Spanning a massive 7,300 acres, Park City Mountain hums with activity during the snow-free months. On the Park City village side, fun-seekers can find all manner of family-friendly entertainment, from the alpine slide and coaster to scenic lift rides (bike haul, too) and mini golf. At the Canyons base, golf is the core attraction—plus, and don’t hold us to it, there’s a good chance that concerts and a few events could return this summer. Park City Adventure Park is open daily through Sept. 6, and after that Thursday–Sunday through Oct. 3; Canyons Golf is open through Oct. 10.
Tap into the alpine action
For the avid hiker and biker, PCM has an abundance of space to explore filled with aspens, lupine, sage, Gambel oak, towering spruce, and the occasional moose. It hosts a significant pod of trails within the greater Park City area’s massive trails network—and Old Town Park City’s charming downtown is within easy reach, too. You can access lifts close to home for meandering trails, or tap into serious downhills (Crescent Mine Grade or Ricochet) and even epic trails, like the Wasatch Crest, that lead beyond the county’s borders. Lift access/bike haul season passes ($150) deliver bike access to Crescent chair, starting June 18; Payday and Town lifts are open for pedestrians (no bikes) starting May 28 and June 18, respectively.
The Park City Adventure Park, located near the base of the Pay Day chair, has a fair-like vibe. Small fries may gravitate toward gem panning or putt-putt golf, while thrill-seekers may prefer the 3,000-foot Alpine Slide or the Alpine Coaster.
Golf on high
At the other PCM base, Canyons Golf has plenty to challenge all ages (check out the $35 juniors rate after 4 p.m.). Opened in 2015, this 18-hole, par-70 course has a 550-foot elevation gain and finishes dramatically with a true island green. For the 19th hole, grab a beer at the Red Tail Grill.
Eat, drink, and be merry
Oenophiles have reason to celebrate: Park City Wine Festival is back; the Grand Tasting is slated for Oct. 1–2 at Canyons Village. The Point to Point, a grueling mountain bike race, is on the calendar for Sept. 4. And, fingers crossed, Mountain Town Music will bring some high-altitude melodies back to the resort’s stage. As of press time, the logistics and details of said concert series are a smidge nebulous, given a need for Covid-related caution and protocols. Check parkcitymountain.com for updates.
For eats on the Park City base side, sidle up to Tombstone Taqueria’s taco truck, or snap up a smoothie at the grab-and-go Adventure Park Snack Shack. For alfresco dining, settle into a table at Legends for seared ahi nachos, tuck into the chicken flautas and margaritas at Baja Cantina, or grab a casual slice of pizza at the iconic Corner Store. On the Canyons side, belly up to the oh-so-chic bar at Powder (inside the Waldorf Astoria), snag a burger and beer at Drafts Burger Bar, don’t miss the surprisingly under-the-radar Escala Provisions, and check out the new Kuchu Shabu (pho, anyone?).
- Can’t choose between the coaster and the slide? Get a Double Play ticket, a 15 percent discount off the single ticket price.
- For resort hotel packages and discounts, check out parkcitymountain.com, Hyatt Centric, Westgate Park City Resort & Spa, and the newest hotel on the block: Yotelpad Park City.
- Epic passholders: Ask for a discount on the summer season lift access/bike haul pass.