Park City Adventures: Enjoy this mountain in all seasons!


park city utahI opened my mail and was so excited to see my EPIC ski pass. Have you skied at Park City yet? If not, this year you need to put it on your bucket list. Canyons Resort is now part of Park City Mountain Resort and together they are Park City. asked me to share all the great things to do in Park City.

There are seventeen skiable peaks and one epic ski pass that covers all the terrain. You can even select an epic pass that is good at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Arapahoe Basin, Afton Alps and Mt. Brighton.

Lisa Niver skiing Park City in winter
Lisa Niver skiing Park City in winter

Park City is now the largest ski resort in the U.S. with over 7,300 acres of skiable terrain with the new connection between Canyons and Park City.

I have been skiing at Park City since I was a little girl and I love it. I look forward to my first day on the slopes this season. I am certain the $50million renovation which added the new Miner’s camp restaurant, the new Quicksilver Gondola and upgraded chairs on some of my favorite runs will mean even better days on the snow.

If you prefer terrain parks to moguls, Park City Mountain has you covered. On the Canyons Village side there are three Terrain Parks for skiers and riders of all abilities as well as an elementary Burton Riglet Park for kids aged 3-6.  Steve Duke, Terrain Park manager, and his experienced crew have a few suprises for you with their original features and creative park designs.

Summertime Hot Air Balloon Ride in Park City
Summertime Hot Air Balloon Ride in Park City

I can highly recommend spending time in Park City town. Enjoy Riverhorse for dinner on Main Street or travel in the trolley car to pick out your favorite spot to dine. You can stay in town and take the Town Lift to the mountain or stay anywhere and come to Park City Mountain on the free bus!

My Park City Adventures now include summer and winter sports. This summer I enjoyed different outdoor adventures on the same slopes. I hiked in Park City.

See more images of Park City here.

VideoExploring Park City August 2015 

During my hike at Park City, I saw a deer and gorgeous summer flowers. I had drinks at the Waldorf Astoria with Jason Will and Scott Eddy–I want to go back and swim in the pool! For dinner, we went to Riverhorse on Main Street. Look for both pieces of street art by Banksy.

VIDEOCanyons Village and Park City: There is Only One

One of my favorite things this summer was my first ever hot air balloon ride! I loved being in the clouds. I highly recommend it! I cannot wait to go again.

VIDEOFly with Park City Balloon Adventures August 2015 

Our day at Deer Valley included a great hike up the SilverLake trail with an amazing guide named Kelley. He taught us about the Aspen trees: they share a root structure and they have a bend in the bottom of their trunks. During the winter, the snow forces down the base of the trees eventually the trees grow tall and straight but they always have a curve at the bottom. Lunch at Royal Street Cafe was lovely and included homemade cheeses and ice cream. A wonderful treat after a day of hiking in summer or skiing in winter.

VIDEODeer Valley: Summer Hiking and lunch at Royal Street Cafe 

Park City is amazing in any season. You can ride the alpine coaster, zipline or  explore the Olympic Park from the 2002 Olympic Games. It is only 32 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport to some of the best skiing on the planet. See you on the slopes!


Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries on six continents. This University of Pennsylvania graduate sailed across the seas for seven years with Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, and Renaissance Cruises and spent three years backpacking across Asia. Discover her articles in publications from AARP: The Magazine and AAA Explorer to WIRED and Wharton Magazine, as well as her site WeSaidGoTravel. On her award nominated global podcast, Make Your Own Map, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors, and as a journalist has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and been a finalist twenty-two times. Named a #3 travel influencer for 2023, Niver talks travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, her YouTube channel with over 2 million views, and in her memoir, Brave-ish, One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty.

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