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Spring Break in Park City

Spring break isn’t all bikinis and beaches. A Park City spring break adventure puts world-class fun at your fingertips—from our three ski areas to our bustling Historic Main Street. You don’t have to head south of the border for fun and sun when there’s so much to enjoy right here in Utah’s favorite mountain playground.

Father and Son Sitting by a Fire in a Snowstorm in Park City

COVID-19 Changes: Unfortunately, the pandemic is still here in 2021. Masks, social distancing, event cancellations, and enhanced sanitization are just part of life right now. COVID-19 may affect your 2021 Park City spring break. For instance, the annual Spring Gruv is cancelled for 2021 for guest safety. Ski resorts are limiting the number of patrons on the mountain by limiting ticket sales, and most restaurants will only provide take-out or delivery service.

You can still have an awesome spring break celebration in Park City this year, but you should be prepared to modify your plans based on public health guidelines. We’re here to help during this difficult time. You can read about our COVID-19 pandemic response here as you plan your trip.

Park City Spring Skiing

Park City may be the place to be in the winter, but it is also a fantastic spring ski destination. By the time March rolls around, the base is buried under the collective product of dozens of winter storms, with frequent dumps of fresh powder throughout the month. You’ll find more than enough snow to keep you skiing throughout the spring ski period. 

Since you’re here for the spring, you’ll find less of the bitter mountain chill and more alpine sunshine to go with your time on the runs. Shed a couple of layers as the days heat up for a refreshing ride bathed in the warm glow of the afternoon sun. And, since you are here for spring break, enjoy some time on the beach—the ski beach at Canyons Village! Grab a mug of cocoa and pull up a lounger for some post-ski relaxation. Watch the crowds ski by, stop by Umbrella Bar, or just stretch out and chill. You could even work on your tan if you’re brave enough.

Park City’s Spring Gruv

The Spring Gruv is one of Park City’s quirkiest time-honored traditions. This unusual festival is a month-long celebration meant to close out the ski season with a bang. The resort goes all out, with weeks of fun events ranging from chainsaw sculpture to cookie decorating.

The biggest draw is definitely the annual pond-skimming event. Contestants in zany costumes rocket down a jump and attempt to skim all the way across a long splash pool filled with frigid water. While the odd daredevil actually makes it to the other side, most splash down in spectacular fashion to cheering and applause. It is an absolute blast, whether you are an onlooker or a competitor.

Note: this event is cancelled for 2021 due to COVID-19 but plans to return in 2022.

Top Non-Skiing Outdoor Activities in Park City this Spring

Spring Fly Fishing in Park City

Park City may be famous for its snow, but do you know what else we’ve got? Rivers chock-full of beautiful fish. The season never really ends around here. While standing up to your hips in melting snow might seem like a chilly way to spend your Park City spring break, nothing is as invigorating as that first catch of the day. Early spring, in particular, is a great time to get your hooks into rainbow and brown trout swimming through the Provo River. If you’re not already an expert angler, there is no shortage of eager guides who will show you all the best spots for a legendary trip with rod and reel in hand.

Related: Non-Skier’s Guide to Park City

Snowshoeing, Snowmobiling and Fat-Tire Biking in Park City

Park City snowmobiling

Spring break is the perfect time to experiment with some of Park City’s other snow-based activities. Whether you’re a lifelong skier or a total newbie, there’s always a new way to enjoy the powder. Break out of your routine and try something fresh. Strike out into the backcountry on a snowmobile. The warmer weather makes a day on snowshoes seem more like a breezy spring hike than a grueling winter march. And you can enjoy the sunny valleys on a fat-tire snow bike on the way to a downtown shopping spree.

Those aren’t even the only ways to enjoy your bluebird day off piste. You can try all kinds of winter transportation throughout the spring, including sleigh rides, dog sledding, and cross-country skiing. Get out there and explore your options—you’re sure to find a novel experience that is just right for you!

Park City Thrill Rides

If you want something with a little more pizazz, Park City also offers some more thrilling spring experiences. For instance, have you ever gone rocketing down the mountain on a bobsled? If not, you can rectify that at Utah Olympic Park. Ride the same course used by athletes during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games on a real bobsled.

That isn’t the only pulse-pounding option in town, either. Over at Park City Mountain, you can hop on the alpine coaster, zipping back and forth across the slopes on your way to the resort base. It’s just like any other roller coaster, except it is powered entirely by gravity instead of a chain lift. A ride on a hot-air balloon might be a little slower, but soaring above the horizon in a little basket is no less breathtaking. If you’re not up for anything quite so exhilarating, an afternoon of tubing up at Woodward Park City is always a blast.

Dining and Nightlife in Park City

When you think about spring break, you think about good times with good food and good drink. Fortunately, Park City has an abundance of all three. Historic Main Street is packed with galleries, theaters, shops, restaurants, and bars, and that is just one of Park City’s major hotspots. You can also head north to Redstone Village or Outlets Park City for more of, well… just about everything!

You could spend a month in Park City, eating at a different restaurant for every meal, and still not come close to exhausting the delicious eateries in town. From pizza to sushi, quick eats to gourmet gustatory experiences, if you crave it, Park City has it.

Despite Utah’s stodgy reputation, Park City is home to a great nightlife scene. High West Distillery, located near the bottom of Main Street, is one of Park City’s premier drinking establishments. Not only were they the first distillery in town after prohibition, they’ve got a top-notch saloon that’s been a local favorite for decades. If rugged frontier whisky isn’t to your taste, you can enjoy everything from sports bars to classy wine and paint nights as you drink your way across town.

Live Entertainment in Park City

Concerts and other live entertainment are a crucial part of any spring break experience. Park City loves to put on a good show. The Egyptian Theater is one of Park City’s most venerable institutions, and they’re always cooking up concerts, musicals, plays, and other experiences. Check their schedule to see what is coming up during your vacation.

During the spring ski season and especially during the Spring Gruv, Park City Mountain is home to frequent free, open-air concerts. The amphitheater at Canyons Village, in particular, is always blasting tunes, including local and national talent. And, since we were just talking about Park City’s bar scene, many of those watering holes also sport live music. The Spur is the perfect place to catch a show to go with your drink.

Book Your Spring Trip to Park City 

Your spring break can’t be 100-percent excitement. You need to take a break and relax every now and again. All Seasons Resort Lodging has the perfect place for you to call home during your big spring fling. With an assortment of condos, townhomes, and vacation residences to match any adventure and any budget, we’re your source for Park City lodging. Whether you want to ski in and ski out from the resorts or party all night on Main Street, we’ve got just the thing to make sure your spring break is an unforgettable experience.

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Your perfect Park City spring break awaits. Book your stay now and start getting ready today!

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