I've never been to any of the Park City resorts and am planning a group trip for early Feb. We are thinking of coming to Park City for 4 days on the slopes Our group consists of skiers from mid-intermediate levels up to expert. I'm personally on the upper end of that range so one of the concerns I have is the terrain. I've skied Alta/Bird and loved it, and I'm worried PCMR won't stand up. I have read that the Canyons may be better for expert terrain. I may also drive our group to Snowbasin for one day. I've been there once before and thought it was great, and would have good terrain for our full group.
We'll likely look for lodging the Park City itself, close enough to walk around town and possibly walking distance to the town lift. Given the proximity to PCMR, I assumed we'd spend 2 days there, 1 at Canyons and 1 at Snowbasin. I don't personally have much interest in Deer Valley, I prefer off piste terrain, but some in my group might opt to spend 1 day there. Based on my advanced terrain concerns, would it make more sense to do 2 days at the Canyons instead? Another option is for me to trek to Snowbird, even though I've been there a few times it's one of my favorite resorts.
If anyone has good suggestions on our skiing approach, good parts of town to stay for both proximity to lifts and town (we will likely be renting a home from homeaway), and ground transfers I'd appreciate it. If we stay right in town I'm guessing we won't need a car, except to make the drive to Snowbasin. Are there any shuttles to get there instead? Thanks in advance for any info you can share.
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