With the 2002 Winter Olympics and the ever popular Sundance Film Festival, this former silver-mining town of 7,400 people, with its brightly painted 19th-century storefronts dusted with light snow, has exploded onto the scene. Hit the snowy slopes at Park City Mountain Resort, the Canyons Resort and Deer Valley Resort. Test your endurance with a biathlon, a mixture of Nordic skiing and gunplay, at Soldier Hollow, the 2002 Olympics cross-country skiing and biathlon venue.
At the Homestead Resort, find yourself encapsulated by a rock with natural light sifting in only through a tiny crevice above in the Crater, a 55-foot-tall limestone rock that nature has hollowed out and filled with lapis-blue, 95-degree mineral water. Test out the Olympic bobsled track behind an experienced driver at the Utah Olympic Park, hitting a speed of 80 miles an hour and dropping 40 stories in just under a minute. Oh, and you probably should not do this before lunch.
Park City, Utah is also host to a little slice of cinematic and theatrical heaven known as the Egyptian Theater. The theater debuted as the Dewey Theater on Christmas Eve way back in 1926 where it was primarily used as a venue for traveling vaudeville acts. Over time it was utilized as a saloon, a cinema house and historically as a live performance theater during tough times like the Great Depression and the World War II.
After receiving a 1.5 million dollar renovation in 1998 it was renamed the Egyptian Theater and it currently houses the best in local, national and international theater, music and film. This 266 capacity cultural hub is not only home to the world famous Egyptian Theater Company, but has also served as a cinematic sanctuary for a little film festival you might of heard of called Sundance. So if I were to be judging the greatness of a city based upon their best theater – well, let's just say Park City would score very high.