9 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT PARK CITY
Bet you don't know all 9 of these noteworthy things about park City...
We know that Park City Mountain is the largest ski resort in the USA with a whopping 7300 acres of The Greatest Snow On Earth™, is on the Epic Pass, and is home to the celebrity-filled Sundance Film Festival. Shopaholics might know you can hunt down goodies from Nike, Oakley, Calvin Klein and friends just a stone’s throw away at the Tanger Outlet Mall. But, did you know you can get an amazing Australian coffee in downtown Park City? Yes, a real one. Read on for where to go and eight other unknowns about this up-and-coming world-class ski destination.
1. Fly in, ski out. Park City is just thirty minutes door to door from Salt Lake City airport (SLC) to downtown. You can fly in and ski on the same day with less travel time.
2. Good coffee. Park City has not one, but three, Aussie cafes, so you won’t be left craving a real flat white. Campos Coffee opened at the base of Park City Mountain last season and serves up lattes, flat whites, vegemite toast and smashed avocado with feta. You’ll find Harvest café on Park Avenue just near the Town Lift. Owned by Aussies, the café boasts breakfast bowls, poached eggs and avocado, flat whites and more. Third on the list is Five 5eeds, a local favourite created by a couple from Melbourne. Expect all your favourite coffees done right, googie eggs, crumbed chook, smashed avocado and even lamingtons.
Fluffy Hotcakes at Five 5eeds
Buddha Bowl of Goodness at Harvest Cafe
3. Uber Ski. Yes, Park City has Uber. And Uber has Uber Ski, in Park City! Grab an Uber Ski from Salt Lake City airport or downtown Park City and be driven to your destination of choice in an extra large SUV with roof racks for all your ski gear.
4. Ski in, taste whiskey, roll out. Park City Home to the world’s only ski-in/ski-out whiskey distillery, The High West Saloon. Go for a whiskey tasting, whiskey cocktails, appetisers or a full three course lunch or dinner just off Main Street. Just don’t forget your skis on the way back out.
5. Free public transport (with wifi). Need to send some emails? Jump on the free buses that cruise downtown Park City to Park City Mountain and on to The Canyons village and Kimble Junction shopping mall. The buses are regular as clock-work with friendly drivers who like a chat and free wifi.
6. Become a Viking on the mountain. Catch a giant snow-cat driven sleigh under the stars to the Viking Yurt on the top of the mountain for a true Norwegian feast complete with Scandinavian glogg (an alcoholic beverage to knock your ski socks off).
7. Ski in the tracks of Olympic Athletes. Learn how the mountain developed from a silver mining camp to a winter sports landmark with a history tour on-skis! Navigate old historic mining buildings, World Cup Racing heritage and sites 2002 Winter Olympic Games with your expert tour guide. Tours depart daily at 10am and 1pm.
8. Get a guide if you don’t want to go it alone. Take the Peak to Peak Guided Experience on your first day to get to know the 330 + trails on the mountain. You’ll get group instruction over a full day designed to help you get to know the terrain so you feel more confident going it alone.
9. Pipes are us. There’s a reason the world’s best freeride and slopestyle skiers and boarders descend upon Park City. Six natural halfpipes, one mini pipe and one bad ass Super Pipe. That’s some serious boasting rights, right there, if you dare take them on.