Ski Resorts:

  • Deer Valley Resort revolutionized the ski industry by being the first North American resort to provide the first-class service one would receive at a five-star hotel. Deer Valley® offers luxurious amenities such as uniformed ski valets, groomed-to-perfection slopes, onsite childcare and gourmet dining in three elegant day lodges.  Rated one of the top three ski resorts in North America for the past 10 years in a row by the readers of SKI Magazine (including five consecutive #1 awards), Deer Valley Resort never stops trying to better the guests' ski experience.

    • Getting there: The Deer Valley Resort Shuttle stops across the street directly in front of the house, just cross the street and you’ll see the sign. Any bus that is coming up that side of the street will take you to Deer Valley Resort, and one comes by every 6 minutes. The Red, Green, Blue and Yellow lines are the main lines to DV but there are other lines that go there as well.

  • Park City Mountain Resort  Consistently ranked among North America’s premier resorts by the ski and snowboard industry’s most respected publications, Park City Mountain Resort is located in the heart of Park City.

    • Getting there: The easiest way to get to PCMR is by taking Town Lift right on Main Street. You can walk there, it’s a 5 minute walk slightly downhill. But if you have all your gear and/or children in tow it’s much easier to take the shuttle. The shuttle stop is to the Right of the driveway on the same side of the street. Take the 1-Red, 2-Green, 3-Blue or 5-Yellow bus coming down Deer Valley Drive. If you take one of these, you don’t have to change buses at the transit center. The bus will stop at the transit center for a few minutes, then continue on. The Town Lift stop is 2 stops from the transit center. Buses run every 6 minutes.
  • Canyons has merged with Park City Mountain Resort to offer the largest skiable terrain ski resort in North America. With thrilling adventures across 4,000 acres and nine mountains of majestic terrain, it is ranked as a “Top 10 North American Resort” in SKI Magazine’s annual reader survey. The Orange Bubble Express, North America’s only enclosed and heated chairlift; Ski Beach, a lively après ski gathering area; Iron Mountain, featuring 300 acres of new terrain; Utah’s only lift-served gravity bike park and the fast-paced Zip Tour make Canyons a must-visit year-round resort.

    • Getting there: To get to the base of Canyons, take any bus from the shuttle stop to the Right of the driveway on the same side of the street to the transit center (1 stop). Then take either the 10-White or 105 Canyons Shuttle to Canyons base. Buses run every 15 minutes.
      Alternatively (and much more fun) is to take Town Lift up the mountain to the Bonanza lift then ski down to the Quicksilver Gondola which links the two mountains together.

Hiking and Biking:

Park City is home to some of Utah’s best mountain bike trails, and one of the most impressive trail networks in the US. The town not only has access to some amazing cross country single-track trails, but also two chairlift accessed bike parks. Park City’s great bounty of mountain bike trails means there are options for riders of all abilities, and that the town is a great place to plan a mountain biking vacation. Most trails are rated intermediate with smooth flowing single-track, but there are definitely some challenging rides, and lots of jump lines in the bike parks. More advanced riders will have a ton of fun turning the easier trails into their playgrounds, searching for speed and air, while the trails remain approachable for beginners and families.

The access to Park City’s trails is unparalleled with shuttling possible via public transit, and hundreds of miles of riding accessible from town. Riders looking to shred the Utah’s best bike parks have great options at Deer Valley, and both of Park City Mountain’s base areas. Meanwhile, cross country riders will love exploring epic trails like the Wasatch Crest, one of Utah and Park City’s best mountain bike trails. In total, there are over 300 miles of mountain bike trail in Park City. This huge volume of trails can get confusing, but trails are generally well signed, and the local saying goes, “If you get lost, point your bike downhill and go until you hit pavement.” Exploring and getting lost in this awesome trail network is part of what makes mountain biking in Park City so much fun.

Do a little pre-vacation studying by checking out the interactive trail map provided by Trailforks:

for more leisurely city bike paths, check out:

For Hiking and Climbing enthusiasts, there’s a ton of hiking around Park City. Virtually all of the bike trails are equally well suited to hiking, and you will see several trailheads with designations for right-of-way among horses, hikers and bikers.

A good source for Park City Hiking trails:

Other Sporting Activities:

  • Rock Climbing:  Alpine rock climbing is a big thrill, and fun for first time beginners and serious adventurers. There’s great climbing nearby in the Uinta Mountains and in Big Cottonwood Canyon.
    For guided Hiking tours and Alpine rock climbing and equipment rental:
  • Fly Fishing:  Fly fishing around Park City is terrific, and much of it is only twenty to forty minutes outside of town. The Provo River is a Blue Ribbon trout stream, and there are ponds and other streams in the area that serve up trophies as well. For guiding services, lessons and equipment rentals:
  •  Horseback Riding:  This isn’t riding kids’ ponies around a fenced paddock; this is riding real Western horses up and down steep mountain trails, and it’s great. If you still want to spend time in the mountains, but your legs are tired and you want the horsepower to be supplied for you, horseback riding is a great break from your bike, and your butt will be sore in different places! Check out Red Pine Adventures or Red Ledges in nearby Heber City for a thoroughly Western experience.
  • Golf:  There are half a dozen great public or semi-private (guests welcome) courses within twenty minutes of Park City.
  • Tennis:  There are public courts at the northwest end of City Park, and Park City Municipal Athletic & Rec Center offers 4 indoor and 7 outdoor courts.


Park City is a mecca for fine dining, with an abundance of options within walking distance to The Perch. For the latest recommendations and openings, please click on the Yelp link:

Here are the top 10 recommended as of June 2023:

  1. Tarahumara:
  2. Handle:
  3. Five5eeds:
  4. The Eating Establishment:
  5. Versante Hearth + Bar:
  6. Riverhorse on Main:
  7. Harvest:
  8. Fletcher's:
  9. Nosh:
  10. Twisted Fern: