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Park City

1310 Lowell Avenue Park City, 84060 us 800 222 7275 website: http://parkcitymountain.com
Modern meets homey at this historic Utah resort.
By Carrie Sheinberg

Reviewed by Carrie Sheinberg

Nov 06, 2008

avg. snowfall

360 in

number of runs

116

base elevation

6,900

peak elevation

10,000

vertical drop

3,100

skiable acres

3,300

+ Great family programs. Diverse terrain.
- Confusing mountain layout.

In this age of modern resorts, luxe comforts, though welcomed by many, can kill authenticity. PCMR has managed to strike the balance between modern and homey. The historic town at the base is connected by a ski bridge to the Town Lift. Within minutes, you’re delivered to a state-of-the-art six-pack accessing 3,300 acres of high-speed groomers and aspen-dappled back bowls. In fact, PCMR has spent more than $10 million in the last two years upgrading lifts, terrain parks and snowmaking without bleaching out the local color. Ripping through ancient glades in Thaynes Canyon or dropping into powdery steeps in Jupiter Bowl, you’ll speed by vestiges of the area’s mining past. This blend of old and new has a comforting appeal. As a reader sums up, “great vibe on the mountain and a fabulous town.” —Carrie Sheinberg

Don’t Miss » Unless you ski in the East, chances are you haven’t skied at night. Go ahead and postpone bedtime. Your kids will enjoy the nocturnal adventure.

Family Activity » Sorry, hardcore ski parents, but the one thing your children will talk about after your vacation is the alpine coaster.

Best Family Trail » Crews groom a different Signature Run daily, allowing young skiers to earn bragging rights—and increased confidence—by conquering new terrain.

Apres: Your guide to eats & drinks

  • 350 Main

    The cosmopolitan side of Park City.

  • Shabu

    Boisterous as an après-ski bar and inventively pan-Asian in its tastes.

  • Jean Louis Restaurant

    The accent is on global cuisine at this restaurant.

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