- 5 Ways To Relax
- Spa Day at the Waldorf
- Park City Yoga
- Homestead Crater hot springs
- Canyons sleigh ride
- Main Street shopping
While its adventure-town reputation is accurate, this former silver mining mecca at the foot of Utah’s Wasatch Range also packs serious Hollywood panache, a solid dose of serenity, and luxuries to spare.
Call it Old West meets New West—and no ski town does it better than Park City.
Translation: It’s not all about the skiing.
Sometimes, it’s just about escaping.
So shred Utah’s famous powder to your heart’s content, but make sure to leave enough time to kick back and relax in true Park City style.
Check out these five ways to while away the day.
Hidden within the majestic Waldorf Astoria Park City in Canyons Village is a stress-melting, 16,000-square-foot spa with a green living wall (think vertical garden), 15 treatment rooms, a salon, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.
Lose yourself in the warm stone massage, cozy up at the fireside lounge for a cup of soothing tea and organic nibbles, and finish your afternoon off with an invigorating anti-gravity facelift.
Seasoned yogis can escape from it all with Park City Yoga Adventure’s snowshoe and yoga in a yurt.
The trip starts with a two-hour snowshoe tour of Blue Sky Ranch, 3,000 pristine acres with stunning Wasatch panoramics and plenty of wildlife potential along the way.
Your destination is a cozy Norwegian yurt where a roaring fire welcomes you for an hour of practice.
Clear your mind and refresh your soul before your snowshoe trek back to the real world.
Soak It Up
A nice way to relieve tired muscles after tearing through the Wasatch powder is to soak in Homestead Crater hot springs.
Just a half-hour from Park City in Midway, Utah, this geothermal spring is ensconced within a 55-foot-tall limestone rock.
The hot spring and crater were formed over thousands of years as snow melted and seeped two miles deep into the earth, where the earth eventually heated the snowmelt.
As the hot water surges upward, it picks up the minerals that make for a healing, rejuvenating soak.
Visitors access the crystal clear waters through a tunnel, and the spring offers your choice of relaxation and recreation opportunities, from soaking to paddleboard yoga to warm water scuba diving to explore the crater’s depths.
If your version of a relaxing escape involves a fairytale, book a horse-drawn sleigh ride through snowy Willow Draw, leaving from Canyons Village.
Snuggle up under a pile of blankets and enjoy the winter scenery, terrific Wasatch views, and the occasional moose sighting.
Pair your ride with dinner at The Farm, Park City’s premier locavore restaurant where everything on the menu is sourced within 200 miles of the restaurant.
Utah’s bounty is extensive, including Zoe’s Garden honey, Gold Creek cheese, Creminelli cured meats, Beehive cheese, Morgan Valley lamb, and Slide Ridge honey.
Sometimes the best getaway is an afternoon of boutique hopping—even if you’re just window shopping.
Historic Park City’s shops and galleries are worthy of some serious browsing.
Farasha Boutique began life as a pop-up shop in New York, Santa Monica, and Palm Springs before opening a brick-and-mortar location on Main Street Park City.
Local and international designers on the racks include Iceland’s Birna, Uruguay’s Cuca Regueira, and local design stars Zoe Zoberski, Sophie St. Claire, and Heggy Gonzalez.
Want to bring some Western style to your abode?
Stop in at Root’d for fine home décor like Lucite mule deer antler sculptures and hand hewn oak dressers.
Housed in a bank that once served silver miners, Mountain Trails Gallery is filled with works by the West’s best artists, including founder and sculptor Vic Payne and dramatic cowboy portraits by Utah’s Eric Erekson.
Grab a fellow shopaholic and unwind.