Mountain Facts - History
In December 1963, the United Park City Mines Company opened Treasure Mountain ski resort in an attempt to diversify its exposure to the mining business. At the time, Treasure Mountain had the longest gondola in the U.S., along with a double chairlift and two other ski lifts. The resort capacity was 3,000 skiers per hour. The ski resort changed its name to Park City Resort in 1966-67. Its proximity to Main Street made it an ideal mountain for visitors to Park City.
Over the next decade Park City changed ownership and installed some temporary snowmaking equipment on the mountain. In the 1970's, the resort opened 5 new chairs and 640 new acres increasing the vertical rise of the resort from 2,400 to 3,000 feet.
In 1996-97, the resort began to allow snowboarders. During the late 1990's there was significant development on the mountain as well as on lodging facilities like the Legacy Lodge and Marriott Mountainside hotel. Park City Mountain Resort opened Gorgoza Tubing Park off of Highway 80 near Kimball Junction to provide families with another way to spend a day on the snow. The creation of Main Street lift meant that skiers and boarders could literally walk down Main Street and catch a lift up to the mountain.
After hosting all the men's and women's snowboard competitions in the 2002 Olympics, PCMR invested in developing one the best super pipe and terrain park environments in the country. Every season the resort is expanding the types of super pipe and terrain park facilities available to skiers and snowboarders.
Along with its world class super pipes and terrain parks, kids under the age of 6 ski free. Almost 20% of the mountain is designed for beginner skiers and snowboarders, so PCMR has become one of the best family ski resorts in Utah.
|Base Elevation:||6,900 ft / 2,103 m|
|Summit Elevation:||10,000 ft / 3,048 m|
|Vertical drop||3,100 ft / 945 m|
|Total Acreage||3,300 acres|
|Minipipe||1 (Merrill Mini)|
|Terrain Parks||4 (one lighted)|
|Total number of chairlifts||16|
|High-speed six person chairs||4|
|High-speed quad chairs||3|
|Total number of trails||108|
|Uphill capacity||31,000 skiers per hour|
Lifts, Trails & Lodges
The Legacy Lodge
Legacy Lodge is located in the heart of the base village. You can find a range of food options as well as some great après ski atmosphere. Legends Bar & Grill is located inside the lodge and it is a great place to unwind after a day on the hill. If you walk outside the lodge and head down the stairs on the opposite side of the courtyard there is an ice skating rink where you can trade in your ski boots for skates.
Mid Mountain Lodge
Located under the Pioneer Lift the Mid Mountain Lodge has a large deck with spectacular views of the Uinta Mountains. You can have burgers on the deck or head inside for some buffet style food and indoor seating. It's the perfect place to stop for a short mid-day break. The lodge is quaint and rustic with restrooms and the burgers are definitely the highlight.
Located at the top of the Bonanza lift the Summit House allows guests to order slices of pizza or have a made-to-order salad. The back deck at the Summit House is heated so even on a snowy day you can sit outside and enjoy the mountain landscape.
The Snow Hut
Located at the bottom of the Silverlode High Speed Chair, the Snow Hut offers another quaint location to grab a quick meal during the day. You can sit out on the deck and have a burger or head inside for some other lunchtime fare. It's the perfect spot for skiers on the go to grab something and head right back onto the hill.
Get up-to-date ski conditions
Park City has over 6 different bowl configurations across over 3,000 acres that are facing north and east. This means that when the snow falls it collects in these bowls and the skiing can be epic. Park City also has snowmaking capabilities that cover 475 acres of the resort.
On any given day, over 30 of Park City's 108 runs are groomed for skiers of all ability levels. By mid-morning many of the runs off of Pay Day, Bonanza and the Crescent high speed chair have gotten just enough sun to be perfect cruisers. Then as the day progresses skiers and boarders can head over towards King Kon and Motherload to get in a full day of cruising perfect groomers.
Park & Pipe
With the best park and super pipe terrain in Utah, Park City has 4 different park environments a super pipe with 20+ foot high sidewalls to keep even the most advanced skier or boarder entertained. Just make your way over to the Three Kings chair and you can be jibbing and riding rails in no time.
Powder and Trees
Park City has some of the most diverse terrain of any resort in the Wasatch Mountains. So for skiers or boarders that don't mind a little hiking, you can find some of the best in-bounds powder and tree conditions in Utah. Just head up the Pioneer lift and make your way across Pioneer Ridge and take some turns down Puma Bowl or the East Face. The local's choice for best tree and powder skiing and boarding at Park City is Scot's Bowl off the Jupiter Lift. If the snow dumps, get there early and you'll have one of the best snow days of your life.
Children under the age of 6 ski or board for free at Park City and with almost 20% of the mountain designed for first timers in mind, Park City is a perfect place to learn to ski or board. At the lower parking lot of the base there are 2 chairs that give beginners access to some perfect starter trails and runs. All the trails are groomed and designed with an aspiring skier in mind so there is nothing too challenging off of the chairs. Beginners that want to take a nice long cruiser can head up the Crescent high speed chair and make their way down the Home Run trail.
The Alpine Coaster is located just up from the Pay Day lift and it is open daily. The coaster is a great activity for friends and family. It costs $20 for one rider and another $7 to add an additional rider to your car. The coaster drops over 4,000 feet through trees and winding turns. It is a blast and in the winter remember to bundle up cause you can get going really fast.
The Park City bus system is free and runs regularly during resort hours. The bus will drop you off right at the base of Legacy Lodge and you can walk right up to the lift. If you are staying at a lodging property in town you should inquire about free shuttle services either offered by the lodge or other service providers.
You can have your equipment delivered to you in the comfort of your lodging and leave it at the overnight ski check at the base of the mountain. Just call Skis on the Run and you can have equipment from - Volkl, Nordica, K2, Salomon, Rossignol, Blizzard, Atomic or Dynastar. They also provide rental clothing, helmets, radios and other accessories in case your luggage was lost or you forgot anything. Prices are comparable to a traditional rental shop and everything is brought to you. If you have any problems Skis on the Run will meet at the base of the mountain or where ever is most convenient for you, usually within 30 minutes. When you are done skiing simply call us and we will come pick up the equipment either at your lodging or where ever is most convenient for you.
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