Park City Winter Sightseeing is pure magic, and you’ll have the gift of experiencing it firsthand. Between all your favorite winter activities like skiing down the freshly powdered slopes and curling up by the fireside in your rental home, head to our favorite sightseeing locations to drink up the gorgeous landscape:
Take a Snowshoe Tour
With White Pine Touring you can take a tour unlike any you’ve done before. Bundle up in your comfiest winter jacket, don your snowshoes, and hit the snow with your trusted guide from White Touring for this winter sightseeing experience. Breath in the crisp mountain air, enjoy a wide, blue sky, and take lots of pictures of the snow-dusted pines and the glittering snow that blankets the ground. We love this tour, and so will you.
Take a Sleigh Ride
What better way to enjoy the scenery than in an old-fashioned horse-drawn sleigh? This can be a romantic date idea or a fun activity for the entire family. Either way, you’ll get to enjoy the view as your ride trots through Park City in a unique way that you won’t get through any other avenue. You can also experience the Viking Yurt, which is an all-evening event that comes with both dinner and a view. Watch the city lights twinkling from above as you eat dinner in a Viking yurt after the 25-minute ride to the top. These particular sleigh rides are actually drawn by snowcats because of the steep terrain! Adventurous, right?
Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride
Was the snowcat sleigh-ride and the view of Park City from the Viking yurt not quite adventurous enough for you? Well, then you’ll want to cap off your vacation with a truly special treat: a hot air balloon ride over the city and the mountains. Cold weather is the best time for ballooning since they rely on a difference of temperatures inside and outside the balloon. So naturally, you should head here to Park City for the winter if you’ve always wanted to take a hot air balloon ride over a winter wonderland!
Park City Winter Sightseeing and Park City Vacation Rentals
Park City is the place to be in the throes of winter, and a Park City VR rental home is the place to be in Park City. After long days filled with winter sightseeing, you’ll be so happy to return home and light up the fireplace in a comfortable rental. Head over to our catalog now to get started.
A really great way to experience the wonderful winter scenery in Park City and surrounding areas is to enjoy Park City winter attractions like a fun horse-drawn sleigh ride. There are several companies that offer this exciting activity.
The Snowed Inn Sleigh Company is located at the Park City Mountain Resort and offers rides with or without dinners. The sleigh rides leave from a location next to the Payday lift.
Sleigh rides without dinner last 25 to 30 minutes and begin at 5 p.m. each day.
The dinner option offers three ride times and seatings every evening. You’ll enjoy a tasty dinner complete with live music.
For more information, visit: http://www.parkcitymountain.com/site/activities-and-events/on-mountain/snowed-inn/index.html
Rocky Mountain Recreation/Adventures at Stillman Ranch
The Rocky Mountain Sleigh Company is considered one of the top 10 sleigh/dinner operators, according to USA Today. During a sleigh ride from this company, you experience a ride that takes you through the woods, past a pristine river and over expansive meadows. Your dinner is served inside a cozy log cabin, warmed by a large wood-burning fireplace. This will be a truly memorable adventure!
For more information, visit: http://www.rockymtnrec.com/sleigh-ride.php
Sleigh Rides from the Canyons
The Canyons Resort offers 30-minute rides through the Willow Draw area. You’ll love this ride — complete with warm blankets — where you can enjoy watching the scenery go by.
For more information, visit: http://www.canyonsresort.com/activities/sleigh-rides.aspx
Boulder Mountain Ranch
What’s a better that creating a holiday memory that includes being pulled by draft horses in a picturesque sleigh through the winter scenery? Boulder Mountain Ranch offers 30-minute rides through the pristine mountains of Deer Valley Resort. The company offers smaller sleighs that can accommodate up to six people that are perfect for marriage proposals, newlyweds, and smaller groups. There is also a larger sleigh for larger parties — up to 10 people.
For more information, visit http://www.bouldermountainranch.com/sleighrides.html
Hatcreek Outfitters, located just a short drive from Park City in Henefer, you can enjoy 15 to 45 minute horse-drawn sleigh rides. During your ride, you’ll be take to an area with a fire ring and picnic tables, where your group can enjoy roasting marshmallows or a meal.
For more information, visit http://hatcreekoutfitters.com/wagon-and-sleigh-rides/
As you can see, there are all sorts of horse-drawn sleigh ride adventures here in the area, so go out and enjoy the scenery!
About Jim Bizily
I am an outdoor enthusiast, parent of two awesome boys, and Property Manager in beautiful Park City, Utah. After years in engineering and entrepreneurial projects, I decided to move to Park City Utah to start a business managing lodging and vacation rentals.