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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!


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Park City, Utah Hiking Offers Spectacular Views

Park City has plenty to offer for everyone and there is always something to do outdoors. If you’re looking for a great activity outdoors, head to one of the many great hiking trails. Park City, Utah hiking offers spectacular views which never get old and are always worth the trek! Make sure to pack some water, a jacket and most of all, a camera.

There is a wide range of trails throughout the Park City area that can offer majestic views of the area. There are over 150 miles of public trails for biking and hiking that cross through the world renowned ski resorts. If you’re a novice hiker or an experienced hiker, make time to check out the great trails and the amazing views that can only be found in Park City.

For an easy trail that provides great views, head to the Beaver Creek Trail and travel among a beaver-inhabited river over 4.5 miles of scenic landscape. It is ideal for families and picnics which can make for a great day.

The Rail Trail and Round Valley trails are perfectly suited for beginners and offer plenty of land to go on a hike or a long bike ride. Rail Trail is a 26-mile roundtrip while Round Valley is six miles long.

For a great view that you’ll never forget, head up Soapstone Basin which can be accessed in Kamas. This fast-paced trail is a loop that goes through fir and aspen trees and gives you a view of the Bluffs Overlook and the Duchesne River gorge which is 2,000 feet deep. Make sure to bring the water as the trail is 16.5 miles long!

If you’re looking for a more experienced climb, try the Mid-Mountain Trail which traverses 20 miles through deep canyons and tree groves.

Deer Valley Resort offers lift-served hiking and has many downhill options for hikers and bikers of various skill levels. From the Rail Trail, head to the Promontary Trail which has three legs to it and is great for all hikers.

The Glenwild Loop is a 12-mile loop that goes through the backcountry and provides great scenery for all.

When hiking, make sure to check the weather and conditions of the trail before you head out and inform someone of where you have gone. Some trails are pet friendly which means you can bring your dog, but some don’t so check ahead. Make sure to have enough food and water while loading up on sunscreen and lip balm. Conditions can change quickly in the mountains so be prepared for anything when you head out on a long hike. The hard work is always worth it in the end as there is no better feeling than seeing the great views during the hike.

If you want to check out the spectacular views that the Park City hiking trails have to offer, make sure you check out Park City Lodging. We can help you find the right place to stay after your long day of hiking!

The End of Ski Season is Near, But Park City Stays Alive

When most people think of Park City they picture our thousands of acres of Wasatch powder, but after the snow melts at the end of ski season the fun stays alive! With beautiful weather and smaller crowds, the spring and summer are some of the best times to visit Park City. Here’s some ideas for how to enjoy our town after the end of ski season.

Hit the Trails

The melting of the snow at the end of ski season opens up more than 400 miles of Wasatch Mountain trails to hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley and the Canyons all keep some of their chairlifts open in the summer, making it easy for hikers and bikers to get to the top of the peaks.

Visit the Mountain Trails Foundation website for maps and complete info on Park City’s trail system.

Explore Main Street

After the crowds leave at the end of ski season, the shops and restaurants of Park City’s historic Main Street remain open with many offering offseason deals. From high fashion to mountain souvenirs, Main Street’s many stores and boutiques offer something for everyone. The summer can also be a great time to find deals on ski and snowboard gear for the following season!

Find a Festival

Park City is home to a number of fun festivals after the end of ski season. Plan your visit around one of these unique events to get the most out of your Park City experience. Here are two of our favorites:

  • Park City Food and Wine Classic (July 8-12): More than 100 food artisans, wineries, breweries and more come together for this mouthwatering event. Whether you’re a committed foodie or just looking to get a taste of Park City’s local flavor, there’s something for everyone at the Park City Food and Wine Classic with tastings, seminars, cooking demonstrations and even outdoor adventures with a food and wine influence. Tickets can be purchased on the event website.
  • Kimball Arts Festival (July 31-August 2): Artists from around the country flock to Park City to showcase their works all along Main Street during this weekend festival. Works range from paintings to sculptures, ceramics, jewelry, metalwork and more. In addition, some of Park City’s best restaurants will be selling food to festivalgoers. Admission for the entire weekend is only $10, or free to Summit County residents.

As you come to enjoy all that Park City has to offer after the end of ski season, use Park City Lodging to find the perfect place to stay. We have properties at all three resorts, proving easy access to the mountains, as well as on Main Street downtown. Come see why the locals say that the summer is the best time to visit Park City!

7 Reasons to Take a Park City Vacation

With three world-class resorts, awe-inspiring landscape and a bustling town center, Park City has all of the elements of a perfect getaway spot. Every year millions of visitors come to Utah to enjoy our mountain utopia; why not join them? Here are seven reasons why you should take a Park City vacation this year.

 1. Ski and Ride The Greatest Snow on Earth

It’s no mistake that Utah’s license plates proudly proclaim the state as home to the “Greatest Snow on Earth”. Park City receives an average of more than 350 inches of the heavenly powder every year at its three award-winning resorts Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley and Canyons. With almost 10,000 skiable acres between the three of them, you will always be able to find some great snow during your Park City vacation.

2. Get There Easily

Wake up in your own bed, hop on a plane and be on the slopes by noon! Park City is located only 30 miles of interstate highway away from the Salt Lake City airport, making it one of the most accessible winter resort towns in the world. With more than 600 flights per day to 80 non-stop destinations, it’s never been easier to take a Park City vacation!

3. Stroll Charming Downtown Main Street

Once the center of a 19th-century mining town, Park City’s historic Main Street has become a tourist destination with shops, galleries, restaurants and more occupying the restored buildings. The perfect spot for some window shopping or a romantic stroll, Main Street is a must-see during your Park City vacation.

4. Relive the 2002 Winter Olympics

In 2002, the world descended on Utah for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, with Park City hosting medal events in alpine skiing, freestyle skiing, bobsled, luge, skeleton and ski jumping. Today you can ski and snowboard on the same runs that the Olympians did at Deer Valley and PCMR or visit nearby Utah Olympic Park to explore the 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum or take a ride down the bobsled track. In addition, you can often see current or up-and-coming Olympians training year-round in Park City.

5. Delight Your Taste Buds

With more than 100 restaurants, Park City offers something to fit every taste. From a wide variety of fine dining spots to local microbreweries and even a distillery, you’ll always be able to find a good meal. Check out our restaurant picks and make plans to let your taste buds run wild during your Park City vacation.

6. Enjoy World Class Hiking and Biking

There is still plenty to do in Park City when the snow melts, led by the more than 400 miles of trails and 8,000 acres of preserved open space. Mountain bikers and hikers flock to Park City every summer to enjoy the same mountains occupied by skiers and snowboarders in the winter. You don’t need to be a world class athlete to explore the mountains – all three resorts run chair lifts in the summer that offer easy access to the top of the peaks.

7. Soak Up the History

Built in the mid-19th-century, the discovery of silver and gold in the mountains surrounding Park City sparked a mining boom that turned the town into a destination for those hoping to strike it rich. While the ore has dried up, its legacy lives on with a number of remnants from the mining era still remaining in Park City. While skiing or snowboarding at Park City Mountain Resort, you’ll be able to explore old mining structures and equipment that still dot the landscape. Away from the slopes, the Park City Museum on Main Street has exhibits that will take you through the mining times to the formation of Park City’s famous ski slopes. Mix some culture into you Park City vacation by exploring its history.

As you plan your Park City vacation, use Park City Lodging to find a place to stay that fits your needs. We have properties at all three resorts as well as on Main Street. Let us help you put together a perfect trip!

2013 New Years Resolutions

In the spirit of New Years Eve, we decided to come up with a few company-wide resolutions for 2013.

1. Get out and explore our backyard more!
Park City is a 4-season playground, something that we often take for granted because we’re lucky enough to wake up in this beautiful town every day. So, in 2013 we vow to get outside more. We will explore the hundreds of miles of hiking and mountain biking trails in the spring, summer and fall. We will ski and/or snowboard at all three of our world-class resorts—Canyons, Park City Mountain Resort, and Deer Valley—as much as we possibly can. We will go snowshoeing, rock climbing, golfing, fishing and do everything in between.

2. Be more involved in our local community.
There are over 100 nonprofits in Park City. In 2013 we will get together as an organization and volunteer our time to at least one or two of these non-profits.

3. Break ground on our new building.
We’re in the process of building a new office for Park City Lodging, Inc. It will house all of our departments and will include a living roof and co-op garden. Our laundry facility is currently off-site, but will be housed in the new building with the rest of our operations. As part of our company-wide sustainability effort, laundry at the new facility will use recycled water.

4. Keep it green!
Park City Lodging, Inc. is committed to sustainability: We donate 1% for open space in Park City, we use environmentally friendly cleaning products and toiletries in all of our rental units, and we are passionate about recycling. In 2013 we would like to implement comprehensive recycling programs at all of our properties and promote sustainability company-wide.

5. Continue to be on the cutting edge of technology and communication.
In 2013 we will continue to find innovative ways to communicate effectively with our owners and guests in order to provide them with the best experience possible. In 2012 we invested in a mobile concierge application for our guests that not only provides GPS directions to and from our properties, shows restaurant recommendations, ski rental shop information, and property-specific instructions; but also allows us to communicate directly with our guests through push notifications. In 2013 we plan to utilize the mobile application to communicate with our guests even more.