Skiing, golfing, paddling, mountain biking…yes to all of them. But one of the most beloved local sports is, without a doubt, Deck Surfing. And Park City has some of the best. From outdoor seating at our three, count ‘em, three local resorts, to restaurant roof-top decks, to private home decks, the views and air quality here are both uplifting and reinvigorating.
And when you can earn your deck time, even better. What does it mean to earn deck time? A great ski day. A long bike ride. An intense hike. Decks are always that much sweeter after you’ve just made yourself physically exhausted doing something incredibly fun.
During ski season, two of my favorite decks are at, Lookout Cabin at Canyons Resort and Stein Eriksen’s at Deer Valley. They both have a winning combo of location, great views, good food, a decent wine list and servers who are happy to create relationships. (side note: several have become friends.)
In the summer, the patio deck above the No Name Saloon is the winner for amount of space, view of Main Street and nostalgia. And, as of this post, they’re just reopened. I’m also a fan of the deck/view at Silver Star Café. Try the watermelon & feta cheese salad.
But it gets better. After an active day and a respite at one of these fine establishments’ decks, moving back to our home deck, or the deck of a good friend is even sweeter. Hopefully, good friends with a grill.
So, I raise a glass to Park City’s least celebrated…and most celebrated sport. Here’s to you, deck surfing!
Cheers to your next visit,
Your Resort Resident