Long before Park City became a world-class mountain resort town and venue for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, it was famous for its silver mining. The area boasts a lively and colorful past. Founded by prospectors in the late 1860s, silver was mined here until the early 1970s. The mining company, Park City Consolidated Mines, entered into the ski business in 1963, when they built the first lifts on what was then called Treasure Mountain.
For more about Park City's past, please visit the Park City Historical Society and Museum website at parkcityhistory.org.
Park City is now home to two world-class ski resorts, Deer Valley and Park City Mountain, and draws visitors from across the globe year-round. Home to roughly 8,500 full-time residents, Park City hosts a wide range of annual events, is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts, and offers a multitude of cultural experiences ranging from live music to local restaurants.