Park City Mountain Ski Resort

Park City Mountain Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Utah in USA. The resort is in the town of Park City, UT. We recently ranked all of Utah's ski resorts, so you can see where Park City Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Park City Mountain is a part of the Epic Ski Pass network. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at most of the Vail owned slopes with it throughout the year. There are a handful of different types of Epic passes available, ranging from 3-7 days, to season-long.

Park City Mountain Lodging:

Park City Mountain Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Park City Mountain has a total of 341 ski trails, which are serviced by 44 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 7,300 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 2,954 hectares, 11 square miles, or 30 square kilometers.

Park City Mountain's slopes see on average 370 inches (146 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 30 feet a year!

Trails
Total Runs
341
Ski Lift
Lifts
44
Skier
Skiable Acres
7,300(30 km2)
Snow
Annual Snowfall
370"(146 cm)

Park City Mountain Ski Resort Elevation

Park City Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 10,000 feet, or 3,048 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 6,800 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 3,200 feet (975 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

The summit of 10,000 feet makes this ski resort one of the highest in the country. The average ski slope summit is around 4,000 feet, so this is extremely high compared to its peers.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
10,000'(3,048 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
3,200'(975 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
6,800'(2,073 m)

Park City Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Score
Difficulty Score
76out of 100
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Park City Mountain is one of the hardest ski areas in the country, with a difficulty score of 76. This mountain ranks in the top 10% of most-difficult ski resorts in all of North America, mostly due to the fact that it has 51% of its trails rated as expert-level, and a vertical drop of 3,200 feet.

 DID YOU KNOW?

At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Park City Mountain has 7,300 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Seeing as Park City Mountain is one of the hardest ski areas in the country, it's no surprise that over 92% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level. This leaves only 8% of its skiable acres for the beginners.
Beginner
8%(584 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
Intermediate
41%(2,993 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
Expert
51%(3,723 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Park City Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?

This is one of the hardest ski areas in the country to ski at, so it is not great for beginners. Park City Mountain Ski Resort ranks in the top 10% of the most-difficult ski resorts in the country. It has 51% of its trails rated as expert, or black-diamond level.

Park City Mountain Ski Resort Location

Park City Mountain Ski Resort is located in the state of Utah, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Park City, UT.

Address:
Park City, UT 84060 USA
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Website:
parkcitymountain.com/

GPS Coordinates:
40.68000, -111.48000

Getting to Park City Mountain Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Park City Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 40.68000, -111.48000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Park City, UT to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Park City Mountain Ski Resort.

NameCodeCityDistance
Salt Lake City International AirportSLCSalt Lake City, UT27 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Park City Mountain.

NameCodeCityDistance
Provo-Utah Lake International AirportPVUProvo, UT34 mi
Ogden Hinckley AirportOGDOgden, UT45 mi
Southwest Wyoming Regional AirportRKSRock Springs, WY141 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Park City Mountain Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Park City Mountain Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Deer ValleyPark City, UT9,570 ft65%5 mi
SolitudeSalt Lake City, UT10,035 ft53%7 mi
Woodward Park CityPark City, UT6,840 ft14%8 mi
BrightonBrighton, UT10,500 ft53%8 mi
AltaSalt Lake City, UT10,550 ft53%10 mi
SnowbirdSnowbird, UT11,000 ft83%11 mi
SundanceSundance, UT8,250 ft58%19 mi
Nordic Valley (Wolf Mountain)Eden, UT6,400 ft42%28 mi
Eagle PointHuntsville, UT10,600 ft53%43 mi
Powder MountainCedar Valley, UT9,422 ft58%52 mi
Beaver MountainGarden City, UT8,860 ft43%89 mi
SnowbasinOrangeville, UT9,350 ft62%96 mi

Park City Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats

NameStatistic
Summit Elevation10,000 ft
Base Elevation6,800 ft
Vertical Drop3,200 ft
Trails341
(8% Beginner,  41% Intermediate,  51% Expert)
Lifts44
Skiable Acres7,300
Avg. Annual Snowfall370 inches
Park City Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats