With perfect, powdery snow, runs for all ages and abilities, Park City, Utah has become one of the biggest, best and most exciting skiing destinations in the world. And Waldorf Astoria Park City is right at the heart of it all.
Imagine a ski resort with the expansive slopes of Les Trois Vallées, the vibrant nightlife of Verbier, the tempting restaurants of Gstaad, the rich culture of Cortina and the architectural quaintness of Zermatt. Then position it a mere 30-minute drive away from a major airport. Welcome to Park City, Utah.
Nestled in Utah’s Summit County, Park City has become one of the most revered ski resorts in the world. After Vail Resorts purchased the lease to the mountain in 2011, the resorts of Canyons and Park City have become interconnected thanks to a $50 million investment, creating the single largest ski and snowboard resort in the United States with over 300 trails to explore the 7,300 acres of terrain. It’s at Canyons Village base that you’ll find the resort’s flagship hotel, the spectacular Waldorf Astoria Park City. With 160 unique guest rooms and suites offering custom-designed interiors, local artworks and grand fireplaces, it is the perfect base from which to explore the area, especially given that the hotel boasts its own dedicated Frostwood Gondola a few steps away from the entrance. From there, you can catch the Orange Bubble Express and ski down to the revered Super Condor Express lift, which serves a long ridge with over a dozen powder-laden, tree-lined double-black runs.
While experienced alpinists can have untold fun on this section of the mountain alone, Canyons Village base is also a fabulous place for beginners and intermediates. For families with young children, Waldorf Astoria Park City also provides other outdoor experiences they will never forget, such as dog-sledding and a scenic horse-drawn sleigh ride.
Of course, the Park City experience doesn’t start and stop with skiing. A sumptuous seasonal menu devised by executive chef Hermann Schaefer awaits guests at Powder, the Waldorf Astoria’s destination restaurant. The hotel is also partnering with Park City Brewery to launch the resort’s first signature craft beer, called ‘Pow Day’, a pale ale with a hint of rye that pairs perfectly with the modern mountain cuisine served at Powder. When you need a rest, the Waldorf Astoria Spa boasts transformative treatments in a most serene and relaxing setting. For those of a cinematic persuasion, the Sundance Film Festival rolls into town in January (Butch Cassidy was a Utah native). The 10-day festival brings more than 40,000 people to Park City, so if you prefer your slopes sparsely populated you might want to pick another fortnight.
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