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December – it’s a time to celebrate the holidays with family and friends, and it also marks the true beginning of ski season. While it’s always fun to hit the slopes, especially around Christmas, there are other ways to enjoy the month of December in Park City.  With an abundance of off-slope activities to choose from, you’ll end your Park City vacation with enough memories to last a lifetime. Here are a few ideas for you to explore while trying to decide what to do in Park City this December

It’s commonly understood that mountain biking and beer go hand-in-hand. Who doesn’t love an ice cold one after a mountain bike ride in the summer sun?  One of Park City’s local breweries, Squatters, even named one of their beers “Full Suspension” in ode to mountain biking, noting that it “really smooths out the bumps.”  There are quite a few Park City restaurants and breweries that are conveniently located at trailheads all over town.  We have a few post-ride recommendations for after you explore one of Park City’s classic mountain bike trails.

Park City, Utah is known for its pristine mountains, vibrant ski scene, and miles of biking and hiking trails, but, underneath it all, the town is loaded with unique silver mining history. Bits and pieces of the area’s mining past still remain and it’s fun to learn about Park City’s existence prior to becoming an outdoor mecca. There are many ways to dive into the area’s mining history, including a few non-traditional options like hiking and skiing tours, as well as Fox School of Wine’s ‘Mines and Wines Tour.’  Not only can you enjoy a fun, activity-filled vacation, you can also become a Park City mining history expert!

Park City is home to more than 450 miles of trails that are ready for you to explore via mountain bike.  Mountain biking can require a lot of gear, and it’s not always easy to pack it all for your trip.  Fortunately, Park City has many bike rental and gear outfitters that will fit you with the latest equipment for your adventure.  Having trouble deciding what to bring and what to leave at home? We put together a suggested list of items to include in your suitcase and items to rent upon arrival in Park City.

As far as views go, it’s hard to top the nearly 12,000-foot summit of Bald Mountain. Jeff Weissman

Park City is nestled in the Wasatch Mountains, and is a short drive away from the Uinta mountains. With two major ski resorts close by and great nightlife, it’s a solid spot for a winter vacation, but there is also world class hiking nearby. Whether you’re looking to hike right from downtown Park City or take the scenic drive to the Uinta mountains, there are great options for any skill level.

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