Park City

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SnowPak Local Insider
Ron Thompson

Pros

  • Largest ski resort in the US, we're talking 7,300 ac!
  • Over 360 in 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 needs an upgrade
  • Most accommodation is far from the lifts

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! As ski resorts go, this place is up there with the best in the world, totaling up an enormous 7,300 ac 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.

17/18 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 accommodation prices are usually turned up a notch, so make sure you’ve secured a ski and snowboard deal.

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 1 mi 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 (1-2 mi)

  • 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 (30-35 mi)

  • Cheaper lodging and wider selection of accommodation
  • 30 minutes drive from 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 they 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

Intermediates this is your mountain. 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 favorite 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 here, 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, we couldn't fit it all here.

Families

With so much terrain to explore and tons of off-slope activities all within this historic mining town, there's something for the whole family to enjoy.

Park City vs
Park CityAlta
beginner8 %25 %
intermediate42 %40 %
advanced32 %35 %
expert18 %-
total runs347 116
ski area7,300ac 2,200ac
summit elevation10,000ft 10,550ft
total lifts41 11
child lift ticket$89 $54
adult lift ticket$139 $104
uncrowded
snow
back country
value for money
average total snowfall205″ 270″

Park City Reviews

Superb

4.6 / 5

based on 89 reviews

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

Beginners

How well the resort caters for intermediate skiers / boarders?

Intermediates

How well the resort caters for advanced skiers / boarders

Advanced

How accessible and convenient it is to get to this resort from a major destination

Accessibility

Quality of the off-piste terrain

Side/Backcountry

Overall value for money of the resort

Value for money

Quality of lifts, lift speed and lift layout in the resort

Lifts

Quantity and quality of the snow

Snow

How uncrowded is the resort

Uncrowded

Après ski and dining options

Town

Services and facilities e.g. child care, tubing, health care, equipment hire

Facilities

How family friendly is this resort?

Family Friendliness
Superb!

4.8 / 5

May 13, 2018
Akram R. Akram R.
beginner skier
Great variety of lanes and lifts, suitable for all levels novice to expert ensuring that everyone will have fun regarding where you are you at your ski journey, great food, great people, love that place.... More
Fabulous!

4.2 / 5

Dec 06, 2017
AMAaron M.
advanced snowboarder
A beautiful beautiful place to go skiing and snowboarding! Great views from up there and great customer service. I feel like Park City is one of the best places to go and visit. There’s so much to do you can always leave the park with an unforgettable experience.... More
Superb!

5 / 5

Dec 04, 2017
MVMark V.
advanced skier
A place to meet people from all over the world who come to ski the powder define soft and light powder that Utang has to offer uniquely stylish and a modern resort city... More
Superb!

5 / 5

Dec 04, 2017
NRNicholas R.
intermediate snowboarder
Something for everybody! The free bus system allows for easy access to any where in town. The 348 trail allow for all kinds of adventure. You have to hit the Distillery after a long day on the mountain.... More
Good!

3.9 / 5

Dec 04, 2017
MBMarshall B.
advanced snowboarder
Huge resort with tons of trails for riders of any skill level. The food options were nothing to write home about, but solid for resort food. There are quite a few options for both ski and snowboard rentals. Most companies offer packages with higher quality boards for more advance riders. Great experience.... More
Superb!

5 / 5

Dec 03, 2017
KLKelly L.
advanced skier
I love it! Hello can we say Olympic Venues great terrain, awesome lifts and great access. I highly recommend Park City Ski Resort. The Lodging is world class and the food is world class.... More
Fabulous!

4.5 / 5

Dec 03, 2017
JBJeff B.
intermediate skier
Park city was my favorite ski resort. My second was the canyons. Now that they have become one it's even better! The runs are awesome and long. The city is fun. The nightlife is fantastic. The accessibility is wonderful. I want to go back! Highly recommend it.... More
Very Good!

4.1 / 5

Nov 29, 2017
JJohn
expert skier
Amazing destination, super convenient from SLC airport. Can fly in and be skiing in an hour, not many mountains that can offer this convenience. If you are fortunate enough to get one of the many powder days at PC, it’s simply EPIC!... More
Fabulous!

4.3 / 5

Nov 25, 2017
JAJason A.
expert snowboarder
I’ve snowboarded Park City since 1997 and have many fond memories w friends and family. It’s the perfect resort for everyone and there’s plenty of space to hide and explore. Now that I have a family, I only wish they still offered a lower lift ticket. I can’t justify $120 for my wife and I to ride first time for 2 hours.... More
Fabulous!

4.4 / 5

Nov 24, 2017
CTCameron T.
advanced skier
Park city is an awesome getaway resort, there’s plenty to do all around, and the size of the resort is incredible, it’s the size of two resorts in fact. The skiing is fantastic, always good coverage, always enough room in the resort, even if there’s long lines at the lift... More
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