Park City Ski Resort

After linking up with Canyons in 2015, the historic silver mining town of Park City became the largest ski area in the USA, covering a vast 7300 acres.

Even before linking to Canyons, Park City was a big resort. But the takeover by Vail Resorts led to the construction of the Quicksilver Gondola to link the two, forming a 348-strong network of linked trails, over 120 of which are groomed on a nightly basis. This makes the resort an intermediate’s paradise, but there is truly something for everyone – including some fantastic beginner terrain, as well as some serious, powder-filled steeps.

Add in the charming and buzzing old town of Park City itself and this resort has to be one of the must-visit destinations across the pond.

The location also makes it super easy to access from Salt Lake City – the drive takes around forty-five minutes – as well as the other resorts in the Wasatch Mountains, making this an ideal stop on a multi-resort trip.

Our Park City Resort Ratings

  • Beginner ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Intermediate ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
  • Advanced ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Snow Reliability ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Fast Lifts ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
  • Resort Activities ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Après ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
  • Value ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Pros

Vast ski area that rivals the biggest in the Alps

Terrain to suit everyone from beginners to professional freestylers

Town has a lot of charm, a great atmosphere and lots to do

Cons

A victim of its own success – sadly it can get very busy at weekends

Least snowy of the Wasatch resorts (but still it averages 9m a winter)

On-mountain dining options are not the best

Park City Skiing and Snowboarding

Park City has something for everyone, including beginners who are catered for fantastically at both ends of the resort. On the Park City side, at the foot of the slopes there is a great learning area, above which lie numerous long, winding greens for progression. Over at Canyons, the new High Meadow fast quad has improved the beginner offering, but be aware that downloading may be required at the end of the day as there are only blues back into town.

The sheer scale of the resort makes it perhaps the best bet in the USA for piste-hungry intermediates. Park City prides itself on the quality of its grooming, meaning you can expect fresh corduroy across the mountain each morning. Adventurous skiers and boarders will love the sense of travel across the entire resort. To avoid the weekend queues we would recommend the runs off the Motherlode Express on the Park City side and those off the Super Condor Express above Canyons.

For advanced skiers and boarders there is some fantastic terrain on offer. McConkey’s Express (named after skiing legend Shane McConkey) whisks you up to some great open terrain on the ridgeline above Park City, as does the Jupiter chair, while the best slopes on the Canyons side can be found off the Ninety-Nine 90 Express – the highest lift in the ski area. Keen freestylers will certainly also want to try out the world-renowned park above Park City – which hosted the 2019 World Championships.

  • Total Pistes: 7300 acres
  • Beginner: 8%
  • Intermediate: 41%
  • Advanced: 51%
  • Lifts: 38
  • Altitude: 2080m – 3049m

Park City Piste Map

The local area map can be downloaded here.

Park City Resort

The centre of Park City focuses on the historic Main Street, which is lined with 19th Century buildings that are now home to a great range of shops, bars and restaurants. There is a lot of self-catered accommodation in this part of town, based in the traditional wooden houses that make Park City unique amongst ski resorts in the USA. In town we’d recommend grabbing a post-snow drink at the Wasatch Brewpub, No Name Saloon or O’Shucks. Direct access to the slopes is on offer via the Town Lift and a great bus service links the entire resort.

Further accommodation is available in the purpose-built Park City Mountain Resort at the foot of the Payday Express and across at the base of the Red Pine Gondola at Canyons. Here there are a number of large hotels and condominium blocks. Whilst both are very convenient, the charm of old Park City has to outweigh this and if you get the chance, we’d recommend staying there instead.

How to get to Park City

The drive up from Salt Lake City is incredibly easy, taking around forty-five minutes on I80. It is also possible to get to Park City via public buses, but the services are not as frequent as those running to the other Wasatch resorts.

  • Salt Lake City airport: 1 hour

Park City Contact Details

Good For

Ability
  • Advanced
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
In Resort
  • Off The Slopes
  • Ski To Door
  • Village Charm
On Slope
  • Boarder
  • Fast Lifts
  • No Queues
  • Snow Reliability
  • Terrain Parks

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