Hike, bike, and zip line – Oh my! Off season at a ski-resort paradise like Utah’s Park City produces stunning views with ever- green mountain peaks.
Park City Lodging, located in the Lift Lodge at the “bot- tom” of historic Main Street, is a very convenient location in Park City. From this home base, you will be able to enjoy the active mountain lifestyle.
Ride the chairlift from the base of the mountain at Deer Valley Resort to the top of Bald Mountain and enjoy spectacular 365-degree views. Hike or mountain bike this glorious terrain. The tuna tacos at Royal Street Café provide nourishment and prepare you for the day ahead.
Canyons Resort has a lot to offer. Take the gondola to the top and hike your way down. Hungry? Enjoy quesadillas and shrimp salad at Red Pine Cafe. Head to dinner at the newest offering: The Farm. Enjoy locally grown and locally sourced food.
Park City Mountain Resort is a summer playground. Which should you try first: the alpine coaster, alpine slide, or zip line? You can still experience the excitement of the Olympics at Utah Olympic Park. Competitors show off their high-flying skills from the 90 and 120-meter ski jumps, even during the summer. You can see exactly what they see as you enjoy your own high-flying experience on the zip line (it’s right next to the 120). Watch training exhibitions at the fabulous Flying Ace aerial pool where elite athletes perform aerial acrobatics off ski jumps and into a 750,000-gallon splash pool.
Each Sunday, The Park Silly Sunday Market gets under way. You can walk from your condo literally into the midst of this wonderful Sunday tradition on Main Street. Here you’ll see locals walking their dogs and artisans displaying one-of- a-kind items. Main Street is replete with shopping options such as Dolly’s Bookstore (read: no Amazon) and whimsical olive & tweed. And, learn about the history of this mining town with a quick visit to the Park City Museum.
Spa Montage Deer Valley welcomes athletic visitors to the 35,000-square-foot holistic- minded retreat. Each service begins and ends with a focus on breathing called “the art of breath.” Although there is a spa menu, the highly accredited spa therapists are trained to interpret your body’s personalized lan- guage. According to Lo- ren Kornreich, spa director, the goal is to completely customize offerings to the point there will be no (spa) menu. The wet area is where the ritual begins. For heat, chose steam or sauna; followed by a cold shower before entering the Jacuzzi. Repeat this series three times for deeper relaxation. During Thai massage, your body is stretched to limits you might not reach on your own. This is done on a floor mat, or an abbreviated version is offered on a massage table.
Photography by Kathleen Axtel