Nestled high in the Wasatch Mountains, the historic mining town of Park City is unlike any other ski town in the world. It's home to two world class ski resorts, four season recreation , sophisticated dining, and year-round events - all just 32-miles from Salt Lake City International Airport.
Park City Mountain Resort is the only resort with lift access directly to the town's historic Main Street. You can ski or ride down the Quit 'N Time or Creole runs to the multitude of shops, restaurants, bars and galleries that give Park City it's authentic mining town look and feel. And, with ski in/out access to the Resort you can access the largest ski resort in North America directly from Main Street Park City!
Here's more information about the town of Park City:
Elevation: 7000’ at Main Street (ranges from 6500’- 10,000’)
City Size: 17.6 square miles
Weather: In Winter, Park City averages snowfall of 360 inches and temperatures are typically between 24 degrees Fahrenheit to 33 degrees Fahrenheit. Summers are dry and mild with an average summer high of 80 degrees Fahrenheit.History
Park City was incorporated as a city in 1884.The mountains' abundant silver veins attracted adventurers from around the world in the late 1860s. During its mining height, those mountains surrounding Park City yielded $400 million in silver and created 23 millionaires, including the father of newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst. However, with falling mineral prices in the 1930s, the boom years ended and residents began "mining" the treasure on the mountains, discovering what would later be termed The Greatest Snow on Earth. Today, Park City is a unique blend of the old and new. Sixty-four of Park City's buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, many of which are located along the town's Main Street, and more than 1,200 miles of tunnels wind through the surrounding mountains, remnants of the mining era.
The Park City Museum’s popular Historic Main Street Walking Tours run mid-June through Labor Day, so put on your walking shoes and explore Historic Main Street.Free Bus System
Once you arrive in Park City, you don't need a car. Getting around town easy thanks to the free, bio-diesel, bike and ski-friendly public transportation system. Read more or download Park City Bus Maps.Visitor Information Centers
Park City Chamber Bureau staffs two visitor centers at Kimball Junction and on Historic Main Street. The centers are staff with local experts to help you plan every element of your trip. For more information visit the Park City Chamber website.Park City Dining & Nightlife
Home to everything from casual family-style eateries to award-winning fine dining establishments, the town of Park City is a gourmet mecca. Utah may have earned the reputation as a conservative and "dry" state, but Park City does its best to strike some balance with many bars, pubs and nightclubs. If you are looking for après ski, live music or a quiet table at a wine bar, the town of Park City is the place. Visit the Park City Restaurant Association website for a list of restaurants and bars.Year-Round Recreation
Park City is a true four season resort town. In the winter, you'll find world class skiing and snowboarding. You can also enjoy the thrill of speeding down the same bobsled run used in the 2002 Winter Olympics in an authentic competition bobsled. Other activities include Nordic skiing on groomed trails, guided snowshoe tours, snowmobile tours and hot-air balloon rides. Visit the Chamber Website to learn more about the various recreational activities in the Park City area.Shopping
The town of Park City offers shopping from small boutiques and galleries on historic Main Street to the variety and well-known brand name stores at the Tanger Outlet Mall, with factory stores from Nike, Polo, Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and more.