Search Results for: Park City

Backcountry Snowmobiling (Park City)

Before I get too far into this amazing and breathtaking experience, let me first mention that Backcountry Snowmobiling (click here to check out their website) really is in the back country. It's about 1 hour away from Park City on the outskirts of the tiny town of Coalville. Once off the highway and past Main street you'll head up Chalk Creek Road for about 18 miles past ranches that keep getting more and more spread … [Read more...]

Deer Valley Ski Resort (Park City)

Rated the #1 ski resort by Ski Magazine, it's no wonder everything seemed like a skiers paradise up at Deer Valley Ski Resort.  The ski area itself is huge and is broken up by lodges and lifts all over the mountain and it is all just breathtakingly beautiful.  Deer Valley is a "ski only" resort that does not allow snowboarding, so to best enjoy it you should do what we did and embrace the ski culture.  A word of … [Read more...]

Fireside Dining at Empire Canyon Lodge (Park City)

What could be better than dinner at a cozy fireside lodge on the snowy slopes of Park City? Not much except maybe a sleigh ride to get there.  There are a few places in Park City to have that kind of experience but our friends highly recommended the Fireside Dining at Empire Canyon Lodge and it definitely did not disappoint. We arrived at the lodge with fireplaces aglow and were told to meet our sleigh driver … [Read more...]

The Java Cow (Park City)

As you probably know by now, ice cream is one of our family's favorite treats and we seek it out wherever we go.  Park City, Utah was no exception and so we were really excited when our friends the Sobel family and the Richmond family told us we just HAD to try their favorite ice cream place The Java Cow. What makes the Java Cow unique is that the store has two distinct sides-on one side you have the coffee … [Read more...]

Learning to Curl-Park City Ice Arena (Park City)

  Have you ever heard of the sport "Curling"? It's kind of like shuffleboard on ice and it's an actual Olympic sport.  When I mentioned to my crew that I'd signed us up to take a "Learning to Curl" class at the Park City Ice Arena they all groaned-"Boring!!!".  Well let me tell you, after it was all said and done, everyone said it was one of the highlights of the trip...why? Because it was fun, … [Read more...]

Main Street (Park City)

Every little town seems to have a Main Street and Park City is no exception.  Charming little shops and restaurants line the streets are housed in adorable little storefronts that hearken back to this towns silver mining days.  It's a lively scene any time of the day or night in fact there's even a ski lift that can take you up to the Park City Mountain Resort. There are an amazing variety of restaurants … [Read more...]

Park City Mountain Resort (Park City)

Park City Mountain Resort located within a mile of Main Street is a popular resort offering skiing and snowboarding with a great variety in terrain offering something for everyone from beginners to double black diamond runs.  Not quite as snooty as Deer Valley, Park City caters to everyone and overall seemed much less pretentious.  The powder and the runs are amazing and we just loved watching everyone zip by in … [Read more...]

Utah Olympic Park (Park City)

You cannot visit Park City, Utah without visiting the Utah Olympic Park which is one of the official training facilities where athletes train for the winter Olympics.  Besides touring the facility and seeing the ski jump ramps, bobsled runs, and skeleton trails there are lots of activities that you can take part in.  Want to feel what it's like to ride in a bobsled or zip line off the ski jump ramp-you can try it … [Read more...]

Winter Break in a Skiers Paradise – Park City, Utah

It’s all funny how we are all programmed one way or another.  Most people either consider themselves beach people or snow people.  I definitely fall into the beach category and generally deplore being in the cold which is why I have ignored my kids’ pleas year after year to take them skiing.  Well this year I finally relented and took them all to Park City Utah since we had friends that would be there at the … [Read more...]

Coney Island aka Luna Park (New York City-Brooklyn)

A visit to Brooklyn is not complete without at stop at Coney Island on the shore near Brighton Beach. Walk up to the ticket booth for The Luna Park amusement park amid the brightly colored rides and instantly you are 7 years old pulling on your parent sleeve begging to go explore. Don't expect much in comparison to a new theme park though. It's a place of nostalgia that hearkens back to simpler times. Our main … [Read more...]