It will be a white Thanksgiving when you try out early season skiing in Park City. The ski season under the bluebird Utah skies starts the third week of November, and even if there isn’t the real white stuff yet, there will at least be manmade snow in time for turkey day. For families, the luxurious Waldorf Astoria Park City offers ski lessons geared to every age.
If you’re not a downhill kind of group, you can immerse yourselves in the early preview of winter weather with dog sledding or horse-drawn sleigh rides, lace up your skates for a whirl around the ice skating rink at Olympic Park, or maybe even make a snowman or snow angel or two (followed, of course, by some hot cocoa).
Warm up back in the multi-bedroom suites at the Waldorf, where the luxe hideaways offer marble kitchens with top-of-the-line Viking appliances for holiday cooking, and fireplaces to warm your toes while you gaze at the snow capped peaks out the window.
For the holiday, the hotel’s special Thanksgiving prix fixe menu features elevated twists on traditional favorites, including sweet potato gnocchi with sage, brown butter, and candied pecans.
Want a cozier holiday dinner without doing the cooking? The Waldorf can deliver a feast to enjoy in the comfort of your suite. Fun fact: the Waldorf Astoria in NYC actually invented room service, so they’re the pros at delivering delicious food. Not only will dinner include all of the offerings from the restaurant, but there will also be seasonal cocktail kits to mix up in your room after the kids turn in for the evening. On the practical side, if you have picky eaters, you can even order up a grilled cheese for the festive meal.