Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Park City's majestic landscape and invigorating spirit attracts millions of visitors each year. In fact, the city continues to make an appearance on top ski and outdoor magazines worldwide, while in 2008 Forbes Traveler named it one of the 20 Prettiest Towns in the country. But there's much more to Park City than a serene setting and posh resorts. It also features more than 25 professional meeting and convention facilities and one of the most accessible U.S. mountain locations.
Located just 36 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport, Park City is easily connected to all parts of the globe. The airport has over 350 daily arrivals and non-stop service to over 100 cities in the United States, Mexico and Canada; it also recently began service to Paris and Tokyo. Known for its exceptional on-time record, Salt Lake City International Airport also provides excellent accommodations and amenities for passengers. In Park City itself, convention guests are treated to efficient and complimentary transportation around the town via Park City Transit and the Main Street Trolley Service.
Park City, Utah is one of the best resort venues to hold your next meeting or conference. Despite its intimate atmosphere, Park City hosts 25+ professional meeting and convention properties and can accommodate groups as small as 10 or as large as 700. Meeting planners may choose from over 4,000 committable guest rooms ranging from bed and breakfast inns to full-service hotels with fully equipped conference rooms and catering facilities.
Park City's convenient transportation comes in handy for reaching one of over 25 meeting and convention hotels spread across town, many of which are walking distance to Main Street. The Park City Marriott, which features over 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting space spread across a ballroom, boardroom and brand new Jr. Ballroom. Meanwhile, the 181-room Yarrow Resort Hotel and Conference Center offers a picturesque setting and limitless amenities for visitors and convention guests including a newly renovated restaurant, business center, complimentary Internet service, and conference services support for transportation, lift tickets and recreation. Opening in December 2010, is the Montage Deer Valley, occupying a coveted location on the slopes at Deer Valley Resort, offering over 17,000 square feet of conference facilities.
Park City also boasts a number of unique spaces for events that are experts at giving visitors a true taste of the town and plenty of business-friendly amenities. Art centers such as (Phoenix Gallery closed) Kimball Art Center are chic spots for cocktails and conversation. Utah Olympic Park is the ideal location for retreats, conferences, special events and more accommodating groups of 20-1,000 among 10 event spaces. A tribute to both Park City's popular pastime and Utah's Athlete of the 20th Century, the Alf Engen Ski Museum is an ideal spot to welcome up to 144 guests to a conference or convention. Additionally, many of Park City's award-winning eateries, from the Italian Ticino Restaurant to the French Bisto Toujours, offer private dining space, professional service and mouth-watering cuisine.
Over the past several years, tourism has become the primary economic engine for Park City. In fact, tourism accounts for over half a billion dollars in regional revenue as visitors flocking to the city for events such as the Sundance Film Festival and Park City Food and Wine Classic, area ski resorts and other outdoor recreation.
As the primary resort town in Utah, Park City attracts visitors from all over the globe with its stunning natural beauty, unbeatable outdoor recreation and vibrant arts and music scene. Spanning across 9.4 square miles just 32 miles from downtown Salt Lake City, Park City is home to more than 7,000 residents. With a backdrop of scenic mountains and a storybook Main Street, Park City is an ideal spot for outdoor fun and relaxation all year long.
Springing to life more than 130 years ago, Park City rose to fame at the discovery of its hefty silver mines in the surrounding mountains. Though the mining boom eventually ended, Park City remained a popular destination for ski bunnies and thrill seekers, even more so when the city helped host the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Today, the city's popularity continues to soar thanks to its reputation as a first-class resort and host of celebrity-studded events such as the Sundance Film Festival and the Park City Food and Wine Classic.
Certainly one of the most popular activities for Park City visitors is skiing. The city has three world-class resorts that provide the finest accommodations and amenities to visitors from across the globe: Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain Resort and the Canyons Resort. Combined, these resorts offer 9,326 acres of The Greatest Snow On Earth®, 426 runs, bowls, terrain parks and 58 lifts, skiing and snowboarding in Park City has never been better for guests of all skill levels. In addition to its top-notch slopes, Park City offers plenty of wintertime fun in the form of ice skating at the Park City Ice Arena, taking a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the woods, or now tubing at Gorgoza Park.
Though known as a great ski destination, Park City's mountainous location is also a great spot to visit during the warmer months. Companies such as Red Pine Adventures and Country Trails offer guided horseback rides through the wilderness, while Beyond Limits provides challenging half-day mountain biking or hiking tours. Park City is also home to a number of 18-hole championship golf courses, including Soldier Hollow Golf Course, Wasatch Mountain Golf and Park City Golf Club, ranked as one of the premier public golf courses in the region.
In addition to being a haven for sports and recreation, Park City is also becoming quite a hotspot for arts and culture. In the downtown area, art galleries and historic theaters stand side-by-side with hip boutiques and antique stores. The city's culinary scene is also on the rise, as it's now home to several award-wining restaurants that reflect a variety of flavors and influences. Enjoy fine continental cuisine in a setting reminiscent of an Alpine lodge at the Goldener Hirsch Inn, or the global-inspired cuisine at 350 Main. After dinner, head to one of Main Street's happening clubs and bars and ask for Park City's signature drink, the Sky Blue Acai Sour, an intoxicating combination of Absolut Berri Acai vodka, lemon juice and blue Curacao.
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With an altitude of 7,000 feet, Park City enjoys a pleasant, dry climate with low humidity. Average temperatures in summer tend to be in the 70s with the warmest months of the year being July and August. Winter temperatures average in the 20s with the coolest month of the year being January. Park City receives an average of 16 inches of rainfall per year, primarily in the summer months, as well as over 60 inches of annual snowfall.
As a world-class skiing destination, Park City is popular during the winter months as travelers hit the slopes. Guests may also be surprised to find that summer is an ideal time to visit, as the weather is mild and they are able to take advantage of the area's natural beauty and more opportunities for outdoor recreation.
Park City, Utah, located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, is one of the best resort venues to hold your next meeting or conference. Despite its intimate atmosphere, Park City hosts 25+ professional meeting and convention properties and can accommodate groups as small as 10 or as large as 700.
Park City, Utah boasts a wide range of lodging and meeting facilities. There are 4,000 committable rooms spread between 25 meeting and conference properties, ranging from B&B’s, boutique hotels, condominium hotels and full-service hotel accommodations. Within these properties there is over 125,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. Meeting planners also have 60,000 square feet of resort meeting space available at Park City’s three year-round resorts; Deer Valley Resort, The Canyons Resort, and Park City Mountain Resort.
The year-round resorts are ideal facilities for meeting planners wishing to incorporate activities and entertainment into their agendas. All three resorts are within five miles of one another and are accessible via Park City’s complimentary city-wide transportation system. For the slightly more adventurous there are over 300 miles of trails connecting the resorts and the downtown area which include everything from paved paths to single track.
Experience the spirit of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games at the Utah Olympic Park. Attendees can also games by participating in bobsled rides, watching freestyle aerialists flipping and twisting into a 750,000- gallon splash pool, or touring the 2002 Olympic Museum. The park also offers zip line rides on the Xtreme Zip or Quicksilver rides on the nation’s first stainless steel alpine slide.
It's difficult to imagine a better, or more accessible, mountain meeting site than Park City, Utah. With over 25 professional meeting and convention properties and meeting rooms of all sizes, Park City, Utah is a great place to get work done. Meeting planners can choose from over 4,000 committable rooms ranging from bed and breakfasts to luxury mountain retreats.
Park City Marriott
With a convenient location on Park City's transit system, world-class amenities and a commitment to full-service accommodations, the Park City Marriott is the perfect location for meetings and convention gatherings. Taking full advantage of the area's beautiful vistas and copious activities, the hotel creates an enchanting destination for conventions.
The facility incorporates over 10,000 total square feet of event space, divided across several unique venues. The 5,229-square-foot Grand Ballroom provides space for up to 780 guests and can be divided into four smaller spaces. Four additional rooms accommodate up to 50 guests, while the Executive Boardroom seats up to 14 VIPs for intimate meetings. Additionally, the Park City Marriott now offers convention groups the opportunity to hold events in a new Outdoor Pavilion. Affording stunning views of the natural beauty of the surrounding area, the 1,800-square-foot space can accommodate receptions for 250 guests.
Along with the incredible facilities and scenic setting, meeting planners using the Park City Marriott can depend on the company's exceptional reputation and commitment to service. The hotel features the latest audio-visual technology as well as wireless Internet access throughout the convention facilities. The on-site food service division can work to develop a menu fit for any occasion. Additionally, the Marriott will arrange for transportation to area attractions and destinations, which include three ski resorts and five championship golf courses.
The Yarrow Hotel and Conference Center
Located just minutes from Park City's top ski resorts and golf clubs, The Yarrow Resort Hotel & Conference Center is a year-round destination for family vacations, couples' getaways, business retreats and more. The resort has 181 guest rooms, all of which were renovated in 2006 and now boast new carpeting, wall coverings and furniture. Leisure and business travelers alike will enjoy room amenities such as complimentary high-speed Internet, coffee makers and flat-screen televisions. The resort itself offers an on-site business center, 24-hour customer service desk, and Starbuck coffee kiosk in the lobby.
The conference center at The Yarrow has 12,000 square feet of function space, including the 5,100-square-foot Summit Ballroom and 11 breakout rooms. During warmer months, planners can host outdoor affairs in the central courtyard. In addition to the resort's professional hotel staff, The Yarrow can arrange for full-service catering, themed events and audio-visual equipment.
Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)
Approximate taxi fare: $85 USD
At just 36 miles away and less than one hour's drive, Salt Lake City International Airport conveniently connects Park City to points around the globe. A hub for Delta Airlines, the airport offers non-stop service to over 100 cities in total, including destinations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Additionally, the airport also offers non-stop flights to Paris and Tokyo.
Salt Lake City International is the nation's 22nd busiest airport with nearly 400,000 flight operations and over 20 million passengers served in 2009. Despite its large volume of air traffic, the airport has led all other U.S. airports in on-time performance. Encompassing terminals and 83 gates, the Rocky Mountain airport's crews are exceptionally adept at snow removal and will keep flights moving in any season and weather condition.
Travelers to Salt Lake City International will find a wealth of shopping and dining options, from the full-service Terrace Restaurant and Lounge and Dick Clark's American Bandstand Grill to stores that sell items unique to the region and travelers' necessities. Salt Lake City International features free wireless Internet access throughout the airport as well as full business services.
Airline carriers serving Salt Lake City International Airport
Park City operates a free transit bus system perfect for accessing all parts of the city and surrounding areas. The system consists of five color-coded lines that move passengers throughout key areas. Additionally, there is a Main Street Trolley to take visitors along the city's shopping and dining district.
The transit bus runs daily from 7:30 AM to 10:30 PM. The Main Street Trolley operates from 10 AM to 10 PM daily.
Travel between Park City and Salt Lake City International is both convenient and affordable via shuttle. Shared ride services are available for approximately $60 per person; groups of any size can be accommodated.
Visitors looking to explore the surrounding areas of Park City would benefit from renting a car during their trip. Counters for Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Fox, Hertz, National and Thrifty are located on the ground floor of the short-term parking garage at Salt Lake City International Airport.
Salt Lake City International has plenty of taxis, which travelers will find near the baggage claim area. Fares from the airport to Park City are approximately $80. Fees for additional passengers apply.
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