Exquisite Service at Mountain Lodge near Ski Resorts
Utah's Wasatch Range extends along the western edge of the Great Basin, and the two geographical features couldn't be any more different: the basin is dry and arid, and the Wasatch Range area is known for its world-class skiing, especially in Park City, which hosted several events during the 2002 Olympics. Park City Peaks Hotel has rustic lodgings right in the middle of this natural playground.
Fittingly, Park City Peaks Hotel exudes the intimacy and warmth of a mountain lodge. There's a stone fireplace that crackles in the lobby, and up in the guest rooms, striped decorative pillows have a rich brown-and-red color scheme that reflects the woodsy surroundings.
After a day spent on the slopes or hiking trails around the resort, you can head back to the property to use your included dining credit at the onsite Rustic Creek Grille, or take in the sunset as you take in a beer at the Upper Deck Sports Pub. You could also take the one-minute walk to the Spa at Hotel Park City and apply your included spa credit toward toward a relaxing facial or massage. The resort's centerpiece, however, is its heated outdoor pool and hot tub. The pool's unique design includes a swim-through channel connecting its indoor and outdoor sections.
Park City, Utah: World-Class Ski Town that Preserves Quaint, Historical Charm
Park City may be best known for its ski slopes, but it's worth exploring the landscape during other seasons, too. In warm weather, the same lifts that ferry skiers to their runs can serve as transportation for mountain bikers, who ascend to the top of the peaks to ride down the slopes on rugged trails. Located less than a mile from the hotel, Park City Mountain Resort features an alpine slide, where you can zoom down the mountainside on a wheeled sled through a luge-like series of loops and turns.
In winter, skiers flock to the Park City Mountain Resort for its powdery bowls and exhilarating terrain parks. The resort has about a dozen signature runs that are regularly groomed.
On Park City's Main Street, there are colorful clapboard storefronts lined with pizza parlors, antique bookstores, and old-fashioned brick saloons that host live music and serve hot toddies. Don't miss the city's quirky shoe tree; for years, locals have tossed boots and sneakers into its twisted branches.