Utah: Park City, Family Winter Vacation Fun - Snow Tubing and Skiing.
Park City offers families value for their winter vacation this season with accommodation deals and a variety of thrills on and off the slopes to make for a memorable bonding experience for the entire family.
Here's the inside scoop. Park City Mountain Resort's Snowmamas blog is written by moms who provide insider tips for planning a winter ski vacation in Park City. The resort also added two Kids Adventure trails and limited group ski lessons to five people to ensure personal attention. (www.parkcitymountain.com)
Bowl with your kids. Jupiter Bowl at Newpark is an ultra bowling center in Newpark. The facility includes 16 bowling lanes, pool tables and arcade games, dining and a full-service bar. Jupiter Bowl was recently rated as the #1 Après-Ski activity for all ages by Ski Magazine. (www.jupiterbowl.com)
Connect to history. Park City Museum, which reopened in October 2009 after an $8.9 million renovation, has state-of-the-art interactive exhibits that highlight Park City’s historic silver mining and Wild West past. (www.parkcityhistory.org)
Park City annual winter events add bonus points to family time.
Go for the best barbecue. The Western Barbecue is a wintertime family favorite. Take the gondola ride up to the Red Pine Lodge on Saturday evenings, enjoy this all-you-can-eat BBQ dinner and dance the night away with a Western band. On Friday nights, Canyons Resort guests can light up the night at a new family torch parade from the top of the Sunrise Ski lift to the base of the mountain. Following the parade is a Rail Jam competition for kids who want to learn to rail ski/snowboard with experts. (www.thecanyons.com)
Art just happens. At the Kimball Art Center on-demand art classes are designed to fit each student’s interests: painting, drawing and illustration, photography, ceramics, creative clay, sculpture, jewelry etc. Families can take lessons together. (www.kimballartcenter.org)
Try snow tubing for fun. At Gorgoza Park thrilling snow tubing rides are offered day and night. There's also mini-snowmobiles for kids to zip around an oval course, and the Fort Frosty play area which as a unique tubing carousel for ages six and younger. (www.parkcitymountain.com)
Glide across the ice. At Park City Ice Arena families may try their skill on the ice as a family, take lessons, or learn to speed skate. (www.parkcityice.org)
Bobsled anyone? At Utah Olympic Park an enegetic teen can feel like an Olympian on the Comet bobsled ride or take an introduction clinic to bobsledding, and skeleton riding. Little adventurers can also “learn to fly” at the park’s Ski Jump Camps which take place once a month from December through March. (www.olyparks.com)
More winter time fun. At the National Ability Center you'll find programs for individuals with disabilities and their families including ski and snowboard lessons at Park City Mountain Resort, as well as sled hockey, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, climbing wall and hippotherapy lessons. (www.discovernac.org)
For more information on Park City, visit www.parkcityinfo.com
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