Park City Mountain Resort Overview
Host of the 2002 Winter Olympics, Park City Mountain Resort is located 23 miles (43 km) from Salt Lake International Airport and has been delivering wide smiles to skiers, snowboarders, and families for over 50 years. It is the largest ski resort and snowmaking system in the US and offers more than 7,300 acres of skiable terrain.
The world-class skiing and riding definitely offers something for everyone across Park City Mountain and the Canyons, which were independent ski areas until they merged in 2015 to form the largest ski area in the US.
The area is famous for abundant dry light Utah powder snow and opened on December 21, 1963, as Treasure Mountain. Originally a Silver Mining Town, the ski resort was built to revive the town and when it first opened guests would ride a special Skier’s Subway through 2.5 miles (4.0 km) inside the mountain on a mine train. From there they would climb into a mining elevator that carried them up the remaining 1,750 feet (530 m) to the surface to access the skiing.
Today it’s a lot easier with high-speed lifts through the resort. The town also hosts the famous Sundance Film Festival Each Year.
Why Choose Park City Mountain Resort For Your Ski Vacation?
- The Largest Ski Area In The US with 7,300 acres
- Designed For Family Fun
- 35 Minute Transfer From Salt Lake International Airport
- Home Of The US Ski Team Center Of Excellence
- Rich Mining History And Main Street
- Host Of The Sundance Film Festival
Park City Mountain Resort Key Statistics
- Beginner Runs 7%
- Intermediate Runs 49%
- Advanced Runs 44%
- Summit Elevation 10,026 ft (3,056 m)
- Ski Area 7,300 Ac / 2954 ha
Park City Mountain Resort Terrain
The merger of Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Ski Resort in 2014 created the largest ski area resort in the United States with over 7,300 acres. There are two main ways to access the skiing and snowboarding. You can stay in the historic vibrant ski town of Park City and access the skiing via the Town Lift and Park City Mountain Village, or you can stay down the road at the quieter ski in ski out Canyons Village.
The two ski areas are connected via the Quicksilver Gondola. From rolling green runs, to wide-open cruisers, to steep and extremely steep Park City Ski Resort skiing and riding has something for everyone.
Park City also has six terrain parks, one mini pipe, and one full 22-foot pipe. The terrain parks suit from beginner to world-class athlete. And the terrain parks are a highlight for those into the sport.
Park City Utah is so big you are going to want to spend as much time as you can exploring all that the mountain has to offer, we have prepared a where to ski and ride Park City guide for you.
Park City Mountain Resort Lodging
There are plenty of places and options for you to stay in Park City. In the historic main Stree area, at the Park City Mountain Village, and at Canyons Village. You can choose from boutique and branded hotels, condominiums, and private home rentals.
If you stay in and around the historic Main Street, you can access the mountain via the Town Lift that takes you straight up and into the action, and you can ski and ride back down to Main Street via the ski bridge. Staying in and around Main Street has you in walking distance to many restaurants, bars, and art galleries.
The Mountain Village area has plenty of ski-in ski-out lodging and accommodation options, plus some great places to apres. You can also stay in the quieter Canyons Village, a short 10-minute transfer, or an Uber ride away from town.
When staying in town, there is a free bus system that will take you to all the parts of town and to the ski area.
Park City Lift Tickets
The Resort offers day, multiday and season passes for adults, teens, children, and seniors. Park City Mountain Resort is owned and operated by Vail Resorts and so you can also ski and ride Park City Mountain Resort with one of the many EPIC Pass options, which is a cost effective way to purchase lift tickets because the walk up window lift ticket rate is considerably higher. Just be aware that the EPIC Pass is a preseason purchase option and the passes go off sale late November early December each season, so get in quick! We sell Park City lit tickets at discounted rates as part of a package.
You can purchase all your Park City lift tickets at EPIC Passes at significant discounts to the walk-up window prices through us. We have prepared a Park City lift ticket and passes guide for you.
Park City Mountain Resort Ski School
Park City Mountain Resort boasts world-class Park City Ski School programs that will take you to the best locations plus skiing with an instructor allows you to skip the ques. You can choose from adult, child, and group lessons as well as private and family private lessons.
There are also a host of specialty and adaptive programs. Park City Mountain Resort produces many Olympic athletes, and having hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics, it has retained many of its world-class ski performance venues and training facilities.
We can arrange all of your Park City lessons for you and have prepared a Park City Ski School FAQ guide for you.
Top 10 Things To Do In Park City In Winter
- Ski and ride the largest ski area in the US with 7,300 acres
- Sundance Film Festival & After Parties
- Ski and ride during the Sundance Film Festival as the slopes are quiet!
- The snowmobiling is awesome in Park City
- Stroll around the historic main street
- Visit Utah Olympic Park
- Check out Kimbal Arts Center
- Dog Sledding
- Snow Biking
- Tubing at Woodward
Park City Restaurants and Bars
There are over 100 restaurants to choose from on a visit to Park City. From award-winning restaurants to high-end breweries, wineries, and distilleries, plus there is no shortage of casual and delicious breakfast and lunch spots, with bright and airy cafés and coffee shops dotting Main Street and beyond.
We have prepared a Park City restaurant and bar guide for your convenience.
Park City Mountain Resort Shopping
When visiting Park City, you’ll find everything from handmade furniture, books, and sportswear to art collectibles and Western antiques. If quaint shops and galleries are more your style, then historic Main Street has you covered. Park City’s popular Outlets Park City has all of your brands and bargains you can imagine.
We have prepared a Park City shopping guide for your convenience.
Park City Mountain Resort Ski Season Opening Dates
|Nov 28, 2021
|Apr 12, 2022*
|Nov 20, 2020
|Apr 11, 2021
|Nov 22, 2019
|Mar 14, 2020
|Nov 21, 2018
|Apr 07, 2019
How To Get To Park City Utah
The easiest way to get to Park City Utah is to fly into Salt Lake City Airport (SLC). Park City Mountain Resort is located in the Wasatch Mountains about 35 minutes of highway driving from the Airport.
Canyons Village is the first stop, or you can bypass Canyons Village and head straight to Park City.
SkiBookings can arrange all your resort and airport transfers to Park City Mountain, alternatively, check out our how to get there guide.
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