Park City

Ron Thompson
SnowPak Local Insider
Ron Thompson
  • Largest ski resort in the US, we're talking 7,300 ac!
  • Park City has 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!
  • 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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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 neighbor. 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, 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.

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.


Salt Lake International Airport


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 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 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 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.


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

Park CityAlta Ski Resort
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
back country
value for money
average total snowfall205″ 270″

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Park City Reviews

Superb 4.6 / 5
based on 105 reviews

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Fabulous!4.5 / 5Nov 06, 2017
YLYuen L.
intermediate skier
This resort, while crowded, is just great for families. Teachers at the ski school are great and there are lots of family-friendly features. We don't live in the area, and it is usually the first mountain we consider when we ski Utah.... More
Superb!4.7 / 5Nov 06, 2017
MDMiles D.
advanced skier
Park City is the ultimate crowd pleaser, we really enjoyed the different features and the speed of the chairs. The staff were super friendly and the amenities in and around the resort were very accessible. ... More
Superb!4.5 / 5Nov 06, 2017
advanced snowboarder
Gone there since I was a kid, it's a great resort. They have decent back country and go really big on park. Now that they merged with canyons there is no end to exploring. ... More
Superb!4.6 / 5Nov 06, 2017
JWJennifer W.
advanced skier
Park City is a great modern resort. The grounds are very clean. The restaurants in the village and town are clean. I also like that they have an actual city, including Main Street and various shopping including a Whole Foods and an Outdoor Mall. Olympic Park is great as is the cross country trail nearby. ... More
Superb!4.8 / 5Nov 06, 2017
advanced snowboarder
Park city overall is an amazing ski resort. The prices are high but everything is definitely worth it. Also Utah snow is by far the best. They're two awesome resorts connected by a very cool gondola. ... More
Superb!4.8 / 5Nov 05, 2017
advanced skier
This place is amazing. The terrain is huge so every option you can think of for the whole family. Last season we I skied there about 20 days and had at least 5 powder days. Plus the town is amazing and easy to get around. Great dining options. Mountain is getting busier, but so big you can find areas that are less busy. ... More
Superb!4.7 / 5Nov 05, 2017
RSRey S.
intermediate skier
Park City is one of the top resorts in the world. There are so many runs one can use. Afterwards, you have many dining options in the city itself. The nightlife is one of the best. Pretty crowded duri g Sundance... More
Superb!5 / 5Oct 29, 2017
Lapping Condor Express at the Canyons after a week of dumping was the best riding of my life Utah has CO beat by ten miles but shhh don't tell tour friends it'll be our little secret pass a beer thanks buddy have a sippy poo
Superb!5 / 5Oct 23, 2017
SLSteven L.
Best snow in the world, family friendly resort with trails for all skill levels. We have only been there twice but we were blown away with knee deep powder. The food in the lodges was also top notch.
Superb!5 / 5Oct 22, 2017
RPRobert P.
Great resort to spend with friends and the staff is really nice. I've lived in utah for a while now and This is a great place to spend your vacations, nice city and many places to visit downtown.

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