Park City, the winter wonderland of the west. The air is crisper, the snow is fluffier, it’s seriously so fresh you could eat it. I may or may not have taken a bite of fresh powder. There’s just something about it. Don’t judge me. The way snow sparkles in the sunlight, it’s like a non-creepy version of Edward Cullen’s Twilight skin, it makes you do strange things.
Park City is known for it’s slopes, 19th-century style Main Street, and the Sundance film festival. Because it’s boardered by Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley Resort, with Olympic Park just north, it’s sometimes difficult to find an available hotel for an attainable price during the winter. Many times people feel the need to compromise too much distance from the lifts, or hotel quality, for the price. Lucky for us, we didn’t have to compromise any of it at the Marriott.
The Downtown Park City Marriott on Sidewinder Drive was absolutely delightful. It’s located just a few minutes from the slopes and Main Street. The rooms are large and cozy and the pillows are fluffier than the snow.
After a long day of skiing, snowboarding, or sliding down the mountain (tuckas or toe-side, it’s totally more common than you’d think), lounge by the pool or soak in the hot tub. Not only are they both warm, they’re both inside and temperature controlled. All of this goodness is about a 4-minute drive from the Park City Mountain Resort.
Other perks? Starbucks coffee, underground parking, a full American breakfast buffet, gym, bike rentals, and 4.5 star reviews. PS. Here’s a less-known not-so-secret for you, Park City is also EXTREMELY dreamy in the Spring. What’s your favorite winter wonderland resort? Leave a comment and so we can travel vicariously through you!