Fabulous family ski vacationBeautiful mountain. Plenty of beginner & intermediate skiing for all skill levels. Awesome gondolas. Great food, huge servings, expensive (lesser portions & lesser prices suggested). Fun town. Free public transportation. Close to airport.
Very nice!We really enjoyed it. Great snow, and very funny climate. It was firmly above freezing through the length of our stay. No snow in the city whatsoever. However, as soon as you step onto the mountain, as if by magic, you are on a thick layer of snow. Not crowded at all, except maybe on Saturday. The staff is super helpful and organized, which was especially noticeable after our stay at Mont Tremblant just a couple months ago. The RFID chips they use for lift tickets are wonderful too: it's hidden in your inner pocket, and you are no longer afraid to lose it.
4 stars and not 5 due to the following issues.
1. They closed the entire mountain on Thursday due to wind. OK, but by about 3PM the winds subsided. We hoped they'd open the mountain for night skiing, but no such luck (although the lights did come on). No compensation was offered, which at $100 per person per day (after discount) is a bit painful.
2. This is very subjective, and mostly applies to the Canyons. Despite the huge acreage and a great variety of terrain, there is no long Blue/Green path from the top to the bottom. A lot of runs are rather flat "roads". This is in contrast to, say, Whiteface, which is a lot smaller, but has about the same vertical drop and you can ski that entire vertical drop as a single run.
PerfectMountains are beautiful, lifts are plentiful, everyone working on the mountain was helpful.
Nice ski vacationsThe main trouble was the bad service of Quick Silver Gondola. Twice leave bellow because its close suddenly without previous notice and early its close time. We didn't have response by staff and we had to leave by the Canyons and take a full people bus of public transport to Park City base.
I like so much mainly the Canyons's trails. I believe that this issue will be arrange on the future, but at the moment at 2:30PM is exhausting to continue skiing just to leave the mountain.
Canyons Village StayWe very much enjoyed our stay at Park City- Canyons Sundial resort. The condominium was clean and service was excellent.
The Canyons village is small so we found ourselves going into Park City via the shuttle service most nights of our 7-night stay. It takes about 30 minutes to get to Main Street. If you don't mind the time, it works well and you do not have the hassle of parking.
We are folks who must have a hot tub after skiing. Apparently these are hard to find in Park City or we would probably have preferred to just stay in Park City.
We are blue skiers and found Park City runs longer and easier to navigate than the Canyons. Deer Valley had the best snow and runs (we hit conditions of hard pack and sun every day) but it has limited terrain.
All in all, a great trip and if you need a hot tub, the Sundial Lodge is the best, most conveniently located property to the gondola, cabriolet and Canyons base.
Super Bowl WeekendThe only thing missing from the resort was fresh snow- Mother Nature's fault.
The resort was clean and the employees were friendly. Enjoyed the new connecting gondola so we could connect to Canyons. There were plenty of groomed runs as well as nicely maintained trails to access some of the back bowls at both mountains.
Great selection of blue and black runs.We spent 4 days on the slopes and got to explore a majority of the mountain. We preferred the Canyons side over the Park City side, but both were a lot of fun. Canyons had more runs to offer and also had more of the high speed lifts. The only drawback to Park City-Canyons is the layout. It can be challenging to get from one area to another. We actually found a couple lifts that didn't have a good way of skiing/boarding back to the bottom of that same lift. The best part of Park City-Canyons is the size and number of good blue runs. Second best thing is that it wasn't very busy even though being in peak season.
Mountain reviewGreat terrain, great lifts, great sun decks, and great apres ski. I would ski here again.
Great experience, but expensiveI am from Europe and was my first time at the Rocky Mountains. The snow was exactly like I have dreamt!!! Lifts work well, the resort was not crowded (even it was MLK weekend) and the slopes are quite wide to enjoy them a lot, very well indicated and supported by the staff.
But the price for one day ticket is prohibitive for those coming from Europe (125$/day) where the prices are cheaper for resorts even bigger than this.
Transfer to Deer ValleyNot enough greens, changed our passes to Deer Valley
Silverado at the CanyonsBooked this hotel through a great package deal with airfare, ski rental, lift, transportation with ski.com through Christine. Awesome trip!
The only reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 was because as beginner skiers, we would have been better off at the other Park City Mountain as there is only 1 green run here. That said, next time we will take intermediate lesson and then book here at Silverado again. Staff very helpful and courteous.
Great get away!We had a wonderful get away! We arrived late Tuesday and it was great that it's so close to SLC Airport!
Our one bedroom condo at Sundial was comfortable (although the bedroom did not have much walk around room). Skied Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and then back to NJ on Saturday. No lift lines and we had 11 inches of snow during the week. Great ski on/ski off at Sundial - Canyons and easy to ski to Park City. Wonderful lunches at the Red Trail Grill at the base and the Red Trail Lodge on the mountain. We drove to Park City every night (there are free public parking lots) and ate at Butcher, the Brewery (fabulous salmon salad) and Prime (great steak, service & a piano player).
Excellent TripMy wife and I skied at Park City and Deer Valley for four days during the first week in March. This was our sixth trip to Park City and it was wonderful as always.
The weather was beautiful, warm and sunny. Of course that does soften the snow, but conditions in the morning were always perfect. We only received a couple inches of new snow while we were there, but the grooming crews were able to keep the snow base in excellent shape.
Obviously the resorts would have loved to have fresh snow every day, but this dry winter has made that difficult.
Both Park City and Deer Valley are efficient, well run mountains with plenty of diverse terrain.
We have skied extensively in Colorado, and do need to ski more areas in Utah for comparison, but Park City and Deer Valley have become a favorite.
We love Park City!We love going to Park City. The skiing is usually great and this year was no exception even though they haven't had a lot of snow. They were making snow and grooming the slopes religiously. Skiing with the Silver Passport is so easy because you get to ski the three resorts: Park City, Deer Valley (our personal favorite!) and The Canyons. The village area is great for eating and shopping and downtown is just a few blocks away with great restaurants and shops. The western flavor of the town is great too, winter or summer!
We were too tired for nightlife!
All Around Great Experience!Park City was awesome! Good snow. Quick ride from the airport. I stayed at the Lodge at Mountain Village and they were absolutely wonderful and accommodating. I had a bad start to the trip, thanks to Delta, but from the moment I got to the hotel, they made it a wonderful experience. From upgrading our room, to suggesting great restaurants/massage pallor’s, to letting us stay in our room until we had to check out for our red eye (which really makes a difference), they were wonderful. The room was clean, the location and ski-in/out was great, and it cost less to eat and shop at the mountain than in town. No need to leave the area, everything you needed was there. I had a wonderful time.
Try not to eat thereWe skiied for 4 days in a row during Spring break in March. The snow was great. It snowed almost every day.
A few tips that I wish I knew before I went:
I bought my lift tickets on liftopia.com. It saved me a lot of money. However, if you buy their fastrack tickets, Park City doesn't have Fast Track lines on their beginner's lifts. So, I paid extra for fastrack and didn't get to use it much.
Also, the food there is extremely expensive. I brought my own bottled water and snacks in a backpack and left it in my locker. I easily spent $38 for two people just for lunch. It's better to leave your ski equipment at the complementary valet and get on the Park City bus and go eat somewhere on Main St. It's less expensive and better food. We didn't figure this out until our last day there.
Finally, as a beginner, once you master the two beginner slopes they have out of the first time lift, I highly recommend the Crescent lift accross from Payday. Lots of fluffy powder snow up there and it's a beautiful slope. It's long but great for beginners - not steep. Bring your camera because you'll see some breathtaking sights. :-)
Best snow on earth!Best ski trip ever. Park City, Deer Valley and the Canyons in 4 days. Added a morning of Nordic just for fun!
Went with my college aged son, plenty to keep both of us entertained, tired, well fed and then rested.
Excellent conditions, then 12" of powder (or more), sunny days and mild temps.
It doesn't get any better; because it doesn't need to!
PARK CITY SUCKS!!!I went to Park City with my whole family for two weeks for X-mas and although we ended up having a good time the Park City Ski Resort Sucks!!!
1. We tried to book a Private Lesson for 4 children and they had my sisters and nephews (8, 7,and two 4 year olds) waiting at an office for more than 2 hours, because they had to see how many people would be taking Group Lesson and then see if they had a Ski Instructor left for the Private Lesson!!!! Where in the world have you ever heard that???
If you already have 4 kids ready to go and parents willing to pay, do you keep them waiting or do you take them skiing right away? And don’t they know how many Instructors they have per day and for the whole season so that they know whether or not they have enough personnel for the classes they offer?
2. The Chair Lifts are supposed to close at 4:00 PM and many of us always try to get the very last run of the day and ride the lifts 5 mins. before closing time, well, can’t do it in Park City, they closed Bonanza Lift that is on the way down to the Resort Center at 3:34 PM twice while I was there, the reason? “It takes them 15 mins. to close the Lift, so they do it earlier!
3. At the Restaurant at the top of the mountain they have the prices indicated on hanging boards, but end up charging 1 Dollar or so more, they reason? “Prices might have gone up that day in put in on the computers and forgot the boards”
4. The Season Passes or Multiple Day Passes are only to be used at one Specific Resort, can’t use Park City Pass at Deer Valley or The Cannons that are 5 and 15 mins. away. Doesn’t work like in Colorado the one Pass is good for 5 Great Resorts (Vail included).
5. They have different “Classes” of Lift Tickets (like on an airplane, first class and coach) at Park City Resort there are 4 Classes:
A) If you buy a Season Pass for $800 USD like I did, to ski only 13 days or buy a Multi Day Pass or a One Day Lift Ticket you are ”in Coach” and are stuck in the longest line and are the last to ride the lifts!
B) Ski Lessons Line, that makes sense since people are not very skilful with their skies and need a little more time
C) The Fast Track Passes have Priority Access and their own Line.
D) The “Racers Pass” and their own line
And even if there is nobody at the other lines, they don’t open it for the rest of the people.
6. To make things even worse, they will have the Races very close to the bottom which means racers will use the main lift called Pay Day over and over. And then some of the racers will leave their skies across the run that leads t the center of the resort, don’t care if they cause and accident.
7. Lastly, if you show your Season Ski Pass to a crazy man named “Bob” you will end up being attacked!!! He refuses to scan the pass if you want to hold it and show it, he has to grab it himself or else …. he will pop your skies from the binders and then literally “kick your skies to the side”, no kidding!
It is not like in other Resorts like Vail or Whistler where they try to do their very best for visitors to have the best time of their lives, no way, at Park City they could careless! Don’t know what Customer Service is or even respect for people!
I encourage you to tray enjoy any of the Ski Resorts in the US or the world for a Magic and Unforgettable Holiday, but would never ever recommend Park City!!! I understand now why friends that have been there, have not fallen in love with the place.
Park City totally sucks!
Utah Snows a lotQuite the experience. Park City has a little bit of everything from great snow and mountains, to a vibrant nightlife with many bars and restaurants to choose from. The terrain is sprawling with open bowls, glades, groomers, and lots of terrain parks. Many slopes for any ability level.
If you want to see very impressive landscapes head to Snowbird, as these mountains looked more round and rolling. Not quite the dramatic mountain vistas but there is more of an energy and buzz around town.
A great place to take a girlfriend or wife so that she feels indulged and not completely in the wilderness. Park City is very well developed with lots of activities and fellow travelers. People are very friendly and accommodating.
Very close proximity to the Salt Lake airport, could easily reached within an hour.
All in all, great spot.
Park City is everything.The mountain had a great variety of terrain. The snow was incredible for the 5 days we were there and the ungroomed trails made powder skiing much more fun. We rented skis at the base and were able to leave our skis there overnight which facilitated our travel from the hotel. When I lost a ski on a trail in the powder the folks on the mountain were very helpful from everyone from lift attendant, ski patrol and office personnel. Luckily the ski was found 3 days later by a skier and the patrol turned it into the rental shop. For that I am very grateful.
We had a wonderful experience!We had a wonderful experience -- a large part of it was attributed to our travel agent Michelle Otero. I told her how much we were willing to spend on everything (hotel, skis, rentals, transportation, lift tickets) and she made it happen.
This was our first time in the area and I really counted on her to find us the best ski in/ski out condo for our price -- there were 3 lifts outside our back door.
Everything went off without a hitch and my family truly enjoyed the experience!
I loved Park CityWe loved Park City - the casual atmosphere, beautiful mountains, and fantastic skiing! I'd go back in a heartbeat.
Great time at Park CityWe loved Park City and all it has to offer!
It has plenty to offer for all levels of skiers weather you ski green runs or the black diamonds. You can ski from just about anywhere and find a run to suit your level. We were especially impressed with the National Ability Center and how they deal with adults and children and their disabilities with special ski instructors that are kind, understanding, and caring.
We also took lessons from there professional instructors and learned alot. The mountain and its views and terain have alot for everyone great for families! Pleanty of great dinning our favorite was the River Horse on main street expensive but well worth the excellent meal. Lift tickets are a little expensive and some deals can be found if you shop around. Bus system brings you everyware and runs on regular schedule gets a little packed at peak times and you will have to stand. Overall we had a great time!
2009 Park CityWe love to ski Park City for the accessability and obviously the snow. Love to be able to get to at least 7 resorts within 45 minutes of Park City as well. We did however have an issue this year with our condo that we booked through Ski.com and ResortQuest. I had sent a detailed e-mail communication 6 days ago and have not recieved an acknowledgement from ResortQuest. The problem was addressed during our stay, but the management @ ResortQuest was resistant to solve the problem.
My booking agent @ Ski.com had attempted to help, but was not successful with her attempts.
I have a real bad taste in my mouth and will refuse to book through ResortQuesst in the future.
Something for EveryoneWe originally only bought a 3 day lift ticket for park city and a 3 day lift for the canyons and after 3 days at park city and 1 day at the canyons, we bought another 2 days at park city and gave up our canyons tickets! We were at park city the week of 2/6 and had great snow, no crowds (often we were the only ones on the trails - and off the trails too). Also we had people of all levels and an adaptive skier and we found something to challenge everyone! A great trip had by all!!