LOTS OF WINTER FUN IN PARK CITY UTAH

Park City ... where else would you want to be in the winter.  Nothing could be better then skiing or boarding down a fresh powder slope on a bluebird day at one of Park City’s Ski resorts.  There are three world class resorts in town.   Deer Valley (ski only) voted the number 1 resort by Ski Magazine again for the fifth year, Park City Mountain voted number 6, and The Canyons (Utah’s largest ski resort) came in at number 16 all good reasons to stay and play in Park City.  All three resorts offer both group and private lessons to enhance your skills on the slopes.  Lessons are available for all ages with special kids programs so they can have a fun filled day while you are out cruising the mountain in search of untapped terrain.  Park City also offers rides on the Alpine Coaster or the Flying Eagle Zip line and The Canyons offers The Red Pine Zip Tour and The Lookout Zip Tour that spans 2,111 Feet.  These rides are available on the slopes.  Just pop off your skis and go.

 

If you have the energy after a day on the slopes or want to take a day off the hill there are plenty of other winter activities in the area.  Park City Mountain has a tubing park called Gorgoza Park which is located just off of Interstate 80.  They offer lift served tubing and also mini snowmobile rides for kids.  Soldier Hollow, located in Midway, also has a tubing park with the longest lanes in Utah.  Both parks have nighttime tubing hours.  Soldier Hollow, site of the 2002 Olympic Biathlon, offers an Olympic Biathlon Experience, as well as snowshoeing and cross country skiing in addition to tubing. 

 

Cross country skiing is also available right in town at the Park City Golf Course with trails meandering by the historic and picturesque White Barn along State Route 224.   White Pine Touring rents cross country skis and sells passes for their well groomed and maintained 20K course.  There are different trails for all levels of cross country skiers.  White Pine Touring has Telemark ski rentals for those adventurers enough to tackle the ski slopes or the backcountry.   They also offer snowshoe rentals which is a fun way to explore the outdoors.

 

For thrill seekers there is the bobsled ride at the Utah Olympic Park, site of the 2002 Olympic Games.     The Olympic Park also has a Snowzone for sledding and head first air boards.  For those non-thrill seekers in your party the park does offers two fine ski museums.  The Alf Engen Ski Museum and the 2002 Eccles Olympic Museum give a good overview of Utah’s ski history and the 2002 Olympic experience.

 

If you are looking for motorized fun, snowmobiling should cover that.  There are several snowmobile outfitters in Park City which offer a variety of adventures in and around the area.  Some have access to private lands and others offer tours in the Unita Mountains. 

 

What vacation would be complete without a sleigh ride.  The Boulder Mountain Ranch, Rocky Mountain Sleigh Company, and the Snowed Inn Sleigh Company among others, offers a variety of rides and dinner options. 

 

Last but not least, for non-skiers or those that need a snow break, Park City has 2 movie theaters in town.  There is a state of the art bowling alley called Jupiter Bowl.  Park City has great shopping opportunities on Main Street or at The Tangier Outlet Mall.  For little ones up to age 12, Monkey Mountain has a great indoor play place.

 

 This article does not do justice to all the things you can find to do in Park City in the wintertime, but hopefully it gives you a good idea of the fun you can have in town whether or not the snow is coming down.

 

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