Living in Dallas does not allow for a lot of snow and certainly not much elevation gain. So, when looking for a quick winter getaway to learn to snowboard and do a bit of snowshoeing, Park City was the best choice for a myriad of reasons.
Salt Lake city is the capitol of Utah, a 2.5 hour flight from Dallas and only 35 minutes drive to Park City. The city itself is a tourist attraction with over 5 million people visiting the Church of Latter Day Saint’s religious center known as Temple Square.
Compared to places like Aspen, Park City’s accommodations, skiing, restaurants & nightlife are affordable to have a pleasant weekend with breaking the piggy bank entirely open. My last minute four day trip cost $1200 for an airbnb, $300 for a day’s snowboard lessons, an average of $50 per person for dinner and $140 for a lift pass when bought online.
We rented a car but had we known how walkable the town is and about the free bus service If booking accommodations within town, you can easily walk to Park City Mountain’s lifts, grocery stores, and the shops / restaurants of the Old Town center. If walking isn’t your thing and you don’t desire a rental car, a shuttle from Salt Lake quickly takes you to town, Uber / Lyft are available and there is a free bus system.