As Winter turns to Spring and Spring into Summer, it’s time to say goodbye to the thrills of winter sports like skiing and snowboarding in favor of fun warm weather activities. Still, as the last vestiges of winter still cling to the mountains of the Utah Rockies, some are reluctant to bid farewell to this ski season. For those of you who might be reluctant to put the winter gear away and are desperate for one last winter thrill, Park City Mountain Resort has something you’re going to absolutely love, the Alpine Coaster.
The Alpine Coaster
Park City Mountain Resort’s Alpine Coaster is the stuff of every thrill seeker’s dream. Reminiscent of Olympic bobsled tracks, the Alpine Coaster is an elevated track which whisks riders along well over a mile of track which loops through the beautifully mountainous Park City scenery at a heart-racing clip of 30 mph.
The Alpine Coaster twists and turns around bends and hairpin curves at speeds controlled by the rider. With breaks on each of the coaster’s cars, the rider can go as terrifyingly fast or as slow as they are comfortable with. Having control of the breaks means that the Alpine Coaster is perfect for all ages, though children under 54 inches tall, must be accompanied by an adult or responsible person over 54 inches in height.
The view from the track of the Alpine Coaster is like no other you will experience on any other ride. the 4,000 feet of track wind through the beautiful and breathtaking scenery of the mountains of Park City Mountain Resort.
Whether you are looking for the thrill of swerving around Park City Mountain Resort’s track at a break-neck 30 mph through the open air, riding with kids, or sharing a slow ride around the Alpine Coaster with someone special as you take in the scenery, Park City Mountain Resort’s Alpine Coaster is guaranteed to be a fun and exciting ride you won’t soon forget.
Alpine Coaster Pricing
Scheduled to open for summer on the 23rd of May, adult tickets to ride the Alpine Coaster can be purchased for $20 per ride during the regular season or for $22 per ride during the holiday season. For passengers less than 54 inches tall but over the age of three who are accompanied by an adult, the cost is $7 per ride during the regular season and $8 per ride during the holiday season.
Park City Mountain resort also offers Alpine Coaster and Alpine Sliden combo passes. For adult riders, or persons over 54 inches in height, a combo pass can be purchased for $26 during the regular season and $28 during the holiday season. For riders taller than 42 inches by less than 54 inches in height, and over he age of three, combo passes can be purchased for $10 during the regular season, and $11 during the holiday season. Each combo pass entitles riders to one ride on each the Alpine Coaster, and the Alpine Slide.
For more information about Park City Mountain Resort and the Alpine Coaster, please visit Park City Mountain Resorts’s website.
With the winter season coming to a close, there is still tons of exciting stuff to do and see in the Rocky Mountain Region of Park City. While visiting Park City and taking in our area’s beautiful scenery, book a stay and Park City Peaks Hotel. Our friendly staff will have you feeling warm, comfortable and right at home while our convenient locations puts you right in the middle of all the Park City Action. For more information of staying with us, please contact us by calling 1-800-649-5012. We look forward to hosting your visit to our city.
Park City is an area known for it’s amazing skiable peaks. Both Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley Resort, located in the Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains, were the setting for numerous down-hill ski and snowboard events during the 2002 Winter Olympics. This area’s chutes and runs are so technical and challenging, the United States Ski Team, as well as the Australian Freestyle Ski Team train here. The calibre of athletes this area draws should be evidence enough that skiing in Park City is world class.
The peaks of the Wasatch Mountain Range aren’t just for skiers, however. The challenge and excitement of our local mountain range draws thousands of snowboard enthusiasts to our peaks every year.
With multiple ski and snowboard resorts within just a few miles of our lovely hotel, staying at Park City Peaks Hotel means the utmost of comfort, convenience, and a prime location with easy access to three of this area’s best snowboarding destinations.
Snowboarding and The Canyons
As the largest ski and snowboarding resort in Utah, The Canyons needs to be on every snowboarder’s list of slopes to experience. Regardless of your level of experience, The Canyons has something for every level of snowboarder. With an average annual snowfall of 355 inches, there is guaranteed to be ridable powder on The Canyon’s 4,000 acres of terrain when you visit.
The Canyons offers snowboarders access to 182 trails which are serviced by 21 chair lifts. The Canyons also offers boarders the fun of 6 natural half pipes to test your skills. For a map of the trails of The Canyons nine peaks, click here.
Snowboarding and Deer Valley
With 2,026 acres of mountainous terrain, Deer Valley Resort played host to a number of down-hill ski and snowboard competitions when Utah welcomed the 2002 Winter Olympics. While Deer Valley offered Olympic Athletes challenging slopes for their competition set against the beautiful backdrop of the Wasatch Mountains, what Deer Valley offers snowboarders is 100 trails of varying difficulty serviced by 21 chairlifts.
With consistent snowfall and challenging vertical drops, Deer Valley Resort is a great snowboarding destination. For a map of Deer Valley’s mountain, click here.
Snowboarding and Park City Mountain Resort
Another resort which served as a venue for the 2002 Winter Olympics, Park City Mountain Resort offers boarders 365 inches of fresh powder every year on 3,300 acres of terrain spread over eight challenging peaks and nine bowls. Park City Mountain Resort is guaranteed to be a great destination for any snowboarder as they offer 116 trails of varying difficulties 17% of which are suitable for beginners, 52% for Intermediate snowboarders, and 31% of their trails are best left to the snowboarding experts.
Park City Mountain Resort also has one superpipe and one minipipe. For a maps of Park City Mountain Resorts diverse trails, click here.
Nestled comfortably close to all three of these world class mountain resorts, Park City Peaks Hotel is the best place for any snowboarder to stay while visiting Park City. Our convenient location means you can take full advantage of all that the Wasatch Mountains has to offer. Our comfortable accommodations and friendly service means that your every need will be looked after. If you’re planning a visit to Park City, give us a call, we look forward to welcoming you!
Are you a skier or snowboarder who wants to get away from the crowds and carve your own path down the mountains? We have one of the best snowfall in America and thousands of people flock to Park City every year to experience our world class winter conditions. Contrary to popular belief, heli-ski expeditions aren’t reserved for “extreme” skiers and are suitable for those are experienced in most conditions. Our local heli-ski companies can fly you to inaccessible parts of the mountain and help you safely experience the thrill of racing down acres of untracked powder. If you’re ready to strap on your boots, grab your equipment and enjoy exploring our winter wonderland, keep reading to learn what Park City has to offer.
Wasatch Powderbird Guides
This highly acclaimed company offers trips into the Wasatch Mountains from the Canyons and Snowbird resorts. They have been in business since 1973 and cater to small or large groups ranging from one to 20 people. Start with a continental breakfast while going over the plans for the day, before being flown away to your own private skiing expedition. Trips cater to your style and ability, whether you are looking for challenging backcountry runs or hair-raising drops. Guides will assist you along the way with a typical ratio of 1:4, so you will rarely be without their assistance and watchful eye. You can also take a look at their skier ability chart to make sure you will feel confident during your mountain adventure. If you’re truly after the experience of a lifetime, they also offer trips to Japan, Argentina, Chile, Turkey and more! Click here to learn about their extensive safety standards and procedures.
Park City Powder Cats and Heli Ski
This company has exclusive rights to the Thousand Peaks Ranch, which is more than 40,000 acres and larger than the size of Deer Valley, Park City Mountain Resort and the Canyons Resort combined! They offer both skiing and snowboarding, with the option to choose between taking a helicopter up the mountain or the all-terrain vehicle known as a the powder cat. A catered lunch of wraps, sandwiches, soups, teas and fresh baked goods is also supplied depending on your tour and they will have plenty of water to keep you hydrated. Take a look at their pricing and packages for more information.
Want an Authentic Winter Resort Experience? Park City Peaks is the Ideal Destination
We are conveniently located next to the Deer Valley, Park City and The Canyons ski resorts. You will enjoy a view of the mountains while relaxing in our Upper Deck Sports Pub and can be up on the mountains within minutes. In our elegantly designed hotel, we offer comfort of highest quality at affordable rates. Our amenities include high speed internet, flat screen television with cable and an oversized outdoor hot tub. View our website for more details.
Park City was one of the first ski resort towns in the United States and we have some of the best snow in the world! Thousands of people visit Park City because it is an excellent location for winter sports including skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, ice-skating, bobsledding and more.
Each year, an average of 350 inches of snow covers our quaint resort town and residents use this to create a variety of bowls, terrain parks and rinks over about 9000 acres of terrain. Read below for just some of the great activities we offer at our winter wonderland, Park City.
Skiing and Snowboarding
The Park City mountain ranges undoubtedly have something for everyone and our convenient transit system can take you everywhere for free. Fifty six ski lifts can take you to 426 runs fit for a variety of skill levels. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or seasoned veteran. Everyone from first timers to Olympic athletes can enjoy themselves, and you can also rent equipment and book lessons while you’re in town. Although snowboarding isn’t allowed at Deer Valley Resort, you can take your board to various terrain parks, half-pipes, big jumps and more at The Canyons and Park City Mountain Resort. Park City Peaks also offers negotiable discount rates for big groups who choose to stay with us and the mountains are literally on our doorstep!
For something a bit more relaxing, grab your skates and head over to the Park City Ice Arena for a fun glide on the ice with friends or family. Lessons are offered by trained professionals who have your fun and safety in mind at all times. The arena also offers curling and ice hockey, and is open year round.
Looking for the ultimate thrill? Try racing 80 miles an hour down a iced track with twists and turns at Utah Olympic Park. Bobsled is limited to those 16 years and older.
This fun Gorgoza Park activity requires no training and is suitable for the whole family, just hop on an inflatable tube and hang on! Seven different lanes are available for all skill levels and there’s a separate tubing hill for the younger ones. Lifts also carry you back to the top so you can do it all over again and the lanes are separated by lights so you can keep racing as the sun goes down.
Don’t let the snow prevent you from discovering our beautiful scenery! Park City has hundreds of trails that are just waiting to be explored. Click here for a list of great tours and rental companies available.
If you’ve got the need for speed and you want to explore as much of Park City as possible, this is for you. Dozens of touring companies can take you for a picturesque journey across the slopes to witness amazing views and scenery that aren’t otherwise accessible during this time of year. Snowmobiling is a relatively safe activity and there is training or dual bikes available for those who are new to the exciting sport.
Enjoy your vacation at our exquisite Park City resort
With all of these exciting winter activities to try, you’re going to need somewhere comfortable and enjoyable to stay. Park City Peaks is all of these things and more. We have a full range of activities within easy access of our hotel and you can relax at our Upper Deck Sports Pub while enjoying a beautiful view of the mountains. Our friendly staff can also tell you what’s happening in town and all of our stylish rooms are of the highest quality. Contact us here to make a booking.
During your next Park City vacation, visit these great museums recommended by our Park City resort
Park City Museum: With a five star rating on Trip Advisor, this museum shouldn’t be missed and is essential for any Park City vacation. It details the history of the area and its evolution from a silver mining settlement to a world class ski town. There are informative exhibits, events, tours and more. Click here to take a five minute video tour of the museum.
Commemorative Air Force Utah Wing Museum: Just a short drive away, this museum features over 150 refurbished World War II aircraft and exhibits that tell their individual stories. Plan your Park City vacation in advance and you will be able to attend the museum’s famed annual air show as well.
Alf Engen Ski Museum: Named after the famous Norwegian skier Alf Engen who set several ski jumping records, this excellent museum is located in the Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center at Utah Olympic Park. It displays more than 300 trophies, medals, uniforms, scrapbooks, skis, photos and other collectables. The museum also has an education component for children that teaches them more about Utah’s colourful history and the snow cycle.
The George Eccles 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum: Also located at Utah Olympic Park is this collection dedicated to the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, which were hosted in the area. This state of the art museum features exhibits dedicated to each of the sports at the Olympic Winter Games including cross country skiing, curling, alpine skiing and more. They even have a stunning collection of Olympic medals on display as well.
Summit Country Courthouse Museum: Situated just a few miles away, this museum is located in the basement of a historic early 1900s courthouse. During your visit, you will discover a collection of antiques and memorabilia from the area’s Wild West days.
Coming for a Park City vacation? Stay with our Park City resort for an unforgettable experience.
Park City Peaks is a unique combination of excellent old fashioned service mixed with all the comforts and amenities of modern life. Our world class accommodation offers the ideal ski resort experience and our free shuttle can have you exploring downtown’s historical buildings within just minutes. View the Park City Peaks gallery to see some photos of our Park City hotel, find out more about our perfect mountain location and contact us to make a reservation.
The Sundance Film Festival is held in Park City each January and attended by thousands of celebrities, critics and fans. It has established itself as a world class event and as the largest independent cinema festival in the United States, it often results in a media extravaganza. This is a great time to visit our town and Park City Peaks has hosted many visitors, who return annually for our great hospitality and excellent accommodation. If you’d like to learn about the interesting history of Sundance Film Festival, read below for more information.
Our Park City Lodge Shares Some Information about the History of the Sundance Film Festival
Actor Robert Redford worked with a group of friends in 1978 to set up a festival to attract more film makers to Utah, to celebrate local and national film and to create an environment for the discovery of new movies. The first festival was a small affair, but featured classic films including Deliverance, A Streetcar Named Desire and Mean Streets. Redford helped the festival to achieve large attention and Hollywood contributed a lot of resources into making the annual event a success. As a local homeowner, Redford also owns a restaurant called Zoom, located on Main Street in Park City and a nearby ski field. Famous independent filmmakers including Kevin Smith, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh and Jim Jarmusch all received their big breaks at the Sundance Film Festival. Movies such as Saw, Super Troopers, The Blair Witch Project, Reservoir Dogs, Little Miss Sunshine, El Mariachi, Moon, Clerks, Thank You for Smoking, and Napoleon Dynamite were also premiered at the event and moved on to great success.
Visit the Sundance Institute website if you would like to learn more.
Looking an Excellent Park City Lodge? Stay with Park City Peaks
We overlook three of the world’s most renowned mountains and offer an unbeatable mountain front experience. Our warm and stylish Park City Lodge has accommodation that is enjoyed by people from all over the world, who all come to Park City for an unforgettable vacation. View our Park City Peaks website for further details on why you should stay with us to have the best holiday possible.
Thousands of people visit Park City every year for its excellent skiing, beautiful scenery and vibrant local culture. But many visitors do not know that it also has an amazing history which began after the area was settled by Mormon pioneers. Park City was home to one of the biggest silver mining camps in the country and has an interesting heritage just waiting to be discovered. The area has since become a premier skiing destination and has been home to many world class athletes as well as hosting the famous annual Sundance Film Festival.
The History of Park City Told by our Utah Ski Resort
Early Mormon pioneers traveled through Park City to establish Salt Lake City before they returned and built a toll road. The basin at the top of the canyon was good for grazing and some families settled in the area. It was known as “Parley’s Park City” at the time. Silver, gold and lead was discovered in the area and it flourished until almost becoming a ghost town when the price of silver dropped and The Great Depression arrived.
A fire almost destroyed the town in 1898 and it faced another crisis in 1902 when 34 miners were killed in an explosion. The town was in desperate need of a new industry, when some miners proposed a ski resort called Treasure Mountain which ended up saving the town. It is believed that as early as the 1920s, miners used underground trains and shafts to access the mountain for skiing.
The resort opened in 1963 on 10,000 acres of land the miners owned with mineral rights. That was essentially the beginning of America’s ski industry and since then Park City has housed more tourists than residents. It now has several million annual tourists and had a large part in the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.
Interested in a Utah Ski Resort Vacation? Come Visit Park City Peaks
Currently there are more than 1000 miles of old silver mine tunnels beneath the slopes at Park City Mountain Resort and its neighbor Deer Valley. The main street also has 64 Victorian buildings which are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Our free shuttle can drop you off in the historic district and you will explore the interesting downtown area within minutes. Park City Peaks offers a combination of rustic charm and stylish modern accommodation. We also have helpful amenities such as complimentary WiFi, underground parking and meeting facilities.
Park City, Utah’s famous mountain resorts, the annual Sundance Film Festival, and its fascinating history of mining are just a few of the attractions that make this town a vacation hot-spot. If you’re visiting the area and want to enjoy a delicious meal or quality beverage, here are some great places to friends or family.
Enjoy Dining While on your Vacation in Park City, Utah
St. Regis Bar at Deer Valley- This rustic style eatery is owned by the Sundance Resort Group. They have a tasty menu with classic Midwestern cuisine and some international flavour for variety.
Chez Betty – Great service and excellent food has earned Chez Betty an impressive reputation with tourists and locals alike. Chef Jerry Garcia is renowned for his seasonal menu which features mouth watering dishes such as sauteed French burgundy escargot or New Zealand lamb marinated in garlic.
Deer Valley Seafood Buffet – If you’re a fan of seafood, this buffet can’t be missed. Their kitchen has everything from King Crab to Sushi. A range of tantalizing desserts and non-seafood meals are also available on the menu.
J&G Grill – Everyone loves a good BBQ and there is no better to place to come for grilled meats than J&G. World famous chef Jean-George sources quality local and international meats to make this an unforgettable dining experience.
Nick’s Greek Cafe – This Mediterranean cafe is great for casual family dining and also has a takeout option if you are looking for a quiet meal at home. Favourites such as hummus, Greek salad, moussaka and gyros are on the menu.
Why not Stay at the Park City Peaks Hotel for the Perfect Vacation?
Park City Peaks hotel has a prime location near tourist attractions such as Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain Resort and The Canyons. A complimentary shuttle can have you at the slopes, in Park City’s historic downtown or near your favorite restaurant within just minutes and we have many other excellent amenities available.
The Roanoke Ski Club adores the Park City Peaks Hotel’s Cookie Man! What more could a guest ask for than a warm cookie, hot chocolate and whipped cream delivered daily to your room after a long, hard, chilly day on the slopes? It’s heaven on Earth!