From its mountain town vibrancy to its 400 miles of trails, Park City is one of America’s greatest least according to “Travel and Leisure Magazine”. This guide gives an overview of our town, its history, and all it has to offer. Beyond its charming mining town roots and famed ski areas, it’s also a great place to launch a career and receive an education.


Park City, a now vibrant community, was once a hard-hat wearing, saloon visiting, mining town. Although the town was not incorporated until 1884, Park City’s history began in the winter of 1868 when soldiers climbed over the mountains from Big Cottonwood Canyon and discovered silver. Mining began with the Flagstaff Mine, later renamed Ontario Mine. To this day, the remnants of the Ontario and Silver King mines can be seen on the slopes of present day ski resorts.


The skiing and tourism industries transformed  Park City into the thriving resort town it is today. Numerous events for the 2002 Olympics were held in Park City, which helped promote its prestige. Now, visitors and locals alike make the most of the town’s easy access to an international airport and its preserved character and charm.  An estimated 4 million visitors pass through Park City annually, making the most of its recreation, culture, and mountain scenery.


Park City also hosts the famed Sundance Film Festival, making the town a cultural destination as well.  Working to keep independent film alive and well, Robert Redford selected our town to put on this artistic festival. Beyond the festival there are numerous galleries, restaurants, events, and parades throughout the year, ensuring a diverse set of offerings for locals and visitors.


From skiing, biking, fishing, golf, backpacking, fine dining, and  gallery strolling, Park City serves both die-hard ski bums and culture vultures. 


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