Top Reasons to Stay at Sundial Lodge by All Seasons Resort Lodging
- It’s located at the base of Canyons Resort, a small resort town with lots to do: hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. It's also within driving distance of historic Main Street, where you can get lost in the many boutiques, galleries, and restaurants.
- The Red Pine Gondola takes off right beside the resort and offers panoramic views of the Wasatch Range mountains and Park City.
- Dark wood and stone interiors and exteriors give the resort a classic mountain-lodge feel.
- Warm natural tones such as chocolate browns and deep reds accent the standard hotel rooms. The one-bedroom suites are similarly styled but are nearly twice the size. They feature full kitchens, washers and dryers, and gas fireplaces.
- After a day spent hiking in the mountains, you can relax by the pool or in the rooftop hot tub.
Park City, Utah: Historical Mining Town Turned Ski 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 as the host of the Sundance Film Festival. When Sundance isn’t in town, you can catch a play, concert, or comedy show at the circa-1926 Egyptian Theatre. The discovery of King Tut’s tomb in the early ’20s launched a nationwide fascination with ancient Egypt, and hundreds of Egyptian-revival theaters were built across the country. Today, Park City’s carefully preserved theater is one of only six of its kind remaining in the United States.
Located on the main drag, 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.