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Top 10 Reasons to take a Park City Winter Vacation

There's no place like Park City, Utah in the wintertime! Enjoy a romantic weekend getaway, dine at one of our dozens of acclaimed restaurants, visit the galleries and boutique shops, or enjoy endless winter activities, including snowmobiling, fishing, snowshoe adventures, bobsled, luge, horseback riding and sleigh rides. Park City in the wintertime...there's no place like it! Although the activities and events in Park City are endless, here is our Top 10 list of things to do in Park City.


1.Save with Lodging Specials

At ResortQuest Park City, we think you should get more out of a vacation. Like more space, more privacy, more amenities and more value for your vacation dollar. In short, more vacation in your vacation. That's why we're offering specials on our vacation rentals in Park City, Deer Valley and The Canyons this winter.

Visit our Deals & Specials page to see our current offers.


2. Ski and Board at World-Class Resorts

Park City's famous ski areas have something for everyone, from long groomed runs and gentle beginner slopes to deep-powder bowls, three terrain parks and the 2002 Olympic Superpipe. Between the three resorts, Park City Mountain Resort, Canyons Resort, and Deer Valley Resort, Park City offers more than 8,800 acres of skiable terrain, 337 trails, 52 lifts and an annual snowfall of 350 inches… more of "The Greatest Snow on Earth" than any other ski resort.

Learn more about Ski Resorts in Park City.


3. Hit the Slopes on Your Arrival Day

Park City is such an easy escape, you could be hitting the slopes on the very day you arrive. Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC), which boasts hundreds of flights arriving daily, is an easy 35-minute ride from Park City. Hop an early direct flight into SLC from just about any major US city, and you could enjoy a half-day of skiing or snowboarding on your arrival day.


4. Visit the Egyptian Theater

Live theatrical performances have long been a centerpiece of Park City culture, even in the rough-and-tumble days of active mining. In the late 1880s, the impressive sum of $30,000 was raised by subscription to build the ornate Opera House that housed touring companies.

Explore our Travel Guide for more information about the iconic Egyptian Theatre.


5. Watch Top Athletes Compete

Come out and watch the world's best freestyle skiers compete in Aerials and Moguls during the FIS Freestyle World Cup at Deer Valley Resort, January 31-February 3, 2013. Many participating athletes also will compete in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, so this is your chance to get an Olympic preview!

Learn more about the Freestyle International World Cup and other upcoming Events in Park City.


6. Catch a Ride on "The Comet" Bobsled

Experience 4 Gs of force and the equivalent of a 40-story drop in just under a minute in a real bobsled. Experienced pilots take three passengers on a thrilling ride down the entire length of the Utah Olympic Park bobsled track, reaching speeds up 80 miles per hour.

Explore our Travel Guide to learn more about Comet Bobsled Rides and the Utah Olympic Park.


7. Celebrate. Compete. Watch. Ski. Ride. Play. Grüv.

In anticipation of warmer weather each year, Canyons Resort presents the annual Spring Grüv! The resort hosts 10 days of free concerts and wild events, including the famous Pond Skimming Contest.

Explore our Travel Guide for details on Spring Grüv and other upcoming Events in Park City.


8. Choose from more than 100 Restaurants

You'll find everything from fast food to the most fashionable cuisine this side of, well, anywhere. So in Park City, the challenge isn't deciding when to eat, it's deciding where.

Explore our Travel Guide for a list of Restaurants in Park City.


9. Sip the Park City Signature Cocktail

Want a real taste of Park City? The Park City Area Restaurant Association holds an annual Cocktail Contest, where a panel of judges weighs in on a variety of drinks, and ultimately deems one to be Park City's Signature Drink.

Explore our Travel Guide for a list of establishments where you can experience Nightlife in Park City.

2012/2013 Winter Season Winner: "Mountain Derby"
Presented by Dave Wallace, representing The Montage Deer Valley

To make your own Mountain Derby, mix up the following:

  • 1.5 oz Woodford Reserve
  • 1.5 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice
  • 1 oz Lavender/Chamomile Honey
  • .25 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

Shake together all ingredients, and strain into a martini glass half rimmed with sugar. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

Recipe for Lavender/Chamomile Honey:

  • 2 Cups organic clover honey
  • 2 Cups water
  • 2.5 Cups loose chamomile tea
  • 1 Cup loose lavender Earl Grey tea

Heat honey and water until honey is fully dissolved. Add chamomile tea and steep for 8 minutes. Then, add lavender tea to the chamomile and steep an additional 10 minutes, or to taste. Strain using a double china cap strainer. Refrigerate.

Past Winners include:
Easy Street/Sky Blue's The Pommard, Kristauf's Martini Bar's Crisp Pear Martini, Deer Valley's Royal Street Café's Blueberry Mojito and 350 Main's Jupiter Cosmopolitan.


10. Go Cross-Country Skiing

Each winter, the Park City Golf Course is transformed into a series of trails that give young and old alike the opportunity to get a feel for the sport or to increase their own endurance and skill level. Much of the course is available to beginners, who can enjoy the new experience without worrying about overextending themselves.

Browse our Travel Guide for a list of Winter Adventure Tour operators in Park City, including cross-country skiing guides.


Contact ResortQuest today to start planning your next winter vacation to Park City. Call 1.800.401.9913 to speak with a Reservations Specialist, or search Park City Lodging online now.

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