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Park City (1/16 - 1/23)

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We just got home from a week in Park City, and the skiing was awesome!  We actually skipped skiing on Sunday and Monday last week due to poor conditions (no significant snowfall for quite some time), but then it began to snow like crazy on Monday night.  We skied Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; and it was fantastic.  We had over 30 inches of fresh snow between Monday night and Friday night.

If you're headed to PC in the near future, you should have a great time!
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Heading there in 3 weeks for a father/son trip with my 9 year old. Just booked today.  Any recommended lodging or restaurants?
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Lots of hotel, condos, etc. should be available.  What are you looking for in terms of cost, convenience, etc.?  Where will you be skiing (The Canyons, Park City Mountain Resort, or Deer Valley)?  There are several people who will see your post (including me) that might have suggestions.
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Haven't decided where we are skiing yet. But I figure PCMR, Deer Valley and Canyons. Not sure beyond that. It is President's weekend, so I'll be dealing with the crowds.. It's also just me and my son. He can do blues. He loved Snowmass 2 years ago and he is much better now. I won't be venturing off without him unless I put him in a private lesson for an hour or two.

I'm torn between slope side vs downtown Park City. I've never skied there, only driven thru in the summer.
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You were smart in going to Park City.  My husband and I were at Steamboat several years ago and even though we liked it we like going to other ski resorts while on our vacation.  When at Steamboat we were so far away we had to ski there the whole time.  Won't do that again.  
If you have never been to Breckenridge or Keystone you need to try there also. 
Deer Valley in the Park City is awesome also.
We are going to Park City next week.  Glad you left us some snow. 
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1) Your son will love the Olympic Park and Museum.  You can watch jumpers, lugers/bob sledders/ freestylers, etc. and have fun in the museum.  It is next to The Canyons.  You will see it when you drive in from the airport.
2) Cow's Ice Cream and the RM Chocolate Factory are a must for a 9-year old.
3) Slopeside means your son shouldn't have to take an emergency dump after you drive to a ski area.  The Grand Summit at The Canyons is a few steps from the gondola, and is a luxury condo/hotel.  I've stayed there...it is nice.  PCMR has some great ski in-ski out locations.  Some are owned by Marriott.  Worth checking out, too.
4) Deer Valley is totally over-groomed (IMO) and great for intermediates.  The mountain is smaller than PCMR and TC, but still large enough.  Everything at DV is more expensive, too.  You have luxury, but you pay for it.
5) All three mountains have great ski schools for kids.  Consider an all-day lesson or two if your son likes them.  They are a great way to improve quickly to the next level.
6) You son will want to go tubing for a day. Perhaps he will want a train ride, too.
7) Park City is only a few minutes from Deer Valley and The Canyons.  There is always parking in the public garages if the street spaces are filled.  It really doesn't matter where you stay if you are driving, unless you want the convenience of ski in/ski out. 
8) The Canyons has the most skiable acerage with PCMR having nearly as much.  TC is more difficult to get around until you ski it for a couple of days and figure out how many of the 8 mountains you want to ski that day. Hint: Ski away from Red Pine Lodge on weekends to avoid any lift line.  Park City is easier to figure out (at first).  Deer Valley is smaller (still "world class") and really easy to get around.  I'm partial to The Canyons because my sons and I can ski Dreamscape, Dreamcatcher and 9990 without lift lines, but if you ask 100 people which mountain is better you will get 150 different answers.  On a really cold day I'd go to DV because the lodges are closer to any lift.  If you hate snow boarders go to DV (they don't allow them). 
9) Cottonwood Canyon resorts do get more powder, but the Park City resorts have plenty enough coverage this year so going to PC as intermediates is a great choice.

Have Fun!
Edited by quant2325 - 1/25/10 at 8:34am
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Wow, Thanks for all the info. I'll let you know if I have any other questions.
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