Thursday, July 5, 2012

Summer tourism big money to east side of Summit County

When it comes to tourism, it's the bread to Park City's butter. But what about the rest of the county? City officials and business leaders from Kamas to
Coalville agree: it's downright important to their local economies.

"There are all sorts of tourism," said Coalville Mayor Duane Schmidt, "whether that it is fishing, boating, water skiing, snowmobiling or horseback riding. There is definitely tourism here, and it's a benefit to our community."

While Park City reaps the benefits of the winter months with its three resorts and special events such as Sundance, the small towns dotting reservoirs and state parks also rely on incoming visitors, especially during the summer. Whether it's a pit stop at a nearby grocery store or a scenic drive to an out-of-the-way restaurant, visitors are patronizing East Side businesses. Park Record