Great winter trips in the West

Find snow, solitude, and shopping on a fun winter getaway

Affordable Park City, Utah

Go after Sundance and you'll be rewarded with peace, quiet, and plenty of deals

Snowshoeing in Park City, Utah

Snowshoeing in Park City, Utah

Andrea Gómez

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Why go in February: The frenzy of Sundance is over, and believe it or not, there are plenty of cheap thrills in Utah’s glitziest mountain town.

Number of ski resorts: 3 (Deer Valley, the Canyons, and Park City Mountain Resort)

Population: 7,500

Typical Sundance attendance: 100,000

Steal for skiers: Stop by Salt Lake’s Utah Ski & Golf (801/355-9088) for 10% to 20% off lift tickets at all Park City and SLC area resorts.

Best deal for out-of-staters: Ski free the day you fly into Salt Lake through the QuickStart program (Feb 1–12; register at Catch a free ride: Park City buses will drop you at the base of each resort (download a schedule at

Or grab a lift: Hop on the town ski lift―right on Main Street―to go straight to the top of Park City Mountain Resort (lift ticket required, $85).

Did you hear? The state’s “private club” laws are history, which means you don’t have to plonk down a membership fee to grab a drink at bars.

Get a history lesson: Check out the newly redone Park City Museum ($10; 528 Main St) to drill for silver in a simulated mine or belly up to the bar at a saloon.

More: What to do in Park City 


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