Park City offers much more than most people could hope to experience on a single vacation: three major ski resorts, a flourishing restaurant and shopping scene, and more art galleries than you can count on all your fingers and toes. However, one thing Park City lacks – particularly in the busy winter season – is solitude. If you find yourself needing a break from Park City’s bustle, or simply want to see a little more of Utah’s countryside, take a short trip south to Midway and see what this charming, Swiss-themed town has to offer.
Soldier Hollow is Utah’s finest Nordic skiing, biathlon, and innertubing center. A major host of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, this has a 31-kilometer, groomed trail system (with trails fit for everyone), 1,200-foot tubing lanes with lift service, and full-service rental and lodge facilities.
The Homestead Resort Crater is a 55-foot-tall, natural, beehive-shaped hole in the ground filled with geothermically-heated water. There you can swim, soak – even snorkel and scuba dive – all year long. If you want to stop by the Crater, you must have reservations.
If you have any room in your diet for handmade farm cheese, fresh or aged, stop by this artisan creamery. All products are made with milk from the 200-head heard of Holstein-Friesian cows owned by the farm itself.