Guide to Park City Ski Resort

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Guide to Park City Ski Resort

Park City is one of the best places in America to ski and snowboard. Located 35 miles south of Salt Lake City, it’s easy to get to and offers a variety of lodging options. During the winter months, it attracts thousands of visitors who come to enjoy the slopes and the annual Sundance Film Festival. Just north of Main Street lies the Utah Olympic Park, where the US Ski Team trains year round. But you don't need to be an Olympic athlete to experience everything Park City has to offer! Visit the historic downtown district, where you can stroll along Main Street and shop at boutiques and galleries. Or head out to the High West Distillery & Saloon for a taste of Utah's famous spirits. Afterward, hit the slopes at Gorgoza Park for a round of snow tubing. Then relax back at home with friends and family before heading out again for another night on the town.

The Mountain of Park City Canyons

Park City is the ski area for intermediate skiers who enjoy steep terrain with plenty of technical challenges. Beginner and advanced skiers will find their fair share of skiing runs but really avid skiers and riders should head to Snowbird or Alta where they'll find deeper and steeper slopes.

Best Time to Visit Park City Canyons

December and March are the best times because there is enough snow. During these times, the temperature averages around 10 degrees Fahrenheit (5 degrees Celsius), and the skies are clear of clouds. Snowfall is abundant, reaching upwards of 350 inches per year, and the resort is one of the busiest in the country. In addition to being a popular destination for skiers, Park City also attracts visitors who come to enjoy the area’s mild climate. In the summertime, temperatures can reach highs of 80 degrees Fahrenheit (27 degrees Celsius) and lows of 40 degrees Fahrenheit (4 degrees Celsius).

Best Ski Lodging at the Ski Resort

When booking ski lodging, consider buying it with lift tickets and ski gear in a complete ski package. There are special curated ski packages to Park City.

You can stay in either the lively historic downtown area or in one of the nearby ski resorts, including the gondola ride into the mountains.

The town's main street is the best place to eat, drink and shop. The lively town is situated on one end of the mountainside and you can reach the slopes via a special lift designed for access, the Town Lift, which takes around ten minutes.

Hotels here include Grand Summit Hotel, Westgate Park City Resort and Spa, The Lodge at the Mountain Village by ASRL

Stay in one of these base areas to be close the slopes: Mountain Village offers beginner level terrain and is a great choice for those who want to learn how to ski. The village is about a kilometer away from the lifts. Canyons Village offers intermediate terrain and is perfect if you're ready to take your skiing skills to the next level. The area also has a small market for basic supplies. A ten minute drive takes you to Kimball Junction where you can find additional shops and restaurants.

Hotels here include Marriott's Summit Watch, Club Wyndham Park City, Haytt Centric Park City.

Getting around Park City Canyons Ski Resort

Salt Lake City International airport is your go to, but it offers flights to all the major US west coast airports. The cheapest option to the resort itself is public transport, but it takes twice as much time as most other options. Shuttles such as Canyon Transportation offer rides to Park City, but they are shared vehicles so you could end up having to wait around for someone else to finish before you can leave. Rental cars are often the best choice, particularly for families and those visiting multiple destinations. Alternatively, take an uber or uber ski if you have equipment.

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