Park City, UT Skiing & Snowboarding
In terms of outdoor activities, Park City, Utah has it all. And in the winter, skiing and snowboarding dominates. Park City offers up loads of accommodation options, a quaint Main Street and a variety of restaurants, bars and shops. Park City resort combined with The Canyons resort in 2014 to make the largest lift-served ski resort in the U.S.
What ski resorts are in Park City?
The ski resorts in Park City proper are Deer Valley, Park City Mountain Resort, and the Canyons, which recently combined with Park City Mountain to create the largest ski area in the US with 7300 acres of terrain. The three resorts are connected by gondolas. Just 5 miles away as the crow flies, but an hour’s drive in the winter lie Brighton and Solitude Resorts. Guardsman Pass Scenic Byway connects the two in the summer, but the road is not plowed in winter, so travelers must drive back to I-80 and then out Big Cottonwood Canyon to Brighton or Solitude. Similarly, Snowbird and Alta are two additional ski resorts in the vicinity, about an hour’s drive from Park City in winter up Little Cottonwood Canyon.
PARK CITY SKI RESORT
This historic mining town is now world-renowned for skiing and snowboarding. Three major ski areas call the city home and the beautiful Wasatch Mountains provide a backdrop for other winter activities as well.
In 2015, new owner Vail Resorts performed a $50 million improvement project, the largest ever of its kind in the United States. Park City Mountain Resort is now linked with neighboring Canyons Resort, putting 336 runs on the same lift ticket.
Park City is home to some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the world. With 62 lifts servicing more than 430 runs, and 9,300 acres it is nearly impossible to be bored while skiing here. With runs ranging from beginner to double diamond, there is something for every skier and snowboarder. Skiing is allowed at both resorts in Park City, Deer Valley and Park City Mountain Resort. However, Deer Valley does not allow snowboarding.
Click here for the interactive Park City trail map.
PARK CITY RESORT STATS
|Base Elevation:||6,800 ft|
|Summit Elevation:||10,026 ft|
|Total Acres of Skiable Terrain:||7,300|
|Vertical Rise:||3,226 ft|
|Number of Trails:||330|
|Annual Snowfall:||355 inches|
Is Park City good for skiing?
Park City is consistently ranked as one of the best ski resorts in the United States for its accessibility – being just 30 minutes from Salt Lake City’s international airport, it’s fluffy Utah powder, and wide variety of terrain for all levels of skiers and snowboarders.
With a license plate that states “The Greatest Snow on Earth,” northern Utah is home to an amazing amount of snow. With an average snow of 350 inches annually, pow days are common in Park City. As one of the largest ski resorts in the US, Park City Mountain Resort has a total of 7300 skiable acres with 330 trails ideal for all ski levels.
Park City Mountain’s terrain has 8% beginner trails, 41% intermediate trails, 28% advanced trails, and 23% expert trails. Park City Mountain also has 8 terrain parks for anyone who wants to try out snowboarding.
Off the trails, Park City features one-of-a-kind apres ski that combines great local food and outstanding entertainment in several nearby hotspots including the historic Main Street, Canyons Village and Park City Town Lift base area.
Does Park City have night skiing?
Park City does not offer night skiing, but nearby Brighton Resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon has offered night skiing for 25 years. They offer over 200 acres of lighted trails serviced by 3 lifts six evenings per week.
Is Park City good for beginners?
Park City is known for its easy vibe and family-friendly features. With long green runs, and great trails to practice skiing skills, Park City is great for beginner skiers who also want to join the fun. Park City also has well-groomed trails and is less-intimidating.
Below are the beginner stats for the three different ski resorts in Park City:
|RESORT||BEGINNER TRAILS||BEGINNER ACRES|
|Park City Mountain||15%||1095|
When to Visit Park City
We recommend hitting the slopes between January and March for the best snow. Skiers and snowboarders can have their rental equipment delivered right to their accommodation by renting online with Black Tie Ski Rental Delivery. Booking from TripOutside gets you a additional 10% off with Black Tie Ski Delivery!
HOW CAN I SAVE MONEY ON PARK CITY SKI AND SNOWBOARD RENTALS?
Renting online in advance can save you money. Many outfitters offer online reservation rates that are better than walk-in rates. This helps the shops manage their inventory and plan in advance. It also guarantees availability of equipment. TripOutside also has exclusive discounts for customers booking rental gear online from Black Tie Ski Delivery and other ski rental shops.
CAN I JUST RENT SKIS OR A SNOWBOARD IN PARK CITY? I DON’T NEED THE FULL PACKAGE.
Yes, most shops also rent just skis or a snowboard.
HOW DOES PARK CITY SKI RENTAL DELIVERY WORK?
Don’t ever wait in line at the ski shop again! Black Tie Ski Delivery’s hassle-free delivery service will save you time, which means you’ll have more time on the slopes to enjoy with family and friends. They open earlier and stay open later to ensure the best delivery time for guests and to provide slope side assistance when needed.
Fittings are generally done the night before your first day of skiing, this way you can wake up stress-free and have everything you need to hit the slopes for first tracks. Certified ski rental technicians will select and deliver your ski or snowboard equipment to your lodging property at your scheduled delivery time. Their ski technicians will custom fit you with the latest ski and board equipment based on your rental package, ability level, and the current snow conditions. Their delivery vans come fully stocked with lots of options and sizes so they can be sure all of your equipment fits properly.
Returns are just as convenient and easy as delivery. When you are finished with your rentals, Black Tie Ski Delivery will come back to your lodging and retrieve the equipment with no need to intrude on your dining or travel plans.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE TYPES OF SKI RENTAL PACKAGES (DEMO, PERFORMANCE, SPORT)?
Demo (or premium) packages are for the advanced skier that wants a specific ski or snowboard rental to match their specific riding style or matching the skis to the terrain. These are high-end, high-performance skis and snowboards.
Performance packages are intended for intermediate to beginner levels, typically for groomed terrain and generally have a stiffer, more specialized flex pattern, and may be wider in the waist.
Sport packages are primarily for groomed runs and intended for more beginner level skiers or snowboarders.
**All packages include downhill skis or snowboard, bindings, boots and poles (ski).
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL PACKAGE?
Packages include downhill skis or snowboard, bindings, boots and poles (ski).