Park City is beautiful any time of year, but it’s in the winter that this jewel sparkles the brightest, and when it’s time to pull out the snow pants and skis, it’s the time of year we are the happiest. As you begin your ski journey to our favorite place on earth, the guide we have provided below will show you where to ski in Park City and ensure that you can maximize the fun factor during your unforgettable Utah vacation.
Day 1: Where To Ski In Park City
After a year of planning, you finally get to experience the thrill of skiing down the slopes at one of our prestigious mountain resorts. But if its been awhile since you’ve had skis on your feet, or if you’ve never skied before, you might want to start out with a refresher course (skiing lessons) offered by either of the major resorts in town. Both offer separate classes for adults and children, so you won’t feel awkward and out of place when surrounded by your peers.
Day 2: Let the Fun Begin
Yesterday’s lessons offered a taste of what to expect, but today the real fun begins! Almost all of Park City Ski Resort’s lifts open at 9AM, but if you want to get an early start to your day, the Cabriolet Open Air Gondola opens at 7AM. Located at 1498 Lowell Avenue and offering 120 trails, your journey on the slopes promises to be the adventure of a lifetime!
Day 3: Try Something New
As day three begins, it’s time to step outside your box; skiing is fun but new adventures are awaiting you. Today, we are going to snowboard! Park City Sports, located at the Park City Base area, offers snowboards for rent and the ski resort offers lessons.
Day 4: Bring It Back Down
Sometimes you need to step back and take the excitement level down a few notches, so today we’ve set aside as a family fun day—we’re going sledding! There are plenty of great sledding hills in Park City, but if you have young children and are on a budget, the new Overland Trail Head offers a small hill that won’t be scary to your tiny tots and is absolutely free.
Day 5: New Horizons
It’s back to the slopes today, but because you’ve already conquered the trails of the Park City Mountain Ski Resort, now you will be heading to Deer Valley Ski Resort at 2250 Deer Valley Drive S to discover what thrills await you here! There aren’t any early lifts at Deer Valley, all of them open at 9:00 AM or later, but your time on the mountain is still guaranteed to please!
Day 6: 3 Hour Tours
When it’s time to shake things up a bit, the three-hour cross-country ski tours offered by White Pine Touring are just the thing needed to bump up the wow factor of your Park City ski journey. Costing $175 for the first person in your group and $75 for each additional member, the opportunity to explore the beauty of the Park City countryside on skis is one that should not be missed.
Day 7: Mix it Up
On the last day of your journey, we leave it up to you to decide where to ski in Park City: enjoy sledding for adults on Iron Mountain Trail off Highway 224, skiing at Deer Valley Ski Resort, snowboarding at Park City Ski Resort, or take these final moments to explore and enjoy the comforts of your Park City Vacation Rentals luxury escape. Designed to spoil, your time spent here may end up being the highlight of your trip. Reserve your stay today in one of our magical Christmas rentals!