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. Whatever your daily activity may be, you’ll work up an appetite for the diversity of fine restaurants that line Park City's Historic Main Street and beyond, and you'll want to wind down after a long day with the craft whiskeys and vodkas at the High West Distillery and Saloon.

Any visit to Park City requires a leisurely walk down Historic Main Street past the vibrant Victorian architecture of old mining cabins, lovingly restored and maintained by residents. All year long, you can duck into the shops to browse, or grab a coffee at Atticus Bookstore and sit yourself down on a bench and soak in the sun and scenery. Every Sunday, from June through September, the Park Silly market — one of the most treasured Park City events — fills the streets of lower Historic Main Street with live music, local craftsmen and great food.

And the offerings to outdoor recreation are immense. Come summer, the winter slopes once featured in the Olympics and nearby state parks and reservoirs transform the landscape into a hiking, mountain biking, fishing and camping mecca.   

Getting Here

Park City is a 30-minute drive on I-80 from Salt Lake City and 45 minutes from Salt Lake International Airport, which offers hundreds of flights per day. In the winter months, an army of snowplows keep the pass between Salt Lake City and Park City well maintained.

Winter Sports

If skiing powder is your thing, Park City has you covered. With 426 downhill trails across 9,326 acres and numerous spots to Nordic ski, there are limitless possibilities. These numbers partially explain why the U.S. Ski and Snowboard team is headquartered in Park City. Other reasons include unbeatable proximity, quality of recreational opportunities and quality of life.

Park City Mountain is the largest ski resort in the United States, while Deer Valley is one of country's most popular luxury mountain resorts. The nearby Soldier Hollow Nordic Center, once featured in the Olympic games, offers great cross-country skiing. 

This Park City area quick guide will help you make the most of your ski trip to Park City. 

Local Highlights

Olympic Legacy Park

The venue for several events during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, the Olympic Legacy Park includes aerials, ski jumping, luge, skeleton and bobsled competitions as well as summer activities. Learn more about the best spots to relive Olympic memories

Luxury Accommodations

The Park City area’s luxury scene significantly evolved in recent years when three major players in the industry opened: Stein Erickson, Waldorf Astoria Park City, St. Regis Deer Valley and the Montage at Deer Valley. Nearby Midway also opened the Zermatt Resort. A wide range of other accommodations for all budgets dot the Park City landscape, both slope-side and around town.

Historic Main Street

On the National Register of Historic Places, Park City's Historic Main Street is the centerpiece of this mountain town, and home to dozens of restaurants, bars, unique local shopping experiences and other fun things to do in Park City that offer visitors the very best of Utah.

Sundance Film Festival

For 30 years, filmmakers, stars and audiences have been traveling to Utah's Sundance Film Festival to see some of the most innovative storytelling in cinema. Park City is the epicenter, but Sundance venues can also be found in Salt Lake City, Ogden and Robert Redford's own Sundance Mountain Resort, which means easy access to 11 of Utah's world-class ski resorts no matter where you're staying. Learn about a local's attempt to experience Sundance, full circle

Outdoor Culture

The Deer Valley Music Festival, Kimball Arts Festival and Park Silly Sunday Market headline a calendar full of great Park City events throughout the warmer months.

Cycling and Mountain Biking

But there are plenty of other things to do in Park City. When the snow has melted, get your hiking boots on and your mountain bike tuned (or rent one in town) and get your heart pumping. From gentle strolls on the Rail Trail across a wide-open basin with spectacular views of the mountains, to twisty, thrilling singletrack mountain bike trails like Town’s loop, you will not be disappointed.

In summer and fall, set your knobby tires on the Mid-Mountain Trail, which contours across three ski areas for 20 miles of riding through dense pine forests. Also don’t miss the Wasatch Crest Trail, which traverses the spine of the Wasatch Range on smooth, fast singletrack. Trails like these caught the eye of the International Mountain Bicycling Association and as a result Park City has become the world’s only IMBA-certified Gold Level riding destination. Learn more about mountain biking in Park City

For road cyclists, test yourself on hill climbs or enjoy long scenic tours that branch out from town. In August, the world’s best cyclists come to town for the final stage of the Tour of Utah, with a sprint finish down Historic Main Street in front of thousands of cycling enthusiasts. 


After working up an appetite on the trails, it’s time for Park City’s second favorite activity — eating. It is uncommon to find the quality of local restaurants and diversity of cuisine in a city of this size. In June, a 1,500-seat table stretched the length of Historic Main Street for the Savor the Summit’s Grande Table event to create an enchanting evening of fine food and live music with hundreds of your new best friends.

While Park City honors its past, city leaders, residents and local business people continue to look forward to the town’s future, focused on making Park City an even more enjoyable place to visit.


  • High West Distillery

    High West Distillery

    The hills are alive with the scent of whiskey. Photo: Marc Piscotty

  • Historic Main Street

    Historic Main Street

    On the National Register of Historic Places, Park City's Historic Main Street is the centerpiece of this mountain town. Photo: Marc Piscotty

  • High West Distillery

    High West Distillery

    It is uncommon to find the quality of local restaurants and diversity of cuisine in a city of this size. Photo: Marc Piscotty

  • A Mountain Town

    A Mountain Town

    Park City Mountain offer direct lift access from the town’s historic Main Street. Photo: Marc Piscotty

  • Historic Flavor

    Historic Flavor

    Nestled high in the Wasatch Mountains, the historic mining town of Park City is unlike any other ski town in the world.

  • Historic Main Street

    Historic Main Street

    Park City's bustling nightlife is filled with concerts, jazz clubs, dancing, and film screenings, and you'll find over 100 restaurants and bars to choose from. Photo: Marc Piscotty

  • The Hills are Alive

    The Hills are Alive

    Don't miss High West, the world's only ski-in distillery.

  • Olympic Legacy Park

    Olympic Legacy Park

    The Olympic Legacy Park includes aerials, ski jumping, luge, skeleton and bobsled competitions as well as summer activities.

  • Comet Bobsled

    Comet Bobsled

    The Comet Bobsled, the same track used in the Olympics, is open for visitors year-round.

  • Park City Mountain

    Park City Mountain

    Park City Mountain has developed a reputation for sophistication, excellent skiing, world-class terrain parks and accessibility.

  • Park City Mountain

    Park City Mountain

    Skiers enjoy the slopes under the Orange Bubble Express.

  • Deer Valley Resort

    Deer Valley Resort

    Between its world-famous turkey chili, locally crafted Deer Valley Artisan Cheese and an array of Zagat-rated restaurants, Deer Valley is equal parts culinary adventure and skiers-only heaven on earth.

  • Deer Valley Resort

    Deer Valley Resort

    Readers of SKI magazine consistently rate Deer Valley's guest services number one, as well as ranking it "best-groomed resort." Photo: Scott Markewitz

  • Deer Valley Resort

    Deer Valley Resort

    Though known for its great groomed runs, there are a lot of ways to tackle Deer Valley's six mountains. Photo: Scott Markewitz

  • National Ability Center

    National Ability Center

    The center offers adaptive or para-sports programming to get people with disabilities, and their families, into outdoor activities. Photo: Austen Diamond

  • National Ability Center

    National Ability Center

    “When people think of a ‘disability,’ a lot of the time, they think about what a person can’t do,” says Gail Barille, CEO of National Ability Center, “But at NAC, we think of it as a differing ability.” Photo: Austen Diamond

  • Park City Yoga Adventures

    Park City Yoga Adventures

    When you’re done with your adventure, head indoors for a one-hour yoga session to melt away the stress and sore muscles. This is just one of Utah's many après ski spa experiences.

  • Egyptian Theatre

    Egyptian Theatre

    The Egyptian Theatre is a signature Park City venue during Sundance Film Festival, and a historic home for live stage performances. Photo: Stephen Speckman

  • World Premiere

    World Premiere

    The world premiere of The Workers Cup, a documentary film featured at Sundance in 2017. Photo: Stephen Speckman

  • Ritual Chocolate

    Ritual Chocolate

    Utilizing 100-year-old craft chocolate methods to make the perfect bar, Ritual Chocolate is right at home in Park City. Photo: Austen Diamond

  • A Citizen of Mountain Time

    A Citizen of Mountain Time

    Corine Coniglio crafts artisan cheese on the slopes of Deer Valley. Photo: Austen Diamond

Get more detailed information on things to do in Park City

What's Nearby?

Salt Lake City — the urban heart of the metropolitan Wasatch Front is just a 40 minute canyon's drive away. Other destinations on the Wasatch Back include the alpine splendor and access to endless outdoor recreation only 20 miles away in Heber ValleyThe quaint mountain town of Kamas is the gateway to the Uinta Mountain Range, home to Utah's tallest peak: King's Peak. From Kamas, it's all scenic driving all the time on the 56-mile Mirror Lake Highway Scenic Byway. Park City is nearby a handful of state parks, including Jordanelle State Park, a boater's haven, and Rockport State Park. Wasatch Mountain State Park offers hiking, mountain biking, snowmobiling and skiing opportunities depending on the season. 

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