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.
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.
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
In the same shopping center, you’ll find Twisted Fern. Come here for a nicer dinner or a splurge of
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.