The focal point of Park City’s vibrant ski community, Park City Mountain Resort hosts some of skiing’s greatest innovators and professionals. From its prestigious ski racing team, which has produced the likes of Ted Ligety, to its stacked park team, which includes Sage Kotsenburg, Joss Christensen, Tom Wallisch, Devin Logan, and Alex Schlopy—Park City Mountain Resort is a mecca for this generation’s greatest skiers.
The Jupiter Peak and McConkey areas offer some of the steepest terrain on the Park City ridgeline, and the mountain has a very local vibe. Skiers here are GOOD…and so is the terrain.
Address: 1345 Lowell Ave, PO Box 39, Park City, UT 84060
Resort window prices for tickets: Adult: $85, Youth: $50, Senior: $50, Adult Season’s Pass: $815. View Liftopia deals.
Acres: 3,300 acres, spread over eight peaks and nine bowls
Vertical Feet: 3,100 feet
Base elevation: 6,900 feet
Top elevation: 10,000 feet
Number of Trails: 116 trails (17% Easier, 52% More Difficult, 31% Most Difficult)
Number of Lifts: 16 lifts: 4 high-speed, six-passenger chairs; 3 high-speed quads; 7 triples; 2 doubles; and 3 conveyors
Total uphill capacity: 31,000 guests per hour
Terrain park? Pipe? Home of the first ever Superpipe. Other park and freeski offerings include a Minipipe, Superpark, and three other park areas of all difficulty levels.
Average Snow: 365 inches
Snow making %: 500 acres (summit to base)
Ski School Offerings: PCMR offers a wide array of ski school options from specialized lessons, to multi-day colleges, to privates. Families with teenagers can check their puberty beleaguered youngsters into a lesson in park skiing and freestyle, while they take group lessons from ex-Olympians.
Activities Other Than Skiing: PCMR has the speediest, meanest alpine slide ever in the Summer, along with a mountain roller coaster, maze, put-put, and rides for kidlets. It also has an extensive trail system for trail running, mountain biking, and hiking. It’s just as much of a Summer destination as it is in the Winter.
Average On-Mountain Lunch Price: $$ (Locals eat at Davanza’s on lower Main Street at the base of the Town Lift.)
Best Place to Park: There are parking lots at the base.
Resort Trivia/Random Facts: Closing day at PCMR is the best holiday of the year in Park City. Bring a costume.
First Chair/Run You Should Ski: You want to be on the first Jupiter chair on a powder day. It’s a special moment when all of town calls a powder day. You’re likely to run into the Mayor, last night’s waiter, and your bell boy.
What time to be first tracks on a pow day: 9AM Park City time. In other words, be friends with a liftie.
Best Powder Stashes: Laps on Scott’s
Best Tree Runs: Land of the Giants/Thaynes
Secret Hike-To Spots: Pinecone. The butt-burner approach is worth the view and the turns.
Around the Resort:
Most Convenient Airports: 30min drive from Salt Lake City Airport
Best Place for Apres/Eating: High West Distillery. This place is so legit, it got written up in USA Today…and is actually liked by locals as well. Get your whiskey and elk medallions on.
Best Nightlife: No Name. A local’s joint with great energy and authenticity. This place also has really great eats and beers.
Best Value Play for Food & Drinks: El Chubascos. Referred to locally as “Chubbies,” this hidden gem of a Mexican joint is cheap and freaking satisfying.
Most Interesting Place to Eat: Silver Star. This cozy little eatery was just featured on “Dives, Diners, and Drive-ins.” It features inventive American food and has a highly curated wine and beer list to pair with its lip-smacking menu. Additionally, this place is off the beaten path and tends to cater mainly to locals.
Best Place to Recover (a la spas, hot springs, etc.): Knead A Massage is a fantastic hole-in-the-wall massage shop that is affordable with a top-notch staff.
Who are you? Annie Agle. Park City born and raised. Dawn patroller. Adventure athlete and journalist. Part lion, part lemming, part Lionel Ritchie, part full-time corporate Digital Marketing Manager.
Where do you come from? PARK CITY!
Why do you know the resort well? I answer with a photo.