By Sharon Mardula
Photos by Park City Resort
No snow necessary for fun adventures at America’s largest ski resort, Park City Resort! Want to hitch a ride in the sky? Zip and zoom down a slope? Learn the trails and techniques of mountain biking from a master? Hike or enjoy lunch in the crisp mountain air? There may be ONLY ONE Park City Resort (PCR), but it knows how to do a lot more than just one season.
All-Age Activities Abound
For a multigenerational vacation day, PCR has got you covered. Start with a round at the putting golf course located at the base of the Canyons Village. Then ride the Red Pine Gondola through gorgeous scenery up to Red Pine Lodge. Bring your camera for unbelievable pictures of Park City and the Wasatch Mountains. Keep your eyes open for moose, deer and elk who also vacation at the resort. Be sure to plan for lunch — original items, locally sourced and prepared on site — on the scenic deck.
Zip Tour Adventure
With stunning views of tree canopies and mountains and the adrenaline pumping, you can race friends and family along the 2100 foot Lookout Zip Line. Too daring? Then the tamer 800-foot Red Pine Zip Line is your pick. Fully-guided Zip Tours are accessed from the Red Pine Adventure Area and include a short intro zip before you commit to the real thing. Tours last from 1-1.5 hours and reservations are recommended.
Alpine Slide and Coaster
PCR’s Alpine Slide is one of the longest slides in the world, with over 3,000 feet of a luge-like track. With four winding tracks to choose from, each is a new experience. Th rill seekers, meet your match on Utah’s largest Alpine Coaster.
The elevated track winds you through more than a mile of twists and twirls, loops and curves, at speeds up to 30 mph. Just like your favorite roller coaster — but you have control of your speed. Two can ride at the same time for double the fun and double the smiles. Your view? Th e refreshing mountain scenery of Park City.
Guided Mountain Biking
This is the way to do it. Let the expert guides fit you to the state of the art rental bikes, show you what to do and then lead you on a trail matched to your ability. No pain with much to gain. PCR off ers group and private mountain bike clinics, as well as custom mountain bike tours. Th e resort has added to its extensive network of bike trails, including those for beginners. With over 20 miles of exhilarating and lift -accessed cross-country trails throughout the resort, bikers of all levels can access trails atop the Red Pine Gondola.