Park City Utah is a charming resort town with plenty of outdoor activities. Located a short drive from downtown Salt Lake City, this small town is famous for it’s snow skiing which drives the local economy and employees many of the town’s full-time residents.
The three major ski resorts are Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort, and The Canyons Resort. The Park City and The Canyons Resort ski resorts welcome both skiers and snowboarders. Deer Valley is a skiers only resort.
You may have heard of Park City Mountain Resort as it received world wide attention while hosting the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. All the Olympic snowboarding events and the men’s and women’s alpine giant slalom events happened on resorts Olympic-sized halfpipe and slopes. The U.S. Ski team also trains at the resort.
Deer Valley catering to skiers and provides them with upscale amenities and world class slopes to ski. Snowboarding is prohibited at Deer Valley. The freestyle moguls, aerial and alpine slalom events in the 2002 Winter Olympics were held there. The International Ski Federation routinely holds competition at Deer Valley.
The Canyons Resort used to be known as Park City West and considered the sister to the Park City Mountain Resort. The resort was purchased by American Skiing Company in ‘97 and renamed The Canyons Resort. The Canyons is now owned by Talisker Corporation.
The area is rich in second homes, villas, and condos in gated and non-gated private communities. One of the crowning jewels of the area is Wolf Creek Ranch. This gated community has much to offer in Rocky Mountain life and luxury amenities. The community features 24/7 manned gatehouse and electronic entry.
In addition to skiing, residents enjoy walking, hiking, biking, horseback riding, and fly fishing for trout on the Provo River. The 26 acre equestrian center offers a 28-stall stable with tack room, equipment barn, hay storage barn and large riding space within the community.
Park City was named by Traveler Magazine as one of the 20 ‘prettiest towns’ in the United States in 2008. When planning your trip to Utah give Park City a try.
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