Say Hello To Amy Kersey, The Voice Behind @VisitParkCity

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Every Thursday, Say Hello To America will be Amy Kersey, Park City showcasing the voices behind official Twitter accounts of destinations all across the United States and the city they represent. This week, say hello to Amy Kersey from @VisitParkCity. Amy has lived in Park City for three years and has been with the Park City Chamber Bureau since the beginning. Having grown up in the Midwest, Park City has been a great destination for her to learn how to live in the mountains.

1. What time of the year is best to travel to Park City?

That all depends on what you’re into! Winter is perfect for skiing and snowboarding at our three ski resorts – Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort, Canyons Resort – and summer and fall are ideal for hiking, mountain biking, golf, fly fishing, free outdoor concerts, art gallery strolls, and street festivals.

2. How would you describe the people of Park City?

Parkites love recreating in the mountains. Most people who live here moved here for a reason – to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible all year round. We’re a very friendly, laid-back, welcoming bunch.

Photo Credit: Mark Maziarz

Photo Credit: Mark Maziarz

3. What is your favorite and least favorite thing about Park City?

The weather is, by far, my most favorite thing about Park City. In the winter, if it’s not snowing, the sun is shining, making it still desirable to recreate outside even on the coldest days. At 7,000 feet elevation, the summer and fall are dry with little humidity, no bugs, and again, lots of sunshine. My least favorite thing about Park City is that by May when the ski resorts are closed, I’m ready for summer. However, Mother Nature doesn’t always cooperate.

4. What is Park City’s most famous landmark or attraction?

Park City is best known for our three world-class ski resorts – Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort, and Canyons Resort – all within five minutes of each other.

5. Name one “secret” location that a traveler must visit.

One of my favorites is an Indo-Persian restaurant called Good Karma. They serve amazing curry dishes and, in my humble opinion, the best chai in town.

6. What is the best/easiest mode of transportation to get around the city?

Park City’s free bus system travels to all three mountain resorts, hotels, historic Main Street, and several other shopping areas and neighborhoods of town.

7. Is there any festival or event in Park City that a traveler should specifically plan a trip around?

For the film buffs, Sundance Film Festival is not to be missed each January. For foodies and art enthusiasts, Savor the Summit, Park City Food and Wine Classic, and Kimball Arts Festival are all signature Park City events in the summer.

Canyons Resort | Photo Credit: Scott Markewitz

Canyons Resort | Photo Credit: Scott Markewitz

8. What are the best family-friendly attractions that Park City has to offer?

Ski vacations are very popular for families so options are endless. In addition to skiing and snowboarding as a family, snowshoe tours, dogsledding, and sleigh rides are very popular. Jupiter Bowl is a great option with a full-service restaurant, several lanes of bowling, billiards, and arcade games. Hiking, biking, horseback riding, and rafting are popular when the snow isn’t flying.

9. What is Park City’s signature food that every visitor has to try?

An on-mountain must is the Deer Valley turkey chili at Deer Valley Resort. Off-mountain, I suggest No Name Saloon’s famous buffalo burger.

10. If I only had one day to explore Park City, what MUST I see or do?

Visit the newly renovated Park City Museum on historic Main Street, try a tasting flight of whiskey at High West Distillery, and take a public bobsled ride at our Utah Olympic Park.


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