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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 17, 2015
Does anyone know the Ski conditions at Park City, Deer Valley or Alta this week?  (2 Answers)

We're going to Utah for some skiing this weekend. If I purchase the lift tickets online beforehand, there is a significant discount. But, the weather is in the low 60's and wondering what the conditions are. Do I buy an all day lift ticket or a half day lift ticket. I really don't want to ski in "slush" if the snow is not holding up in the afternoon. We're staying in Park City but Alta is only about 30-45 minutes away. So, just wondering if that is any better. Thanks for your help!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 21, 2014
Bear hollow buses  (2 Answers)

How close are the stops from village?how often are buses to the resorts?complimentary? run on Xmas/NY days?When's last bus back to BH from PC?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 01, 2014
Driving winter Park City Utah to Breckenridge CO  (4 Answers)

We are skiing the Canyons for a week in early Feb 2015. Would you recommend against driving at that time of year to Breckenridge CO?
We have driven in the past from Denver up to Breckenridge but are considering driving from Utah rather than flying next time from SLC to Denver and then driving.
Is the drive from Utah similar in road conditions from the east?
Thank in advance.
Kind regards,
Paul Russell (Queensland, Australia)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 07, 2014
September 2014 PC events?  (3 Answers)

I live in Salt Lake, and have friends coming to visit in September 2014. We are staying up at PCMR, and I am looking for ideas as to activities, etc. I can't find any festival, etc. calendars out for that far ahead. Any ideas, anyone? Thanks in advance.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 02, 2014
shuttle from PC to SLC  (1 Answer)

I need a shuttle to the airport in SLC for 2 people. What is my best option?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 20, 2013
Downtown hotel, no car, not skiing  (1 Answer)

Coming in Feb to visit family. We aren't skiing, so don't need to be near lifts. But, won't have a car, so want to walk to town. Where to stay? We are 2 quiet adults, no pets. Thanks.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 10, 2013
Deer Valley in December or March  (4 Answers)

Trying to decide on a family vacation over Christmas Holidays or March Spring Break??

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 16, 2011
Resort Life  (3 Answers)

I am going to Park City in March. We are staying at Canyons Resort. I am just trying to understand if you can bring your own alcohol, food, etc... Or can you not buy alcohol in Utah?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 05, 2010
Sweetwater Park City Lift Lodge  (5 Answers)

i have a reservation in a unit "that sleeps 10". Questions--are there units that sleep 10, and how exactly (in terms of bedrooms and privacy) do they sleep 10? I would like to know how many of us can comfortably stay there without being in each other's way???

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 20, 2008
Condo at Christmas 2008

I'm looking for a condo in Park City for Christmas '08 (12/24 - 1/1). Any suggestions on when to book for the best deals? We are interested in a nice place with kitchen that sleeps 5 in beds (2bedroom+loft or 3 bedroom) for500 or less per night and prefer to be within walking distance of lifts. Right now it looks like a LOT of availability! Any recommendations out there? Any suggestions for deals?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 22, 2008
restaurant deals  (2 Answers)

We got a GREAT deal on a place to stay in Park City this summer. We cannot spend a lot to eat though so we are looking for the best restaurant deals. good restaurants cheap or places where you can get gift certificates for a deal. In St. louis one of our radio stations posts restaurant gift certificates for half price and then they sell a certain amount for the deal price. Does anyone know of anything like that for restaurants tht aren't too pricey to begin with? THANKS (anything in Salt Lake would be interesting for us too.) I have heard that PC is pricey. Also what else shouldn't we miss while there?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 13, 2008
Summering in Park City with the family?  (2 Answers)

Hello all!

I need some advice from those of you who live in or frequent the mountain time zone in general and Park City Utah in particular. I travel quite a bit and work out of my home in the Midwest. It recently dawned on me that I could work out of anywhere from Ohio to Utah and it would make no difference as long as I was w/in 30-40 minutes of a major airport, had Sprint cellphone service and a high speed internet connection.

So I have decided to take my wife and our two elementary school aged children and "relocate" for the month of July. We talked about it and would like to go somewhere that is not too hot, has many activities including hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking, etc. local. We have wanted to take a trip out west and I think a month based in someplace like Park City is the perfect answer. We can take a couple of long weekends and go to Arches and Yellowstone, visit Sundance and downtown Park City. PC seems to have everything I need.

So my questions are:

1. Is Park City a good choice for this? I will need to travel for business to MN, Chicago and Omaha and probably others during the trip so proximity to a major airport is important. We also want to go someplace where there is a lot to do!
2. We want to rent a 2+ or 3 bedroom condo (we need a master bedroom, kids bedroom and a temporary office) for the month of July. It needs to be fairly nice, have a pool, nearby bike trails and a central location or easy bus access. Air conditioning would be very good. I have seen ads online for Town Pointe, Red Pine (Canyons), Prospector Square, All Seasons, Park Meadows and Bear Hollow. Which would be best? Why? Any other suggestions?

Finally, I will be in PC next Friday afternoon and Saturday (March 21 and 22) and would like to look at a couple of places.

While this is obviously not ski related, I know there are a lot of PC regulars who's input will be very valuable to me and my family. We are looking forward to a great trip and a whole month to experience a new part of the country!

Thanks in advance for your suggestions and help!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 06, 2007
Cheapest Possible Stay in Park City?  (2 Answers)

Hi, I am a single Australian traveller coming to Park City for 3 nights in December (16th-19th) and I am on a very limited budget. I haved looked online and there doesn't seem to be any hostel type accomodation anywhere in Park City, there is only fancy hotels charging hundreds of dollars a night. I am so desperate I don't mind staying in a spare room of some nice persons house. Is there any forums or anything where people rent spare rooms or anything? Or if there is anywhere cheap to stay. I am very thankful for any hlep.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 19, 2007
Deer Valley/Park City evening family activities?  (2 Answers)

I've seen info on sleigh rides and know there'a at least one ice skating rink. What evening activities (in winter) have you found for a family with kids aged 12, 11 and 8? Also--any sleigh ride outfitter you'd recommend or not? Thanks a million!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 29, 2007
Ski Lodge Rental in Park City Utah - Bear Path Lodge

I'm going to Park City in December and I'm looking at places to stay in Park City right now. I came across a house called Bear Path Lodge ) on GoogleAds and it looks pretty dang nice if you ask me. I think I'm going to reserve the place but I wanted to know if anyone else has stayed there or has stayed in the Bear Hollow Village area before.

Thanks in advance!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 23, 2007
Off season off the path.........

I'm coming to visit end of August/September...........any suggestions of restaurants, activities, things to do? Thanks.......Carolyn

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 29, 2007
What to do in August  (3 Answers)

We will be attending a family reunion in August in Park City. We will have some free time (assorted days)before and after the planned reunion. What should we see and do? Anything we shouldn't miss? Long day trips are probably out since there will probably be plans for dinner each night.
Thanks in advance for any help

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 16, 2007
cj55  (1 Answer)

Four families looking for Condo lodging in park city utah during Christmas. Any information would be helpful. One area was the Three Kings Condos, would like to find map of complex. Is it close to ski resort? Any other Condos within short walking distance to ski resort, of course looking for best price?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 26, 2006
Tour to Bryce Canyon  (1 Answer)

Hi. We plan to visit Park City for a week in April. We do not plan to rent a carbut would love to pick up a tour to Bryce Canyon. Any suggestions? Thanks.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 11, 2005
when does the snow stop  (1 Answer)

i am trying to plan a trip for early april 2006. can anyone tell me what the ski conditions are at that time of year? is there enough snow to have fun? thanks in advance.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 10, 2005
Skiing and drinking in Utah  (2 Answers)


I`m thinking about going to Utah to ski over Christmas. Right now, however, the accomodation prices I´ve been quoted are really high ($1800 for 9 nights in a 1 bedroom with kitchenette) but maybe that´s the way prices are of Christmas. Does any one have any good tips for cheaper accomodation in this area or some good websites I can go searching through. Is Park CIty more expensive than the other resorts in Utah? I`ll be flying to Salt Lake City so I like the fact that it´s so close to the airport - are other places more conveniently located
Another thing - I´ve been reading up on liquor laws and can´t seem to find the answer to whether you can bring alcohol into Utah or will someone go through your luggage at the airport?

Thanks for your help

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 31, 2005
When does the snow begin?  (4 Answers)

We are wanting to take my family (from FL) to see some snow and possibly go tubing, but aren't having luck finding a lift open in mid-end November. Any suggestions? We are staying at Miners at the Canyons. Is there any snow usually in November? What else could we do that they would enjoy regarding snow fun?!? Thanks in advance!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 29, 2005
rdkj2008  (1 Answer)

Are pets allowed on the train ride

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 01, 2005
Romantic restaurants in Park City?  (1 Answer)

Taking my wife to PC on a surprise ski trip for our 20th anniversary. Any ideas for a romantic resturant in PC? She worries about the ambiance more than the food! Any and all suggestions welcomed.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 05, 2005
Ski Rental in Park City  (3 Answers)

Hi, Im planning to go skiing next week in Park City , UT. Can anybody recommend a ski rental company ? Any experiences in terms of quality of material etc ?? Thanks, Fab

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 19, 2004
Moving To Park City  (2 Answers)

I'll be moving to Park City from Tennessee in November. Is there anything I should know?

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