Get ready for the ultimate ski holiday. Park City is home to two world-class resorts; Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain, and if this alone isn’t enough to grab your attention we’ve listed our top 10 of what makes Park City a destination like no other.
Flanking a perfect little ski town home filled with an array of luxury experiences, award-winning dining, and a vibrant nightlife, we invite you to fall in love with this mountain town that is popular with thrill seekers and families alike.
1. Home to the largest resort in the United States
Park City Mountain’s spread is over 7,300 skiable acres with 41 lifts and 300+ trails.
In Summer 2015, the Resort undertook one of the largest resort improvement projects in the history of American skiing linking Canyons Resort and Park City Mountain Resort to create the United States’ largest ski area.
With such a transformation, even seasoned locals are studying up on the new trail maps.
2. Five-star experiences
Deer Valley Resort, ranked #1 in guest service, grooming, and on-mountain dining by the readers of SKI Magazine features luxurious amenities including but not limited to ski valets, complimentary Mountain Host Tours and groom-to perfection slopes.
Deer Valley also provides an award-winning ski school, an on-site, state-licensed child facility, and the bounty of powder snow backed by state-of-the-art snowmaking, offering guests a complete holiday experience. You will find the finer things in snow life at Deer Valley Resort.
Deer Valley is a ski only resort.
3. Fun off-mountain
Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, extreme tubing, and snow biking to name a few activities off-mountain that you can enjoy in Park City.
Want more? Perhaps you prefer to hop in a hot air balloon for a bird’s-eye view of the town.
The off-mountain activities here will not disappoint.
4. Family friendly
Park City gets the seal of approval from parents near and far.
The town aims to obliterate, ‘I’m bored’, from children’s vocabularies.
- Get the rush of a guided snowmobile tour on groomed trails through Summit Meadows Adventures by Deer Valley.
- Climb into the Alpine Coaster at Park City Mountain and take a view on mountain from a different perspective.
- Zip, climb, ride on the Comet Bobsled and explore Olympic history – all at Utah Olympic Park
5. Less lines, more time on-mountain
We can’t say there are less crowds, because Park City is a popular winter destination but here are some reasons why there is more available time on-mountain:
- Park City Mountain is the largest resort in the United States. This means more terrain for one to explore. Not to mention the Epic Mix phone app which provides estimated line times at the lifts.
- Deer Valley Resort limits the number of lift tickets sold each day so that you can make the most of your ski holiday. Tickets do sell out, make sure to pre-purchase tickets.
6. Have a love for history?
This ski destination has you covered. Started as a silver mining town that nearly faded into history as a ghost town; re-invented itself to a world-class destination. Make a stop at the Park City History Museum on Main Street and explore the unique history that you will be surrounded in throughout your stay.
See what it feels like when skiing first became a winter activity by climbing aboard an original car from the world’s only “Skier Subway” or perhaps a visit to the original territorial jail in the basement is up your alley?
7. Fine dining throughout town
Looking to satisfy your hunger? Don’t look further, there will be loads to eat with nearly 150 area restaurants ranging in flavours both familiar and intriguing. You will get to travel the world during your visit in Park City. Some of our favourites include:
- Riverhorse on Main
- Fireside Dining at Deer Valley Resort
- The Farm at Canyons Village
- Firewood on Main
Be prepared for your mouth to water.
8. Sundance Film Festival
Enjoy movies like Wind River, Chasing Coral and Wilson? Then you are in luck, Park City is home to Robert Redford’s Sundance Film Festival, an annual gathering celebrating the discovery of emerging independent film artists.
Hit the slopes and stroll Historic Main Street amongst the stars.
9. It’s so accessible
Just a 35-minute ride from Salt Lake City International Airport, Park City is North America’s most accessible ski destination There are a variety of in-town resources to get you from point a to point b including a free bus and trolley system which means you can have a holiday without driving.
10. Hidden(ish) gems
There are many things to discover in Park City. Sometimes you need insider knowledge and other times, you get lucky.
One thing you can’t miss out on is the opportunity to ski or ride into the world’s only ski-in distillery, High West Distillery & Saloon. Located in town, you can step off the slope and into the center of action.
You can’t go wrong at Park City, Utah. Are you ready to pack your bags yet?