Park City Mountain Resort contains nine bowls, eight peaks, and up to 50 groomed runs. For the past eighteen years, Park City Mountain Resort has been consistently ranked in the top ten by SKI magazine. They are currently ranked #5, and also hold the coveted number one terrain park rating by Transworld Snowboarding magazine.
Of particular note is PCMR’s “signature runs” and their ski and snowboard instruction. The 13 Signature Runs™ are groomed advanced runs that allow intermediate skiers and snowboarders experience advanced terrain. Consider it a challenge without the challenge. For kids, PCMR was the first resort in the country to introduce classes that are guaranteed limited in size to either a maximum of five (for kids 6 to 14years old) or a maximum of three (for kids ages 3 ½ to 5 years old).
During the summer, you can enjoy bike riding, hiking, or take a ride on the alpine slide, alpine coaster, or zip line. Park City is the only resort to offer ski-in/ski-out (or bike-in/bike-out) access to Park City's historic Main Street via the Town Lift. While taking a break from skiing or biking, you can experience the galleries, restaurants, bars and bistros of this authentic mining town. Then hop back on the chair and get back to the 3,300 acres of diverse terrain.
"There are few resorts in Utah that have the reputation or celebrity of Park City. The resort is certainly one of Utah's most popular destinations. However, Park City has earned this distinction. It is a first-rate resort surrounded by a charming town.
Park City has four different areas serviced by 17 different lifts. However, this large size is very well planned and easy to navigate. This convenience translates into two significant benefits. First, the runs at Park City are as long as you want them to be. If you want, you could ski or snowboard miles in a single day. Next, you can explore a wide mixture of terrain without having to traverse numerous lifts. The well -placed chairs open up the mountain to a multitude of options.
Park City also gives you the best information. From the extensive grooming reports to the friendly mountain hosts, it strives to take the guesswork out of visiting. Ultimately, Park City gives you more of everything - more rides, more opportunities, more information, more terrain, and more importantly, more fun."
- Excerpted from Utah: The Complete Ski & Snowboard Guide, by Michael R. Fine