Park City

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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
The Lodge at the Mountain Village by ASRL
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
22% off $1,422
Wyndham Park City
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
7% off $2,183
Silver King Hotel by All Seasons Resort Lodging
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
22% off $1,445

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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 ($130 AUD) $54 USD ($79 AUD)
adult lift ticket$139 USD ($203 AUD) $104 USD ($152 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 116 reviews

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Town

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Superb!4.7 / 5Dec 02, 2019
Park City ReviewsEddie L.
expert skier
Park City was the first stop on a Utah family ski trip. We ultimately enjoyed Deer Valley more because of fewer crowds, but Park City still delivered on terrain and snow conditions to give us a great day. We didn't get to enjoy as much of the mountain as we would've liked due to time and weather, but we still enjoyed it nonetheless. The steep... More
Superb!4.8 / 5Nov 04, 2019
Park City ReviewsDustin W.
intermediate snowboarder
Wow so many trails so little time!!! Massively awesom!! Living out in a rural area of utah ots the closest resort on the west side of the wasatch range . It really ia a joy to have a resort with so many trails my go to slopes!... More
Superb!4.8 / 5Sep 30, 2019
Park City ReviewsRoger G.
expert skier
Absolutely a wonderful place they have great service and wonderful slopes great for all skiers they are showing me how to. Use the Roam Robotics this yr can't wait they will meet me and service me and show me how to use it they already called great service and lodging great skiing for beginners and advanced skiers they have wonderful staff that... More
Superb!4.8 / 5Sep 30, 2019
Park City ReviewsRoger G.
expert skier
Love going there ski season and off season love looking at the old lounge and reading history on the Place it's amazing some of it so old and some new and redone but beautiful and the little store have very best thing in them and all employees are wonderful respectful and treat you with respected The hills are for beginners and advanced skiers they... More
Superb!5 / 5Sep 04, 2019
SEScott E.
expert snowboarder
This is a great resort with so much terrain! Also easily accessible even when road conditions are poor. Also great apres opportunities. One of my favorites mountains in the west.... More
Superb!4.6 / 5Sep 04, 2019
Park City ReviewsBob H.
expert skier
So much fun, so many lifts and trails to play on. Great people working there to help if needed. Easy access from airport. Great for the kids. Teaching my kids here has been a great experience.... More
Superb!4.7 / 5Sep 04, 2019
Park City ReviewsChad N.
expert skier
Knew the skiing was AWESOME but realized the STAFF make the resort when my 8 year old snapped his femur on slope & they took the best care of him!... More
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

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