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Park City Mountain Resort

 

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AIR TRANSPORTATION

Airlines operating from Salt Lake City include American Airlines, Continental, Delta Airlines, Frontier, JetBlue Airways, Skywest Airlines, Southwest, United and US Airways.

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From the Salt Lake City International Airport
Upon leaving the Salt Lake City Airport exit, head east on Interstate 80 for 4.4 miles.  Merge onto I-15 South / I-80 east heading southbound for 2.5 miles.
Continue on I-80 Eastbound for 21 miles. Exit I-80 at the Kimball Junction/Park City Exit # 145. Bear right heading southbound on UT-224 for 6 miles.  Turn right onto Empire Avenue and follow road up to the base parking facilities.

 

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Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

The Waldorf Astoria

 

 

 

A luxury property with 175 guestrooms can accommodate any size group or family, from our one-bedroom suites up to our six-bedroom, 5,000 square-foot Presidential Suite.

 

Extra person charges may apply

 

$299 and up

 

 

Newpark Resort 

 

 

Beautiful guest rooms and with an indoor pool and restaurant on site.

 

 

Extra person charges may apply

$179 and up

 

Best Western Landmark Inn

 

 

 

 

This hotel offers 106 spaciously-appointed guest rooms each complete with cable satellite television with HBO® and free high-speed Internet access. Poolside rooms and suites with hot tubs and kitchenettes are also available. The hotel also offers a two-room family suite.  Full hot breakfast buffet daily, indoor pool, hot tub and fitness center.

Extra person charges may apply

 

 

$80 and up

 

 

 

       
       

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  • There are many great restaurants offered in Park City, Utah. 
 

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Park City Mountain Resort
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Park City Mountain Resort delivers the goods for skiers and snowboarders of just about every persuasion. This is a big mountain by North American standards, and the lift-served terrain seems to grow every year. The town of Park City is also home to two other resorts (Deer Park and The Canyons), and there are few if any services lacking in the valley. Bars, clubs, galleries, fine dining, fast food, slow food, lodging of every kind... it's all there, including a manufacturer's outlet mall. To escape from the development in the Park City valley, take a day trip to Big Cottonwood Canyon (home of Brighton and Solitude) or Little Cottonwood Canyon (Alta and Snowbird), each about an hour away by car. Or get there on skis, via the Ski Utah Interconnect.

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Pros: 4.5 hr flights from either coast. Downtown dining & Midtown Lift access. A dream for improving intermediates & lower advanced.

Cons: No on-snow daycare for small children.

The Park City area is our favorite base camp for family skiing in North America, hands down. Sub-4.5 hour flights into SLC from either coast. 45 minute drive up from the airport.

Downtown lodging is where it's at. Good eats & the midtown lift is right there.  We hit Bangkok Thai on Main every trip, which is without a doubt the the best bang-for-your buck grub in downtown Park City.  Another great option for those who prioritize slopeside access and an *amazing* pool & hot-tub experience over dining & nightlife is Marriott's MountainSide condos right there at the Resort Base, smack-dab in front of the Payday six-pack.

 

We typically pick up a rental car at Park City airport, which is cheap being a major market, and then use the rental car to mix it up and rotate days at Park City, the Canyons, & Deer Valley.

One of Park City Resort’s few faults is that it does not have a mountainside childcare facility for very small children who can’t yet ski.  There are childcare options over by Prospector, but if you’re going to commute, the better option is to just drive over to Deer Valley, which has the best ski resort childcare facilities & program we've ever seen at the two-dozen plus domestic resorts we've visited.  Besides, if you've never skied at a no-snowboarding resort, you owe it to yourself to try Deer Valley while you're in town: especially if the snow is getting stale and skidded-off by the boarders at Park City.  Park City is the bigger mountain, and I enjoy the more challenging EX terrain at the higher elevations up off McConkey’s and Jupiter, but when the snow’s manky, glazed, and covered in death cookies up top at Park City, Deer Valley's flawless grooming is a pretty strong draw.

Aside from the family-friendly ease of accessing the mountain, the major draw of Park City as a mountain for adults, IMO is that it is a fantastic place for intermediates and lower-advanced skiers to develop ambitions and work on elevating their game.  My wife, who learned to ski in her late 20s, made her greatest strides as an intermediate here.
For improving intermediates, the blue terrain served by Silverlode, Motherlode, and King Con is superbly groomed, and allows them to acclimate to longer runs at a more challenging, yet consistent pitch than you’ll encounter on most intermediate terrain elsewhere.  My wife’s first-ever black run was beneath the Silverlode lift when I led her off of Parley’s, unannounced, onto steeper terrain that she did not immediately recognize as black due to Park City’s excellent grooming.  The look on her face alone when we got to the bottom & I clued her in was worth the price of the entire trip.

 

As for myself, I’ve been skiing EX terrain since high school, so in all honesty, if it were just about me, I'd rather be down in Little Cottonwood Canyon hitting Alta & Snowbird, but for family fun, interesting dining, and a good range of lodging options, greater Park City is hard to beat.

In a way, the Park City / Snowbird comparison almost isn’t fair: Snowbird is arguably the country’s best resort, and to put things in perspective, there isn’t anywhere in Colorado I’d trust to deliver on snow quality like any of the resorts in the Wasatch.  It is really hard to hard to fault this combination of dry snow, varied terrain, and convenience.

Posted

Pros: Great town

Cons: Not much exciting terrain

Park City is a 3300 acre resort with 14 lifts and 3,000' interrupted vertical. There are 2
large bowls at the back of the resort, Jupiter and McConkey's. The rest of the skiing is
moderate with most of the runs off of a long ridge with a NW exposure. Most of these
runs have a decent pitch and about 1200' vertical. There are also some steeper runs off
the lower frontside of the mountain, where they used to hold World Cup races.  Some great Mountain Biking in the summer.

Posted

Pros: Great for family trips, nice variety and fun adventure alleys for kids

Cons: a lot of the expert terrain is hike-to

PCMR is a great resort for families or groups with skiers of different levels.  It has a nice variety of terrain.  There is some nice challenging terrain for experts off of McConkey's and Jupiter lift; though many of the upper bowls require hiking; a lift up to Jupiter Peak would be great.  There is plenty of intermediate terrain all over the mountain with enough acres and enough high-speed lifts (including four 6-packs) to avoid crowding.  We were there the 2nd week of March (Spring Break season) but hardly encountered any lift lines.  The only lift that had a line at certain times was the Silverlode lift. 

 

For parents: I skied with my 8yr old son for a day and had him in ski school another day.  He enjoyed the mountain especially the adventure zones that are geared towards kids or adventurous intermediate skiers and are clearly marked on the map; his favorite run was Powder Monkey which is a gully under the McConkey's chair.  The weather warm spring conditions so we had to wait until 11 or noon for the off-piste to soften up.  He also enjoyed ski school here and was kept challenged and interested all day; he hated ski school at Canyons as he got very bored.  For kids ski school in the Park City area I would recommend Park City and Deer Valley, but not Canyons.

 

The mountain is very easy to get to whether you are staying on the snow or driving to it.  We got there at 8:30 and got a parking spot 20ft from the snow; could literally ski back to the car.  And this was free parking.  Nice choice of restaurants on and off the mountain.

Posted

Pros: location, something for everybody

Cons: strange layout

  Spent 3 straight days skiing pcmr at the end of Feb.. Its a great mountain, stayed directly across the street.. It doesnt have the scare the Crap out of you steeps a few other knows resorts on the other side of the canyon has but it does have challenging terrain up top in the bowls.  Great mountain if you like blue cruisers there are tons of them.. Its a little strange how the mountain is where its more peaks, u cant really ski from the top to bottom your more skiing in 1500 vert increments which is fine.  There are workers/employees everywhere and i mean all over the mountain top of the lifts near the large trail maps, they know it all whats groomed whats dicey, skied off, they can tell u great runs during the day and what to stay away from this came in handy a few times.. Yes food and a beer is a bit pricey at the bottom but you expect that at a world class resort, i will be back..

Posted

Pros: easy access to resort, town lift, great base area, pinecone

Cons: 2 lifts to Jupiter, bowling alley, masters racers

PCMR is a great resort.  While it's terrain can't compete with Snowbird or Alta, the Jupiter area has some steeps.

 

Another reviewer stated that there are only 2 bowls.  This is incorrect.  There's main bowl, puma bowl, mcconkies bowl, scotts bowl, first bowl, blueslip bowl, and I'm sure there's a few I'm forgetting.

 

The deal with PCMR is that the majority of the mountain is family friendly terrain.  However, the Jupiter chair opens up an entire mountain of advanced / expert terrain that very few visitors experience due to it's perceived threat and inaccessibility. 

 

Otherwise, it's the best run mountain I've ever skied.  The guest services are top notch, ski patrol is professional, and even the guys in the parking lot are great to deal with.

 

Lastly, one of the most overlooked highlights of skiing PCMR is the access to Main St. There are 3 trails that lead to Main Street Park City and the Town Lift takes skiers from lower Main St. to mid-mountain in about 10 minutes.  Why pay resort food prices when you can ski to Davanzas on Park Ave?

Posted

Pros: The Snow, terrain, accessibility, awesome town, good ski school

Cons: can get busy

 A great ski area that I skied in February.  Gets Utah bone-dry powder, and has good terrain.  Despite the fact that this resort is known as somewhat of a family mountain, on the front and back of jupiter there is some nice terrain.  Runs can get steep, but not that long.  Found some great tree stashes after minor storms, and the more remote, unmarked wooded areas see very little skiers.  Liked it better than The Canyons or Deer Valley