Park City Ski Resort Review

Park City Trail Map

Park City is one of America’s Great Mega Ski Resorts offering great snow, wide open slopes, amazing nightlife, and Ski-In / Ski-Out accommodations. Utah is home of some of the best snow on earth and Park City is right in the center of of the Wasatch Mountain Range capturing everything that comes its way.

You really get a choice of 3 main mountains while staying at Park City including the original footprint of Park City, Canyons resort as it was known before they were combined, and then Deer Valley just to the South. The slopes are generally geared towards low Intermediate through Advanced terrain making this perfect resort for weekend warriors. Unlike Snowbird and Alta which are geared towards the expert skier, Park City offers an approachable mountain that is great for most everyone who likes to enjoy their ski vacations.

Spring Powder Day at Park City Mountain Resort - Ski Utah
Powder Day at Park City

You’ll find wide open groomed slopes, ample snow making, open bowl, and of course their famous tree skiing. For most skiers, you’ll probably want to make a choice on which side of the mountain you want to ski that day… either lookers left which is the original Park City, or lookers right which was formally the Canyons resort. You can ski from side to side all lift served, but you’ll burn up a big chunk of your day just on the journey from side to side.

What really sets Park City apart from other resorts in Utah is the amazing nightlife. Known as the host of the Sundance Film Festival, downtown Park City has every kind of restaurant possible from high end dining, sushi, Italian, comfort, steaks, Thai, Indian, to Whisky Bars. There is also a chairlift starting from downtown so you can stay right in the middle of the action, and still hit the slopes steps from your hotel or condo.

Park City Offers the Best Nightlife in Utah – Great Variety of Bars, Restaurants, and Events

Another great appeal of Park City is the ease of getting to the resort. The SLC Airport is less than 1 hour from the slopes – AND – SLC airport is a direct flight from key areas like San Fran, LA, Dallas, Chicago, and many other major cities. For us in San Fran, it’s almost as quick, and more convenient to fly to Park City than driving to Tahoe on a Friday night.

Special Note for 2021-22 Season: Like many ski resorts Park City has been impacted by a combination of COVID, high real estate prices, high cost of living, high wage inflation, and a bit of over development leading to staffing shortages. During our trip this season we found that several lodges and key chairlifts were “Closed for the Season”. Also, some runs that may usually be groomed, were left to get bumped up – this caused a bit of a bottleneck on key mountain areas. Even with the issues confronting Park City, we still had an amazing ski vacation.