Utah Ski Holiday Heaven Craig Gee, Ski Specialist

"What's not to love about the newly expanded Park City? As well as having its own phenomenal ski area – now the biggest in the USA, Park City sits right beside Deer Valley meaning you've got two world-class resorts on your doorstep (not to mention Snowbird and Alta, plus Solitude and Brighton a short distance away). The town of Park City offers a huge choice of great bars and restaurants and we found the short transfer of around 45 minutes from Salt Lake City a huge plus."

Park City Ski Holidays

Park City Resort is Utah's favourite ski holiday destination and sits only 45 minutes from the airport at Salt Lake City. Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort will combine for winter 2015-2016 to create the largest single ski and snowboard resort in the USA (bigger than Vail and Beaver Creek combined!). 

Improvements totalling over $50M for the 2015-16 season have made the newly interlinked ski area simply breathtaking.  At over 7300+ acres it is a massive area which boasts world-class ski terrain to suit all levels of skier and boarder and without question has some of the most amazing snow conditions in the world.

Park City is a relaxed stylish town at the foot of the slopes with a charming Main Street packed with shops, bars and restaurants (Utah is Mormon country but worry not, après-ski at Park City is unaffected). The mountain offers superb skiing for every ability and the quality of the snow is legendary - soft, dry, fluffy and in their words 'The Greatest Snow on Earth'.

Park City has a huge choice of lodging options from luxury ski hotels to the more affordable and flexible self-catered condos.

Skiing in Park City

Park City has three ski base areas: the traditional Main Street in the heart of downtown Park City, and then the two main start points: Park City Mountain Resort base and the Canyons Village at Park City base. Park City Mountain Resort base and Canyons Village at Park City base both offer a good selection of slopeside lodging, bars, shops and restaurants. If you’re not staying slopeside, then all lodging, the town, and all skiing is linked by free regular shuttle bus.

The latest additions to Park City are the new 8 passenger gondola connection, along with the new King Con Express Six-pack and Motherlode Express Quad, making up just some of the improvements for the 2015-16 season. With over 7,300 acres, 300+ trails, 38 lifts, seven terrain parks, six natural half pipes, one super pipe and one mini pipe all accessible on your EPIC Pass, makes Park City a must-ski resort this winter!

Park City Mountain Resort base is the perfect place to get started, with the lower mountain offering particularly sympathetic terrain for learning and improving on. Move up the mountain and the gradient gets a bit steeper, and the runs get a bit longer –enjoy the wide open cruising runs down off the ridge to the King Con Express (possibly the best name for a ski lift ever!). Mid-mountain is a vast playground where each lift gives you choices – perfect for mixed ability groups who want to stay together. Move to the top of the mountain and you’re into high Alpine territory where double-black diamond is the colour of choice, you'll find an abundance of ‘hike-to terrain’ as the trees start to thin out. Get your fat skis on and let them rip!

But, that’s just the half of it…..

Meanwhile on the far side of the newly interlinked ski area, a giant is stirring. Canyons Village at Park City is your other main ski base – purpose-built and state-of-the-art and huge! The ski area is much more spread out over this side, with more varied terrain and significantly longer runs, if you want to ski, ski, ski then get yourself over this side. There’s a sense of space here, and some of the gladed runs are the perfect place to learn to ski powder. Beginners are well catered for with some great runs at mid-mountain level, but the real beauty of this part of Park City is the number of blue runs – if you love to ski blue, then you’ll be shouting ‘Yahoo!’. Then there’s the summit at Ninety Nine 90. Amazing view, but really if you’re up here then it’s the chutes and bowls you’re looking at – and the choice is vast.

The combined ski area looks like an hour-glass on its side – the narrow neck being the new connector gondola, making it super easy to ski the whole area starting from and finishing at either end of the resort.

We offer a full range of discounted Park City lift tickets, ski & snowboard rentals and snow school lessons and we always recommend you book early for our very best prices.

Getting to Park City

Ski Independence offer a choice of airlines flying from London, including a brand new direct, non-stop route from Heathrow to Salt Lake City with Delta. We provide complete flexibility to choose the day of departure, holiday duration, choice of airline and cabin type. We have the freedom to build you the perfect holiday itinerary around the best flight options that suit you, and not around a product we’re committed to sell.

All of our Park City ski holidays include a shared, scheduled shuttle transfer from Salt Lake City, but if you want to explore the numerous neighbouring resorts, you may want the flexibility of a self-drive, SUV or minivan. We offer 'Gold' option car rental which includes all the mandatory taxes & fees, extra drive fees, fuel and ski rack. We can also offer vehicles with SatNav.

Important information
Season Late November–Mid April
Ski Area 7300+ acres
Annual Snowfall 30ft
Number of Lifts 38
Ski Range 6750–10000 ft
Snow Making Capabilities 500 acres
Ski Shuttle Free between slopes, hotels and restaurants. Also Free Ski Shuttle between Park City, Canyons, and Deer Valley.
Blue Runs 12%
Red Runs 47%
Black Runs 41%
Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May
Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season On-season On-season On-season On-season On-season On-season Off-season
Snow report
Light snow -4°C
Weather
Cloudy skies, light snow expected
17cm Last snowfall
Piste conditions
Improving conditions thanks to the new snow
37/41 Lifts open
Piste:
Powder
Off-piste:
Powder
Runs to resort:
Fresh
170/170cm Lower/upper snow depth
Last snowed:
28th Mar
Report date:
28th Mar
Distance from airports
Salt Lake City 45mins