The area boasts two of the premier winter-sports draws in North America. Park City Mountain covers about 265km of piste, making it the largest ski resort in the US, and its mammoth expanse of terrain suits all levels. Just a 10-minute drive away is the less imposing Deer Valley Resort (another popular destination you can access with your Ikon Pass), one of three ski-only resorts in North America.
Catch Some Zzzs
Accommodation caters to a wide gamut of price points. There’s the ski-in-ski-out Montage Deer Valley, which boasts a Veuve Clicquot yurt bar and a world-class spa for the ultimate luxury apres-ski. On the other end of the price scale (but no less chic) is the mid-century- inspired funky Park City Peaks Hotel in town.
Before heading out for skiing in Deer Valley Resort, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better brekkie than at the base of the mountain. Five5eeds is a slice of Melbourne if you’re hankering for proper Aussie coffee and avo toast to fuel your slope time. My standout on-slope dining spot is Lookout Cabin at the mid-station lift, between the adjoined Park City Mountain and Canyons Village. The true delight is skiing over to the restaurant feeling like I’ve earned a five-star menu. Truth is, there’s more to Park City than skiing, snowboarding and Sundance: the mountain town boasts a dining scene that’s an MKR contestant’s dream. . . .
And Don’t Miss
After an epic day of powder, check out the most unlikely destination for a whiskey brew shop on Earth: the High West Distillery. Only a few steps from the chairlift at the bottom of the Quittin’ Time ski run at Park City Mountain, this is the only ski-in whiskey distillery in the world and perfect for your apres-ski drink needs. Cheers!
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Montage Deer Valley
An elegant alpine getaway with unrivalled ski-in/ski-out access and a day spa to help refresh weary limbs. montagehotels.com/deervalley
Park City Peaks Hotel
A mid-century design aesthetic lends a dash of the Coen Brothers to this Park City gem. parkcitypeaks.com
Possibly Park City’s best brekkie. The hearty menu is sure to help power you to new piste PBs. five5eeds.com
Slide off the slopes and into a fine dining restaurant offering stunning views of the Wasatch Range. Best book ahead. parkcitymountain.com