Where to go: When you picture Park City, a swarming ski town usually springs to mind. When you picture the Wasatch Mountains, however, a rugged range about thirty minutes from the town’s main drag, it’s a different image entirely: snow-dusted peaks, unobstructed views, and the rare breed of rustic luxury that is the Lodge at Blue Sky. Stretched over 3,500 acres, this private ranch run by Auberge Resorts is as conducive to warm-month adventuring as it is to kicking back by the firepit, hot toddy in hand. Trek-out-your-door rooms, a sleek infinity pool, and the kind of naturally built-in social distancing that makes you feel like you are worlds away from anything—and anyone, really (the Earth Suites: just wow).
What to do: If spring skiing isn’t your thing, there’s always the option to catch a heli-ride for a fly-fishing expedition followed by a fondue lunch in a secluded yurt. Or maybe you’d prefer to saddle up for a day around the snaking shaded paths. And no one ever regretted spending an afternoon of coddling at the Edge Spa. If you do happen to venture off the property, pit-stop at Five5eeds Café in town for Aussie-style lattes and grain bowls that won’t slow you down on the trails (the canyon views at Lake Blanche are worth the half-day trek if you’re feeling ambitious). Definitely don’t miss High West Distillery’s Thursday night supper club, where the vibes are as strong as the limited-edition whiskeys. And as always, our robust city guides are here to help, well, guide you.