When a mountain town getaway is exactly what you’re craving this winter, there’s no better place to find yourself than Park City, Utah. A mere 30-minute drive from Salt Lake City and situated in the scenic Wasatch Mountains, Park City pairs mountain charm with easy access to fun at every turn! Whether you’re passionate about skiing or can’t wait to savor in-town entertainment, Park City is a place where it’s easy to embrace the best of it all. This winter Park City guide is a great place to start when you’re looking to elevate your stay in the name of adventure this year!
Outdoor Activities to Enjoy in Park City
This scenic and inviting vacation destination is a haven of fun for those who have a passion for time on the slopes. Winter in Park City is the prime time of year to make the most of everything from skiing and snow tubing to simply taking the lifts upward to make the most of a spectacularly snowy view too!
Park City is home to two world-class resorts as well as multiple base areas like Snow Park, Silver Lake, Canyons, and Jordanelle to name a few. This means winter visitors are always within reach of winter recreation opportunities of all types. The major ski resorts in Park City accept both the Epic and Ikon passes, making it simple to access fun on the slopes no matter when you arrive. The Park City Ski Resort offers a wide range of trails fit to skiers of all ages and abilities.
If you’re new to skiing but excited to give it a try, start with booking on-site lessons so you can approach those slopes with confidence this winter! Ski rentals are also readily available at the Park City ski resorts. If snow tubing is more your style, there are a few places you’ll want to check out in town. Soldier Hollow has a snow tubing hills that’s fun for the entire family while Woodward enjoys lift-served tubing fun and runs!
For those that are excited to explore the winter terrain in Park City on two wheels, fat tire biking is a popular option to choose. The Basin Recreation and Mountain Trails in the area are ideal for exploring using this mode of transportation and there are plenty of local rental companies willing to help guests find just the right bike to match their preferred snowy route. Snowshoeing and Nordic skiing can also be enjoyed on these well-maintained trails too.
Travelers heading to Park City this winter looking to include a few nostalgic and fun activities on the itinerary will find what they’re looking for and more as well. Consider taking time to enjoy ice skating at the Park City Ice Arena and Sports Complex while you’re in town! The Park City Mountain Resort Center Ice Rink is also a great option for families. Horse-drawn sleigh rides are another popular winter activity to try out in this area when visitors are looking to enjoy the terrain in vintage style. Companies like Broken Arrow Sleigh Rides, Midway Adventure Co., and Viking Yurt all offer sleigh ride options well worth looking into. For those who are excited to gain a new perspective on their Park City winter getaway, booking a hot air balloon ride promises to be a one-of-a-kind adventure you won’t soon forget.
Indoor Stops to Check Out
Beyond the ski slopes, Park City is packed with options for winter fun when travelers are looking to warm up and enjoy time indoors too. The city is brimming over with everything from spas and theaters to galleries and museums that work as wonderful and inspiring additions to any winter itinerary. When gallery hopping is what you’re looking forward to, focus on Main Street to start and check out stops like Bret Webster Images and Artworks Gallery too. The Egyptian Theatre is located at 328 Main Street and is a fantastic place to catch a show or performance this time of year. A trip through the Kimball Art Center is always a treat while time in the Meyer Gallery is equally enjoyable.
Great Coffee Shops for Warming Up
Every winter getaway to Park City should include some savory stops where a caffeine boost is well within reach. If you find yourself around Main Street this time of year, don’t miss out on a chance to grab a latte, espresso, or tea at Atticus. Situated at 738 Main Street, this coffee shop, tea house, and bookstore is an amazing place to settle in with family and friends and sip something savory in good company. The coffee shop also has artwork for sale and is a fun place to browse a wide variety of literature as you finish that macchiato.
Book Your Park City Adventure Today
Packing your bags and heading to Park City in the name of fun is always worth your while. When you need amazing accommodations to match, Summit Luxury Vacations has you covered. Reach out today to learn more about our incredible options and to start planning your winter trip!