Park City

East of Salt Lake City by a 30-mile drive is Park City, a resort town where skiing and snowboarding is a way of life. It’s renowned in the West for being home to some of the biggest and best ski resorts in the U.S.

Park City Mountain Resort, the premier location, has more than 330 runs. The city was formerly a mining town that really began to transform leading up to the 2002 Winter Olympics. Its Utah Olympic Park remains today. The 400-acre venue has one of only four sliding tracks in North America, six Nordic ski jumps, a 2002 Winter Games museum and other activities.

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Notably, Park City is also home to the annual Sundance Film Festival, one of the leading movie fests in the world.

On the other side of town is the Deer Valley Resort, which is more expensive but quieter, offering skiers, snowboarders and lodge-lovers a more luxurious trip.