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!

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