Park City Utah


Just short 30 minute drive away from the Salt Lake City is the quaint town of Park City. The downtown is like the inside of a snowglobe with cabins and Christmas lights. I spent a weekend with friends in this ski resort town in April.

View of Park City from Glenwild Loop Trail.

View of Park City from Glenwild Loop Trail.


Food & Accommodations

We came to the consensus that every meal we had was mediocre and overly salty, perhaps explained by our proximity to the Salt Lake. We ate from 4 star (Yelp stars, not Michelin) restaurant like Vinto to local favorites like the Junction. The best food was probably a breakfast from No Worries Cafe and the complimentary breakfast at our hotel, the Best Western Plus on Landmark. Staff were friendly and rooms were clean so no complaints here but nothing to write home (or here) about either.

Hiking

We took a 10 mile loop, which pretty much offer the same view of the Olympic Park across the freeway. The narrow rocky path seem more popular with mountain bikers than hikers. Some wildlife can be found but nothing spectacular. 

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Olympic Park

Ceremonial Puppets at the Museums.

Ceremonial Puppets at the Museums.

Here you will find a free two story museum about the winter sports. There is also an array of outdoor activities like ziplining, drop zones, and obstacle course which we did not get to do any of because we happened to go there on a Monday, the only day those are closed. So instead, we ventured around the bobsled track and sat atop a rusty bobsled. I hope the real competitors’ sled were in better shape because looking down the track is not for the faint hearted. And the ski jump looks even scarier. 

View from the Olympic Park Ski Jump.

View from the Olympic Park Ski Jump.

Snowboarding

How I felt at the end.

How I felt at the end.

Being late in the season, we were met with more ice than snow. I heard that they usually get 300 feet of snow but this year there was only 150. On the plus side, we pretty much had the mountain to ourselves. We got in six runs and a lot of practice. 

Would I come back? Yes, but earlier in the season. In current conditions, I might as well take a spontaneous trip to somewhere close to home when the weather strikes. Nonetheless, this weekend gave me confidence to carve in icy conditions, at least on the easy slopes. Though the weekend was short, the impact was lasting, and I got the scraps and bruises to remember it by. 

Park City Mountain Resort.

Park City Mountain Resort.

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