Park City (Utah)

Park City is a year-round resort town located on the Eastern (or Back) of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountain Range in Utah. Altitude in town ranges from 6,720 to 8,460 ft.

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Holiday Inn Express

Like the Best Western and Newpark Hotels, the Holiday Inn Express is located just off of I-80, a few miles from the ski resorts and downtown Park City. It is a smoke-free hotel that offers the expected functionality of most of the hotels in this chain: free breakfast, fitness center, pool, free cookies, clean room, HBO, wireless, and good service. The soundproofing leaves a bit to be desired - if you have moderately noisy neighbors you'll hear their every word - but the staff is responsive to complaints. For those choosing between this hotel and the Best Western, the Holiday Inn has a better fitness area and slightly nicer rooms, while the Best Western offers a better breakfast, high-def TVs, and cosier common areas.

SLEEP   —  +1 435-658-1600 —  1501 Ute Blvd

Gallery Mar

Gallery MAR welcomes both emerging and seasoned collectors and feature fine contemporary art spanning from detailed still life works to abstracted landscapes and whimsical figurative pieces. The gallery seeks out non-commercial artwork and specializes in individualized customer service for private and public collections, as well as designers and decorators. Media include oil and acrylic paintings, mixed media, bronze sculpture, and ceramic. From vast canvases to intimate smaller works. Painting starter sets, art supplies, and fine art books available.

BUY   —  +1 435-649-3001 —  580 Main St


Best Western Landmark Inn

A 100% smoke-free hotel with 106 rooms that is located just off of I-80, several miles from downtown Park City. Amenities include an indoor pool and hot tub, a tiny exercise room (three pieces of equipment), free cookies, expansive lobby with fireplace, complimentary buffet breakfast, HBO, and wireless internet. The Best Western is comparable to the nearby Holiday Inn Express, and while not as nice as the pricier resort hotels it is a good value for the money with a comfy lobby and friendly staff.


Sundance Film Festival

Started in 1978, the largest American independent film festival is held every year in Park City and surrounding areas. The 2011 version will be taking place from January 20–30 and provides a great opportunity to see films and stars. This festival is widely recognized as the premier showcase for American and international independent film and has grown to include film culture events, panel discussions, youth programs, an online exhibition, and live music for its 45,000 yearly attendees.

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Zoom

Zoom- An elegant rustic style restaurant owned and operated by the Sundance Resort group. Zoom offers a diverse menu of Midwestern style cuisine mixed together with an international flavor. The diverse menu reflects the different backgrounds of its elite kitchen staff, who have brought with them regional influences from all parts of the country. Zoom is part of the Sundance Resort's family of restaurants, all of which serve inventive American cuisine.

EAT   —  +1 435 649-9108 —  660 Main St

Alf Engen Ski Museum

The Alf Engen Ski Museum is in the Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center at Utah Olympic Park, four miles north of town. It contains more than 300 trophies, medals, uniforms, scrapbooks, skis, boots, photos, films and other collectables that span some 70 years in the career of the Engen family. The museum's educational component gives school children a skiing-based foundation to study subjects such as the water cycle, physics and Utah's colorful history.



Main Street Pizza & Noodle

This spacious pizza joint on Main Street is a hidden gem - featuring homemade fresh pasta, free drink refills, and tasty (if a bit cornflower-heavy crusted) pizza, this is a great place to go after a day on the slopes. While the pizza is what this place is known for, you'll be missing out if you don't order one of their homemade pasta dishes, like Pasta #5, homemade spaghetti with fresh basil, garlic, olive oil and tomatoes sauteed with white wine.

EAT   —  +1 435 645-8878 —  530 Main St

Silver

Silver is a high end restaurant located on Main Street. A reservation during the holiday seasons, the many festivals of Park City and on the weekend may be needed. The menu consists of high end cuisine, such as lamb or an assortment of seafood. The dining menu also includes serval exotic meats such as rabbit and octopus. The restaurant may be too exotic for families with children, but is a great choice for a fun night out in the city!

EAT   —  +1 435 940-1000 —  508 Main St


Newpark Resort

Eco-friendly rooms feature a fireplace, couch, luxury linens, expansive bath, and flat-screen television. Hotel amenities include an indoor/outdoor pool, workout room, and several common areas with fireplaces. Downtown Park City is several miles away making a vehicle a necessity, and the location is caddy corner to a mall, but it's quiet, extremely clean, and a good option for those looking for an upscale place to spend the night.


Kimball Arts Festival

The three-day festival is set to offer a newly programmed multi-sensory artistic experience for its anticipated '''45,000 attendees''', including visual-art exhibitions, live musical performances, cuisine-related activities, art-focused film screening, as well as its largest fundraising event, The Park City Kimball Arts Festival Opening Night Gala and Auction.

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Jans

Jans' flagship store on Park Avenue carries a large selection of alpine and Nordic skis, mountain bikes, road bikes, fly fishing equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories for year-round mountain recreation. Their expert guides offer local knowledge of Park City's best recreation spots, and their shop technicians are skilled for all types of gear repairs.

BUY   —  +1 435-649-4949 —  1600 Park Ave

Terzian Gallery

Terzian Galleries represents established and emerging artists with a contemporary spin. The gallery is located in the historical Bardsley Building in Old Town Park City, Utah. With over twenty years of experience and eight years of being in business, Terzian Galleries brings solid art knowledge to Park City's art scene.

BUY   —  +1 435-649-4927 —  309 Main St

White Pine Nordic Ski Center

20 kilometers of groomed cross-country ski tracks are maintained by White Pine Touring in the winter for classic and skate skiers. The 3k, 5k and 10k+ loops wind through the base of Park City's scenic Wasatch Mountains. Lessons and rentals are available for all levels and ages of cross-country skiers.


Kimball Art Center

The Kimball Art Center is non-profit center for the arts committed to inspiring experiences through education, exhibitions and events. The Kimball Arts Festival is the signature annual event hosted in early August each summer.

SEE   —  +1 435-649-8882 —  638 Park Ave

Egyptian Theatre Company

Park City's Historic Egyptian Theatre was built in 1926 and is home to a professional theatre company that puts on several musicals and a play every year in addition to hosting concerts and the Sundance Film Festival.

DO   —  +1 435-649-9371 —  328 Main St

Treasure Mountain Inn

Eco-tique hotel located near the top of historic Main Street. Family owned, mid-sized suite hotel and conference center. Park City's first green hotel -- 100% carbon neutral.

SLEEP   —  255 Main St

Westgate Resort & Spa

An all seasons mountain resort with ski-in/ski-out lodging accommodations and a spa. Year-round activities from hiking to fishing.

SLEEP   —  3000 Canyons Resorts Dr

The St. Regis Deer Valley

Sits on the Deer Valley resort. You can ski out from the hotel onto the resort or take the funicular from the resort's base.


Park City RV Resort

RV Park located close to ski resorts; hot tub and heated pool; Reasonable rates and easy access from I-80 at exit 145.


Black Diamond Lodge 333

Accommodations immediately adjacent to the Snow Park Lodge. Enjoy ski-in/ski-out lodging at Deer Valley Resort.

SLEEP   —  2280 Deer Valley Dr

Grand Summit Resort

Ski-in Ski-out condo hotel resort at the base of the Canyons Resort.

SLEEP   —  Map

Park City Lodging

Offers year round condos and vacation home rentals in Park City.


Washington School Inn

A lavish bed and breakfast centrally located by Town Ski Lift.

SLEEP   —  +1 435-649-3800 —  543 Park Ave

Wasatch Brew Pub

Great pub with restaurant attached. Reasonably priced food.

DRINK   —  Main St

Marriott Park City

One mile from downtown by complimentary town shuttle.


Davanzas Pizza & More

Pizza, salad and ranch. Recommended for cheap eats.

EAT   —  Main St

Waldorf Astoria Park City

Park City's most sophisticated hotel.


Stein Eriksen Lodge

Park City's only five-diamond hotel.

SLEEP   —  +1-435-649-3700 —  7700 Stein Way

Club Lespri

Luxury boutique hotel.


About Park City (Utah)

Long before Park City became a world class mountain resort and venue for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, it was famous as a silver mining town, and boasts a lively and colorful past. Founded by prospectors in the late 1860s, Park City continued to mine silver until the early 1970s.

From approximately 1850, when small settlements were forming, until the railroad lines were laid throughout the West in the 1890s, stagecoach travel was the main form of transportation. There was even a stagecoach business in Park City! William Kimball, a Park City resident, started his stagecoach business in 1858 competing with Brigham Young for United States mail contracts. He was sent to England on a Mormon church mission and when he returned, he started the Park City-Salt Lake City Route. The Kimball Brothers Stage Line operated from 1872 until 1890, when the railroad made its way into the West. Moving quicker as well as transporting more people and mail, the railroad easily put the stagecoach out of business.

Between 1880 and 1920 when Park City mines were the most organized, productive and active, they produced more than 20 million tons of ore including lead, zinc, copper, silver, and a small amount of gold. These were the years of Park City's mining renaissance. The mining company, Park City Consolidated Mines, started the ski business in 1963, when they built the first lifts on what was then called Treasure Mountain. The Park City area now has three world class resorts: Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort, and the Canyons Resort.

In 2002 Park City was a major host site for the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. 175 city volunteers contributed more than 6000 hours to the Games, or the equivalent of 750 workdays (and this doesn't even count the public safety volunteers).

Tourist Information

Park City's visitor information centers offer maps, brochures and other information.


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