Riding High in Park City

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For high-end comfort recommend the Black Diamond Lodge, which is perched slopeside next to the Resort’s Snow Park Lodge and Wide West ski run. Here, the mountain-style ambiance features include stone fireplaces, custom alder wood cabinetry, travertine counters, private hot tubs and gourmet kitchens. It’s a perfect fit for families or large groups as condominiums range in size from 2,200 to 4,500 sq. ft. and feature 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom residences. Rates start at $815.

Tell clients they can save 25 percent off lodging at participating Deer Valley properties and lift tickets with an early-season vacation. They’ll receive a free day of skiing for each paying adult and one night of free lodging. A minimum 4-night stay is required and the offer is valid from Dec. 5 to Dec. 25.

off the slopes But it’s not just about skiing in Park City. “There is the Olympic Park, which can be toured year-round (take a ride on the bobsled),” says Kerkela. “There’s also snowmobiling, tubing, shopping on the historic Main Street in Park City or there is an outlet mall nearby, sleigh rides, hot air balloon rides, a variety of exciting dining experiences or even a visit to one of the many spas in the area for a rejuvenating treatment.”

Other sure bets are taking a tour of the newly renovated Park City Museum, located in Park City’s historic Old Town district—it offers an interactive pictorial of Park City’s colorful mining and ski history—snowshoeing, or ice skating at the Park City Ice Arena with an Olympic-sized ice sheet

Kerkela recommends clients stay in the more affordable Park City or Canyons area and Funjet Vacations has a 5th Night Free offer at the three-and-a-half-star Silver King Hotel, located just steps from the Park City Mountain area, from Jan. 11-16, 2010, with sample rates starting at $1,448 in a studio suite for two adults.