Really put on the map after hosting the 2002 Winter Olympics, if you’re looking for a world-class ski destination with all the luxuries of a best-in-class resort, look no further than Park City. Just a short drive from Salt Lake City International Airport, Park City is an adventure lovers dream. With unparalleled slopes in the winter and incredible biking trails in the summer, it’s no wonder that they draw visitors all year round. With 64 buildings listed on the national registrar of historic places, the town is a blend of old and new, oozing small town charm without sacrificing modern convenience.
Here’s how to have the best luxury getaway in Park City, Utah:
What to do:
Ski: Ranked America’s #1 Ski Resort by Ski magazine for 6 years running, there’s a reason winter sport enthusiasts flock to Park City. With 426 downhill trails that’s affectionately been trademarked, “The Greatest Snow on Earth,” there’s really nothing quite like a Utah powder day. A one day pass will set you back just $112 per adult, which is quite reasonable compared to some of the other large West Coast resorts.
Bike: Pedal your way through the world’s only IMBA (International Mountain Biking Association)-certified gold level riding destination. With more than 400 miles of trails, your cycling adventures will take you through pine forests, track fields and valleys. Whether you’re looking for gentle rolling hills for an afternoon with the family or a challenging incline to test your endurance, there’s a track for everyone in Park City.
Horseback Riding: Just a short drive from Park City, Jordanelle State Park is the perfect setting to experience nature on horseback. You’ll ride across cottonwoods and elevated boardwalks of a protected wetland area. The park also offers boating, fishing, camping and swimming if you’re looking to tack a few extra days onto your itinerary.
Taste: After you’ve worked up a sweat, settle down on a bar stool at High West Distillery and Saloon for a fine collection of craft whiskeys and vodkas. Utah’s first distillery and the world’s only ski-in distillery, the saloon has been in opration since the 1870s thanks to it’s raw Wild West appeal and elevated gastro pub food.
Culture: Sundance Film Festival (January/February), The Deer Valley Music Festival (July) and Park Silly Sunday Market (June-September) are just a few events that make Park City a perfect year-round destination.
Where to stay:
St. Regis Deer Valley - Located at the base of the Wasatch Mountains, this ski in/ski out luxury resort is anything but ordinary. Book a stay in one of their suites with a split-level infinity pool, private ski beach and 14,000 square foot spa. Basically, you’ll want to move in.
Stein Erikson Lodge Deer Valley – The renowned Stein Erikson Lodge is a Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond Property, and the perfect escape for families or couples looking to indulge in all the luxuries of home. Book a stay in one of their 4 bedroom suites and spend some time in the 20,000 square foot spa.
The Montage Deer Valley - Just five minutes from Park City’s lively Main Street, the Montage combines all the seclusion of a luxury resort with the fun of being at the center of the action. We love their in-room fireplaces, daily children’s activities, and impressive 35,000 square foot slopeside spa for pampering after practicing some turns.