5 Unexpected Things To Do in Park City

Park City, Utah is well-known for its incredible ski resort, shopping, and endless possibilities for outdoor adventure. But for those looking to do something somewhat off the beaten path for the usual itinerary of this picturesque mountain town, check out these 5 unexpected things to do in Park City. 

Hike to The World’s First Underground Ski Lift 

When the town established its world-class ski resort in the early 1960s, the developers had a bright idea to utilize an old mining tunnel in the area to transport skiers up the mountain. Since the “skier’s subway” took nearly an hour to drop off its passengers at the peak, it was used more as a novelty ride up the slopes over anything else. 

You can find this tunnel at the beginning of the Armstrong Trail near Silver Star Plaza. Along the way you’ll find other old mining structures and incredible views of Park City. To make it a loop, head back on the Dawns trail for a 3.3 mile hike! 

Eat Fresh Maine Lobster 

Park City has loads of restaurants to meet the needs of its many tourists and adventure bound locals. There is no shortage of the usual offerings up and down Main Street, including a Utah staple of burgers and shakes, but luckily, there is an extra special menu waiting on Prospect Avenue. 

Fresh lobster this far inland? Yep! Freshies Lobster Company brings Maine lobster that’s caught in the morning to its Park City location within 24 hours, so the good people of Utah can enjoy lobster rolls and bisque that way they’re supposed to be. 

Hang Out at the Official U.S Ski & Snowboard Team Training Center

The Woodward Center is THE place to try out your skills for skateboarding, BMX and snowsports.This location dedicated to action sports comes with its own mountain park, indoor and outdoor skate parks, and extreme mountain bike trails. 

If you find yourself more of a spectator, Woodward has awesome events where you can watch skiing and snowboarding competitions — some with Olympians in the making! 

Ski into a Distillery 

Located at the bottom of Park City Mountain Resort right next to the chair lift, the High West Distillery offers the only distillery in the world you can ski right into! It was also Utah’s first legal distillery since 1870. Least to say, this is a pretty special saloon to pay a visit too no matter the time of year you find yourself in Park City. 

High West specializes in creating crisp whiskey and vodka, which are deliciously sipped on their own, or in one of their many handcrafted cocktails. This is a must-stop at the end of your day on the slopes. 

Take a Glass Blowing Class 

Park City is a haven for artists, and the Red Flowers Studio is the only glass blowing studio in town! They have a beautiful shop to browse, or you can learn how to create your own work of art in the hot shop. 

Their classes vary from 20 minutes up to 2 hours where you can learn to make a variety of pieces, from ornaments to decanters, or anything out of your imagination.