Whether groups want to immerse themselves in Utah’s cowboy culture or vibrant culinary scene – we round up what Park City meetings have to offer for 2017.
Park City is located just 35 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport, and its two ski resorts offer many opportunities for meeting planners during ski season and throughout the year.
A surge of development is sweeping through Park City. The recently opened Dejoria Center in Kamas, just 20 minutes outside of Park City, can accommodate groups of up to 2,000. The events facility is set on a 1,100-acre ranch and outdoor adventures can be organized such as horseback riding, mountain biking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, sleigh and wagon rides. The Imperial House Hotel has also recently opened in the historic Main Street district of Old Town Park City. It offers boutique luxury accommodations and can host intimate meetings for up to 24 attendees.
New dining options include Firewood, also located on Main Street, where Chef John Murcko offers a seasonal menu of bold local flavors cooked on a woodburning stove. The recently opened High West Distillery, located in nearby Wanship, offers tours and whisky tastings for groups, and can host events for up to 300 people.
“Refreshing air and clean water set the stage for hiking, biking, fly-fishing and, of course, skiing and snowboarding during winter months,” says Dan Howard, director of communications for the Park City CVB.
“The town’s Olympic heritage provides great theming opportunities and the quality of the luxury experience, while gleaming lodges and an international culinary scene are options that rival big city meetings in a rarefied and unparalleled environment.”
Howard says Utah’s Western cowboy culture can also be incorporated via whiskey distillery tours, microbrewery tastings, equestrian ranch experiences and local entertainers whose “cowboy poetry, quick-draw artists and trick ropers give attendees an authentic taste of the Wild West.”