# 8- Park City
Park city was founded in the 1860’s as a mining town, but by 1900 business was booming with the second largest silver strike in the United States. The city became heavily populated to such an extent that many people thought it would replace Salt Lake City as the primary city in Utah. However, the mines penetrated the water table and were flooded, and the city nearly became a ghost town.
Good thing for them that the area has such a draw; Skiing, helped drive the phantoms away. The city rebounded during the 1980s and 1990s through an expansion of its tourism business. The city has three major ski resorts: Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort, and The Canyons Resort. The Park City and Deer Valley ski resorts were the major locations for ski and snowboarding events at the 2002 Winter Olympics.
I just love the buzz of the city; the shopping and summer entertainment are just as enjoyable as the winter events. And walking down the
historic district you never can tell when you may have a brush with the famous. The city is the main location of the United States’ largest independent film festival, the Sundance Film Festival.
Once again though you can’t enjoy Utah without the beautiful views. Park City really has some amazingly breathtaking views like this one captured by David Whitten.