Utah Slope Series #2 - Summit County

 
 
 
This town has a lot going for it: classy restaurants, clean air, great hikingand biking in the summer and Robert Redford & friends doing their littleSundance in January…

But those are all just pleasant little extras thrown in. Park City’s raison d'être is snow. More specifically, moving people down gorgeous mountains on dry piles of perfect snow made from beautiful angels’ wonderful dandruff.

Skiers, boarders, cross-country skiers, even tubers* have everything they need for a day/week/second home in the mountains. Deer Valley’s known for its indulgence, and now that Canyons is part of Park City Mountain, you can ski your way from Red Pine Bowl to lunch on Main Street.

Plus, due to exacting municipal codes, even the 7-Elevens look like ski lodges. Which is neat.
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At Park City Mountain, hit King Con for groomers, Jupiter Lift for powder. AtDeer Valley, get to the top of Bald Mountain for powder and just about anywhere else for immaculate corduroy.
 
If you’re not careful, overdoing it on the slopes can seriously deplete your body’s salsa levels. Avoid disaster at El Chubasco. (You may need to box someone out for a table.) Come for the salsa bar, stay for the food and the salsa bar.
 
Every town has a film festival nowadays, but this one’s the granddaddy. Share Park City’s Main Street with the stars, settle in for a groundbreaking indie flick (or six), then ask the director the smarty-pants-iest question during the Q&A.
December 30, 2015