With the start of ski season just around the corner, we’re showcasing some of our top picks of things to do when you take a break from the slopes of the largest mountain resort in the country.
CATCH SOME AIR HERE - Mark your calendars well ahead of time. The 2020 FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup returns February 6-8, bringing the world’s best freestyle skiers to Deer Valley. This year’s event marks the 20th year of international and world competitions hosted at Deer Valley, including the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. The event is free to the public and offers the chance to watch the competitors twist, fly and race their way to the podium.
TAKE A RIDE HERE - Some traditions never grow old. Horse-drawn sleigh rides are among them. Park City Sleigh Rides offers scenic, 25-minute rides from Canyons Resort through Willow Draw. Private and group rides are available, but reserve your ride ahead of time—they fill up quickly. Warm blankets are provided, but be sure to dress warmly for this unforgettable excursion.
CATCH SOME SPEED HERE - Daniels Summit Lodge offers “snowmobiling at its best.” If snowy adventures are your style, the mountains surrounding Daniels Summit offer more than 40 miles of groomed trails to explore, just 40 minutes from Park City. Their expert guides offer two-hour excursions or you can enjoy two-hour, half-day or full-day self-guided tours. Be sure to stop by the lodge after for lunch or a hot chocolate.
TRY SOMETHING NEW HERE - The new Woodward Park City is scheduled to open this winter, bringing “a world-class, year-round action sports resort” to the area. Woodward will feature a 66,000-square-foot indoor Action Sports Hub with pump track, mini ramps, parkour zone, Olympic-grade trampolines, foam pits and more. Outdoors, it will feature terrain zones, including learning and freestyle zones with lift access, a tubing park and options for mountain biking, skating and more in the summer. According to their site, Woodward will offer drop-in sessions, all-access passes, day sessions, lift tickets and more.
SLED WITH SOME FURRY FRIENDS HERE - Rancho Luna Lobos is taking winter reservations for its dog sledding tours, offered 15 minutes from Main Street, Park City. The family-owned and operated kennel says their pack “should be dogs first and sled dogs second.” The tours offer fun for the whole family (children ages 2 and up only).