4 Best Park City Utah Ski Resorts + Places to Stay

Park City, UT Ski Resort

Park City, Utah, is a winter paradise for ski enthusiasts. It’s known as America’s greatest ski town and is home to three world-class ski resorts--with a new one in development! Park City also hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics and has the largest ski resort in the country. Whether you’re an avid skier or a novice looking for the perfect winter getaway, read on to learn more about the ski resorts in the area.

4 Best Ski Resorts in Park City

As you plan your trip to one of the country’s best ski resorts, it’s important to understand that Park City is divided into four base areas; Park City, Deer Valley, The Canyons (also called Canyons Village), and Mayflower Mountain. Each of these areas is defined by a world-class resort with varying types of accommodation options, amenities, and locations. 

Deer Valley Ski Resort

Deer Valley Ski Resort is often referred to as the "Crown Jewel" of Park City because it offers a luxurious and exclusive skiing experience. In 2021, Conde Nest voted Deer Valley Resort the #1 ski resort in America, and it hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics. There is no snowboarding at Deer Valley, which actually makes the resort even more attractive to some skiers. 

Plus, there are hundreds/thousands of properties in Deer Valley that are uniquely built all around the mountain and ski runs. These properties range from small condos and townhomes with ski in/ski out access to luxury condos and single-family homes with 5+ bedrooms, 15,000 square feet, 1-2 acres of private land, and the most high-end service. Get all the details on the homes for sale in our guide to Deer Valley Real Estate--or view details on Deer Valley condos.

Park City Skiing, UT

Even more Deer Valley ski resort features include: 

  • Over 2,026 acres of skiable terrain
  • Double black diamond runs on six mountain peaks
  • 940 acres of trees for cross-country skiing or “tree skiing”
  • Deer Valley Ski School for children starting at 4 years old, adults, and skiers of all ability levels
  • Winter season from December-April, and summer season from June - September
  • Variety of dining options, from the Deer Valley Cafe, Canyons Grill, to upscale restaurants like Cast & Cut or The Mariposa
  • Plans for major expansions starting in 2025, including over 5,700 acres of skiable terrain, a new base village, and additional lodging and dining options

Deer Valley Ski Resort expansion

If you want a permanent home or vacation home that gives you direct access to an award-winning Park City Utah ski resort, there is probably a place for you in Deer Valley. Learn about the best options for your ideal lifestyle and budget by contacting an expert in Park City and Deer Valley ski real estate on the form below. Plus, learn about four of the main areas within Deer Valley in our guides: 

Park City Mountain Resort

Park City, Utah is a well-known city about 30 miles southeast of Salt Lake City. The city encompasses two world-class ski resorts, which are Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain Resort. In addition to being one of the best ski resorts in Park City, Park City Mountain is also the largest ski resort in the United States.

It includes:

  • A staggering 7,300 acres of skiable terrain
  • 47 lifts, 8 terrain parks, 14 bowls, six half-pipes, one super pipe, and more than 300 trails
  • Ski runs are rated with special features so freestyle skiers can practice flips and learn new tricks
  • Ski and snowboarding lessons for kids starting at age 3, intermediate skiers, and advanced skiers
  • Easy access to downtown Old Town Park City and historic Main Street with its shops, restaurants, and events
  • Family friendly activities and events like the mountain coaster, alpine slide, year-round scenic lift rides, mountain biking, mini golf, a zipline, and even a daycare center
  • Multiple options for Park City skiing, like the Epic Pass for the season, Epic Local, or Epic Day Pass

Park City Mountain trail map

Having access to the best ski resorts in Park City Utah makes many visitors want a more permanent place in the area. Similar to Deer Valley, there are a wide range of properties available within Park City Mountain to fit any budget. Learn more about the types of real estate and see ski homes and ski condos for sale in our guides:  

Terrain Park, Park City UT

Canyons Village at Park City

Canyons Village Resort used to be an individual Park City ski resort, but is now an important part of Park City Mountain Resort. It’s nestled at the base of the mountain and boasts a European-style village atmosphere with charming shops, restaurants, and accommodations. Although Canyons Village has plenty of ski runs and snowboard areas, the heart of Canyons Village includes a wide variety of lodging options, dining areas, and event centers like the Summer Pavilion. It is also connected to Park City Mountain by the Quicksilver gondola.

More features and accommodations of Canyons Village include:

  • Over 120 groomed ski trails
  • Variety of fitness and wellness center options with hot tubs, heated outdoor pools, and more
  • Rock Resorts spa at Grand Summit, Spa Pendry, and Serenity Spa
  • Summer Pavilion which hosts many concerts and live events
  • Variety of dining options like the Umbrella Bar, Disco Plaza, Edge Steakhouse, The Pool House, and a marketplace and liquor store
  • Canyons golf course
  • Direct access to the Orange Bubble Express, the first bubbled and heated chairlift in the U.S.

Canyons Village provides both short-term and permanent residences with luxury accommodations. It hosts some of the best hotels in the country, and there are a large number of ski condos, townhomes, and homes for sale within this resort and golf area. For all the details, read our Guide to Canyons Village Park City Real Estate & Resort.

Canyons Village map

Mayflower Mountain

Mayflower Mountain is the newest Park City Utah ski resort which is still being developed. It will become part of Deer Valley Resort and will overlook the Jordanelle Reservoir. It’s expected to open by 2025-2026 with state-of-the-art snowmaking capabilities, making it possible to extend the Park City ski season.

Mayflower Mountain resort will include:

  • 5,700 acres of ski terrain
  • A 10-acre ski slope frontage to make the largest ski beach in the world
  • A 4.7 mile ski run, one of the longest in the country
  • Year-round activities like wildlife tours, hiking, biking, a skate park, mini golf, and a zipline
  • Events and accommodations like a conference center, outdoor concerts, children’s center, and a private golf club
  • Over 1,500 private residential units, including homesites for custom homes, luxury condominiums, and a wellness community

To get updated details on the resort and the available residences, read the Mayflower Mountain Resort Real Estate Guide.

Mayflower Mountain

11 More of the Best Ski Resorts in Park City Utah

In addition to the four largest Park City ski resorts, there are many other places in the area that are ideal for ski vacations. A few lesser-know ski resorts and destinations include:

  • Brighton Resort: If you’re looking for a hidden gem of Park City skiing, this is it. Brighton is a smaller ski resort less than 10 miles away from Park City, with 1,000 acres of ski terrain and 1,875 vertical feet of top notch skiing. It’s the only Utah ski resort with all terrain accessible by quad.
  • Snowbird: If you want to drive a little further, Snowbird is about an hour away from Park City. It features over 2,500 acres of mountain peaks and affordable full-day and half-day lift tickets. In the winter, there are ski and snowboard lessons for kids and adults, and summer activities like hiking, biking, an alpine slide, ziplines, and more.
  • Woodward Park City: This is a year-round sports destination for a variety of activities. In the winter, Woodward Mountain Park has multiple terrain zones for skiing, snowboarding, tubing, freestyling, and getting lessons. However, Woodward doesn’t provide on-site lodging.

Woodward Park City

If you don’t need to stay in the best ski resort in Park City Utah, there are many different accommodation options with luxury amenities and services. Some of the most highly recommended hotels and condos are:

St Regis Deer Valley

More Park City Real Estate Options

It can be challenging to choose from the best Park City ski resorts, because they all have incredible and unique offerings. Regardless of which resort you choose, Park City skiing is unmatched and should be on your must-do bucket list. Experience the spectacular mountain views, the fresh, brisk mountain air, nightlife, high-end shopping, fine dining and five-star resorts. It will be a guaranteed vacation to remember--and perhaps a new winter tradition.

If you’re considering buying a permanent residence or a vacation home in Park City, make sure you consult with one of our real estate experts. Choosing the right location, resort, and property can be confusing, but we can help you determine the right spot for your budget and help you find your dream home. Contact us today!

The Fisher Group is a multi-faceted team that can offer their clients significant experience whether they are purchasing or selling property in Park City, UT. This experienced real estate team knows the industry and strides on getting the clients exactly what they are looking for.

A local Park City, UT real estate agent is ready to help you find your dream home!

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