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'''Park City''' [http://www.parkcityinfo.com/] is a year-round resort town located on the Eastern (or Back) of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountain Range in Utah. Altitude in town ranges from 6,720 to 8,460 ft. above sea level. The surrounding Wasatch Mountain rise over 10,000 ft. Probably best known for its skiing and winter season with three world-class ski resorts- Park City Mountain Resort, The Canyons Resort and Deer Valley Resort - as well as hosting the annual '''Sundance Film Festival'''.
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'''Park City''' [http://www.visitparkcity.com/] is a year-round resort town located on the Eastern (or Back) of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountain Range in Utah. Altitude in town ranges from 6,720 to 8,460 ft. above sea level. The surrounding Wasatch Mountain rise over 10,000 ft. Probably best known for its skiing and winter season with three world-class ski resorts- Park City Mountain Resort, The Canyons Resort and Deer Valley Resort - as well as hosting the annual '''Sundance Film Festival'''.
  
 
==Understand==
 
==Understand==
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Long before Park City became a world class mountain resort and venue for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, it was famous as a silver mining town, and boasts a lively and colorful past.  Founded by prospectors in the late 1860's, Park City continued to mine silver until the early 1970's.  
 
Long before Park City became a world class mountain resort and venue for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, it was famous as a silver mining town, and boasts a lively and colorful past.  Founded by prospectors in the late 1860's, Park City continued to mine silver until the early 1970's.  
  
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Between 1880 and 1920 when Park City mines were the most organized, productive and active, they produced more than 20 million tons of ore including lead, zinc, copper, silver, and a small amount of gold. These were the years of Park City's mining renaissance. The mining company, Park City Consolidated Mines, started the ski business in 1963, when they built the first lifts on what was then called Treasure Mountain.  The Park City area now has three world class resorts: Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort, and the Canyons Resort.   
 
Between 1880 and 1920 when Park City mines were the most organized, productive and active, they produced more than 20 million tons of ore including lead, zinc, copper, silver, and a small amount of gold. These were the years of Park City's mining renaissance. The mining company, Park City Consolidated Mines, started the ski business in 1963, when they built the first lifts on what was then called Treasure Mountain.  The Park City area now has three world class resorts: Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort, and the Canyons Resort.   
  
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In 2002 Park City was a major host site for the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics.  175 city volunteers contributed more than 6000 hours to the Games, or the equivalent of 750 workdays (and this doesn't even count the public safety volunteers).
Outside of the venues, Main Street was the place to be during the Olympics, with activities and entertainment each and every night of the games.
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'''Tourist Information'''
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The unsung heroes of the Olympics were the thousands of volunteers who dedicated much of their Olympic experience to ensuring a wonderful experience for others. They built memories that will last a lifetime.  
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Park City's visitor information centers offer maps, brochures and other information.
  
175 city volunteers contributed more than 6000 hours to the Games, or the equivalent of 750 workdays (and this doesn't even count the public safety volunteers).
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*'''Park City Museum''', 528 Main Street, 435-649-6100, [http://www.vistparkcity.com/visitors/visitor-centers/], M-Sa 10AM-7PM, Su Noon-6PM (closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.)Located on Historic Main Street in Park City, the Museum recently underwent a $9 Million renovation. Stop by the Museum Store to get tips and guest information from the Visitor Bureau's Visitor Information Specialists.
  
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*'''Park City Visitor Info Center''', 1885 West Ute Rd, 435-649-6100, [http://www.visitparkcity.com/visitors/visitor-centers/], M-Sa 9AM-5PM, Su 10AM-7PM.  Currently located in the lobby of the Richens Building & Summit County Library. A new Visitor's Center, which is located next door, is under construction and will be completed in late 2012.
  
 
==Get in==
 
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Interstate 80 runs east from Salt Lake City through Parley's Canyon into Park City. Take the Kimball Junction exit (#145) onto SR-224. Park City is also accessible from US-40 to the east from Keetley Junction on SR-248.
 
Interstate 80 runs east from Salt Lake City through Parley's Canyon into Park City. Take the Kimball Junction exit (#145) onto SR-224. Park City is also accessible from US-40 to the east from Keetley Junction on SR-248.
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* <see name="ProTrans Park City" alt="" address="Headquarted in Park City, UT" directions="" phone="(877) 255-2631‎" url="www.protransparkcity.com" hours="24 hours/day" price="From $79.00 www.protransparkcity.com" lat="" long="">Park City, UT Airport Transportation service that provides SUV's with 4WD that will transport you from Salt Lake City International Airport to Park City.</see>
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
Park City has a year-round free city-wide transit system. The bus routes connects historic Main Street, Kimball Junction, Prospector, Deer Valley, Park City Mountain Resort and The Canyons Resort.
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Park City has a year-round free city-wide transit system. The bus routes connects historic Main Street, Kimball Junction, Prospector, Deer Valley, Park City Mountain Resort and The Canyons Resort.  Traveling with skis or snowboards on public transit is not a problem.
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Over 75% of public parking is free of charge in the historic area of Main Street.  Most feasible parking is $1.50 an hour with a 3 hour time limit. There is also free parking in alley lots, Chine Bridge Garage Levels 1-3, and the Upper Level Gateway Garage.
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
  
* <see name="Alf Engen Ski Museum" alt="" address="3419 Olympic Parkway" directions="he Utah Olympic Park is accessible eastbound and westbound from I-80, about 28 miles east of downtown Salt Lake City. " phone="(435) 658-4228‎" url="http://www.engenmuseum.org" hours="9 a.m. to 6 p.m." price="FREE" lat="" long="">The Alf Engen Ski Museum is located in the Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center at Utah Olympic Park, four miles north of town. It contains more than 300 trophies, medals, uniforms, scrapbooks, skis, boots, photos, films and other collectables that span some 70 years in the career of the Engen family. The museum's educational component gives school children a skiing-based foundation to study subjects such as the water cycle, physics and Utah's colorful history.</see>
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* <see name="Alf Engen Ski Museum" alt="" address="3419 Olympic Parkway" directions="he Utah Olympic Park is accessible eastbound and westbound from I-80, about 28 miles east of downtown Salt Lake City. " phone="(435) 658-4228‎" url="http://www.engenmuseum.org" hours="9AM to 6PM" price="FREE" lat="" long="">The Alf Engen Ski Museum is in the Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center at Utah Olympic Park, four miles north of town. It contains more than 300 trophies, medals, uniforms, scrapbooks, skis, boots, photos, films and other collectables that span some 70 years in the career of the Engen family. The museum's educational component gives school children a skiing-based foundation to study subjects such as the water cycle, physics and Utah's colorful history.</see>
  
*<see name="Kimball Art Center" alt="" address="638 Park Avenue" directions="" phone="435-649-8882" url="http://www.kimballartcenter.org" hours="Weekdays 10am-5pm; Weekends 12pm-5pm " price="" lat="" long="">The Kimball Art Center is non-profit center for the arts committed to inspiring experiences through education, exhibitions and events. The Kimball Arts Festival is the signature annual event hosted in early August each summer. </see>
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*<see name="Kimball Art Center" alt="" address="638 Park Avenue" directions="" phone="435-649-8882" url="http://www.kimballartcenter.org" hours="Weekdays 10AM-5PM; Weekends 12PM-5PM " price="" lat="" long="">The Kimball Art Center is non-profit center for the arts committed to inspiring experiences through education, exhibitions and events. The Kimball Arts Festival is the signature annual event hosted in early August each summer. </see>
  
 
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The Park City area has three world class resorts: Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort, and the Canyons Resort.  The winter offers great opportunities for skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, snowmobiling, sleigh rides, tubing, shopping and dining.  Summer activities include hiking, mountain biking, road biking, horseback riding, golfing, shopping and dining.
 
The Park City area has three world class resorts: Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort, and the Canyons Resort.  The winter offers great opportunities for skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, snowmobiling, sleigh rides, tubing, shopping and dining.  Summer activities include hiking, mountain biking, road biking, horseback riding, golfing, shopping and dining.
  
* <do name="Sundance Film Festival" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://festival.sundance.org/" hours="" price="">Started in 1978, the largest American independent film festival is held every year in Park City and surrounding areas.  The 2011 version will be taking place from January 20-30 and provides a great opportunity to see films and stars.</do>
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* <do name="Sundance Film Festival" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://festival.sundance.org/" hours="" price="">Started in 1978, the largest American independent film festival is held every year in Park City and surrounding areas.  The 2011 version will be taking place from January 20-30 and provides a great opportunity to see films and stars. This festival is widely recognized as the premier showcase for American and international independent film and has grown to include film culture events, panel discussions, youth programs, an online exhibition, and live music for its 45,000 yearly attendees.</do>
The annual Sundance Film Festival, held each January in Park City, Utah, is widely recognized as the premier showcase for American and international independent film. Inclusive and eclectic in its programming approach, the festival has grown to include film culture events, panel discussions, youth programs, online exhibition, and live music. Attended by more than 45,000 people from around the world each year and with an online audience exceeding 1,000,000 users, the Sundance Film Festival creates a vibrant, unique community of artists and audiences that extends well beyond the mountains of Park City, Utah.
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n 1978, the United States Film Festival was created in Salt Lake City, Utah. During its early years, the film festival focused primarily on the presentation of retrospective films and filmmaker seminars. However, from its inception, the Film Festival featured a national competition aimed at drawing attention to new American films made outside the Hollywood system. In 1981, the Festival grew to include documentaries along with its program of dramatic features, and moved to Park City, Utah, the mountain town that continues
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* <do name="Kimball Arts Festival" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.kimballartcenter.org/events/arts-festival-2010/about" hours="" price="">The three-day festival is set to offer a newly programmed multi-sensory artistic experience for its anticipated '''45,000 attendees''', including visual-art exhibitions, live musical performances, cuisine-related activities, art-focused film screening, as well as its largest fundraising event, The Park City Kimball Arts Festival Opening Night Gala and Auction.</do>
 
* <do name="Kimball Arts Festival" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.kimballartcenter.org/events/arts-festival-2010/about" hours="" price="">The three-day festival is set to offer a newly programmed multi-sensory artistic experience for its anticipated '''45,000 attendees''', including visual-art exhibitions, live musical performances, cuisine-related activities, art-focused film screening, as well as its largest fundraising event, The Park City Kimball Arts Festival Opening Night Gala and Auction.</do>
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*<do name="Egyptian Theatre Company" alt="" address="328 Main Street" directions="" phone="435-649-9371" url="http://www.egyptiantheatrecompany.org/" hours="" price="$10-$40" lat="" long="">Park City's Historic Egyptian Theatre was built in 1926 and is home to a professional theatre company that puts on several musicals and a play every year in addition to hosting concerts and the Sundance Film Festival. </do>
 
*<do name="Egyptian Theatre Company" alt="" address="328 Main Street" directions="" phone="435-649-9371" url="http://www.egyptiantheatrecompany.org/" hours="" price="$10-$40" lat="" long="">Park City's Historic Egyptian Theatre was built in 1926 and is home to a professional theatre company that puts on several musicals and a play every year in addition to hosting concerts and the Sundance Film Festival. </do>
  
Summer Activities include horesback riding, helicopter tours, hot air ballooning, golf, ATV rentals, river adventures, fishing, hiking.
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*<do name="White Pine Nordic Ski Center" alt="" address="Park Avenue and Thaynes Canyon Drive, Park City, Utah" directions="" phone="435-649-6249" url="http://www.whitepinetouring.com/cross-country-ski-area.jsp" hours"9AM-6PM (winter only)" price="$8-$20" lat="" long="">20 kilometers of groomed cross-country ski tracks are maintained by White Pine Touring in the winter for classic and skate skiers. The 3k, 5k and 10k+ loops wind through the base of Park City's scenic Wasatch Mountains. Lessons and rentals are available for all levels and ages of cross-country skiers.</do>
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* '''Invert Sports''', 888-205-7119. [http://www.invertsports.com/park-city-boat-rentals] Enjoy the lakes around Park City with you group in luxury watercraft vacation rentals and guided boat tours including; boats, jet skis, waverunners, houseboats, stand up paddle boards, wakeboards, water skis, other water toys, water sport lessons, and private tours.
  
 
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== Buy ==
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Resort shopping areas such as the Resort Center at Park City Mountain Resort, Silver Lake Village at Deer Valley Resort, and the Resort Village at The Canyons, make it easy to browse between runs.
  
 
*<buy name="Gallery Mar" alt="" address="580 Main Street" directions="" phone="435-649-3001" url="http://www.gallerymar.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Gallery MAR welcomes both emerging and seasoned collectors and feature fine contemporary art spanning from detailed still life works to abstracted landscapes and whimsical figurative pieces.  The gallery seeks out non-commercial artwork and specializes in individualized customer service for private and public collections, as well as designers and decorators. Media include oil and acrylic paintings, mixed media, bronze sculpture, and ceramic. From vast canvases to intimate smaller works. Painting starter sets, art supplies, and fine art books available.</buy>
 
*<buy name="Gallery Mar" alt="" address="580 Main Street" directions="" phone="435-649-3001" url="http://www.gallerymar.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Gallery MAR welcomes both emerging and seasoned collectors and feature fine contemporary art spanning from detailed still life works to abstracted landscapes and whimsical figurative pieces.  The gallery seeks out non-commercial artwork and specializes in individualized customer service for private and public collections, as well as designers and decorators. Media include oil and acrylic paintings, mixed media, bronze sculpture, and ceramic. From vast canvases to intimate smaller works. Painting starter sets, art supplies, and fine art books available.</buy>
  
Resort shopping areas such as the Resort Center at Park City Mountain Resort, Silver Lake Village at Deer Valley Resort, and the Resort Village at The Canyons, make it easy to browse between runs.
 
  
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*<buy name="Jans" alt="" address="1600 Park Ave, Park City, Utah" directions="" phone="435-649-4949" url="http://www.jans.com" hours"8AM-7PM (summer), 8AM-9PM (winter)" price="" lat="" long="">Jans' flagship store on Park Avenue carries a large selection of alpine and Nordic skis, mountain bikes, road bikes, fly fishing equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories for year-round mountain recreation. Their expert guides offer local knowledge of Park City's best recreation spots, and their shop technicians are skilled for all types of gear repairs.</buy>
  
 
==Eat==
 
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*<eat name="Davanzas Pizza &amp; More" alt="" address="Main street" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Pizza, salad and ranch. Recommended for cheap eats.</eat>
 
*<eat name="Davanzas Pizza &amp; More" alt="" address="Main street" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Pizza, salad and ranch. Recommended for cheap eats.</eat>
  
*<eat name="Main Street Pizza & Noodle" alt="" address="530 Main Street" directions="" phone="435 645-8878" url="http://www.mainstreetpizzanoodle.com" hours="11am-midnight" price="moderate" lat="" long="">This spacious pizza joint on Main Street is a hidden gem - featuring homemade fresh pasta, free drink refills, and tasty (if a bit cornflower-heavy crusted) pizza, this is a great place to go after a day on the slopes.  While the pizza is what this place is known for, you'll be missing out if you don't order one of their homemade pasta dishes, like Pasta #5, homemade spaghetti with fresh basil, garlic, olive oil and tomatoes sauteed with white wine.</eat>
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*<eat name="Main Street Pizza & Noodle" alt="" address="530 Main Street" directions="" phone="435 645-8878" url="http://www.mainstreetpizzanoodle.com" hours="11AM-midnight" price="moderate" lat="" long="">This spacious pizza joint on Main Street is a hidden gem - featuring homemade fresh pasta, free drink refills, and tasty (if a bit cornflower-heavy crusted) pizza, this is a great place to go after a day on the slopes.  While the pizza is what this place is known for, you'll be missing out if you don't order one of their homemade pasta dishes, like Pasta #5, homemade spaghetti with fresh basil, garlic, olive oil and tomatoes sauteed with white wine.</eat>
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*<eat name="Zoom" alt="" address="660 Main Street, Park City, Utah" directions="" phone="4356499108" url="http://www.zoomparkcity.com/index.html" hours="Tuesday-Saturday 5PM - 9PM" price="midrange" lat="" long="">Zoom- An elegant rustic style restaurant owned and operated by the Sundance Resort group. Zoom offers a diverse menu of Midwestern style cuisine mixed together with an international flavor. The diverse menu reflects the different backgrounds of its elite kitchen staff, who have brought with them regional influences from all parts of the country. Zoom is part of the Sundance Resort’s family of restaurants, all of which serve inventive American cuisine.</eat>
  
 
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*<drink name="Wasatch Brew Pub" alt="" address="Main Street" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Great pub with restaurant attached.  Reasonably priced food. Locals love it.</drink>
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*<drink name="Wasatch Brew Pub" alt="" address="Main Street" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Great pub with restaurant attached.  Reasonably priced food.</drink>
 
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Prices drop by almost half once ski season ends, so shop around for bargains from June through September.  Be aware that when staying in one of the ski lodges or condo units during the summer that it will be operating with significantly less staff, meaning that you may be picking up your key from a lockbox rather than the front desk and may not be able to quickly resolve any problems with your room; hotels will not have this problem.
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Expect hotel prices to be 2-3 times higher during ski season; shop around for bargains from June through September.  During Sundance expect every hotel within thirty miles of town to be booked, so make plan far in advance.  If visiting in the summer be aware that ski lodges and condo units will be operating with significantly less staff, meaning that you may be picking up your key from a lockbox rather than the front desk and may not be able to quickly resolve any problems with your room; hotels will not have this problem.
 
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Park City Mountain Resort
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Some of the best stories aren't found in books. Create your own winter tale at Park City Mountain Resort-and experience unparalleled adventure for the whole family. Explore a mountain of memories with our unique Signature RunsTM and experience the thrill of advanced terrain. Help your children soar with our Kids Signature Programs, which feature class sizes of five students or fewer-and more personal attention. Our abundance of powder-filled bowls, stunning peaks, three award-winning terrain parks, and up to 50 immaculately groomed runs offers you and your family plenty to discover. It's no wonder Park City Mountain Resort consistently ranks as a top-five ski resort. Best of all, with a convenient location just 35 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport, telling your family's winter tale couldn't be easier. Begin your story today at parkcitymountain.com.
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Deer Valley was named the #1 ski resort in North America by readers of SKI Magazine an impressive four years in a row - in 2008, 2009, 2010 and again in 2011. Remarkably, in the past ten years, Deer Valley's rating hasn't dipped lower then third which confirms that we never stop trying to better our guests' ski experience. Celebrating our 30th Anniversary, Deer Valley revolutionized the ski industry by being the first North American resort to provide the first-class service one would find at a five-star hotel. We offer luxurious amenities such as three beautiful on-mountain day lodges, groomed-to-perfection slopes, powder-laden glade skiing and ten on-mountain restaurants offering unforgettable award-winning cuisine.
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Although there's really no place like it, we all need places like The Canyons Resort. The perfect, hassle-free ski getaway lies within a mere 35-minute drive from the Salt lake City International Airport. Once you're here, you'll find everything needed to round out the perfect ski and snowboard vacation... and a whole lot more without ever having to leave the resort.
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This season, The Canyons Resort embarks on a multi-year re-creation plan designed to make it one of the top four-season destination resorts in North America. On the mountain you'll find 4,000 acres of widely-varied terrain spread over 9 mountains, 5 bowls and 176 trails.  There will be 19 lifts this season including the Flight of the Canyons 8-passenger gondola, 1 high-speed express 6 passenger, 6 high-speed quads, 5 fixed-grip quads 2 fixed-grip triples, 2 fixed-grip doubles, 2 surface lifts and 2 cutting-edge terrain parks that combine to make us one of North Americas' largest resorts.
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=== Budget ===
 
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* <sleep name="Best Western Landmark Inn" alt="" address="6560 N Landmark Drive" directions="" phone="+1-435-649-7300" email="" fax="+1-435-649-1760" url="http://www.bestwesternutah.com/hotels/best-western-landmark-inn/" checkin="3PM" checkout="11AM" price="$50-$100">A 100% smoke-free hotel with 106 rooms that is located just off of I-80, several miles from downtown Park City.  Amenities include an indoor pool and hot tub, a tiny exercise room (three pieces of equipment), free cookies, expansive lobby with fireplace, complimentary buffet breakfast, HBO, and wireless internet.  The Best Western is comparable to the nearby Holiday Inn Express, and while not as nice as the pricier resort hotels it is a good value for the money with a comfy lobby and friendly staff.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Best Western Landmark Inn" alt="" address="6560 N Landmark Drive" directions="" phone="+1-435-649-7300" email="" fax="+1-435-649-1760" url="http://www.bestwesternutah.com/hotels/best-western-landmark-inn/" checkin="3PM" checkout="11AM" price="$50-$150">A 100% smoke-free hotel with 106 rooms that is located just off of I-80, several miles from downtown Park City.  Amenities include an indoor pool and hot tub, a tiny exercise room (three pieces of equipment), free cookies, expansive lobby with fireplace, complimentary buffet breakfast, HBO, and wireless internet.  The Best Western is comparable to the nearby Holiday Inn Express, and while not as nice as the pricier resort hotels it is a good value for the money with a comfy lobby and friendly staff.</sleep>
  
 
* <sleep name="Chateau Apres Lodge" alt="" address="1299 Norfolk Avenue" directions="" phone="+1-435-649-9372" email="" fax="" url="http://www.chateauapres.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="Private rooms start at $100 per night, dorm-style beds start at $35 per night."></sleep>
 
* <sleep name="Chateau Apres Lodge" alt="" address="1299 Norfolk Avenue" directions="" phone="+1-435-649-9372" email="" fax="" url="http://www.chateauapres.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="Private rooms start at $100 per night, dorm-style beds start at $35 per night."></sleep>
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* <sleep name="The Yarrow Hotel and Conference Center" alt="" adress="1800 Park Avenue" directions="" phone="+1-800-927-7694" email="yarrowres@nvnhotels.com" fax="+1-435-649-4819" url="http://www.yarrowhotelparkcity.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="" >Located in the heart of Park City.  Within three miles of ALL THREE of the top ten ranked Park City Ski Resorts.  Ideal for year round outdoor fun and experiences!</sleep>
  
 
* <sleep name="Marriott Park City" alt="" address="1895 Sidewinder Dr" directions="" phone="+1-435-649-2900" email="" fax="" url="http://www.parkcitymarriott.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="">One mile from downtown by complimentary town shuttle.</sleep>
 
* <sleep name="Marriott Park City" alt="" address="1895 Sidewinder Dr" directions="" phone="+1-435-649-2900" email="" fax="" url="http://www.parkcitymarriott.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="">One mile from downtown by complimentary town shuttle.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Alpine Ski Properties" alt="" address="875 Iron Horse Drive, Park City, Utah 84060" directions="" phone="800.771.1505" email="moreinfo@alpineskiproperties.com" fax="" url="http://www.alpineskiproperties.com" checkin= 4PM"" checkout= 10AM"" price="">Offering private vacation homes and condos for rent in the Park City and Deer Valley area. A wide variety of accommodations to choose from and a selection for every budget.</sleep>
  
 
*<sleep name="Black Diamond Lodge 333" alt="" address="2280 Deer Valley Dr" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.deer-valley-ut.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">Accommodations immediately adjacent to the Snow Park Lodge. Enjoy ski-in/ski-out lodging at Deer Valley Resort.</sleep>
 
*<sleep name="Black Diamond Lodge 333" alt="" address="2280 Deer Valley Dr" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.deer-valley-ut.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">Accommodations immediately adjacent to the Snow Park Lodge. Enjoy ski-in/ski-out lodging at Deer Valley Resort.</sleep>
 
*<sleep name="Treasure Mountain Inn" alt="" address="255 Main Street" directions="near the top of Main Street" phone="800-344-2460" url="http://www.treasuremountaininn.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">Eco-tique hotel located near the top of historic Main Street.  Family owned, mid-sized suite hotel and conference center.  Park City's first green hotel -- 100% carbon neutral.</sleep>
 
 
* <sleep name="Washington School Inn" alt="" address="543 Park Avenue" directions="" phone="+1-435-649-3800" email="" fax="+1-435-649-3802" url="http://washingtonschoolinn.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="">A lavish bed and breakfast centrally located by Town Ski Lift.</sleep>
 
  
 
* <sleep name="Club Lespri" alt="" address="1765 Sidewinder Drive" directions="Prospector Square" phone="+1-435-645-9696" email="" fax="+1-435-645-7676" url="http://www.clublespri.com" checkin="4PM" checkout="10AM" price="">Luxury boutique hotel.</sleep>
 
* <sleep name="Club Lespri" alt="" address="1765 Sidewinder Drive" directions="Prospector Square" phone="+1-435-645-9696" email="" fax="+1-435-645-7676" url="http://www.clublespri.com" checkin="4PM" checkout="10AM" price="">Luxury boutique hotel.</sleep>
  
 
*<sleep name="Grand Summit Resort" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.summitpacificinc.com/grand-summit-resort.html" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">Ski-in Ski-out condo hotel resort at the base of the Canyons Resort.</sleep>
 
*<sleep name="Grand Summit Resort" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.summitpacificinc.com/grand-summit-resort.html" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">Ski-in Ski-out condo hotel resort at the base of the Canyons Resort.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="The Lowell" alt="" address="1335 Lowell Avenue Park City, Utah 84060" directions="" phone="888.649.0291" email="reservations@thelowellparkcity.com" fax="" url="http://www.thelowellparkcity.com/" checkin="" checkout="" price="">The Lowell's brand-new luxury suites boast a brilliant mix of mountain indulgence and avenue design. Each detail has been carefully composed for the perfect balance of contemporary sophistication and rich amenities, combined with proximity to unrivaled recreation, superior beauty & timeless memories.</sleep>
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*<sleep name="Treasure Mountain Inn" alt="" address="255 Main Street" directions="near the top of Main Street" phone="800-344-2460" url="http://www.treasuremountaininn.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">Eco-tique hotel located near the top of historic Main Street.  Family owned, mid-sized suite hotel and conference center.  Park City's first green hotel -- 100% carbon neutral.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Washington School Inn" alt="" address="543 Park Avenue" directions="" phone="+1-435-649-3800" email="" fax="+1-435-649-3802" url="http://washingtonschoolinn.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="">A lavish bed and breakfast centrally located by Town Ski Lift.</sleep>
  
 
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* '''[[Salt Lake City]]''' - The state's largest city is located approximately 35 miles away via interstate highway.
 
* '''[[Salt Lake City]]''' - The state's largest city is located approximately 35 miles away via interstate highway.
 
  
 
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[[Wikipedia:Park City, Utah]]

Revision as of 03:56, 8 April 2013

Park City [1] is a year-round resort town located on the Eastern (or Back) of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountain Range in Utah. Altitude in town ranges from 6,720 to 8,460 ft. above sea level. The surrounding Wasatch Mountain rise over 10,000 ft. Probably best known for its skiing and winter season with three world-class ski resorts- Park City Mountain Resort, The Canyons Resort and Deer Valley Resort - as well as hosting the annual Sundance Film Festival.

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Understand

Long before Park City became a world class mountain resort and venue for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, it was famous as a silver mining town, and boasts a lively and colorful past. Founded by prospectors in the late 1860's, Park City continued to mine silver until the early 1970's.

From approximately 1850, when small settlements were forming, until the railroad lines were laid throughout the West in the 1890s, stagecoach travel was the main form of transportation. There was even a stagecoach business in Park City! William Kimball, a Park City resident, started his stagecoach business in 1858 competing with Brigham Young for United States mail contracts. He was sent to England on a Mormon Church mission and when he returned, he started the Park City-Salt Lake City Route. The Kimball Brothers Stage Line operated from 1872 until 1890, when the railroad made its way into the West. Moving quicker as well as transporting more people and mail, the railroad easily put the stagecoach out of business.

Between 1880 and 1920 when Park City mines were the most organized, productive and active, they produced more than 20 million tons of ore including lead, zinc, copper, silver, and a small amount of gold. These were the years of Park City's mining renaissance. The mining company, Park City Consolidated Mines, started the ski business in 1963, when they built the first lifts on what was then called Treasure Mountain. The Park City area now has three world class resorts: Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort, and the Canyons Resort.

In 2002 Park City was a major host site for the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. 175 city volunteers contributed more than 6000 hours to the Games, or the equivalent of 750 workdays (and this doesn't even count the public safety volunteers).


Tourist Information


Park City's visitor information centers offer maps, brochures and other information.

  • Park City Museum, 528 Main Street, 435-649-6100, [2], M-Sa 10AM-7PM, Su Noon-6PM (closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.)Located on Historic Main Street in Park City, the Museum recently underwent a $9 Million renovation. Stop by the Museum Store to get tips and guest information from the Visitor Bureau's Visitor Information Specialists.
  • Park City Visitor Info Center, 1885 West Ute Rd, 435-649-6100, [3], M-Sa 9AM-5PM, Su 10AM-7PM. Currently located in the lobby of the Richens Building & Summit County Library. A new Visitor's Center, which is located next door, is under construction and will be completed in late 2012.

Get in

The Salt Lake City International Airport is just 36 miles from Park City via interstate 80.

Interstate 80 runs east from Salt Lake City through Parley's Canyon into Park City. Take the Kimball Junction exit (#145) onto SR-224. Park City is also accessible from US-40 to the east from Keetley Junction on SR-248.

  • ProTrans Park City, Headquarted in Park City, UT, (877) 255-2631‎, [4]. 24 hours/day. Park City, UT Airport Transportation service that provides SUV's with 4WD that will transport you from Salt Lake City International Airport to Park City. From $79.00 www.protransparkcity.com.

Get around

Park City has a year-round free city-wide transit system. The bus routes connects historic Main Street, Kimball Junction, Prospector, Deer Valley, Park City Mountain Resort and The Canyons Resort. Traveling with skis or snowboards on public transit is not a problem.

Over 75% of public parking is free of charge in the historic area of Main Street. Most feasible parking is $1.50 an hour with a 3 hour time limit. There is also free parking in alley lots, Chine Bridge Garage Levels 1-3, and the Upper Level Gateway Garage.

See

  • Alf Engen Ski Museum, 3419 Olympic Parkway (he Utah Olympic Park is accessible eastbound and westbound from I-80, about 28 miles east of downtown Salt Lake City.), (435) 658-4228‎, [5]. 9AM to 6PM. The Alf Engen Ski Museum is in the Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center at Utah Olympic Park, four miles north of town. It contains more than 300 trophies, medals, uniforms, scrapbooks, skis, boots, photos, films and other collectables that span some 70 years in the career of the Engen family. The museum's educational component gives school children a skiing-based foundation to study subjects such as the water cycle, physics and Utah's colorful history. FREE.
  • Kimball Art Center, 638 Park Avenue, 435-649-8882, [6]. Weekdays 10AM-5PM; Weekends 12PM-5PM. The Kimball Art Center is non-profit center for the arts committed to inspiring experiences through education, exhibitions and events. The Kimball Arts Festival is the signature annual event hosted in early August each summer.

Do

The Park City area has three world class resorts: Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort, and the Canyons Resort. The winter offers great opportunities for skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, snowmobiling, sleigh rides, tubing, shopping and dining. Summer activities include hiking, mountain biking, road biking, horseback riding, golfing, shopping and dining.

  • Sundance Film Festival, [7]. Started in 1978, the largest American independent film festival is held every year in Park City and surrounding areas. The 2011 version will be taking place from January 20-30 and provides a great opportunity to see films and stars. This festival is widely recognized as the premier showcase for American and international independent film and has grown to include film culture events, panel discussions, youth programs, an online exhibition, and live music for its 45,000 yearly attendees.
  • Kimball Arts Festival, [8]. The three-day festival is set to offer a newly programmed multi-sensory artistic experience for its anticipated 45,000 attendees, including visual-art exhibitions, live musical performances, cuisine-related activities, art-focused film screening, as well as its largest fundraising event, The Park City Kimball Arts Festival Opening Night Gala and Auction.
  • Egyptian Theatre Company, 328 Main Street, 435-649-9371, [9]. Park City's Historic Egyptian Theatre was built in 1926 and is home to a professional theatre company that puts on several musicals and a play every year in addition to hosting concerts and the Sundance Film Festival. $10-$40.
  • White Pine Nordic Ski Center, Park Avenue and Thaynes Canyon Drive, Park City, Utah, 435-649-6249, [10]. 20 kilometers of groomed cross-country ski tracks are maintained by White Pine Touring in the winter for classic and skate skiers. The 3k, 5k and 10k+ loops wind through the base of Park City's scenic Wasatch Mountains. Lessons and rentals are available for all levels and ages of cross-country skiers. $8-$20.
  • Invert Sports, 888-205-7119. [11] Enjoy the lakes around Park City with you group in luxury watercraft vacation rentals and guided boat tours including; boats, jet skis, waverunners, houseboats, stand up paddle boards, wakeboards, water skis, other water toys, water sport lessons, and private tours.

Buy

Resort shopping areas such as the Resort Center at Park City Mountain Resort, Silver Lake Village at Deer Valley Resort, and the Resort Village at The Canyons, make it easy to browse between runs.

  • Gallery Mar, 580 Main Street, 435-649-3001, [12]. Gallery MAR welcomes both emerging and seasoned collectors and feature fine contemporary art spanning from detailed still life works to abstracted landscapes and whimsical figurative pieces. The gallery seeks out non-commercial artwork and specializes in individualized customer service for private and public collections, as well as designers and decorators. Media include oil and acrylic paintings, mixed media, bronze sculpture, and ceramic. From vast canvases to intimate smaller works. Painting starter sets, art supplies, and fine art books available.


  • Jans, 1600 Park Ave, Park City, Utah, 435-649-4949, [13]. Jans' flagship store on Park Avenue carries a large selection of alpine and Nordic skis, mountain bikes, road bikes, fly fishing equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories for year-round mountain recreation. Their expert guides offer local knowledge of Park City's best recreation spots, and their shop technicians are skilled for all types of gear repairs.

Eat

  • Davanzas Pizza & More, Main street. Pizza, salad and ranch. Recommended for cheap eats.
  • Main Street Pizza & Noodle, 530 Main Street, 435 645-8878, [14]. 11AM-midnight. This spacious pizza joint on Main Street is a hidden gem - featuring homemade fresh pasta, free drink refills, and tasty (if a bit cornflower-heavy crusted) pizza, this is a great place to go after a day on the slopes. While the pizza is what this place is known for, you'll be missing out if you don't order one of their homemade pasta dishes, like Pasta #5, homemade spaghetti with fresh basil, garlic, olive oil and tomatoes sauteed with white wine. moderate.
  • Zoom, 660 Main Street, Park City, Utah, 4356499108, [15]. Tuesday-Saturday 5PM - 9PM. Zoom- An elegant rustic style restaurant owned and operated by the Sundance Resort group. Zoom offers a diverse menu of Midwestern style cuisine mixed together with an international flavor. The diverse menu reflects the different backgrounds of its elite kitchen staff, who have brought with them regional influences from all parts of the country. Zoom is part of the Sundance Resort’s family of restaurants, all of which serve inventive American cuisine. midrange.

Drink

  • Wasatch Brew Pub, Main Street. Great pub with restaurant attached. Reasonably priced food.

Sleep

This guide uses the following price ranges for a standard double room:
Budget Under $100
Mid-range $100 - $200
Splurge Over $200

Expect hotel prices to be 2-3 times higher during ski season; shop around for bargains from June through September. During Sundance expect every hotel within thirty miles of town to be booked, so make plan far in advance. If visiting in the summer be aware that ski lodges and condo units will be operating with significantly less staff, meaning that you may be picking up your key from a lockbox rather than the front desk and may not be able to quickly resolve any problems with your room; hotels will not have this problem.

Budget

  • Best Western Landmark Inn, 6560 N Landmark Drive, +1-435-649-7300 (fax: +1-435-649-1760), [16]. checkin: 3PM; checkout: 11AM. A 100% smoke-free hotel with 106 rooms that is located just off of I-80, several miles from downtown Park City. Amenities include an indoor pool and hot tub, a tiny exercise room (three pieces of equipment), free cookies, expansive lobby with fireplace, complimentary buffet breakfast, HBO, and wireless internet. The Best Western is comparable to the nearby Holiday Inn Express, and while not as nice as the pricier resort hotels it is a good value for the money with a comfy lobby and friendly staff. $50-$150.
  • Chateau Apres Lodge, 1299 Norfolk Avenue, +1-435-649-9372, [17]. Private rooms start at $100 per night, dorm-style beds start at $35 per night..
  • Holiday Inn Express, 1501 Ute Boulevard, +1-435-658-1600 (fax: +1-435-658-5059), [18]. checkin: 3PM; checkout: 12PM. Like the Best Western and Newpark Hotels, the Holiday Inn Express is located just off of I-80, a few miles from the ski resorts and downtown Park City. It is a smoke-free hotel that offers the expected functionality of most of the hotels in this chain: free breakfast, fitness center, pool, free cookies, clean room, HBO, wireless, and good service. The soundproofing leaves a bit to be desired - if you have moderately noisy neighbors you'll hear their every word - but the staff is responsive to complaints. For those choosing between this hotel and the Best Western, the Holiday Inn has a better fitness area and slightly nicer rooms, while the Best Western offers a better breakfast, high-def TVs, and cosier common areas. $70-$120.

Mid-range

  • The Yarrow Hotel and Conference Center, +1-800-927-7694 (, fax: +1-435-649-4819), [19]. Located in the heart of Park City. Within three miles of ALL THREE of the top ten ranked Park City Ski Resorts. Ideal for year round outdoor fun and experiences!
  • Marriott Park City, 1895 Sidewinder Dr, +1-435-649-2900, [20]. One mile from downtown by complimentary town shuttle.
  • Newpark Resort, 1456 Newpark Boulevard, +1-435-649-3600 (toll free: +1-877-649-3600, , fax: +1-435-615-7767), [21]. Eco-friendly rooms feature a fireplace, couch, luxury linens, expansive bath, and flat-screen television. Hotel amenities include an indoor/outdoor pool, workout room, and several common areas with fireplaces. Downtown Park City is several miles away making a vehicle a necessity, and the location is caddy corner to a mall, but it's quiet, extremely clean, and a good option for those looking for an upscale place to spend the night. Rooms from $159/night.
  • Westgate Resort & Spa, 3000 Canyons Resorts Dr, [22]. An all seasons mountain resort with ski-in/ski-out lodging accommodations and a spa. Year-round activities from hiking to fishing.

Splurge

  • Alpine Ski Properties, 875 Iron Horse Drive, Park City, Utah 84060, 800.771.1505 (), [23]. Offering private vacation homes and condos for rent in the Park City and Deer Valley area. A wide variety of accommodations to choose from and a selection for every budget.
  • Black Diamond Lodge 333, 2280 Deer Valley Dr, [24]. Accommodations immediately adjacent to the Snow Park Lodge. Enjoy ski-in/ski-out lodging at Deer Valley Resort.
  • Club Lespri, 1765 Sidewinder Drive (Prospector Square), +1-435-645-9696 (fax: +1-435-645-7676), [25]. checkin: 4PM; checkout: 10AM. Luxury boutique hotel.
  • Grand Summit Resort, [26]. Ski-in Ski-out condo hotel resort at the base of the Canyons Resort.
  • The Lowell, 1335 Lowell Avenue Park City, Utah 84060, 888.649.0291 (), [27]. The Lowell's brand-new luxury suites boast a brilliant mix of mountain indulgence and avenue design. Each detail has been carefully composed for the perfect balance of contemporary sophistication and rich amenities, combined with proximity to unrivaled recreation, superior beauty & timeless memories.
  • Treasure Mountain Inn, 255 Main Street (near the top of Main Street), 800-344-2460, [28]. Eco-tique hotel located near the top of historic Main Street. Family owned, mid-sized suite hotel and conference center. Park City's first green hotel -- 100% carbon neutral.
  • Washington School Inn, 543 Park Avenue, +1-435-649-3800 (fax: +1-435-649-3802), [29]. A lavish bed and breakfast centrally located by Town Ski Lift.

Camping

  • Park City RV Resort, 2200 Rasmussen Rd, +1-435-649-2535, [30]. RV Park located close to ski resorts; hot tub and heated pool; Reasonable rates and easy access from I-80 at exit 145.

Get out

  • Salt Lake City - The state's largest city is located approximately 35 miles away via interstate highway.


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