Postcards from Park City

Located just 35 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport, Park City is North America’s ultimate mountain recreation destination. Come winter or summer, the promise of a diverse range of activities and attractions ensures travellers are spoilt for choice and can make the most of their Park City experience.

Here are seven reasons why Park City should be your next holiday destination.

1. Skiing or snowboarding in Park City
If you’re itching for some adrenaline pumping snow action, Park City is the ultimate destination for all aspiring ski (or snowboard) bunnies. Home to two world-class resorts (Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley Resort), Park City offers something for all skill levels, ranging from beginner slopes to expert terrain including long, meticulously groomed runs and moguls, chutes and the deep powder that Utah is famous for. Deer Valley Resort is a skiers-only resort while Park City Mountain Resort allows skiing and snowboarding.

For the 2015-2016 ski season, guests can also enjoy the established connection between Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort, which has created the largest ski area in the Northern Hemisphere with more than 7,300 acres of skiable terrain.

2. Alpine Coaster at Park City Mountain Resort
Reminiscent of an Olympic bobsled track, the Park City Mountain Resort’s Alpine Coaster takes riders on a beautiful ride, looping though the stunning surrounding scenery.
The speed is controlled by the driver, so whether you’re looking for heart-thumping speed, riding with kids, or sharing a slow ride around the Alpine Coaster with someone special, the Park City Mountain Resort’s Alpine Coaster is guaranteed to be a fun and exciting ride for all ages.

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3. Mountain biking at Park City
With over 400 miles of public trails, it’s no wonder the International Mountain Bicycling Association calls Park City the highest rated mountain biking destination in the world. Ideal for all skill levels, visitors can take to the summer mountains with gusto for a day of exploring and adventuring in the natural surrounds.

4. Park City Food Tours
The way to a traveller’s heart is through their stomach…and in Park City, come summer or winter, visitors can enjoy a guided walking, talking, historical and culinary experience all rolled into one mouth-watering food tour. The tour makes its way down the historic main street of Park City, allowing visitors and locals alike to go beyond the usual mountain town activities by incorporating the senses of taste, touch and smell, at four to five restaurants whilst exploring the colourful history and atmosphere.

5. Ziplining at Park City Mountain Resort
Take to the sky with gusto and soar above the tree tops as the Park City Zip Lines propels you 110 feet above Park City Mountain Resort’s ski runs at speeds up to 45 miles per hour. Embrace your competitive side and challenge your friends to a race on the ZipRide or enjoy an adrenaline filled ride on the two-person Flying Eagle. Zip Lines are subject to early closures for reasons including wind and temperature, so best to get in first thing.

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6. Hot Air Ballooning in Park City
The view is always better from above. Add a touch of romance to your Park City visit and take advantage of the picturesque mountain surrounds from 1,000 feet above in a safe and secure hot air balloon. Enjoy the tranquil experience of being air-borne with one of the many tours on offer year round during your Park City stay.

7. Sundance Film Festival
Ever wanted to experience one of the world’s most iconic film festivals? Park City is home to the Sundance Film Festival, the largest independent cinema festival in the United States. A favourite for locals and visitors alike, the Sundance Film Festival is hosted by the Sundance Institute, a Park City not-for-profit organisation with a mission to discover and develop independent artists and audiences. Be sure to keep your eyes spotted for celebrities with the likes of Brad Pitt, Ryan Reynolds, Chris Pine and Margot Robbie all making appearances in the past.


TRAVEL FACTS

Getting There
Fly directly to LA before transferring to a less than two hours flight to Salt Lake City and an easy 35 minute drive to Park City.
Further Information

Park City Chamber of Commerce/Convention & Visitors Bureau, visit www.visitparkcity.com or follow via Facebook www.facebook.com/ParkCityAUS

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