Huge mountain, a lot of different chairlifts to choose from, two excellent parks with Neff lands design, good all around terrain for anywhere from beginning to expert, very knowledgeable and helpful staff.
Park City Mountain Resort
- General Info:
- Park City Mountain Resort is a premier winter and summer vacation destination. Offering 3,300 acres of varied ski and snowboard terrain, 17 lifts, 114 runs, 3 terrain parks and the Eagle Superipe, Park City Mountain Resort is consistently ranked among the top ten mountain resorts in North America for its accessibility, terrain parks and family programs. The Resort is conveniently located 36 miles away from the Salt Lake International Airport in Park City, Utah.
- Extra Phones:
Fax: (435) 647-5374
TollFree: (800) 222-7275
After skiing pretty much everywhere in the US (VT, NH, CO, CA, and MT) nothing compares to Utah and if apres ski is your thing Park City is the place. Booze laws are a little screwy, but ask a local (who are always friendly) you can figure it out. When I go I try to avoid PCMR on Saturday, but with the Canyons and Deer Valley a short free shuttle ride away you can avoid the big crowds. Terrain is very diverse at all three resorts. If you want steep and deep just follow the guys and girls with fat skis and clothes that don't match. You may have to hike a little, but sometimes a little exercise is good for you. Another bonus is the base elevations are lower so altitude sickness is not a problem like in CO. Just ask my extremely fit wife, it's a sure way to ruin a good vacation. If funds are tight you can stay at the downtown SLC hotels and rent a car. From there you can choose to ski the other canyons (Big and Little Cottonwood) in about a 40 minute drive. It takes longer to just drive around Denver these days, let alone get to a ski resort. In the US there is no comparison to Utah, especially Park City for the whole package. Great terrain, great snow, great food, great people, great scenery and easy in - easy out. GO UTAH.
Pros: Everything, especially Signature Trails at PCMR, nothing better for older knees than groomed Black Diamonds.
Cons: Nothing, except maybe price, but if you didn't already know skiing was expensive wake up!
As a middle aged, blue run skier, I loved pArk City. We skiied it with our kids when they were building the Olympic Parks and everybody enjoyed it. Back again this January with just my husband and we were very comfortable even as out of shape as we were. The trails home in the afternoons were thoughtless, just glide all the way home. (Remember if you go to the back mountains that it is a long way back down to the resort! Save some strength!) We skied everywhere and the mountain hosts that were at the top of every lift were a great asset to the resort and to us. Tell them what you're looking for as far as ability, powder, whatever and they'll provide you good advice on where to ski! Even though our condo was across the streeet, we drove to the parking lot at the base of the resort and parked about 20 feet from the lift lines before putting on boots. It doesn't get any better than that!!!!
Posted: 11/11/2005Provided by Citysearch -
I am an old, good, intermediate skier and Park City was made for my style of skiing. I can be challenged. or relax on a well groomed run. The staff are most friendly and helpful. It is a wonderful place to spend days or weeks. I also like Deer Valley because there are no boarders, but the groomed runs that I enjoy running are equal at both resorts. I have only skied the Canyons once and found it very pleasurable. Arrive early and you can park right next to the ticket booth and first lift.
Posted: 10/17/2005Provided by Citysearch -
My family and I used to go to Aspen yearly, we loved the slopes. We went to Park City with some friends and fell fast in love with the town, so much so that we bought a condo! The people are great, the food is unreal and it is always fun when Sundance Festaval is in town!!! Go Park City!!
Posted: 1/15/2003Provided by Citysearch -
With similar runs cut on every mountain, I do not suggest PCMR, especially when considering the other great resorts that exist in the Wasatch Range. A good beginner resort--but if you are looking for more advanced terrain and better snow, look elsewhere(i.e. the Cottonwood Canyons).
Posted: 11/13/2002Provided by Citysearch -
This truly is the best all-around ski resort in the Park City area. There are an abundance of runs for EVERY skier in your group - from beginners to the experts. If you ski during the week, the lines are never a hassle. And if you have any questions or problems, there is always a PCMR staff member close by to lend a hand. This resort is first rate!