Local Guide to Park City Mountain Resort

I get a decent amount of flack for living in Utah for 6 years, and still calling Park City Mountain Resort my home mountain. Not that Park City is a bad place, I just hang out with a lot of die hard skiers and boarders that think nowhere is worth riding outside of Big or Little Cottonwood Canyon. It really is a fact that year after year Park City annual snowfall numbers are less than most the other resorts in Utah (Snowbird, Alta, Brighton) . So being a skier you are wondering why my main goal isn’t to get the most pow every year. Well here are some of my favorite things about PCMR, use these tips for vacation planning or motivation to check out a new place.

Great Snow making and Grooming– This leads to fun days when there hasn’t been a lot of snow. Perfect corduroy allows beginners, intermediates and experts to link turns all around the mountain. Especially awesome for beginner and intermediate skiers that tend to ski a bit slower and more cautiously, and especially great for families with young children.

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Terrain Park- With the expansions coming this year, PCMR will have a total of 4 Terrain parks, all of which are up to standards. PCMR is known for having one of the best Parks in North America, if skiing park is your jam, definitely come to Park City, where you will be skiing next to the likes of professionals like Tom Wallisch and Stevie Bell. Make sure to keep an eye out for the hut hidden in the woods below the Jonseys Park.

Jupiter Peak- Don’t listen to anyone that says you can’t find powder at Park City. Jupiter Peak is home to some of the deepest snow stashes at PCMR. Ask the locals to show you the “Whales Tail”, learn a back flip or just watch a few locals back flip off it one after the other.

Some Awesome food located in the Village:
The Corner Store– Located in the village just below Legacy Sports, The CStore is a great place to relax for some apres ski at PCMR. With cheap beers, and an outdoor patio that hosts live bands when the weather is nice, you cant go wrong.

Baja Cantina– If you like Mexican food this is the place to check out. With some insane deals at the bar during “Happy Hour,” like a $3 Margarita or $5 plate of nachos.

To recap, PCMR is a great family friendly resort, with awesome skiing, especially in the terrain parks. There is a bunch of stuff going on in the village surrounding the lifts, but there is also a bus route that will bring you around the town for free. Swing by our shop in SLC if you do make your way out to Park City Mountain Resort.

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