One of the things that attracted us to Park City in the first place (yes, in addition to the crazy great skiing) was how much this town cares about the arts. From the world-class musician who make this town a regular stop, to Park City’s commitment to the visual arts, this town is a mixed-media paradise. Our yearly Arts Festival is one of the biggest art festivals in the country.
With all of the hiking and biking I’ve been enjoying these last few months, I’ve really been struck by the amount of outdoor sculpture there is here. On most every trail near town you can find one or two pieces. And while I’ve known they were there, this is the first time that I’m really stopping to look at them. Most are metal and in varied degrees of rust. All take into account their location. It’s fantastic.
And there’s more. You likely know that Park City used to be a mining town. Thus we have ski runs named Copper Head, lifts named Sliver Load and an entire resort section named Iron Mountain. What you may not know is that many of the remnants of our mining past have been left up and now stand like art on the side of hikes and ski runs. We’ve literally stopped, part way through a run to read a plaque and stare into the past.
Particularly now, with so much of our relief from life’s stresses being outside, having all of this art is enriching. I certainly hope you’re able to get here soon and enjoy it with us.
Cheers to your next visit,
Your Resort Resident