Playing host to snowboarding and slalom events in the 2002 Winter Olympics, Park City Mountain Resort lies 34 miles east of Salt Lake City, and draws snow-lovers of every stripe from all over America to its vaunted slopes. Opened in 1963 by a mining company and infused with federal government funds to economically revive the local area, Park City eventually grew into a beloved complex of downhill runs, lodgings and ski schools, with 116 trails, 19 lifts, and three Magic Carpets.
The Alpine Coaster's toboggan-style cars whisk riders over 4,000 feet of beautiful, blurry mountainside. Two-person rides on the recently-opened Flying Eagle Zip Line are available all winter (weather permitting).
Seasonal Passes, Ticket Options, Lessons, and Equipment Rental rates are all available here.
Best time to visit
Winter and summer each offer plenty of activities, be they on powder or dirt, two wheels or four, or zooming suspended from a zip-line.
Near by POI
Utah Olympic Park was built for the 2002 Winter Olympics, and hosted the luge, ski jump, bobsled, and skeleton events. Canyons Resort has 4,000 acres of ski- and snowboard-ready terrain, accessible from one of 19 chairlifts.