City Spotlight: Park City, Utah

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Wellness isn’t a trend in Park City, Utah; it’s a way of life. A strong sense of community among locals and visitors skips right over the pretentiousness found in other mountain resort towns. An air of innovation and a sense of respect for what’s possible are nurtured in this city that played host to part of the 2002 Winter Olympics. And it’s all made that much better by fresh mountain air and prestigious scenery. If you’ve never taken a tournament to Park City, it’s time to take a close look at this treasure.

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From the moment you enter Utah Olympic Park, you get the vibe that it’s a special place. Indeed, as host of the 2002 Winter Games, this facility almost singlehandedly shaped Park City into what it’s known as today.

Nearly 15 years after the Olympics, the park continues to be a favorite venue for training, competition and recreational opportunities for athletes. This summer, it was host to the North American Jindro Mayer Springer Tournee + U.S. Large Hill Ski Jumping & Nordic Combined Championships, as well as the Psicobloc Masters Series and Red Bull 400. This winter, the park will welcome the FIL Luge World Cup and the 2017 USANA FIS Nordic Junior and U23 World Ski Championships.

A Town for All Seasons

Sure, skiing and snowboarding events are a perfect fit for Park City, but so are sports like cycling, running, lacrosse, soccer and more. Here, the annual tournament lineup:

FIS Freestyle World Cup ski competition January/February

FIS Nordic Junior World Championships January/ February

U.S. Grand Prix ski and snowboard competition February

Bobsled and Skeleton World Cup February/March

Spring Gruv March

Kids Adventure Games June

Park City SUP Festival June

Ski Town Shootout boys and girls lacrosse tournament June

Jupiter Peak Steeplechase July

Park City Extreme Cup boys and girls soccer tournament July

Triple Crown Sports World Series for softball and baseball July

Tour of Utah pro cycling race July/August

Mid Mountain Marathon August

The North Face Endurance Challenge September

Park City Point 2 Point mountain bike race September

Red Bull 400 extreme running event September

The Pink Series 5K, 10K and half marathon October

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These favorite local spots are prime places to say “cheers!”

Jupiter Bowl

This is a lively spot for grabbing food while watching a game, and it’s also appropriate for taking the kids. A room with four private bowling lanes can be rented for events.

High West Distillery

The company has a restaurant in downtown Park City and also recently opened a distilling facility at Blue Sky Ranch in Wanship, Utah, about 15 miles north. It also has a large event space.

Riverhorse on Main

An upscale dining spot known for its eclectic American cuisine, Riverhorse often has live music and is a good spot to mingle with locals. Its patio overlooking Main Street can be rented for events.