During the winter months in other parts of the world, it can be easy to feel a little stuck when it comes to outdoor activities with the snow and cold right outside your warm home. But when you live in Park City, the winter months unlock a magical playground.
No matter your skill level, there are fantastic activities you can try out here in Park City. And as your local source on all things Park City, Jensen and Company is here to give you the inside scoop on the top snow activities that pretty much anyone can enjoy.
Ski And Snowboard At World-Class Resorts
One of the first activities that come to everyone’s mind when talking about snow and Park City is the fantastic skiing and snowboarding available in Park City. Whether you are a novice or a veteran, you can explore the slopes of world-class ski resorts.
There are clearly marked trails to help you pick the right run for your skill level. If you, or someone you are with, are new to skiing and snowboarding, there are lessons available. Also, depending on the resort, you could even ski with a former member of the U.S. Olympic ski team.
Enjoy An Outdoor Ice Rink
(Photo credit: Park City Ice Rink)
Ice skaters of all skill levels can enjoy Park City’s only outdoor ice skating rink. This stunning rink is open for the public to come and enjoy with ice skate rentals available if you need them.
Also, if you have any children who are a bit unsteady on their feet when it comes to ice skating, there are complimentary ice walkers available to help kids to stay upright.
See Breathtaking Views While Snowshoeing
If you want to spend more time exploring them mountain rather than hurtling down them, then you may want to give snowshoeing a try. Park City is home to miles of stunning backcountry, and those new to snowshoeing and winter experts alike can enjoy hiking through the snow-draped Wasatch Mountains.
There are plenty of equipment rental shops, some attached to resorts, and others that are independent. So, if you don’t have your snowshoes handy, it’s no problem.
Try Tubing Down The Slopes
When you are ready to take a break from skiing and snowboarding but still want to participate in a snow activity, it may be time to try tubing. In most places, that means just taking an inflatable tube down a slope. But here in Park City, tubing has been elevated to an exhilarating snow experience.
There are slopes specifically set aside for tubers, and plenty of these tubing spots allow you to get a ride back up to the top of the slope, rather than trudge back up. Also, for those who aren’t ready for the higher speeds of the main tubing slopes can still enjoy the bunny slope versions.
Snuggle Up During A Sleigh Ride
Whether you are looking for a sleigh ride for two or want to pile in a group, you can make that happen in Park City. There are several companies and resorts that offer sleigh rides through the countryside, and most of them require reservations.
Also, there are several boutique restaurants and resorts that offer sleigh rides to their lodges and dinner after the ride. That way, after a chilly ride, you can enjoy a delicious, multi-course meal.
Make Your Own Snow Fun
If you buy a Park City home, you have easy access to the best snow around. With this convenient access, it’s easy to make your own snow fun, such as:
- Making snowmen
- Creating snow forts for snowball fights
- Filling the powder with snow angels
- Paint the snow with food coloring
Hopefully, we helped spark some ideas on what you should try out this winter. All you need to do is bundle up and immerse yourself in all the winter fun that Park City has to offer.