Park City, Utah has always had a spirit of adventure and entrepreneurship. During its time as a mining town it created no less than 23 millionaires and gained city status in 1884. Even after the mineral boom ended in the 1930s the city adopted a new guise as a ski hub, under the beguiling strapline “The Greatest Snow on Earth” - surely a nod to the burgeoning film industry as well as the superior powder that graces these slopes. Park City is synonymous with outstanding skiing - a fact only enhanced by their hosting of the Winter Olympics in 2002.
Today Park City is a blend of historic charm and superb ski technology. Expanded snowmaking has extended the season, and there aren’t many towns where you can ski straight down to Main Street from the slopes. We’re lucky enough to have some fantastic properties in Park City, and our property alert system makes it easy to stay ahead of the market so you’ll never miss out on the opportunity to snap up your perfect property there.
Skiing in Park City
Let’s start with the stats - here’s what Park City has to offer for skiers
- Ski-in ski out town
- 10,206 feet elevation
- 8% beginner routes, 42% intermediate routes and 50% expert routes
- 335 inches of snowfall
- 330 trails
- Expanded snow-making capability
- Emma - the epic mountain assistant - a clever app that answers all your day to day questions about the mountain
Skiing in Park City for beginners and children
As well as incredible runs to challenge even the most confident skier, Park City has a dedicated area for beginners and youngsters to make their first tentative glides to the slopes. Easily tackled terrain and a superior snow surface make High Meadow Park a perfect area to learn the art of skiing. There’s even a series of specially designed Adventure Alleys to enjoy an off trail ski experience.
Snowboarding in Park City
Park City is also a haven for snowboarders. There are no less than 8 terrain parks ranging from Little Kings which is perfect for kids and beginners, all the way to 3 Kings which has all the jumps, rails, wallrides and boxes you could hope for. There’s even the chance to try the 22’ Eagle Superpipe first seen at the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Summer in Park City
Park City is a true four season resort, with a huge amount to interest summer visitors and those lucky enough to count Park City as their primary residence. The mountain offers superb hiking as well as scenic lift rides and an alpine slide that is the longest in the world.
There are plenty of things for kids to enjoy like mini golf and the Flying Eagle zip trail, as well as city specific activities like gem panning. Cyclists will enjoy the challenges of a great range of MTB trails - the city is a Gold Level Ride Centre - or the long route challenge of the Union Pacific route. Add in no less than seven golf courses and superb spas and the reason for Park City’s status as an all year resort becomes clear.
What makes Park City so special ?
The jewel in the crown of this fantastic ski area is the blend of old world charm and modern convenience. Main Street (yes, the one you can ski to!) itself is packed with boutiques, distilleries, quirky bars and great quality restaurants, all set against the backdrop of colourful boomtown buildings.
There’s more to Park City than good looks though - this is a ski town with an enormous sense of community, and an enormous ability to make people feel welcome - be they visitors or new residents.
Park City is a year round town
It’s this community that makes Park City a year round town - a quick glance at the community events listings shows everything from craft fairs and farmers markets through to Shakespeare and Arts festivals. The city has excellent education facilities - ranking in the top 2% nationally- and it’s a mere 30 minutes from the airport where you can be whisked to LA in less than a couple of hours. Park City is a great place to visit, and a superb place to make a more permanent home.
What sort of ski property can I buy in Park City?
We’ve a great range of ski properties to buy in Park City. You could make a home in this 7 bedroom ranch in Oakley. Set in 5.5 acres just 20 minutes from Park City, it comes complete with family suites and two independent guest quarters with their own entrances.
We also love this beautiful legacy property, a seven bedroom home in The Colony, with waterfront views and outstanding facilities including a theater room, custom bunk room and games room.
If you’d prefer to be in town, then something like this traditional house in Gold Coast is ideal. It has four bedrooms, beautifully appointed interiors and great storage for all your ski gear as well as being just steps from all the charms of Main Street.
If you’re looking for something that’s simply a great base or a smaller home then this remodelled condo in Park City is a great place to invest in. It’s got two bedrooms, a great location and everything you need to be comfortable in this gateway to The Greatest Snow on Earth.
Whatever sort of ski property in Park City you’re looking for, choosing SnowOnly gives you great access to a huge range of ranches, condos, historic houses and everything in between. Because we’re a property portal, we can save you the hassle of trawling the agents, and things like our property alert system, useful articles and buyers guides make it easy to find your ideal Park City ski property.