Park City – A jewel in Utah,s mountains

One of the best ski resorts

In the world of skiing, there are thousands of ski resorts on all continents. Some are big, some are small, some renowned internationally, some for locals only, and some simply beautiful. The beautiful ones seem to be many, but there are some that are quite memorable in their beauty. One of those is Park City in Utah, USA. One of the best ski resorts in North America.

One of the best ski resorts

 

Skiers can take two towns as their starting points – Canyons and Park City.

These two areas are connected by a gondola lift and owned by the mighty corporation Vail Resorts, which invested about USD 50 million into equipment and new ski lifts last year. It is best known for the Olympic Games of 2002, when Janica Kostelić won her gold medals, and for the Sundance Film Festival. Skiers love it for its long and wide slopes, powder tree skiing and the great little western style town full of saloons, restaurants and stores.

One of the best ski resorts

Besides skiing, there is a lot more offered in terms of day activities.

The Olympic Museum is an active center for winter sports where you can try bobsledding on the original track. Nordic skiing is very popular, the ice-skating rink, and even tire tube sledding down the neat slopes. The neighboring resort of Deer Valley is also among the best in the region.

One of the best ski resorts

The evenings offer no less. Excellent restaurants, bourbon distilleries (some you can even reach on skis), and small breweries are just an intro into partying in any of the saloons on the main street. The No Name Saloon is a must for a late night outing.

One of the best ski resorts

Park City hosts various events throughout the year. Definitely, the most famous one is the Sundance Film Festival that takes place over the last 10 days of January. Skiing is best then, because the slopes are mostly empty. The Hollywood crowd does not ski, so you’ll sooner be alone on the slope than get a table at a good restaurant.

One of the best ski resorts

For winter sports aficionados the most important event is the Freestyle World Cup in early February. On the Olympic fields, the world’s craziest skiers perform stunts and, unlike with the “serious skiing”, this entire weekend gives the town a festival atmosphere.

One of the best ski resorts

September is the time for a big balloon festival. Autumn Aloft gathers hundreds of hot air balloons that take off in the morning and come back at night, which gives you a particularly impressive view of fires in the air above the mountains.

One of the best ski resorts

Park City is about a half-hour drive away from the Salt Lake City international airport, to which there are direct flights from Europe. There are numerous shuttles to the ski resorts, and the towns and resorts are well connected by public transportation so there is no need to rent a car.

One of the best ski resorts

 

Park City is the biggest ski resort on the continent and one of the best, so it is definitely a must see.

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