Fall & Winter Activities
Fall in Park City
There’s no better time to experience Park City than in the fall; incredible colors, warm days, cool nights, with golfing, hiking, biking, and shopping at its best.
Sure, we play around here plenty in winter, with all of our skiing, riding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and tubing. But, the fall is tis Innkeepers favorite season…., where I really let it rip. The days are longer, offering more time to pack in absurd amounts of outdoor recreation, and the moderate temps keep us from overheating. With golf, swimming, mountain biking, hiking, fly-fishing, road cycling, stand-up paddleboarding, horseback riding, sailing, and more, you could plan an entire vacation around “Park City in the Fall”.
Here are some favorites.
Street Fairs and Farmers Markets:
Fall is the season for locals (and visitors who want to act like locals) to indulge at our 100-plus restaurants. Check The Park Record, our biweekly newspaper, for an abundance of “off-season” two-for-one coupons at local eateries.
You haven’t experienced Park City Fall until you’ve had a cold beer on the upper deck of the No Name, mingling with the motorcycle crews that make the saloon a regular pit stop on scenic summer rides and watching the sea of people floating down Main Street.
No humidity. No bugs. Need we say more? OK, if you insist: wildflowers, wildlife, all sorts of scenic walks, trails, hikes, and drives … In a Park City fall, nature nurtures the spirit and soothes the soul. Daytime highs hover in the 60s. By 9 p.m. it’s sweater weather, which means you’ll have no trouble getting a refreshing sleep in the cool mountain air. And that’s important because the following day, there will be wildflowers, wildlife, no humidity, no bugs …
The new McPolin Nature Trail is an unpaved, single-track, one-mile loop, about a quarter mile from our iconic White Barn, designed for maybe-not-quite-so-athletic walkers of all abilities. Interpretive signs describe plant and animal life and local history. To find the trail, park at the lot on SR 224, take the under-the-road path, and head north on the Farm Trail.
Don’t miss the truly unique Flying Ace All Star shows, Sunday afternoons at our Utah Olympic Park. World-class freestyle athletes jump, spin, tuck, twist, and soar off the ramps and land in a bubbling 750,000-gallon splash pool, with their skis on
Link the day to the evening at Twilight Golf at Park City Golf Course, which offers nine holes for just $9, starting at 7 p.m. Walkers only; bring your own beverages.
Check out our amazing galleries and plan on a Gallery Stroll, the last Friday of every month from 6 to 9 p.m. All of the galleries are open, many with visiting artists available for painting demonstrations or socializing, and they offer munchies and enticing libations to lure you in.
Park City History Museum on Main Street!! The best!
Alpine Coaster at Park City Mountain Resort
Winter in Park City
We have three world class winter resorts within minutes of each other, over 8,825 acres of skiable terrain and 350 inches of the lightest, driest powder on earth. Add to these a great Inn located in an ideal location and an Innkeeper that can help you with plans to make the most of your stay. You can walk from the Inn to Park City Mountain Resort or to a bus stop to catch a free 5 minute bus ride to another resort. There is no need for a car!
Park City Mountain Resort is the closest resort, walk to the lifts, ski or snowboard all day, and you can almost ski home. My favorite part of this website is the Personal Mountain Planner…check it out.
Deer Valley – skiers only
The Canyons – great terrain for both skiers and snowboarders.
Of course we have our world class skiing, but if you would like to try something different in the winter, there is tons to do. How about winter fly fishing? Or hot-air balloon tours. There is also snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. We can arrange a sleigh ride or you can go tubing.
Here is a list of our top winter, non downhill ski ideas:
- Snowshoeing with White Pine Touring
- Cross country ski tours with White Pine Touring
- A day at Mountain Body Spa
- Swaner Eco Center – Offering full moon snowshoe hikes, etc.
- Park City Ice Arena – Offers tons of great activities, lessons and open skate.
- Park City Recreation Center – A great site for recreation ideas.