Top 5 Off Mountain Family Activities in Park City

Kristen
Posted by Kristen on February 16, 2012

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Yes, you came to ski or snowboard. But did you know that there is so much to do in Park City, it really is the ultimate winter vacation destination?  Add a few of these activities to your itinerary and your kids will be begging to come back every year!

About a 10 minute drive from the heart of Park City is an unbelievably fun, lift serviced tubing park.  Have little ones with you? Fort Frosty has a snow tube carousel gentle enough for the smallest tyke.  Mini snowmobiles for kids ages 5-12 will leave any adult a little jealous that they can't go on! Insider tip: Crowds are low and lanes are FAST between 6-8 pm.  For dinner, pick up a pizza on the way at the Park City Pizza Company and enjoy in the Warming Yurt at the park upon arrival. 

Located at Park City Mountain Resort.  Open daily from noon to 4pm, the coaster and zip line are fun rides for almost any age (*height restrictions apply). For the best value, buy the combo ticket available for purchase before 3 pm, which gives you one ride on each. 

There's a new Jupiter Bowl in town, and you can't ski this one. Located in the Redstone shopping area, it's a short drive from the resort and on the free bus route.  It's the nicest bowling alley our family has ever seen.  Fabulous food, great decor, and comfy seating makes for luxury bowling.

You can't miss the sight of the ski jumps when you enter Park City.  The host for many events in the 2002 Winter Olympics, admission is free for the guided tour and interactive museum.  Many days you can watch athletes train on the jumps and bobsled runs.  You can even sign up for a bobsled ride, although this is not for kids or the faint of heart!

  • Ice Skating 

On a nice day, hit the Resort Center Ice Rink at the base of Park City Mountain Resort.  If the temperatures drop or the weather is not ideal, head over to the large indoor Park City Ice Arena for a fun filled day!

These are just my top 5, but the list of other activities is endless. Try cross country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, or hot air ballooning.  There are movie theaters and even an indoor play place, Monkey Mountain. Not to mention endless shopping and eating!  If your lodging has a pool or hot tub, it's quite possible your kids won't want to go anywhere else.  But it's great to have options, and Park City has something for everyone!

 
 
 

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Comment posted by Kathleen on February 20, 2012 6:27 PM MST

Wow, awesome non-skiing activities! Thanks for posting. We are heading out soon, and those are some good ideas for a non-ski day!

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Response posted by Kristen on February 22, 2012 9:35 AM MST

Have a great trip! Tell us if you get a chance to try any of these and let us know what you think!

 
 

Comment posted by Gwen F on February 20, 2012 6:11 PM MST

Great ideas! Can't wait to get out there again with the family! Will give these a try, but usually the skiing is too good to leave the mountain!

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Response posted by Kristen on February 22, 2012 9:33 AM MST

Isn't that so true?? We still have so many things on our wish list of new things to try. The great part about most of these is that they are close, even at the resort.

 
 

Comment posted by Laura on February 20, 2012 6:40 AM MST

All great ideas! We've been vacationing in the Park City area for years and we hadn't discovered many of them. Can't wait til next year!

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Response posted by Kristen on February 21, 2012 8:56 AM MST

Sounds great! Hope to see you back in Park City soon!

 
 

Comment posted by Brian H on February 18, 2012 7:35 PM MST

Thanks! We are considering a trip to Park City next season and will have to add these activities to our groups itinerary. Great suggestions.
BH

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Response posted by Kristen on February 21, 2012 8:55 AM MST

We'll hope to see you at Park City Mountain Resort next year!

 
 

Comment posted by Pam on February 17, 2012 1:12 PM MST

great variety of tips! will be sure to check out the olympic ski park next time - I didn't know anyone could just stop by!

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Comment posted by Pam on February 17, 2012 1:11 PM MST

Thanks for the all the great tips! Next time we head there, I'll definitely want to stop by the olympic park to check out the action!

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Response posted by Kristen on February 18, 2012 8:11 PM MST

It's a fabulous place! Definately stop by on your next trip!

 
 

Comment posted by Beth Kingkiner on February 17, 2012 12:49 PM MST

Wow, so many things to do!! Thanks for all the ideas!!

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Response posted by Kristen on February 18, 2012 8:12 PM MST

You're welcome! That's why we keep coming back! So many fun things for all ages!

 
 

Comment posted by Beth Kingkiner on February 17, 2012 12:48 PM MST

Wow, so many things to do!! Thanks for all the ideas!!

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Comment posted by Sue on February 17, 2012 5:20 AM MST

So much to do.... Thanks for sharing

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Response posted by Snowmama Kristen on February 17, 2012 12:00 PM MST

Almost too much! But that's a good problem to have on vacation!

 
 

Comment posted by Pat Lauer on February 16, 2012 8:28 PM MST

All great suggestions! Jupiter Bowl is a FUN place for family and friends - I have been there several times and really enjoyed it.

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Response posted by Snowmama Kristen on February 17, 2012 11:58 AM MST

Glad you agree! It's a great place for all ages!

 
 

Comment posted by val mcalister on February 16, 2012 4:17 PM MST

Great ideas! When my daughter had a broken arm and couldn't ski we really enjoyed the Olympic Park and bowling at Jupiter Bowl. We also painted pottery at Color Me Mine.

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Response posted by Snowmama Kristen on February 17, 2012 11:58 AM MST

Great to hear that even with an injury, the vacation offered fun things for her!

 
 

Comment posted by Mark Palmer on February 16, 2012 3:39 PM MST

Wow, this is really helpful; I've never seen "mini snowmobiles" before! This makes me want to bring the kids next year for sure! Thanks!

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Response posted by Snowmama Kristen on February 17, 2012 11:57 AM MST

You should definately come! I'm sure your kids would LOVE it!

 
 

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