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.
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.
Harvest Park City.
Where do you take visitors to impress them?
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?
Head out to Oakley and have lunch at the Road Island Diner.