For ski enthusiasts from near and far, finding time to explore and enjoy Park City, Utah tops many must-do lists with good reason. This family-friendly ski town is not only rich in history but brimming over with beautiful scenery that naturally lends itself to amazing downhill adventures all winter long. In fact, ski jumpers first started competing on the Park City slopes in 1946. Park City Mountain officially opened for business in the 1960s and the winter Olympic Games were held here in 2002! By 2015, Park City Mountain Resort and The Canyons joined forces to create an even more expansive and impressive place for people to come and enjoy the snowy outdoors. Today, Park City Mountain Resort is one of the most desirable destinations in the country, catering to skiers of all ages and levels, but with a shared passion for the slopes.
Park City Mountain Resort Rundown
Situated just west of Salt Lake City, the Park City Mountain Resort enjoys a prime location within the stunning Wasatch Mountains. Park City Mountain Resort is linked to nearby Canyons Resort via the Quicksilver gondola. While the names may be different, it’s important to note that these stops create one massive ski resort for visitors to enjoy. In total, Park City Mountain resort enjoys more than 330 trails to be discovered as well as 17 mountain peaks and no less than 7,300 skiable acres to enjoy! While skiers can pick and choose between time in Park City or Canyons, they can also ski directly into Historic Old Town if they choose to. This creates a versatile experience that caters well to skiers of all types and who come to Park city with just as many interests at heart.
Spending time at Park City Mountain Resort promises to be a delight, but you’ll want to make sure you have your parking situation under control first so as not to waste any precious time on the slopes. Those driving to the resort will find that during busy times of the day, parking can be tricky. Fortunately, there are both paid and free parking options to choose from depending on the crowds the day you arrive. The paid parking lot is located at the Lodge at Mountain Village and averages $20 a day. Free parking lots open to the public starting at 7:30 am daily for those looking to arrive early and try to beat the crowds. If parking does happen to be full, parking at nearby Park City High School is also an option. Shuttles run from the school parking lot to the resort approximately every 15 minutes. Of course, you can skip all the hassle by booking one of our ski-in/ski-out properties and be directly on the slope!
Take Time to Rent a Ski Locker
Once you’ve found parking, the last thing most visitors want to worry about is lugging their equipment around all day long. This can be particularly tricky when you’re geared up with ski boots. To that end, investing in a day locker at the resort is a good idea when convenience is a priority. Ski lockers here average around $15 for the day which is a worthwhile investment when you want to spend time focusing on the fun and not how heavy everything is.
Book Lift Tickets in Advance
Vail Resort owns Park City Mountain Resort, which means visitors can book their season ski pass through Epic Pass. If you’re not looking to make a seasonal investment, Epic Pass also offers multi-day ski passes to Park City. The earlier you book, the more you save on passes so getting ahead of the curve is always a good idea.
Park City Ski Guide & Ski Lessons to Enjoy
You don’t have to be a pro to make the most of a ski getaway to Park City. The resort offers a variety of options for lessons that are good for beginners or those who could use a refresher alike. Kids ski school is great for the little ones in your traveling crew and even includes lunch in the lineup of activities. Adult Never Ever lessons are available for those who could use some help getting started with basic skills as well. Lessons at Park City can always be booked as private, semi-private, or group lessons depending on preference. Do note that booking at least 48-hours in advance is likely to lead to great discounts on the experience.
Whether you’re looking for lift tickets or hoping to book a ski lesson, our Concierge team can assist with anything you might need; feel free to send them an email and get all the help you need to make the most of your journey.
Consider Renting Your Gear
If you don’t have your own ski gear, not to worry! To make things even easier, you can rent your gear through Abode’s ski rental partner, Ski Butlers, who will drop off your equipment right at your rental and pick it up again after check-out. They can assist you in acquiring skis, boots, helmets, poles and beyond.
Book Your Ski Adventure Today
When the mountains are calling and you can’t wait to enjoy a great ski getaway, booking accommodations close to the slopes is key to an unforgettable vacation. Reach out to Abode Park City today to learn more about our many amazing rental property options in this area and how we can help you start planning your next trip!