Things to Do in Park City, Utah

Things to Do in Park City, Utah
Park City is a beautiful destination in both winter and summer. One of the greatest snow ski towns in the country, it also offers moderate mountain weather and outdoor recreation in the summer months. In addition to outdoor activities, you'll find plenty of festivals and events to keep you busy.


Park City offers three large resorts for skiing and snowboarding: the Canyons, Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley. You'll find dry Utah powder and terrain suited for all abilities and tastes. Deer Valley allows only skiing, but Park City offers one of the best park systems in the country for snowboarders and freestyle skiers.

Utah Olympic Park

Having hosted the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, Park City remains home to the Utah Olympic Park. Here you can watch athletes train; visit the Alf Engen Ski Museum, Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame and 2002 Eccles Winter Olympic Museum; participate in clinics; or even try your hand at bobsledding. Though the park may have been built on winter activities, it remains an alluring destination in the summer, with a 435-foot-drop zip line and alpine slide.


Anyone would work up an appetite spending the day outdoors and participating in all the recreation that Park City has to offer. Downtown you'll find more than 100 restaurants with all different types of cuisine. There's also Main Street-style shopping and nightlife waiting to greet you. A free bus system and plenty of taxis ensure that you can have an extra drink without worrying about a drive back to the hotel.

Summer Activities

Park City is one of Utah's top mountain biking destinations, offering both lift-served biking at its resorts and longer, vertical-filled rides through the surrounding mountains. Other summer activities include hiking, horseback riding, golf and hot air ballooning.

Festivals and Events

Park City is host to a large variety of festivals and events throughout the year celebrating the arts, food, music and sports. Its most noteworthy event of the year is the Sundance Film Festival in January. Another big winter event is the World Superpipe Championships. In the summer, catch events like the Park City Jazz Festival, Park City Food and Wine Classic and Park City Kimball Arts Festival.

Article Written By Joe Fletcher

Joe Fletcher has been a writer since 2002, starting his career in politics and legislation. He has written travel and outdoor recreation articles for a variety of print and online publications, including "Rocky Mountain Magazine" and "Bomb Snow." He received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Rutgers College.

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