Looking to take a unique trip to the mountains for Spring Break we chose Park City, Utah! Since our daughter hadn’t ever seen snow, this was a big trip. We’re not skiiers, so we made plans to do other winter activities like tubing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing. Rolling the dice that we’d have a great trip in spite of not skiing we teamed up with another family for an exciting adventure.
Although we are not skiiers, others were still skiing at Alta and the Canyons. Even the last week of March. They say the snow has been light this winter, but there’s still enough left for some last minute downhill cruising!
Gorgoza Park has tubing which is totally exhilarating. There are 7 lanes, 3 short, and 4 long ones. The short ones were fun and the long ones were incredible. With great speed, but in total control everyone enjoyed it. We arrived at 11am and chose the 2 hour ticket which provided ample time to enjoy the park. The tubing is easy to master and you can choose to go down in groups (linking your tubes) or going solo. Both ways are fun. And, going up the hill is easy to with the moving walkway and cable transport system. The Park has really perfect the experience.
Lodging and Travel
As usual, there are the hotel, condo, and VRBO, options available. We chose to rent a house with another family that has plenty of bedrooms, living rooms, kitchen space and even a hot tub. When we were looking for options, there was plenty of sizable properties available on VRBO. The Salt Lake City airport is just 45 minutes from Park City. You can rent a car or take advantage of frequent transportation to/and from the airport. There’s also cabs and buses within Park City to help you get around.
We walked up and down Main Street. You really get a feel for a Western Pioneer town as you look at the different shops. Fyi- Park City really gained fame for its silver mines, not gold. (although some of the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic events were held in Park City.) There’s a Historic Museum on the street that has affordable prices and guided tours and interesting artifacts. We found a myriad of coffee shops and ultimately settled on Riverhorse Provisions for afternoon coffee.