Park City Information
There are very few places in the world where you can find remote wilderness and a cosmopolitan resort in the same area. Park City is such a place. World-class skiing, fishing, golf, cultural events and night life abound in Park City. In the surrounding area, the rustic, solitary life of farmers and ranchers prevails.
After a silver rush that spanned two decades, Park City was incorporated in 1884. The city continued to proper as a mining town until 1949, where the mines shut down. In 1958, United Park City Mines began to examine the possibility of turning the company’s land into a ski area. Consequently, Treasure Mountain Resort (now known as Park City Mountain Resort) was born. Today, Park City is a unique bled 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 on Park City’s Main Street.
A lot of locals have been known to have said, “I came here for the winter and I stayed for the summer”.
Summer offers more than most would think of a small ski town. Many popular summer activities include: golfing, biking, hiking, hot air balloon rides, fishing, hunting, and horseback riding.
Other popular events that happen during the summer months include the Park City Jazz Festival, Utah Opera & Symphony, the weekly Music in the Park, Park City Arts Festival and summer movie series at the Jim Santy Auditorium. These are just a few of the many happenings here in Park City during the summer. For a more detail list as well as dates and times visit www.parkcityinfo.com.
Park City in the winter is what attracts not only all of the yearly visitors and vacationeers, but is how most locals first came to know the town itself. The three World-Class ski resorts of Deer Valley, Park City Mountain Resort, and The Canyons offer some of the country’s best skiing and snowboarding all within minutes of each other. Other winter activites that are offered in Park City and the surrounding areas include: snowmobiling, snow tubing, snow shoeing, cross-country skiing, hot air balloon rides, and sleigh rides.
If your more of a spector, don’t worry, throughout winter there are many events worth seeing. Park City draws some of the worlds best skiers and snowboarders for such competitions as The Worlds Superpipe Championships and the World Cup and US Freestyle competitions. Don’t forget about a little event called the Sundance Film Festival, where many of Hollywoods biggest stars can be seen strolling Park City Main Street, skiing or dining in our fine local establishments.
Of course not all the fun is outdoors. Park City and Deer Valley offer some of the finest dining and shopping this side of the ski slopes. How about a massage at one of the many elegant day spas located at most of the resorts as well in town? Strolling up and down Park City’s historic Main Street in Old Town can be as fun as any other mountain activity. Check it out for yourself and we think you’ll agree!