The Global Epicenter for Outdoor Sports Enthusiasts
The 2002 Winter Olympic Games still echo through these mountains. After all, Park City hosted half of the events. No wonder dreams of Olympic glory awaken residents and visitors to push a little harder in their winter and summer pursuits. Count on the Hyatt Escala Lodge’s knowledgeable Concierge to arrange everything from tee times to fly-fishing guides, or to map out your next hiking or mountain biking adventure.
With summer temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s and humidity less than 50 percent, Park City and Canyons couldn’t be a more pleasant place to play a round of golf. Along with Canyons Golf Course opening August 2013, five public courses and several private courses offer plenty of variety.
More than 400 miles of single track isn’t just about quantity, it is about quality. Park City has two trails designated by the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) as “Epic Rides.” It is the only town in North America with two such distinctions. The first designated IMBA Epic is known as the Mid-Mountain Trail, which starts at Deer Valley and travels more than 25 miles to Canyons on some of the most spectacular single track you will ever ride.
Utah Olympic Park
This United States Olympic Training site now serves as a year-round competition and training ground for recreational and high-performance athletes. Watch athletes train, visit the Alf Engen Ski History Museum and the 2002 Eccles Winter Olympic Museum, race down the track in a bobsled, or learn how to steer your own skeleton or luge by taking an Intro camp.
The Weber and Provo Rivers offer remarkable fly fishing for large rainbow and brown trout, year-round. The Provo boasts Blue Ribbon fly fishing and in some sections an average of 3,000 trout per mile. Local fly shops offer gear and outfitted guide trips.
Humidity sweeping off the Utah desert is forced upwards into the frigid air by the Wasatch Range. It returns to earth as the lightest powder on the planet, averaging more than 300 inches every winter. Along with the groomed runs of Deer Valley, Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons, you have relatively quick access to the western slope of the Wasatch Range, where you’ll find the powder-choked steeps of Alta, Brighton, Snowbird, and Solitude.