Basecamp

Park City may be known for its world-class downhill skiing, but there are plenty of other things to do if skiing isn’t really your thing or you need a rest day. In fact, we’ve got a whole day (or maybe two) planned out for you:

First things first — enjoy breakfast and coffee at Harvest, a bright, cheery place to start your morning. They have a balanced menu of savory and sweet options, and a case of grab-and-go baked goods in case you get hungry later.

From Harvest, you can walk or take the bus to the White Pine Touring Nordic Center for a cross-country ski adventure. At the Nordic center, you can rent skis and enjoy over 20 kilometers of groomed skate and classic trails right in town or bring your equipment to Round Valley or the Rail Trail for access to more terrain. If you need to brush up on your cross-country ski skills, the center’s professional guides are happy to help.

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, so you might as well drop by Wasatch Brewery for a beer tasting and some grub. Order a round of wings and tater tots for the table or dive into a burger or a plate of Wasatch Fish & Chips.

Next, head to the Utah Olympic Park to visit the Alf Engen Ski Museum (free admission) to learn about the Olympic festivities that put Park City on the map 20 years ago. If you’re feeling daring, try bobsledding on the track that was used during the 2002 Winter Olympics.

After learning about the great athletic feats of 2002, some self-care and relaxation may be in order. Swing by Align Spa on Bonanza Drive for a facial, full-body massage, body wrap, or infrared treatment. It will set the tone for the evening and leave you feeling rejuvenated.

And finally, you can enjoy the greatest snow on earth without having to lift a finger (or put on a ski boot) thanks to the Snowed Inn Sleigh Company, which operates a horse-drawn sleigh ride to dinner. You’ll make your way up Park City Mountain Resort to the Snowed Inn for a Western-style evening of food and live music next to a roaring fire.