Summer days are warm and long in Park City, and while sunbathing by the pool or napping in a hammock in the shade are perfectly fine ways to enjoy them, “The Park City Way” seems to be to pack in as much activity as possible. And why not? There’s so much to do, and it’s easy to find something old and familiar or something new and fun that you want to do again and again. Some ideas to get you going:
Utah Olympic Park kicks off its summer on Saturday, June 22 with Olympic Day 2019. It’s a celebration of Olympians, Para Olympians and the Olympic Spirit. Admission is free for this family friendly event featuring food, face painting, bounce houses, crafts, Olympian athlete autographs and other fun for all ages. It’s also the first Flying Ace All-Star Aerial Show of the season (tickets required). Go to Olympic Day 2019 for more information.
Coming up on July 11 is Utah Olympic Park’s Anti Gala – this is the 4th annual major fundraising event for the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation, benefitting young winter sport athletes and others who train, compete, play and explore at Utah’s Olympic Venues. Guests will enjoy unlimited Extreme Tubing, Alpine Slide, and Zip Line rides. Go to Anti Gala for more information and to purchase tickets.
If you’re just looking for a full day of adventure and excitement, head out to the Utah Olympic Park and get a Summer Gold Day Pass. The pass includes unlimited day use of activities such as Extreme Tubing, the Zip Line Tour and the Discovery Course. Or go really big and take a ride on the 2002 Olympic Sliding Track with the Summer Bobsled Experience; jump in the wheeled sled with the professional driver and expect to reach speeds up to 60 mph! Check out all the Utah Olympic Park activities at Utah Olympic Park.
Park City Mountain Village and Canyons Village offer an exciting assortment of activities, too. Park City Mountain Village has the ever popular Alpine Slide with over 3,000 feet of a luge-like track, and the Mountain Coaster, winding through more than a mile of loops and curves at speeds up to 25 mph. There’s also an 18-hole miniature golf course, and a climbing wall. To see even more activities for the whole family and to book online go to Park City Mountain Village.
Speaking of golf – at Canyons Village there’s Disc Golf, another putting course, and the 18-hole par 70 Canyons Golf Course. Go to Canyons Village to book a tee time and to find out about all the other activity options including scenic chairlift and gondola rides.
The Adventure Pass is a great and flexible way to take advantage of both villages’ activities, and the passes are offered for single day and full season passes. There’s a 10% discount when you purchase at least a day in advance! Adventure Pass
Enough is never really enough, so head over to Deer Valley for even more options! There’s guided horseback riding on spectacular mountain trails, and stand up paddle boarding and even free fly casting lessons on Deer Valley ponds. And for the little ones there is Deer Valley’s Summer Adventure Camp, each day featuring age-appropriate sports activities, nature studies, art projects and field trips, with state-licensed counselors. Check it out at Activities at Deer Valley.