April 15, 2020

Best Resorts in Park City and How to Enjoy Them

Park City Canyons Resort

Utah is renowned for its snowy landscapes and rustic backdrops. No place is better for this than Park City and more evidently Park City Mountain resort. Since its opening in 1963 Park City has become a staple for every skier and snowboarder capturing the imagination of snow hungry travelers from across the world. Through the years it has been host to the Olympics and many more competitive events, but this should not scare off any newcomers as Park City offers a wide variety of slope preferences for any style and expertise level of skier. Sprawling over an enormous area of 7,300 skiable acres, making a day to ski at Park City is one of the best things you can do to fully encapsulate your Utah experience. 

Since 2015 Park City Resorts expansion with the addition of the Canyons resort has made it one of the largest resorts in the world, so you will get a weekend packed with exploration and skiing. To find what ticket options fits you or our family best check out Park City's website for tickets.

One of the best aspects about a good ski day is the Après ski activities and Park City resorts offers many options. For lunch or dinner head over to Legends Bar & Grill for some classic American food. Located just at the base of the resort you have a wide variety of foods to choose to fill you up after a long ski day; check out their menu

Unlike other resorts the beautiful thing about Park City is the diversity of people which visit Park City year round. With many events such as the Sundance Film Festival you might run into some of your favorite celebrities walking the main strip or just become friends with the ski bums living on the slopes. Regardless of whether you run into Justin Bieber on the slopes or not, the good thing about Park City resort is its proximity to a plethora of things to do and places to go in the town. To get your fill of nighttime activities or if you are just curious on where to lodge check out the list we have compiled for all your off the slopes needs  Main street places to stay and places to go.

Alpine Slide

Have you ever wanted to feel like an Olmpyian in the Winter Olympics? Park City resorts also offer their famous Alpine Slide, which was made famous in the 2002 Winter Olympics. The Alpine Slide is a metal single track slide that you ride down and control your own speed on a plastic, wheeled sled through the beautiful mountain side scenery. Although this is a great activity for kids and parents, You must be 48” tall to ride alone and at least 3 years old and under 48" to be a passenger accompanied by a driver age 13 or older. For pricing and additional information about the Alpine Slide, click here.

 

Deer Valley Ski Resort

Deer Valley is synonymous with Utah’s luxury ski resort. It is located above main street. The resort opened on December 26, 1981, with five chairlifts, 35 ski runs on Bald Eagle and Bald Mountain, and two day lodges, Snow Park and Silver Lake. Guests now can stay at one of the most luxurious mountains hotels with The Montage or St. Regis. In terms of skiing, guests are only allowed to ski with snowboarding being banned on the mountain. Tourists seem to enjoy the ease of the mountain, as the majority of the terrain can be enjoyed by even the most novice skiers unlike the majority of other Utah ski resorts. In February each year, Deer Valley also hosts the Intermountain Healthcare Freestyle International Ski World Cup, where athletes from all around the world attempt to qualify for the Winter Olympics. 

Deer Valley also boasts some of the best fine dining in Utah, guests can enjoy an unrivaled 5 Star seafood buffet at the base of the mountain or several other restaurants scattered throughout the resort.

During the summer time, mountain bikers can explore six mountains and 70 miles of mountain bike trails, including four flow trails designed by Gravity Logic. Bikers can access these fun and thrilling mountain bike trails via three chairlifts. From July to August, Deer Valley hosts a summer, outdoor concert series open to the public. Locals and guests can bring a lawn chair, and a wine cooler to enjoy live music with friends and family that has featured the likes of Michael Franti and Ziggy Marley.

Want to check out more concerts? Check out Park City Live for the best live performances.

Seven Slopes

Seven Slopes in a local's guide to what to do in Salt Lake City and the Wasatch Mountains.  The articles on this site were written by students from the University of Utah as part of a digital marketing curriculum.
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram