Growing the Distance: Park City, Utah Almanac

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o Population

6,584

o Base Elevation 6,900 feet

o Price Of A Median Single-Family Home $600,000 in town; $325,000 in Western Summit County

o Tax On Median Priced House City/County $3,175/$1,800 This is the primary residential rate. Homes occupied as a principal residence qualify for a 45-percent "homestead" discount under state law.

o Main Business Real estate, tourism

o Public School Population 3,800 K-12 in Park City and Western Summit County

o Average Annual Snowfall 350 inches

o Local Ski Areas Park City Mountain Resort: 3,100 vertical feet, 3,300 skiable acres; Deer Valley: 3,000 vertical feet, 1,750 skiable acres; The Canyons: 3,190 vertical feet, 3,358 skiable acres.

o Season Pass PCMR $817; Deer Valley $995; The Canyons $770. (Prices are September, pre-season for the 1998-99 season; 1999-00 prices had not been announced at presstime.)

o Best Event Miners' Day is a local favorite. Held on Labor Day, there's a parade and community picnic. Goofy floats and mining skills contests rule the day. In January, the Sundance Film Festival fills the town with PIB ("people in black") Hollywood types. They watch movies all day, which guarantees some of best skiing of the year.

o Locals' Favorite Restaurants Nacho Mamma's (inexpensive Mexican); Adolph's (continental food in a casual atmosphere); Wasatch Brew Pub (businessman's lunch lair turned sports bar in the evening).

o Locals' Favorite Hangouts Cisero's attracts the young crowd with live music; Lakota is a little more grown up with a big Monday Night Football following; Harry O's is where to go when you want to get a little crazy.

o Best Place to Stay Options run from $27 per night dorm rooms at Chateau Apres, to $2,200 per night suites at the Stein Eriksen Lodge. Washington School Inn is a deluxe option just off Main ($135 to $350 per night).

o Information Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 1630, Park City, Utah 84060; (800) 453-1360, (435) 649-6100; www.parkcityinfo.com.