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Deer Valley Resort- Known for its excellent service, Deer Valley sits in northern Utah's Wasatch Range, adjacent to Park City. To avoid overcrowded trails, Deer Valley limits the number of skiers on the mountain daily.
Jordanelle Reservoir- Jordanelle Reservoir is the main feature of Jordanelle State Park located southeast of Park City Utah. Situated in an open setting with shade at 6,130-feet in elevation. Preferred activities include fishing and motorized boating.
Park City Mountain Resort- A century of raucous history, followed by 37 years of unparalleled passion for skiing have made Park City Mountain Resort an unforgettable experience for skiers and riders of all ages.
Salt Lake Ranger District- The Salt Lake Ranger District covers a very popular portion of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest in the Wasatch Range, just east of Salt Lake City. The mountains, canyons and ski resorts of this district provide outstanding and easily accessible outdoor recreation activities.
The Canyons- The Canyons is located east of Salt Lake City, three miles from Park City. After major investment over the past several years, The Canyons is now one of America's five largest ski resorts.

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Description - Park City is nestled into the Wasatch Range, just east of Salt Lake City. The area offers a blend of mining history, modern ski resort facilities and beautiful mountain scenery. Deer Valley and The Canyons resorts are located adjacent to the town of Park City.

Attractions - Ski jumpers from around the world started competing at Ecker Hill in 1930. In 1946, the town's first ski area, Snow Park, opened. As the sport of skiing caught on, three more ski areas were opened within four miles of town. Treasure Mountain Resort, now Park City Mountain Resort, opened in 1963. The Canyons (formerly Park West and Wolf Mountain) opened five years later in 1968. Then in 1981, Deer Valley Resort opened incorporating many of the former Snow Park runs. In 1973, the U.S. Ski Team (now the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team) made Park City its permanent home with the United States Ski Association following suit in 1988.

Recreation - Park City is famous for its winter recreation. With its three world-class resorts, skiing and snowboarding are of course the most popular activities, but far from the only ones. For a unique and thrilling experience, visitors can run the Olympic bobsled and luge track in a caged Ice Rocket or slick bobsled. Ski jumping instruction is available on 18 and 38 meter jumps - the same jumps to be used by Olympic athletes. Cross-country skiing can be enjoyed in the backcountry of the Wasatch Mountains or at one of several Nordic centers around Park City. Park City is base to several companies which can lead you on snowmobile tours of the surrounding mountains. Other popular winter activities available in the area include snowshoeing, fly fishing and sleigh rides.

Although everyone knows Park City as a snow sports area, summer is also a great time to go. The mountains around Park City offer excellent hiking, camping, fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking and sightseeing.

Climate - Winter temperatures in Park City average from 24 to 33 degrees. Average snowfall is 143 inches in town and 350 inches at mid-mountain on the ski resorts. Summer brings beautiful weather with normally sunny days and high temperatures averaging around 80 degrees.

Location - Park City is located in Utah's Summit County, 36 miles east of the Salt Lake City International Airport via Interstate 80. Four miles separate Park City's three resorts, The Canyons, Deer Valley and Park City Mountain Resort.


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Contact Information:
Park City Chamber of Commerce/Convention and Visitors Bureau, 1910 Prospector Avenue, P.O. Box 1630 , Park City, UT, 84060-1630, Phone: 800-453-1360
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Additional Information:
Great Salt Lake Country - This region of Utah is best known for the excellent skiing terrain in the Wasatch Mountains east of Salt Lake City.
Mountainland - This northern travel region includes portions of the Wasatch and Uinta Mountains as well as the Provo River Basin and the upper Weber River Basin.
Utah Travel Regions - Utah offers a huge range of attractions for the outdoor enthusiast. The state has been broken into seven travel regions to facilitate your search for the ideal outdoor recreation site.

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Park City Chamber of Commerce/Convention and Visitors Bureau - Official Chamber Website

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