A century-old mining town turned modern day hot spot, Park City is home to three world-class ski resorts that delight more than 3 million visitors each year. Year in and year out, Canyons Resort, Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain Resort regularly rank among the world's best. Proudly claiming "the greatest snow on Earth AAÂ®", Park City hosted many of the ski and snowboarding events of the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Park City, Utah
When visitors aren't on the slopes, they may well be strolling charming and historic Main Street, where Victorian buildings (including dozens on the National Register of Historic Places) evoke the town's mining legacy. More than 100 restaurants and bars dot the Park City culinary scene, including the ski-in High West Distillery & Saloon, the state’s first distillery since the 1870s. Park City is also home to the world-renowned Sundance Film Festival, the largest independent film festival in the U.S., and Utah Olympic Park, a training center and must-see for fans and Olympic hopefuls. For the ultimate adrenaline rush, take a seat in a professionally piloted bobsled.
A true year-round resort, Park City is paradise for outdoor lovers. More than 400 miles of public nature trails beckon hikers and mountain bikers. In fact, it’s the world’s first, and so far only, Gold Level Ride Center Destination, according to the leading authority for the sport, the International Mountain Biking Association. Hikers won’t want to miss Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter, a nature preserve directly adjacent to Newpark Resort | Hotel & Conference Center. This 1,200-acre nature preserve offers interactive exhibits, regular tours and 10 miles of trails winding through the wetlands.