Park City Resort Guide

The Park City resort summary is: Park City has 14 lifts within its 1335 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 945m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 100 trail at Park City.


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Park City Resort Guide

The Park City resort summary is: Park City has 14 lifts within its 1335 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 945m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 100 trail at Park City.

Vertical:

Top: 3047m
Arrow
945m
Bot: 2102m

Best for:

Advanced level skier
Intermediates/
Advanced

Trails:

100
18%
44%
38%

Hectares of Ski:

1335
Snowmaking:45%

Park City Lifts:

  • drag lift icon0
  • ski lift icon14
  • cablecar icon
Total lifts = 14
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Photo credit: Doug Parker

Visiting Park City

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Park City.

  • Season opens
    19 Nov 2021
  • Season closes
    18 Apr 2022
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
    80 | 15
  • Nearest Airport
    Salt Lake City
  • Nearest Train Station
    Salt Lake City
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone

Park City Features

The terrain at Park City includes::

  • Halfpipes
    1
  • Terrain Parks
    1
  • X-Country
    12.0 km
  • Ski Hire

What's it like at Park City resort?

Park City in the United States (Utah State) is a large resort with 14 lifts (14 chair lifts, 0 surface lifts) that offers skiers an impressive 945 metres (3099 feet) of vertical descent. Park City has 3300 acres of terrain over 100 trails. Park City is best suited to intermediate skiers and snowboarders but there is some terrain for beginners and advanced skiers. There are 12 kilometers (8 miles) of cross country ski trails at Park City. For snowboarders, there is a terrain park and a half pipe. Almost half of the trails at Park City are covered by snowmaking. The nearest airport is at Salt Lake City and the nearest train station to Park City is at Salt Lake City. There is accommodation located close to the pistes but we would welcome additional information about any hotels or chalets in Park City.


Explore Park City Location Map

Interactive Park City trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.

Park City Live Weather

ResortSnow DepthTemp. (°C)Wind (km/h)Weather
Top Lift: 
13
30
clear
Middle Lift: 
17
25
clear
Bottom Lift: 
21
15
clear

When's the snowiest month to visit Park City?

JanuaryAverage: 3.5 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Park City is week 2 of January. There are typically 3.5 snowy days during this week with 31cm of snowfall. Check out the Park City Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Park City

Overall: 4.6 Based on 5 votes and 4 reviews

  • Snowsure 4.8
  • Variety of pistes 5.0
  • Off-piste 4.2
  • Scenery 4.8
  • Apres-Ski 5.0
  • Vote

Colin from United States writes:

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.

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