Hitting Sundance? Here’s AD’s Ultimate Guide to Park City
How to make the most of a few days in this cozy—and buzzy—ski town
PERRI ORMONT BLUMBERG
Posted January 19, 2017
Everybody who says, “Oh, but Park City is better in the summer,” probably hasn’t been in town for the two-week-long extravaganza that is Sundance. Last year the independent film festival, founded in 1978, brought in 46,000 people and a staggering $143 million in economic activity (apparently all those après–skis add up). This year the celebrated event kicks off today and runs through January 29, with an anticipated 200 feature-length movies and shorts premiering. And sure, you could hit the slopes between films, but why not indulge in some more edifying activities? From a renowned cultural scene and posh restaurants to lush mountain spas and sceney boutique hotels, Park City is anything but just another resort town. Read on to find out why this esteemed ski hub is home to stellar shopping, elegant accommodations, and no shortage of high-altitude fun.
Where to Stay
Washington School House Tucked inside an 1889 limestone schoolhouse are 12 thoughtfully designed guest rooms and a handsome underground bar. The lobby’s pièce de résistance—an amazing antler chandelier coated in white lacquer and crystals—will also serve as a stunning backdrop for those unearthly meals you’ll be feasting on. Because you booked the hotel’s private chef for dinner, right? If not, don’t skip breakfast. From $850; washingtonschoolhouse.com
Montage Deer Valley At this secluded property that’s just ten minutes from the heart of downtown, you’ll feel like you’re at your very own alpine hideaway (the smell of fresh powder and pine doesn’t hurt, either). When you’re not soaking up the views 8,100 feet above sea level, sit by the fireplace […]