Park City Mountain Resort is our first pick for our new series that takes a “Local Look” at resorts and the towns that surround them.
PCMR is a super rad mountain that has endless terrain and is nestled in a town that tops our list for a swanky AprÃ¨s-ski scene. It may be in Utah, but this town goes off.
Park City Mountain Resort is located in Park City, Utah in the Wasatch Mountain Range. It’s a mere 34 miles away from Utah’s capital, Salt Lake City. SLC is the most populous city in Utah and boasts an international airport. That means you can fly from anywhere in the world to SLC, jump in a shuttle and be ready to shred PCRM, a world class resort, in about 35 minutes.
Where else can you do that?
In 2002, Ross Power’s made history at PCMR by winning gold in halfpipe at the Olympics. This was the same year the American men swept the podium in halfpipe, which will forever credit Park City as a solid destination for any halfpipe heavy. These Olympic games definitely put Park City on the map and since then the resort has held many other mega events each year.
The Sundance Film Festival is just one of these events and it descends upon PC for two weeks each year in January. Sundance is the ultimate destination for independent cinema peeps to come and gather for new film screenings and epic parties. This brings in big name celebs who prance around the town in fur coats for their yearly winter adventure. It’s awesome.
PCMR is made up of an astonishing eight peaks and nine bowls. The vast terrain is easily accessible and you can navigate your way to all the peaks in a single day simply by following your trail map. The mountain has so much terrain, you can shred powder, pillows, steep, deep, park, pipe, bumps, and groomers all in a day if you really try for it.
Total Trails: 108
Terrain Parks: 3
Superpipe: Eagle Superpipe
Total lifts: 17
4 detachable 6-person
3 detachable high-speed quad
Surface tow: 1
1 magic carpet
Annual Snow Fall: 360 inches – Snowmaking covers 500 acres
Base Eleveation: 6,900 feet
Summit Elevation: 10,000 feet
It wouldn’t be called Park City without a plethora of kick ass terrain parks.
+King’s Crown: This is the pro’s playground. Massive jumps, hips, and rails for super shredders to throw down.
+Three Kings: Nestled in the old ‘Pick and Shovel’ location, this park is big and bad, staying open till 9 PM.
+The Ridge: Hope on the Eaglet lift and take laps through this mini park all day. It’s a great place to dial tricks.
+Eagle Superpipe: This is the training ground for Olympian’s Shaun White and Torah Bright. Home of the ’02 Olympics.
Check out this episode of I Ride Park City to see the pros in action in all the parks:
Mountain Adventures: Alpine Slide, Zip Line, and Coaster:
Park City Mountain Resort boasts a bunch of awesome activities you can do on the mountain without even strapping on a pair of skis or a snowboard. The alpine coaster is a must, so make sure to make time to check it out.
Park City Pro Shaun White demonstrates all three:
Delicious Dinner Spots:
Yuki Arashi Sushi: Located on Main Street in the heart of Park City. This sushi spot has super fresh fish and great traditional Japanese delights. The atmosphere is perfect for small groups, or big posses of shreds looking for the ultimate sake bomb experience. Make sure to try the Jupiter Access Roll, it’ll send you into orbit.
Park City is seriously super rad. Get your buns to UT and check it out. We promise you’ll be stoked! Check out these links to plan your trip: