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5 Ski Town Activities You Didn’t Know Existed

Although powder days and blue-bird mornings certainly earn ski towns their reputations, some of the most fun occurs off-mountain. These five activities offer thrills in Park City, Utah that some leisure skiers never knew existed:

Live Fire Shooting

The Park City Gun Club offers a wide range of shooting experiences in a safe and fun environment.
The Park City Gun Club offers a wide range of shooting experiences in a safe and professional environment.

Who knew a ski trip could include a day at the shooting range? Park City Gun Club, open to the public, offers a safe and surprisingly family-friendly experience, complete with two life-fire shooting ranges and a kid-safe, ammunition-free laser simulator room. The newly constructed facility features state-of-the-art sound dampening and air filtration for an experience as comfortable as it is exciting. A welcoming staff makes all shooters feel like Annie Oakley. Park City Gun Club. Call: 435-333-4857.

Rocket Skeleton Ride

Skeleton: the lesser-known, but no less exciting companion to the bobsled ride.
Skeleton: the lesser-known, but no less exciting companion to the bobsled ride.

The Utah Olympic Park’s Comet Bobsled Ride has become a popular attraction for Olympic enthusiasts who may not see suiting up for the team a realistic future goal. For those who seek solo thrills, the Rocket Skeleton Ride is a lesser-known, though no-less-exciting alternative. Utah Olympic Park. Call: 435-658-4200.

Hot Air Balloon Rides

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Park City Balloon Adventures offers year-round thrills to all ages.

An activity for families, couples or adventure-seeking friends, hot air ballooning is an oft-overlooked ski town attraction, with views of the slopes unattainable from the lift. Available year-round, balloon adventures end with a sparkling cider or champagne toast and a certificate of ascension. Park City Balloon Adventures. Call: 1-800-396-UPUP

Crater Yoga 

Paddleboard yoga is hot, but yoga in a crater? A can't-miss adventure.
Paddleboard yoga is hot, but yoga in a crater? A can’t-miss adventure.

In light of the last year’s stand-up paddleboard craze, it’s unsurprising that paddleboard yoga has exploded along with it. But yoga in a 10,000-year-old crater? That is an activity unique to Park City Yoga Adventures. Offered year-round in a mineral-rich hot spring, sessions are for all abilities, and for the athletically ambitions, may be paired with a snowshoe tour. Park City Yoga Adventures. Call: 415-695-4502

Winter Fly Fishing

Feeling the urge to get on the river? No need to wait until summer.
Feeling the urge to get on the river? No need to wait until summer, thanks to All Seasons Adventures.

Often perceived as a summer-only activity, fly fishing is offered year-round through All Seasons Adventures. Enjoy four hours of stunning scenery on the blue-ribbon Provo River, complete with an experienced guide and round-trip transportation. All Seasons Adventures. Call: 435-649-9619. 

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