Spacious Condos Steps from Skiing and Mountain Recreation
In the early 20th century, skiing in Park City, Utah, wasn't just done for fun: Silver miners skied from worksite to worksite. Telephone-line repairman Emmett “Bud” Wright did his job while swooshing around the slopes on handmade, mismatched wooden skis. Today, a statue of Wright stands tall on historic Main Street, and he's still clutching those makeshift skis, immortalized in bronze. The Silver King Hotel was named for the largest of the old Park City silver mines; it tips its hat to the city's past with rustic mining tools accenting the lobby decor.
Today, Park City has blossomed from a mining village into a world-class ski destination and outdoor playground; the gorgeous landscape is just steps from the doors of the Silver King Hotel. Beyond the living-room windows of certain condos at the hotel, you can see ski trails snaking their way skyward. The Silver King sits among the lively lodges and private homes huddled at the base of the Park City Mountain Resort.
Silver King Hotel's studio condominiums are individually decorated; they're lined with framed family portraits hanging above the mantle and rustic bric-a-brac set upon end tables. All rooms feature a full kitchen and wood-burning fireplace, and double-wide jetted bathtubs.
Park City, Utah: Historical Mining Town Turned Utah Skiing Mecca
Steps away from the Silver King Hotel, there is fantastic skiing and snowboarding at Park City Mountain Resort—a venue for the 2002 Winter Olympic half-pipe and alpine giant-slalom events. Of the mountain's eight peaks and nine bowls, you can test out alternative theories of gravity on more than 114 trails and three terrain parks.
Park City's former boomtown saloons and boarding houses have given way to more than 100 independent boutiques, 30 art galleries, and 50 restaurants along historical Main Street. The 12,000-square-foot Park City Museum chronicles the town’s history with artifacts and interactive exhibits. In the eerie museum basement, you can check out the former territorial jail—nicknamed “the dungeon” for its dim lighting, stone walls, and rusted leg irons. Interactive "Wanted" posters are embedded in the space between the cells; they have videos showcasing the outlaws, murderers, and thieves who passed through the subterranean slammer.
Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.