Subject: Re: Utah - Park City
Hi Kathy,

I go to Park City occasionally in the winter specifically for the skiing. At least 25% of your group will be having a good time. But like all destination ski resorts the town is marketing itself to non-skiers as well. Other activities that can be enjoyed include X-country skiing and snowshoeing, horseback riding, hot-air balooning, sleigh rides, snow- mobiling, spas, shopping and an opportunity to ride a bobsled down an Olympic bobsled track. Our accomodations have been at a ski lodge near Park City Mountain Resort. It really caters to skiers and wouldn't be recommended for non-skiers. Therefore my suggestion for places to stay is really not appropriate.

As for food and beverage we've always enjoyed stopping in at the Wasatch Brew Pub for beer and burgers. And Chimayo is excellent for Southwestern cuisine. Although we've never been many people rave about the Seafood Buffet at Deer Valley Resort.

Two places for further research on the Web include where you can request a vacation planner and where the message boards will have suggestions for dining in Park City.

One last thought on your trip is for the three non-skiers to think about hiring a private instructor for a day to get an introduction to skiing or snowboarding. After all that really is what Park City's all about.

John in San Diego