The big news in Park City this year is that the town's namesake resort was purchased by Vail, which could be good or bad news depending on who you talk to. Vail already owned the formerly-named Canyons, Park City's northern sister, and the acquisition gave them the opportunity to install a brand-new, eight-person gondola connecting the two resorts from peak to peak and expanding the ski-able terrain to an (astonishing) combined 7,300 acres. Über-convenient for people staying near Main Street, you can actually access Park City from right downtown, making the entire town virtually ski-in, ski-out. A mountain this huge is guaranteed to have a wide range of terrain, but considering the unbelievable number of groomed runs, the sweet spot here is for intermediate skiers. Needless to say, it's also great for littles who've graduated from the magic carpet. Tip: If you're planning on multiple ski trips this year, consider investing in the Epic Pass, Vail Resorts' multi-mountain pass, which gives you unlimited access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Whistler-Blackcomb, and plenty more for a fixed price.
596 Main St., Park City
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.
Park City Mercantile
523 Main St., Park City
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.)
355 Main St., Park City
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.)
545 Main St., Park City
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.
c|two by Cake
511 Main St., Park City
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.
510 Main St., Park City
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.
577 Main St., Park City
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.
586 Main St., Park City
Yukiyama flies their fish in fresh, so everything behind their quaint sushi bar is just as good as what you'd find on the coast. That said, the menu is also rounded out with warming udon and ramen, plus some Korean dishes, like a bibimbap-style rice bowl and a Kimchee ramen, which are just what the doctor ordered after a cold day on the mountain. The sake menu is excellent, too.
The Eating Establishment
317 Main St., Park City
Eating Establishment holds the distinction of being the oldest restaurant in town (it first opened in 1972); consequently, the vibe is a little more low-key than some of the other restaurants on Main Street, with a cozy fireplace in the back and a diner-style menu that serves breakfast all day long. When new ownership bought the place last year, they upgraded it with a new bar (which serves excellent cocktails), so it's a good après spot, too. Any time of day, the classic order is the Miner's Dawn Skillet: a mix of potatoes, onions, and cheese, topped with over-easy eggs, which has been on the menu since the '70s. As the restaurant's official saying goes: They're not good because they're old, they're old because they're good.