Insider guide to Park City Utah with Stuart Campbell

High West Park City
The ski in ski out High West Saloon on Park Avenue, Park City. Photo credit High West Distillery

Stuart Campbell understands snow travel. He was the long time General Manager of the swanky Amangani at Jackson Hole for seven years and led Como Hotels in Bhutan for five years before that. Now he’s the Chief Operating Officer for the soon to be new kid on the luxury block in Utah, The Lodge at Blue Sky.

The five plus star destination is already home to the High West Distillery and will give guests access to 3500 acres of adventures, including a new heli ski experience, not far from Utah’s best ski areas.

This is his straight from the hip Insider Guide to Park City, the region he’s called home for the past three years.

Why Park City

I was kicked out of Sun Valley and Jackson Hole, this was easy to get to.

Best ski run

Anything in the trees at the top.

Where do you head on a powder day?

Jupiter Peak at Park City Mountain.

Must do snow activity

Try the new Cloudveil heli-ski operations based out of Blue Sky starting winter 2018/2019. Plus Park City Powdercats is pretty rad.

Best après

High West Saloon on Park Ave. Great food, drinks and energy.

Best on mountain dining

Miner’s Camp – easy to get in and out so you don’t miss any gnar pow

Best downtown restaurant

Firewood.Everything they do is cooked over wood flame, tremendous fare.

Best hot chocolate

Waldorf Astoria at Canyons Village.

Best breakfast

Harvest Park City.

Where do you take visitors to impress them?

The Lodge at Blue Sky

the earth house at lodge at blue sky
Earth House at Lodge at Blue Sky

Where would you take a date?

28 years of marriage prohibits me from dating.

Best family activity

A visit to the Olympic Park.

What should visitors not leave your resort without doing?

Go for a tour of the High West Distillery in Wanship.

What item should visitors take back with them?

A bottle of High West Whiskey.

Any other tips?

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Road Island Diner

Head out to Oakley and have lunch at the Road Island Diner.

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Rachael Oakes-Ash is the name behind @misssnowitall and the founder of SnowsBest.com. A long time travel and lifestyle journalist and ski writer, she's been published in ESPN, TIME, Wallpaper*, Action Asia, Inside Sport, Australian Financial Review, Emirates Open Skies, Conde Nast Traveler and more. She was the Fairfax snow blogger from 2007 to 2017 and the Southern Hemisphere editor for OnTheSnow. Rachael is also a documentary producer, author, radio announcer and humorist.

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