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.
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
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
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
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.