Located about a half hour from Salt Lake City, Park City is known as a popular ski destination, and of course home of the Sundance Film Festival. If you don’t ski, or just need a break from the slopes, there are plenty of other activities that will keep you busy.
Have Fun Snow Tubing
If you are looking for a break from the slopes, but still want to enjoy the outdoors, snow tubing is a lot of fun. Woodward Park City offers sessions in two-hour blocks, day or night, with tubing lanes of over 1200ft long! Soldier Hollow Nordic Center also features night tubing with a built-in sound system for tubing with tunes.
Stroll Historic Main Street
Park City has a charming downtown with art galleries, restaurants, and shops. Put on a warm sweater and jeans and you’ll be ready for the day. You can take a guided tour to learn about the history or explore on your own. The Park City Museum offers an opportunity to learn about Park City’s history and heritage with interactive exhibitions. When you’re done, get a bite to eat at one of the city’s award-winning restaurants.
Enjoy the View
Park City boasts a fabulous mountain view. Take a break and visit one of the city’s restaurants that takes full advantage of it. The St. Regis Bar at Deer Valley has an expansive outdoor area to grab a cocktail or some light fare. Lookout Cabin is another après ski option, located in Canyons Resort. It has a beautiful deck with ski-in, ski-out service only.
Experience Dog Sledding
This is an activity that you may not have had the chance to try before. Dog sledding gives you access to remote areas and tranquil trails. You can do it solo or with a group. There are several companies that offer dog sledding in the area.
Check Out Kimball Art Center
Kimball Art Center, which is free and open daily, offers rotating special exhibits in its main gallery. It also has numerous classes or open studio time to get your creative flair going. A Screen Printing or Wine Drinking Workshop is a fun way to learn something new while in Park City.
If you want to get out on the snow, but not on the slopes, snowmobiling provides an exciting adventure. It allows you access to untouched mountain areas, miles away from the skiing crowds. Thousand Peaks Snowmobiling is an award-winning 60,000-acre private ranch that only allows patrons to use it. If that is slightly too adventurous for your pace, snowshoeing also enables you to get to see pristine, remote areas.
Visit Olympic Park
Home of the 2002 Winter Olympics, Park City allows you insight into Olympic history at Utah Olympic Park. Visitors can peruse artifacts and highlights from the 2002 games or take a thrilling ride on the winter bobsled down the Olympic track.
Take a Yoga Class Unlike Any Other
If you have never done yoga on a paddle board inside a geothermal center, here is your chance! Park City Yoga Adventures has classes at the Homestead Crater, a geothermal spring with blue water and 95-degree temps. Don’t forget to pack your bathing suit for this unique adventure.
There are plenty of ways to enjoy the town of Park City, even if you don’t ever step foot on the slopes.