Treat yourself like Park City’s Jet Set the Summer
Skiing may be what put Park City on the map, but its four seasons of adventure and luxury amenities are undoubtedly what put it at the top of Time Magazine’s 2022 collection of 50 “World’s Greatest Places.”
Dubbed a “year-round playground,” our mining town-turned-Hollywood-hotspot is known for hosting the annual star-studded Sundance Film Festival and boasts connections to superstar athletes including PGA Tour icon Tiger Woods, set to design an original 18-hole layout at the exclusive Marcella Club; skiing great Lindsey Vonn, who can often be seen on the slopes at Deer Valley Resort; and NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade and his actress wife Gabrielle Union, who can often be seen courtside at Utah Jazz games.
If any of this motivates you to seek a taste of how the jet-set live in Park City—we can’t blame you! Read on for some inspired ideas that will have you experiencing the Park City high life.
Indulge In A Harvest Dinner At Gracie’s Farm, The Lodge at Blue Sky: This Auberge Resorts property displays the bounty of its female-run farm in a series of dinners at the Lodge’s stunning property. Enjoy intimate multi-course meals using preserved heirloom ingredients, including sweet lettuces, pepper arugula, earthy turnips and carrots.
Delight In A Private Hot-Air Balloon Flight With Bigfoot Balloons: Feel the freedom in the air and contemplate life below from a distance when you lift off in a private hot-air balloon ride with Jake Thomas and Shannon Tuck, who own Bigfoot Balloons. Perfect for special occasions or to check off your bucket list! Take in the breathtaking views of sunrise over the Wasatch Mountains with a loved one, or even the whole family (up to six). These hour-long flights typically reach altitudes of 1,500 feet and end with the ballooning tradition of a champagne toast after the flight.
Experience The Thrill Of An All-Inclusive White-Water Rafting Excursion With All Seasons Adventures: Forget “sit back and relax.” Think “lean in and get wet!” with this worry-free half-day rafting trip on the mighty Weber River that includes transportation, catered lunch and keepsake photos. All Seasons will pick up your party and deliver you to their private launch in Henefer, Utah, where you’ll embark on the Class II section of the Weber. This 8.5-mile stretch features six splashy rapids, some flat-water sections in between and spectacular geologic features like the Devil’s Slide. The float lasts about two hours and ends with lunch and lawn games under a shaded picnic area.
Enjoy An Overnight Getaway To Wendover: Located about 150 miles from Park City, Wendover straddles the Utah-Nevada border and is the perfect destination for a 24-hour escape. Make your trip seamless by booking a charter flight from the Heber City Airport and be there within an hour, where West Wendover offers you everything from high-octane excitement of “Speed Week” at the Bonneville Salt Flats to gambling and nightlife at five hotel and casino properties. Or consider timing your trip with a show at the Peppermill Concert Hall, where fan favorites like Jefferson Starship and Jimmie Allen will take the stage this year.
Spend An Afternoon At The Track: There’s nothing like a day at the races, and the entire family can get in on the action at Wyoming Downs Racetrack, located less than 75 miles northeast of Park City. Wyoming Downs is the largest and only privately owned racetrack in Wyoming, and its slate of 2023 events include intercollegiate and youth racing experiences, Pink Out Day celebrating breast cancer survivors and even kids’ Triple Crown stick horse races. Finish your day at home where a family feast awaits, courtesy Lush’s Tennessee BBQ in Park City. Design a menu featuring your choice of slow smoked meats and delectable sides like mustard coleslaw, collard greens and gnocchi potato salad.
Make Your Vacation House Feel Like Home: For a truly turnkey vacation, book a home with all the amenities that exactly match your needs and an experience that lets you maximize your stay. Summit Luxury Vacation offers a range of homes from a cozy condo in Old Town to a sprawling, slope-side estate in The Colony. Either way, properties are staged to make visitors feel at home. Customize your vacation even more with concierge services including 24/7 transportation, a pre-arrival stocked home with your favorite pantry items and groceries, dinner reservations and spa appointments, and even a private chef or rental car delivery.
Turn That Extra Space Into A Game Room: Let the experts at Quality Billiards & Game Rooms help you design a personalized “adult fun zone.” Celebrating their 50th year anniversary, Quality Billiards’ extensive product list includes billiard tables, shuffleboards, foosball tables, arcades and pinball machines.
Unearth One-Of-A-Kind Pieces From Julie Miles Jewelry: This Australian-born designer splits her time between Florida and Park City, where Miles regularly does trunk shows and hosts online viewings. Miles’ inspiration to use pearls, her favorite gemstone, is due to their origin story – the idea that out of an oyster’s pain comes something so beautiful and unique. It’s the perfect metaphor for this Stage-4 breast cancer survivor, who now creates wearable art with deep Balinese and Tibetan influences. But perhaps the piece we’re really loving is her leather and metal Infinity LOVE Bracelet. Miles is donating a large portion of the proceeds from this limited-edition bracelet to our beloved National Ability Center.
Let Chammomile Be Your Personal Stylist: The charming Chammomile boutique on lower Main Street offers a curated collection of fashionable brands in clothing, shoes, accessories, jewelry and even fragrance and beauty. But what sets this stylish gem apart is its trendy “Shop the Outfit” selections compiled on their website, which show their items styled from head to toe with links to purchase each item. Rather shop in-person? Then book an appointment with one of Chammomile’s style specialists and let them help you put together your perfect look.
Spoil Yourself At Roberto Coin: For the ultimate red-carpet experience, head to Montage Deer Valley, where the elegant Italian-inspired jeweler is located on the sixth floor. There, see how you might look in pieces from Roberto Coin’s Cento Fiore Couture Collection, which actress Vanessa Hudgens wore in March while hosting “Countdown to the Oscars” on the champagne carpet. Hudgens wore the 18K white gold necklace, earrings and ring from the collection, which uses stones with 100 facets—almost double of a standard cut. These diamonds capture and reflect a kaleidoscope of lights in a floral pattern, reflecting the shape of the facets.