'Eye on L.A.': Winter getaway to Park City, Utah

ByTina Malave via KABC logo
Sunday, January 25, 2015
'Eye on L.A.' host Tina Malave checks out Utah Olympic Park.
'Eye on L.A.' host Tina Malave checks out Utah Olympic Park.

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- "Eye on L.A." host Tina Malave hopped a 90-minute flight at LAX to experience the greatest snow on earth in one of the coolest cities in Utah!


Park City may be best known for Sundance, one of the largest independent film festivals in the U.S. But this charming town also has a fabulous Main Street lined with restaurants, great shopping and art galleries like McMillen Gallery. Don't forget to ski right up to High West Distillery and Saloon -- Utah's first legal distillery -- and take a free tour!




Every January, Park City goes "Hollywood" for the annual Sundance Film Fest. At the center of the action is Robert Redford's upscale eatery, Zoom.



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Next stop on our winter getaway is Canyons Resort where we met up with Paralympic athlete Chris Waddell before we hit the slopes ourselves.

Chris Waddell

Chris Waddell is a multi-gold and silver medalist Paralympian. He has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and gives inspirational talks to other disabled athletes. To find out how to bring Chris to speak at your school or function visit his website, http://one-revolution.org.

Canyons Resort

Park City's Canyons Resort draws plenty of skiers and snowboarders of a more "extreme" persuasion, but being Utah's largest ski area with 4000 acres, the resort's vast terrain has something for just about everyone. Canyons is also home to the Orange Bubble Lift, Utah's only heated lift which keeps you warm and cozy as it takes you up the mountain. Non-skiers can also get a rush on their 800 foot and 2000 foot zip lines!


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In 2002, Park City hosted the Winter Olympic Games, and now you can visit Olympic Park and ride the bobsled run. For more outdoor fun, head over to Park City Mountain Resort to ride the Flying Eagle zip line or the Alpine Coaster.

Utah Olympic Park

Built for the 2002 Olympics, Utah Olympic Park is open to the public to checkout Olympic hopefuls while they train. You can even ride the Olympic bobsled. Careful, it's a doozy!


Park City Mountain Resort

With a lift that takes you on a breathtaking ride from the heart of Main Street to the top of the mountain, it's easy to ski all morning, ski down to Main Street for lunch, then catch the lift back up for a little more powder playtime! Featuring an Olympic-size, 22-foot half pipe and 30-60 foot jumps, Park City Mountain Resort is a favorite training spot for top athletes.


Kid Stuff

Park City Mountain Resort has plenty activities for kids! This family-friendly resort features the Alpine Rollercoaster and their 2-person, seated Flying Eagles zip line. Snow Mamas has some great advice for parents with little ones visiting the snow.




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Our last stop on our winter adventure is Deer Valley, home to Deer Valley Resort, the Montage and the world-class Stein Eriksen. We also stopped in at Royal Street Caf for their signature drink.

Royal Street Caf

Who would've guessed? Royal Street Caf is home to Deer Valley Resort's signature drink, the Blueberry Mojito. Of course, we had to have a taste!


Deer Valley Ski Resort

For ski enthusiasts who prefer not to share the mountain with snowboarding daredevils, Deer Valley is where you want to go! Friendly mountain hosts are ready to help you find the best terrains for your experience level, and they also offer complimentary overnight ski storage so you don't have to lug your gear back and forth.


Stein Eriksen Lodge

This 5-star, 5-diamond lodge, recently voted best resort in the world, is named after Norwegian Olympic Gold Medal skier Stein Eriksen and nestled mid-mountain in Deer Valley. Our Tina Malave even learned an easy recipe from their executive chef!


Montage Deer Valley

Tina's favorite, the Montage, offers a lot of FREE STUFF to guests and non-guests alike! From free tubing and free gourmet s'mores to free live entertainment, not to mention an incredible spa, we're loving this!


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