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Park City Mountain Resort Reviews

Veloscente

Most Accessible & Diverse Family Resort in the US

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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...
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4ster

Cool town, cruiser skiing

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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.
ExWanabe

Great for family trips or groups

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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...
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stevez33

Nice mountain

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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...
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holdengreen

A Bit of Everything

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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...
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bjc8714

Great Resort

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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