Some Park City F.A.Q.

We have heard probably every question there is about Park City from visitors to the area. A few of the more common are shared below. Please be sure to ask us any other questions you might have, we would be happy to help answer them..

What is the elevation of Park City and how do I deal/prevent altitude sickness?

Park City is at approximately 6800 feet above sea level.  A lot of the hotels in Deer Valley are above 8000 feet.  Symptoms can include headache, fatigue, stomach illness, dizziness, and sleep disturbance. It basically feels like you have the flu or are suffering from a hangover. 

The best way to get over altitude sickness is to drink plenty of water and have your humidifier on at night (most hotels have them.)  For more severe cases, try to avoid wine or alcohol and take a day off from skiing or other strenuous activities.

What are the Utah liquor laws and policies?

Despite popular belief, Utah is not a dry state.  Here are some facts about liquor in Park City and Utah.

You can order an alcoholic beverage at most restaurants only if you order food as well.
Bars are open every night and last call is usually around 12:30AM.  Years ago all bars required a $5 membership fee, luckily that is not the case anymore!

Utah bars are not allowed to free pour mixed drinks and drinks cannot exceed 1.5 ounces of alcohol.

The beer sold at the stores and served in most restaurants only contains 3.2% alcohol.  Full strength beers can be purchased at bars or the state liquor store.

The only place to purchase bottled wine, liquor or full strength beer is the state liquor stores.  There are three liquor stores in Park City and they are all closed on Sunday and major holidays.

Some fun bars are: No Name Saloon, Ciseros, Sidecar and Lindzee O’ Michaels


How far is it to...

Distances to nearby areas and attractions (all distances are measured in time from Park City):

Downtown Salt Lake City (Temple Square): 35 minutes

Great Salt Lake: 45 minutes

Sundance Resort: 45 minutes

Uinta Mountains: 45 minutes

Salt Lake Airport: 45 minutes

Snowbasin Ski Resort: 1 hour

Salt Lake Resorts; Brighton, Solitude, Snowbird, Alta: 1 hour

Wendover, Nevada (casinos): 2 hours

Moab, Utah (desert national parks): 4 hours

Jackson Hole, Wyoming: 5 hours

*Exclusive Excursions provides transportation to all these places at very competitive rates

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