Park City

Ron Thompson
SnowPak Local Insider
Ron Thompson
  • You haven't skied Utah until you've skied Park City!
  • Sheer volume of runs and great intermediate skiing
  • Endless entertainment and dining options in historic town
  • Susceptible to major crowds

Park City Ski Packages

Lodging Discount Price
Homestead Resort
41% off $550
Raintree's Park Plaza Park City
40% off $461
Park City Peaks Hotel
18% off $379

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The largest ski area in the entire United States, home to the greatest snow on earth (so locals claim), and named one of the top 20 prettiest towns by Forbes…ladies and gentlemen, it’s Park City! What is now known as Park City used to be two separate ski areas. Despite the merger, the ski areas retain their previous character, with Canyons serving up longer runs with more vertical drop than its neighbor. Park City's specialty is an abundance of amazingly wide trails to keep even the most enthusiastic carver busy all week. As ski resorts go, this place is up there with the best in the world, totaling up an enormous 7,300 ac of ski terrain with over 300 trails and counting. But it’s not just sheer vastness that makes Park City stand out, it’s the holy grail of excellent quality powder, consistent snowfall, and a distinct lack of wind that generally keeps the white stuff fresh, dry, and floaty.

Best month to go

Early February to mid-March

The ski season at Park City can last for five whole glorious months, from mid-November to mid-April. The start and tail end aren’t going to offer the best snow, so if you can aim your trip for any time between the beginning of February to the middle of March. This time of year gives you the best chance of scoring fresh deep powder with all the trails and lifts open. When it comes to snowfall, there is no reliable pattern in Utah, but the local consensus is that the second half of February is when the best powder is served, usually around the time of the Presidents’ Day national holiday. During the Sundance Film Festival, you may find the slopes surprisingly quiet, but restaurants get booked out months in advance and lodging prices are usually turned up a notch, so make sure you’ve secured a ski and snowboard deal at Park City.


Salt Lake International Airport


Park City (45 minutes)

Base of Park City (Walk)

  • Easy access to lifts
  • Small convenience store
  • Roughly 1 mi from Historic Park City

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Canyons Village (Walk)

  • Easy access to lifts
  • Quiet and has more upscale lodging options
  • Small market for basics

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Historic Park City (1-2 mi)

  • Has the best options for dining, nightlife and shopping, mostly around Main Street
  • Close to base of Town Lift
  • Old mining town charm

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Salt Lake City (30-35 mi)

  • Cheaper lodging and wider selection of accommodation
  • 30 minutes drive from Park City resort
  • Convenient base for skiing at other resorts

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For beginners

Our pick for beginners is The Meadows, a wide and mellow beginner trail where you can find some good snow since it's unusually high up the mountain for a green slope compared to other North American resorts!

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For intermediates

Park City is the mountain for intermediates. For a hella long run with steep sections, bridges, and tunnels to keep you twisting and turning, take Alpenglow to Twilight and then connect onto Harmony! It's our favorite here!

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For experts

For the biggest drop, Canyon's is where is at. But if you want to test your limits at Park City, take the McConkey's Express Chairlift and hike up to Jupiter Peak, where the heart-racing East Face and Puma Bowl awaits.

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Find freshies

On the Park City side, you'll find the deepest fresh stuff in the Main Bowl as well as the hike-to terrain along the ridge off Jupiter chairlift. On the Canyons side, hike up Ninety-Nine 90 for endless freshies in the off-piste and backcountry terrain!

Ditch the crowds

Avoid the Silverlode Express and Tombstone Express lifts during peak hours (10:00am - 2:00pm) if you're not a fan of queues! 

Non skiers

As one of our best ski resorts for non-skiers in North America, we're pretty sure non-skiers will be well entertained here. The options are endless at Park City, we couldn't fit it all here.


With so much terrain to explore and tons of off-slope activities all within the proximity of Park CIty, there's something for the whole family to enjoy.

Park City

Park CityAlta Ski Resort
beginner8 %25 %
intermediate42 %40 %
advanced32 %35 %
expert18 %-
total runs347 116
ski area7,300ac 2,200ac
summit elevation10,000ft 10,550ft
total lifts41 11
child lift ticket$89 $54
adult lift ticket$139 $104
back country
value for money
average total snowfall206″ 290″

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Park City Reviews

Superb 4.6 / 5
based on 117 reviews

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Fabulous!4.5 / 5Mar 22, 2020
HKHana K.
intermediate skier
Park city is a beautiful resort with great skiing, great snow, and with lots of trails to explore! Varying levels of difficulty and types of terrain all over the mountain.... More
Superb!4.8 / 5Jan 22, 2020
Park City ReviewsJonas M.
advanced snowboarder
Great resort, amazing layout. Canyons side is my favorite and the easy backcountry access makes it for one of my favorite resorts. Their parks are always being remodeled, maker fresh and powder days are the best at PCMR! I’m starting my 3 yr old there this year.... More
Very Good!3.9 / 5Jan 15, 2020
Park City ReviewsEric H.
advanced skier
I had a season pass for the 18-19 ski season and it was a blast! Weekends are busy but the resort is big enough that you can find good snow if you’re willing to explore. There are so many runs that after skiing nearly 30 days, there were still areas hadn’t skied. I prefer the Canyon side as a skier and for powder days and love the Super Condor... More
Superb!4.6 / 5Jan 05, 2020
Park City ReviewsSolei S.
advanced skier
Park City is where I got my pass this year. I have only been to the canyons side of it, but I am excited to try the rest out. The Canyons side had some awesome terrain, lift 9990 will take you to some of the most fun steep and deep skiing in Utah. The orange bubble lift is cool. Can’t wait to go back.... More
Very Good!4.1 / 5Jan 05, 2020
Park City ReviewsRoger G.
advanced skier
Love Park City was there last year after my husband past needed to. Get away but wasn't there when it was opened for skiing but the shops and scenery. Was. Beautiful would love to ski there this year going back in Dec need to get away from the memories here and my grandson will be with me would love to let him ski there... More
Fabulous!4.5 / 5Dec 27, 2019
Park City ReviewsMartina N.
intermediate skier
Amazing place to go skiing. Nice powered too. City is great! You’ll have a nice experience. Nice facilities. Ski-lift are good shape and fast enough. I highly recommend Park city... More
Superb!4.7 / 5Dec 02, 2019
Park City ReviewsEddie L.
expert skier
Park City was the first stop on a Utah family ski trip. We ultimately enjoyed Deer Valley more because of fewer crowds, but Park City still delivered on terrain and snow conditions to give us a great day. We didn't get to enjoy as much of the mountain as we would've liked due to time and weather, but we still enjoyed it nonetheless. The steep... More
Superb!4.8 / 5Nov 04, 2019
Park City ReviewsDustin W.
intermediate snowboarder
Wow so many trails so little time!!! Massively awesom!! Living out in a rural area of utah ots the closest resort on the west side of the wasatch range . It really ia a joy to have a resort with so many trails my go to slopes!... More
Superb!4.8 / 5Sep 30, 2019
Park City ReviewsRoger G.
expert skier
Absolutely a wonderful place they have great service and wonderful slopes great for all skiers they are showing me how to. Use the Roam Robotics this yr can't wait they will meet me and service me and show me how to use it they already called great service and lodging great skiing for beginners and advanced skiers they have wonderful staff that... More
Superb!4.8 / 5Sep 30, 2019
Park City ReviewsRoger G.
expert skier
Love going there ski season and off season love looking at the old lounge and reading history on the Place it's amazing some of it so old and some new and redone but beautiful and the little store have very best thing in them and all employees are wonderful respectful and treat you with respected The hills are for beginners and advanced skiers they... More

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