Updated Park City, Utah Visit

Happy New Year! I’ve compiled almost all the answers to the questions about Park City, Utah on here. Enjoy!

How do you get to Park City?

Park City, Utah is less than half a day away from anywhere in the United States, and once you land at Salt Lake City International Airport, Park City is an easy, 35 to 45 minute ride from the airport. We rented an SUV. Please consider the time of year you are traveling to Park City, Utah. If you are planning on visiting during the month of December, you MUST book your SUV in advance. For us, an SUV was the best option. We needed the space for all the ski gear that we rented for our family of 4. You can make arrangements to book with any of the car rental companies located in Salt Lake City airport. We flew on Jet Blue direct to Salt Lake City out of Fort Lauderdale Airport. American Airlines does not have a direct flight out of Miami. You will have to stop in Texas if you fly out of Miami.

How did you take or fit all the luggage for a ski trip on the plane?

The short answer is, I didn’t! I shipped all our ski gear and bulky items ahead of time to Utah, It was all waiting for us when we got there 🙂 We don’t own our own skis, we rented those in Park City.

Restaurant recs please!

You cannot have a bad meal in Park City, Utah. Here are some of the places we loved. Please note that Utah is extremely strict with the rules and laws regarding establishments that serve alcohol. There are restaurants that will not allow children to dine because they are establishments that serve alcohol. Something to consider if you’re traveling with children.

High West Distillery. Utah’s first distillery since the 1870’s, and the only ski-in gastro-distillery in the world. You cannot bring children here.

Tekila. Mexican Grill & Cantina serving up authentic Mexican cuisine at the top of scenic Main Street in the historic mining town of Park City, Utah.

Yuki Yama. The best sushi you will ever have in your life. Winter 20/21 Update: Due to reduced seating capacity, and in order to ensure proper sanitation and dining room safety, they will be only accepting online reservations. Walk-in seating will not be available. They are unable to accommodate parties that are larger than 9 guests. Reservations are required sixty days in advance and all reservation availability is accessible through OpenTable. They will not accept reservations over the phone. Reservations require a valid credit card and in order to ensure the safety of personal information, they cannot take credit card information over the phone.

The Eating Establishment. Yummy brunch spot! Breakfast all day and comfort food 🙂

5 seeds. Delicious food and coffee.

Wasatch Cafe. Best coffee and cafe in all of Park City.

Chimayo. Best upscale dining EVER.

Where did you stay?

We rented a home that we found on airbnb. There are so many beautiful homes in Park City. Again , if you are planning on visiting during December plan ahead and book it in advance.

Where did you ski and buy lift tickets? Where do you recommend lessons?

Skiing, lift, and lessons are all available at Park City Mountain. There are other mountains and places where you can ski in Park City. This is the one we visited. In the past we have also visited Canyons. If you have never been skiing, YES get lessons. If your children have never been skiing, YES send them to ski school. For me, skiing was not hard to learn, but it is hard to master. Still so much fun! One of the important things especially in the beginning is to get comfortable with the equipment. For the tubing we went to Woodward Park. 

What should you pack for a ski trip to wear skiing?

  • Waterproof Ski Jacket
  • Waterproof Ski Pants
  • Under Layers for additional insulation such as a vest, fleece sweater, scarf.
  • Base Layer Tops
  • Base Layer Bottoms
  • Multiple winter hats/beanies/ski mask (yes buy your own)
  • Multiple warm winter ski socks
  • Waterproof Gloves/Mittens
  • Bring your face masks or gaiters. You are required to wear them at all times.

Also pack HOT HANDS and thank me later 🙂 If you want a more detailed packing list, I like this one 🙂

If you have more questions on all things ski trip to Park City, send them my way!

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