Park City, Utah is a mountain town just 30 minute drive from downtown Salt Lake City. Close by but a world apart from the rest of the Utah culturally, Park City was once a mining town dating back to the late 1860s. It has evolved itself into a ski town boasting three world class ski resorts and host of ski and snowboarding events of the 2002 Winter Olympics. It's also the home of the U.S. Ski Team and the main location of the annual Sundance Film Festival.
In the summer with the snow long melted, Park City is a mountain bikers mecca with a slew of art, music and other cultural shows and festivals almost weekly.
Park City is probably the wealthiest city in Utah and most liberal. Park City sits at an altitude of 7000 feet while Salt Lake sits lower at 4000 feet.