Park City Facts & Stats
Park City’s population is approximately 7,000. The surrounding
area of Summit County has a population of 26,500.
Within the city limits, Park City’s altitude varies
from 6,720 to 8,460 ft. above sea level. The summit of Park
City Mountain Resort is 10,000 ft. Deer Valley reaches 9,570
ft. and The Canyons® Resort is at 9,990 ft.
Park City History
In 1868 silver was discovered in the Park City area by soldiers
who climbed over the mountains from Big Cottonwood Canyon.
During a snowstorm, they marked the outcropping with a bandana
and returned to find it in the spring. The first mine was named
Flagstaff. The silver rush lasted 20 years and Park City (originally
called Parley’s Park City) was incorporated as a town
in 1884. In 1898 there were over 10,000 people in Park City,
which is more than today. Park City prospered as a mining town
until the late 40’s and was declared a ghost town in
1954, although there were 1,150 “ghosts” actually
living here. In 1958 United Park City Mines began exploring
the idea of turning the company’s land into a ski area
and in 1963 Treasure Mountain Resort (now Park City Mountain
Resort) was opened. Lift tickets were just $3.50. Today Park
City is a thriving resort community with three major ski resorts
and 64 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic
Places. To learn more about Park City’s colorful past,
Our town of Park City boasts over 8,750 acres of in-bounds
skiing and snowboarding along with ski access to incredible
backcountry from The Canyons® Resort. Deer Valley Resort®,
ranked #1 Ski Resort in America multiple times offers not only
the best in ski and resort services, but the best groomed and
powder ski conditions unmatched by other ski resorts. Park
City Mountain Resort® is where both locals and visitors
go to get their best turns in during those perfect "blue-bird
pow days". The Canyons® Resort is an adventures dream.
With over 3,700 acres of varied terrain, The Canyons® can
more than satisfy every type and level skier or snowboarder
Summer Time Fun
are the reason why many winter visitors became locals in the
first place. With most days being sunny and temperatures averaging
in the 80's Fahrenheit, people tend to find themselves not
wanting the day to end. Park City enjoys over 300 miles of
single track hiking, biking and multi-use trails in Park City
alone without including other neighboring community trails.
Park City also offers intellectual and cultural pursuits.
The community hosts colorful and eclectic festivals throughout
the year, including the world-famous Sundance Film Festival,
the Park City Kimball Arts Festival and the Fidelity Investments
Park City Jazz Festival, just to name a few. In every season,
the Park City Performing Arts Foundation offers celebrated
live dance and musical performances, and every weekend the
Park City Film Series screens a different independent film.
Park City Chamber Of Commerce
For detailed information on outdoor recreation in Park City,
Park City Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitors
PO Box 1630
Park City, UT 84060
Kimball Junction Location
1862 Olympic Parkway
Open Mon - Sat 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Main Street Mall Location
333 Historc Main Street
Open Mon - Sat 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.