Park City Mountain Resort is located in the heart of Utah’s famed western town of Park City, just a 30-minute drive from Salt Lake City Airport. There is even a Town Lift emanating from downtown of this coal-miner turned cool ski town, making it a centrally located choice for skiers to ski Park City and neghboring Deer Valley. Park City now spreads skiers and riders out over a dozen bowls of terrain and two 10,000′ summits. Park City is now owned by Vail Resorts, and includes terrain at the Canyons, all part of the Epic Pass – with an interconnecting gondola for 7,300 acres of skiing, 17 peaks, 300 trails, and 38 lifts. Families will love the diversity of skiing Park City, with plenty to explore on skis or snowboard, and off the slopes in the historic frontier town, and the mountain coaster, and Olympic Park sites. park City is certainly among our Top 10 Utah Family Ski Resorts.
The US Ski and Snowboard Teams train on Park City’s front side, but there is plenty more to explore among a dozen peaks. The 2002 Winter Olympic snowboarding and ski racing events were held here, and in 2014 Park City celebrated 50 years, with $50 million in resort upgrades the following season with Vail Resort’s purchase.
Families will enjoy the wide cruising terrain and terrain parks served by speedy lifts of Crescent, Motherlode, Silverlode and King Con. Looking for steep and deep? The hardcore terrain of Jupiter Bowl and McConkey’s at 10,026′ offer double black diamonds with less grooming and more grit and glades. Then take the Quicksilver Gondola, a transport lift to the Canyons ski terrain which was merged in 2016 by Vail. Park City’s Canyons side is 4,000 acres of well-groomed blue runs on multiple aspects, plus glades and long scenic ridge runs served by high capacity lifts, plus some high elevation extreme bowls and chutes on 9990 (yes, that’s the elevation) and hike to terrain.
Park City skiing hearkens back to 1963 when skiers would ride the 3-mile underground mine shafts from town to access the slopes. Today Park City Mountain has six passenger high-speed chairs, big on mountain lodges like Miner’s Camp, Summit House and Cloud Dine. What’s fun about the vast ski terrain and proximity to two base villages, you can ski to Canyons Village or downtown Park City for lunch and après ski. Because of its location emanating from town, and just a half hour to Salt Lake City, this ski resort jams on weekends with lines at their base area lifts, but there’s over 7,000 acres to spread out and find your solace and sweet snow up to 10,000-feet. Stay slope side at the Canyons village, or in town Park City.
Park City borders Deer Valley, and current legislation proposes a Utah Interconnect, Wasatch One, which would allow skiers to go from Deer Valley to Park City and The Canyons, and then on to Alta, Snowbird, Solitude, and Brighton in the next Little and Big Cottonwood canyons. Plan a family ski trip to Park City for tons of terrain, snow and Utah sunshine.
Park City Mountain Resort Stats:
Summit Elevation: 10,026′
Ski Acreage: 7,300-acres
Park City Annual Snowfall: 365″
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