A Park City Hotel and Visiting The Homestead Crater: The Perfect Summer Vacation

If you are searching for diversity in landscape and outdoor activities this season, then Utah is the perfect destination for your summer vacation.  You and your traveling companions are sure to have an unforgettable trip by using the Wasatch Range as your home base and Park City Peaks hotel for your Park City accommodations.  Your north-central Utah itinerary could be jam packed with festivals, hikes, and celebrations in the mountains but do yourself a favor and reserve some time to catch your breath, relax, and enjoy our little slice of paradise.  Perhaps the best way to do so is a day visit to The Homestead Crater for a soothing mineral spring soak in this spectacular geological wonder. (more…)

Take Advantage of Park City Hotel Deals as your Gateway to the Outdoors

Spring is here in the Wasatch and with it comes a plethora of incredible opportunities to hit the trails and explore the Great Outdoors! The trail systems of Park City, Utah and the surrounding area offer a wide variety of hiking opportunities for everyone from advanced mountaineers to visitors looking for a short walk before an elegant dinner on historic Main St.  Your Park City accommodation at Park City Peaks Hotel promises to be one of the premiere hotels at Deer Valley while also having a conveniently central location.  Park City Peaks is only a short walk or drive from everything the area has to offer, including countless world class hiking trails.  Have a look at some of our favorite spring hikes that will help new hikers experience what the Wasatch has to offer! (more…)

Get Excited for Shoulder Season in the Mountains

Winter crowds are beginning to subside, and the hustle and bustle of summer is still a few weeks away.  Many people consider the shoulder seasons in Park City the absolute best time of year and, in many regards, the staff here at one of the premiere resorts in Park City, UT would have to agree.   If you are looking for a time to experience the beauty and action of the Wasatch Range without having to fight the crowds, late April and May are the months for you.  Melting snow is allowing for more of our world class hiking and biking trails to open up and the moderate temperatures in the valleys are perfect for exploring.  (more…)

What Makes Park City the Perfect Ski Town?

Some ski towns are known for their bars, nightlife, and epic party scene.  Others earned their spot on the map with steep slopes and deep snow.  More still have become famous for luxurious lodging, dining, and vacation opportunities.  Rarely do these three qualities align, but when they do you will happily find yourself in Park City, Utah!  With three world class ski resorts in Park City and a bustling nightlife downtown, it won’t take you long to realize your stay at Park City Peaks Hotel is more than just a regular ski-town getaway.  Providing the best in Canyons, Park City, and Deer Valley hotels, Park City Peaks will be your home base for discovering what separates Park City from the rest!
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Our Favorite U.S. Documentaries at Sundance 2015

Each winter thousands of visitors fill the rooms of Park City hotels for the biggest cinematic celebration of the year. From January 22 – February 1 this winter, use your Park City Peaks Hotel room as a jumping off point for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. With music, art, films, and presentations spanning countless categories, it can be overwhelming to decide what to check out during your time with Park City Peaks at the end of January. The festival offers something for everybody, but if documentaries are your thing, then this year is sure to please! The list of quirky, eye-opening, and spellbinding documentary films this year is incredible. Here are the 6 films we are most looking forward to in the U.S. Documentary competition.
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The Best of Park City New Years

New Years Eve is an international evening of merriment.  Between sharing dinner and drinks with loved ones, reminiscing on the months past, and projecting the exciting year to come New Years provides plenty of reason to celebrate.  As you begin to make plans and picture the millions of people toasting champagne around the globe, consider celebrating your New Years in Park City!  There is no better place to ring in the New Year then in the state that boasts the best snow in the world.  From your luxury accommodations at Park City Peaks Hotel there are endless opportunities to make your New Years countdown unforgettable.  Below are just three of the many reasons why you should pencil in Park City New Years on your 2014 winter calendar.

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The American Ski Bum: A Storied History

The magic of the Western U.S. has attracted visitors and pioneers for well over a century, and that allure is still alive and well today. While natural resources and Manifest Destiny were early motivators for westward expansion, the spectacular ranges of the Greater Rocky Mountain west have slowly become our major attraction.  In ski towns across the country, this is particularly evident through the history of one particular free spirited, American counter culture.

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The First Ski Lifts at Snow Park Ski Area

Following World War II, the 10th Mountain Division, a mountain infantry unit of the U.S. army, returned from Europe and continued to chase their newly developed passion for big peaks back home by sparking the recreational ski industry.  By the 1960s skiing became a popular past time for leisure class Americans, and resorts began to pop up all over the Rocky Mountains.  Park City was no exception.

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The Science of Snowflakes

unique snowflake pen waggener The Science of Snowflakes

Photo by Pen Waggener

If you have ever skied, shoveled a driveway, or spent even the shortest amount of time in a wintery climate you are probably well familiar with the magic of falling snow.  From an early age we are taught that no two snowflakes are alike, and the more time you spend in the mountains the more you realize the intricacies of different types of snow.  Here at Park City Peaks Hotel, we’re no strangers to the changing seasons and consider ourselves something of experts when it comes to our favorite type of precipitation.

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Mysteries at the old Park City Hotel

ghost story park city Mysteries at the old Park City Hotel

Everyone loves a good mystery and, around this time of year, some of the best mysteries manifest themselves in ghost stories.  Park City has a rich pioneer and mining history dating back to the mid 1800s so it should come as no surprise that many of the old buildings that line historic downtown have a unique history behind them.  One such building can be found at 573 Main St. (more…)

Getting a Kick out of Park City

Goodbye Summer, Hello Winter!

Wow, summer is finally over and all the exciting events around Park City that go with summer are wrapping up. Soon it will be our favorite season once again, ski season, but before the snows show up and the resorts open there are lots of fun things to do still.

Our recent posts have covered trains, tourism, love stories and music so hopefully you have the idea that there is a lot to do in and around park city. Indeed, weather you are a history junky, outdoor sports or activity enthusiast or art lover, there is simply a never ending amount of stuff to do in and around Park City. (more…)