RESORT GUIDE 2010: #12 Park City

October 1st, 2010 by


#12 — PARK CITY, UTAH
WEBSITE: PARKCITYMOUNTAIN.COM
VERTICAL: 3,100 feet
ACREAGE: 3,300
SNOWFALL: 360 inches
TICKETS: $86 (2009-10)
With all the heavy hitting resorts in the Salt Lake City area, Park City is often overlooked. But Park City — a host venue for the Winter 2002 Olympics — offers almost as much vertical as Snowbird and nearly the acreage of Mammoth Mountain. The spiderweb of high-speed lifts will have your knees shaking as you drop into the steeps off Jupiter Bowl or McConkey’s Bowl. Practice your pipe tricks in the Eagle Superpipe — widely considered one of the best 22-foot superpipes in the world. Hit a massive jump line in the King’s Crown park. Or hoot and holler your way through dry Wasatch nectar on any number of expert runs on the sprawling resort.

The town of Park City contains a smattering of fine resort dining, local eateries and Harry O’s, a world-class music venue and all-around legendary party spot. When you consider everything Park City has to offer, there’s no reason not to visit.

     


THE TOP 12
#1 Whistler/Blackcomb, BC
#2 Aspen/Snowmass, CO
#3 Sqaw Valley, CA
#4 Jackson Hole, WY
#5 Mammoth Mountain, CA
#6 Alta/Snowbird, UT
#7 Breckenridge, CO
#8 Telluride, CO
#9 Mt. Baker, WA
#10 Big Sky, MT
#11 Copper Mountain, CO
#12 Park City, UT

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