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Spotlight on Park City

Zach Fyne believes a combination of great winter snow and a catchy location for a distillery means Park City, Utah, offers thirsty schussers some great “whi-ski.”

Fyne, with the Park City Convention & Visitors Bureau, told a Wednesday Toronto gathering that the alpine resort community’s claims to fame include the High West Distillery & Saloon, the only distillery “in the world that you can ski into.”

The attraction, which produces whiskey on site, is accessible by a ski lift, he noted.

“There’s a million ski destinations around the world, but how many can boast that they have the 2016 distillery of the year located at the bottom of their hill,” he said of a distillery that has won accolades.

Fyne says the Park City area offers skiers “the greatest snow on earth,” with a dry climate leading to “very fluffy” conditions. “When you ski on it you float.”

The ski season begins in November and continues into April.
Park City resort trails were used for the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics and that event’s legacy includes Utah Olympic Park, with park visitors able to ride a bobsled that provides what the attraction labels “3,000 feet of fast and furious sliding and gliding.”

The town routinely hosts US Olympians, Fyne said.

Fyne said Park City has lodging for all budgets.

Deer Valley sees an annual average of 300 inches of snow, provides a vertical drop of 3,000 feet and has 101 trails.

Pictured are Fyne and Marilyn Smith Stinson of Deer Valley Resorts with a pair of skis sporting the name of a household name in Champagne circles.

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