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Park City Mountain Resort is the largest ski resort in the USA with legendary snow and a historic Main Street that you can ski right back to at the end of the day.
Park City Mountain Resort is a massive ski area with over 7,300 acres, 300+ trails, 38 lifts, seven terrain parks, six natural half pipes and one super pipe. The mountain offers superb skiing for every ability. The quality of the snow in Utah is legendary – soft, dry, fluffy and is so good the region trademarked it ‘The Greatest Snow on Earth’.
As the largest ski area in the USA, Park City offers an abundance of runs for every level across eight areas on the mountain. As you look up from town, you only see about a third of the mountain. The ski area climbs away from the town along one long ridgeline. There’s a fantastic selection of green and blue runs on both sides of this ridge – one side getting the morning sun, the other in the afternoon. As you move further back away from town you reach the summit area which has 8 bowls clustered around it – offering fantastic lines for advanced and expert skiers.
The Canyons side of the resort is great for strong intermediates and advanced skiers who like to ski long, flowing natural fall lines from top to bottom.
Some of our favourite intermediate runs can be found on the backside of the ridge in the King Con region – perfect if you like carving up groomed corduroy. For steeper blue pitches drop down the west side of Silverlode into Thaynes Canyon and try runs like Single Jack, Sunnyside and Parley’s Park. There’s some great skiing to be found here whilst you cruise past some of the old mining buildings that are a reminder of the resorts silver mining heritage.
The best expert skiing in Park City can be found along the summit ridge from Scott’s Bowl to McConkey’s Bowl with Jupiter Bowl in between. These are the crown jewels of advanced skiing at Park City. The steepest runs can be found in Jupiter Bowl, with Six Bells being the steepest of the steep. On a powder day, head to McConkey’s Bowl where you can float though 50 powder turns before rejoining the Woodside trail. If your day starts at the Canyons Village, then head up to Murdoch Peak for the best powder runs on this side of the resort.
The ski area has three distinct base areas: the traditional Main Street in the heart of downtown Park City, Park City Mountain Resort base and the Canyons Village.
The Historic Main Street area is a buzzing ski town full of character and charm thanks to its history as a Silver mining town. The Historic town has the sense of being a year round working town rather than purpose-built, making it perfect for apres – you can ski right back into the main street using the skier bridge where you can access plenty of dining options, bars, entertainment and shopping.
The Canyons Village is a purpose built village, just four miles from Park City’s Main Street, and offers a variety of luxurious and convenient accommodation. Many of the amenities here are located within the large hotel complexes. The three base stations are conveniently linked by Park City’s free skier friendly resort shuttle service which runs every 20 minutes providing an easy way to get around.
With direct flights to Salt Lake City and a short transfer from the airport, which is only a 45 minute drive, Park City is one of the most accessible ski resorts in the USA to reach from the UK.
It’s also the perfect base to experience the rest of the skiing in Utah. Deer Valley is just up the valley and the resorts of Snowbird, Alta, Solitude and Brighton are all within easy reach and are great day trips if you want to explore the region.