A short drive from Salt Lake City International Airport lies Park City, tucked away in the Wasatch Mountains at an altitude of 2100m. Park City has its origins as a silver mining town founded in the 1800’s. Today, it is better known as the city that gives access to the Deer Valley and Park City Mountain ski areas, including ski-in, ski-out access to the latter. In the past, there was a 3-Resort Pass for international visitors that allowed entry into Park City Mountain, Canyons and Deer Valley. This is no longer available; however, check the ski resort websites for the most up-to-date information before your trip as they may choose to bring it back!
Park City was a host city for the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games and hosted almost half of the events. The town itself is a lively place with no shortage of shops, restaurants and nightlife centred around the nucleus, Main Street. It’s a true winter sports town which receives 9m of snow in the village centre itself! In fact, this area claims to have “the greatest snow on Earth,” light and fluffy with just enough body to make the perfect skiing and snowboarding conditions. In winter, the golf course opens up a few dozen kilometres of cross-country skiing trails to take advantage of the snow. To get here, take a flight to Salt Lake City and hop on one of the bus transfers. Public transport once you’re in Park City is free and ski-friendly.
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|Blue slopes84 km||Drag lifts0||Start of the season7 December|
|Red slopes107 km||Chair lifts38||End of the season12 April|
|Black slopes59 km||Gondola lifts2||Glacier|
|Off-piste0 km||Train0||Min. altitude2000 m|
|Total250 km||Capacity51078 Pers./Hour||Max. altitude3050 m|
Adrenaline junkies can try out the 2002 Winter Olympics bobsled track at the Utah Olympic Park, which also puts on weekly shows. Park City also offers cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and hot-air balloon rides. History buffs can explore museums or the town itself, which is still riddled with ancient mining tunnels and chock-full of historic buildings. Park City is also a good jumping-off point from which to explore Utah’s rugged wilderness. There are plenty of boutique shops selling winter sports equipment, clothing and more. Check the calendar to find live music or go a bit further along to Salt Lake City for the casinos.
For nightlife, try the No Name Saloon & Grill or the High West Distillery & Saloon for a classic American night, or the Downstairs nightclub for a slightly more upscale experience. You’ll find most restaurants along Main Street, everything from American steakhouses to Mexican, Italian and Japanese.
Facilities at both ski resorts are quite family-friendly, with childcare, ski and snowboard lessons for young children and plenty of fun activities to do in the village and on the mountain. In 2017, SKI Magazine ranked Deer Valley #1 in North America for its “kid-friendly environment.”
Off-piste & freestyle in Park City - Deer Valley
|Snow parks 4||Tables|
Ski pass prices (low season)
|Low season 6-day ski pass||Children||Adults||Free up to|
|Park City||USD 498.00||USD 774.00|
|Deer Valley||USD -||USD -|
Ski pass prices (high season)
|High season 6-day ski pass||Children||Adults||Free up to|
|Park City||USD 648.00||USD 1008.00|
|Deer Valley||USD -||USD -|
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The information applies for the ski area of Park City. During the ski season information is updated daily.
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