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Park City was made for powder hounds. Sitting about 30 miles southeast of Salt Lake City, Park City is home to two major alpine ski spots that sprawl across acres upon acres of mountain terrain. Park City Mountain Resort welcomes skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels to traverse groomed trails, powder-filled bowls and terrain parks. And Deer Valley Resort caters exclusively to skiers (snowboarding is prohibited here), offering groomed runs and gladed steeps along with 10 on-site restaurants. If you're just starting out, all resorts have expert instructors on hand to help you learn the slopes – whether it's through kids ski school, group instruction or private lessons.
Those who aren't avid skiers can still find things to do. Park City's numerous art galleries and museums will keep visitors entertained. Meanwhile, in the spring and summer, the ski resorts transform their runs into hiking and biking trails, and around town tourists can hit the links at Park City Golf Course or peruse the area's farmers markets.
In terms of eats, Park City plays host to a handful of bars as well as a diverse culinary scene. You'll find everything from traditional Japanese plates at Flying Sumo Sushi to classic Italian food at Ghidotti's. The sporty town is also the hotbed for many notorious festivals, including the Sundance Film Festival, Park City Food and Wine Classic and Spring Grüv, which presents free concerts along with other activities. For more information, visit our full Park City travel guide.