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Park City Mountain Resort Overview

As the largest ski resort in the United States with over 7,300 skiable acres, Park City Mountain has much to boast about. The host to the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, Park City Mountain Resort is known as an essential world-class destination. It is a rare large resort that is in close proximity to an airport, as it is just a 35-minute drive east from Salt Lake City International Airport.

Park City has three distinct base areas, six signature properties, and many diverse ski-in/ski-out hotel and lodging options. It's especially attractive for intermediate skiers, as close to half of its 348 trails are blue, intermediate runs. With 3,200 feet of vertical drop, there’s also plenty of options for advanced and expert terrain lovers, along with 13 bowls and eight terrain parks. Despite its massive scale, Park City still offers many free parking options at the base of the village so you can easily get on the mountain.

The four-season resort is situated at the center of the historic and idyllic town of Park City, Utah, with access to award-winning restaurants that are within walking distance or accessible via the city's free transportation system. If you come in January during the Sundance Film Festival for which Park City is known, you might find yourself rubbing elbows with celebrities out on the town.

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Things to Do at Park City

► Park City Essentials

Only eight cities in the United States have hosted the Olympics, so make the most of your time in Park City and visit Utah Olympic Park. You can go on an actual bobsled ride!

The Park City Museum is a great way to learn about the silver mining that made many fortunes in the 1800s.

Visit the world-famous High West Distillery and sample their fantastic whiskey. Tours are held hourly from 11a-5p on most days.

► Non-skiing Activities

Those who don’t want to ski but want to enjoy beautiful mountain scenery will want to drive through Guardsman Pass, one of the highest roads in the Wasatch Mountains. Note the road is often closed in the winters.

While many mountain coasters are reserved for the summer, the Park City Alpine Coaster and Slide offers a great alternative to skiing all seasons. You can take a sled down the slide’s hundred yards or let your hair fly on the coaster.

Main Street can entertain you for days. With over 100 clothing boutiques and 50 eateries among many other shops, you can stroll through Main Street for hours.

► Main Events at Park City

Sundance Film Festival is the largest annual event in Park City, taking place each January.

August has the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah International Cycling competition, one of the most challenging circuit races in the country. It starts and ends on Main Street, Park City.

You can find art, unique cuisine, and music at the Kimball Arts Festival that attracts over 50,000 guests in August.

► Ski School

Park City offers a variety of ski school options including private lessons, family lessons, and normal group child and adult lessons. High Meadow Park, recently opened, is a dedicated learning terrain area that gets prioritized snow-making every day.

► Child Care

Reservations are strongly recommended for the year-round Little Adventures Children’s Center, a state-licensed child care facility providing fun, age-appropriate activities, snow play, and arts & crafts. They welcome children between the ages of six weeks to six years old.


Best Restaurants and Bars at Park City Mountain

While there is a slew of great options throughout Park City, know that most of the best dining options will be found at the mountain village (vs. the Canyons Village) or on-mountain.

► For Breakfast

Located right in the Park City Mountain Village, Harvest has become a favorite for locals and destination guests alike. With a motto of “Food. Coffee. People”, Harvest offers a wide variety of options such as smoothies, smashed avocado toast and some of the best coffee in Park City. Those looking for healthier options will feel right at home.

Those looking to carb up before a day on the slopes will appreciate The Bridge Café and Grill’s Brazilian flair. Head here for pancakes, or maybe the Cristo Redentor, a french toast style ham and swiss cheese sandwich.

► For Lunch

Located at the bottom of Tombstone Express you can find Tombstone BBQ, an authentic joint smoking meats daily. With brisket, pulled pork, smoked wings and multiple beers on tap, it is a great spot to get refueled under the sun.

If you happen to be at the village for lunch, you have to check out Main St. Deli & Eatery and grab a gourmet sandwich or salad. A staple for more than 30 years, they know food and they have a strong reputation among locals.

► For Dinner

Short rib grilled cheese! If those words excite you at all, then you must go and visit Fletcher’s. This top spot in Park City is a bit on the pricier side and is only open for dinner, so make a reservation and enjoy a great night of unique eats.

For more of a traditional grill pub, No Name Saloon and Grill is a great option. The ambiance is great and they have buffalo burgers and a large drink menu. It is definitely one of Main Street’s best.

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Longest Run
3.5 mi
Skiable Terrain
7300 ac
Snow Making
500 ac

Total Lifts: 44

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Important Dates

November 15, 20242024/11/15
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April 20, 20252025/04/20
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