MountainStyle Living

Pendry Plaza is a sleek, open-air gathering space nestled at the base of the ski slopes leading to Park City Mountain’s Canyons Village. The plaza bears the name of the hotel that encircles the property, the Pendry, but isn’t just for Pendry guests. The plaza is open to the public and adds diversity and excitement to Canyons Village’s dining, shopping and event offerings.

It’s easy to fill a day at the Pendry Plaza, and it’s also a perfect place to unwind after playing on the slopes.

“Pendry Plaza is like another world. It’s relaxing and fun. And it’s nice to visit in any season,” describes Elinor Strack, who represents Columbus Pacific Development, the company that manages Pendry Plaza.

The plaza is a one-stop shop for everything you need to spend a day on the snow. The two rental shops on the plaza, True North and Compass Sports, can outfit visitors with skis, snowboards and equipment for snow play. Mountain High Outfitters, an outdoor lifestyle shop specializing in high-quality apparel, footwear and adventure accessories, is the perfect place to pick up a unique ski suit or a new beanie.

But not all Pendry Plaza shops cater to outdoor recreation. Inside Gorjana, visitors will find delicate jewelry that ranges from 24-karat gold and diamonds to affordable fashion pieces. And Pendry Plaza will soon welcome Park City’s second retail location for Burns Cowboy Shop, a 150-year-old Utah-born brand known for their perfectly crafted felt hats, leather boots, belts and saddles. Park Place Fine Art rounds out the offerings with an art gallery that showcases dozens of artists in a space that is bright and welcoming.

Have you worked up an appetite playing on the snow or indulging in retail therapy? Dos Olas features authentic Mexican dishes that reflect Chef Carlos Segura’s heritage and upbringing in Mexico City. The menu includes his family’s secret recipe for mole, a sauce that requires 27 ingredients and five days of cooking to make.

The nearby KITA restaurant is the place to go for a romantic dinner. Gourmet sushi, steaming ramen and Japanese steakhouse staples pair with an extensive sake and bar menu for an authentic fine dining experience. Meanwhile, Après Pendry, a European-inspired lounge and bar, is the spot for healthy breakfast and lighter fare meals like soups, salads and sandwiches. In the evening, it transforms into a contemporary lounge with shareable food and handcrafted cocktails — often paired with live music over the weekends and holidays.

For family friendly fun, visit the plaza’s fire pit between 5 and 6 p.m. for marshmallow roasting, or participate in one of the many holiday activities in the plaza — like Santa’s visit on December 23.

The underground parking available to Pendry Plaza guests makes visiting and enjoying the property easy. After only two years, the space is becoming a stand-alone destination, and as more retailers move in, Pendry Plaza is becoming increasingly diverse and appealing.

Elinor sums up the space perfectly: “The Plaza is beautiful. There are the fire pits and outdoor seating for relaxing. There are ski lockers. … I love it for the views. You are right next to the mountains and can gaze up at them.”