If you ask any skier snowboarder for advice on the best western resort to take a spouse or significant other who does not ski or ride, the answer is almost unanimous: Park City Utah. Of course, Park City Utah offers some fantastic choices for skiing and snowboarders and it’s hard to comprehend why even the most fanatic anti-winter tourists could resist the slopes that beckon seductively as you approach the town. However, Park City Utah is in fact a city, with enough city type attractions to please the most discerning urban dwellers. The town offers enough shopping options to fill an entire day, so you need not feel guilty about spending your whole day on the slopes.
As you walk along Main Street, you will find that the ambience is reminiscent of Park City Utah’s past life as an historic mining town. However, the Park City, Utah of today is filled with a variety of unique shops, restaurants, bars and art galleries. Although Main Street is on a steep incline, the Park City energy is so contagious that you will probably not realize that you are exerting any effort as you take in the town’s vivacious atmosphere. The action never stops in this town. Enjoy the slopes in the day time and catch a show at night. In late January you can mix with Hollywood insiders and other film buffs for the Sundance Film Festival. . This is one of the most versatile areas in Utah. Whether you wish to visit a Park City ski resort, a Park City restaurant, gallery or cultural event, Park City will not leave you disappointed.
Park City Utah is home to three enormous ski
areas: Deer Valley, The Canyons and Park City Mountain
Resort. All three are in close proximity to each other.
Which is the best Park City ski resort? The answer depends
on what you are looking for. If size matters, you will
enjoy The Canyons. The place is huge! However, novice
skiers may find it a bit challenging to navigate through
If you are a skier, and can afford to spend a bit of extra cash, a day at Deer Valley is something every skier should do before they die. Yes, its elegance may be over the top, but the beauty of the wide open groomed slopes is only matched by the short lift lines and lack of frenetic stress that is often present in other ski area. However, if you are looking for a wild party, or if you are a snowboarder, Deer Valley is not your best choice for a Park City ski resort. However, Park City Mountain Resort will definitely make you happy.
With 3,300 acres of what is known as the Greatest Snow on Earth, Park City Mountain Resort offers enthusiastic snow-riders nine bowls and 100 trails that will challenge your skills in the deep powder, through the bumps, between trees, across rails and over jumps. However, don’t be intimidated by all of this talk of the steep and the deep. If you are a novice skier, Park City Mountain Resort has a respectable amount of well-groomed trails, as well as an excellent ski school.
Park City Mountain Resort has been ranked by SKI Magazine as a top-five resort, and honored as Transworld Snowboarding Magazine's premier terrain park. In 2002, the area played host to the Winter Olympic Games.