Park City, Utah
Park City is a town in Summit
Summit County, Utah
Summit County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah, occupying a rugged and mountainous area. In 2010 its population was 36,324. It is part of the Salt Lake City Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Salt Lake City–Ogden–Clearfield Combined Statistical Area. The county is...

 and Wasatch
Wasatch County, Utah
Wasatch County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. It was named for a Ute Indian word meaning mountain pass or low place in the high mountains. Its county seat and largest city is Heber City.The county is governed by a county council with an appointed county manager.Wasatch County is...

 counties in the U.S. state
U.S. state
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 of Utah
Utah is a state in the Western United States. It was the 45th state to join the Union, on January 4, 1896. Approximately 80% of Utah's 2,763,885 people live along the Wasatch Front, centering on Salt Lake City. This leaves vast expanses of the state nearly uninhabited, making the population the...

. It is considered to be part of the Wasatch Back
Wasatch Back
The Wasatch Back is a region in the Rocky Mountains in the U.S. state of Utah. It includes such cities as Park City, Morgan, Heber City, and Midway. The name Wasatch Back differentiates it from the Wasatch Front, which includes Utah's three most populous cities: Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Provo...

. The city is 32 miles (51.5 km) southeast of downtown Salt Lake City and 19.88 miles (32 km) from Salt Lake City's east edge of Sugar House
Sugar House, Salt Lake City, Utah
Sugar House is a neighborhood in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. One of the city's oldest neighborhoods, the name is officially two words although it is often written as one...

 along Interstate 80. The population was 7,558 at the 2010 census. On average, the tourist population greatly exceeds the number of permanent residents.

After a population decline following the shutdown of the area's mining industry
Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth, from an ore body, vein or seam. The term also includes the removal of soil. Materials recovered by mining include base metals, precious metals, iron, uranium, coal, diamonds, limestone, oil shale, rock...

, the city rebounded during the 1980s and 1990s through an expansion of its tourism business. The city currently brings in a yearly average of $529,800,000 to the Utah Economy as a tourist hot spot. The city has three major ski resort
Ski resort
A ski resort is a resort developed for skiing and other winter sports. In Europe a ski resort is a town or village in a ski area - a mountainous area, where there are ski trails and supporting services such as hotels and other accommodation, restaurants, equipment rental and a ski lift system...

s: Park City Mountain Resort
Park City Mountain Resort
Park City Mountain Resort is a ski resort in Park City, Utah, located east of Salt Lake City. The resort has been a major tourist attraction for skiers from all over the United States, as well as a main employer for many of Park City's citizens. Park City, as the resort is often called by locals,...

, Deer Valley Resort, and Canyons Resort. The Park City and Deer Valley
Deer Valley
Deer Valley is an alpine ski resort in the Wasatch Range, located east of Salt Lake City, in Park City, Utah, United States. The resort, known for its upscale amenities, is consistently ranked among the top ski resorts in North America...

 ski resorts were the major locations for ski
A ski is a long, flat device worn on the foot, usually attached through a boot, designed to help the wearer slide smoothly over snow. Originally intended as an aid to travel in snowy regions, they are now mainly used for recreational and sporting purposes...

 and snowboarding
Snowboarding is a sport that involves descending a slope that is covered with snow on a snowboard attached to a rider's feet using a special boot set onto mounted binding. The development of snowboarding was inspired by skateboarding, sledding, surfing and skiing. It was developed in the U.S.A...

 events at the 2002 Winter Olympics
2002 Winter Olympics
The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially the XIX Olympic Winter Games, were a winter multi-sport event that was celebrated in February 2002 in and around Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. Approximately 2,400 athletes from 77 nations participated in 78 events in fifteen disciplines, held throughout...

. Although they receive less snow and have a shorter ski season than do their counterparts in Salt Lake County, such as Snowbird resort, they are much easier to access.

Additionally the city is the main location of the United States' largest independent film
Independent film
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 festival, the Sundance Film Festival
Sundance Film Festival
The Sundance Film Festival is a film festival that takes place annually in Utah, in the United States. It is the largest independent cinema festival in the United States. Held in January in Park City, Salt Lake City, and Ogden, as well as at the Sundance Resort, the festival is a showcase for new...

, home of the United States Ski Team
United States Ski Team
The United States Ski Team, operated under the auspices of the United States Ski and Snowboard Association , develops and supports men's and women's athletes in the sports of alpine skiing, adaptive alpine, freestyle skiing, cross country, adaptive cross country, ski jumping, and nordic combined....

, training center for members of the Australian Freestyle Ski Team
David Morris (Australian aerial skier)
David John Morris was born on the 31st of August 1984 in Melbourne, Australia. He is an Australian Aerial/Freestyle Skier. He is currently the only male on the Australian Aerial Skiing Team, and therefore ranked #1 in Australia...

, the largest collection of factory outlet stores in northern Utah, the 2002 Olympic bobsled/skeleton/luge track
Utah Olympic Park bobsleigh/luge/skeleton track
The Utah Olympic Park Track is a bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton track located in the Utah Olympic Park, near Park City, Utah, United States. During the 2002 Winter Olympics, held nearby in Salt Lake City, the track hosted the bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton events...

 at the Utah Olympic Park
Utah Olympic Park
The Utah Olympic Park is a winter sports park built for the 2002 Winter Olympics, and is located east of Salt Lake City near Park City, Utah, United States. During the 2002 games the park hosted the bobsleigh, skeleton, luge, ski jumping, and nordic combined events. It still serves a training...

, and golf
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 courses. Some scenes from 1994's Dumb and Dumber were shot in the city. Outdoor-oriented businesses such as is an online outdoor retailer that specializes in high-end outdoor recreation gear for skiing, snowboarding, rock climbing, kayaking, hiking, trekking, trail running, snowshoeing, and cycling.-History:...

, Rossignol USA
Skis Rossignol
Skis Rossignol S.A., or simply Rossignol, is a French manufacturer of alpine, snowboard, and Nordic equipment, as well as related outerwear and accessories, located in Isère, France. Rossignol was one of the first companies to produce plastic skis. The company also owns the brand Dynastar as well...

 and Skullcandy
Skullcandy is a Park City, Utah-based company that markets headphones, earphones, hands free devices, audio backpacks, MP3 players and other products. The company was founded in 2003....

 have their headquarters in Park City. The city has many upscale luxury retailers, clubs, bars, and restaurants, and has nearby reservoirs, hot springs
Hot Springs
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, forest
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s, and hiking
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 and biking trails. Park City is also the original home of the Mrs. Fields Cookies
Mrs. Fields
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In the summertime many valley residents of the Wasatch Front
Wasatch Front
The Wasatch Front is a metropolitan region in the north-central part of the U.S. state of Utah. It consists of a chain of cities and towns stretched along the Wasatch Range from approximately Santaquin in the south to Brigham City in the north...

 visit the town to escape high temperatures. Park City is usually 20 °F (11 °C) cooler than Salt Lake City, as it lies mostly above 7000 feet (2,133.6 m) above sea level
Sea level
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, while Salt Lake City is situated at an altitude of about 4000 feet (1,219.2 m). It is one of the wealthiest cities in the United States and is notable for having a large number of Northern
Northern Europe
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 and Central Europe
Central Europe
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an immigrants. It is also generally thought to be the most liberal city in Utah, with supermajorities usually supporting Democratic Party
Democratic Party (United States)
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 candidates and issues.

In 2008, Park City was named by Forbes Traveler Magazine
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among one of the 20 'prettiest towns' in the United States. It continues to be published in top ski and adventure magazines across the world.


The area was travelled by the early Mormon pioneers on their journey to where they settled and built Salt Lake City. One of their leaders, Parley P. Pratt, explored the canyon in 1848. He was given a charter the following year to build a toll road through it, which was finished in 1849. The basin at the top of the canyon was good for grazing, and a few families settled there. Early on, the area was deeded to Samuel Snyder, Heber C. Kimball and Jedediah Grant. The settlers named it "Parley's Park City", which was shortened to "Park City" in the early 1900s. The first known discovery of ore in this area was by Colonel Patrick E. Connor, who instigated his men to search the area in bringing non-Mormons to the Utah region. The finding of silver, gold and lead sparked the first silver mines in Park City in the 1860s. Park City’s large mining boom brought large crowds of prospectors setting up camps around the mountain terrain, marking the first mining settlements. Although it was not the first find, the Ontario mine, discovered by Herman Buden in 1872 and later purchased by George Hearst
George Hearst
George Hearst was a wealthy American businessman and United States Senator, and the father of newspaperman William Randolph Hearst.-Early life and education:...

, was the first major producer. By 1892 the Silver King Mine and its owners Thomas Kearns
Thomas Kearns
Thomas Kearns was a mining, banking, railroad and newspaper magnate. He was elected United States Senator from Utah from 1901 to 1905.- Immigration and mining :...

 and David Keith took the spotlight as one of the most famous silver mines in the world. While silver was thriving in Utah, other mines across the world were depleted, drawing many of these miners to Park City. The town flourished with crowds of miners and wealth. However, the city nearly became a ghost town by the end of the 1950s because of a drop in the price of silver, and the determent of World War I and the Great Depression.

The transformation of the town into a ski resort is primarily attributed to the silver need during (and after) World War I economy. The war and Great Depression were creating strikes and crippling the economy.
Once the site of the largest silver-mining camp in the country, the town was virtually destroyed by fire in 1898. Tragedy struck again in 1902 when 34 miners were killed in an explosion in the Day West Mine. The mining community never fully recovered and the miners resorted to desperate measures. These desperate measures were based on the need to revive the economy, and in doing so the miners gave up their mining heritage, turning to the rising interest in the West and skiing. The silver industry was suffering severely, and the town was hanging by a thread when ’Parkite’ miners presented to Utahns Inc. a proposal for a ski resort called Treasure Mountain which ended up saving the town. This ski resort opened in 1963 on 10000 acres (40.5 km²) of land the miners owned with mineral rights. This is said to be when tourists first largely began to visit Park City. This marks the beginning of the ski industry largely promoted by the Utah State Legislation as a destination resort.

Since the rise of the skiing and tourist economy, Park City houses more tourists than residents. It has become a place of fame through the 2002 Winter Olympic games and provides more attractions than ever before. In the 1950s, Utah began to feed on Park City as a mountain getaway, and not until D. James Canon promoted winter sports in Utah, with the promotional scheme of “Ski Utah” and “The Greatest Snow on Earth” did many drive to see for themselves why Utah is a winter wonderland. Utah drew in over 648,000 tourists in 1970 and now a yearly average of 4 million tourists. In a small town with a population of 8,000, the average number of tourists in Park City is 600,000 per year. This significant increase in visitors is largely credited to promotional material that is carefully planned and distributed by the Utah Publicity and Tourist Council. Growth has accelerated in the last few decades, and Park City is now one of the most affluent and lively resort towns in the United States
United States
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The tourist industry now contributes over one third of the total economic value to the state of Utah. In particular, Park City draws in 3,006,071 average annual visitors; in the winter 1,603,775, and in the summer 1,402,296. Park City prospers from the average nightly visitor spending ranging from $100 to $350. Currently, Park City primarily relies on its tourist industry from skiing to restaurants to hiking and biking. The makeover of Park City has stimulated an entirely different culture of expenditure, adventure, and wealth, and their promotional material indulges it.

As long ago as the 1920s, miners in Park City were using underground trains and shafts to gain access to the mountain for skiing. Aerial trams once used for hauling ore were converted into chairlifts. To this day, there are still more than 1000 miles (1,609.3 km) of old silver-mine workings and tunnels beneath the slopes at Park City Mountain Resort and neighboring Deer Valley. Park City might be a fairly nondescript-appearing town were it not for its colorful and evocative Main Street, where 64 Victorian buildings are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. There are many remaining mine buildings, mine shafts (most blocked off from outsiders with large steel doors), and hoists, including the weathered remains of the Walker Webster Silver Mine and the water towers once used to hydrate one of the biggest mines, the Silver King, provide a hint of the history of this mining town transformed in economic upheaval into a skiing resort.


Park City is located at 40°39′34"N 111°29′59"W (40.659306, -111.499828).
According to the United States Census Bureau
United States Census Bureau
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, the city has a total area of 17.567 mi2. None of the area is covered with water.

Park City is located at the south end of Snyderville Basin
Snyderville Basin
The Snyderville Basin is a valley in Summit County, Utah adjacent to Park City. Many of the residents of the Park City area live in the Snyderville Basin. Though the area lies outside of the Park City limits, and receives many services from Summit County instead of Park City, it is part of the...

 and climbs steep mountains to the southeast, south, and west. It is accessed by State Route 224
Utah State Route 224
State Route 224 is a north–south state highway in the U.S. state of Utah. The route connects Interstate 80 and Kimball Junction in the north to Park City in the south. Ski resorts line the mostly four-lane highway, including Park City Resort and Deer Valley...

 from Interstate 80 to the north and State Route 248
Utah State Route 248
State Route 248 is a highway in northern Utah that connects Park City with Kamas. In Summit County it is known as Kearns Boulevard.-Route description:...

(Kearns Boulevard), which heads east to U.S. Route 40 and on to Kamas
Kamas, Utah
Kamas is a city in Summit County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Salt Lake City, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,274 at the 2000 census....



Summers in Park City are mild, with chilly nights - while winters are cold and very snowy. On average, the temperature exceeds 90 °F (32.2 °C) five times and drops below 0 °F (-17.8 °C) twelve times per annum.


As of the census
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of 2010, there were 7,558 people, 2,885 households, and 1,742 families residing in the city. The population density
Population density
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 was PD/sqmi. There were 9,471 housing units at an average density of /sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 81.0% White
White American
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, 0.6% African American
African American
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, 0.30% Native American
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, 2.1% Asian
Asian American
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, 0.3% Pacific Islander
Pacific Islander American
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, 13.5% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos
Hispanic and Latino Americans
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 of any race were 24.1% of the population.

There were 2885 households out of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples
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 living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.6% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.6 and the average family size was 3.03.

The age distribution was 23.0% under the age of 20, 7.2% from 20 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 30.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.4 years. For every 100 females there were 112.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.7 males.

As of the census
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of 2000,the median income for a household in the city was $65,800, and the median income for a family was $77,137. Males had a median income of $40,032 versus $26,341 for females. The per capita income
Per capita income
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 for the city was $45,164. About 5.3% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.6% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents

  • Jimmy Shea
    Jimmy Shea
    James Edmound Shea, Jr. is a retired American skeleton racer who won the Gold medal in dramatic fashion at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Shea also was chosen by fellow athletes to recite the Athlete's Oath during the Opening Ceremonies and along with his father, Jim Shea Sr., passed...

    : 2002 Olympic Gold Medalist in Skeleton, Only 3rd Generation American Olympian.
  • Stein Eriksen
    Stein Eriksen
    Stein Eriksen is a former alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist.-Background:Stein Eriksen was born in Oslo, Norway. His parents were Marius Eriksen and Birgit Heien . Stein's father, Marius Eriksen competed in the 1912 Olympic Games as a gymnast...

    : 1952 Olympian, director of skiing at Deer Valley Resort.
  • Ted Bundy
    Ted Bundy
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    : Serial Killer (Summit Park)
  • Bill Engvall
    Bill Engvall
    William Ray "Bill" Engvall, Jr. is an American comedian and actor best known for his work as a stand-up comic and as a member of the Blue Collar Comedy group.-Early life:Bill Engvall was born in Galveston, Texas...

    : Blue Collar comedian
  • Bud Feltman
    Bud Feltman
    Francis Lloyd "Bud" Feltman is a former member of the first United States Olympic luge team, which competed in the 1964 Winter Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria. Feltman held the U.S. men's luge record until 2002....

    : 1964 Olympian, former VP of Scott and Smith USA
  • Edward J. Fraughton
    Edward J. Fraughton
    Edward J. Fraughton , American artist, sculptor and inventor is primarily known for his epic monumental works and individual collector editions that often relate to the history of the American West. Fraughton's stylistic goals follow the American Neo-classic/Beaux-Arts, impressionistic realism...

    : Sculptor, Inventor
  • John W. Gallivan
    John W. Gallivan
    John W. Gallivan is an American newspaper publisher, cable television pioneer, and civic leader. A major figure in the promotion and development of Salt Lake City and Utah's ski industry, he was instrumental in starting the campaign to bring the 2002 Olympic Winter Games to Salt Lake City...

    : publisher of The Salt Lake Tribune
    The Salt Lake Tribune
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    from 1960 to 1984
  • Tanner Hall
    Tanner Hall
    Tanner Hall , of Kalispell, Montana is a freeskier.-Biography:In 2002 Tanner Hall co-founded the freeride ski company Armada Skis with skier JP Auclair and photographer Chris O'Connell...

    : freestyle skier
  • George Hearst
    George Hearst
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    : founder of the news dynasty
  • Michael Jordan
    Michael Jordan
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    : Hall of Fame Basketball Player
  • Mike Massey
    Mike Massey
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    : Professional pocket billiards (pool) player
  • Roger I. McDonough
    Roger I. McDonough
    Roger I. McDonough was an American judge. He served on the Utah Supreme Court from 1938 to 1966. He was the Chief Justice of the Utah Supreme Court from 1947 to 1948 and from 1954 to 1959, and was called upon by President Harry S...

    : Utah Supreme Court Chief Justice
  • Jim Nantz
    Jim Nantz
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    : Sportscaster
  • Ronnie Vannucci Jr.
    Ronnie Vannucci Jr.
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     the drummer of the American rock band The Killers.
  • Thomas Kearns
    Thomas Kearns
    Thomas Kearns was a mining, banking, railroad and newspaper magnate. He was elected United States Senator from Utah from 1901 to 1905.- Immigration and mining :...

    : U. S. Senator 1883–1918, owner-Silver King Coalition Mining Co.
  • Ted Ligety
    Ted Ligety
    Theodore Sharp "Ted" Ligety is a champion alpine ski racer from the United States. He was the 2006 Olympic gold medalist in combined and the three-time World Cup champion in giant slalom . Ligety won the gold medal in the giant slalom at the 2011 World Championships...

    : Olympic Gold Medal Skier
  • Harry Reems
    Harry Reems
    Harry Reems is the nom de film of one of the most notorious pornographic actors of the 1970s and star of the 1972 cult classic Deep Throat.-Early life and career:Reems was born Herbert Streicher...

    : 1970s porn star
  • Barry Sims
    Barry Sims
    Barry Sims is an American football offensive lineman who is currently a free agent of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Scottish Claymores in the 17th round of the NFL Europe Draft in 1999. He played college football at Utah...

    : NFL
    National Football League
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     offensive lineman for the San Francisco 49ers
    San Francisco 49ers
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    , graduated from Park City High School
  • John Terry
    John Terry (actor)
    John Terry is an American film, television, and stage actor.-Early life:Terry was born in Florida, where he attended Vero Beach High School. He was also educated at the prestigious Loomis Chaffee prep school in Windsor, Connecticut, and began a career building original custom log homes in North...

     : Actor known for playing Christian Shephard
    Christian Shephard
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     on Lost
    Lost (TV series)
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  • Roger J. Traynor
    Roger J. Traynor
    Roger John Traynor served as the 23rd Chief Justice of California from 1964 to 1970, and as an Associate Justice from 1940 to 1964...

    : Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court
  • Bryon Wilson
    Bryon Wilson
    Bryon Wilson is an American freestyle skier and Olympic bronze medalist. He earned a spot on the US Freestyle Ski Team for the 2010 Winter Olympics after a solid beginning to the 2009–10 FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup season where he had two 2nd place finishes during the first weekend of...

     : 2010 Olympic bronze medalist.
  • Treat Williams
    Treat Williams
    Richard Treat Williams is a Screen Actors Guild Award–nominated American actor and children's book author who has appeared on film, stage and television...

    : Actor known for playing Dr. Andrew Brown in Everwood
  • Scott Wolf
    Scott Wolf
    Scott Richard Wolf is an American actor, known for his roles on the television series Party of Five as Bailey Salinger and on Everwood as Dr. Jake Hartman. Since 2009, he has appeared in the Sci-Fi series V as the morally ambiguous journalist, Chad Decker.-Early life:Wolf was born in Boston,...

    : Television and film actor best known for playing Bailey Salinger on Party of Five
    Party of Five
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  • John Schnatter
    John Schnatter
    John H. Schnatter , better known as "Papa John", is the founder, chairman, and current CEO of Papa John's International, Inc. He founded the company in October 1984. He is also spokesman for Papa John's.-Biography:...

    : American businessman and founder of Papa John's Pizza
    Papa John's Pizza
    Papa John's Pizza is the third largest take-out and delivery pizza restaurant chain in the United States, behind Pizza Hut and Domino's Pizza. It is based in Louisville, Kentucky. Papa John's slogan is "Better Ingredients. Better pizza. Papa John's"...

  • Brett Camerota
    Brett Camerota
    Brett Camerota is an American Nordic combined skier who has competed since 2002.Camerota was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and currently residing in Park City, Utah...

    : 2010 Olympic silver medalist, team nordic combined
  • Billy Demong: 2010 Olympic gold and silver medalist, team nordic combined


  • Actress Katherine Heigl
    Katherine Heigl
    Katherine Marie Heigl is an American actress and producer. She is possibly best known for her role as Dr. Izzie Stevens on ABC's Grey's Anatomy from 2005 to 2010, for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress – Drama Series in 2007...

     and singer-songwriter Josh Kelley
    Josh Kelley
    Joshua Bishop "Josh" Kelley is an American singer-songwriter and actor. Kelley has recorded for Hollywood Records, Threshold Records and DNK Records as a pop rock artist, and has had four hit singles on the Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks chart...

     were married in Park City on December 23, 2007.

  • I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer
    I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer
    I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer is a 2006 horror film released straight to DVD on August 22, 2006 as the direct-to-video sequel to 1998's I Still Know What You Did Last Summer and I Know What You Did Last Summer and the third installment in the series. It was filmed in Park City, Utah...

    was filmed in Park City.

  • Everwood
    Everwood is an American drama television series that initially aired in the United States on The WB. The series is set in the fictional small town of Everwood, Colorado, and was filmed in Ogden, South Salt Lake, and Draper, Utah, except the series pilot which was filmed in Canmore, Alberta,...

    was shot in Park City.

  • Scenes from Dumb and Dumber were filmed in Park City.

  • Daddy Day Care
    Daddy Day Care
    Daddy Day Care is a 2003 American comedy film, starring Eddie Murphy. It was written by Geoff Rodkey and was directed by Steve Carr. It was released in theaters on May 9, 2003. It was produced by Revolution Studios and released by Columbia Pictures...

    was filmed in Park City

  • Troll 2
    Troll 2
    Troll 2 is a 1990 horror film directed by Claudio Fragasso and starring Michael Stephenson, George Hardy, Margo Prey, Connie Young , Deborah Reed, and Jason Wright...

    a horror movie from 1990 was filmed here.

  • One Tree Hill
    One Tree Hill (TV series)
    One Tree Hill is an American television drama created by Mark Schwahn, which premiered on September 23, 2003, on The WB Television Network. After its third season, The WB merged with UPN to form The CW Television Network, and, since September 27, 2006, the network has been the official broadcaster...

    filmed one episode there, season 7 episode 22.

  • More than $400 million worth of silver ore was mined in Jupiter Peak, creating 23 millionaires, including U.S. Senator Thomas Kearns
    Thomas Kearns
    Thomas Kearns was a mining, banking, railroad and newspaper magnate. He was elected United States Senator from Utah from 1901 to 1905.- Immigration and mining :...

     (Utah), an owner of the Silver King Coalition Mine, The Salt Lake Tribune and the San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad; and George Hearst
    George Hearst
    George Hearst was a wealthy American businessman and United States Senator, and the father of newspaperman William Randolph Hearst.-Early life and education:...

    , father of William Randolf Hearst founder of the Hearst newspaper dynasty.

  • Johnny Tsunami, a Disney Channel TV movie, was filmed in part on Main Street.

  • An episode of The Simpsons
    The Simpsons
    The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical parody of a middle class American lifestyle epitomized by its family of the same name, which consists of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie...

    titled Any Given Sundance
    Any Given Sundance
    "Any Given Sundance" is the eighteenth episode of The Simpsons nineteenth season. It first aired on May 4, 2008. It guest-starred Jim Jarmusch and John C. Reilly as themselves...

    took place primarily in Park City, Utah. This episode features the Sundance Film Festival and various other aspects of life in Park City.

Park City High School

Park City High School is at located at 1752 Kearns Blvd Park City, Utah. Park City School District's size puts the school in the middle of the other Utah school districts with over 4.500 students. It is also close to the state average ethnic minority composition. Seventeen percent of its students are ethic minority - mostly hispanic heritage. Enrollment in district schools has remained fairly constant. The district has only increased by 265 students in the past five years.The High School, which is well equipped with money, provides its students with a series of film and T.V. production classes, and hosts 'The Miner Film Festival' each year for students to enter their films and show them at the Eccles Center.

See also

  • List of Registered Historic Places in Utah: Summit County

External links

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