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Visit Utah Olympic Park and Remember the 2002 Games

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Utah Olympic ParkThe 2002 Olympic Winter Games brought the world to Utah and showcased Park City as one of the best winter sports hubs on the planet. Utah Olympic Park, which was built in Park City to host the bobsleigh, skeleton, luge, ski jumping and Nordic combined events during the Games, lives on today as a legacy of that magical time.

During your visit to Park City, pay a visit to Utah Olympic Park, relive the memories of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games and watch current and prospective Olympians train to become the nation’s next crop of heroes.

Utah Olympic Park Adventure Activities

Utah Olympic Park is home to a wide array of adventure activities that allow you to explore the beautiful outdoors away from the ski slopes.

The most adventurous in your group can ride the actual bobsleigh course from the 2002 Olympics on the Winter Comet Bobsled Ride. Suit up and ride with a professional bobsled driver through 10 turns at speeds of up to 70 mph! Reservations are required, to make them call (435) 658-4206.

If ropes are more your thing, soar down Utah Olympic Park’s two zip lines – one runs from the top of the biggest ski jump while the other ends on a 65-foot “drop tower.” Or check out the beginner, intermediate or advanced-level adventure ropes courses.

Watch Olympic Athlete Training

Utah Olympic Park is the official training ground for a number of Olympians from the United States, as well as athletes from other countries who come there to train. The chance to watch these athletes, as well as many other aspiring Olympians, train is part of the excitement of visiting Utah Olympic Park. Call (435) 658-4200 for current training schedules.

Visit the 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum

Utah Olympic Park is home to the Eccles Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum, a state-of-the-art facility that brings the excitement of the Games to life. The museum features exhibits from a number of sports at the 2002 Winter Olympics and even gives visitors a chance to get their photos holding one of the official Olympic torches from the torch relay.

Afterwards check out the Alf Engen Ski Museum located in the same building which is named in honor of Alf Engen, a legendary skier who developed the technique for powder skiing right here in Utah. The museum contains more than 300 items from the Engen family as well as ski-related exhibits.

Admission to both museums is free.

As you plan your trip to Park City and look forward to visiting Utah Olympic Park, use Park City Lodging to find the perfect place to stay. We have properties at all three ski resorts and on Main Street in downtown Park City. Let us help you put together an amazing vacation!

Spend a Couple Days at Canyons Ski Resort

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Canyons Ski ResortCanyons Ski Resort is in many ways the hidden gem of Park City, if a ski resort ranked among the top 10 in the West can ever be described as hidden.

Sometimes overshadowed by its well-known neighbors Park City Mountain and Deer Valley, Canyons Ski Resort features the most skiable terrain in Park City – 4,000 acres worth – and recent improvements by new operator Vail Resorts have added a number of benefits for skiers and snowboarders alike. As you plan your trip to Park City, plan on spending a couple days at Canyons Ski Resort!

Our Favorite Spots at Canyons Ski Resort

With 182 trails spread over 4,000 acres, planning a visit to Canyons Ski Resort can seem like a daunting task. Here are a few of our recommendations on places to check out at Park City’s biggest resort.

  • Tombstone Express: Start your day by riding the Red Pine Gondola up from the base area and heading over to the Tombstone Express. This high-speed lift services blue trails like Another World that are perfect for a morning warmup.
  • Dreamscape & Dreamcatcher Lifts: As the day continues, make your way over to the Dreamscape and Dreamcatcher lifts. These two lifts that serve Dream Peak never have lines and provide access to a mix of blue and black terrain as well as stunning views.
  • Sun Peak and Super Condor Expresses: Enjoy the sun-soaked wide open expanse of Eclipse or brave the moguls on the appropriately named Massacre. For a couple of long blue cruisers, ride the Super Condor Express and speed down Boa and Apex Ridge.
  • Ninety-Nine 90 Express: Expert skiers will not want to miss Canyons Ski Resort’s Ninety-Nine 90 Express, so named for its trip up the area’s tallest peak – 9,990 feet above sea level. Pick your way through the moguls of 94 Turns or check out some of the gladed trails. There’s no shortage of bumps, steeps and trees off of this expert lift.

Where to Eat at Canyons Resort

Canyons Ski Resort offers a wide variety of dining options, ranging from typical ski resort fare to upscale restaurants both on the mountain and off. For on-mountain cafeteria-style dining, try the Sun Lodge, which usually has smaller crowds than the Red Pine Lodge.

For table service and a more upscale menu, visit Lookout Cabin, which offers beautiful views of the Wastch Range. When the ski day is over, check out The Farm at the Canyons Ski Resort base area which offers made-from-scratch, sustainably-raised fare, sourced locally. Their après ski menu is a great way to refuel after a long day on the slopes.

New in 2015: Canyons Ski Resort to Merge with Park City Mountain

It’s an exciting time in Park City after the announcement last week that starting with the 2015-16 ski season, Canyons Ski Resort and Park City Mountain will be connected by a gondola and operate as one resort. The connection will create the country’s biggest ski area at over 7,300 acres.

The move is expected to be a boon to Park City tourism and will make our amazing ski experience even better. For Park City Lodging customers, it means that you can stay at our properties at either Canyons Ski Resort or Park City Mountain and still get easy access to both of their terrain! Come explore our great resorts this winter and then make plans to return in 2015 to take advantage of this great new benefit!

As you plan your trip to Park City this winter to check out Canyons Ski Resort, let Park City Lodging help you find the perfect place to stay! We offer properties at Canyons as well as Park City’s other resorts and near downtown Main Street. We look forward to hearing from you!

New Sundance Dates Open Up MLK Weekend in Park City

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Park City Lodging PromoAs you plan your Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend ski or snowboard trip, we bring you the good news that Sundance Film Festival has moved a week later in 2015, meaning that you can enjoy your holiday weekend in Park City without having to jostle for rooms, restaurant reservations and parking spaces with all of the film buffs!

This new agreement between Park City and the Sundance Film Festival means that in 2015 and for the next ten years, there will be no overlap between the film festival and the holiday weekend.

MLK Weekend (Jan. 16-19 in 2015) is always one of the most popular times for a quick ski getaway, and things should be even better this year without the crowds of Sundance!

Park City offers three of the best ski resorts in the world in Park City Mountain, Deer Valley and Canyons Resort, meaning that if you come for a three-day weekend, you can ski at a different place every day!

In addition to the first class skiing and snowboarding, downtown Park City has an abundance of shops and great restaurants, a number of which will be offering specials for MLK Weekend.

If you have a few extra vacation days, stay a little longer and enjoy the Sundance Film Festival too! The festival, which kicks off on Jan. 22 and runs through Feb. 1, is one of the largest independent film festivals in the United States and in the past has been the launching point for popular movies like The Blair Witch Project, Little Miss Sunshine and Napoleon Dynamite.

25% Off Lodging for MLK Weekend – Park City Lodging

Park City Lodging is excited to offer 25% off of a three-night stay over Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend! Enjoy low crowds and great snow before the Sundance Film Festival begins January 22.

To book, call (855) 474-6672.

Terms and Conditions: Based on availability. Valid on new bookings only for stays from January 16-19, 2015. Property restrictions may apply. Terms and Conditions apply.


Romantic Getaways in Utah? Look No Further!

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Romantic Getaways in UtahWith its charming alpine surroundings, first class dining and classy lodging options, Park City tops the list of romantic getaways in Utah. As you plan your special visit, check out our recommendations!

Romantic Restaurants

An incredible array of restaurants is one thing that separates Park City from the other romantic getaways in Utah. Enjoy delightful culinary experiences on par with the biggest cities in the world while relaxing in Park City’s laid-back environment. Whether you’re looking for a five-star anniversary dinner or cozy place for great food and great conversation, Park City has something for you.

Here are some of our favorite spots:

  • Fireside Dining at Empire Canyon Deer Valley: One of the most unique experiences that you’ll find out of all the romantic getaways in Utah, have an amazing four-course meal at Deer Valley’s comfortable Empire Canyon Lodge. After enjoying a pre-dinner sleigh ride, warm up with five-star food served directly from stone fireplaces. Reservations are required, to book or find out more information, click here.
  • Silver: Located on Park City’s Main Street in a historic building that dates to the 1920s, Silver features an elegant menu and 3,000-bottle wine list that are perfect for celebrating a special occasion. Make sure to try some of their homemade ice cream for dessert!
  • Wasatch Brew Pub: Enjoy fine craft beers from Utah’s famous Wasatch Brewery and upscale pub food at the Wasatch Brew Pub, located on Main Street in the heart of Park City. Famous for their Polygamy Porter and Slickrock Lager, Wasatch became the first-ever brewery in Utah in 1986 and has been producing great beers ever since. The energetic vibe makes for the perfect spot for lively conversation with your special someone.

Historic Main Street

In addition to its dozens of shops and restaurants, Park City’s historic Main Street is great spot for stroll. Browse the numerous art galleries and boutiques or just soak up the atmosphere of one of the best romantic getaways in Utah.

Mountain Body Sanctuary Day Spa

Get pampered with the ultimate in luxury at the Sanctuary Day Spa at Mountain Body. With options for couples including massages, facials and body treatments in addition to a full range of solo treatments, you will never feel more relaxed!

Where to Stay

As you prepare to embark on your romantic getaway in Utah, use Park City Lodging to help you find the perfect place to stay. We offer first class properties at all three ski resorts as well as in downtown Park City. Let us help you plan your special vacation!

Things to Do in Park City Beyond the Slopes

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Things to do in Park CityYou’ve heard of the three amazing ski and snowboard resorts, but did you know that there are tons of things to do in Park City other than hitting the slopes? From world-class dining, to a snowmobile adventure, to a relaxing massage, our mountain utopia truly offers something for everyone.

Park City Shopping

No need to pack heavy, Park City has a wide variety of shopping options to fulfill all of your needs. Peruse the many boutiques of Historic Main Street with jewelry made from the silver that drew so many to these mountains or pick up some outdoor gear for your next adventure.

One of our favorite things to do in Park City is visit the Tanger Outlets located just a few miles down the road. With almost 100 of the world’s biggest name brands, including Nike, Calvin Klein, J. Crew and Oakley, great deals abound.

White Pine Touring Nordic Trails and Lessons

Taking a break from the downhill slopes and enjoy some skiing of the cross country variety with White Pines Touring is one of our favorite things to do in Park City. White Pines Touring operates a 20 km+ cross country ski area in the heart of Park City with 3k, 5k and 10k loops that offer something for all level of skiers.

If you’ve never tried cross country skiing before or looking to hone your technique, explore their lesson options which include group lessons as well as private sessions. You’ll be cruising along and enjoying the beautiful vistas before you know it!

Park City Fun Parks

We’re proud to partner with three of Park City’s moat entertaining fun parks. These are especially recommended if you’re looking for things to do in Park City with your children.

  • Utah Olympic Park: The site of the bobsled, luge and ski jumping events at the 2002 Winter Olympics, Utah Olympic Park lives on as a legacy of the Games. Relive the memories at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games museum, or make your own memories by taking a ride down the Olympic bobsled course or navigating one of the park’s rope courses.
  • Gorgoza Park Tubing: Enjoying lift-served tubing on one of Gorgoza Park’s seven lighted tubing lanes or hop on one of their mini-snowmobiles made for children ages 5-12. Your younger children will love Fort Frosty where kids ages 1-6 can ride on the tube carousel.
  • Monkey Mountain: Let your kids unleash their inner monkey at Monkey Mountain, a massive four-tier indoor Playland. Monkey Mountain also features a Soft Play Zone for toddlers and a contemporary Parent’s Lounge with free wifi and a gorgeous view!

Outdoor Adventures

There’s plenty of outdoor things to do in Park City beyond the ski slopes. Whether you’re looking for snow-shoeing, dogsledding, snowmobiling or fishing, there’s a place to do it in Park City.

  • All Seasons Adventures – Snow-shoeing, dogsledding, cross country skiing, sleigh rides, fly fishing, trap shooting, snowmobiling
  • Daniels Summit – Snowmobiling
  • JANS – Cross country skiing, snow shoeing
  • Summit Meadows Adventures – Snowmobiling 

Enjoy a Soothing Massage and Spa Day

Let your muscles recover from skiing with a relaxing massage. We recommend that our guests book a session with Massage Express or the Sanctuary Spa at Mountain Body.

Partake in World Class Dining

Our mountain paradise is a foodie’s delight, and eating well should be at the top of your list of things to do in Park City. With delicious options ranging from five-star fare to casual après-ski, you’ll be able to find a restaurant to fit exactly what you’re looking for.

To start, check out our partners: Bill White Restaurant Group, Grub Steak, Silver, Squatters, Wasatch Brewing Company and Deer Valley Dining.

Now that you know all of the things to do in Park City, let Park City Lodging help you find the perfect accommodations for your trip. We have properties at all three ski resorts as well as in downtown Park City and look forward to having you visit!

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