Utah and it is frontiers for skiing and snowboarding have lengthy been in my list for exploration, and my recent trip there didn't dissatisfy. Actually, I had been surprised about how easy it had been to obtain there (a non-stop from JFK to SLC on Delta plus 35 minutes within my Enterprise rental vehicle in the airport terminal to fit City—with no harrowing mountain pass needing tire chains). Also it am enjoyable (9, 026 acres of skiing 100s of hotels to select from, sunny skies, and, since 2009, forget about “membership” essential to enter a bar and purchase a glass or two). One local explained he always felt like Park City was the redheaded stepchild from the U.S. ski areas, but It is potential (otherwise already) among the faves.
Apex and Spider Monkey, The Canyons (lift ticket $85 each day)—trails listed here are generally fairly narrow, which helped me feel submerged in character, similar to after i hike. Apex varies intermediate and advanced tilt lower a fantastic ridge, and Spider Monkey bops beneath a cathedral of tall pines.
Prospector and Double Jack, Park City Mountain Resort (lift ticket $86 each day)—PCMR’s lifts and trails all connect very easily and there's always superfriendly employee open to point you within the right direction. Prospector is really a double-blue within the Silverlode area, ideal for cruising fast and smooth Double Jack is really a black gemstone (groomed your day which i was there) within the less visited though believe it or not excellent Thaynes area.
(I did not visit Deer Valley since it only enables snowboarders, but after going to the base and listening to how great it's, I'm prone to get my ski-legs back just to possess a chance in internet marketing.)Favorite Lunch Spots:
Lookout Cabin, The Canyons (lunch for 2 $70)—don’t miss the walnut-walnut-cream-cheese-stuffed wontons sounds strange but is sooo good.
Summit House Restaurant, Park City Mountain Resort (lunch for 2 $30)—standard on-mountain fare, however with a heated outside terrace and stunning sights of Park City Valley and also the Uinta Range.
Favorite Dinner Spots:
Brighten, Dakota Mountain Lodge, The Canyons (435-647-5566 dinner for 2 $180)—this sultry, dark room includes a 900+ bottle wine list, top-notch service, and superbly prepared frequently-local fare, for example elk.
High West Distillery and Saloon (above, dinner for 2 $80)—the slow-roasting Campari tomato plants and also the black-coffee-and-bourbon-glazed cod are sublimely scrumptious only at that newcomer towards the Park City scene request resident mixologist Mary Lee for any taste of her latest High West spirit–based concoction.
Favorite Health spa:
Golden Door, Dakota Mountain Lodge (435-647-5555 $15 together with your remain at the Dakota Mountain Lodge, reely having a scheduled treatment beginning at $140)—I hung around for 3 hrs and may easily have spent a whole trip to this famous destination health spa.