Park City, with an assist from Salt Lake City, was named "The Best Town in America" in the September issue of Outside, out Monday.
The author, Kyle Dickman, writes, "Park City feels like a Colorado ski town dropped into Utah's 12,000-foot Wasatch Range, with one significant difference. Unlike Telluride or Aspen, it has a major city, Salt Lake, and an international airport 30 minutes away."
Thanks in part to a video campaign and social media buzz, Park City received the highest number of per capita votes in the magazine's reader poll with 5,179. Park City Chamber of Commerce President Bill Malone says he wishes the article would have focused a little more on the year-round activities in Park City, including winter sports, but he's pleased with the attention.