Recreation

Girl in skiing attire

Here in Park City, the four seasons are equally magnificent, as many local and savvy outdoor enthusiasts know. With a mix of natural beauty and an extraordinary range of activities, this alpine wonderland is ripe for your discovery.

Winter is like a sweeping, epic film applauded worldwide. Considered the No. 1 ski resort in North America by readers of SKI Magazine (2008-2011), Deer Valley Resort’s wintry renown is unquestionably deserved. Skiers gleefully charge its snowy web of alpine trails, accessible by the adjacent Empire Express, Ruby Express and Lady Morgan Express. Enjoy more skiing and snowboarding opportunities at nearby Park City Mountain Resort, serviced by complimentary resort transportation. Other local winter activities include cross-country skiing, snow cat and heli-skiing, lift-serviced tubing and snowmobiling. Easygoing options include horse-drawn sleigh rides, snowshoeing and dog sledding.

Spring, summer and fall are special seasons cherished by locals and visitors alike. In warmer months, guests can cast for trout in the area’s pristine streams and take meandering hikes along delicate columbines. Biking, rafting, kayaking, horseback riding and golf are additional ways to keep active before the snow flies. Deer Valley’s® high-speed chairlifts whisk bikers and hikers up to a network of 100 diverse trails, lush and glorious in the greens of spring and summer or the fiery reds, golds and oranges of fall. Park City Mountain offers lift and gondola service as well. And all generations can enjoy sharing a scenic chairlift ride, hot-air balloon trip or the many other treasures in this spirited mountain community – its natural beauty and savory cuisine tempered by small-town charm.