January/February 2022 Issue
1. Cross-country ski, pedal a fat-tire bike, snowshoe, or simply walk beneath pristine snow-capped hills at Round Valley. Eighteen miles of groomed trails lace the 700-acre open space, offering visitors a donation-based natural playground just a few miles northeast of Park City’s historic downtown.
2. The No Name Saloon’s apparent claim to fame is its buffalo burger, a half-pound bison burger so laden with fixin’s, you might need nine napkins to eat it. But the watering hole’s unpretentious vibe and quirky décor (think twinkle lights, taxidermy, and a motorcycle suspended from the ceiling, among other random adornments) may be this institution’s real draw. Many choose a local brew from the vast selection of bottled beers, but you won’t regret giving the house Bloody Mary a shot.
3. On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings, Park City Film transforms the Jim Santy Auditorium’s 400-seat space into an art-house cinema, screening a variety of flicks including independent features and documentaries from Sundance Film Festival, Festival de Cannes, Toronto International Film Festival, and local student productions. The movie snacks live up to the town’s foodie reputation: The concession stand offers wines by the glass on select evenings, plus popcorn dusted with Parmesan cheese, hot sauce, and other unexpected flavors.