Park City Attractions
Park City began as a mining town in 1869 but when the industry collapsed, the town turned to skiing to revive the economy. Now it’s a skier’s paradise with four world-class resorts within or just outside of the city. Not only is there incredible snow, you can also experience the town’s culture. Check out the museums that hold the towns unique history, including hosting the 2002 Winter Olympics!
Park City Museum
435.649.7457 | Website
528 Main Street. Park City, UT
Located on the historic main street of Park City, the mission of the museum is to preserve the rich history of Park City. It began as a mining town in the mid-1800s but with the collapse of the industry had to turn to skiing to maintain the economy. Nearly 530 million dollars are generated each year through tourism because of the ski industry, so it only makes sense that the museum is mainly centered around such. The exhibits range from an original stagecoach used to bring people and mail to Park City, educational videos on the transition from mining to skiing, the basement territorial jail, and the Tozer Gallery which is a place constantly being updated with new local art.
Park City Fine Art Museum
435.649.3583 | Website
558 Main Street. Park City, Utah
Park City’s premiere fine art gallery features a variety of aesthetically pleasing exhibits such as sculptures, paintings, and contemporary western art. All of the art is for sale, so beginning or continuing your fine art collection is as simple as walking in. The unique artwork is done by several artisans, some local, some not.
Alf Engen Ski Museum
435.658.4240 | Website
3419 Olympic Parkway. Park City, UT
Park City was home to many of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, and they’ve preserved this piece of history in a grandiose museum, full of ski memorabilia. Displays showcase interactive exhibits such as alpine skiing and snowboarding, freestyle skiing, ski development, professional instructors, and many more. The museum also has an educational component, teaching children about the water cycle, physics, and Utah history.
435.649.8160 | Website
305 Main Street. Park City, Utah
Located in the First National Bank of Utah, this contemporary art museum presents works from made from a variety of mediums and artists. Each exhibit is accessible and thought provoking for an experience that will certainly leave a mark on any visitor. Special events and new exhibits are constantly being added so check the website for upcoming excitement!
Brighton Ski Resort
801.532.4731 | Website
8302 S Brighton Loop Road. Brighton, UT
With an average of 500 inches of snow each year, Brighton resort is a favorite among locals and tourists alike. The family friendly atmosphere is both affordable and accommodating. Plus, kids 10 and under ski free! The resort is located at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon, so the air is typically light and fluffy. All trails and terrain parks can be accessed by high-speed quads so families can ride up together, take different trails, and meet again at the bottom. If you’re new to the powder game, check out the resort’s incredible ski school featuring private and group lessons for all ages and abilities.
Solitude Mountain Ski Resort
801.534.1400 | Website
12000 Big Cottonwood Canyon Road. Solitude, UT
Just outside of Park City is another incredible ski resort with acres upon acres of fresh powder. Skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and nordic skiing are just part of the fun. Summer months allow for breathtaking hikes, disc golf, and mountain biking. With 1,200 skiable acres, it’s a mid-size resort perfect for families. There are 80 runs and 8 lifts.
Park City Mountain Ski Resort
435.649.8111 | Website
1345 Lowell Avenue. Park City, UT
The largest resort in the US is located in the perfect place for fresh powder. PCM is a bustling resort full of restaurants, lodges, and of course, snow! 341 trails slice through 7,300 acres of beginner, intermediate, and expert terrain. With 41 lifts, the waits are never too long, though the park is often crowded. For advancers skiers and snowboarders, check out the world-class terrain parks: there are four! These parks include 2 half-pipes as well as a variety of jumps, rails, wallrides, boxes and bonks!
Deer Valley Ski Resort
435.649.1000 | Website
2250 Deer Valley Drive South. Park City, UT
Another Utah ski resort with some of the “Greatest Snow on Earth” is Deer Valley. Magnificent powder, luxury lodging, and gourmet food are all part of the experience on this mountain. The best part? The guest services. You can FedEx ski equipment, complimentary ski storage, mountain photography, and extravagant lodging. There are 103 runs, over 2,000 skiable acres, and a 9,500 foot summit.
The National Ability Center
435.649.3991 | Website
1000 Ability Way. Park City, UT
The National Ability Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to giving individuals with special needs the opportunity to explore the great outdoors. They have a variety of programs and activities such as alpine skiing, nordic skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, archery, water skiing, kayaking, canoeing, and many others. To find out more about this organization or get involved with a program, call the main office!
Family Fun Centers
Utah Olympic Park
435.658.4200 | Website
3419 Olympic Parkway. Park City, Utah
Just outside of downtown Park City is the 2002 Utah Olympic Park, still buzzing with activity all these years later. The vibrant energy of the 2002 Winter Olympics remains within the walls of this enormous site and people can relive the experience over and over again. Both summer and winter activities are available for guests to enjoy. One of the most popular is the comet bobsled ride. You can be taken down the track used for the Olympics by a professional driver in the winter months or ride down at 70 MPH in the summer! When it’s not being used for practice, the Nordic Jump is one of the greatest tubing hills in history. For the kiddos, the Discovery Zone is ideal for learning about the Olympics and playing on some of the smaller-scale toys.
Old Town Cellars
435.649.3759 | Website
890 Main Street. Park City, Utah
One of the best combinations in all of existence would have to be quality wine and mountain ambiance, and this winery has both. Through sustainable methods and community outreach, they are able to process and bottle each wine on-site. The best part? The prices aren’t out of site despite the high quality. The bar and lounge is conveniently open 7 days a week so it’s the perfect place to unwind after a long day of skiing Park City’s famous powder.
Park City Ice Arena
435.615.5707 | Website
600 Gillmor Way. Park City, Utah
This olympic size ice sheet is an indoor year-round facility that offers a variety of activities. Open skate sessions, private lessons, group skating lessons, hockey classes, and more are all available to the public. You can even rent the ice sheet for parties, reunions, and field trips.
Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter
435.649.1767 | Website
1258 Center Drive. Park City, Utah
One of the most beautiful and underrated attractions in Park City is the Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter. It is a 1,200 acre nature preserve with a 10,000 square foot LEED platinum building with interactive exhibits inspired by the surrounding environment. The preserve offers weekly nature tours, summer camps, environmental education, 10 miles of trails, evening lecture series, and a cute little gift shop to commemorate the experience.