Park City

Season start/end: 11/23/2017 - 04/08/2018 (estimated)

Welcome to Park City

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! As ski resorts go, this place is up there with the best in the world, totalling up an enormous 2,954 ha 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.

The good

  • Largest ski resort in the US, we’re talking 2,954 ha!
  • Over 360 in of famous Utah powder per year
  • Best suited for intermediate skiers and snowboarders
  • Authentic Old West mining town with plenty of attractions and activities
  • You haven’t skied Utah until you’ve skied Park City!

The bad

  • Susceptible to major crowds flocking in from Salt Lake City
  • Slopes aren’t as steep as nearby Alta; also receives less snow
  • Lodging needs an upgrade
  • Most accommodation is far from the lifts
Park City vs
Park CityAlta
beginner8 %25 %
intermediate42 %40 %
advanced32 %35 %
expert18 %-
total runs347 116
ski area2,954 ha 890 ha
summit elevation3,048 m 3,216 m
total lifts41 11
child lift ticket$89 USD ($115 CAD) $54 USD ($70 CAD)
adult lift ticket$139 USD ($179 CAD) $104 USD ($134 CAD)

How to get to Park City?



Salt Lake International Airport



Park City (45 minutes)

Things to know

For beginners

Our pick for beginners is The Meadows, a wide and mellow beginner trail where they 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

Intermediates this is your mountain. 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 favourite 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 here, 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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Best tips

Find freshies Map find

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 Ditch crowd

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 Non ski

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, we couldn't fit it all here.

Families Family

With so much terrain to explore and tons of off-slope activities all within this historic mining town, there's something for the whole family to enjoy.

Where to stay

Base of Park City (Walk)
  • Easy access to lifts
  • Small convenience store
  • Roughly 2 km 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 (2-3 km)
  • 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 (48-56 km)
  • Cheaper lodging and wider selection of accommodation
  • 30 minutes drive from resort
  • Convenient base for skiing at other resorts
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Apres ski

Straight off the slopes Straight off the slopes
  • High West Distillery and Saloon
Casual Casual
  • No Name Saloon
  • Wasatch Brew Pub
Dance the night away Dance the night away
  • Downstairs


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Lessons Lessons
Childcare Childcare
Banking Banking
Supermarket Supermarket
Health Health


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AMAaron M.
advanced snowboarder

4.2 / 5

Dec 06, 2017
A beautiful beautiful place to go skiing and snowboarding! Great views from up there and great customer service. I feel like Park City is one of the best places to go and visit. There’s so much to do you can always leave the park with an unforgettable experience.... More
MVMark V.
advanced skier

5 / 5

Dec 04, 2017
A place to meet people from all over the world who come to ski the powder define soft and light powder that Utang has to offer uniquely stylish and a modern resort city... More
NRNicholas R.
intermediate snowboarder

5 / 5

Dec 04, 2017
Something for everybody! The free bus system allows for easy access to any where in town. The 348 trail allow for all kinds of adventure. You have to hit the Distillery after a long day on the mountain.... More
MBMarshall B.
advanced snowboarder

3.9 / 5

Dec 04, 2017
Huge resort with tons of trails for riders of any skill level. The food options were nothing to write home about, but solid for resort food. There are quite a few options for both ski and snowboard rentals. Most companies offer packages with higher quality boards for more... More
KLKelly L.
advanced skier

5 / 5

Dec 03, 2017
I love it! Hello can we say Olympic Venues great terrain, awesome lifts and great access. I highly recommend Park City Ski Resort. The Lodging is world class and the food is world class.... More
JBJeff B.
intermediate skier

4.5 / 5

Dec 03, 2017
Park city was my favorite ski resort. My second was the canyons. Now that they have become one it's even better! The runs are awesome and long. The city is fun. The nightlife is fantastic. The accessibility is wonderful. I want to go back! Highly recommend it.... More
expert skier
Very Good!

4.1 / 5

Nov 29, 2017
Amazing destination, super convenient from SLC airport. Can fly in and be skiing in an hour, not many mountains that can offer this convenience. If you are fortunate enough to get one of the many powder days at PC, it’s simply EPIC!... More
JAJason A.
expert snowboarder

4.3 / 5

Nov 25, 2017
I’ve snowboarded Park City since 1997 and have many fond memories w friends and family. It’s the perfect resort for everyone and there’s plenty of space to hide and explore. Now that I have a family, I only wish they still offered a lower lift ticket. I can’t justify $120 for my... More
CTCameron T.
advanced skier

4.4 / 5

Nov 24, 2017
Park city is an awesome getaway resort, there’s plenty to do all around, and the size of the resort is incredible, it’s the size of two resorts in fact. The skiing is fantastic, always good coverage, always enough room in the resort, even if there’s long lines at the lift... More
DJDaniel J.
expert snowboarder
Very Good!

4 / 5

Nov 24, 2017
Utah has great snow and terrain and Park City is no exception to this. Maybe the most well known area in the state there is a reason. Haven't been there since Vail purchased it but I am sure there have been some improvements and some up-charges. Very large mountain with lots of... More
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Open 11/23/2017
Close 04/08/2018*
* Estimated based on previous years.
Best month to go Early February to mid-March

Lift tickets

Child $89 USD ($115 CAD)
Senior $96 USD ($124 CAD)
Adult $139 USD ($179 CAD)

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4.6 / 5

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2,073 m
3,048 m
Vertical drop
975 m


Total runs
Terrain Parks
Longest Run
5 km
Skiable Terrain
2,954 ha
Snowmaking Area
202 ha


Gondola & Trams
High Speed Sixes
High Speed Quads
Quad Chairs
Triple Chairs
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