Just 35 minutes from Utah’s Salt Lake City international airport, the ski town of Park City www.visitparkcity.com is famed for the copious amounts of fluffy powder snow that falls on its slopes each winter. Home to Park City Mountain, the biggest ski area in the USA and Deer Valley, frequently voted as the best ski area in the US, Park City is a world class destination with humble roots in the silver mining boom of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Visitors this winter will notice a brand new addition to the Deer Valley lodging offering, the exquisite Stein Eriksen Residences, which is described as a ‘luxury enclave of new mountain contemporary living’. Guests have the choice of staying in distinctive large homes or a choice of superb luxury condominiums. Among the plethora of amenities available for guests in this latest member of the Stein Eriksen collection are a stylish restaurant, bar, wellness/spa, indoor outdoor infinity pool, terrace bar with fire pit and the most amazing views.
Meanwhile at Park City Mountain, discerning skiers’ favourite, the Grand Summit Hotel, located at the base of Canyons Village (with direct skilift access to the USA’s biggest ski area), has a brand new look After an extensive $15 million ‘modern luxury’ renovation project. which encompassing a complete re-styling of all 212 suites, and all communal areas including the delightful spa, the new look was revealed for the first time to guests arriving for the 2017/18 ski season. Following the renovation, the Grand Summit Hotel has now joined the prestigous Rock Resorts collection of hotels.
January in Park City is a month of world class events, as befits the status of the town. First off is the FIS World Freestyle International Ski World Cup in Deer Valley, when the world’s best freestyle skiers battle it out under floodlights for mogul and aerial honours.
Later on in the month, the world of film comes to Park City, with the town taken over by Robert Redford’s annual Sundance Film Festival, showcasing the best of independent film-making from around the globe. Taking place from 18-28 January, film fans can enjoy dozens of films, including premieres such as ‘The Happy Prince’, directed by Rupert Everett and starring fellow Brits Colin Firth and Emily Watson.
Park City facts:
Park City, in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains is North America’s most accessible four season mountain recreation destination, located just 35 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport. Home to two world class ski resorts – Deer Valley and Park City Mountain – Park City has over 100 lodging properties including large multi-family private homes, bed and breakfast inns, condominiums, and full-service hotels. Among this variety of properties is the highest concentration of ski-in/ski-out luxury lodging in North America, and more than 100 restaurants, two micro-breweries and the world’s only ski to the door whiskey distillery