Continuing with our theme of highlighting Utah’s premium ski and snowboarding destinations, we’re setting our focus on the best resorts near Park City.
It’s true, while Park City and Salt Lake City are not too far apart, there are so many covetable mountain resorts in the Park City area that you could spend the entire Utah ski season without switching areas.
Park City is spoiled for choice when it comes to top-tier mountain resorts, so plan your next holiday around Utah’s ski season by visiting any of our favorites below.
Park City Mountain Resort
A namesake of its surrounding city, Park City Mountain Resort is located in the heart of Park City, Utah. Originally opened as Treasure Mountain in 1963, Park City Mountain Resort was known for having the longest gondola in the U.S., and both a J-bar and double chairlift, all while being just a stone’s throw away from Park City’s Main Street.
Today, Park City Mountain Resort is home to several U.S. Ski Team training courses for slalom and giant slalom runs. During the 2002 Winter Olympics, Park City Mountain Resort held several men’s and women’s alpine giant slalom events.
With 341 runs spanned across over 7,300 skiable acres, skiers and snowboarders can do much more than just slalom runs during the Utah ski season here, however. Take full advantage of the hills by planning your stay at Park City Mountain Resort during your next visit to Park City. Information about lift tickets and more can be found here.
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Neighboring resort Deer Valley is also well within Park City’s borders, and hosted a few events during the 2002 Winter Olympics. In 2002, Deer Valley’s runs held competitions in freestyle moguls, aerial, and alpine slalom events, while today it regularly holds International Ski Federation events.
Although, Deer Valley Resort is perhaps most acclaimed for its luxury accommodations and amenities. Using more grooming equipment than many other resorts in the area and offering perks such as complimentary ski valets and parking shuttles, visitors can expect to pay a premium when staying here.
After a day of ski lessons from Deer Valley’s award-winning ski school, lodgers can enjoy upscale attributes such as fine dining and luxury boutique shops all within the main lodge.
If upscale accommodations and meticulously groomed runs sound like your ideal Utah ski season holiday, book your tickets online here. Unfortunately for snowboarders, however, Deer Valley is a ski-only resort.
About an hour’s drive from the above Park City resorts, the closeby Ogden Valley services skiers in the Park City area with thrilling hills as well.
Powder Mountain sits just east of Eden and is touted as the largest ski resort in the United States by skiable terrain. With the land originally passed down through generations by the Cobabe family, who were livestock herders in the early 20th century, the mountainous terrain was first turned into a ski resort in 1972.
Today, Powder Mountain is owned and operated by the Summit Group, and the mountain resort includes two massive terrain parks with nine lifts servicing 154 trails for skiers and snowboarders to enjoy.
Due to Powder Mountain’s vast size of over 8,400 skiable acres, the runs and hills feel spacious even on the busiest days. Whether you’re looking to hit take it easy on a family-friendly run or you’re a ‘powder hound’ looking to ski your own way down, Powder Mountain has it all.
Open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. all week long, you can buy tickets to Powder Mountain here.
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Moving south of Powder Mountain and into the Wasatch Range, Snowbasin Resort can be found on Utah’s Mount Ogden.
One of Snowbasin’s biggest claims to fame is that the ski resort hosted several ski events in the 2002 Winter Olympics, including the Downhill, Combined and Super G. In preparation for the events, Snowbasin also made large investments in their lodging and dining areas. Expect luxury accommodation and spectacular dining room views when staying here.
With over 3,000 skiable acres and 107 runs, you could easily spend all of Utah’s ski season here without needing (or wanting) to leave, especially considering the opulent accommodation.
The hills open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day of the week, with information about tickets online here.
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