Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Park City, Utah
By Christine Kearney
PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters Life!) - Park City ski resort in Utah is the access spot for some of America's best skiing with three major ski resorts all alongside each other -- Deer Valley, Park City and The Canyons.
The mountain town of Park City, just a 45 minute drive from the Salt Lake City airport, has ample hotels and lodges, family-friendly skiing and snowboarding and a variety of restaurants, bars and shops.
And if you should happen to be here during the Sundance Film Festival, the town's other big attraction that takes place once a year, the slopes will be less crowded as the Hollywood set mostly stays off the mountain and in the cinema.
5 p.m. - Before dinner head over to Empire Canyon Lodge and take a horse-drawn sleigh ride or an adventurous trek on snowshoes.
7 p.m. - Dine at Fireside Dining in the heart of Deer Valley to enjoy Swiss raclette cheese served with cured Italian and dessert fondues.
9 p.m. - The night is still young. Walk the main street of Park City, pop into any of the bars, including Flanagan's Irish Pub, and try a Black and Tan while striking up a friendly conversation with a local. Or if celebrities at Sundance are more your speed, try and sneak into the various VIP spots, such as Bing Bar, which hosts nightly events.