If you’re familiar with Park City, you know there are two things this winter town has in spades: skiing, and luxury lifestyle (wining, dining and leisure). While skiing is a great source of recreation, don’t be fooled into thinking that’s the only thing you can do while in town. Take a look at this list to get inspiration for your next don’t-feel-like-hitting-the-slopes day.
Photo courtesy of The Spur
Check Out our Favorite Dining Destinations
In Park City you certainly have your pick of gastronomie. Back in December, though, we heard from some our fantastic Park City agents about their all-time favorite restaurants and pubs in and around the city. Some of their choices included Boneyard & Wine Dive, High West Distillery, The Spur Bar & Grill, No Name Saloon & Grill, and Fletcher’s. You can take a closer look at their very thorough reviews here.
Go Sledding at Woodward Park City
Woodward is one of the newest additions to the area, and you really can’t miss it as you drive into town. We covered the absolute wealth of activities and recreation they offer in a recent blog post, but we really do have to recommend the sledding.
Park City Magazine describes Woodward as the following:
“This brand-new action sports facility is what dreams are made of for kids and kids at heart. There are skate ramps, trampolines, a spring floor, and pump tracks inside; outside, you’ll find progression parks, freestyle zones, tubing, BMX jumps, parkour, and more. Daily access passes and monthly memberships are available.”
Photo Courtesy of Park City Powder Cats
Park City Powder Cats
We recognize that this is kind of ski-related, but the “how” of getting there is an experience all of its own. Park City Powder Cats eliminates the lift lines, and the “overused” conditions of most commercial resort areas by taking you far, far off the beaten path in a machine called a “snowcat.” The ride up for this day-long excursion is amazing, and the powder you find that tops of the untouched mountains is sublime.
They do add this caveat, however:
“For safety reasons, guests at PC Powder Cats must be advanced or expert skiers and riders. That means you can ride an ungroomed black diamond run in any conditions (powder, slush, ice, crust, etc.). We do not have groomed terrain.”
Image Courtesy of Alpine Distilling
Make Your Own Gin
This two-hour long experience is one that you’ll never forget. Extend your stay with a complimentary 30-minute tour of its production facilities in Silver Creek, and if you’d like to do a tasting, it’s a dainty $15 extra.
According to the website, the $150 personal distilling package includes the following:
“An Alpine Distilling employee will help you will craft your own Gin from botanicals sourced from around the world and using a gluten-free, 100% Corn base. You will leave with your own custom spirit in one 375ml bottle. Price is for one distilling station. Reservations required.”
Climb Up a Frozen Waterfall
This is exactly what TLC warned us not to do in their 1994 hit single, but in Park City it’s worth a little rule breaking to enjoy this special experience. And the best part? You don’t have to be a pro – or even an intermediate climber. All novices are welcome to learn “front-pointing, flat-footing, effective tool swinging, various ice tool placements, efficient movement, maximization of resting opportunities, how to “read” ice, and ways to minimize risk.”
You can register for this activity online through Utah Mountain Adventures, and this course is “typically held on the lower curtains of the world-class Stairway to Heaven formation in Provo Canyon, easily accessible by a 20-minute hike.”
To see more activities that you can take advantage of, right in Park City, check out this awesome article that we drew some of our inspiration from.