Six reasons Utah’s Park City should be on your winter wishlist

Park City is a winter wonderland perfect for skiing, snowboarding, and other outdoor adventures anytime of the year. 
Park City in Utah is one of the best ski destinations in the world. In 1975 Utah even registered the tagline ‘‘The Greatest Snow on Earth®” as its state trademark. Now in 2023, Visit Park City is personally inviting Australians to experience Utah’s best-kept secret for themselves. Park City in Utah is fast becoming a favourite holiday destination for Australian travellers, with the destination being more accessible than you think. It’s an authentic alpine village with a rich mining heritage, an Olympic legacy, a burgeoning dining and culture scene, and abundant outdoor activities, no matter the weather.

Discover world-class ski resorts

Park City Mountain is the largest ski resort in the United States, boasting 3000 hectares of terrain for skiers of all levels. Meanwhile, Deer Valley offers 21 lifts, 103 ski runs, six bowls, and 820 hectares of glade tree skiing. Deer Valley is a ski-only resort that limits daily skier numbers to ensure you can make the most of your time on the mountain slopes. 

skiier sliding down slope
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Uncover a long and rich Olympic history

Explore the Utah Olympic Park that hosted the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games by taking one of their daily guided tours. Explore the park’s two free museums to learn about the history of skiing in Utah, or ride on the bobsled to experience zipping down an Olympic track. You can also learn how silver was discovered in the Park City Mountains in the 1870s, leading to a mining boom. Woodward Park City is another world-class action sports destination for all ages across a 50-hectare campus that’s made for snowboarding, skiing, mountain biking, tubing, and an indoor park for skateboarding, BMX, parkour, and epic trampolining.

utah olympic park
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Park City has something for all the family

Even if snow sports aren’t your favourite thing, there are plenty of other activities that will keep the whole family occupied. From sleigh rides for the kids, to some of the world’s longest alpine slides for thrillseekers, and scenic gondola or chairlift rides for naturists. Come summer, hiking, biking, golf, and concerts are all on the cards. 

person riding a snowmobile
© Courtesy of Park City Chamber Bureau

Skiing and sustainability

Not only is Park City one of North America’s premier ski destinations, it’s also one of the most eco-conscious. Park City has committed to achieving net zero carbon and 100% renewable electricity for city operations by 2022 and net zero carbon and 100% renewable electricity community-wide by 2030. It was also the first town in Utah to ban single-use plastic bags at major grocery stores, has a zero-emission public bus fleet.

bus driving up a street
© Courtesy of Park City Chamber Bureau

Park City has a fantastic food scene

At the heart of Park City is the historic Main Street, a row of unique local businesses and restaurants serving up local and international fare. There are more than 150 dining options, some award-winning and fine dining establishments. From casual, family-friendly cafés and grills to elegantly rustic restaurants, every dining experience boasts quality ingredients and creative, fresh preparations emphasising locally sourced products.

dining igloos
© Courtesy of Park City Chamber Bureau

How to get to Park City, Utah 

First, you need to catch a non-stop flight between Australia and San Francisco, Los Angeles, or Dallas Fort Worth, and then it’s an easy direct flight to Salt Lake City International Airport. From here, Park City is just a 35-minute drive away. 

city light at night, in the snow
© Courtesy of Park City Chamber Bureau

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