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Park City... Day or Night, Summer or Winter

Park City, Utah night skiing. Lights on Mt. Photo, Park City, Utah

Park City has many faces; a winter face with skiing, snowboarding, touring, dining, shopping, Sundance Film Festival, and some of the most beautiful winter landscapes you will ever find.

A summer face of; enjoying the Historic Main St. Mining Town, shopping, dining, museums, ski lift rides, hot air balloon rides, Olympic park rides on the luge and bobsled runs, golfing, fishing, biking, mountain climbing, rock climbing, short day trips around the area, and it goes on and on.

I had the opportunity to visit in the winter and got some nice photos of the area. Park City was full of energy even in the winter. Lots going on and fun to take-in all the people. The restaurants are excellent, and the quaint shops are full of Western-themed gifts and clothing.

The daytime is a kaleidoscope of colors from sunny blue skies, to white snow and gray fog. And if the environment doesn't provide you with color than the people will... with their ski and snowboard outfits. Daytime is a bustle of activity with many skiers scurrying around to find the closest ski lift, finding a place to have lunch, or shopping in a specialty store to find just the right gift to bring home.

The evening is a festival of lights. There are lights all over the mountains from lighted ski runs, lit Christmas trees mostly in white that are on everyone's front lawn, and there are even random trees lit-up high on a lonely side hill. The buildings on Main Street are outlined in lights, as are most of the restaurants and hotels. It is a winter wonderland of snow and lights all season, and a cheerful and delightful place to be. I just loved it, and I am hard to please.

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