Thursday, January 29, 2015

Kings of the Hill

The ultimate mancation in Park City


Your upcoming vacation plans are going downhill fast. And that's a good thing.

Plan a ski getaway in post-Sundance Park City, Utah, home to multiple Olympic winter sports venues, high-caliber restaurants, and laid-back nightlife.


The Sky Lodge (soon to be simply renamed Sky) is a swank oasis just steps from the bustling historic Main Street, as well as Town Lift, which takes you directly up the mountain to Park City Mountain Resort. And this winter, they're offering a Mancation Getaway that features lodging in a two-bedroom suite, a ski and hangover cure massage and spa treatment, and a private, in-suite whiskey tasting from High West Distillery.
$380 per person, per night (discounted for additional nights), 201 Heber Ave. (888-876-2525)
Protein load after a long day on the slopes at
Silver Restaurant. Start with venison spare ribs, then work your way through braised pork shank or a killer Silver Burger topped with foie gras, a fried egg and bacon jam. $10 craft cocktails are expertly prepared and a bargain for the quality, too.
508 Main St. (435-940-1000)

Grab a Utah beer where the locals hang at
O'Shucks, next door to the rowdy-but-touristy No Name Saloon. Wherever you drink in town, note that draft beer has less alcohol than bottled, but the 7,000-ft. altitude gets you drunk faster. So it all evens out.
427 Main St. (435-645-3999)

Push the boundaries of your skiing ability.
Canyons Resort Ski & Snowboard School has partnered with former US Ski Team coach Phil McNichol (above) to create the Ultimate Mountain Experience. Learn all-mountain free skiing skills from Olympic athletes during this three-day fantasy camp, or customize your own 1-3 day experience.
Next 3-day camp: Mar. 8-10. $1325 for one, $400 per additional person. Max 4 per group. 4000 Canyons Resort Dr. (877-472-6306)

Photo Credit: Canyons Resort

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