Park City

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Ron Thompson
Pros
  • Largest ski resort in the US, we're talking 2,954 ha!
  • Park City has over 914 cm of famous Utah powder per year
  • Best suited for intermediate skiers and snowboarders
  • Authentic Old West mining town with plenty of attractions and activities
  • You haven't skied Utah until you've skied Park City!
Cons
  • Susceptible to major crowds flocking in from Salt Lake City
  • Slopes aren't as steep as nearby Alta; also receives less snow
  • Lodging properties at Park City need an upgrade
  • Most hotels are far from the lifts

Park City Ski Packages

Lodging + Lift Tickets Discount Price
Homestead Resort
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
58% off $446
Prospector Accommodations by All Seasons Resort Lodging
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
48% off $960
Carriage House Condominiums by All Seasons Resort Lodging
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
44% off $1,497

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Overall

5

The largest ski area in the entire United States, home to the greatest snow on earth (so locals claim), and named one of the top 20 prettiest towns by Forbes…ladies and gentlemen, it’s Park City! What is now known as Park City used to be two separate ski areas. Despite the merger, the ski areas retain their previous character, with Canyons serving up longer runs with more vertical drop than its neighbour. Park City's specialty is an abundance of amazingly wide trails to keep even the most enthusiastic carver busy all week. As ski resorts go, this place is up there with the best in the world, totalling up an enormous 2,954 ha of ski terrain with over 300 trails and counting. But it’s not just sheer vastness that makes Park City stand out, it’s the holy grail of excellent quality powder, consistent snowfall, and a distinct lack of wind that generally keeps the white stuff fresh, dry, and floaty.

16/17 Historical Snowfall

Best month to go

Early February to mid-March

The ski season at Park City can last for five whole glorious months, from mid-November to mid-April. The start and tail end aren’t going to offer the best snow, so if you can aim your trip for any time between the beginning of February to the middle of March. This time of year gives you the best chance of scoring fresh deep powder with all the trails and lifts open. When it comes to snowfall, there is no reliable pattern in Utah, but the local consensus is that the second half of February is when the best powder is served, usually around the time of the Presidents’ Day national holiday. During the Sundance Film Festival, you may find the slopes surprisingly quiet, but restaurants get booked out months in advance and lodging prices are usually turned up a notch, so make sure you’ve secured a ski and snowboard deal at Park City.

FLY TO

Salt Lake International Airport

SHUTTLE TO

Park City (45 minutes)

Base of Park City (Walk)

  • Easy access to lifts
  • Small convenience store
  • Roughly 2 km from Historic Park City

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Canyons Village (Walk)

  • Easy access to lifts
  • Quiet and has more upscale lodging options
  • Small market for basics

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Historic Park City (2-3 km)

  • Has the best options for dining, nightlife and shopping, mostly around Main Street
  • Close to base of Town Lift
  • Old mining town charm

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Salt Lake City (48-56 km)

  • Cheaper lodging and wider selection of accommodation
  • 30 minutes drive from Park City resort
  • Convenient base for skiing at other resorts

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For beginners

Our pick for beginners is The Meadows, a wide and mellow beginner trail where you can find some good snow since it's unusually high up the mountain for a green slope compared to other North American resorts!

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For intermediates

Park City is the mountain for intermediates. For a hella long run with steep sections, bridges, and tunnels to keep you twisting and turning, take Alpenglow to Twilight and then connect onto Harmony! It's our favourite here!

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For experts

For the biggest drop, Canyon's is where is at. But if you want to test your limits at Park City, take the McConkey's Express Chairlift and hike up to Jupiter Peak, where the heart-racing East Face and Puma Bowl awaits.

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Find freshies

On the Park City side, you'll find the deepest fresh stuff in the Main Bowl as well as the hike-to terrain along the ridge off Jupiter chairlift. On the Canyons side, hike up Ninety-Nine 90 for endless freshies in the off-piste and backcountry terrain!

Ditch the crowds

Avoid the Silverlode Express and Tombstone Express lifts during peak hours (10:00am - 2:00pm) if you're not a fan of queues! 

Non skiers

As one of our best ski resorts for non-skiers in North America, we're pretty sure non-skiers will be well entertained here. The options are endless at Park City, we couldn't fit it all here.

Families

With so much terrain to explore and tons of off-slope activities all within the proximity of Park CIty, there's something for the whole family to enjoy.

Park City

vs
Park CityAlta Ski Resort
beginner8 %25 %
intermediate42 %40 %
advanced32 %35 %
expert18 %-
total runs347 116
ski area2,954ha 890ha
summit elevation3,048m 3,216m
total lifts41 11
child lift ticket$89 USD ($131 AUD) $54 USD ($80 AUD)
adult lift ticket$139 USD ($205 AUD) $104 USD ($154 AUD)
uncrowded
snow
back country
value for money
average total snowfall521cm 686cm

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Park City Reviews

Superb 4.6 / 5
based on 105 reviews

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Superb!4.7 / 5Aug 08, 2019
Park City ReviewsShane J.
advanced skier
Huge mtn now it is combined with former canyons resort. Lift now connecting the two areas makes skiing this whole resort a breeze but don't try to do it in one day.... More
Very Good!4.2 / 5Aug 08, 2019
KKKurt K.
expert skier
I skied Saddleback lift on opening day (yesterday). The lift seats were very dirty and they soiled my ski clothes. I expect more from a Vail resort. As the mountain opens more terrain, it would be nice if the seats were cleaned before use.... More
Superb!4.9 / 5Aug 08, 2019
Park City ReviewsChris R.
advanced snowboarder
Simply the best ski resort there is. Awesome time. You wont be disappointed. I loved the atmosphere and pure beauty there was to offer. Def lots to do and a must on the Bucket list... More
Fabulous!4.4 / 5Jul 01, 2019
PKPatrick K.
expert snowboarder
So so so big! You couldn’t see the whole resort in one day, it’s just not possible. My last visit was as a lot of fun, great snow! Kinda crowded in the dining areas but you can’t tell on the mountain it’s so big!... More
Very Good!4 / 5May 03, 2019
DPDuc P.
intermediate skier
Excellent and numerous trails for all ski levels. Food prices were a little high but you are a captive audience. They do let you bring your own food but most hotels and resorts no longer have cooking, preparation, or even reheating equipment for use inside your room anymore. Daily ski passes are high as well. If you ski at least four days, then... More
Superb!4.8 / 5Apr 29, 2019
Park City ReviewsThomas M.
intermediate skier
When we visited Park city it was our first year to ever ski. We had a blast! Everything was so convenient at the base from restaurants to ski gear to ice skating. Very family friendly.... More
Average!3 / 5Apr 29, 2019
Park City ReviewsRob I.
expert skier
Park city used to be great, now not so much. the canyons was a separate resort and where I went as it was not so crowded. There is no place to park and pay to park is coming soon........ More
Superb!4.6 / 5Dec 27, 2018
Park City ReviewsPatrick S.
expert snowboarder
Best Parks in Utah! Not only does PC have amazing parks but they have excellent terrain for all riders. From double black to mellow green, PC has it all! If you make it to PC area on a Pow day, make sure you venture over to the Canyons side and check out 9990.... More
Superb!5 / 5Nov 20, 2018
Park City ReviewsColeman C.
expert snowboarder
Park City Mountain Resort is an all time favorite, the best snow on earth, awesome terrain, great food and staff. This is a great family resort and the instructors are awesome!... More
Superb!4.7 / 5Nov 14, 2018
PNPaul N.
expert skier
You don’t have to make it through little cottonwood traffic to sneak away from the crowds and dive into that sweet, soft Utah snow; hit 9990 on a powder day. I had more fun and better turns in some of the hike-to areas off that lift than I had in three years of skiing at Snowbird. I just wish it was easier to lap 9990 on runs to the lookers right... More

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