Park City Mud Season
Moving out of the bitter cold into Park City’s “shoulder season” we can’t help but get anxious to get out and soak up some hard core Vitamin D. But it’s not all sunshine and flowers. It’s rainbows and mud too. Hence, the reason locals call it the “mud season”. It’s the time of year when half of Park City closes down and gives residents a chance to catch their breath. But what do you do while you’re waiting for this seemingly dead ghost town to come back to life?
Luckily for shoppers, many of Main Street’s shops and boutiques remain open through the season of mud and Tanger Outlets in Kimball Junction is open year-round.
The Utah Olympic Park is a great place to visit right now—it’s less crowded and you don’t have to bundle up so tight that you look like Ralphie Parker from The Christmas Story. Try out the Zip Line or Adventure Course or even take a guided tour of the Park and learn the backstories of our very own Olympians.
Of course you can still go skiing and there’s nothing like mud-season skiing! Not only is it cheaper, but the spring weather is much more mild; you’re more likely to get a sunburn than a windburn.
According to Linda Jager at Visit Park City, there are many deals to be had. “As Park City transitions from ski season to summer, our brief shoulder season is an ideal time to find savings in town. From end-of-season sales at many of our retailers to discounted lodging and dining specials, springtime is a great opportunity to enjoy our destination’s offerings at a substantial savings. A helpful resource to find springtime savings can be found at visitparkcity.com,” she says.
This season of mud, remember that summer will be here before you know it, bringing with it hotter weather and bigger crowds so now’s the ideal time to explore Park City!