Have an Olympic moment in Utah's winter hot spot
What to do on a winter day in Park City, Utah
Utah Olympic Park

Why go in winter: Start the new year by unleashing your inner Olympian.

Creds: Park City hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics and is the home of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association. It’s still a hot spot on the international race circuit for winter sports.

Dress code: Quiksilver parkas and Roxy pants, with Rossignol gear.

Get the look: Cole Sport (1615 Park Ave.; 435/649-4806).

Catch a lift with a local hero: 1952 Olympic gold and silver medalist Stein Eriksen, 81, skis at Deer Valley Resort. Chris Waddell, most decorated male skier in Paralympic history, carves turns at the Canyons Resort.

Watch them fly: Catch the 2009 Visa International World Cup, including mogul and aerial competitions, at Deer Valley Resort (Jan 29–31; free).


Get a gold-medal breakfast Follow the athletes to Wasatch Bagel & Cafe. Carbo-load with the Super Cinnamon Bagel, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, then caramelized. $; 1300 Snow Creek Dr.; 435/645-7778.

Spoil your inner athlete Try the ultra-luxurious Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge (treatments from $105; 7700 Stein Way; 435/645-6475) or the Cliff Spa at nearby Snowbird (treatments from $60; in Little Cottonwood Canyon; 801/933-2225).

Watch a first-place flick Catch one of 125 screenings in the area during the 25th annual Sundance Film Festival or hear a live performance at the Sundance ASCAP Music Café. Jan 15–25; screenings $15

Splurge (you’ve earned it) Refuel at Windy Ridge Café ($$; 1250 Ironhorse Dr.; 435/647-0880), where many athletes work when they’re not on the race circuit. The cafe’s chocolate amaretto Bundt cake is worth the calories.Photo gallery: Get Olympic in Park City


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