Introducing Park City
Century-old buildings line the one main street, looking particularly charming after a new dusting of snow, or at nightfall when the twinkling lights outlining the eaves have been turned on. It's hard to imagine that this one-time silver boomtown ever went bust. Condos and multimillion-dollar houses abut the valleys and center at Utah's premier ski village. Fabulous restaurants abound, and the skiing is truly world class.
Park City skyrocketed to international fame when it hosted the downhill, jumping and sledding events at the 2002 Winter Olympics. Today it's the permanent home base for the US Ski Team; at one time or another most US winter Olympians train at the three ski resorts and Olympic Park here. Though the eastern front gets fewer inches per year than the western front of the Wasatch Mountains, there's usually snow from late November through mid-April. Winter is the busy high season.
Come summer, more residents than visitors gear up for hiking and mountain biking among the nearby peaks. June to August, temperatures average in the 70s (low 20s in Celsius); nights are chilly. Spring and fall can be wet and boring; resort services, limited in summer compared with winter, shut down entirely between seasons. Even some restaurants take extended breaks, in May especially.
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Salt Lake City Connect Pass
Take advantage of Salt Lake City’s top attractions with this city pass, available for one, two or three consecutive days. Get admission to 13 attractions including the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Utah's Hogle Zoo, This Is The Place Heritage Park, Utah Olympic Park, the Clark Planetarium and Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort.