Park City

General Information

Park City is one of those places whose name evokes visions of more than just a ski area. Situated near Deer Valley and The Canyons, just outside of Salt Lake City, Park City has the only real resort town in Utah. There are shops and restaurants along the charming main street in Park City and its close proximity to other ski areas makes it a great spot to stay. We recommend car-hire so that you can easily explore the other ski areas of Solitude, Brighton, Alta, and Snowbird while there.

There is a lot of excitement in the air since Park City will be a major venue for the 2002 Olympics and if you want to be able to know it intimately beforehand, now is the time to go!

Why Go There?
Why Go Elsewhere?

Charming main street
Short transfers
Home to the 2002 Winter Olympics
Special 5 area lift pass covers some of Utah’s great resorts
Great mountain for skiing the bumps
Expensive accommodation and lift pass
Resort nowhere near as attractive as Main Street

Accommodation Information

Park City does have a variety of lodging to choose from. Self-catering condos and homes are available as well as plenty of hotel rooms. The Canyons has recently revamped its base area and now offers two of the valley’s most impressive hotels, The Grand Summit and The Sundial. The Blue Church Lodge on Park City’s main street, is one of our absolute favourite places to stay.

Additional Information

Day Trip Options:
Deer Valley, The Canyons, Snowbird, Solitude

Two Centre Options:
Jackson Hole, Grand Targhee, Steamboat, Sun Valley

Deer Valley

General Information

Deer Valley is to Park City what Beaver Creek is to Vail. The small, quiet, exclusive neighbour where everything is top quality and readily to hand. All accommodation is in the luxury class; the skiing is a mix of immaculately groomed intermediate cruising pistes and interesting off-piste; the kid’s facilities are great including some of the most caring instructors we’ve ever come across. And it’s only a mile from the great restaurants and evening atmosphere of Park City.

Why Go There?
Why Go Elsewhere?

Exclusive resort where you’re extremely well looked after
Superb ski school; great with kids; free ski guiding
Gastronomic eating out
Intermediate cruisers lover it here
No village as such. Just a luxury complex

Accommodation Information

Most people who are drawn to Deer Valley appreciate the finer things in life and the accommodation options reflect this as well. From immaculate private homes to gorgeous mountain condos, the choices are almost endless. Let us know what you are looking for in Deer Valley and we will be happy to find the perfect match for you.

Ski Alta

General Information

This resort gets huge regular dumps of wonderful dry, light powder and have some of the world’s greatest off-piste skiing. There’s lots of steep and not so steep ‘n’ deep stuff to play in, amongst trees and in open bowls. It’s good skiers’ Mecca, but intermediates with a sense of adventure can also have a great time. Guests come here just to ski and relax in a nice hotel. Note: these are extremely sought after, kudos-accumulating resorts and hotel prices reflect this.

Why Go There?
Why Go Elsewhere?

World’s highest snowfall record of any mainstream resorts
Wonderful “Greatest Snow on Earth” powder
One of the great venues for advanced skiers
Lots of varied, high quality skiing crammed into small areas
Luxurious, ski-to-the-door accommodation
Snowbird is little more than a modern luxury hotel complex

Accommodation Information

There really isn’t much in Alta as far as lodging goes, a few hotels and lodges are scattered about in the valley. Most of the accommodation fills early with Alta enthusiasts who don’t mind the less luxurious accommodations and lack of nightlife. If you are really interested in staying in Alta, let us know early so we can try and track down a suitable option for you. Most of our clients that ski Alta and the surrounding areas often find staying in Salt Lake City a much better option. Plus, Salt Lake is convenient to all the major areas including Park City, Snowbird, Solitude, as well as Alta. Drive time from downtown is only about 30-45 minutes to any particular resort.

The Canyons

General Information

Talk about changing the face of an area almost overnight! The Canyons, located close to the Park City Ski Area, has undergone an amazing transformation in the last few years. From a locals only type area, The Canyons is positioning itself as the latest in premier skiing, both on and off the slopes. The base area now offers a few luxury accommodation options as well as fine shops and restaurants, but the best thing that has happened is the expansion of its awesome terrain. The Canyons, without a doubt, is the finest skiing in the Park City area. Snowboarders and skiers alike will enjoy the vast diversity of the mountain.

Why Go There?
Why Go Elsewhere?

Amazing terrain for all levels
Part of the Utah Ski Passport lift pass with Park City, Solitude, Snowbird, and Deer Valley
Great location, easy transfers from Salt Lake and to other resorts
Far inferior snowfall record to Alta, Snowbird, Brighton, and Solitude
Over priced accommodation
Lacks a “true” ski village

Accommodation Information

The base area of this ski resort has seen massive expansion and improvements in the past couple years. The accommodation offered here is an assortment of hotel and condo accommodation. The Grand Summit and the Sundial are the two newest hotels, offering all the mod cons of modern slopeside convenience including but not limited to pools, hot tubs, sauna, shops and restaurants.

Best Western Landmark: The Landmark Inn is minutes away from The Canyons, Park City Mountain Resort, and Deer Valley. The hotel offers deluxe accommodations at affordable rates. Cosy lobby with a roaring fireplace, overlooking the view of the indoor pool. Deluxe continental breakfast is included. There is also a restaurant on the premise. Car-hire recommended so you can explore all of the resorts in the area.

Blue Church Lodge: Park City’s first Mormon church, The Blue Church is a listed historic building. It’s just off Main Street, in the best position in town and just a short walk to the town lift. It’s been lovingly converted into luxurious condos and quaint rooms, with equally nice units across the street in townhomes. Condos have fireplace, cable, TV/VCR, full kitchen. Breakfast is included. Large indoor hot tub, ski lockers, friendly on-site management, and covered parking. One of our favourites anywhere!

Yarrow Resort Hotel: Large modern hotel on the shuttle route between town and the ski areas. Facilities include outdoor pool, hot tub, gym, and bar. The rooms are well-appointed with all the mod cons.

R&R Properties: R&R provides an eclectic selection of properties to chose from in Park City. They offer accommodation in private homes, self-catering condominiums and hotels that suit different needs and budgets. The amenities can vary depending on property and location. Some accommodation would require car-hire others may not. Finding individual accommodation through R&R properties is perfect for groups, families needing self-catering options, and for those wanting to stay in the town of Park City.

Others

Solitude couldn’t be more aptly named. It has some of the most uncrowded skiing in the Rockies!

Brighton is a favourite of ours. Wonderful skiing amongst the trees, on and off piste.

Snow Basin is one of the main 2002 Olympic ski sites and it’s easy to see why with its superb terrain.

Powder Mountain has a name that says it all. This resort gets close to 500 inches of the fluffy, dry, white stuff each year.

Sundance is different from other Utah resorts offering low altitude beauty with cute slopeside chalets.