The Park City & Deer Valley Guide
Skiing in Utah certainly has its draws: wide-open terrain, more bluebird days than we can count, and some seriously good, consistent powder. (Case in point: This January alone, Deer Valley had already received more than 294 inches.) Another draw is the proximity to the airport—New Yorkers can be on the mountain by 1pm, and West Coasters can carve turns before lunch. And now, thanks to an alliance with mountain behemoth Vail Resorts, which owns Beaver Creek, Vail, Heavenly, and more, it seems that Park City, the laid-back mining town that many have known (and loved) for years, is finally getting the attention it deserves. The biggest news is that Park City Mountain Resort has merged with neighboring Canyons, resulting in a 7,300-acre mountain complete with a high-speed gondola called Quicksilver, as well as a handful of new on-mountain upgrades. The town itself continues to thrive, with new restaurants, shops, and even a performance venue popping up on Main Street.
Spa Montage Deer Valley9100 Marsac Ave., Deer Valley | 435.604.1300
The spa at the Montage is hands-down our favorite spot in the city—the design takes its cues from the surrounding mountains, so you’ll find a pool with spectacular views, and individual soaking tubs nestled next to the fire, plus the requisite sauna and treatment rooms.
Sugati Spa & Wellness CenterSky Blue Rooftop Lounge, 201 Heber Ave., Park City | 435.658.9411
With an emphasis on both Eastern and Western modalities of detoxification, relaxation, and wellness, Sugati offers full body treatments with an alpine slant. Consider a soak in one of the Japanese Ofuro tubs, which through minerals, salts, and plant medicine, helps to stimulate circulation.
Tadasana Yoga Studio156 Quarry Rd., Park City | 435.649.7260
At Tadasana, you’ll find yoga classes that are guaranteed to make you sweat, not just because the practice is Baptiste-inspired (a type of hot yoga), but because the flow is pretty challenging and aimed at helping you detox your body—and mind. All levels are welcome, and you can take the class in a 60-, 75-, or 90-minute form.
The Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge7700 Stein Way, Park City | 435.645.6475
The Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge is pretty large, spanning 23,000 square feet and housing sixteen treatment rooms, with separate men’s and women’s relaxation rooms, each of which have access to a sauna, steam room, and hot and cold plunge baths. In addition to a classic menu of top-notch massages and body treatments, couples can check into one of the spa’s treatment suites outfitted with private showers, tubs, and a fireplace.
Silver Mountain Sports Club & Spa1526 Ute Blvd, Park City | 435.575.0350
A membership to Silver Mountain gets you a ticket to pretty much any type of fitness class you could want at a gym: They offer everything from barre and pilates, to boot-camp style workouts, to spinning, aqua aerobics, and three levels of yoga classes. In addition to the next-level class selection, some of which take place in rooms with spectacular views of the mountains, the facility is also home to heated lap pools, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, steam rooms, and a dry sauna. It’s great for kids, as well; in the summer, there’s a lazy river and a water slide. Adults can also make appointments from a menu of facials, massages, body treatments, and hair and nail services. There's a Silver Mountain at Prospector Square, too.