The Birth of Accidental Tourism: From mining to skiing in 100 years

Had you been a tourist visiting Park City, Utah, in 1869, you would have written, in your postcard (an ancient communications device requiring you to use a pen and lick a stamp) to back home, “Be glad you are not here.” ParkCity was all about silver mining then. Its citizens were rough-hewn, not a step removed from Butch Cassidy’s Hole In The Wall Gang which thrived 400 miles to the south.

You wouldn’t have skied outside ParkCity, in 1869. You wouldn’t have explored the many national parks (thank Teddy Roosevelt for that)—there were none. You didn’t hike or ride horses unless you were an outlaw or a mountain man. You bathed; you didn’t swim. Utah’s tourism came well after the mines had been exhausted.

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March Events In Park City

Zipping down the hill on skis or a snowboard isn’t the only way to embrace the winter months. If you like the idea of a powder-filled getaway surrounded by sun-soaked skies, and snow-capped peaks, Park City offers a variety of fun and unique on-slope and off-slope options. Whether you want to hit the slopes, relax and take in the scenic mountain setting, or try something new; Park City’s got you covered.

If you are looking for some exciting things to do in March, here are some great activities that you won’t want to miss!

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New Technologies That Will Add To Your Fun On The Slopes

Times have changed with technology catapulting the imagination of the winter enthusiasts. And now more than ever, major advancements in ski technologies have skiers and snowboarders flocking toward all the latest gadgetry to enhance their experiences on the slopes.

As we head into peak season, it is the perfect time to take a look at some innovative technologies that are sure to make the most out of your day on the hill.

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