Top Reasons to Book a Holiday Vacation in Park City

When Bing Crosby sauntered out the lyrics “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas,” he perfectly described Park City, Utah during the holiday season. With copious amounts of Utah’s famous “champagne powder” and a Main Street that boasts something for everyone, Park City is the perfect winter escape for the whole family. Here are the top reasons to book a holiday vacation in Park City this winter.

 

Experience not one, but two world-class ski resortsCanyons run

What do you get when you combine the largest ski resort in the United States and the best ski resort in the United States? Park City, of course. When Park City and Canyons merged to become the largest ski resort in the United States, the resort added $50 million of improvements to create an unparalleled ski experience. Track fresh powder from one end to the other over 7,300 acres. Deer Valley Resort, located a mere 39 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport, was honored as the United States’ Best Ski Resort by the World Ski Award’s 2015 Ski Oscars. Discover first-class service over 21 chair lifts, 101 ski runs, and six bowls. With the option of not one, but two amazing ski resorts, your family will have the holiday vacation of a lifetime.

 

December is one of Park City’s best months for powder

Last season, Park City received many of its legendary foot plus dumps of snow during the month of December. In fact, holiday visitors experienced two seventeen inch storms back to back. That’s almost 35 inches of snow in two days. Does skiing 159 inches of powder in December sound great to you? Come visit us in Park City.

 

There’s no better way to burn off the holiday feast than skiing

Holiday roasts and eggnog, oh my! As much as we love all of the delicious holiday delicacies, you have to admit it’s a great way to pack on the pounds. Did you know that a typical day’s skiing can burn up to 3,000 calories… far more than a session at the gym? Go ahead and help yourself to seconds (or thirds.) Also, you can’t après ski until you ski. That High West Distillery hot toddy won’t drink itself.  Check back soon for our favorite après spots in Park City.

 

Park City’s Main Street has something for everyone.

What good is a family holiday vacation if everyone isn’t entertained? Park City is more than its two world-class ski resorts. Main Street offers more chefs per capita than Paris and endless adventures for the non-skier. Live out your dream of bobsledding at Utah’s Olympic Park, the official site of the 2002 Winter Olympics. Experience nightlife like never before at one of the dozen pubs, clubs or live music venues on Main Street. Staying on Main Street not your style? Park City’s free town-wide shuttle will take you from Canyons Village to Deer Valley Resort and everything in between.

 

Holiday season in Park City is the perfect time to escape from your busy life and spend time with family. Call our destination specialists now at to plan your perfect holiday getaway.

 

Book a Holiday Vacation in Park City

We have a hand-picked selection of accommodations and special deals that you won’t see anywhere else.  We are your local lodging experts, check out our specials page for one a kind packages and how to make the most out of your holiday ski vacation. Discover homes and private condos steps from world-class skiing below.


The perfect vacation condos to rent in Park City are available with Park City Lodging  121105_Park City Lodge_04 Little Belle 8_HDReal_lo
Enjoy luxurious amenities with your vacation rental in Park City  Hidden Creek offers a great location to explore Park City. Book a Park City vacation rental today

5 Reasons to Bike Park City this Fall

Autumn in Park City, Utah. When the temperatures cool, the town begins to stir, and the mountain biking trails just keep getting better. While Park City is known for its two world class ski resorts and abundant nightlife, you’ll be remembering the pristine bike trails you left behind in the dust. Here are the top 5 reasons to bike Park City this fall.

IMG_56601. Park City was named IMBA’s first gold-level Ride Center in the world. With over 450 miles of bike trails, there’s something here for everyone. Take a crack at Deer Valley Resort’s famous Tidal Wave flow trail or opt for the breathtaking Wasatch Crest Trail.

2. Fall is the perfect time to discover Park City via bike due to the fall foliage. With the turning of the oak and aspen tress, blurs of yellow and red dance along the mountain bike trails. Who thought Park City could get any more beautiful?

3. No one knows how to après-bike like Park City does. Outside Magazine named Park City the “Best Town Ever” in 2013 and we’re pretty sure it has to do with our unrivaled Main Street. Ride all day at Park City Mountain Resort and finish off with a flight of whiskey from High West Distillery. Bike-in/bike-out is the new ski-in/ski-out.IMG_5485

4. Mud season. Yes that’s really a reason. The off-season, as the locals lovingly refer to as mud season, means less people on the trails and more room for you. Enjoy the Mid-Mountain Trail like never before without the crowds or the rush.

5. Our Fall Colors Tour makes biking the autumn in Park City easier than ever before! Jans.com, Park City Lodging, Inc., and White Pine Touring have combined forces to create an incredible Fall Colors Touring package. First, choose your Fall Colors Tour provided by the pros at White Pine Touring. Second, find your home away from home with Park City Lodging, Inc. To complete your reservation please call our destination specialists at (855.277.6708). We will record the necessary information that White Pine Touring will need to set you up before your Fall Colors Tour.

Don’t miss your chance to see Park City in its most colorful state. Book our Fall Colors Tour today and ride among the foliage tomorrow.

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Beat the Heat in Park City

With summer temperatures scorching elsewhere in the country, beat the heat this summer with a vacation to Park City. The moderate temperatures due to our breathtaking Wasatch Mountain Range make it possible to play outside all summer long and beat the heat in Park City.

 

SUP

Stand Up Paddleboard

Just 15 minutes from Park City, the Jordanelle Reservoir hosts 5.158 square miles of water, surrounded by gorgeous mountain views.  A SUP provides a full body workout which has led to its popularity as a cross-training activity.

Jordanelle Rentals and Marina: 435-615-7397

 

 

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Guardsman Pass

This scenic drive is the gateway for many popular hikes overlooking both Park City and Big Cottonwood Canyon. The road isn’t plowed in the winter, making this a perfect summer and autumn escape from the heat.

There are multiple vantage points that will take your breath away along Guardsman. You can see Heber Valley, Snyderville Basin near Park City, and the Salt Lake Valley. Guardsman Pass is dog-friendly, so feel free to take Fido for a hike to the numerous lakes in the surrounding area.

 

 

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Fly Fishing

Located within minutes of Park City, both the Provo River and the Weber River are blue-ribbon trout streams. Both rivers are home to healthy populations of brown and rainbow trout. Park City’s knowledgeable and enthusiastic Fly-fishing guides will ensure that you have a great excursion.

Guided Fly Fishing Tours with JANS: 435-649-4949

 

 

Lodging Special

Make it a weekend getaway! We have a hand-picked selection of accommodations and special deals that you won’t see anywhere else.  We are your local lodging experts, check out our specials page for one a kind packages and how to make the most of a long weekend and beat the heat in Park City!


The perfect vacation condos to rent in Park City are available with Park City Lodging  121105_Park City Lodge_04 Little Belle 8_HDReal_lo
Enjoy luxurious amenities with your vacation rental in Park City  Hidden Creek offers a great location to explore Park City. Book a Park City vacation rental today

Locals Guide: Park City Mountain Biking

While many adventurers flock to Park City in search of winter powder, summer thrill-seekers can find their fix on two wheels. Recently Park City mountain biking has received notable marks from IMBA, Singletracks.com, and DirtRag Magazine for its impeccable trail quality. Most notably Park City was named the world’s first Gold-Level Certified Ride Center by IMBA. But why should this matter to you? The award reflects more than just the 400+ miles of trail, it represents quality lodging, restaurants, and post ride entertainment.

From cross country style single track to downhill bike parks the riding doesn’t get any better than Park City. From novice to pro everyone will have fun riding Park City. Here are a few of our favorite trails.

 

Park City Mountain Resort

Lift Service: Yes

Opening Date: May 27th

Bike Park: Yes

With two base areas Park City Mountain Resort has a wide range of trails. With access to the mid-mountain trail and the world famous Wasatch Crest trail, riders of all levels will find comfort riding near the Park City Base Area and Canyons Village. If you are looking for a quality bike park head over to Canyons Village and take the Red Pine Gondola to the Red Pine Area where you will find huge berms, wood features fast flow trails. Trails are broken up between beginner, intermediate, and expert much like ski trails marked with green, blue, and black markers. Novice riders should start on White Rabbit and Flying Salmon before tackling a big trail like Double Down. Expect a few mandatory drops and heart-pounding airs.

 

Deer Valley Resort

Lift Service: Yes

Opening Date: June 17th

Flow Trails: Yes

Last summer Deer Valley Resort made headlines with the addition of its intermediate flow trail, Tidal Wave. Tidal Wave contains berms, rollers and jumps that will thrill cyclists of all experience levels. Cyclists can access the Mid-Mountain Trail or explore technical trails like Fire Swamp or Aspen Slalom thanks to Deer Valley Resort’s extensive lift service.

 

Looking for a little more burn?

Take advantage of some of Park City’s challenging—and cheaper—mountain biking options. One local favorite is the Park City town loop that covered seven miles of glorious trail. Start off Lowell Avenue and head to the Sweeney Switchbacks toward the top of the Town Lift. Drop into John’s Trail, which will test your technical skills and offer a challenge. Finalize your ride with a climb onto the Gravedigger’s Trail before heading back into town.

When planning a mountain biking vacation to Park City, make sure to visit Park City Lodging for your rental needs. With locations at both Deer Valley and Park City Mountain Resort, you’re sure to find your own biker’s paradise.

Top Five Ways to Prep for Ski Season

Soon Park City will be covered in snow, ski lifts will be turning, and visitors will have high hopes of shredding deep pow. But how do you best prepare for ski season?

For me, ski season preparation rarely has anything to do with exercise; rather it’s more mental and emotional. I hate going to the gym and I know for a fact that nothing can get your legs ready for ski season except skiing. No matter how hard you cross fit or suspension train, your legs will still burn after your first turns of the season. If you do exercise make sure it’s fun and you actually enjoy it. Ride a bike, walk your dog, or go hiking.

All that aside, there are some things I do to prepare for ski season. Here are my top five ways to prep for the ski season:

  • Attend ski premieres– Go to every ski film that comes through your town. Get your friends together and imagine yourself on the big screen. Luckily for Park City ski premiers roll through town all season long. We’ll add more dates as they are confirmed. View a schedule of ski premiers here.
  • Read Powder Magazine & Ski Utah Magazine– There’s something magical about the first issue of Powder for the new season. It’s captivating. And Ski Utah’s annual guide is a “must read” for anyone planning a trip to Utah (www.skiutah.com). If you can spend less than 3 days reading, dreaming and imagining yourself heli-skiing I applaud you.
  • Pay homage to Ullr– If you’re lucky enough to live in a ski town you understand just how important Ullr Fest is and the consequences if you don’t. Named for the Norse god of snow, Ullr Fest is a celebration of snow and to bless the upcoming ski season. Ullr Fest can range from a personal celebration to a huge town wide event. Another cool event is The BAMBOOZLE, a night dedicated to promoting local artwork constructed out of upcycled ski scraps. RAMP honors Ullr with an annual Yeti rail jam. Sponsored athletes ski and ride down the arm of a 30 foot yeti sculpture and slide a 15 foot rail. Food, libations, and live music are provided all night long. If you missed these October events, pencil them in to attend next year. Or better, yet, find your own fun and funky community celebrations to get yourself in the mood. For more information check out RAMP’s event page here.
  • Ski Swap– It’s more than just the gear. It’s the comradery amongst skiers and snowboarders. It’s a space to share stories and general stoke for the upcoming season. There’s a buzz in the air that makes your heart beat a little faster and hair stand a little straighter. The annual Park City Ski Swap happens each November at the Basin Recreation Fieldhouse. Known as one of the largest and oldest ski swaps in the USA it’s an event locals don’t want to miss. Most large cities have ski sales and events to gear up for the season. For more information on Park City’s Ski Swap click here.
  • Prep your gear– It’s a good idea to shake out your jacket and remove your googles and gloves from your ski box to make sure nothing is lost or torn. Take your skis into the shop or better yet hot wax your skis at home. Hopefully P-Tex isn’t necessary but after last season no one would blame you for filling at least one core shot.

Relax. Skip the gym, and enjoy the fall. Spend your days outside or in, biking or reading books, relaxing or having fun. As you begin planning your winter vacation to Park City remember to check out www.ParkCityLodging.com for the best selection of vacation rentals near Deer Valley® Resort and Park City base areas.