Fabled for both sensational skiing and soul-searching cinema, Park City in Utah has come a long way since its early days as a Western mining town.
Trading in silver and gold for snowboards and slopes, this mountain destination has become legendary for more than its powder-shredding runs. Since being developed as a fabulous winter resort, culinary delights, cultural highlights and fun party nights have all become the hallmark of one of America’s favorite getaways, melding a storied past while forging new forward-looking traditions.
Towering at an elevation of about 7,000 feet above sea level, Park City is home to a little under 9,000 people. Often making “America’s Prettiest Towns” lists, its rustic charm makes an easy blend with modern eateries, artisan distillers and state-of-the-art ski lifts. The most amazing things to do are all outdoors of course. Ski resort after ski resort is brimming with white runs every winter. In the summer, nearby rapids offer watery adventures while camping and hiking rule at such destinations as the Round Valley Trail System and Fantasy Ridge. Back in town, the Main Street Historic District offers the distraction of over 150 boutiques and restaurants. And if you’re a film buff, make the pilgrimage to the Sundance Film Festival at least once in your life!