Park City Utah Local Amenities
Park City is undoubtedly a wonderful place to have a residence. As you look through our listings, you’ll notice incredible homes with stunning views — but that’s not everything that makes Park City one of the most desirable places to live.
With two internationally renowned ski resorts, hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails and easy access to Utah’s breathtaking wilderness, it’s an outdoor enthusiasts’ dream. Park City is also home to world-class entertainment, featuring a mouthwatering culinary scene, a vibrant nightlife, and a multitude of luxurious shopping amenities.
The Great Outdoors Utah is known throughout the world for its plentiful outdoor activities and skiing, and Park City does not disappoint. Deer Valley Resort, known for impeccable grooming and service, has been ranked several times as the best ski area in North America. Stein Eriksen Lodge owners find themselves in one of the best spots on the mountain, steps away from corduroy slopes. Elsewhere, Park City Mountain Resort’s tantalizing terrain covers more than 7,000 skiable acres. At the same time, newcomer Woodward Park City offers a mountain park with ski jumps, a halfpipe and tubing, as well as an extensive indoor facility for sports like skateboarding and BMX biking.
Off the slopes, Park City’s trail system is one of the largest and most diverse in the country, providing recreation and exercise for mountain bikers and hikers of all ages and fitness levels. As any local can attest, one hasn’t truly experienced Park City until they’ve watched a sunrise from the top of a secluded trail.
The Utah Olympic Park is also not to be missed. If it looks familiar, that’s because it was the competition site for sports like bobsled, luge, and ski jumping during the 2002 Winter Olympics. Visitors these days can check out the Alf Engen Ski Museum or satisfy their urge for thrills by ziplining, conquering an adventure course, or even strapping in and bobsledding down the Olympic track.
Culture at Its Finest
Park City’s culture is genuinely astonishing. There’s always something to experience, and an evening out on historic Main Street is a magnificent place to start. Visitors will work up an appetite perusing one-of-a-kind retail shops and art galleries. Then, they can pick from dozens of first-class restaurants to satiate their hunger — wise patrons, of course, save room for a nightcap because, in Park City, the party is just getting started when the sun goes down. Meanwhile, a few miles away in Kimball Junction, shoppers will find Outlets Park City, a one-stop shop for some of the most well-known brands in the world, including Nike, J. Crew, Calvin Klein, Columbia, and more.
Apart from the day-to-day activities in Park City, there’s a full slate of special events throughout the year that one would be remiss to skip. In January, residents delight in becoming the center of the film universe when the Sundance Film Festival rolls into town for the annual celebration of independent film. In the summer, residents flock to the outdoor Park Silly Sunday Market on Main Street and take in the crisp air during one of the many outdoor concerts held around town, including on the hillside above Deer Valley’s Snow Park Lodge. There’s also the Park City Kimball Arts Festival, which brings more than 50,000 people to Main Street each August and is regarded as one of Utah’s premiere showcases of art.
There’s so much happening in Park City that no one can experience it all in a few days or even a few weeks. As any local or longtime visitor knows, Park City is the town that keeps on giving. And whether you plan to visit for just a few weeks each year or spend entire winters here, it won’t be long until it starts to feel like home.