The USA's biggest resort 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

It was way back in the summer of 2015 when Park City undertook the largest resort improvement project in the history of American skiing spending around $50M to link the resort with its neighbour The Canyons, to create the USA’s biggest ski destination. Today Park City is the largest single ski and snowboard resort in the USA (bigger than Vail and Beaver Creek combined), offering a truly massive 7300+ acres of amazingly varied ski terrain suitable for all skill levels, 348 trails, 41 lifts, eight terrain parks, 13 bowls and much, much more. It truly is an impressive ski destination, and the quality of the Utah snow is legendary - soft, dry and light and locally described as ‘The Greatest Snow on Earth’!

The town of Park City is a relaxed and stylish town at the foot of the slopes with a charming historic Main Street packed with interesting shops, lively bars and exciting restaurants. Park City has three ski base areas: Park City ski base, from Main Street in the heart of downtown Park City, and the Canyons Village at Park City ski base at the other end of the resort. Park City and Canyons Village ski bases both offer a good selection of slopeside lodging, bars, shops and restaurants, but if you’re not staying slopeside, then there’s lots other lodging choices within a 10 minute radius, all linked by free regular shuttle bus.

Skiing in Park City

Park City ski 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!

Meanwhile on the far side of the resort. 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 Quicksilver connector gondola, making it super easy to ski the whole area starting from and finishing at either end of the resort.

NEW for winter 2018-19 is another significant investment in mountain infrastructure which will bring improvements to ski lifts, snow-making capability and on-mountain dining experience. In addition there will be a new Family Fun Zone – a dedicated learning area for beginners, kids and families.

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 to Salt Lake City. 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.

Client Reviews
Andrew Osborne, February 2018

An excellent service throughout with good local knowledge of the resort before we booked the trip.

Important information
Season 21 Nov 2018 - 7 April 2019
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
Distance from airports
Salt Lake City 45mins