Why Ski at Park City, Utah

Reason #1: Snow Quality

  • Storm systems arrive from the northwest, and moisture is collected from the Great Salt Lake when the jet stream dips down to the Wasatch range. The resulting snow is light and fluffy from the "lake effect".
  • Powder days are amazing.
  • Park City has an average snowfall of 300” to 330” per year.

Reason # 2: Short Lift Lines

  • On a Park City ski vacations you will spend more time skiing, and not waiting in lift lines. There are 3 major, world-class ski areas within a 6 mile radius to spread out the skiers!
  • Park City Mountain Resort has 15 lifts with 3300 acres
  • Deer Valley has 14 lifts with 2026 acres
  • The Canyons has 17 lifts with 3700 acres
  • Eight other ski areas are a short distance from Salt Lake so the skier traffic gets spread out! (Ski areas including Snowbird, Alta, Brighton, Solitude, Snow Basin, Powder Mountain, Sundance, and Brian Head are within 30-45 minutes of the airport)
  • You may have to wait 10-15 minutes on the busiest day of the busiest year at the busiest lift. But most waits are in the 1-3 minute range, if that
  • Shorter lift lines give you more time to ski!

Reason #3: It's Easy to Get to Park City

  • In 15 minutes you can fly into Salt Lake City International and have your baggage. Pick up the rental or shuttle in 20 minutes. After a 30-40 minute commute, depending where you have booked, you'll be at your Park City lodging destination. Get your gear and a lift ticket, and from “landing to standing” on the slopes is maybe 2 to 3 hours.
  • The drive from the airport on Interstate 80 is well maintained. Even during bad weather, delays are only a matter of minutes. Highway 224 is the main road into Park City. It's 4 lanes and regularly plowed/maintained.
  • Compare this to Denver International and the random road conditions along Interstate 70. The time from the DIA terminal gate to just arriving in Vail is around 4-5 hours.