Tag - Skiing & Snowboarding

So, it’s winter. And you’re a skier. Which means you can’t help but monitor the snow reports in resort towns, and you’re salivating over the ski vacation pics in your social media newsfeed. But you don’t have to resign yourself to staring at photos and lamenting your shortage of paid time off. With just 72 hours, you can have an incredible ski weekend in Park City, Utah. We promise.

Park City Mountain Resort features several events that make spring skiing extra special.

When the tail end of ski season is upon us and spring skiing is in full force, it’s a bittersweet time of the season. You’re running out of time to ski, but you’ll also find longer days, more sunshine, warmer patios for après-ski, and a handful of annual end-of-season events. Park City, Utah, happens to be an ideal place to visit in the springtime for all of those reasons.

Park City was a mining town long before it became a ski destination. 
It was once deemed a ghost town.

That’s right. Park City, Utah, now one of the most buzzing destinations around, has been through some rough-and-tumble times. The now resort town was once the site of a silver mining boom more than a century ago.

You can find some seriously steep terrain at both Park City Mountain and Deer Valley Resort.

Skiers fly to Utah from all over the world to try their hand at Park City Mountain and Deer Valley Resort. It’s hard to blame them when these neighboring resorts blend Utah-grade powder with a solid variety of terrain. Park City has its fair share of beginner and intermediate skiers and riders, and there are excellent beginner-friendly groomers and world-class ski schools to suit them well.

Park City Mountain Resort is always a great place to start your weekend. 
With a place as action-packed as the Park City area, it can actually be a dizzying endeavor to dial in a specific agenda of what to do. Obviously there’s lots of skiing and snowboarding, for every ability and interest. The two resorts’ sizes and breadth means there’s something to entertain the most demanding terrain park adventurer, groomer enthusiast, mogul guy, or powder buff.

While today Park City, Utah is known as a top rated winter destination, its history runs deep in silver mining.  Park City was incorporated in 1884 after the area was discovered to be rich in silver. The town flourished as people flocked to the area from all over the world in hopes of striking it rich. In the 1930s, skiing began to draw interest after a ski jump was built atop the Creole Mine dump. As the mining industry started to crumble, skiing in Park City continued to gain popularity when a ski lift was installed at Snow Park (now Deer Valley Resort) in 1946. and then again in the mid-60s with the opening of Treasure Mountain (now Park City Mountain Resort). Although silver mining in Park City disappeared for good by the 1980s when the price of silver declined drastically, the ski industry continued to grow.

Park City Mountain Resort offers an incredible amount of terrain that’s easy to access.
Park City, Utah, was once a little mining town—but now its notoriety has shifted to skiing and the impressive nightlife that follows. And it’s not so little anymore: One of the town’s two resorts has grown tremendously in size since both the Park City Mountain and neighboring Canyons Resort properties were purchased and combined by Vail Resorts, making one gigantic, continuous Park City Mountain Resort.

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