Park City Area Resources
Park City Local Tips
Park City, Utah has been growing and growing for the past 20 years as more skiers visit Park City for its proximity to the airport, Greatest Snow on Earth, 300 + days of sunshine and afford-ability. Here are some other tips that will make your trip to Park City even better and make you feel like a local:
- Park City Quick Start: If you fly in and ski the same day you can ski for FREE. Visit ParkCityInfo.com and sign up for the QuickStart Program today. Over 15,000 skiers took advantage of this program last season.
- Park City's transit system is very efficient and FREE. Save money by not getting a rental car.
- If you stay on Main Street you can take the Town Lift to PCMR. If you are a beginner or if you are taking lessons you will need to visit the resort center.
- Purchase the Park City Silver Passport and ski at all three of Park City's resorts on one ticket
- Visit during Sundance, not only to watch movies but to also ski the slopes that are practically empty. The second week of Sundance is less busy and cheaper.
Park City Ski Resort is located on a massive 3,300 acres in Park City, Utah. Park City is thirty-six miles from Salt Lake City and convenient to a major airport. This ski resort offers some of the best trails available in Utah and a lot of wonderful extras.
The ski trails at Park City Ski Resort are impressive.They feature one hundred and seven trails, with their longest trail, the Homerun, being three and a half miles long. There are sixteen total lifts that operate daily, with several high speed lifts to get guests to their destinations quickly. Park City offers skiing and snowboarding lessons for children, teens and adults. Several of their instructors are also trained in the special needs of skiers requiring adaptive lessons.
Park City Ski Resort offers more than just great slopes. There is a sporting goods store right at the resort. There are also lifts available to bring you into town, for more shopping opportunities. Guests can ski down the hill to local bars, restaurants, and galleries. Park City is one of the most accessible resorts in the country, and the only ski resort to offer lifts to and from town.
After a long day on the slopes, guests are invited to dine at one of eight restaurants located at the resort. These eateries include a pizza shop, a café, a home style lodge, a bar and grill, and a fine foods diner featuring. The Park City Ski Resort has a catering service, perfect for weddings, parties, and corporate events. Their event planners are available to help guests meet their personal needs by working with them to plan their special events.
Non-skiing and snowboarding guests have plenty of other activities to choose from. Park City Ski Resort has a separate area, Gorgoza Park, just for tubing. The area is lighted, and has three lifts to take visitors to the top of the slopes. Snowmobiles Adventure is another option. A guide brings guests through the beautiful hills of Weber Canyon. The snowmobiles offer the best in comfort, with warming handgrips and heating vents. The toboggan-style Alpine Ride offers 4,000 feet of fun, through curves and dips, across a beautiful winter landscape. Horse-pulled sleigh rides, offered both with and without dinner included, are offered each evening.
With all of the available activities, restaurants, and trails, there is always something new to explore at the Park City Ski Resort. They offer great service, beautiful scenery, and plenty to do. Visiting Park City is a great way to spend a vacation, either as a family, with a group of friends, or as a romantic get-away for two. There is something for everyone at Park City Ski Resort.
History of Park City
History of Park City
Park City was settled as a mining community in 1870, following the discovery of lead, gold, and silver in the area. The city became heavily populated to such an extent that many people thought it would replace Salt Lake City as the primary city in Utah. However, the mines penetrated the water table and were flooded, and the city nearly became a ghost town. Skiing began to come to the city in the 1950s, but the city did not recover until the 1970s, when growth finally came. Growth has accelerated in the last few decades, and it now stands as one of the most affluent and lively resort towns in the United States.
As long ago as the 1920s, miners in Park City were using underground trains and shafts to gain access to the mountain for skiing. When the slopes opened to the public in 1963 as Treasure Mountain, skiers were transported nearly three miles into the mountain on the Spiro Tunnel mine train and then lifted 1800 ft (548 m) to the slopes on a mine hoist elevator. Aerial trams once used for hauling ore were converted into chairlifts. To this day, there are still more than 1000 miles (1609 km) of old silver-mine workings and tunnels beneath the slopes at Park City Mountain Resort and neighboring Deer Valley.