Park City Ski Vacations
From the Sundance Film Festival each January, to thousands of acres of
ski terrain, Park City is a winter wonderland. The Superpipe from the
2002 Winter Olympic Games still stands. Summer is also exciting here,
with forests, trails and waterways forming a giant warm-weather
Popular lodging choices include Park City Resort, Deer Valley, and
A Park City vacation offers a ski experience like no other, from gentle
slopes for beginners to the world-class terrain parks and the Superpipe
from the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.
Park City is not just a ski destination, however. The famous Sundance
Film Festival entertains every January. Summers are filled with outdoor
adventure along hundreds of miles of trails winding through forests and
past lakes and rivers. For fun family entertainment, Park City Mountain
features a zip line, Adventure Zone
Proud Member Park City Chamber of Commerce and one of the longest alpine
slides in the world. Hot air balloon rides reveal a different
perspective of the mountaintops.
Whether you're looking to rent a Park City condo, private home, luxury
townhome in Deer Valley, or ski-in/ski-out lodging at The Canyons, Book-Today.Com
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Best For: Cinephile families with a range of abilities
Home to the U.S. Ski Team, three sprawling ski resorts, and Utah’s
feathery, desert-dry powder, Park City has established itself as one of
the premier ski towns in America. A 19th-century mining outpost turned
glossy tourism boomtown, its chairlifts launch directly from downtown,
where a skier's bridge delivers you to the city's historic Main Street
and its lineup of high-end restaurants, boutiques, and art galleries.
More than anywhere in the state, Park City has a vibrant, sophisticated
bar scene. Think jazz and martinis. The Sundance Film Festival arrives
every January, when movie stars abound and the town becomes known as “No
Parking City.” Fortunately, shuttle service from the Salt Lake City
airport (45 minutes away) and free buses to the ski hills make car-free
trips here possible.
Park City Mountain Resort is the “right there” option, with access from
town, four terrain parks for snowboarders and freestylers, night skiing,
a cutting-edge ski school, and remarkably well-rounded terrain, from
gentle beginner runs to powder-filled bowls that rival fellow Wasatch
Mountain areas Alta and Snowbird. Deer Valley, only one mile away, is
unapologetically upmarket. Its skier numbers are capped, grooming is
scrupulous, on-mountain restaurants are gourmet, and snowboards are not
allowed (no word on baggy pants, but suffice it to say, there is no
terrain park). The Canyons, four miles from town, is the ever-expanding
upstart that has quickly grown to become the largest ski area in Utah.
Impressively, each of Park City’s areas offer a hundred or more runs,
bevies of high-speed lifts, and around 3,000 feet of base-to-summit
Ask a Local
Artist and painter Dori Pratt grew up skiing in Park City and has been a
ski instructor at either Deer Valley or Park City Mountain Resort since
1980. Here are her recommendations.
Budget: Chateau Apres in Park City has private rooms and dorm-style
Swank: Montage Deer Valley, located mid-mountain
Cheap: El Chubasco in Park City
Gourmet: The Mariposa on the mountain at Deer Valley
Best After-Ski Party Spot
Try Legends Bar in Park City Mountain Resort’s Legacy Lodge for ápres,
then the No Name Saloon & Grill on Main Street for nighttime.
Best Rest-Day Activity
Visit the Park City Museum or see a Sundance movie.
Park City’s Classic Ski Run
Park City Mountain Resort: PayDay; Deer Valley: Perseverance
Big Mountain, Big Snow
Park City Mountain Resort is situated in the heart of Utah's Wasatch
Mountains, only 37 miles from the Salt Lake City International Airport.
The one word that best describes Park City Mountain Resort's terrain is
variety. As Utah's largest ski area, both in terms of skiable acreage
and lift capacity, Park City's 100 trails and 750 acres of open bowl
skiing offer terrain to please every ability level and taste.
Experts seeking the steep and deep can immerse themselves in the deep
powder caches of Park City's legendary Jupiter, Scott's and Blueslip
Bowls. Nature's bounty is augmented with Park City's $10 million
snowmaking system that guarantees excellent early and late-season
conditions. Park City Mountain Resort can now cover more than 475 acres
Night skiing is offered seven nights a week on Payday, the longest
lighted run in the Rockies, as well as First Time, a special area just
for beginners. Night skiing generally operates from Christmas through
the end of March.
Legacy Lodge, a 54,000 square-foot base lodge, is designed to reflect
Park City's rich mining history. The lodge includes a food court-style
restaurant featuring a pasta bar, grill, specialty sandwiches, bakery,
espresso bar, Mexican food bar and more.
The past has been preciously preserved in Park City. In fact, the entire
Main Street district is listed on the National Register of Historic
Places. Century-old buildings have been meticulously restored and now
house shops, restaurants and lodges.
From deep powder bowls to long groomed runs, gentle beginner slopes to
steep chutes and mogul runs, Park City has it all.