Crowded during the Olympics
People everywhere !
We found it less crowded during the Sundance FIlm Festival. We were here in September, during the off season also. We found it to be an uncrowded, relaxed, layed-back atmosphere. Lots of things to see and do. The downtown restraunts are most casual. You can find a variety of fares from fajitas to haute cuisine, along with a tall margarita or a cold beer to wet your whistle. If you get the chance, mingle with the locals they are friendly and can lead you to many out of the ordinary things to see and do. After all, they are here year round !
We had an interactive Murder Mystery Dinner. The whole cast sat down with us to a luscious five course meal. They were all in period clothing and never broke from playing their roles until the night was over. It was a suspenseful evening of love, mahem amd murder. ????Was that a gunshot ???? Right before our eyes, there was a murder..........but who done it ? The jealous lover ? The husband ? Oh crud there are two people dead ! One was poisoned. One was shot. Where'd the butler go ? I'll never tell !
Book an evening for yourself and find out who dies at your party.
The downtown area is not to be missed
These two story shops are the nicest I've ever seen. Run by friendly people, who usually reside above or below the establishment. You can find everything from expensive collector items to .99 cent novelty items.
Mountain Bike the Wasatch Crest Trail
Mountain biking the Wasatch crest trail above Park City is one of my favorite rides. I usually shuttle a car and start near Guardsman Pass behind Park City. We then ride up Puke Hill near the backside of Scott's bowl at PCMR. From there you ride the crestline of the mountains between Park City and Big Cottonwood Canyon. The views are simply amazing and the singletrack is awesome among the aspens and pines. We usually ride down near Murdoch Peak at The Canyons.
Take a ride on the Union Railroad 2
Here you can see the train as it pulls us over the roads and countryside. You may notice that as it crosses the road, there is NO barriers. The soot from the coal buring was quite intense when the wind was coming from the WRONG direction, but it was worth it to experience a little of what we would have had to put up with if we had been born only 50 years earlier.
- Family Travel
- Historical Travel
Take a ride on the Union Railroad
You can catch a ride on the Union Pacific Railroad, it uses an old coal burning engine that pulls the cars, you can see the engine here as it comes to attach to the line of cars it will pull over the 10 mile track.
- Historical Travel
- Family Travel
Ski the neighboring resorts as...
Ski the neighboring resorts as well, such as Solitude, Alta, and Snowbird. They are all within an hour drive from Park City. You'll be amazed at how open and long the runs are. I come from California, so we don't see much of that here.
GORGOZA PARK - Inner Tubing...
GORGOZA PARK - Inner Tubing Park.
Several tracks of inner tubing available for the whole family. Although I don't have any kids, I managed to have fun anyway. They've got a tow rope which takes you up to the half point, or all the way up to the top. PLug little igloos with latte's and other good warm me uppers. It's great, pay by the hour -I had plenty of fun!
There are many different snowmobile companies that operate throughout the Park City area. We happened to choose the High Country Snowmobile Company 1/2-day tour. This was a lot of fun for both my wife and I. We shared a snowmobile and took turns driving. This will get you to places in the mountains that would take too much time and energy to hike to with snowshoes. The scenery from the top of the mountains will blow you away. As will the thrill of riding the snowmobile.
Utah Winter Sports Park
If you are here in the winter this is a fun place to go for a few hours just to see some unique winter sports take place. All the sledding sports such as bobsled, luge, and skeleton take place here. So do the ski jumping events. Even if there are no competitions going on at the moment, there is always someone practicing. This makes for a fun afternoon. In the summer, aerial skiing practice is done here with a slope that sends the skier twisting into a huge pool of water.
Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride
There are numerous companies in the area that conduct sleigh rides. We happened to go on one at night with the Snowed Inn Sleigh Company. It was very cold, but the stars were shining bright. It was quite romantic. Afterward we had dinner in the sleigh house. The food was great, and the cobbler for dessert was unbelievably good.
Ride the Heber Valley RR in...
Ride the Heber Valley RR in Soldier Hollow
This is a great activity no matter what time of year it is. We happened to ride it on Christmas Eve. The snow was deep, and nature was at its finest. Santa Claus even showed up for the ride. We saw many different types of wildlife from the train, including bald eagles. The train itself is pulled by a very large steam engine that sends puffs of smoke high up in the air.
View from the Ski Lifts!
This is a picture I took at the top of a ski lift at Deer Valley Ski Resort. The views were so breathtaking that I almost dropped my camera!!!
Hot Air Ballon Ride
If you take one of the several hot air ballon flights in Park City, you are in for a special treat, you can see forever it seems. We were lucky and we had a crystal clear day.
Ski Park City
Great runs, lots of high speed chairs. They even have high speed six-packs! That, for sure, moves the line quickly.
Ski! Of course!
This is simply the best skiing anywhere. I know the neighbors in Colorado would argue that point. But from my perspective, powder does not get and better than it is in Park City.
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