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Utah Travel Headlines Blog

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Park City, Utah: What's not to like?

The Denver Post has this great article on the three Park City ski resorts. Below are excerpts.

But not long after the town's founding in 1870 by miners, residents discovered that above the mine shafts and underground train passageways sat mounds and mounds of fluffy white stuff, and it kept on coming, offering prime skiing real estate that they started taking advantage of as early as the 1920s.

Add to the appeal a relatively carefree drive from Salt Lake. In good weather, which is most of the time, and during nonpeak times — which is any time that is not rush hour or just before or after the lifts open and close — the drive takes about 30 to 40 minutes.

The folks in Park City even like to brag that it's just as fast — or faster — to get from their mountain resorts to Denver than it is from Aspen to Denver any day, or to Denver from most resorts along the Interstate 70 corridor on those late Sunday afternoons in mid-February after a powder day.

"I started coming to Deer Valley in 1998," says David Adamson. "I used to go to Colorado every year, but the snow in Utah is the best in the world, and the travel to and from L.A. is so easy."

Read the entire article.

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