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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. Take a look at this Park City ski guide to enjoying the best experience at the Park City Mountain Resort.

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.

PARKING CONSIDERATIONS

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 Park City ski in ski out rentals in this area and how we can help you start planning your next trip!

A short drive from the glorious capital that is Salt Lake City, Utah is Park City. If you are a fan of skiing on some of the best terrains with gorgeous snowy vistas, then this is the experience that Park City has to offer. Fly right into Salt Lake City International Airport and get shuttled in under an hour to the vacation destination of your dreams, if you are a ski aficionado.

Whether you ski or snowboard, the resorts in this area are top-notch. It’s routinely ranked as one of the best places to ski in the United States, and it boasts the largest terrain areas in the United States. So if you are planning the best ski vacation, the search is over! Here are 5 things you need to know about Park City, Utah Skiing.

MULTIPLE RESORTS FOR PARK CITY UTAH SKIING

There are three main skiing sections of Park City. These include, according to USA Today Travel section, Deer Valley, the Canyons, and Park City Mountain Resort. Each of these snowy hills, mountains, and peaks is going to offer you the type of adventure skiing you like with different benefits.

Keep in mind though if you are a snowboarder, you are going to want to ski the Canyons, or Park City Mountain because the first one on the list doesn’t allow snowboarding of any kind. It’s just a nod to more old-fashioned skiing, but Deer Valley does have a wide variety of trails that appeal to the most novice of skiers, all the way to the “black diamonds”, who have serious skills in the sport.

Just a fun fact the difficulty of slopes is measured by the percentage of the slope. Most of the advanced trails fall at a 40 percent slope and up. The bunny trails (green) are usually around 6 percent!

RENTAL OPTIONS

Abode Park City has excellent rental options that will all provide a significant five-star experience. This is a great trip for two on a romantic, active honeymoon, or a family ski trip for your extended relatives that will be remembered forever. Whatever the size of your party, Abode can accommodate in spades.

For example, Abode at Riverbend Ranch is 8 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms of pure luxe furnishings. You’ll feel right at home on this ranch piece of real estate that is 16,800 square feet of living space, positioned along the Weber River which runs right through the property. The views and magical aura of this gem can’t be denied.

On the opposite end of the size, spectrum is Abode On Mellow Mountain. A 4 bedroom with expansive views of the Deer Valley Resort. This is the absolute right size for a ski-loving family of four who wants to make their trip to Park City a cherished memory.

REWARDS AND RECOGNITION OF PARK CITY SKI RESORTS

When you go to either the Park City Mountain Resort or its partner the Canyons, you can buy a season pass. With the “Epic Pass Park City” you can enjoy special offers and privileges, like rental grade upgrade options. This also gives you a 15 percent off discount on any food and beverages “on the mountains.” So you can grab a cup of hot chocolate between ski runs if you need to take a little break in front of a roaring fire.

Plus with their “Peaks Rewards” program you can earn points for any of the purchases you make while at the resorts. Exclusive discounts and offers will be made available through this special program. For example, you can treat your party to a few lessons in ski school, if you have some beginners in your group that might need a few pointers.

GETTING AROUND PARK CITY

Park City itself is easy to navigate. Just talk to our concierge about your stay because we’re happy to arrange transportation services for you that will make getting to and from the slopes a piece of cake. Want a sleigh ride to dinner reservations? Just ask! We’ll make getting around Park City fun and easy.

You can also rent a car to keep with you during your stay. That way you can visit the other attractions around the area, like shopping, galleries, or dining when you have had enough time on the slopes.

Or if you prefer to leave the driving to someone else, Uber and Lyft services are also available in this area. To get to the slopes, you can use their special UberSKI services which are, in their words, dedicated to serving the powderhounds of the area. Utah is actually the very first market to have this service.

STAYING NEAR THE SLOPES

Many people want the option of being able to “ski in and ski out” of their vacation home right onto the slopes. For example, there are major properties that ski right out of Deer Valley. These include some like, Abode at St. Regis, Abode in Deer Crest, and Abode on Jordanelle Way.

Another way to be as close as possible to the slopes is to stay at the Ski Out Park City properties. Some of those include Abode on White Pine, Abode at Golden Spruce, and Abode on Main which is about a block from the Park City Mountain Resort. This is truly a grab your gear and go opportunity that ski aficionados won’t want to pass up.

Let’s work together to make this ski trip one for the ages, call us today at Abode to custom plan a vacation experience that will be exactly what you are looking for in Park City.