Visitor reviews for Park City Ski Resort

Park City Ratings

Overall: 4.6. Based on 5 votes and 4 reviews. Vote

Snowsure: 4.8

(1) Occasionally gets enough snow for skiing, (2) is often closed due to a lack of snow, (3) occasionally suffers from a lack of snow, (4) rarely suffers from a lack of snow, (5) Park City is snowsure even in the poorest seasons.

Variety of pistes: 5.0

(1) The ski runs are featureless and unvaried, (3) the ski runs are varied but not extensive enough for a week, (5) Park City has diverse and interesting pistes including forests and high alpine terrain.

Off-piste: 4.2

(1) No off-piste worth mentioning, (2) off piste is out-of-bounds, (3) some varied offpiste that stays fresh for one or two days, (5) a vast array of off-piste routes that can stay untracked for several days.

Scenery: 4.8

(1) An ugly resort in a bland setting, (3) average mountain views and resort, (5) a spectacular setting and a beautiful / historic resort town.

Access: 5.0

(1) At least one overnight stop, (2) requires a whole day, (3) requires more than half a day – you may have time for a few turns (4) arrive by lunchtime and ski all afternoon, (5) there is a main airport within an hour of Park City.

Public Transport: 5.0

(1) There are no buses or taxis to Park City, (3) there are slow or infrequent buses / trains available, (5) getting to the resort is easy with frequent bus / train connections.

Accommodation: 4.6

(1) No places to stay in/near Park City, (3) a few places to stay in the resort, (5) a wide variety of accommodation suitable to suit all budgets.

Cheap Rooms: 3.7

(1) No budget accommodation available, (3) just one or two hostels so book ahead, (5) several cheap hostels and pensions available.

Luxury Hotels: 4.6

(1) No luxury accommodation available, (3) just one or two luxury hotels so book ahead, (5) several up-market hotels in Park City.

Ski in/Ski out: 4.8

(1) The ski area is located far from any accommodation, (3) a free ski bus takes you to the ski area in a short trip, (5) Ski-in ski-out accommodation is available.

Childcare: 4.5

(1) There are no child care facilities at Park City, (5) the resort has excellent child-care facilities including at least one reasonably priced creche.

Snowmaking: 4.6

(1) Park City relies entirely on natural snow, (3) there are just a few snow cannons, (5) there are snowmaking facilities on all pistes.

Snow Grooming: 4.6

(1) There are no snow groomers at Park City, (3) occasionally some pistes are left ungroomed and in a poor state, (5) all the runs at Park City are groomed daily.

Shelter: 4.4

(1) there is nowhere to ski when it is windy or visibility is bad and lifts often shut, (3) there are some trees for poor visibility but main lifts sometimes close, (5) Park City is mostly in forest where you can ski in flat-light and windy days, lifts rarely close.

Nearby options: 4.6

(1) If snow conditions are poor at Park City, it will be poor everywhere nearby, (3) there are good alternatives within an hours drive, (5) other locations on the same lift pass provide a rich variety of snowsure ski conditions.

Regional rating: 4.4

(1) Park City usually has poor snow conditions compared to other resorts in region, (3) has average conditions for the region, (5) usually has the best snow conditions in the region.

Lift Staff: 4.6

(1) The staff at Park City are rude or unhelpful, (5) lift staff at Park City are pleasant, cheerful and eager to help.

Crowds/Queues: 4.0

(1) the resort is always busy and there are usually long lift queues, (3) it is quiet apart from occasional weekends and school holidays, (5) it is uncrowded and lift queues are very rare.

Ski Schools: 4.3

(1) No ski schools available, (2) one or two ski schools but local language only, (3) a few ski schools but book early for multi-lingual instructors, (4) plenty of ski schools and multi-lingual instructors available, (5) excellent ski schools with friendly multi-lingual ski instructors.

Hire and Repairs: 4.5

(1) Nothing can be sourced, not even ski-wax or ptex. (3) there are some ski shops but rentals need to be booked in advance, (5) good quality ski equipment can be purchased or hired and overnight repairs are possible.

Beginners: 4.4

(1) Beginners can only watch others ski and snowboard, (3) a few gentle slopes but beginners will get bored in less than a week, (3) Vast areas of gentle terrain.

Intermediates: 4.8

(1) No intermediate terrain at Park City, (3) intermediate skiers will get bored after a few days, (5) vast areas of cruising runs.

Advanced: 4.6

(1) Nothing for advanced skiers and snowboarders, (3) enough steep terrain for a few days with some good offpiste, (5) Enough steep terrain and offpiste areas to entertain advanced skiers for at least a week.

Snow Park: 4.0

(1) Not even a kicker at Park City, (3) average sized park quite well looked after, (5) huge park area and expertly crafted pipes, jumps and boardercross trails.

Cross-country: 3.5

(1) There is nowhere to go for cross-country skiing around Park City, (3) there are some cross country trails available, (5) the area features many spectacular and well maintained cross-country trails.

Mountain Dining: 4.8

(1) Nowhere to buy food by the pistes, (3) some places to eat up on the mountain but they are often busy and expensive, (5) there is a variety of excellent mountain eateries right next to the slopes to suit all budgets.

Eating: 4.8

(1) Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. (5) A wide variety of places to eat and drink in the resort, from fast food to fancy restaurants.

Apres-Ski: 5.0

(1) Nothing to do, not even a bar, (3) there are a few bars in the resort but nothing special, (5) clubs and bars stay open until very late and have a friendly atmosphere.

Other Sports: 4.7

(1) No sports facilities at all apart from ski lifts, (3) resort has just a small public swimming pool, (5) resort has all kinds of sports facilities, including a full-size swimming pool.

Entertainment: 5.0

(1) Besides the snow and walking there is nothing to do here, (3) the non-skier will find things to do for few days but may become bored after a week, (5) the resort area is a fascinating place to visit, regardless of winter sports.

Winter Walks: 4.8

(1) Very limited walking and no snowshoe trails, (3) a couple of designated scenic walking/snowshoe trails, (5) extensive and diverse winter walking trails for all abilities.

Ski Pass Value: 4.0

(1) A 1 week ski pass is overpriced compared to the number of lifts available, (3) the ski pass is averagely priced and covers a reasonable number of lifts, (5) ski passes are excellent value for money and cover a lot of lifts spanning a big area.

Value (National): 4.8

(1) Overall, Park City is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the country and not worth the money, (3) overall represents average value for money, (5) overall offers the best value resort in the country.

Value (Global): 5.0

(1) Overall, Park City is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the world, (3) overall it offers pretty average value for money compared to resorts from other countries, (5) internationally the resort offers excellent value for money.

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January 15, 2021
Colin from Ski United States United States
I love Park City! The good: First of all, the convenience of the airport is second to none for a major resort town. Flying into SLC is a breeze, the rental car counter is right across from baggage claim (no shuttle bus!), and the resort is, no exaggeration, a thirty-five to forty minute drive. Lodging is reasonable. Ski-in ski-out places are expensive, but in-line with the good value of what you would pay at a world class resort. Plenty of affordable option as well, from places in town to VRBO condos. Parking is still convenient and free at the base of Park City or the Canyons Village (which has a gondola from parking to the lift). The mountain is awesome. It’s big, with plenty of skiable acreage for all ability levels. Plenty of blue groomers, and plenty of black runs, chutes, bumps, and tree skiing for the more advanced skiers. There is even really accessible back country skiing just through the gates. (Don’t let the easy accessibility of back country skiing lull you into complacency. There have been a few avalanche deaths in recent years, including one this year, in back country skiing just off property). The staff is insanely friendly (I was shocked to see the negative review on that front on this site). I’m Hispanic, but unlike the other reviewer have never felt uncomfortable. In fact, there are a huge number of Latin American workers at Park City, and I have found the PC staff, from the ticket kiosk attendants, to the chair operators, to the ski instructors, to be amongst the friendliest around. Park City’s Main Street is a blast. This isn’t a place where non-skiers are going to go stir crazy in the room or a hotel lobby. There is plenty of shopping on Main Street, and a lot of really good restaurants. Gorsuch has to be one of the best merchandised stores I’ve ever been in, although as you get in these resort towns, it is very high-end and I enjoy just browsing. Just outside town toward Salt Lake is a shopping complex with factory outlets. One of my guests last year forgot his ski pants, and inside twenty minutes we had replacements from the Columbia Outlet for $79. Tell me a ski town where you can get a pair of ski pants in town and not feel like you got bent over? The bad: Well, during the peak New Years week, and President’s Day weekend, you can be on the mountain with a lot of people. Shocker, I know. During the peak times, get up and get to the resort. The longest lines are at the base of the mountain, and things really get busy around 9:30 on. Being at the resort when the lifts open (they generally start loading before the official 9am open, especially on busy days) saves you from spending a frustrating first twenty minutes in line. The mountain is big, and once you get up (unless you are a beginner in the ski school section) the crowds quickly dissipate, and the phenomenal high-speed lifts make even seemingly long lines go quickly. The Canyons side is generally less crowded than the Park City side, especially if you have graduated past the high concentration of blue runs at mid-mountain. Food is expensive. When Vail bought Park City they brought it in line with all their resorts. So food on the mountain is really expensive. And lessons are very expensive. Shocker, I know.... Other than that, the only complaint could be**relatively** the Big Cottonwood Canyon resorts and Little Cottonwood Canyon resorts get more snow (just on the SLC side of the mountains). If PC gets 6”, Snowbird almost certainly got 8”. But once again, this is a relative item. This year (2020/2021) has been a poor year for snow all around, but when it does snow they get plenty. If you want epic skiing (no pun intended) with plenty of terrain, a wide variety of lodging and dining options, and plenty to keep everyone entertained, with flights that are reasonable (less expensive than Eagle or Aspen, maybe marginally more than Denver, but you're in your car in ten minutes and to the hotel in thirty five, instead of thirty to get your car and two hours to the hotel) Park City Utah is your place.
December 09, 2019
jaz iqrut from Ski Yemen Yemen
Not a friendly resort at all, nothing compared to Vail or other Colorado resorts. Shuttle bus drivers will not open doors and glare at you if you are not white. Felt extremely uncomfortable, even though I'm an expert skier. Regardless, slightly better than big and little cottonwood resorts. Will not return.
December 07, 2008
Ben from Ski Canada Canada
Park City, the resort that is featured in so many snowboarding and skiing DVD's, what can I say. The town of Park City - awesome. Great atmosphere, friendly locals and the place seems exempt from the cliche mormon characteristics of it's home state. As for the ski resort though, I cannot but express my disappointment. I've skied and ridden at Snowbird, Alta, Bright and Solitude on regular occasions and upon reaching Park City for the first time I was amped for some legendary snow in a legendary town, but alas, Park City is lower in altitude than it's nearby resorts and therefore has an average higher temperature. I first visited in late January one year and then did a trip in late Feb the next year (to give the resort the benefit of the doubt) and the fresh snowfall that did come was turned to heavy slush by the afternoon on both occasions. The terrain park was fairly standard too. Don't get me wrong, they build some big stuff for the pro's, but then tear it down as soon as the film shoot is over. Also, the resort is fairly mellow and more of a family orientated place. If you want some great pow with some challenging runs, hit Jackson Hole, Snow Basin or Snowbird instead. Thumbs up on the nightlife in town though.
January 29, 2006
matt from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Big resort. Great terrain park. Loads going on, on and off the slopes. Something for everyone. Can get very busy and expensive around holidays though so avoid, but otherwise, a must.