Beginning as a gathering place for the Ute and Shoshone people of the Great Basin, then a mining boom town, and now a center of excellence for Olympians, artists, and outdoor enthusiasts from across the globe, Park City’s story has always been one of rebirth and renewal. That legacy lives today in the stories that rest in the heritage sites and historic lands woven throughout and surrounding our town. But it began more than 5,000 years ago.
Park City's mining boom started in the 1860s with the discovery of silver, gold, and lead and the opening of the town’s first silver mine.
The end of the mining catalyzed Park City’s rebirth as a skiing destination. With government assistance and other contributions, Park City’s first ski resort, Treasure Mountain, opened in 1963 on 10,000 acres of land the miners owned with mineral rights.