About Park City
Park City is an active, growing four-season resort community with several advantages that make it an attractive place to stay. Situated within a beautiful mountain range about a 30 minute drive from Salt Lake City and the International Airport, Park City offers travelers going on Utah vacations and holiday summer and winter activities with its many nature and ski resorts. The city has many upscale luxury retailers, clubs, bars, and restaurants, as well as nearby national parks with hiking and biking trails.
Park City offers three major world-class ski resorts: Park City, Deer Valley, and The Canyons. Choose a vacation near any of Park City's local attactions that offers quiet comfort while making the most of the beautiful ski areas at affordably rental rates.
Park City offers more than fine skiing
for recreation, having become a year-round recreational area. It is a holiday vacation destination for golfing, horseback riding, fly-fishing, mountain biking, hiking, and hunting. Park City is a perfect location for winter activities such as cross-country skiing, snowboarding, helicopter skiing, and snowmobiling. All of this in a city has the appearance of a picturesque, nineteenth century mining town, while remaining a modern alpine resort.
The famous Sundance Film Festival takes place in late January each year, bringing thousands of filmmakers and film enthusiasts to Park City. Fidelity Investments Park City Jazz Festival is a major summer event each August
. Park City is the site for a high-action youth lacrosse showcase, held in the second weekend of June, presented by the Utah Lacrosse Association.
Consistently ranked as one of the premier public golf courses in the region, Park City Golf Club
offers a challenging game at one of the state's most enviable locations. The Jeremy Golf & Country Club
features an Arnold Palmer designed course and the Park Meadows Golf Club was designed by Jack Nicklaus. All three courses are challenging 18 hole courses.
In late October 1868, Federal soldiers climbed over the mountains to the Park City area and found silver. As the snow was swirling and a storm building, they marked the outcropping with a bandanna on a stick and returned in the spring. The Flagstaff Mine was the first to ship ore from the area. Originally named Parley's Park City, it was soon shortened and Park City will become known not only for its silver, but for lead, zinc and gold.
Utah became a state in 1896 and Park City had a population of about 7000 at its entrance to the Union. However, the Park City commercial district was virtually destroyed by a fire in 1898 with almost all of the city's buildings left in cinders. A mine explosion in 1902 and the collapse of silver prices contributed to the the decline of the city. In 1951, Park City was listed in a book called "Ghost Towns of the West", even though the city still had 1150 "ghosts". The city has since rebounded due to tourism, becoming one of the most affluent towns in the nation.