Park City is one of the most amazing year-round recreation destinations in the world. And Park City Utah skiing is what put the area on the map.
Built on silver mining in the 1800’s, Park City seemed headed for inclusion on a list of Utah ghost towns in the early 20th century. In fact, the town was listed in a 1951 book Ghost Towns of the West. The town mayor at that time ... Will Sullivan ... declared that “there were still 1,150 of us live ghosts around.”
United Park City Mines … which had merged all of Park City’s mining claims under one umbrella … realized that they needed to get into another line of business to survive. And in 1957, they started investigating the potential of getting into the ski business.
And so … in 1963 … a seemingly random decision changed it all. The first Park City Utah ski resort … Treasure Mountain …. opened. It was later renamed Park City Mountain Resort.
Winter’s onset is now the happiest time of year for Park City residents. The ski season brings thousands of people from all over the world to play ... and sometimes live ... in Park City.
Three Resorts Within Five Miles
Park City is one of the few resort areas in the country where you can find three year-round resorts within five miles of each other:
The Park City Utah skiing area now offers you more than 8,800 skiable acres of Utah’s wonderful powder. With some of the best skiing in the world. Enjoy convenient and world-class lodging. A vibrant nightlife. And unparalleled dining.
Park City Utah skiing means enjoying The “Greatest Snow On Earth” according to Utahns. And we aren’t the only ones saying it.
SKI Magazine says it too. Consistently. Utah resorts have taken the top four spots and six of the top 10 spots in their ranking of “Best Snow”.
And Park City’s ski resorts are world-class. Deer Valley was recently named the #1 Resort in North America! Park City Mountain Resort was ranked #5 by the same survey.
An average of 500 inches. 42 feet. 14 yards. That’s how much snow falls in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah in an average year from November through May.
Utah’s location causes the amazing fluffy powder skiers lust for. As the storms originating in the northern Pacific move over the Cascades and Sierra Nevadas, they lose much of their moisture.
As these storms hit the high mountains of Utah, more moisture is squeezed out. Under cold and relatively dry conditions, the resulting snow floats to the ground like fluffy down or “powder”.