Hi, everyone, I’m back and if you read my last blog post you might remember my trip to Park City, Utah, I mentioned to you all in my 2020 Planning Blog. My very first trip of 2020, and my first time skiing this season. Park City did not disappoint. It truly felt like a winter wonderland. It snowed on and off each day but the sun came out for a perfect day on the slopes. If you are looking for a true winter escape, whether you ski/board or not, Park City is definitely a place for you to check out.
+ Getting to Park City-Park City is located about 45 minutes away from Salt Lake City, Utah. If you are flying into Salt Lake there are a few options to get to Park City. There are several shuttles you can book to transport you, they are located in the baggage pick up area and can be arranged ahead of time. You can also take an Uber or Lyft and depending on the time of day will run you anywhere from $40-$60. There are also car rental places and depending on what you plan on doing when you get to Park City this may be a good option for you. When in Park City you can use the city shuttle or trolley for free from one side of Main Street to the other. This is super convenient, especially if you make into town and don’t get back to the lifts before they close.
+Things to do in Park City- If you are thinking about visiting Park City, like most people you are probably looking to hit the slopes, but if skiing/boarding is not for you there are many other things to do and enjoy in the town itself.
+Skiing/Boarding– If you are looking into hitting the mountain you can purchase your lift ticket in advance at Park City Mountain for a cheaper price than on the mountain. Park City Resort is a large mountain and regardless of your level of expertise there are runs for everyone. Being the largest ski resort in the US if you want to ski/board the entire mountain you will need more than one day to really be able to hit all sides of the mountain. It is definitely beautiful and most certainly worth it. There are also several places to rent equipment if you will not be taking your own. We opted to use a ski valet company. They get your information before hand and then literally take and pick up the equipment for you. It was so easy I highly recommend using this service if you will be in need of renting equipment and if you do not have a vehicle during your stay.
+Thinking to do in town- Park City is a such a cute, trendy town. There is plenty to see and do in town without skiing/boarding. Downtown Park City has both local and commercial shops and many places to eat and drink. If you like shopping there is plenty of it downtown. If you are more of a foodie, make sure to check out the High West Distillery and Saloon, you can even ski in and ski out if you are on slopes for the day. You can also search for original Banksy artwork, which isn’t very hard to find, right off Main Street, if you are interested. One thing I was not able to do but will definitely check it out next time is Olympic Park. I hear it is super cool.
+Where to stay in Park City- Park City like any ski resort city has major hotels located relatively close to the ski resort. There are also many Airbnb options, some closer than others to the resort. During our stay we wanted to be as close to the mountain as possible to be able to walk over to the resort and hit the slopes. Park City Silver Star Retreat is a lodging resort with the ski mountain as it’s back yard. Our condo was beautiful and was just a 2-3 minute walk to the nearest ski lift. It was awesome!
Park City was such a surprise and a beautiful town, I really would like to go back again. I loved all the snow and vibe of the town. If you are considering a ski trip or just going for fun you will not be disappointed. I can only imagine how beautiful it is during the spring and summer. Add Park City to your list of ski towns to visit!!