MF City: Park City
This scenic resort town in Utah offers acres of varied ski terrain as well as relaxing spas and fun night spots
Skiing The Canyons 4000 Canyons Resort Drive. 888-CANYONS. www.thecanyons.com Boasting the most resort acreage in Utah, Park City’s Canyons Resort has re-invented itself for 2011. With heated quad lifts, 300 acres of expanded terrain, and improved snowmaking, the steep slopes of Canyons are the ultimate challenge for hardcore ski and snowboard fanatics. (MF Tip: Take the Saddleback chair to Dreamcatcher for the best powder.)
Park City Mountain Resort 1345 Lowell Avenue. 435-649-8111. www.parkcitymountain.com Taking the little ones? The mellow Park City Mountain is a sweet spot for families conveniently located right off town. With a kiddie lift (aptly called First Time), access to Main Street via Town Lift, a wealth of ski-in, ski-out accommodations, and a tricked out terrain park, Park City Mountain Resort pulses with energy and amenities.
Deer Valley Resort 800-424-DEER. www.deervalley.com If sharing mountain space with snowboarders is what ails you, head to Deer Valley, one of the few mountains in the Unites States that actually bans snowboarding. Ski early, and then hit the deck at Silver Lake (aka “the beach”) for prime afternoon people watching. Paired with luxe accommodations, Deer Valley is the ultimate in Rocky Mountain ski resorts.
Gym Silver Mountain Spa • Kimball Junction. 1526 Ute Blvd. 435-575-0350 • Prospector Square. 2080 Gold Dust Lane. 435-649-6670 www.silvermountainspa.com Both state-of-the art facilities feature modern equipment, indoor or outdoor hot tubs, sauna and steam rooms. A 1-day membership or a Punch Pass (5 visits, $75, 10 visits, $150) gives you access to all the club facilities and any of our over 80 classes. Local hotels offer $2.00 off a 1-day pass ($18).
Hotel Gym Hotel Park City 2001 Park Avenue. 435.200.2000. www.hotelparkcity.com Skiing not enough of a workout for you? Then, hit the Hotel Park City’s gym. Located in the center of town, a Day Pass ($25) to the Spa covers use of locker and steam rooms, saunas, whirlpools, heated outdoor pool, Park City Health Club, and daily fitness classes. Yes, complete with slippers and robe.
Lookout Cabin Canyons Resort. Mid-station/Orange Bubble Express. 435-615-2892. www.thecanyons.com/dining The spot for a hard earned lunch after a morning workout on the slopes, Lookout Cabin is an oasis of good food at 8,300 feet. Overlooking the Wasatch Mountain range, few sandwiches compare to the Salmon Reuben, but for those seeking more comfort-inspired staples to carry them through their afternoon runs, the Alpine Mac n’ Cheese, and the Mole Braised Bison Chili will do the trick.
Talisker on Main 515 Main Street. 435.658.5479. www.taliskeronmain.com The inviting open kitchen, black and white tiling, banquette seating tucked in various nooks, and marble accents of Talisker on Main makes Park City’s latest culinary offering the reservation to brag about. Chef-driven and seasonally inspired, this hotspot wows diners with dishes like elk carpaccio, lamb loin with juniper quinoa, and a killer fried chicken.
No Name Saloon 447 Main Street. 435-649-6667. www.nonamesaloon.net So, you just want a burger and brew? Head over to No Name, the place that’s been “helping people forget their name since 1903.” Bedazzled in Christmas lights, littered with knick-knacks like trophies, souvenir posters, antique Coca-Cola coolers, and model airplanes, the antler chandelier and floating motorcycle overhead set the tone of the joint: messy and fun. The wings are outrageous but if you’re health-conscious the Saloon Burger, made with 100% bison meat, clocks in at less than 300 calories.
High West Distillery and Saloon 703 Park Avenue. 435-649-8300. www.highwest.com For Apres Ski, there’s nothing like High West. At the base of Town Lift, High West’s ambiance makes you feel like an interloper in the home of some fancy Park City resident you’ve never met. Various bars, dining rooms, and salons flank the micro-distillery—the first in Utah since Prohibition—while an addictive buzz swells in the din.
Harry O’s 427 Main Street. 435-776-3050. www.harryos-pc.com So, it’s the music you seek? Harry O’s is where to find it. Part club, part lounge, part live-music space, Harry O’s recently hosted The Roots, Snoop Dogg, and Lauryn Hill, while upcoming shows feature The Radiators, Stockholm Syndrome, and Jermaine Dupri. Tickets online at www.ticketcake.com.
O’Shucks 427 Main Street. 435-645-3999. The definition of “dive bar,” Oh Shucks has the free peanuts, the sticky floor, the pool table in back, huge beers (for $3 on certain nights), and the requisite combo smell of piss-plus-beer-plus-puke. Translation: the perfect spot to get rip-roaring drunk. If you’re looking for mixed drinks, or anything remotely fancy, find somewhere else to drink. Period.