Adventure guide: from here to there

Skiers and snowboarders board the 2 Green Bus Line at Park City Mountain Resort Transport Station on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 (Tanzi Propst / Park Record)

So you chose Park City for a ski vacation this winter, but you chose not to hire a car to transport the whole family. It can be a risky decision in other areas, but don’t worry, you made the right decision. The Park City area has robust transportation options to help you get from point A to point B, ski gear in tow, without ever having to get behind the wheel of a car.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

The Park City area’s transit systems will take cyclists to a number of destinations, from Main Street to ski resorts and more. Since the systems are free, avoiding an Uber and hopping on the bus is an impossible deal to beat.



Park City Transit buses operate primarily within the Park City limits, while the new High Valley Transit covers the Snyderville Basin. And don’t worry, the two systems work well together, which means passengers will have a relatively smooth experience when they need to use both systems to reach their destinations.

High Valley Transit also offers a service that will be new for users who have not been to Park City since last winter: microtransit. Similar to ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft, the microtransit offering allows users to order a ride through an app. And like the bus system, it’s free.



The only downside is that it only serves the Snyderville Basin areas, which means you can’t use it to go from, say, Kimball Junction to Main Street. The app can be downloaded from the App Store on iPhone and Android by searching for “High Valley Transit”.

Beyond being free, another reason to use Park City Transit and High Valley Transit is to avoid having to find and pay for parking. During rush hour – think powder days at resorts and weekend nights in the heart of Main Street – parking can be hard to find.

Plus, many places charge for parking, and the expense can add up quickly over the course of even a week’s trip. Not to mention that you will do your little part to help Park City limit its carbon footprint.

More information on public transport systems, including bus routes and timetables, is available at parkcity.org/departments/transit-bus and highvalleytransit.org.

PRIVATE TRANSPORT

People who don’t have the time or the inclination to take the bus will not be left behind. Park City is served by a number of well-known transportation companies who are happy to pick up and drop off people throughout the area.

Besides offering a more private experience, these companies are the only option if you need to travel beyond the Park City area. They are just a Google search away and can take you to the airport or other popular destinations like Midway in Heber Valley.

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Here, you don’t always need a motor to get from one place to another. Park City prides itself on being a pedestrianized city, and that’s even true during the winter. You’ll want to dress warmly and wear comfortable shoes, but hard-working snow removal crews should have sidewalks plowed and ready to go. Many places within the city limits are within a 15-20 minute walk of each other, but it’s a good idea to pull out your phone and check your favorite map app to make sure you’re heading into the city. good direction.

Depending on the weather, it may even be possible to cycle through town during the winter. But if you’re looking for the e-bike sharing program that you enjoyed during your visit this summer, you’re out of luck. It won’t come back until the snow melts in the spring.

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