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.
Gorsuch355 Main St., Park City | 435.731.8051
Even non-skiers are familiar with Gorsuch's ubiquitous catalog, which has become synonymous with a glittery, European-inspired mountain aesthetic (although founders David and Renie Gorsuch, who met at the 1960 Olympics, are Colorado-based Americans). Sure, some of the merchandise skews a little over-the-top, but you can always count on them to stock all of the classic luxury ski apparel brands, like Bogner, Moncler, and Frauenschuh. As for the fur-hooded jackets and Dale of Norway sweaters—when in Rome, right? (P.S.: Just a few doors up 333 Main Street, there's a Gorsuch ski shop, should you decide to upgrade your gear while you're in town.)
Prospect509 Main St., Park City | 435.655.3250
A skate shop in a ski town doesn’t sound so novel but Prospect is far from run-of-the-mill. Here, you’ll find an interesting high-low edit: Socks by Stance (there’s some for ladies too), hoodies from WeSc, slick Nixon watches. Tucked into the back corner is Billy's Barber Shop, an Orange Country import, that features an antique barber chair and traditional lather machine to boot. Swing by to clean up with a hot shave (or haircut if you've gone full-on mountain man) before dinner on Main. Upstairs, there are pressed juices and elixirs by Land Juicery, as well as coffee from Pink Elephant.
Flight Boutique545 Main St., Park City | 435.604.0806
Locals and best friends from grade school, Blair Isleib and Kristen Doyon, had stints in the New York and LA fashion worlds before they moved home to Park City to start their families and go into business for themselves. Their surprisingly big boutique (don't forget to go upstairs) has a lot of merchandise across a healthy range of price points—you'll find practical mountain gear, like cashmere turtlenecks, floral patterned ski socks, and Sorel boots, alongside more trend-focused pieces, like velvet bomber jackets and long-sleeved bodysuits, that will work just as well back at home.
Dolly’s Bookstore510 Main St., Park City | 435.649.8062
Down to the chalkboards with quotes from famous authors and the resident cats that hang out in different parts of the store, Dolly's is a small-town bookstore straight out of central casting. They've been in business for more than thirty years on the same cute corner of Main Street. P.S. The kids section is great.
Cake Boutique577 Main St., Park City | 435.649.1256
This shop on Main Street has a surprisingly forward-thinking buy for a resort town, but owner/buyer Katie’s style fits in seamlessly at any of Park City’s casual bars and restaurants. Expect to find shelves stocked with Frame denim, Rag & Bone sweaters, and Sundry loungewear (perfect for fireside après), plus picks from See by Chloe and ALC.
c|two by Cake511 Main St., Park City | 435.649.3612
An offshoot of her long-standing clothing boutique, Cake, down the street, Katie Hammond started c|two because the small of selection of cosmetics she carried was constantly selling out. Consequently, she's stocked the shelves here with her most in-demand products (and some of our favorite clean brands): Ilia cosmetics for tourists who forgot lipcolor for a night out, Rodin oil for travel-tired skin, and Grown Alchemist chapstick for parched lips. (Park City is notoriously dry.) You'll find everything you need for serious post-skiing self care, too, from Pursoma detox baths to cashmere sweats and Stella McCartney underpinnings.
Park City Mercantile523 Main St., Park City | 435.631.0925
Park City Mercantile is one of those stores that wouldn’t look out of place on say, Abbot Kinney in Venice, but it gets it right as a kind of modern-day general store in Park City, too. The light-wooden shelves are overflowing with Farmhouse pottery, cozy Faribault woolen blankets, soaps from Juniper Ridge, Tanner Goods leather bracelets, and Coyuchi linens. All of the dry goods come from locally sourced vendors, like Pink Elephant Coffee Roasters. (Meanwhile, Land Juicery is just a few doors up, so you can sip pressed green juice while you shop.)
Root’d596 Main St., Park City | 435.214.7791
Owner Melissa Barry knows that mountain home design needn’t be limited to Pendleton blankets, buffalo plaid, and faux-fur throws. Here, her more modern take includes an airier palette (French mid-century arm chairs and Notte bed linens). Don't worry, you'll still find a few tasteful nods to alpine living: a coffee table must-have The Stylish Life: Skiing, hair-on-hide throw pillows, and a hard-carved wooden stag head. Barry's edit feels tasteful, not gimmicky. Upstairs doubles as a showroom for larger interior design projects.