new addition to Fox School of Wine’s educational programs, Mines & Wines offers a fun and unique take on Park City’s mining history – an important piece of the town’s heritage.  The tour features five stops at historic mining relics, including the Daly West Mine, Ontario Mine, Iver’s and Spiro Tunnels, the Miner’s Hospital and a silver miner’s bank (now Mountain Trails gallery).

The Park Silly Sunday Market, a summer favorite for Park City locals (aka Park Sillians) and visitors alike, celebrates its 11th anniversary this summer. Held on Park City’s Historic Main Street, the Park Silly Sunday Market opens for the season on June 4 at 10:00 AM and continues every Sunday through September 17.  Admission is free. 

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.

The Sundance Film Festival is one of the most popular times to visit Park City.
Park City, Utah, is a special place any time you visit. But there are certain events that come along each year that make it an extraordinary place to visit. Whether it’s the Torchlight Parade on Christmas Eve, the country’s most popular film festival, or a lung-burning mountain bike race, you’ll find events throughout the year that give you even more reasons to visit Park City. Here are nine annual events that keep people coming back every year.

In the third episode of Park City First Timers, Makena heads to the Homestead Crater with Park City Yoga Adventures for a one-of-a-kind paddleboard yoga experience. The Homestead Crater is a 10,000-year-old geothermal spring, located within a beehive-shaped limestone rock, with its waters ranging from 90-96 degrees Fahrenheit.

While today Park City, Utah is known as a top rated winter destination, its history runs deep in silver mining.  Park City was incorporated in 1884 after the area was discovered to be rich in silver. The town flourished as people flocked to the area from all over the world in hopes of striking it rich. In the 1930s, skiing began to draw interest after a ski jump was built atop the Creole Mine dump. As the mining industry started to crumble, skiing in Park City continued to gain popularity when a ski lift was installed at Snow Park (now Deer Valley Resort) in 1946. and then again in the mid-60s with the opening of Treasure Mountain (now Park City Mountain Resort). Although silver mining in Park City disappeared for good by the 1980s when the price of silver declined drastically, the ski industry continued to grow.

Some say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and we believe them! Where will you find the energy for a fun day on the slopes, shopping, or for Nordic skiing on Park City’s trails, without a delicious and nutritious breakfast?

Finding a solid breakfast or brunch spot can be challenging – especially if you’re visiting an area for the first time.  Breakfast and brunch choices are often a matter of preference, depending on what kind of morning meal you prefer and what kind of time you have. Are you a hardcore bruncher who spends hours enjoying a meal every Sunday morning? Or are you the grab-and-go type? Whether you prefer to grab a cup of coffee and a quick bite on the run, or prefer full-on sit-down brunch, Park City, Utah has breakfast and  brunch options to suit every taste bud. 

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