This Utah Powder Ski Safari visits 4 of the best areas in the state on “the greatest snow on earth.” Flying into Salt Lake City, you can be in the mountains in just over a half an hour. Fly and ski Park City the same day with an early flight arrival, you are easily skiing by noon! These are all worthy ski resorts, stay at least a night at each – ideally more – make it a week Utah ski tour!
Here’s our recommended ski tour and itinerary:
SLC (Salt Lake City Airport) – Park City – 30-40 Minutes to Canyons Base or Park City Village Base
Park City – Deer Valley – Just 2 miles apart. You could ski between the two resorts since they abut however it is not allowed! (Note: Deer Valley – does not allow Snowboarders)
Deer Valley – Snowbasin – 1:15
Snowbasin – Powder Mountain – 35 Minutes – Lodge in Eden between the two resorts
Powder Mountain – SLC Airport – 1:10 (to become private 2024-25 for owners exclusively)
We recommend driving, renting a car, on this ski tour. Also bring your own equipment. Or use SkiButlers.com (delivery and/or pick up) for the duration of your ski trip at their convenient Salt Lake and Park City locations! Otherwise you are spending time and money in four ski rental shops.
Look into an IKON Pass prior to your visit, as Deer Valley and Snowbasin are part of that conglomerate, potentially saving you money versus buying daily lift tickets! Park City Mountain is an EPIC Pass resort. Do the math on how many day ticket you are buying versus investing in the $900 pass. Powder Mountain is on the Indy Ski Pass.
Park City Mountain is a mega ski resort, emanating from both the cool ski town of Park City and The Canyons base area. Park City Mountain features dozens of modern lifts including gondolas and six packs, terrain parks and over 300 trails. With 7,300 acres its Utah’s largest lift serviced terrain. Owned by Vail Resorts, Park City is on the Epic Pass and gets EPIC crowds on weekends and holidays. See our Park City ski review, and consider spending a few days here, you can lodge in one location and ski both Park City and Deer Valley – just two miles away.
Deer Valley is special, a posh ski resort with five separate peaks to ski spread over 2,026 acres, served by 22 lifts including 11 high-speed quads and a leather-upholstered gondola. Noted for excellent grooming, and high end food and lodging, Deer Valley is a favorite of many – except snowboarders – not allowed here! See our review of Deer Valley Plan two days to truly appreciate DV’s terrain from tame and buffed to perfection, to steep and exciting in Daly’s Bowl.
Snowbasin is a just over an hour from Park City and Deer Valley. We love Snowbasin ski resort for its fancy on-mountain lodges, and big mountain skiing – not typically as busy as other Utah resorts. With 3,000 acres on 6 unique peaks, you ski everything from long undulating trails – cruisy blues on Strawberry Peak to steeps groomers on Allen Peak and the Olympic Downhill courses with 2400’vert. Our Snowbasin ski review.
Powder Mountain, just 35 minutes from Snowbasin, is retro cool, with limitless terrain – served by chairs, snowcats and buses. Lodge in Eden between Snowbasin and Powder, then enjoy Powder’s 2,800-acre ski area plus over 5,000 of “side-country skiing” served by snow-cats and buses. Powder is cool with a neat story behind this 1972 ski area, but will become a private resort for homeowners’ ski access only 2024-2-25 ski season per Netlfix owner Reed Hasting’s new business model. See our Powder Mountain ski review.
From Powder Mountain, its just over an hour drive back to Salt Lake City (SLC airport).
See more Ski Safaris including another Utah Ski Safari to Snowbrid – Alta – Solitude -Brighton
and our Guide to Top Ski Destinations
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