Park City, Utah
Located just 35 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport, Park City, Utah is more than your typical ski town. Home to two world-class resorts – Deer Valley and Park City Mountain Resorts – the two combined offer guests more than 9,300 acres of terrain to explore. The resort experience is enhanced by an authentic, historic silver mining town legacy, an array of luxury experiences, a 12-month calendar of festivals, including America’s preeminent independent film festival, Sundance, award-winning dining and a vibrant nightlife for an unparalleled visitor experience.
Step off the slopes and choose from dozens of adventures like fly-fishing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snow biking, with numerous specialty outfitters to arrange all the details for you. If you’re looking for something a little less adventurous—but no less interesting—take a historic tour or visit our museums.
In one of the West’s few true ski towns, you’ll find culinary variety in our restaurants with flavors both familiar and intriguing. Park City’s diverse range of dining establishments includes cozy bistros, family-friendly fare and fine dining. Enjoy hand-crafted whiskeys at the world’s first and only ski-in distillery or several mouth-watering courses at one of our many locally-owned eating establishments. The fun and entertainment continues even after the lifts close at our numerous bars and clubs.
Visitors can hit Park City’s shops when the time comes to take a break from the outdoor adventures that Park City offers. From handmade furniture, books and sportswear to art collectibles and Western antiques, you’ll find something you can’t leave without. Historic Main Street is lined with quaint shops and galleries that feature local flavor. And for those looking for a brand name bargain, Park City's Tanger Outlet mall is a must-shop spot.
For many, a winter vacation is more than non-stop recreation and entertainment – think well-deserved rest and relaxation in accommodations to make your entire vacation experience that much more memorable. Unwind in a private hot tub on a deck surrounded by sweeping views of our mountains. Enjoy drinks and conversation by a large fireplace made with native stone. Ski or snowboard right to your back door after an invigorating day on the slopes. With Park City’s almost endless selection of lodging possibilities, including slope-side condos, private homes, hotels and more, your winter vacation dreams can become a reality.
For more information please visit www.visitparkcity.com
Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah
Located just south of Salt Lake City, Big Cottonwood Canyon is one of the snowiest canyons in North America, home to bucket list-level backcountry terrain and over 2,200 acres in-bounds. A four-season destination for locals and visitors alike, Big Cottonwood Canyon offers breathtaking Alpine views at every turn, with endless outdoor recreation opportunities in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.
Skiers and snowboarders at Solitude Mountain Resort can access over 1,200 acres with something for all skill levels — including some of the most exciting off-piste terrain in the country. A variety of lodging options are available in Solitude’s charming village, along with an array of delectable dining choices both on and off the mountain.
From European-inspired family favorites to flavorful convenience, Solitude Mountain Resort dining offers exactly what you are craving during or after a day on the mountain. You will find a variety of restaurants, both on and off the slopes. Every meal is served with a side of scenery and designed to inspire your next adventure.
A good day of skiing deserves a good night’s rest, and you’re sure to find the comfort and rejuvenation you seek among Solitude Mountain Resort’s well-appointed lodging options. Choose from a variety of condominiums, townhomes, and private homes designed to fit families and groups of all sizes. Or settle into a hotel room at The Inn at Solitude, where ski-in/ski-out access ensures you’ll maximize your time on the slopes. As a guest at Solitude, you’ll enjoy close and easy access to the mountain, convenient ski lockers, hot tubs, and heated outdoor pools as well as Club Solitude’s fitness center, game room, and movie theater.
Few things are more relaxing than hands-on pampering, and Solitude Mountain Spa specializes in just that with the finest spa services, including therapeutic body treatments, signature facials, deep tissue massages, and more. Located in The Inn at Solitude, Solitude Mountain Spa offers a full complement of luxurious services to make your stay more memorable.
Big Cottonwood Canyon is also home to the Solitude Nordic Center. Easily accessible from Solitude Village, the Nordic Center has nearly 20 kilometers of trails set for both classic and skating styles of Nordic skiing. Additionally, there are 10 kilometers of well-marked snowshoeing trails that meander between the Nordic Center and Solitude Village. Private and group lessons, clinics and workshops, and snowshoe tours are offered. Snowshoe and ski rentals are also available.
For more information, please visit www.solitudemountain.com.
From Silver To gold
Nestled in the heart of the Wasatch Mountains on the western edge of the Rockies, Park City, Utah, and Solitude Mountain Resort are each approximately a 35-minute ride from the Salt Lake City International Airport. Despite the proximity to a major metropolitan area, these resort communities are worlds apart.
Back in the 19th century, Park City and the Wasatch Mountains were a bustling community in the midst of the silver boom. Tens of thousands of miners descended onto the mountain towns, creating a large scale mining industry and establishing the region’s heritage. While active mines closed in recent decades, stroll down Park City’s historic Main Street and you’ll quickly be reminded of the community’s rich past.
Tenacious silver miners in Big Cottonwood Canyon gave the name Solitude to the geographic area now encompassed by Solitude Mountain Resort. Throughout the canyon’s mining boom in the 1870s and 1880s, this mining area had been called the Mountain Lake District, and hundreds of mines were located at or within a stone’s throw of Solitude.
Solitude Mountain Resort was developed by Robert M. Barrett, who made his fortune as a Moab uranium miner during the early 1950s and moved to Salt Lake City to ski in the neighboring Wasatch Mountains. His ski area opened in the fall of 1957 with two chairlifts. Today, Solitude Mountain Resort’s cozy Alpine village is a full-service family ski destination just 35 minutes — but a world away — from Salt Lake City.
Park City today is a vibrant resort community with an appreciation for its heritage and welcoming its past and future legacy as a home of Olympic sport. Park City became a winter resort town nearly 50 years ago, but it was the 2002 Olympic Winter Games that put its resorts on the map. With the inclusion of Solitude, these three world class resorts will inspire kids growing up in Park City and the Wasatch range to Olympic gold.
Why We Bid
Utah has a proud tradition of innovation and excellence in hosting international skiing and snowboarding events. The community has shown a tremendous commitment to celebrating elite skiing and snowboarding competition along with delivering some of the best competition venues in the world.
Over the past 20 years, the Park City community has worked with FIS to innovate and modernize winter sports, from the America’s Opening being one of the first FIS Alpine World Cup stops to offer prize money, to the introduction of the 18-foot halfpipe to the 2002 Olympic Winter Games to becoming the only site to host the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships twice and the first site to host slopestyle skiing at the 2011 World Ski Championships.
Now, with a new world class ski and snowboard cross course at Solitude Mountain Resort, it is time for the Wasatch Mountains to come together as a community to open the next chapter in this proud tradition as we host the 2019 FIS Freestyle, Snowboarding and Freeski World Championships.
The 2019 FIS Freestyle, Snowboarding and Freeski World Championships will be an opportunity to put Utah back in the international winter sports spotlight and will once again reaffirm that the ski resorts of the Wasatch are among the best destinations for freestyle skiing, freeskiing and snowboarding in the world.
This World Championships will also provide the opportunity to continue the tradition of innovation in elite snowboarding and freestyle competition. We recognize that the traditions of these sports are based on individuality and creativity with different groups claiming to represent the true culture of each sport. The Championships will bring together the traditionally disparate organizations and celebrate a true gathering of the best athletes on the best venues in the world.