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Friday, January 21, 2011

Affordable Park City

Sunset Magazine has this article about Park City, with this subhead:

Go after Sundance and you'll be rewarded with peace, quiet, and plenty of deals

The Sundance Film Festival is now underway in the Park City area and so the town will be busy until Jan 30, when the festival ends. After that, the community will settle back to a more relaxed pace, catering to people concentrating on enjoying Utah's great skiing and riding.

Below are excerpts from the Sunset article.

Why go in February: The frenzy of Sundance is over, and believe it or not, there are plenty of cheap thrills in Utah’s glitziest mountain town.

Best deal for out-of-staters: Ski free the day you fly into Salt Lake through the QuickStart program (Feb 1–12; register at parkcityinfo.com).

Did you hear? The state’s “private club” laws are history, which means you don’t have to plonk down a membership fee to grab a drink at bars.

See Park City’s artsy side: Not all ski towns have sophisticated museums, so the Kimball Art Center is a noteworthy surprise―and it’s free. Local artists teach workshops in every­thing from silversmithing to digital photography.

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