Park City Mountain
Park City Mountain
Park City Mountain has developed a reputation for sophistication, excellent skiing, world-class terrain parks and accessibility.
Park City Mountain
Skiers enjoy the slopes under the Orange Bubble Express.
Silver Mining History
Park City’s first ski business began in 1963, when the last surviving silver mining company (United Park City Mines) built lifts on what was then called Treasure Mountains (now Park City Mountain Resort). Peruse Park City’s mining history through the old buildings that still line PCMR trails like Bonanza, Keystone, Claim Jumper, First Time and The Hoist. Grab your lunch at the Mid-Mountain Lodge, which goes back more than 100 years. Originally a boardinghouse for miners (serving more than 1,000 miners per day), it now serves hungry skiers.
- Upper Apex to Apex | Blue Square - A beautiful ridgeline running down the north mountain with multiple opportunities to up your game.
- Aplande | Blue Square - Off Apex, the spruce- and aspen-lined Aplande, is a double blue square dip across the shadowy face. It holds some great powder and, as you pick up speed, delivers you onto the sunnier Lower Boa for the cruise home.
- Motherlode Meadows | Black Diamond - A well-kept secret, Motherlode Meadows off the Motherlode lift provides opportunities for skiers and riders to explore different lines by lapping the Meadows, getting the best of the long-lasting powder stashes.
- Prospector | Blue Square - Just off the Silverlode lift sits Prospector, one of PCMR’s 13 Signature Runs: black diamond or double-blue runs that are groomed regularly, though not every day. It also happens to be one of the steeper pitches on the mountain. Take the Silverlode lift to Parley’s Park to Prospector, and at the end, you can do it all over again.
- Fool’s Paradise | Black Diamond - Because it’s all the way at the other end of the resort, Fool’s Paradise is often hoarding the best snowfall and has the fewest people on a powder day. Accessed by the Dreamcatcher lift, the trail zips through an aspen grove and offers some breathtaking tree skiing at a moderate pitch.
- Boa | Blue Square - Since it doesn't see as much traffic as other parts of the mountain, Boa (approximately 1,780 vertical feet) at Canyons Resort is a long, winding blue. It’s a bit of a well-kept secret despite being a great long cruiser.
Run tip: Warm up on the Payday/Town and Silverlode/Bonanza lifts, or if you're an intermediate to expert skier, head straight for the sweet stuff up Jupiter, Motherlode and McConkey’s.
Make a Note
- The Orange Bubble Express - This lift keeps things warm on particularly frosty trips up the mountain. "It’s like being inside a pair of ski goggles" as you glide to the top.
- Park and pipe - Transworld Snowboarding magazine voted PCMR's terrain parks the best in Utah thanks to the precision engineering of its half-pipe.
- The Park City Base Area side - This location mixes up the mountain experience with runs for all levels, four terrain parks and two halfpipes.
- Snowfall - The resort accumulates 360 annual inches of Utah's famous powder across 116 runs.
- Early birds get the fresh tracks - Get the mountain to yourself by signing up for an All Mountain Club session.
- Parks Progress - Canyon’s three terrain parks are built in a progressive format — master one and you can move on to the next.
- Get a lift from town - There’s no need to drive to the resort when you can grab a seat on the Town Lift, which loads right on Park City's Historic Main Street.
Cloud Dine - Grab lunch at the top of Dream Peak, at the top of the Dreamscape and Dreamcatcher lifts, at the newly redesigned and expanded Cloud Dine. Healthy and hearty cuisine options include made-to-order salad, flatbread pizzas, sandwiches and soups. This site also has one of the best views of the mountain.
Where to Stay Near the Resort
- St. Regis, Deer Valley - convenient ski-in, ski-out access to the resort
- Montage, Deer Valley - convenient ski-in, ski-out access to the resort
- Waldorf-Astoria, Park City - near Park City Mountain's Canyons Village
- Deer Valley Resort's managed properties (3 resort areas) - snow park base areas, silver lake mid area and empire pass upper area
- Other lodging options
More to Do
- Zip tours
- Guided snowshoe tours
- Horse drawn sleigh rides
- Dog sledding
- Snowmobiling and heli-skiing
- Alpine coaster
- Ice skating
- Olympic legacy events
- Shopping on historic Main Street
- Sundance Film Festival
- Canyons Village's après-skis scene
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Park City, Utah
Park City, Utah could certainly stake a rightful claim of being the “perfect mountain town." Enjoy world-class mountain resorts, shopping, dining and arts in an historic, high-elevation setting.
A Mountain Oasis
Park City is a mountain oasis located 40 minutes from the Salt Lake City airport. With the mammoth Park City Mountain and famed Deer Valley just minutes apart, savor a playground of 9,300 skiable acres.