Like a number of bigtime ski areas Park City was once home to miners in search of precious metals. Today, a new breed of searcher comes looking for the area’s legendary snow. Main Street is lined with boutiques, galleries, and restaurants that have managed to blend old with new. Nightlife, despite some long-held misconceptions to the contrary, bustles. The mountain itself is broad and steep, and offers some of the most varied terrain in the Wasatch range. Park City is home base for U.S. Skiing, the parent corporation of all the American snowsports teams. The resort is also the official training site of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard teams. New for 2006/07: Park City Mountain Resort has installed the Silver Star chairlift, a triple giving guests additional access to the mountain. It will also open up three new intermediate runs. The resort has also added 14 new snowmaking guns and three new snowcat machines.