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Insider's Guide to Park City

The more you know about Park City, the more tempted you'll be to call the valley home (or a home away from home). It's not unheard-of.

Written By Sara Hobbs

Kaylin Richardson has traveled all over the world, but she chose to make Park City her home, her happy place.

As a former American alpine ski racer, World Cup champion and Olympic athlete, Richardson has a deep connection to the snow-blanketed mountainside, but her affection for this city even goes beyond the slopes. Park City’s culture-enriched valley, scenery, food, art and right-out-your-front-door access to all-season adventure happily motivate her to be an advocate. (Read: "A Classy Warm-Weather Weekend in Park City")

Living in a location that lacks the slightest chance at boredom, and instead, emanates an ambience of inspiration, Richardson especially enjoys sharing the scenic city with others, today, not next year, embracing the present as much as she can.

“Adventure should be a priority,” says Richardson. “We’re only guaranteed the present. So what I love to encourage people to do is to make it count. Those things that are on your bucket list, there’s no better time [to check them off] than the present.”

In this video, Richardson and a friend share many of their favorite Park City experiences to nudge you to add Park City to your list and go embrace the present.

A sled dog tour with All Seasons Adventures.

Photo: Mike Schirf

All Seasons Adventures

Park City's outdoor guide service, offering guides for a plethora of all-season activities, such as dog sledding, fly fishing, rafting and horseback riding. (Read: "Arctic Rescue’s Park City Dog Sledding Team")

Boneyard Saloon and Kitchen in Park City.

Photo: Mike Schirf

Boneyard Saloon and Kitchen

This gastropub is known for its wood-fired cooking and elevated bar food. You'd be crazy not to try its unique spin on small bite plates, pizzas and charcuterie.

Deer Valley Resort

Photo: Mike Schirf

Deer Valley Resort

Some would argue it is impossible to have a bad day at Deer Valley thanks to its customer service and consistently excellent skiing. (Read: "Planning Your Big Snow Trip")

You can always count on great food and great service at Park City's Handle.

Photo: Mike Schirf

Handle

Serving American cuisine, Handle strives to wake you up to the joy of fresh cuisine, sourced from local and regional ingredients and served in a lively atmosphere. (Read: "Restaurants in Park City")

Any visit to Park City requires a leisurely walk down Historic Main Street.

Photo: Mike Schirf

Historic Main Street

Main Street is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the centerpiece of this mountain town. It's home to dozens of restaurants, bars, galleries and unique local shopping experiences.

Old Town Cellars in Park City

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Old Town Cellars

You'll leave the cellar having indulged in the Official Wine of Apres with an elegant food and wine tasting experience.

Stein Eriksen Lodge at Deer Valley

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Stein Eriksen Lodge

Experience five-star hotel luxury surrounded by world-renowned skiing, outdoor recreation, excellent dining and family friendly activities, such as a freestyle movie theater and a game room. (Read: "Park City Area: 1 Destination, 3 Resorts")

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Fresh Tracks in Kamas – Utah's Snowcountry

Written By Melissa Fields

7 minute read

Not far from the hustle and bustle of Utah’s renowned Park City-area ski slopes is an untamed, snow-filled wonderland waiting to be explored. Here in the Wasatch Back, snowshoeing, ice fishing and snowcat skiing set the stage for an outdoors-facing winter getaway imbued with authenticity and solitude.

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Park City

Park City could certainly stake a rightful claim of being the “perfect mountain town.” Combining its silver mining town heritage, an artistic vibe and a deep appreciation for the outdoors, Park City strikes a balance between luxury and comfort, all the while showing a deep appreciation for athletics, arts and community.

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