Park City Activities in the Winter When You Don’t Ski

Just an hour or so from Salt Lake City you’ll find the cute ski town of Park City. Now I am not a skier or a snowboarder, but I did have a great time enjoying all of Park City’s activities on a recent weekend getaway.

I live somewhere that it doesn’t snow at all, so spending a long weekend with friends in a snowy town was the perfect winter getaway. Even though I didn’t hit the slopes, there were many different ways to enjoy the snow and all the Park City activities.

View of snow covered roof tops in Park City, Utah.

Eat Your Way Around Park City

If you’ve read much of the blog, you know one of my favorite things to do while traveling is exploring a town’s culinary scene. And this is a must do activity in Park City.

A plate of roasted cauliflower with kale, a poached egg, humus and more at Five5eed in Park City, Utah.

We stayed in a house and ate many of our meals in, thankfully my friends are great cooks (and not just the one who’s a chef), but we still had the chance to have a few delicious meals out.

One of my favorite meals so far this year was a lazy lunch at Five5eeds. I’d describe it as high quality, farm to fork comfort food. Our table ordered family style and everything from the roasted califlower to the chicken and waffles to the shakshuka was mouth watering.

A cast iron skill of shakshuka at Five5eed in Park City, Utah.

In the same shopping center, you’ll find Twisted Fern. Come here for a nicer dinner or a splurge of a lunch since you won’t want to order just one thing. You’ll also want to make a reservation since they book up by locals and visitors a like. We squeezed are group into the bar and tried everything from the blackened octopus to the shorty melt to the olive oil cake for dessert.

A plate of steak on a risotto at Twisted Fern in Park City, Utah.

For a more casual bite, I enjoyed No Name Saloon right in downtown park city. It was much less packed than High West but still had a good vibe. We sat right by the window and got to people watch all the skiers coming off the slopes. You’ll find some tasty bar food hear including their bison burgers

Bison cheeseburger at No Name Saloon in Park City, Utah.

You Can Still Enjoy Outdoor Park City Activities

While skiing and snowboarding is likely what you’ve heard the most about. Just because you don’t want to hit the slopes doesn’t mean there are plenty of outdoor activities in Park City to explore.

One of my favorite snow activities is snowshoeing. In Park City, you can rent shoes at most ski rental spots and hop on one of the many local trails. Or you can hop on a guided tour by someone like White Pine Touring.

If you want a little speed, consider going tubing or taking a snowmobile ride.

You can even go bobsledding. Now this a one the unique Park City activities you might want to give a try. You can ride the track at Utah Olympic Park. It’s not cheap but isn’t something you normally get the chance to do.

Relax In A Little Luxury

One thing ski towns do well is luxury and Park City isn’t short on it. Whether you’re staying in a rental or you’re looking for relaxing at a fancy hotel you won’t be short on options.

If you’re looking for a spa day, check out the spa at Hotel Park City. Get yourself a treatment or two and spend your day relaxing in the spas, saunas, and relaxing rooms.

Now you might not be able to afford to stay at the St. Regis Deer Valley but you can still attend their Champagne sabering that takes place every evening at 5 pm. You might want to show up early but the setting is lovely so you won’t mind. For $1 you get a glass that will get filled up after the bottle is open.

Find the Town’s Craft Brews, Spirits & Wine

I have a skill for finding a winery just about everywhere I go and Park City was no different. It was actually one of my favorite Park City activities when I stopped by Old Town Cellars. They make their wine locally with grapes from Washington and Oregon. I absolutely loved their rose and their reds were a nice treat as well.

Wine glasses with a taste in them at Old Town Cellars in Park City, Utah.

If beer is your choice, you’ll want to stop by Wasatch Brew Pub right in downtown. Or you can check out Red Rock Brewing on your way into Park City.

A must visit spot when you’re in Park City is the High West Distillery. You can either visit their saloon downtown or out to the distillery itself. Just note, it’s a popular spot so you might have to wait or try and visit a little earlier in the day and you won’t regret it.

High West Saloon from the outside in Park City, Utah.

Get Out on the Town for Shopping, Going Out, & More

The downtown area in Park City might only be a handful of blocks but it is filled with places to explore.

A snow covered street in Park City, Utah.

Get your shopping on with spots like Mary Jane’s for shoes and cute outfits or explore Root’d for home furnishings. You’ll also find art galleries with local artists to wander through.

In the evening head back to town and you can enjoy some of the bites or craft sips above. And then head out on the town. Find some live music at spots like Flanagan’s. Or if you want to dance, or listen to live music, or relax at a bar head over to The Spur that has a little of everything.

Four people taking shots out of a shotski in Park City, Utah.

You’ll Enjoy Your Slope Free Weekend in Park City

Taking in the beautiful snowscape, eating and sipping your way through the city, relaxing in and shopping around town, and getting outside a bit makes all of Park City’s activities perfect for those who don’t want to hit the slopes.

Don’t hesitate to plan a trip to explore the city or tag along with your skiing friends on their next adventure to Park City, Utah.

If you’re looking for more mountain town getaways for us none skiers check out my tips on visiting Lake Tahoe in the winter.

About Megan

Megan MacNee is the founder of Traveling Nine to Fiver. From nine to five she works in the non-profit world in California. She focuses on exploring the world from her own backyard to across the globe. You'll find her sharing about explorations through food, books, travel, and more.