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Life is Best with Four Seasons.........and Park City

Life is Best with Four Seasons.........and Park City

As a family we spend a lot of time in Park City. It offers so many options to recreate all year round. We ski at Park City Resort in the Winter and Mountain Bike their amazing trail systems in the Spring, Summer and Fall. They are just 40 minutes from our place if we travel the back way through the Wasatch Back. The night life and choices of Restaurants are very unique in that they are not your typical chain restaurants. You can shop Park City's Main Street with over 100 boutiques or hit the Tanger Outlet Mall at the other end of town in Kimball Junction.

As far as Winter Skiing goes there are two resorts to choose from, Park City Mountain Resort Offers an all day ski pass starting at $87 for adults. The resort breaks the rates down into days you plan on staying on the hill. If you're local or have a second home in Park City plan on getting their Epic Local Pass. The second choice is Deer Valley Resort, I'm just going to admit the skiing is great and more steep than expected, but honestly I go here for the food. Their food options are amazing. I was introduced to my first ever chicken and waffles and cannot wait to go back.They also have a great line-up for their Summers Concert Series such as Jason Mraz.

Mid Mountain Trail is the hot local trail to mountain bike, trail run or hike. I have shuttled the Mr. and my son by dropping them off at Deer Valley Resort and they rode over to the Park City Resort. It is a traverse ride so there is some up and down elevation gain. It is "wife friendly" as the husband likes to call it. I have personally mountain biked portions of it and the changing tree colors in the Fall are breathtaking. 

When it comes to eating establishments we have yet to hit them all. There are so many to pick from. The Butcher's Chop House in the off season offers 2 for 1 entrés. The pre-dinner beverage, food and service were phenomenal. Our personal favorite is High West Saloon right off of Park City's Main Street. We have yet to visit the High West Distillery.  It is just out of town in Wanship. The Distillery offers Sunday brunch we have been wanting to try out, maybe this month for my birthday wink wink! I do recommend getting a reservation because from what I hear it books up.

A favorite local foodie of mine is Female Foodie. See her blog post that features the 15 top picks for Park City. She touches on taste, style and price range for each eating establishment. I have tried 3 out of the 15 that she lists. The remaining 11 are on my list for future Park City visits. I trust her taste and am an avid follower of hers!

 My latest visit to Park City was to personally deliver a Gnarwalls canvas Park City Resort map to a customer that has a second home in Park City. Then I used the trip into town to take the kids school shopping at the Tanger Outlets.  They have a huge variety of stores to choose from and fit the need for all ages.

If you want to catch a bit of history while in town two of my favorite spots are the Utah Olympic Park and the Park City Museum. The 2002 Winter Olympics was held in Utah and some events such as Bobsled, luge, skeleton, Nordic combined (ski jumping portion), ski jumping were held right here at the park. They have a museum to walk through and at times events to watch or you can buy a ticket to ride the bobsled. The Park City Museum is located right on Main Street. It's a $12 fee for adults and $5 for children. The Park City history is pretty cool with all the mining that went on back in the day that established this quaint town.

Let's just wrap up by saying you won't get bored no matter what time of year you decide to visit Park City. If crowds are not your thing I highly recommend avoiding Park City during the Sundance Film Festival which is held at the end of January to very early February for 2019. The town is a Zoo but you could get in a Hollywood Star sighting. Our next visit to Park City will be this month for the NICA MTB race that our kids race in with their High School Mountain Bike Club. Go Morgan Trojans! https://gnarwalls.com/