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Park City Skiing & Snowboarding Resort Guide

Located just a 35 minute drive from Salt Lake City, Park City is one of America’s largest ski and snowboard areas. In the summer of 2015 Park City undertook a massive infrastructure project linking Park City with Canyons ski and snowboard area. As a result, Park City now has over 7,300 skiable acres. These mountains have something for everyone, including some of the best terrain parks in Utah. The town of Park City is a nice mountain town, too, making Park City a great skiing and snowboarding destination resort.

Mountain Overview

Park City Ski and Snowboard Area

Park City Side:
Skiers and snowboarders can start their day from the historic downtown Park City on the Town Lift, or at the main base with the Payday and Crescent lifts. The lower mountain, off of these base chairlifts, is great for families because of the variety of terrain. There is something for every level for beginner to advanced. Intermediate skiers will love the King Con lift, and the huge choice of runs it serves.

Park City is well known for its terrain parks. Both the skiing and snowboarding men’s slopestyle 2014 olympic gold medalists, Joss Christensen and Sage Kotsenburg, call the mountain home. These parks are located close to the base of the mountain off of the Three Kings lift. Park riders of all levels will find fun features that are changed up constantly throughout the winter.

While Park City isn’t as well known for having steep expert terrain, powder hounds can still find some fun skiing and snowboarding high up off of the Jupiter and McConkey’s lifts. Off of Jupiter, there are lots of glades and chutes to explore. These runs offer some of the best powder skiing and snowboarding at Park City. A traverse and a quick hike accesses Jupiter Peak, which holds fresh powder for a little bit longer after snowstorms. To the skier’s left of the Jupiter chair, the ridge that separates the Park City Base from the Canyons Base has more fun tree and glade skiing.

Canyons Base:
The Quicksilver Gondola connects the Park City to the Canyons Base, which used to be its own separate ski and snowboard area. Similar to the Park City side, The Canyons side of the mountain has a huge variety of intermediate terrain. Advanced and expert skiers and snowboarders will want to head to the Ninety-nine 90 lift, and the Super Condor lift to get to the steepest and most challenging riding. The riding on Murdoch Peak, off the Super Condor, there is a great selection of tree skiing and snowboarding, as well as plenty of challenging moguls. The short hike to Murdoch bowl s a good spot to head for fresh powder.

Mountain Stats & Park City Trail Map

Park City Trail Map
 Total Skiable Acres 7,300+ Beginner Terrain 8%
 Base Elevation 6,800' Intermeidate Terrain 47%
 Summit Elevation 10,000' Advanced Terrain 45%
 Vertical Drop3,200'Terrain Parks8
Total Lifts41Average Annual Snowfall355"

Travel Information & Directions

Both the Park City and Canyons base areas are a 35 minute drive from Salt Lake City. This means that Park City, one of the biggest ski and and snowboard areas in the United States is less than an hour from the SLC airport, making it one of the most accessible resorts in the US. Buses from the Utah Transit Authority also travel to Park City. Once in town, the Park City Transit buses transport skiers and snowboarders between the bases and around town.
Travel Resources:

Travel Directions to Park City
UTA Ski Bus
Park City Transit Bus

Lodging Information

Park City has a full range of lodging options, from hotels to homes, on the slopes and in town. The variety of lodging available means that there are options for all budgets. Proximity to Salt Lake City also means that skiers and snowboarders can stay in the city and visit Park CIty as part of a larger Utah ski and snowboard vacation.
Park City Lodging Overview

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Local Food Picks

On the over 7,300 acres of skiable terrain there are 16 restaurants to keep skiers and snowboarders well fed and ready to shred. Off the hill, the town of Park City not only has great shopping, but great restaurants, too. The Corner Store and Baja Cantina are favorite spots for apres drinks and snacks. El Cubasco’s is a good spot for dinner, too.
Park City Dining:

Park City Dining
The Corner Store Bar
Baja Cantina
El Chubasco

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Where to Find Lift Tickets to Park City?

Park City ski and snowboard lift tickets are among the most expensive lift tickets in Utah. Given the quality and sheer size of the ski area, they are still a decent value, but areas like Brighton or Solitude are more budget friendly. Buying Park City lift tickets online ahead of time can help save some money. Children and seniors are eligible for discount lift tickets, too.
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Park City Weather Information

Park City Mountain averages 360” of annual snowfall, which is a little bit less than the ski and snowboard areas in the Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons: Alta, Snowbird, Brighton and Solitude. That is not to say there isn’t a lot of powder to be found at Park City, there are plenty of deep days throughout the winter. Springtime is great at Park City, too. Sunshine and slush make the terrain parks a ton of fun as well as the whole mountain.
Park City Weather Resources

Park City Ski Report
Park City is a perfect Utah ski and snowboard destination for families, or a great area to try out for those staying in Salt Lake City. The charming historic downtown has easy access to the slopes, and plenty to do after a day of skiing or snowboarding. The mountain itself has so much terrain that it takes days to explore it all. The terrain parks alone are worth a trip for park shredding skiers and snowboarders, while any type of rider will be able to find fun terrain elsewhere on the giant mountain .

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