It’s no surprise that winter visitors to Park City are intimately familiar with the famous ski and snowboard scene. After all, the world class ski resorts are a huge draw. But, there is another way to experience high altitude adventure. With an apres-ski activity that combines crisp night air, twinkling stars, city lights, warm fuzzy blankets and an even warmer camaraderie that’s generated from riding in a sleigh with loved ones. Two Park City businesses off er their own take on the evening sleigh ride—with options for an unforgettable experience.
For a family friendly evening under the stars, Snowed Inn Sleigh Company at Park City Mountain is open seven nights a week and allows guests to choose whether to opt for a horse drawn sleigh ride only, or to go all out, with a sleigh ride up the mountain to the Snowed Inn, a warmly decorated, cozy restaurant with a blazing fireplace, friendly staff , and delicious food.
According to the owner, Mary Ann Pack, what sets Snowed Inn Sleigh Company apart is its full commitment to an authentic western experience which includes cowboys, western music with live guitar and singing, tremendous views of the Park City lights and great food. “Cowboys drive the sleighs and do anything from stoking the fire to quick stitching of blankets to helping serve the meals.” An evening with Snowed Inn Sleigh Company won’t be soon forgotten. In fact, make it a tradition!
The Viking Yurt is a four-hour, nordic mountain, fine dining adventure that begins with a 23-minute snowcat driven sleigh ride up to a warm, luxurious yurt nestled at 8700’ deep among snow covered pine trees.
There’s no hurry when dining at the Viking Yurt. One seating per night, with a maximum of 40 guests, guarantees plenty of time to socialize, relax and enjoy the six-course gourmet dinner. Upon arrival guests are treated to a hot, non-alcoholic, traditional berry-based drink called glogg. The evening is made festive with music performed by a talented pianist playing elegant, live music on the baby grand piano and taking requests for an even more personalized experience. Memories made at Viking Yurt will be cherished for years to come.