Here Are the 4 Best Ski Resorts Within a Short Drive of Park City

If you’re visiting Park City and Deer Valley during the winter, odds are, you’re visiting for skiing and/or snowboarding. There are several opportunities to ski around town, but we can’t blame you for wanting to branch out and see what else this amazing region of Utah has to offer. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of our favorite ski resorts within a short drive of Park City.

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Ski Resorts Within a Short Drive of Park City

On the other side of the mountains that we ski here, you’ll find the ski areas of Cottonwood Canyon. These resorts are just under an hour’s drive from Park City. They are about the same distance from Salt Lake City as our resorts are.

1. Alta Ski Area

One of the oldest ski areas in the United States, Alta is rich with history and a passion for skiing. The area is known for its steep slopes and deep powder. With more than 110 trails, 30% of the terrain is suitable for intermediate skiers and 15% for beginners. The rest of the runs are rated advanced/expert. Overall, advanced skiers will love the challenge and history that comes with skiing in an area that’s been around for more than 80 years.

2. Snowbird

Known for the longest ski season in Utah, Snowbird is able to stay open until about mid-May! So if you’re visiting Park City after the ski season has ended, this is a great option for those still itching to hit the slopes. It’s also the highest ski resort in Utah. The area has a lot to offer with an aerial tram, 10 chairlifts,  three conveyor lifts, and 140 trails. The terrain is 27% beginner, 38% intermediate, and 35% expert.

3. Brighton Resort

All of Brighton‘s terrain is accessible by high-speed quads, making it the only resort of its kind in Utah. This is a great resort for kids because children 10 and younger ride and ski for free. The area includes 66 trails with 21% of the terrain rated beginner, 40% rated intermediate, and 39% rated advanced. Brighton is also a great spot for night skiing because they offer 22 runs on over 200 lighted acres, the most in Utah.

4. Solitude Mountain Resort

Solitude has the least number of beginner trails than any other ski area on this list. The resort offers 82 runs. The terrain is 10% beginner, 40% intermediate 40%, and 50% advanced/expert. Because the area is slightly closer than Brighton and not as popular as the infamous Alta and Snowbird, Solitude is a favorite among locals that live around Salt Lake City.

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Racquet Club #125Now that you’re ready to take on all the best ski resorts within a short drive of Park City, it’s time to start planning your trip! We offer a diverse inventory of luxurious accommodations. Choose between pet-friendly units, ski-in/ski/out rentals, downtown apartments, and mountain cabins. Whatever your style, group size, and need, we’re sure to be able to accommodate you.

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