Snow is on the ground here in Park City Utah which can only mean one thing– time to ski! Every year Park City is one of the premiere destinations for skiing and snowboarding in North America. Known for having the “Best Snow On Earth”, Park City provides three of the largest resorts, with another five top rated-resorts within an hour’s drive. Ski Magazine recently rated Deer Valley the #1 resort in America, and PCMR the #1 family resort. Park City provides many options, whether you’re planning a fun-filled ski vacation for the whole family, or here to enjoy the luxuries of “Skiers Only” at Deer Valley Ski Resort.
Having skied and snowboarded all of the resorts in the area, I typically choose Deer Valley for skiing and The Canyons Resort for all of my snowboarding. The Canyons’ newly updated resort is great for on location lodging and is known for some of the best open terrain in the world.
- Deer Valley Resort: December 2nd
- The Canyons Resort: November 25th
- Park City Mountain Resort: Opened November 19th
The ski season brings with it a wave of tourism that this small ski town survives upon. The resorts, local shops, and other small businesses wait in anticipation for the influx of business that keeps this town running. Historic Main Street, which is quiet in the summers, turns into the place to see for visitors in the area looking to do some shopping.
We host the annual Sundance Film Festival which brings in a multitude large events and celebrities from around the world. Movie producers get to showcase their films throughout the entire week in hopes of creating the next best film. The town is at 100% capacity during this time and the ski slopes are empty (local secret!).
Park City is well known for our wonderful seasons so if you are looking to bask in the great summer sun, or the enjoy the cold winters snow, it is a must see.
Can’t wait to pack my stuff. Park City Utah we’re coming! Thanks for a very snow-thirsting post.
December 2nd, 2011 at 8:56 am
Ben, thanks for the post. Park City is by far some of the best skiing on the west coast!
December 2nd, 2011 at 11:17 am
It sounds so great. One thing I love about ski resorts is that they are offering lodging options on the slopes themselves, with ski-in and ski-out access allowing guests to ski right up to the door. Ski resorts often have other activities, such as snowmobiling, sledding, horse-drawn sleds, dog-sledding, ice-skating, indoor or outdoor swimming, and hottubbing, game rooms, and local forms of entertainment, such as clubs, cinema, theatre and cabarets.
December 30th, 2011 at 7:11 pm