It’s like Yogi Berra said, “Nobody goes there anymore, it’s too crowded.” This is the paradox of Park City Mountain Resort, the largest ski resort in the United States. People indeed love it; no place is easier to get to and has everything you want for skiing and off-mountain activities, they say. And so they come, even during last year’s marginal snow year, with Park City drawing nearly one-third of all the skier visits in Utah.
Why? Well, because it’s big, because it’s easy to get to, and because the resort surrounds the name-brand ski town of Park City proper, where they enjoy rockin’ nightlife, copious delicious dining options, and plentiful off-slope endeavors. And, with 7,000 acres to spread out on, you can ditch the masses. But there are pinch points, notably the Silverlode Lift, which serves much of Park City’s best intermediate terrain, where skiers gripe about the line-management system that can make a pile-up seem like survival of the pushiest. And, of course, the Payday lift at Park City Village.
But locals know to dodge that bullet by using the Town and Crescent lifts. That’ll get you a head start on your way to the fun stuff on Jupiter Peak. You’re welcome.
Resort Guide 2022—Park City Resort, Utah
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Park City Resort Pass Info
Park City Resort is on the Epic Pass. Pass holders get unlimited access to the resort. Epic Local Pass holders get limited access with blackout dates.
From lodging and and dining to off-slope activities and local tips, here are the SKI editors’ picks for what to do in Park City, Utah.
Take the brood tubing at Woodward Park City then book a trampoline session or drop into the lift-served terrain park.
The macadamia-crusted halibut is a signature dish at the legendary Riverhorse on Main.
Cloud Dine is a hidden gem with expanded seating. Locals love the house-made donuts.
Finish your day at the Town Lift base and walk to High West for a whiskey flight.
The new High Meadow Park atop the Red Pine Gondola is great for families with newcomers while older kids cruise off Saddleback.
Rent a fat bike through White Pine Touring and tool around the miles of trails that wend around town.
Cloud Dine pairs stellar views of the resort and surrounding Wasatch Range with a delectable menu. Try the house-made doughnuts.
Firewood, a rustic New American option in town, opened to rave review last year.
The history beneath the hill is as interesting as the snow on it. The guided Silver to Slopes Historic Mining Tour doubles as an introduction to the resort’s 7,000 acres as well as a fascinating history lesson.
Skiing rope-to-rope at the largest resort in the U.S., from the western boundary to McConkey’s, is a survey course in resort skiing. It will take most of the day but you can cap the journey with a whiskey at High West.