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Park City’s prime time is the winter. The best time to visit is from December to April, when the city’s famed mountains are chock full of fresh powder, and the city is crawling with skiers and snowboarders. Snowmobiling, sleigh rides and dog sled tours are other popular draws during the coldest months. During the holidays, the city is aglow in lights and flush with festivities, while in January, the city is at its busiest when it hosts the world-renowned Sundance Film Festival and celebrities and filmmakers descend upon the resort town.
Although winter may be the favored time to visit Park City, it isn’t the only time. Those who want to enjoy Four-Star accommodations on a two-star budget would do well to visit during the summer season, when rates are slashed at most area resorts and hotels. Restaurant tables are easier to come by and streets are less crowded, but there are still activities aplenty.
Although Park City is quickly becoming a year-round mountain town destination, summer and winter are the best times to visit. Resorts close for a few weeks between the two seasons, so expect a low-key getaway if you venture to Park City in the spring or fall.
The area’s three ski resorts, Park City Mountain, Deer Valley and Canyons, are in full winter swing by mid-December, where slopes are frosted in champagne powder for winter enthusiasts. March brings out the fair-weather skiers, when skiing conditions permit sunglasses, short-sleeved shirts and après festivities under the sun until the resorts close in mid-April.
A limited number of summer activities begin around Memorial Day, and you can expect the town to be in full operations at the beginning of July. Leisurely activities, like the Park City Food and Wine Fest or the Kimball Art Festival, quickly fill up the summer weekends until Labor Day, but the hiking and mountain biking trails blaze in spectacular glory throughout early autumn.