Located just 35 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport, Park City is North America’s most accessible mountain destination. The proximity to the airport allows for a quick weekend trip, but there’s certainly plenty of reasons why you’ll want to stay longer…
Here are 5 Reasons to Visit Park City, Utah This Winter:
1. Hit the Ski Slopes
It’s no secret that Park City is one of the most popular ski destinations in the United States, but did you know that the city is home to 9,326 acres of “The Greatest Snow on Earth,” 426 runs, bowls and parks, and 58 lifts? Even if you’re a regular on the slopes, Park City is home to a positively unique ski experience … High West Distillery is the world’s only ski-in whiskey gastro-distillery. Yes – that’s right, you can ski straight to your whiskey tasting!
2. Partake in a Plethora of Other Outdoor Activities
Although Park City’s reputation is unparalleled for it’s snow skiing, the city offers plenty of opportunities for you to partake in other winter activities. If you’re not a skier, the mountains also offer visitors the opportunity to go tubing or snowboarding. If you’re in need of a break from the slopes, you can try your hand at winter fly-fishing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, dog sledding or even bobsledding. In the mood an activity that’s a bit less active? Park City has you covered with sleigh rides and hot air balloon experiences.
3. Explore Park City’s Shopping and Spa Scene
When thinking of Park City, outdoor adventures may immediately come to mind, but the city also has a world-class spa and shopping scene. You can choose to peruse the area’s galleries, boutiques and outlet malls. Once you’re worn out from all that credit card swiping, treat yourself to a relaxing spa treatment at one of the city’s luxury day spas.
4. Indulge in Delightful Cuisine and Wine
Did you know that Park City is also a destination for food tourism? The city offers award-winning cuisine for every taste, including locally sourced ingredients and fresh seafood flown in daily to many of the nearly 150 restaurants and bars. Join a Park City Food Tour if you’re interested in an in-depth exploration of the city’s food scene. Or, if you’re ready to take your love of food and wine to the next level, you can sign up for a wine tasting with a local sommelier or take a class at one of the area’s culinary art institutes.
5. Stay in Style
Park City has more luxury ski in/ski out accommodations than any other North American Resort town, including Montage Deer Valley, St. Regis, Stein Eriksen Lodge, Waldorf Astoria, Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort. Park City is also home to one of the top rated ski resorts in the world, Deer Valley Resort, which is well-known for their impeccable service. Not a resort person? Park City is also home to numerous ski in/ski out condos and full-service luxury home rentals.
Are you ready to head to Park City this winter? Which of these reasons has convinced you to book your Park City getaway?
Many thanks to Visit Park City for sponsoring this post.