I’m finally getting round to posting some photos from my January trip to Utah. I visited Park City on the second day of my stay in Salt Lake City. It was approximately a half an hour’s drive away.
As Park City’s altitude was at least 800m higher compared to Salt Lake City, a transition in weather condition was expected.
The Wasatch mountains were indeed covered in powdery snow, so beautiful with the brightly painted houses.
It is home to 3 major ski resorts and hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics. There’s also a large and separate slope for daring snow boarders.
My driver was a wealth of information, he told me that the nearby Deer Valley resort was a Winter playground for the rich and famous, with their holiday homes.
Park City was definitely different to downtown Salt Lake City. There was an immediate heritage feel to the place with its preserved architecture.
All around, people were busy preparing for the crowd surge that is to come. It was 3 days to go before the quiet town was to host the annual Sundance Film festival.
Isn’t the post office so charming?
Along the main street were a great choice of eateries. I was recommended Cafe Terigo for lunch and it didn’t disappoint. I had the most delicious grilled salmon and avocado on mixed greens with a honey mustard dressing, garnished with crunchy onion rings. All washed down with the most refreshing iced tea.
Lining the main high street of Park City were many little independent stores, although I must admit I found that majority of them were selling tourist merchandise. However, the good news is that there are free buses that transport you to the Tanger retail outlet store close by – Imagine J.Crew and Abercrombie and Fitch at 75% off!
What attracted me to Park City were the cute heritage homes like the one above. Love the sweet little porch. Just imagine some peace and quiet, drinking hot chocolate and watching the world go by.
Most of the homes were colourful, but I also adored this perfectly white one. I’m imagining Christmas inside with a log burning fire, sweet scents of oranges,cinnamon and freshly baked bread. Also a beautiful fir tree adorned with twinkling lights. One can dream right?
Hope you’ve enjoyed a little tour of Park City. I’m definitely returning here one Winter with the family. A perfect place for a ski trip break.
Wishing you all a happy week ahead.