Park City Life

Fractional Ownership: When Sharing Time Isn’t a Timeshare

Controversial fractional ownership model raises questions about cost, inventory and community.

New Noods at Park City’s Hana Ramen Bar

New ramen bar in Park City is a warm welcome on a cold day.

Park City Election May Only Preserve the Status Quo

We fear change.” The elegant simplicity of the quote, attributed to renowned political theorist Garth Algar of Wayne’s World, is unmatched among analysis by most observers of modern civilization. In Park City...

Resort Fare Reimagined: Where to Eat in Park City

High in the Park City mountains, the term resort fare became a sort of euphemism. Meals were well-prepared if uninspired iterations of vaguely western-themed Americana. This isn’t quite an indictment of Park...

The Dirt on Park City

What we’re debating here is the very foundation of this community. It’s the literal ground we’re standing on—like the actual dirt. Seriously. Even the dirt in Park City is fraught with contradiction,...

Park City Alters Backcountry Access Policies After Avalanches

If the skull and crossbones weren’t ominous enough, the all caps “YOU CAN DIE” was meant to be. The warning—printed on the orange gate separating avalanche-controlled terrain within Park City Mountain boundaries...

Chop Shop: They’ve Got the Meats

"I’ve been a chef on the food side of things for a long time, so I always figured if something was messed up on the butchery side I could cook my way...

Prospects Are Looking Good

Casey Crawford opened Prospect, one of Main Street’s longest continually operating businesses, in 2009. She’s seen Park City’s ebbs and flows, dips and recoveries and is still standing as a curator of...

Hideout Goes on Forever

The battle over Hideout’s annexation of Summit County open space in Richardson Flat still awaits resolution. It began way back in March 2020 when the Utah Legislature passed a short-lived law, H.B....

Park City Weighs Fire Reduction Measures Including Controlled Burns in Old Town

As plumes of smoke rose above Park City in August, residents and visitors received a stern reminder of the ever-present wildfire danger the town faces. The skies ominously darkened in the early...

Park City Song Summit Is Not Just Another Festival

After this story was published in our print issue and online, Park City Song Summit organizers announced that the festival will be cancelled in 2021. Read the update here. What Is the Park...

Parleys Canyon Fire Offers Blunt Reminder of Utah’s Ever-Present Wildfire Danger

I’m writing about the wildfire still burning in Parleys Canyon from Jack’s couch right now. You don’t know Jack, but he’s a nice guy who made me a good cup of coffee...

Park City Base Area Development Decision Expected by End of Year

Cranes over the horizon and construction fences lining streets tell the story. Construction and development in Park City are coming, whether anyone likes it or not.  A spate of projects are in...

Tee Box With a View: Where to Golf in Park City

"The ball really does fly farther at elevation,” I thought as the tiny white sphere violently hooked from view. Golfing in the mountains comes with certain baked-in hazards, like the precipitous declivity...

Parkite Haley Batten Finishes Impressive Ninth in Olympic Mountain Biking

Utah athlete Haley Batten earned a hard-fought top-10 finish in the Olympic women’s cross-country mountain bike race. The Park City native battled through difficult conditions to finish in ninth after Typhoon Nepartak...

High Dive With the Pros at UOP in Park City

“So that’s what 41 feet looks like,” I thought to myself. I took a deep breath to gather my nerve, jumped up and out from the platform and watched the water come...
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