My group of intermediates and experts are staying in Park City next week. We've got three of our six ski days planned (1st day Park City cuz we're there, 2nd day Alta, 3rd day Snowbasin), then the last three days are open to choose from based on how everyone liked those three.
This is the first trip to UT for everyone in my group but me -- I've skied Alta and Snowbasin before, but never Park City itself. We're staying in Park City because we have a non-skiing wife in our group of two families.
21 years ago I skied Park West (before it was renamed The Canyons) and thought it was just okay (we also skied Deer Valley that week, by the way, just not Park City). On that trip, maybe on the last day, we drove to Alta and wound up wishing we'd spent the whole week there (and I've done so since).
But someone was just telling me The Canyons has been massively changed/expanded/improved since then. After driving to Alta and Snowbasin on the 2nd and 3rd days, respectively, we'll see if everyone wants to return there on one or all of the remaining unclaimed days, but I'm thinking the convenience of our rental property in Park CIty is going to have my crowd grading on a curve to stay local.
And that begs the question, how does The Canyons compare to Park City ski resort?