Park City, Utah is home to some of the best powder in the country and even in the entire world, so it’s no surprise why thousands of people flock to Park City every winter season for the perfect holiday getaway to enjoy hours of enjoyment on miles and miles of beautiful, snow-covered slopes. Not only is Park City the ideal spot for enjoying traditional, downhill skiing, cross-country skiers can also find their perfect paradise with lots of ski resorts offering ideal cross-country skiing spots. Here are just a few of many spots to enjoy when you’re planning to cross-country ski in Park City this winter:
Located just 22 miles from Park City itself and as a part of the Wasatch Mountain State Park, Soldier Hollow Cross Country Ski Resort was the spot for cross-country skiing training during the 2002 Winter Olympics. With a variety of trails suited to beginners to advanced cross-country skiers, Solider Hollow also offers a ski school so that skiers can work toward their goals and improve their cross-country skiing skills.
The White Pine Touring Center has over 12 miles of cross-country ski trails including a 3km, 5km, and 10km loops so that skiers of all levels can get their fix. Enjoy the touring center with a guided tour from a professional guide who will take you through the Uintah Mountains. Make use of season passes, ski lessons, equipment rentals and heated parking underground to make your visit even more enjoyable.
The Sundance Nordic Resort is part of Robert Redford’s famous Sundance Ski Resort and is 36 miles from Park City. The Sundance Nordic Resort has 9 miles of cross-country skiing trails which have been professionally maintained and groomed for a safe and beautiful cross-country skiing experience. At this resort the trails for skiers and snowshoers are kept separate which is unique to other resorts that offer trails for cross-country skiing. Ski lessons are available as are full equipment rentals and those who are interested can participate in one of the resort’s full-moon snowshoe tours for added romance and adventure.
For full views of the Wasatch Mountains while you enjoy a cross-country skiing excursion, the Mountain Foundation, which manages the Round Valley Loop, has countless hills for catching the best scenic landscapes. Start near the Park City Ice Arena just off of Highway 248 and begin at the Quinn’s trailhead where you can then enjoy the Union Pacific Rail Trail and continue along Kearns Boulevard and on to Bonanza Drive and beyond.
About Jim Bizily
I am an outdoor enthusiast, parent of two awesome boys, and Property Manager in beautiful Park City, Utah. After years in engineering and entrepreneurial projects, I decided to move to Park City Utah to start a business managing lodging and vacation rentals.