By Brian E. Clark In the late 19th Century, Park City was a booming mining center with a population of nearly 10,000. The town’s Silver King Mine was one of the most famous silver mines in the world. Today, skiers and snowboarders can experience a bit of that mining history
By Brian E. Clark Each winter, more than 2.5 million skiers visit the Wasatch Mountain resorts of Deer Valley, Park City, Solitude, Brighton, Snowbird and Alta. But only a tiny fraction of that number venture off into the backcountry to make fresh tracks in untouched snow. For good reason,
By Brian E. Clark I’m a diehard schusser, so my favorite season to visit Park City is winter, when the slopes are buried in snow and I can carve turns on the thousands of acres of skiable terrain at Deer Valley and Park City Mountain Resort. But autumn comes in
By Everett Potter There’s a new ski resort coming to the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. Or maybe, just maybe, Deer Valley is about to get a lot bigger. It’s too soon to tell but what is known is that The Mayflower Mountain Resort has been announced, a 5,600-acre resort with
by Kim McHugh As reported in an earlier post, skiers and snowboarders aren’t content any longer to just cruise down the trails on their mountain vacations. Indeed, many resort visitors find relaxing in a quiet room, getting a massage, enjoying a facial or experiencing a host of body therapies (think
By Cathie Arquilla I am a graceful skier. I like to make pretty turns on groomed runs that are not too steep, not too bumpy. As for powder skiing, I have very limited experience with it. But there’s no reason to concern oneself with powder skiing at the beginning of
The incredible team that puts together Everett Potter’s Travel Report every week is a well-traveled bunch. So asking our contributors about their favorite travel moment in 2013 produced joy, angst and lengthy answers, as well as the inevitable, “Just one?” Herewith are some highlights from our travels in 2013.
By William Triplett There’s a new hotel in Park City. Well, not entirely. The Washington School House Hotel is a 19th century schoolhouse that’s been renovated into an upscale, boutique pension that sleekly fuses the historical architecture with a decidedly cool, modern look. Only 12 rooms are on offer.
The Omni Mount Washington Hotel, Bretton Woods, NH. By Everett Potter What’s better than a Valentine’s Day getaway to a ski resort? Waiting six weeks to go. You’ll save a bundle by going in late March, there will be more snow, and these four hotels under $200 a night in