Located in Summit County, just thirty-two miles from Salt Lake City, Park City, Utah, is considered to be one of the best ski resorts in the country. When tourists choose for lodging one of the comfortable vacation rentals such as condos, apartments, villas, cabins, cottages or homes of this ski resorts of Utah, they may discover how Park City is memorable and how they'll want to return. For ten years, Ski Magazine has ranked it #5 out of the top ten; Transworld Snowboarding Magazine has ranked Park City #1. It has hosted cup after cup, tournament after tournament, and championship after championship. It also hosted some skiing and snowboarding events in the 2002 Winter Olympics. With some of the best skiing and snowboarding resorts around, anyone who enjoys the slopes and pipes should visit at least once.
Lodging facilities in ski resorts of Park City, Utah, can be found in large number - vacation rentals like condos, homes, apartments, villas, cabins and cottages - featuring different level of luxury amenities and offering comfortable accommodations. There are seven peaks and nine bowls, making about 3,300 acres of skiable terrain in Park City. Base elevation is 6,900 feet; summit 10,000 feet. The longest trail run is the Homerun, measuring at about three and a half miles. The terrain parks include King's Crown Superpark, Pick'n Shovel, Payday (lighted), and Jonesy's. There are fifteen chairlifts: four highspeed six person chairs; two highspeed quads; four doubles; and the Magic Carpet in the children's learning area. Average annual snowfall is 355 inches. The total uphill capacity is 28,400 guests per hour. With several peaks and bowls, you are sure to ski on unique terrain. Overall, the levels of difficulty are, out of all 104 trails, 17% easy, 50% intermediate, and 33% expert. When not skiing or snowboarding in ski resorts, there are a host of other things to schedule. Five major state parks surrounding Park City may draw you in: Echo Reservoir, Deer Creek State Park, Jordanelle State Park, Rockport State Park, Wasatch Mountain State Park. Everything from sunbathing on rocks before a glistening lake, camping among the wildlife creatures, to reeling in tasty trout and bass - you, your family, and friends may want to build your trip exclusively around these pristine parks. To learn about history can broaden your sense of place; such is true of Park City, Utah. Visit the museum, take historical tours, and you'll gain a little something to carry with you long after the snow has melted. You may not have heard of Park City until recent, but you may know what event has been taking place here for years: the Sundance Film Festival. That fact gives you a sense of the wealth and style which passes through this Utah town. 2002 Winter Olympics may be the boast of Park City, but local, national, and international races, cups, and tournaments take place frequently. Major holidays like Christmas and Easter don't disappear in the snow: enjoy skiers with torches zig-zag down the mountain and a visit with Santa on Christmas Eve, or hunt for eggs during Easter time. Art galleries show daily. Plays and musicals run monthly at places like the Eccles Center. There may never be a time when music doesn't fill the air in Park City: listen at the Autumn Classics, Park City Jazz Festival, Legends of Country Music Show, and Utah Symphony and Opera. A handy item may be your calendar. Pick one up and see what's happening.
Over 100 restaurants accommodate every palette and dining experience. Both American traditional and contemporary, delis, bakeries, cafes, Caribbean, French, Greek, Italian, Indian, Japanese and sushi, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, pizza, Southwestern, steak and seafood, Thai, Vietnamese, and Western and BBQ, are at your choice. Some awards go to certain restaurants: Park City Asian Grill was named one of the ten best places in the world, by Fodors; chef Michael LeClerc won the Platinum Carrot Award and has made his restaurant, 350's Main, best restaurant, according to Salt Lake Magazine. You may find it difficult to decide on where to eat, since each is good. And if you have a large or small party, there are many restaurants that cater. For those who shop, Park City, Utah does not leave wanting. Whether you are looking for sports gear, such as skis, mountain bikes, and kayaks, or for brand names, such as Old Navy, Ralph Lauren, and Ann Taylor, you follow Park City's Main Street or you hit a few of the sixty outlet stores. And when your muscles are burning after a day on the slopes or chills shake you after a day of intense shopping, relax at a spa. It can cap a wonderful vacation at Park City. More than likely you'll travel to Park City to ski or snowboard. If you don't know how or want to be better, skilled pros give superb lessons. So don't let the looming, daunting mountains prevent you from challenging them. Your family and friends ski, but you don't; Park City has a plethora of activities both in winter and summer: snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice skating, horse-drawn sleigh riding, dog sledding, tubing, fly-fishing, golfing, mountain biking, horseback riding, boating, ATV riding, hot air ballooning, and just about everything you can make of snow, ice, mountains, and nature. Two thoughts lead you to the ski resorts of Park City, Utah: to ski and to ski in Utah. It is popular and has been popular for decades. Don't discredit snowboarding, because it matches the skiing, with all the terrain parks, pipes, and bowls. When it comes about lodging and accommodations the best is to stay in vacation rentals like homes, cabins, cottages, villas, apartments or condos. All of Park City, Utah, will be as accessible as you want, on an incredible vacation experience.