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Base area at The town of Park City, Utah
Base area at The town of Park City, Utah

ULTIMATE GUIDE TO

THE TOWN OF PARK CITY

Park City is a town rooted in rich history, powdery snow and exciting events and activities. Learn more about what sets Park City's town apart from the rest as a world-class, vacation hot spot.

Park City at a Glance

Home to two world-class ski resorts, four-season recreation, sophisticated dining and year-round events—all just 32 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport.

Lodging

Main Street provides an array of nightlife, restaurants, and lodging options. Park City Mountain Central Reservations is your one-stop-shop for booking your vacation. 

Just call us at 435.214.0601 or Search Lodging Now.

Location

Nestled high in the Wasatch Mountains, the historic mining town of Park City, Utah is unlike any other ski town in the world.

Town Lift

Park City is the only resort with lift access directly to the town’s historic Main Street. You can ski or ride down Quit’N Time or Creole runs to the multitude of shops, restaurants, bars and galleries that give Park City its authentic mining town look and feel. And with ski-in/ski-out access to the resort, you can access the largest ski resort in North America directly from Main Street.

Lift Tickets

Not an EpicPass holder? Not to worry, buy our EpicDay Lift Tickets online in advance to guarantee the lowest price. Our ticket offices are conveniently located in the Town Lift Plaza. 

Climate

Park City sits on 17.6 square miles, with elevations ranging from 6,500 to 10,000 feet above sea level. In winter, Park City averages snowfall of 355 inches, and temperatures are typically between 24 and 33 degrees Fahrenheit. Summers are dry and mild, with an average high of 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

History

Park City was incorporated as a city in 1884. The mountains' abundant silver veins attracted adventurers from around the world in the late 1860s. During its mining height, the mountains surrounding Park City yielded $400 million in silver and created 23 millionaires—including the father of newspaper publisher, William Randolph Hearst. 

However, with falling mineral prices in the 1930s, the booming years ended and residents began "mining" the treasure on the mountains, discovering what would later be called The Greatest Snow on Earth.

Today, Park City is a unique blend of the old and new. 64 of Park City's buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, many of which are located along Main Street. And more than 1,200 miles of tunnels wind through the surrounding mountains, which are remnants of the mining era. The Park City Museum’s popular Historic Main Street Walking Tours run mid-June through Labor Day, so put on your walking shoes and get ready to explore.

Free Bus System

Getting around town is easy thanks to our free, bio-diesel, bike and ski-friendly public transportation system. 

Read more or download Park City Bus Maps here.

Visitor Information Centers

Park City Chamber Bureau staffs two visitor centers, at Kimball Junction and on Historic Main Street, where local experts can help you plan every element of your trip.

Park City Dining & Nightlife

Park City is home to everything from casual family-style eateries to award-winning fine dining establishments. The town offers a vibrant nightlife with many bars, pubs and nightclubs as well. If you are looking for après-ski, live music or a quiet table at a wine bar, this is the place. 

Visit the Park City Restaurant Association for a list of restaurants and bars.

In addition, the Historic Park City Alliance has lots of information on shops, restaurants, things to do and general information about the Historic Main Street area.

Year-Round Recreation

Park City is a true four-season resort town. In the winter, you'll find world class skiing and snowboarding. You can also enjoy the thrill of speeding down the same bobsled run used for the 2002 Winter Olympics in an authentic competition bobsled. Other activities include Nordic skiing on groomed trails, guided snowshoe tours, snowmobile tours and hot-air balloon rides.

Visit the Park City Chamber website to learn more about our various recreational activities.

Shopping

The town of Park City offers shopping from small boutiques and galleries on Historic Main Street, to a variety of well-known brand name stores at the Tanger Outlet Mall. Stores include: Nike, Polo, Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and more.