Deep below today’s 11,000 acres of skiable terrain, the Silver King mine was once home to one of the richest sliver strikes in the West. The old miners may be long gone but their culture and stories still influence Park City’s historically charming Main Street. Today’s riches are measured by Utah’s incredibly light powder, a vibrant artistic scene, an intellectually stimulating community, culinary experiences that rival any metropolitan city, and endless outdoor pursuits from skiing to mountain biking.
Bursting with charm and artistic energy, Park City has become a treasure trove for fine art lovers and the Park City Gallery Association now boasts seventeen members who host regular showings and monthly gallery strolls. Each winter for forty-three years Park City plays host to the Sundance Film Festival, the largest independent film festival in the United States. From shopping and dining on historic Main Street to taking in live shows at the Egyptian Theater and participating in the local independent Park City Film Series, Park City isn’t lacking for cultural pursuits.
While Utah may boast The Greatest Snow on Earth®, Park City and the surrounding area is also a mecca for summer activity. Glenwild itself is a gateway to a range of activities; on-property hiking, mountain biking, road biking, and did we say championship golf? Fly fishing in nearby rivers and streams rivals anywhere in the country while boating and sailing on the Jordanelle Reservoir can keep enthusiasts occupied for days on end.
Above all, Park City is known as a world-class ski destination, and for good reason. The two base areas of Vail’s Park City Resort and Canyons Village are inter-connected by a gondola and comprise the largest ski area in the continental United States with over 7,000 acres of skiable terrain.
Just a little further up the road, Deer Valley awaits to share its famously groomed slopes, fine dining and concierge service of the consistently ranked Best Ski Resort in the country. For the more adventurous, the steeps and glorious deep powder of Alta and Snowbird are within an hour of Glenwild. All told, Utah has ten world-class ski resorts within an hour radius of the Salt Lake International airport.
BIKING & HIKING
Glenwild residents can easily access the area’s more than 400 miles of maintained mountain bike trails which have made Park City the nation’s first Gold Level Ride Center. Those same trails abound with hikers anxious to catch a glimpse of a mule deer or discover the first bloom of a local Bottle Brush or Wasatch Penstemon. In the summer, the ski resorts even offer uphill chair lift rides to mountain bikers and less-ambitious hikers. Lastly, we can’t forget the skinny tire enthusiasts. With endless miles of country roads and gravel, road and gravel biking has captivated the area and the local cycling club boasts over 300 members.
The neighborhood charm of Glenwild contributes to a bustling social scene. While members can enjoy the pleasures of the Golf Club, residents regularly gather around outdoor firepits or in the Lifestyle Center for a social gathering or scheduled classes and lectures. While Park City’s bars are more refined than in the mining days, today they offer a wide range of musical entertainment. Mountain Town Music hosts a summer-long concert series, the Deer Valley Music Festival is a community favorite and weekly Concerts in the Park featuring local artists always draw a crowd.