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Park City, Utah
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.
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.
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"
Park City Photos
See More on Park City:
Park City Family Ski Week Review
Top 10 Reasons to Ski Park City
Park City is a Top 10 Utah Family Ski Resort
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All Stories by Heather Burke
All Photography by Greg Burke