Hitting the Slopes in Park City

The three world-class ski resorts located in Park City are all anticipating opening days right around the end of November, beginning of December. That means that ski season is finally here and it’s time to hit the slopes! If you’re trying to decide which Park City ski resort to visit, you should probably make time for them all. Each one has unique experiences to offer that you definitely don’t want to miss.

Deer Valley

As one of the most upscale ski resorts in North America, Deer Valley upholds this reputation by seeing to every detail of your vacation experience. From 5-star guest accommodations, to carefully groomed slopes, Deer Valley makes you feel pampered in your hotel and on the slopes. Day passes for Deer Valley are limited and it is a ski-only resort. This leaves plenty of space for skiers to spread out, gain some speed, and enjoy the beauty of the mountains. Ski valet, on-site childcare, and world class on-mountain dining round out the luxurious feel of a day at Deer Valley. Opening day is Dec. 6 this year.


One of the largest resorts in the U.S., Canyons offers over 4,000 acres of diverse terrain for both skiers and snowboarders. The runs range in skill level from beginner to extreme expert, so everyone will find something that matches their experience level. Canyons is packed with things to do besides skiing as well, including nine on-site hotels, various eateries, and the year-round outdoor hang-out spot, ski beach. You can even warm up in between ski runs with the Orange Bubble Express, which is the only enclosed, heated-seat chairlift in North America. Opening day will be Nov. 28.

Park City Mountain

Chairlift access right from Main Street in Park City will take you to Park City Mountain Resort, where you’ll find some of the most diverse terrain available in North America. From full terrain parks including half-pipes, to the family friendly Adventure Alleys, Park City Mountain Resort has something new to explore every day. When you feel like taking a break from skiing, but not from adventure, you can take a trip down the Alpine Coaster, or the Flying Eagle Zip Line. If you still haven’t had enough after that, you can show up for the night skiing hosted by Park City Mountain Resort until 8pm every night. Opening day is Nov. 22 and night skiing opens on Dec. 25.


Each of the ski resorts in Park City has its own personality and strengths, and each one offers a completely different experience. The fact that they’re all located so conveniently close together means that you can set up a home base in a vacation rental or resort, and try out each one of these individual experiences in one trip!

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