Why Park City?
Just 40 minutes outside Salt Lake City, the resort town of Park City Mountain Resort is a ski holiday destination in its own right, but also an excellent base if you are planning to visit several Utah resorts. A 5-10 minute drive, or a free shuttle journey, away and you have the resorts of Canyons and Deer Valley Resort, whilst a further drive to the nearby Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons gives you access to some real gems of a resort.
Park City Mountain Resort is made up of two areas - Main Street, connected to the ski area by the Town lift on the way up and a ski-bridge on the way down, and Resort Plaza at the base of the mountain. They are linked by a shuttle bus. The ski area has an appealing layout and there are runs suitable for all abilities spread across 8 bowls and several wooded valleys.
Historic Main Street has restaurants, both simple and sophisticated, as well as snug bars and swanky shops. Star-spotting is popular, especially during the Sundance Film Festival, held in January each year. Accommodation is dotted around the town, at the mountain base and in Prospector Square - a short shuttle ride away.
Since the Winter Olympics, Park City Mountain Resort's popularity has soared and both the accommodation and flights tend to fill up quickly so be sure to book early!