Playing in Park City – 3 Things Not To Miss

Park City ski resort is something of a Mecca for skiers – it’s home to the biggest ski and snowboard resort in the States, no less. You can ski any time of year on the pine-studded mountains, and there are slopes for all skill levels and ages. There’s more to the city than skiing alone, of course; après-ski is just as important as racing through perfect powder. Here are our top three things to do in Park City.

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A Viking feast

Head to the Viking Yurt for an on-mountain dining experience like no other in the city – and quite possibly the world. The Yurt is situated over 8,000 feet above sea level and features an authentic wood burning stove. The views are spectacular, especially in the evening when the twinkling city lights blanket the landscape below.

The cuisine is Nordic fine dining at its best, and spread over six courses. You’ll get to indulge in the spicy delights of a warming cup of glogg, fresh salad, lobster bisque, juicy ribs – and a cheese and dessert course if you’ve got room.

Top tips:

  • An enchanting sleigh ride up to the Yurt is included, so make sure you dress for cold weather.
  • The whole dining experience takes around four hours, so be sure to plan accordingly.
  • Make a reservation if you’re dining at the weekend.

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Chocolate and coffee heaven

If you like coffee or chocolate – or both – then Ritual Chocolate could well become your regular haunt for the duration of your visit. The café serves strong, punchy coffee (arguably the best in the city), as well as a selection of granola, fresh muffins and pastries.

The real draw here, though, is the handmade chocolate. Only the highest quality cacao beans are used here, and there are no added flavours. The end result is silky smooth chocolate with exceptional flavour – perfect for enjoying on the spot or taking home (we recommend both).

Top tips:

  • You can sample all the current flavours of chocolate being produced in the café.
  • The café opens early (7am), so it’s an ideal first stop if you’re heading into the city for the day.
  • The Julie Nester Gallery is only a few minutes’ walk away, so you can soak up some culture too.

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High-speed family fun

Skiing isn’t the only way to see the pure, snow-dusted landscape of Park City. If you’re visiting with the family, then head over to the Alpine Coaster. The ride features a track over a mile long, with plenty of thrilling loops, twists, and slopes. It’s an exciting way to take in the almost limitless beauty of the local scenery.

What makes it even more of an original experience is the cars themselves. The rider operates the car, and they’ve been designed so one adult and a child passenger can fit in. It is also right by the Park City Mountain resort.

Top tips:

  • You can enjoy the ride even in your ski gear, which makes it easy to include after or during the day’s skiing.
  • A combo pass is available for the Coaster and the Alpine Slide.
  • The Coaster will close in bad weather, and there are no refunds, so it’s best to buy a pass just before you ride.

To find out more about skiing in Park City, call our ski experts on 0207 471 7700.

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