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Few ski towns offer authenticity and abundant skiable terrain.
But Park City, Utah isn’t your average winter destination. The charming and historic silver mining town is home to two iconic ski mountains, Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley Resort. Together, they deliver 401 runs over a mind-blowing 9,326 acres, making Park City America’s biggest and best ski destination.
Not only does the terrain feel endless, it’s also varied, meaning there are slopes for every ability level, from steep chutes and terrain parks to rolling cruisers and gentle beginner areas. Add five-star service, 59 state-of-the-art lifts, spacious day lodges, deep and dry powder, and impeccable grooming -- you might never want to come down off the mountain.
Park City Mountain Resort
Thanks to a massive expansion and a $50 million makeover, Park City Mountain Resort became America’s largest ski area last season, treating guests to 300+ trails spread out across 7,300 pristine acres. Pitch perfect groomers and backcountry-style bowls are all accessible via a network of high-speed lifts, like the Quicksilver gondola, an eight-person gondola linking the entire resort. Need help navigating? Download the EpicMix app, which allows you to track everything from the vertical you’ve descended to the wait times at lifts, or book a lesson with Park City Mountain Resort's Ski and Snowboard School, which offers everything from privates to group classes to kids' programs.
All this terrain is sure to work up an appetitive. Fortunately, the on-mountain dining is equally enjoyable. Miners Camp restaurant — conveniently located at the bases of the Silverlode lift and Quicksilver gondola — is a favorite, offering everything from homemade chili to Mediterranean kabobs in a cozy setting that seats up to 500 guests. You can eat al fresco too on the sundeck, just save some room for après-ski at Legends Bar & Grill, where you can grab drinks and appetizers in front of the crackling fireplace.
Deer Valley Resort
Skiers flock to Deer Valley Resort for its five-star service, delicious dining, and impeccably prepared trails. No wonder, then, that it consistently ranks number one in guest service, on mountain food, and grooming by the readers of SKI magazine.
One of only three "ski only" resorts in North America, Deer Valley focuses on giving guests the best possible experience day in, day out. That means the resort's friendly ski valets greet and assist you with your equipment each morning, while its 101 runs – most all of them named after original mining claims, some of which date back to 1868 – are groomed to crisp corduroy perfection for your carving pleasure. With limited ticket sales, fresh powder can last for days, especially in the resort's 930 acres of gladed skiing. The uphill capacity is equally impressive thanks to a network of high-speed lifts that zip you to the top of six summits, thus minimizing crowded lines and slopes.
With 320+ flights arriving daily at Salt Lake City International Airport, and a 35-minute drive from the airport to the slopes, there’s no surpassing Park City’s easy access. You can leave LA in the morning and be on the slopes that afternoon, if not sooner.
Your ideal winter vacation awaits in Park City. To learn more, check out VisitParkCity.com today!