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For all its light, fluffy snow, blue-bird days and perfectly groomed terrain, Park City draws more than a few travelers for a completely different world-class offering — the food.
The only thing better than Park City’s food? The snow-globe setting of its restaurants.
The Utah Office of Tourism boasts that Park City, Utah features more chefs per capita than Paris, France. A walk down Main Street certainly gives the sense that Park City takes its food seriously, with cuisine ranging from Southwestern to Middle Eastern. Main Street alone is home to four Italian eateries and an equal number of quality sushi restaurants. Park City restaurants recruit chefs from Las Vegas to New York, taking pride in menus that fuse local ingredients with authentic preparation. For foodies planning a getaway to Park City this winter, we recommend turning dining into an experience with these culinary gems:
Fireside Dining – European – Start your evening with a magical sleigh ride and end it with warm bread pudding in front of a fireplace. In between, you’ll enjoy traditional Swiss raclette, fire-roasted leg of lamb and brown sugar roasted acorn squash.
Chimayo – Southwestern - Chef Arturo Flores draws on his Mexican roots to create authentic dishes that have made Chimayo a favorite among visitors who wouldn’t dream of skipping this Main Street favorite. We recommend the elk, but only after you’ve tried the queso fundido to start.
High West Saloon & Restaurant – Eclectic - Even those who profess not to love whiskey will find themselves converted by the house-made spirits at this unique saloon. Try the whiskey-infused fondue with a flight of house specialties.
SILVER – Progressive American - Dine to a live DJ, then dance afterward in this modern restaurant’s roomy lounge. The only thing better than the atmosphere at this spacious Main Street restaurant is the food.
Private Chef - Create culinary memories in your home with a meal prepared by a private chef. Choose entrees of local Morgan Valley lamb or Utah trout, and eat around your dining room table. For dessert, put an alpine twist on the traditional s’more by roasting mallows around your slope-side fire pit. Where to find a home with a fire pit? We recommend our Reserve Collection.
To plan the perfect foodie vacation, call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Browse our Main Street Collection for homes within walking distance of fine dining and family restaurants in downtown Park City.
Between powder-perfect slopes, newly conquered ski runs, apres-ski s’mores and impromptu snow angels at your vacation home, Park City Christmas ski vacations have their own way of creating a family’s most memorable moments. Here are five more ways to make this season’s family ski trip your most unforgettable yet:
1. Have Christmas waiting for your family when you arrive. Take advantage of Resorts West’s Holiday Memories Package and let our concierge team act as your elves. We’ll shop, ship, wrap and display gifts for you, so you can walk into a magical display, straight from Santa’s workshop. We’ll even ship gifts back home to you after your stay.
2. Visit while Santa’s in town. If your children have never seen Santa “fly” into the Town Plaza on his sleigh, make sure to cross this “bucket list” experience off your list while the kids are young enough to enjoy it. Every winter, families gather on the Plaza with hot cocoa and other holiday treats for a magical, brightly lit evening that ends with a chance to sit on Santa’s lap. Santa will make his appearance on Friday, December 14. Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. Stay at Northstar Villa, and you can enjoy all that Main Street has to offer without having to drive!
3. Stay at your dream home. A fire pit on the heated deck for holiday s’mores? A projector screen theater? Private hot tub and sauna? Make this holiday special with a home your family won’t forget. We recommend King’s Estate.
4. Splurge on Christmas dinner. Let your private concierge arrange for a chef to create the perfect holiday meal at home. Enjoy rack of lamb, raclette, homemade desserts and seasonal vegetables — all in the comfort of your home away from home. We recommend Harmony Haus.
5. Ride in a one-horse open sleigh. When else can you bring carols to life in a winter wonderland? Take your family on a magical sleigh ride before enjoying dinner at Fireside Dining, a four-fireplace culinary experience at Deer Valley Resort. Try Swiss raclette, cured meets, stews, lamb and freshly baked breads before a grand finale of kuchen and warm puddings. For easy access, we recommend staying in Empire Pass at the Ski Utah House.
With colorful lights, snow-covered slopes and shopping galore, Park City is the perfect destination to spend a magical Christmas season while sneaking in a few runs on silky smooth slopes.
For the greatest value and fewest crowds, plan your ski vacation early. Your Resorts West concierge can ship all the holiday gifts you purchase back to your residence when you leave Park City. You’ll also enjoy all of these fun early season events:
Luge World Cup (Dec. 13-14)
See future Olympians compete against the world’s best athletes. World Cup competitions at the Utah Olympic Park are free and open to the public!
Santa Comes Down Town Lift (Dec. 14)
Anyone who ever doubted that Santa can fly will be stunned to see him make this grand entrance! Families enjoy holiday treats and hot chocolate on the Town Lift Plaza before watching Santa “fly” in on a brightly lit sleigh.
Park Silly Sunday Winter Market Bazaar (Dec. 14-15)
The silliness that defines Park City in the summer will continue for two days in the winter at the Park Silly Sunday Winter Market Bazaar. Shop for unique gifts and snap a photo with Santa.
Where to Shop:
Park City Main Street – Boutiques, art galleries and novelty shops
Tanger Outlet Mall - High-end brands, outlet prices
City Creek Center – From Anthropologie to Michael Kors, all just 40 minutes away
Where to Stay:
Northstar – 5-bedroom Old Town ski home
Racer’s Roost – 5-bedroom family ski home at Deer Valley
Snowflake Home – 3-bedroom Old Town ski home
Call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail email@example.com to start planning your holiday escape!
You’ve experienced Park City’s waist-high powder and world-class ski terrain in the winter — now discover the Wasatch Mountains at their most beautiful with a scenic fall escape. Quaking aspens, Canyon maple and Gambel oak add color to every mountainside, leaving foliage-seekers with a sense of peace, calm and inspiration. Here are the best places to see fall leaves in Park City:
Guardsman Pass: Likened to the Swiss Alps or a scene from The Sound of Music, Guardsman Pass offers expansive mountain-top views best enjoyed in late September or early October. Pack a picnic and explore a number of hiking trails that dot the pass.
Mid-Mountain Trail: Start from Silver Lake at Deer Valley Resort and take this shady, tree-lined trail through colorful aspen trees. End your afternoon with a gourmet lunch at the Royal Street Café, where you can dine outside to take in a final sweeping view of the mountainside.
Lost Prospector: This little-known trail, which connects Park City proper and Deer Valley Resort, is the perfect kid-friendly hike for families that want to experience Park City’s fall colors without having to drive. Start on the historic Rail Trail to find the trailhead, then follow the windy oak-lined path to Deer Valley Drive.
Canyons Resort: Another hidden gem for fall colors, Canyons Resort offers expansive views with a number of family-friendly hiking loops from the base area. A wide array of post-hike dining options provide a chance to unwind and enjoy more expansive views after the front-row look.
Glenwild: This popular hike or drive offers some of the most varied foliage, with aspen, oak, wildflowers and evergreens. Find streams, wildlife and beautiful architecture as well. Just watch out for mountain bikers, who favor this trail in fall for its lower elevation and drier conditions.
Recommended Park City Rental Homes:
Silver Lake at Deer Valley Resort
Black Bear Lodge (enjoy a complimentary third night!)
Red Pine Villa
Let us help you plan the perfect fall escape to Park City. Call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make Park City your holiday home away from home.
Bring your family to the mountains for a Thanksgiving full of fresh air and fond memories. Here are five reasons to enjoy your Turkey Day in Park City:
1. Opening Day at Canyons Resort - What better way to start your post-Thanksgiving exercise regimen than with a few gleeful season-starting turns at Canyons Resort? Opening Day is officially Friday, Nov. 29. Recommended Lodging: Red Pine Villa
2. Black Friday Shopping - Between upscale boutiques on Main Street and the City Creek Shopping Center (located just 35 minutes away), you can spend your Black Friday browsing for gifts from Michael Kors and Tiffany & Co. You can also satisfy your inner deal-seeker at Park City’s Tanger Outlet Mall with BCBG, Banana Republic and Calvin Klein. Recommended Lodging: Woodside Villa
3. Best Football Viewing Ever - Watch your team in a stadium-seat home theater with leather recliners, a wet bar and giant projector screen. Recommended Lodging: Ski Utah Home
4. Stress-Free Dining - Your concierge can arrange a private chef to take care of your entire meal, or you can simply choose additional complimentary housekeeping to restore your kitchen and dining areas to pristine condition — all without having to lift a finger. Recommended Lodging: King’s Estate
5. Scenic Drives - From cascading waterfalls to dramatic mountain peaks, Park City is perfectly situated to explore little-known enclaves of scenery and culture. Use the Park City Chamber’s guide to scenic drives to find an adventure on the road: http://www.visitparkcity.com/things-to-do/park-city-scenic-drives/ Recommended Lodging: Gandhara
Call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail email@example.com to find the perfect Thanksgiving lodging for your family!
October isn’t just the perfect time to explore Park City’s stunning fall scenery and relaxing recreation — it’s also a great time to celebrate some of the causes that shape the Park City community. To recognize breast cancer awareness month, we are excited to offer a vacation package inviting guests to support Image Reborn Foundation, a retreat program that provides support and education to breast cancer survivors through weekend retreats in Park City.
The Foundation’s 14th annual Celebration of Life will take place on October 5 with a Great Gatsby Gala, featuring live music by the Joe Muscolino Ochestra, cocktail hour performances by the Odessy Dance Theater, live and silent auctions, dinner and dancing. Tickets start at $200, and vacation packages start at $400 per person based on four people for four nights at a luxury 2-bedroom condo.
Recommended Weekend Itinerary
Oct. 3 – Arrive at your luxury Park City or Deer Valley condo and take in the views! Enjoy a relaxing night in by taking advantage of your private hot tub and BBQ grill.
Oct. 4 - Wake up with morning yoga right in your home before taking a hike through the beautiful changing aspen trees. Your concierge can arrange a hiking guide or recommend the perfect route for you. Spend the afternoon exploring Main Street’s boutiques and art galleries, and end with a gourmet dinner at one of Park City’s fine dining restaurants.
Oct. 5 - Celebration of Life! The Great Gatsby Gala starts at 6 p.m. Enjoy dancing, live music, live and silent auctions and more.
Oct. 6 - Spend your last day in Park City with a gleeful cruiser bike adventure on paved, gentle trails through some of town’s most famous landmarks, including the White Barn and historic Rail Trail. Follow your ride with in-home spa treatments and your favorite bottle of wine.
Oct. 7 - Depart Park City. Your concierge can arrange your ground transfer from your property to the airport.
Silver Star at Park City – stay in the heart of town with trailhead access, a heated swimming pool and on-site cafe.
Black Bear Lodge – stay in the heart of Deer Valley’s Silver Lake Village for trail access, beautiful views and walking access to the gala venue.
Call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Park City on the cover!
Outside Magazine just named Park City one of America’s best towns — and, well, we have to agree. Here are 18 reasons why we’re happy to be here all year long:
1. Perfect weather — that’s more than 300 days of sunshine a year, including blue-bird powder days after an epic snow storm.
2. Did we mention there’s no humidity?
3. The airport is less than 45 minutes away, so getting away — and coming back — couldn’t be easier.
4. Hundreds of miles of trails for hiking, trail running, mountain biking and even mountain unicycling. Park City is also the world’s only IMBA Gold-Level bike destination, which means there are trails for every ability.
6. A free bus system!
7. It’s also easy to get around solely on foot and by bike.
8. Art events, community film…
9. Grammy-winning musicians…
10. …and that’s not even counting the Sundance Film Festival!
11. Fresh air. ‘Nuff said.
12. Best Snow on Earth — truly. And three world-class resorts to enjoy it.
13. Not to mention some of the world’s best heli-skiing.
14. And for those who prefer other winter sports – snowmobiling, Nordic skiing, dog sledding and snowshoeing.
15. There’s endless summer recreation, too, from stand-up paddle boarding to hot air ballooning.
16. And we can’t forget the Utah Olympic Park — where you can watch athletes from across the world, explore winter Olympic history, and even ride the bobsled!
17. Some may be surprised to learn there are also dozens of fine dining restaurants, from Swiss to Middle Eastern.
18. And perhaps the best reason of all to count Park City among America’s best towns — the welcoming people. We want you to visit!
Come discover Park City on your own! Call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail email@example.com.
Choose a stunning mountain home in the center of all the action. Shown: Empire Villa
Whether you seek a weekend escape or a more leisurely getaway, consider one of these fun fall activities during your Park City vacation:
Miner’s Day Celebrations (Sept. 2) – Ever seen a mucking and drilling competition? Or the famous “Running of the Balls?” Celebrate Labor Day like you never have before in the scenic mountains of Park City. Recommended accommodations: Ontario Villa
Mid-Mountain Marathon (Sept. 7) - This unique single-track race for runners is a fun celebration of fall for spectators! The full marathon starts at Deer Valley Resort and ends at Canyons Resort. Recommended accommodations: Red Pine Villa
Hike for Hunger (Sept. 14) - Park City’s first Hike for Hunger is about more than just hiking. The community food fundraiser will also feature face painting, hula hooping, a bouncy house and other kids’ activities. The hike will begin from Deer Valley’s scenic Snow Park base area. Recommended accommodations: Racer’s Roost
Hootenanny Music Festival (Sept. 29) – Live music, food and drink, kids’ activities and a cow ballet — what better way to suppor the National Ability Center? The festival also features a silent auction, prizes and drawings. Recommended accommodations: Silver Star
Leon Russell at the Egyptian Theatre (Oct. 1 1-12) – A live performance by a rock’n'roll legend whose career has spanned decades. Recommended accommodations: Park Ave. Villa
The PINK Half Marathon (Oct. 12) – This ladies-onlyhalf marathon supports the Image Reborn Foundation for women breast cancer survivors. Recommended accommodations: Juniper Landing
Gallery Stroll (Oct. 25) – On the last Friday of each month, Park City’s galleries keep their doors open until 9 p.m. with light refreshments, “meet and greets” and special exhibits. Recommended accommodations: 505 Park Ave.
Mizuno Mountain Running Camp (Oct. 17-20) – Explore Park City’s vast trail system and stunning scenery at this 3-day camp with elite marathoner Renee Metivier Baillie. Recommended accommodations: 6 Bellemont
Tower of Power at the Egyptian Theatre (Nov. 14-17) – Soul, funk and jazz with lead singer Larry Braggs. Recommended accommodations: 953 Empire Villa
Spend Thanksgiving in Park City (Nov. 28) – Stay two nights at a luxury property and enjoy a third complimentary night. Recommended accommodations: Solomere Home
Call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to start planning your fall escape to Park City!
Renee Metivier Baillie and Austin Baillie
Mizuno marathoner Renee Metivier Baillie will lead a three-day trail running camp in Park City this October, taking participants through some of the most stunning scenery in the Wasatch mountains. Renee recovered from Achilles surgery in 2012 to finish first among American women and 8th overall at the Chicago Marathon. Her time of 2:27:17 is the fourth fastest debut by an American woman.
Renee will lead group runs and speak on topics like balancing competitive running with a busy life while her husband, Austin Baillie, offers his input as her coach and massage therapist. Guests will stay in Resorts West’s luxury properties, complete with catered meals, a gourmet kitchen stocked with healthy snacks, a hot tub and beautiful mountain views. The retreat also includes yoga and trail support on long runs.
This three-day running camp starts at $900 for shared accommodations and $1,250 for a private room and bath.
Please call 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail Tracie Heffernan at email@example.com to learn more about this retreat!
2012 winner Johann Tschopp
Cycling enthusiasts who couldn’t see the Tour de France in person may be surprised to know that the next international cycling event is somewhat closer to home. The weeklong Tour of Utah, a six-stage world-class race running from Aug. 6 to 11, will feature 16 professional teams from seven countries, including five teams fresh from the 100th edition of the Tour de France. Past winners include Swiss rider Johann Tschopp and U.S. Pro Cycling Challenge champion Levi Leipheimer.
The 600-mile race includes 40,000 feet of elevation gain, earning it a reputation as America’s Toughest Stage Race™ — and for spectators, one of the most exciting. Use this guide to best enjoy the Park City finale of this international event:
Where to Watch
For a front-row seat to the Tour of Utah’s final stage, take advantage of the VIP hospitality tent, open to spectators ages 21 and older. Enjoy an exclusive viewing area, catered brunch, assorted beverages and a prime location for the crowning ceremony for the overall race winners. Tickets are limited and start at $350. Ask your concierge to secure you passes for the best experience.
Overall winners of the 2012 Tour of Utah
Where to Stay
Stay right in the heart of Old Town Park City and walk to your accommodations after the race. Choose from convenient 3-bedroom condos or a luxurious 5-bedroom home with plenty of space for your group. We recommend:
Little Park Ave.
Town Pointe Condos
Where to Eat
Adolph’s Swiss Restaurant - Find signed autographs of Cadel Evans and other pro cyclists (as well as skiers and race car drivers) at this traditional Swiss restaurant, where Chef Adolph Imboden displays as much enthusiasm for sport as he does for Wienerschnitzel.
High West Distillery & Saloon - After the celebrations on Main Street, walk to High West for house-made whiskey fondue or small plates in a relaxed environment.
Zoom - An appropriately named restaurant to enjoy during a sporting event, Robert Redford’s eatery on Lower Main is the perfect place to savor locally inspired comfort food on the patio while basking in the atmosphere.
Where to Ride
When in Park City, why not sneak in a ride? Try one of these locals’ favorite routes:
Guardsman’s Pass (Leg-busting climb, but the views are worth it)
Jordanelle Route (Rolling terrain with a few good climbs and views of Lake Jordanelle)
Snyderville Basin Loop (Mellow 30-mile “Tour of Park City”)
To start planning your Park City vacation, call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.