Your Ultimate Guide to Park City Winter Activities

Updated November 2023

Our high-elevation, epic snowfall, and all-around stunning scenery make our mountain town a playground for anyone and everyone wanting to get out in the wintery landscape for a bit of fun. 

5 Essential Park City Winter Activities 

If you’re looking for fun ways to enjoy winter in Park City, we have five classic picks every vacationer must try. 

1) Park City Skiing and Snowboarding

Skiing and snowboarding are perfect if you’re looking for quintessential Park City winter activities. People worldwide come to experience our pristine powder, breathtaking landscape, and professional slopes. (Fun fact: Our very own U.S. Ski Team trains on our runs!) Whether planning a family outing or searching for a thrill, you’ll find it all on Park City slopes.

A man wearing orange ski pants, a black winter coat, and helmet snowboards down a mountain in Park City, Utah.

Popular Spots for Supreme Powder:
There are plenty of excellent spots to enjoy some fun on the mountain. Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain Resort offer plenty of snow, varied terrain, and convenient access. For skiers, try the mysterious “X-Files” area at Deer Valley Resort. Peak 9990 at Park City Mountain Resort is perfect for skiers and snowboarders alike. 

Expert, Off-the Beaten-Path Tours: For advanced to expert skiers, plan a Ski Utah Interconnect Adventure Tour. This thrilling adventure takes you through the incredible backcountry terrain of the Wasatch Mountain Range for a unique day on the mountain. Experience up to 6 ski resorts in one single day, from Deer Valley Resort to Snowbird in Little Cottonwood Canyon. 

Sky Fall Adventure: If you want to up the ante, try Park City helicopter skiing for an unforgettable, heart-pounding adventure. Heli-skiing is off-the-beaten-path downhill skiing that is only accessible by helicopter. This is an endeavor best suited for advanced skiers. 

Excellent One-Stop Equipment Rentals: Aloha Ski and Snowboard Rentals has everything travelers of all ages need, from skis and snowboards to boots, poles, and helmets. Plus, they have multiple locations and offer discounts to Park City Lodging guests.

Snow Flower condominium rental in Park City with a queen size bed and white sheets and combination living and dining room with contemporary furniture.

Best Places to Stay for Ski-In/Ski-Out Access 

Looking to maximize your slope time? Plenty of luxury rentals are right on the mountain, giving you immediate access to the slopes.

  • Snow Flower 120: Ski-In/Ski-Out Condo to Park City Mountain Resort
    2 Beds | 2 Baths |4 Guests

  • Snow Flower 066: Ski-In/Ski-Out Studio with Mountain Views
    1 Bed | 1 Bath |2 Guests

  • The Lowell: Park City Mountain Village Complex with Year-Round Hot Tub
    2- 4 Bedroom Condos 

  • Lift at Canyons Village: Ski-In/Ski-Out to Village Sunrise Chairlift Condo Complex
    1-4 Bedroom Condos 

2) Park City Snowshoeing

Our mountain town is home to some outstanding nature trails. Luckily, you don’t have to wait until warmer months to experience Park City’s stunning scenery. Strap on some snowshoes and explore our snowcapped landscape in the winter. Whether you’re looking for some low-impact exercise, a fun-filled family activity, or simply a quiet afternoon by yourself, snowshoeing fits the bill. 

Two people wearing snowshoes.

Fantastic Guided Tours for First Timers:
If you are new to the pleasures of snowshoeing, it’s a great idea to book a professional tour to reap all the benefits and see some of the most beloved trails. All Seasons Adventures not only offers a plethora of trail options, but they can also get you outfitted with all the gear you need to enjoy the day. 

Experience family fun with All Seasons Adventures’ Snowshoe to S’mores Tour! Enjoy a one-hour snowshoe adventure to Deer Valley Gazebo with s’mores, hot chocolate, and a fire. Book 48 hours ahead for fresh s’mores. Minimum of four participants.

Premier Park City Lodging rentals with a modern kitchen and spacious bedroom with floor-to-ceiling windows.

Best Places to Stay Close to Great Trails

These premier rentals are ideal for anyone wanting easy entry to nearby trails. Plus, they boast exceptional views.

  • Queen Esther 2425: Beautiful Deer Valley Location Near Snow Park Lodge
    2 Beds | 2 Baths |6 Guests

  • Lowell 304: Luxury Condo at the Base of Park City Mountain
    2 Beds | 2 Baths |6 Guests

  • Thistle Home: Luxury Deer Valley Home with Views of Bald Mountain
    5 Beds | 6 Baths |13 Guests

3) Park City Tubing

Sliding down a snowy hill on a giant inflatable tube is one of Parkites’ favorite winter pastimes for kids and adults who are young at heart. Enjoy this exciting escapade for a memorable winter activity.

A man sliding down a snowy hill on a giant inflatable tube.

Optimum Place for Prime Tubing Action:
Visit Woodward Park City, famed for family-friendly tubing and beginner ski lessons. Expect lots of awesome tubing lanes, illuminated runways, and plenty of smiles!

Favorite Store to Get Warm Gear: Jans is the locals’ go-to spot for stellar outdoor gear. If you’re searching for extra layers to keep you cozy while gliding down the hill, check out their flagship store on the corner of Park Avenue and Deer Valley Drive. 

A family-friendly vacation rental home with a lodge-style living room, wood burning fireplace, and comfy leather furniture as well as a rental with a gas burning fireplace and contemporary decor.

Best Places to Stay For Family Vacations

Searching for family-friendly lodging with plenty of room to sprawl out? These Park City rentals have expansive living rooms and lots of entertaining space.

  • Aspen Hollow 6: Townhome Near Deer Valley Resort’s Mid-Mountain Silver Lake Village
    5 Beds | 4.5 Baths |10 Guests

  • Heart of Park City: Spacious Old Town Private Home with Hot Tub
    5 Beds | 5.5 Baths |12 Guests

  • Sun Ridge Retreat: Brand New Private Home in Lower Deer Valley
    5 Beds |6 Baths |12 Guests

4) Park City Sleigh Ride

Does it get more whimsical than a horse-drawn sleigh through serene forests? Take advantage of Park City’s lesser-known winter activity for a unique treat. Enjoy a soothing sojourn through mountain paths with your loved ones. 

People take a sleigh and carriage ride through Park City in the winter.

Ultimate Sleigh Ride Tour:
Rocky Mountain Outfitters sleigh and carriage rides are packed with impressive views. With various tours to choose from, you can opt for a six-seat excursion perfect for the whole family or a more intimate private ride with your special someone. 

Relaxing bedroom with a rustic theme and a modern rental condo with an open-concept living plan.

Best Places to Stay for Supreme Relaxation 

If relaxing in a hot tub or taking in the breathtaking mountain views are your ideas for a perfect Park City vacation, these stunning rentals are right up your alley.

  • Comstock 203: Lower Deer Valley Resort Condo with Mountain Views
    2 Beds | 2 Baths |6 Guests

  • 3547 Ridge: Brand New Ski-In Townhome in Canyons Village
    5 Beds | 5 Baths |13 Guests

  • Snowcrest 300: Walk to Park City Mountain and Enjoy Dazzling Ski Resort Views
    1 Bed + Loft | 2 Baths |6 Guests

5) Park City Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling is made for adventurers. Zoom through paths of untouched powder to reach new, exciting parts of the mountain for an exhilarating escapade. 

A man wearing black snow pants and red jacket snowmobiles in Park City in the winter.

Top Spot for Snowmobile Fun:
Snowmobilers love Daniels Summit for its spectacular terrain. Plus, there are multiple options for a fun-filled trek, including half-day, full-day, and private tours. 

A rental home in Park City with wood floors and red couch as well as a dining table, fireplace, and kitchen.

Best Places to Stay for Outdoor Adventures

If you love being close to all the mountain activity and still close to Main Street restaurants, these properties will put you right in the heart of all the action.

  • Snow Flower 111: Conveniently Located Close to Main Street and Park City Mountain
    2 Beds | 2 Baths |6 Guests

  • Old Town Retreat: Private Home Blocks From Main Street and Park City Mountain's Town Lift
    5 Beds | 3.5 Baths |13 Guests

Enjoy Park City’s Winter Activities: Book Your Vacation Rental Today

Let our experts make your winter vacation itinerary a breeze. When you book a luxury property directly with Park City Lodging, you receive access to our team of local experts. Let our concierges help you pick the best activities, make reservations, and book transportation.

If you’re searching for even more fantastic lodging for your winter vacation, tour all our exceptional properties and contact us to book your reservation. Our dedicated team of hospitality professionals can help you find the best Park City offers.

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Infographic sharing winter activities in Park City.

Published on Wednesday, January 5, 2022