Park City Ski Holidays
Recently linking with neighbouring resort, Canyons, Park City in the western Rockies now proudly bears the title of the USA’s biggest ski area. Boasting a glorious 7,300 acres of varied ski terrain (that’s more than Vail and Beaver Creek combined), this is a truly outstanding destination.
Explore the slopes
With over 330 marked trails, six terrain parks, 13 powder bowls, a fantastic family fun zone and bountiful amounts of Utah’s acclaimed light, dry snow (billed as the ‘Greatest Snow on Earth’), Park City is unbeatable when it comes to varied skiing and snowboarding. The lower slopes are a beginner’s paradise, delivering wide, gentle tree-lined runs. Head a little further up, to the mid-mountain, and you’ll find a great choice of easy and intermediate runs perfect for building confidence and skiing as a mixed group. The top section of the mountain is where you’ll find challenging double black diamond runs, exhilarating hike-to-terrain and staggering views of the Wasatch mountains.
If you’re looking for long, cruising runs, The Canyons is the place to go. You’ll find the runs much longer here and there are some lovely gladed areas if you fancy having a go at tree skiing. And if all that mileage isn’t quite enough, the neighbouring resort of Deer Valley (separate lift ticket) also offers spectacular skiing, although, sadly, snowboarding isn’t allowed.
Enjoy the resort
Historic downtown Park City, originally named Treasure Mountain during the silver mining boom, is full of character. It’s a lovely place for a stroll, popping into quirky little boutiques, cafes and delis along the way. When the sun goes down, the myth of Utah being a ‘dry state’ is swiftly debunked by the colourful collection of over 100 lively bars and restaurants.
Over the years, the resort has expanded to include modern developments at both the Park City and Canyons Village ski bases, offering convenient slopeside accommodation and contemporary luxury. Both bases offer their own choice of après-ski from stylish hotel lounges to saloon-inspired distilleries. As you might expect from a resort of this size, there’s a huge menu of non-skiing activities including bobsleighing, dog sledding, cat-skiing and winter fly fishing. Don’t miss a ride on the Park City Alpine Coaster, one of the world’s longest toboggan runs for a pure hit of adrenaline.
Where to stay
From fabulous five-star hotels offering refined luxury, unparalleled facilities and the most attentive service to cosy mountain lodges offering excellent value and spacious living, our featured Park City accommodation doesn’t disappoint. Many of our hotels are nestled right next to the slopes, so that all you have to worry about in the morning is enjoying a hearty breakfast, clipping on your skis or board, and gliding off to enjoy another amazing day on the slopes. You could also choose lodgings with a vibrant downtown location in the heart of Park city’s best bars and restaurants.
Getting to Park City
Ski Independence offer a choice of airlines flying to Salt Lake City and we’re excited that the new non-stop flight between Heathrow and Salt Lake City will make getting to resort even easier. 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.
The Kids’ Clubhouse
This facility provides childcare from professionally trained members of staff on an hourly basis. They cater to children from 2 months to 12 years of age. They also provide babysitting services at your Park City accommodation.
Park City Kids Signature Programmes concentrate on getting children started on the slopes. Limited classes of five students or less, mean they can provide a more personalised service with attention to detail; boasting "More time to play, more time to practice and more time to learn."
Guardian Angel Babysitters & Mother Goose of Utah
These are two separate companies who provide a similar and extremely comprehensive service. Both offer qualified babysitters who are flexible to both child’s and parent’s needs. They also rent equipment for babies and even deliver food shopping by order to help give self-catering parents maximum time with their children.
Monkey Mountain & Kid’s Cabin
Again, these are two individually run operations offering a similar service. These are both hourly drop-off centres which provide a fun, safe environment for children (6 months +) to play with other kids and participate in group activities.
- Important information
Season Late November - Mid April Ski Area 7300+ acres Annual Snowfall 30ft Number of Lifts 41 Ski Range 6800–10000 ft Ski Shuttle Free between slopes, hotels and restaurants. Also Free Ski Shuttle between Park City and Deer Valley. Blue Runs 8% Red Runs 42% Black Runs 50% 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
- Featured accommodation
- Distance from airports
Salt Lake City 45mins