The Wonders of Summer
There’s a lot more to Park City, Utah, than powdered ski trails and the Sundance Film Festival. You might say summer is the best time of all — when winter crowds make way for an exhilarating alpine playground of sunny outdoor activities and family-style fun, loved by locals and visitors alike.
To make this summer at Montage Deer Valley your most memorable yet, we’ve assembled the essential list of our 12 wonders of Park City. Consider it your road map to finding the best ways to explore Park City and the Wasatch Front. From campfire s’mores and blue-ribbon streams to a full lineup of live music and an award-winning network of mountain trails, join us and discover the green season’s many splendid sides — all with the expert assistance of our mountain associates.
Whatever adventure you seek, Montage Deer Valley invites you to experience the “Wonders of Park City.” It’s your ultimate ticket to summer fun.
Nothing says summer quite like the pursuit of serene waters. Enjoy 3,000 idyllic acres of beauty on the Jordanelle Reservoir — prime for a day of kayaking, canoeing, waterskiing and sailing. Or go blue-ribbon fly-fishing on the nearby Provo and Green rivers, where thousands of fish delight even novices.
Savor Park City’s abundance of fresh summer produce, from acclaimed Utah Trout, elk, buffalo and cheeses to the rich, raw honeys that earn Utah renown as the “Beehive State.” A must on your list: Montage Deer Valley’s own line of fine honeys, grown by our very own resident beekeeper.
Park City is the arts capital of the Rocky Mountains for good reason. Embark on a gallery stroll on historic downtown Main Street and peruse an impressive selection of works from local
and nationally acclaimed artists. Or view Montage Deer Valley’s museum-quality collection via self-guided and docent-led tours.
Main Street’s upscale shops boast
everything from handcrafted furniture and chic boutiques to art collectibles and Western antiques. For brand-name values, nearby Tanger Outlet fashion mall is home to more than 60 stores. Our own Shops at Montage Deer Valley offer a resort collection of designer apparel and hand- selected gifts – perfect for bringing home that special memory.
From sunset walks through a colorful carpet of mountain wildflowers to lift-assisted chairlift rides over our spectacular alpine oasis, Park City’s scenery provides natural healing. For more traditional therapy, indulge in soothing Spa Montage treatments and signature products that utilize indigenous ingredients, like Aspen Bark Extract and local Bee Propolis.
History buffs can chart the
heritage of Park City on its local mining trails and at its Park City Museum, a top-notch gem on Main Street that chronicles the town’s fascinating tales from a silver mining town and ski resort to Olympic host. A sunny stroll among downtown’s lovingly preserved façades offers a glimpse of Park City’s days as an 1870 boomtown.
When the snow melts, Deer Valley’s high-speed chairlifts whisk mountain bikers and hikers up to a network of more than 300 miles of diverse forest trails for one of Park City’s favorite pastimes. Trek solo or let a Compass Host be your guide. The fleet of BMC mountain bikes, available for daily rental, will give you a head start.
Every summer, the hills of Park City are alive with the sounds of music. Ardent fans flock to the ten-week-long Deer Valley® Music Festival – a delightfully diverse outdoor concert series featuring the Utah Symphony, stars of Broadway, opera and current top musical acts. Start with a gourmet picnic basket, wine pairings and reserved seating via the concierge at Montage Deer Valley.
Let the games begin at Camp Compass, featuring summer camp classics such as archery, nature programs, and storytelling by the campfire with s’mores. Thrill seekers can choose from a heart- pounding array of adventures near the resort, including Utah’s only Alpine Coaster, the Alpine Slide (one of the longest in the world), zip-lines, and freestyle activities at Utah Olympic Park.
Resistance is futile at Montage Deer Valley, where lush woods and starlit nights put everyone in the mood for love. We’ll pack a champagne picnic basket to accompany you at Deer Valley’s abundant outdoor events, from passion-imbued operas to romance- themed concerts under the stars. Let our concierge plan a moonlight hiking tour or other customized romantic outing sure to make your every dream comes true.
The hum of Main Street’s nightlife keeps the Park City vibe going until the wee hours with piano bars, live music venues, dance clubs, al fresco dining patios, plus Utah’s first microbrewery and its only whiskey distillery. Closer to home base, Montage Deer Valley serves up live music nightly at Apex and Vista Lounge.
Sometimes the best way to wile away a summer’s day is with a leisurely road trip. The Wasatch Front is home to a handful of America’s most scenic drives, including the Alpine Loop, Guardsman Pass and Provo Canyon, facing the imposing Timpanogos – the second highest peak in the Wasatch Range.