Park City

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Ron Thompson
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 91 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

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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

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Après ski and dining options

Town

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

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Fabulous!4.4 / 5Nov 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
Very Good!4 / 5Nov 24, 2017
DJDaniel J.
expert snowboarder
Utah has great snow and terrain and Park City is no exception to this. Maybe the most well known area in the state there is a reason. Haven't been there since Vail purchased it but I am sure there have been some improvements and some up-charges. Very large mountain with lots of different types of terrain. If you can't find the rdiding that you are... More
Good!3.9 / 5Nov 24, 2017
DTDennis T.
intermediate skier
I have never been to this resort during the winter, but have visited many times during the summer. Look foward to checking it off the list of the dozens of great ski resort in Utah!... More
Superb!4.9 / 5Nov 23, 2017
JLRJuan Ledesma R.
expert snowboarder
I've been going to this resort since o was 14. Seeing all the new stuff out here is awesome and great. I do on the other hand don't really like how they connected the canyon with park city. I think people love to have options and say which one was better. ... More
Superb!4.7 / 5Nov 22, 2017
JWJoshua W.
advanced snowboarder
Park city is everything you want in a ski resort! The mountain is huge with alot of varied terrain and spread out over canyons and park city villages. You will find you end up in Main street nightly also, with its old world charms, bars and restaurants. Being so close to a major airport (40min drive) makes park city so accessible to get to and... More
Superb!4.9 / 5Nov 22, 2017
TMTyron M.
intermediate skier
For my first time skiing I could not think of a better place to learn. From the incredible snow, picturesque views, to the knowledgeable and skilled ski instructors there is no better place. I've skied various other resorts since, however my go to is the Canyons, Park City. I recommend it to all of my friends from beginners to experts. The wide... More
Superb!4.6 / 5Nov 22, 2017
SHStephen H.
advanced skier
I couldn't believe how big this resort was. Park city had the craziest looking park! It's insane! I live about 40 minutes away and love this resort. It has everything to offer. The restaurants are amazing. The staff is very friendly. I'll be returning when I can!... More
Fabulous!4.2 / 5Nov 20, 2017
BBrandon
expert skier
This resort is usually vary busy and it is expensive to ski. The mountain is very well groomed and taken care of with high speed, high capacity lifts accessing more advanced terrain. ... More
Very Good!4.2 / 5Nov 20, 2017
WWeston
expert skier
Park City is a perfect mountain for beginner/intermediate skier. For advanced/expert skiers who don't enjoy hiking it is great once you know where the goods are. It could take a couple of days to find the terrain you want to spend your time on as an advanced skier, and the vertical drop on the steep terrain can be very short lived for the number of... More
Average!3.5 / 5Nov 19, 2017
TVDBTravis Van Den B.
intermediate skier
This was a fun place to ski for my first winter in Utah. Very expansive, takes a while to get to the top, lots of lifts is both a pro and a con. Way too developed. I don't like having to ski through condos to get places. ... More

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