Why Choose a Park City Ski Vacation?

We all want to be a hero during the holiday season and rightfully so. The holidays are supposed to be a joyful time spent with family and friends, not stressing out shopping in department stores. A Park City ski vacation could be a great opportunity to try something new, reconnect with family or friends, and make lifelong memories. No matter what your family members are into Park City can satisfy almost every want or need. Here are our top Five Reasons on Why Choose a Park City Ski Vacation.

  1. The Largest Ski Resort In the USAYou’ve probably heard by now that as of the 2015-16 ski season Vail Resorts has linked Canyons and Park City Mountain Resort to create the largest ski resort in the United States. The statistics are staggering: 7,300 acres of skiable terrain, 17 peaks, 14 bowls, 300+ trails, 16 on-mountain dining locations, and over 150 park features. Your family or group will need more than a weekend to explore all the terrain on their Park City ski vacation. The options are endless.
  2. The Greatest Snow on Earth® It’s no secret that Utah claims to have “The Greatest Snow on Earth®” you can see it on license plates, it’s even trade marked by Ski Utah. But does Utah really have what it takes to back up this claim? Let’s take a look. From December through March, more than a foot of snow falls every five days in the Wasatch Range. Utah’s snow density is 8.5 percent making it the perfect weight to float through. Utah on average, receives 18 storms a year that produce more than 12 inches in a 24-hour period. Spring skiing is redefined in Utah where on average, 6.7 feet of snow falls each April. So yeah, I think Utah can back up the claim.
  3. Affordability– Did you know Fifth graders can ski or ride three times FREE at each of Utah’s 14 resorts with the Ski Utah 5th Grade Passport? Processing Fee is $35 (price increases after January 31, 2017). Sixth graders can ski or ride one time FREE at each resort. Processing Fee is $35 (price increases after January 31, 2017). To complete the online passport application head over to Ski Utah and follow the prompts and instructions. The Passport is full of special deals and coupons for ski and snowboard rentals, lessons, and other great perks to help kids experience skiing in Utah.
  4. Easy AccessBoth of Park City’s ski resorts are under 40 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport and can be accessed in under an hour. This quick access allows many travelers to fly in and ski the same day.
  5. Loads of Other Winter Activities– If your family or group isn’t interested in skiing until they collapse maybe it’s time to consider the other winter activities that Park City has to offer like horse drawn sleighs, bobsledding, snowmobiling or maybe the Sundance Institute and it’s many screenings of undiscovered hit films. Park City is full of world class shopping, dining, and arts. No matter the interest Park City can fill it.

For any additional information on Ski Vacations please visit our winter activities page here or speak with one of our destination specialists. Park City Lodging offers incredible accommodations set to fit any family or group size. Be the holiday hero and give your family what they really want, a Park City ski vacation.

Ski Park City MLK weekend!

We’ll let you in on one of Park City’s local secrets… One of the best times to ski in Park City is during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend,  January 15-18, 2016. Park City is welcoming skiers and riders during a weekend that didn’t used to be available to the general public.

Historically, Sundance Film Festival used to straddle this weekend, but visitors no longer have to worry about sold out accommodations and traffic gridlock. In 2013, Park City Municipal Corp. and Sundance agreed to shift the event dates to avoid this schedule conflict during a weekend that many families wish to get away on ski holidays.  For the foreseeable future, the Sundance Film Festival has moved its event dates to later in the month (January 21 – 31, 2016).

The MLK holiday weekend offers a great opportunity to experience over 9,300 skiable acres of “the greatest snow on earth©”.  As you begin planning your winter getaway to Park City, check out for the best selection of vacation rentals near Park City Mountain’s base area and Canyons Village, Deer Valley® Resort, and historic Main Street.