There are so many options for entertainment in Park City, it’s difficult to choose! I recommend contemplating the choices while soaking in a traditional Japanese Ofuro Tub at Amatsu Spa. Amatsu is located at located at the corner of Main Street and Heber Avenue in Park City. Lean back, put a couple of cucumber slices on your eyes, sip some bubbly, and contemplate what to do next. Will it be skiing? Shopping? Dining at an award winning restaurant? Who cares at the moment! You’re headed in past the Zen garden to your treatment room for your Bamboo Koi Stone Massage, followed by a relaxing traditional Japanese Tea Service in Amatsu’s tea room. Feel like a dip after your treatments? Guests can treat themselves to a swim in spa’s lovely little pool – it even has surround sound under water! Perhaps you’ll choose to lounge in the hot tub for a bit, to allow yourself time to finish planning your activity filled days ahead, of course. More information about treatments at Amatsu can be found by calling 435-658-2500 .
During your day of relaxing at Amatsu, perhaps you decided to visit the Park City Museum. Located Mid-Main Street, the museum is located directly across from the public transportation center, allowing easy access to visitors. The museum underwent hefty renovations a couple of years ago, and has come out the other side offering visitors an interactive look in to the rich history of Park City’s skiing and mining roots. The museum focuses on three areas of the Park City experience: the history of our silver mining town; the subsequent transition to a ski resort; and the people of Park City, from Susanah Bradford Emery Holmes, the Silver Queen, to Stein Eriksen, the skiing king. The museum pays homage to Park City’s colorful past through interactive displays – visitors can even take a seat on the original skier’s subway! Additional museum information can be found by visiting www.parkcityhistory.org .
After strolling around the museum, you may have worked up an appetite. Although Park City has an incredible number of dining options, a new restaurant has recently opened that is causing quite a stir! Vinto offers casual Italian fare with wood fired pizzas, sumptuous pastas, and amazing gelato. The proprietors pride themselves on offering a fresh, traditional Italian dining experience that is affordable amidst all of the higher-end resort town fare. Perhaps you’ll opt to try their wood fired Salami Pizza, or the Forest Mushroom and Artichoke Pasta. No matter what, I’m betting that Vinto will have you calling out “Mamma Mia! Bring me another pizza pie!” Check out their menu offerings at www.vinto.com .
After a day on the slopes, you may want to see how the experts get it done! This weekend Park City Mountain Resort hosts the King of the Wasatch, the finals of the intermountain snowboard series. The King of the Wasatch will determine the series champions and who will receive the invite to the Nationals competition. Both skiers and snowboards will compete in the Slopestyle competition which will take place on the Pick n’ Shovel run, and the Halfpipe competition will take place in the Eagle Superpipe – the pipe that the 2002 Olympic Halfpipe events occurred in! Visit www.parkcitymountainresort.com for further details.
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