Park City Utah | Winter and Summer Destination
This is one of the most spectacular and beloved mountain areas in the world. Located in the heart of Summit County, Park City sits only 32 miles from Utah’s larger metropolitan area, Salt Lake City. Park City is most well known for the abundance of outdoor activities in the area, with skiing and snowboarding being the most popular in winter, along with mountain biking, hiking, fishing and more in the summer.
Park City was founded by miners and fortune seeking adventurers of the late 1800’s, a trait it shares with many of the popular mountain towns in the United States. Silver ore was found throughout the three mountain peaks that now make up some of the most popular ski resorts in the country. As the mining boom settled and miners moved on to new areas in search of their fortune, Park City became a meek town. Not until the 1980’s did Park City begin to see a rebound as tourists and mountain enthusiasts flocked back to this small valley in the Wasatch Mountains.
Park City and the surrounding Wasatch Mountains are gorgeous year-round. This is the ideal outdoor playground for you and your family, friends, or colleagues! Deer Valley, Canyons and Park City condo rentals as well as private luxury home rentals provide the perfect vacation lodging to call your home base in our outdoor playground; you will be wishing the experience would never end! Three spectacular ski resorts surround the town: Deer Valley, Park City, and Canyons Resorts offer three distinct mountain experiences with fabulous Utah scenery, and snowboard or ski terrain for all ability levels. In spring, summer, and fall there are many great adventures to enjoy, including hiking, biking, sports, music, fishing and golfing.
Each offers a good variety of real estate and vacation rentals, from luxurious Park City private homes that can accommodate a family or group vacation to affordable condo’s and chalets perfect for a couple’s get-a-way. In 1995 Park City struck fortune once again and gained the bid to host the 2002 Winter Olympics. The majority of the events were held at the Park City and Deer Valley resorts, and the changes made in preparation of the games added a modern look and feel to each resort in Park City.
As Park City continues to grow as a premier ski town, the variety of activities and events grows as well. The downtown area of Park City offers a perfect mix of hip night clubs and restaurants, with excellent lodging options. There is a wide assortment of restaurants and clubs that offer live music and unique food on a nightly basis. Every January, our town is host to the largest independent film festival in the country, the Sundance Film Festival. For nearly two weeks, historic Main Street is filled with well known celebrities and respected players in the film industry, along with thousands of eager film-goers and partiers. Be sure to buy your tickets early to Sundance, as it is a guaranteed sell-out every year. There are also a number of excellent art galleries worth checking out while you are here.
Most people who experience a vacation here understand why it is so hard to leave. The country’s best powder snow in the winter and delightfully cool summer temperatures keep visitors coming back year after year. Come visit us and you’ll understand too!