Insiders Guide to Park City, UT: Winter Edition

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Kris Getzie

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Curator’s statement

Park City, once a tiny miner's town, is nestled into the Wasatch Mountains. It offers stunning vistas, abundant wildlife & is only a 45 minute drive from Salt Lake City International Airport. Now that Park City has become much more commercialized, I'd like to provide a unique winter "insiders to-do guide" for you and your family, being I'm a local for over 10 years.

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Where to stay in Utah

The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection

This luxe, sleek property perched on 3,500 acres of wild, breathtaking landscape offers an extensive array of outdoor activities, a farm-to-table restaurant, a world-class spa and ample wellness offerings.

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Hotel Goldener Hirsch

Historic space with Salzburg-style design that transforms one directly into a fairytale.

Goldener Hirsch, Auberge Resorts Collection

Choose from the chalet-style suites or modern residences in this ski-in/ski-out favorite.

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Things to do in Utah

Family Fun in Utah in the snow

Park City Museum

Interactive Exhibits based on Park City's intriguing history.

Park City Ghost Tour

Curation of researched spooky-stories around Main Street.

Olympic Park

Winter Olympic Museum; plus try out bobsledding, skeleton, or ski jumping!

Dog Sledding

An epic adventure with Rancho Luna Lobos. This is truly an unforgettable experience with a wonderful local family.

Sleigh Rides

Leave the hustle & bustle of Park City Old Town and take a sleigh ride around the Jordanelle with Rocky Mountain Outfitters.

Snowmobiling

Experience one of Utah's largest private Ranches (over 60,000 acres!) on a snowmobile with Thousand Peaks in Oakley, UT.

Swaner Preserve & EcoCenter

A 1,200 acre preserve at the gateway of Park City, in Kimball Junction.

Dolly's Book Store

If you're a bookworm, be sure to check out this charming local bookstore.

Snow Tubing

Check out Woodward for indoor & outdoor fun!

Hot Air Balloon

Take in a birds-eye view of the Wasatch Range with a sunrise hot air balloon ride.

Learn to Cook

Mindful Cuisine is a great evening activity for your whole family to enjoy & bond!

Equine Experience

Enjoy an equine healing experience with REINS at Saddleview in Oakley. This is held on a private ranch with a rescue herd.

Day Trips:

In the winter, day-trips can be difficult due to our prolific winter storms. Tune into my upcoming Summer Insiders guide for the road less traveled (all within 2 hours drive of Park City!) Summer is my favorite season here.

Places to eat & drink in Utah

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Breakfast:

Five5eeds

Healthy, hearty & delightful.

Atticus Coffee Books & Teahouse

Our most favorite place to start the day!

Mirror Lake Diner

Head on over to Kamas for a filling old-school breakfast. When you leave, pick up (best in Utah) donuts at Chevron! The apple fritters are to die for.

Lunch:

Silver Star Cafe

Gorgeous views in a cozy restaurant.

Sammy's Bistro

Fast & delicious. Try their Vodka Penne!

Windy Ridge Cafe: Delicious meals with even better dessert.

Versante Hearth

Between Old Town & the Canyons, this easily forgotten restaurant is one of our family's favorites for its easy access and delicious food.

Grand America Hotel

Tea Time! Such a fun experience with your daughter, in downtown Salt Lake City.

Apres:

No Name Saloon

You cannot visit Park City without peeking into No Name Saloon. For a family-friendly experience of this bar, walk right next door to the Annex.

High West Distillery

An old livery stable creates a unique ambiance to enjoy curated cocktails & their selection of High West Whiskey drinks. Adults only.

Champions Club

For families, visit the Champions Club at the Stein Ericksen Lodge. Deer Valley is a luxury resort but has made this a 3500 sq ft hang-out for families, decked out with all sorts of games.

Dinner:

Firewood

Located on Main Street. Adult atmosphere.

11 Hauz

Amazing Jamaican food in Kimball Junction. Owned & operated by a local family.

Goldener Hirsch

Authentic Austrian cuisine.

Blind Dog

Upscale dinner with delicious seafood.

Grub Steak

Family-friendly steaks & sides.

Billy Blanco's

Family-friendly in a unique setting... with amazing Mexican food.

Need to Know

For more travel tips, check out Fora Advisor Cheyenne Sabad’s guide, 3 Days in Salt Lake City: A Local-Inspired Utah Itinerary.

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