The Covid-19 protocols and safety guidelines are in place. Now, the chairlifts, bikes, slides, alpine coasters, zip lines, and more are ready to roll. Here’s the plan for Park City's mountain playgrounds.
Chairlifts open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, June 26 through September 7; then, Saturdays and Sundays only through September 20.
Chomping at the bit to hit those famous flow trails, hike through wildflower-strewn aspen groves, or kick back with a blueberry mojito on the deck of Royal Street Café? Thankfully, the wait is just about over as Deer Valley starts spinning its lifts for biking, hiking, and scenic rides June 26—and a trio of its eateries are operating (at reduced capacity). After a thrilling descent on a mountain bike or a picturesque alpine wander, grab a bite and drink on the deck of Royal Street (11:30 a.m.–3 p.m.) or the Silver Lake Snack Shack (11 a.m.–5 p.m.)—or watch the paddleboard action from the deck of Deer Valley Grocery Café (8 a.m.–3:30 p.m.). Lodging properties are open, parking is available at Snow Park Lodge, and pre-purchase of lift tickets is advised.
Park City base activities open July 2, Thursday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Canyons Golf opens Friday, June 26.
Buckle up for some mountain adventure via the alpine slide, mountain coaster, and lift-served hiking and biking courtesy of Crescent and Pay Day lifts, starting July 2. And, yes, like neighboring DV, you can choose a scenic lift ride up and back down, too. For to-go eats, swing by Jupiter Java, or time your visit for the Wednesday Farmer’s Market in the Silver King lot, noon to 5 p.m. And should you be hankering to swing a club, Canyons Golf opens June 26.
9 a.m.–6 p.m.
The UOP is leaping into action with a Jumpside Pass and a Trackside Pass (starting July 4), accessing two-hour unlimited sessions on the activities near each location. Jumpside—in the environs of the Nordic jumps—means access to Extreme tubing, the alpine slide, Extreme Zip, Freestyle Zip, and Discovery ropes course. Trackside is focused on everything near the bobsled, including the lofty Summit and Canyon ropes courses and the airbag jumps. Pay for two-hour increments between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., or just check out the interactive Alf Engen Ski Museum and Eccles Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum free of charge. You might even catch athletes training and perfecting their aerial tricks on the ramps at the pool.
10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Time to huck it! Action sports campus Woodward reopened in May for scooter, skateboarding, and BMX; and the much-anticipated lift-served downhill mountain biking came online in mid-June. Adrenaline-fun seekers are also allowed indoors for parkour and trampoline sessions (in limited numbers). Plus, there’s a multi-action-sport camp (5 or 10 days) for kids ages 6 and up, July 6 through August 14.
Check out each entity’s Covid-19-related procedures and requirements on their websites—and remember to throw a mask into your daypack along with water and sunscreen.