For all intents and purposes, Park City is a ski destination — but that doesn’t mean that you have to spend every minute of your vacation on the slopes. We recognize that even a thrilling and refreshing sport like skiing can become monotonous, and that’s the last word you want to use to describe your trip to the mountains.
The good news is, there’s plenty to see and do in this city beside skiing! These are some of the most popular winter activities that you might want to incorporate during your next trip to Park City!
You’re snug and warm inside a horse-drawn sleigh, and you’re surrounded by the people you love the most. What could sound better!
This might sound like a scene from a 19th-century novel, but it’s a reality every day in Park City. Sleigh rides are a popular attraction for couples and families who want to relax, soak up the views and enjoy an authentic experience that can’t be found anywhere else. There’s no better way to see the Rocky Mountains than on-board a classic, horse-drawn sleigh.
There’s so much fun to be had with that powdery white stuff that flies through the Park City air. Skiing may be one of the best-known activities in Park City, but snowmobiling is an adventure that should definitely be incorporated into your next trip. Families of all shapes and sizes will find snowmobiling to be the thrill that they needed on their vacation.
Those who are new to snowmobiling don’t have to feel left out, because there are many tour companies that will take people on snowmobile rides or teach them how to use the equipment. There are beginner trails that offer views of the Rockies that can’t be discovered any other way.
Of course, experienced snowmobilers can rent their own equipment and head out on an invigorating journey throughout the mountains.
Tours of Utah Olympic Park
In 2002, Park City hosted the Winter Olympic Games at Utah Olympic Park. This park is still filled with the Olympic spirit, and visitors from all over the world like to spend the day exploring this massive complex. The museum at the facility provides travelers with a history of skiing as well as additional information about the Winter Olympic Games.
In addition, families have the opportunity to participate in fantasy camps that allow them to experience Olympic sports for themselves. You may have the chance to try the luge or to bobsled like an Olympian. This is a must-see attraction for families who are coming to Park City for their winter vacation.
Cross Country Skiing
Cross country skiing is a marathon sport — one that allows people to exercise, get fresh air and take the opportunity to seize the moment and enjoy the scenery that surrounds them. Families who are traveling to Park City often find that it’s a fun break to spend an afternoon cross country skiing throughout the valleys of the Rocky Mountains.
Cross country skiing is an ideal sport for beginners and experts alike, as there are various trails that can be enjoyed at all skill levels. Couples, families with young children and multi-generational families can all get out of the vacation home for the day in order to ski against the most gorgeous backdrop in all of Utah.
For children — and kids at heart — snowtubing is a dream come true. This unique winter activity is available in Park City, and has become a family tradition for many of those who travel here.
Ski lifts take people of all ages to the tubing lanes, where they can cruise down the hillside on a slipping and sliding inner tube. Once they reach the bottom, they can just get on the lift again in order to have more fun.
The best part is, many of the snowtubing lanes are lighted, so you can keep having fun after it gets dark! It’s all the joys of sledding without the work, and it’s a favorite activity for many of the people who visit Park City in the winter.
Park City is filled with family-friendly things to do throughout the entire winter. So while you are probably planning a trip to this town in order to take advantage of the spectacular ski opportunities here, you don’t have to worry that it’s the only thing to do. Come enjoy some of these fabulous winter activities in Park City today!
Whether you are staying in a luxury hotel or you have booked a quaint and cozy vacation home or condo with your friends and family, you’ll be able to enjoy outdoor recreation, local arts and culture, nightlife and apres ski, delicious restaurants and interesting tours during your vacation. Book your trip to Park City now, and get ready for the adventure that awaits!