Park City, Utah is part of the eastern region of the Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains known as the Wasatch Back. “Wasatch” is a Ute Indian word that means “mountain pass” or “low pass over high range.” Park City has evolved from a turn-of-the-century mining town into a year-round resort town, known for its world class accommodations, first class restaurants and historic charm. The town has wisely chosen to preserve the look of the previous century. Historic Main Street has 64 Victorian buildings listed in the National Register of Historic Places. And the town maintains many of the old mining structures and workings – the mills, mining shafts, hoists, water towers, miner’s shacks and other artifacts of the silver boom.
Park City still attracts adventurous people from the world over. The Parkites of today aren’t in search of silver; they come seeking lifestyle. Success for these people means — maintaining a healthy balance of work and play, and nurturing the soul through a connection to something greater than one’s self – nature and all the wonders of the great outdoors. For this reason retaining a small town feel and safeguarding Park City’s open spaces remains paramount.
This collective vision brings out the town’s old values of perseverance and ingenuity. There is an ongoing commitment to manage growth so that everyone can continue to enjoy the town for the reasons that first attracted them.
Today Park City is one of the most accessible resort communities in the country thanks to its close proximity – 35 miles – to Salt Lake City International Airport – convenient for residents to enjoy while having the ability to travel easily for business and pleasure. Park City residents and visitors enjoy the region’s many recreational opportunities, such as alpine and Nordic skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, boating and horseback riding.
“I came for the winters, but I stayed for the summers,” is a common phrase you will hear from locals. Park City offers the top schools in the state and churches of many denominations. The city maintains its reputation for 350 miles of world class trails. It is also the site of numerous concerts and festivals, including the Sundance Film Festival and the Park City Arts Festival. Mountain living means clear blue skies, dry air, comfortable temperatures, and the greatest snow on earth!