Park City Resort Overview

**Park City will require advanced reservations to ski or ride this season. Epic Pass Holders will have priority access to reservations. Passholders have up to 7 Priority Reservation Days, to be reserved anytime during the season. Passholders will also be able to reserve as many week-of reservations as their pass type and availability allow. For the latest on Park City's Covid operating guidelines check their Winter 2020-21 Winter Experience Page.

The largest ski resort in North America, Park City spans 7,300+ acres and has over 340 trails. Park City earned this position after merging with neighbor, The Canyons in 2015. Only 40 minutes from Salt Lake City, Park City is one of the most accessible resorts from almost anywhere. Snowfall is a reliable 355 inches annually and the base depth averages 46 inches. The terrain offers incredible variety. Over 40% of slopes are intermediates. Experts, don't worry, there is plenty of steep and deep terrain, head to 9,990 on the Canyons side or McConkey’s and Jupiter Bowl on the Park City side. With 8 terrain parks, snowboarders are welcome, unlike at next door neighbor, Deer Valley. The base of Park City is in the heart of the historic mining town of Park City. The ski school is excellent, and rigorous, offering full day mountain programs for children as young as three. The surrounding area has an amazing selection of accommodations with hotels and single family homes, many of which have ski on ski off access. The Epic Local Pass is the key to maximizing value here – it offers unlimited days and is perfect for anyone able to navigate peak periods.


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Quick Take

  • Huge, the largest ski area in North America, spanning over 7,300 acres 

  • Excellent terrain variety, a mix of gentle slopes, groomers (over 120 trails are groomed nightly), steep and deep, and bumps 

  • Convenient to reach from almost anywhere, only 40 minutes from SLC Airport which has non-stop flights from 70+ cities

  • One of few places where you can ski directly into an  authentic town with a vibrant community, assortment of restaurants, artwork, nightlife and events

  • Going between the Park City base and Canyons Village is time consuming. Pick a base for the day and stay on that side, there is plenty terrain available from either base

  • Significant snow is needed to ski between the Park City and Canyons sides

  • It can be challenging for skiers of varying ability levels to stay together. Peaks with access to expert terrain often have no easy way down (9,990, Jupiter)

  • Beginner terrain is limited

  • From downtown Park City, the Town Lift offers convenient access to the mountain from the middle of town. Valet your skis here and head up. The lift is long and slow though, so consider driving or taking shuttle to the Main Base to get up the mountain faster

  • Unless you are going for the movies and scene, avoid visiting during the Sundance film festival; crowds are much bigger than usual

  • For families, we prefer staying in Canyons Village, there are more large, single family homes with ski-in, ski-out access. Day Care Center is here. It's also closer to Salt Lake and provides the most convenient access for a day trip to the Cottonwood Canyon side

Alli Widman                November 2019

Getting To & Around


Park City is a short trip from Salt Lake City, straight East on1-80. Cars are not essential, though we prefer to have one here. Parking at the mountain base is easy and free. Cars are helpful for shopping, dining and visiting neighboring resorts. Ride shares are also readily available.  

Getting To

Closest Major City: Salt Lake City, UT

  • Distance: ~37 miles East (and slightly South) of Salt Lake City
  • Travel Time: ~ 35 - 45 minutes

Neighboring Resorts

Closest Neighbor

Closet Neighbor on the Epic Pass
  • ​Snowbasin (64 miles, ~1 hr 10 mins)
Little Cottonwood Canyon Neighbors (on the Ikon Pass) Big Cottonwood Canyon Neighbors (on the Ikon Pass) (The Cottonwood Canyon neighbors are lcoated on the backside of Park City but require driving around the canyon, if you enjoy the backcountry, consider booking a tour to ski between)

Travel by Plane

Closest major commercial airport: SLC (Salt Lake City International Airport)

  • ~35 miles West, ~35 mins

Travel by Bus

  • The Town of Park City runs free buses to Park City Mountain, Deer Valley, Main Street, Kimball Junction, North of Main, Quarry Village, and the Utah Olympic Park
  • Airport shuttle services is available to / from SLC airport, though we find shared rides or rental cars more convenient and cost effective

Travel by Car

Cars are not essential downtown, but can be helpful to get around the broader area

  • Pros: Conveniece, rental car area easily accessed from airport terminal; good for getting groceries, dining and off mountain activities
  • Cons: Parking in town can be crowded​
  • Ride shares: (e.g., Uber, Lyft) are convenient and reasonabley priced​
    - Uber and Lyft rides to / from SLC airport are ~$40 - $60 for up to 4 passengers during non-peak times​

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