I take a deep breath. It’s cold. The brisk wind grazes my face. Despite being covered from head to toe in winter gear, the frigid weather still chills to the bone. With that said, it’s all worth it. I’m standing at the top of a mountain and all I can see is white. The lightest, fluffiest snow lays beneath my feet and beyond, all the way to the bottom. I take another deep breath and propel myself forward down this challenging slope, tackling this snowy hill all the way to the bottom.
Park City, Utah is one of the best destinations for thrilling winter activities, like skiing and snowboarding. You’ll find the largest ski resort in the United States here – Park City Mountain. It’s home to 7,300 acres of world class terrain. In addition, you’ll find one of the top rated ski resorts in the world also in Park City, Deer Valley Resort. It’s consistently rated as one of the top three ski resorts by readers of SKI Magazine. Park City was also the host site of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. The Olympic legacy continues with competitions being held at the Utah Olympic Park. Another perk: it’s located only 35 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport, making it the most accessible mountain destination in the United States.
If you adore exciting outdoor winter activities, but you aren’t into skiing and snowboarding, don’t fret. Park City offers many intriguing experiences, including tubing, bobsledding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and hot air ballooning. It’s a great spot for challenging yourself to trying a new winter sport.
It’s also home to many fine culinary indulgences. There’s an award-winning restaurant for every taste, with over 150 dining establishments to choose from. Park City hosts the world’s only ski-in whiskey gastro-distillery, High West Distillery.
After you’re finished skiing or snowshoeing, take a stroll down Park City’s Historic Main Street. In the past, people flocked to the mountains in search of silver and precious metals. Currently, this charming street blends the old and the new, with ample opportunities to shop, dine, and relax. There are 64 buildings here that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Be sure to check out some of the local galleries, too.
Park City plays host to the world-renowned Sundance Film Festival, taking place each January. It’s a celebration of independent filmmaking with screenings of the newest critically-acclaimed movies. Plus, be sure to keep your eye out for appearances by famous celebrities!
Whether you’re breathing in the fresh, crisp air at the top of a mountain, or catching glimpses of picturesque sights along Historic Main Street, Park City is a must-visit travel destination. With so many sensational attractions, you won’t want to hide indoors during the winter any longer. Be sure to check out the Visit Park City website, or add Park City on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Youtube.
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