Park City Mountain Resort, Utah
Park City Mountain Resort is home to the U.S. Ski Team. This resort has everything the team needs, including excellent access from Salt Lake City. When combined with nearby resorts The Canyons and Deer Valley, this region is one of the best all-around destinations in America.
Park City Mountain Resort is one of three major resorts surrounding the old mining town of Park City. Park City’s mining heritage is quite evident at the resort, where old mine ruins dot the slopes. The Park City Historical Society has put up signs describing each of the sites so skiers and boarders can get a sense of history as they enjoy the day.
Most reviews of Park City Mountain Resort characterize it as a cruisers’ paradise. While it may not have as many steeps as Snowbird or Alta, its bowl skiing and chutes are serious—even on the expert scale. It doesn’t have a huge amount of lower-end terrain, but beginners can get high enough to see the views—something they can’t do at every resort. Park City veterans say that it takes three days to ski every run on the mountain, then you can start on the hundreds of unlisted lines.
The Town Bridge that links the ski hill to the heart of Park City allows skiers and riders direct on-snow access to the Main Street hub of Park City. This means you can ski or ride straight to Main Street, have a choice of some 100 restaurants and shops to visit during lunch, and then ride back up the mountain on the Town Lift.
Photo courtesy of Park City Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau