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Family fun in the sun at Park City, Utah
Family fun in the sun at Park City, Utah

FIRST TIME VISITORS

Welcome To

Park City Mountain

Information for first time visitors to Park City, Utah
Visiting for the first time is an unforgettable experience. To maximize your time with us, check out the tips below.

Schedule a Lesson

We highly recommend that first-time skiers and snowboarders take a lesson with our top-notch Ski and Snowboard School. It is imperative to learn proper technique in order to prevent injury and make the sport more enjoyable. Whether you want to learn a new sport, improve your skills or just want to find the powder stashes that only locals know, our Ski and Snowboard School has the program for you.

Book a lesson online here.


Purchase Your Lift Tickets in Advance

Pre-purchase lift tickets online seven days in advance for the lowest price, guaranteed. You won't find a better deal anywhere else, plus, you'll get to skip the ticket window and go straight to the lifts.

Purchase lift tickets online here.

Avoid High Altitude Illness

The top of the resort is almost 2 miles above sea level. Be mindful of this factor and exercise in moderation while drinking more water than usual. When combining altitude and physical exertion, you need to hydrate before getting thirsty. Eat food high in carbohydrates, such as grains, pasta, fruits and vegetables, and avoid salty foods. Limit alcohol consumption. Drinking alcohol and cheating yourself on sleep the night before skiing significantly increases chances of altitude sickness.

Stay Hydrated

Skiing and riding are athletic activities. Just as you'd drink water or a sports drink at the gym, you should stay equally hydrated while on the slopes. When dehydrated, your body can't push blood to your fingers and toes, hence cold extremities while sitting still on a chairlift. You'll stay warmer when hydrated, and we recommend fueling your days on the hill with sports drinks like Gatorade, which is packed with electrolytes to keep you hydrated. Sports drinks can be found around the mountain in food and beverage outlets.

Wear Waterproof Ski Apparel

Appropriate clothing can make or break your day on the slopes. Invest in a pair of waterproof ski pants and pass on jeans as they get wet and do not allow for enough movement. A waterproof shell is your best bet for a jacket, with a fleece and under layers for additional warmth. Contrary to popular belief, the thinnest pair of cotton socks are best for circulation, comfort and boot fit. Additional comfort can be achieved by wearing highly breathable clothing specifically made for winter outdoor activities. Neck gators, hats and face masks are also highly recommended.

Dress Appropriately for Changing Weather

Wear water-resistant, layered clothing that can be removed or added to (e.g., long underwear, turtleneck, sweater, waterproof jacket and pants, nylon socks, glove liners, waterproof gloves, winter hat, sunglasses or goggles) as weather conditions change often. Goggles or sunglasses are important not only for UV protection, but also for protection from wind and snow which can make it hard to see.

See the full packing list here.

Be Sun Savvy

At 9,600 feet, the Utah sun is 40% stronger than at sea level. Skiing with sunscreen and protective eyewear that has UV protection is recommended, as ultraviolet rays are more powerful at higher elevations. Also, regardless of your skin color or complexion, everyone needs to wear sunscreen, even on overcast days because ultraviolet rays still penetrate cloud cover. Opt for at least SPF 15 with broad-spectrum protection that blocks both UVA and UVB rays. Apply sunscreen several times a day and apply lip balm or ChapStick as needed.

Getting Around: Parking & Transportation

Getting around town is easy thanks to our free, bio-diesel, bike and ski-friendly public transportation system.

Read more or download Park City Bus Maps.

Weather to Expect

In winter, Park City averages snowfall of 355 inches and temperatures are typically between 24 and 33 degrees Fahrenheit. Summers are dry and mild with an average summer high of 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

Visit the Visitor Center

Park City Chamber Bureau staffs visitor centers at both Kimball Junction and on historic Main Street, where local experts can help you plan every element of your trip.

For more information visit the Park City Chamber website.


FAQs

Yes. Proper identification and a PSIA card must be presented at any ticket window to receive a discount.
Park City encourages guests to educate themselves on the benefits and limitations of winter sports helmets. Regardless of whether or not you choose to wear a helmet, every winter sport participant shares responsibility for his or her safety, as well as those nearby while using the ski area facilities.
Follow UT-224 from I-80 towards Park City. After 3 miles turn right onto Canyons Resort Drive and follow it to signs directing entry to the base parking facilities. Please note that our surface parking lots are not available for overnight parking.
Follow UT-224 from I-80 towards Park City. After 6 miles turn right onto Empire Avenue and follow it to signs directing entry to the base parking facilities. Please note that our surface parking lots are not available for overnight parking.

Probably not. Getting around town is easy thanks to the free, bio-diesel, bike and ski-friendly public transportation system.

Read more or download Park City Bus Maps.

The lifts open everyday at 9:00 AM and close at 4:00 PM. On rare occasions, lifts may temporarily close during the day due to high winds or lightening.
Yes. Not only do we offer lessons for skiing and snowboarding, but also specialty pipe and park private lessons.
Nowhere else in North America will you find a four-season mountain resort this large, so close to a major international airport. With dozens of non-stop flights from over 70 cities arriving daily at Salt Lake International Airport and a short 35-minute highway drive, Park City is by far the quickest way to start your mountain adventure.
There are rental shops available in each of the Park City Mountain base areas. Check into location and store hours for Canyon Mountain Sports and Legacy Sports before heading in.

The price of a single-day lift ticket varies during the season.

For current pricing please call (435) 658-9454 or view lift ticket pricing online.

Yes. Free parking is available at both base areas. These lots are located on Empire Avenue at the Park City Base Area and just left of the roundabout at Canyons Village. A free shuttle to each base area is available from Park City's free transit bus. Pay parking lots can be found at the Sundial Lot at Canyons Village and Underground Garage at the Park City Base Area. Pay parking is approximately $20 per vehicle per day. Fees subject to change.
Lift tickets can be purchased during the ski season between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Save money by purchasing lift tickets online in advance.
Skis and snowboards can be stored overnight at the ski valet building, located between the Ski and Snowboard School Sales Office and the bottom of the Red Pine Gondola at Canyons Village and near the Ski and Snowboard School Check-In at PayDay Express. Available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Your lift ticket is valid at Park City Mountain, which includes both bases: Canyons Village and Park City base area.