Top Reasons to Stay at Park Plaza Resort
- Park Plaza Resort is situated within a 10-minute drive of three ski resorts. When the snow melts in the spring, you can go hiking and mountain biking, take ATV tours, and enjoy scenic chairlift rides.
- Local boutiques and restaurants along historic Main Street are just a short walk from your room. You can take the resort’s free shuttle to other Park City attractions.
- You can play Wii and Xbox games or watch a movie with complimentary popcorn in the onsite recreation room.
- All guest rooms include either a kitchenette or full kitchen, and both mini and one-bedroom suites have a fireplace and balcony.
- An outdoor barbecue area is available for guests to grill out in warm weather.
Park City, Utah: Historical Mining Town Turned Skiing Mecca
Park City has humble roots as a mining town nestled in the Wasatch Range east of Salt Lake City, but in the past 30-odd years, the town has blossomed into an international skiing destination. That’s largely due to Park City Mountain Resort, a venue for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games halfpipe and alpine giant-slalom events. Each winter, the mountain is blanketed with an average of 365 inches of snow, which means plenty of fresh powder across 100-plus ski runs and three terrain parks. In the warmer months, you can weave through groves of trees on miles of hiking and mountain-biking trails. The Alpine Coaster, open year round, hurtles down the mountain at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour.
Back in town, Park City's former saloons and boarding houses have given way to more than 100 independent boutiques, 30 art galleries, and 50 restaurants along historical Main Street. For about 10 days each January, Park City glams it up Hollywood style during the Sundance Film Festival. When Sundance isn’t in town, you can catch a movie, play, or concert at Park City’s banner playhouse, the circa-1929 Egyptian Theatre.
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. In the space between cells, Wanted posters showcase the outlaws, murderers, and thieves who passed through the subterranean slammer.