Summit and Wasatch counties in the Utah state of USA have a small town by the name of Park City. The Park City Elevation is 6,900 feet above the level of the sea and has many resorts that are famous for skiing enthusiasts. The topmost peak of the mountain is called the Jupiter peak and it is at 10,000 feet above sea level. Park City and all of its resorts, is only at a short distance of 33 miles away from the SLC International airport, making these resorts the closest to an airport within the whole country.
Three major Ski resorts are situated on this mountain town; Park City Mountain Resort, The Canyons resort and Deer Valley resort. All the snowboarding events of the 2002 winter Olympics were held on these resorts along with women’s alpine giant slalom events. At the same time, the city conducts an independent film festival, known as the Sundance Film Festival, every year. Owing to being on a height of 6,900 feet above the sea level, this resort escapes the high temperatures, usually being at 11F or 6C.
Ski Resort Elevation in Park City
Even though this resort has less snowfall as compared to other skiing resorts, it has still managed to attract a lot of tourists on account of easy accessibility from the airport. When planning a visit to any Ski resort within Park City, it is worth taking a 5-Day Pass, which is available throughout the season. If you are Utah resident, then you can also avail the Fast Track Pass, which makes access to the lift skiing available without having to wait in long queues. There are also loads of other activities one can do if he or she does not enjoy skiing to a great extent. Some of these are tubing, sleigh riding, ice skating and many more. There is also access for disabled tourists, which is exemplified by one of the most famous training programs here called the National Ability Center’s alpine skiing and snowboarding program. This program ranks the best training program for the disabled in the whole United States of America.
Ski resorts at Park City have usually a vertical drop of 3,100 Feet with an average annual snowfall of 350 inches that is spread across 3,300 acres, all of which have many facilities, like for example terrain parks, eight peaks, signature runs and bumps etc. They are also committed to become leaders of environmental sustainability and decrease carbon output.
These specifications for skiing enthusiasts are extremely luxurious and therefore, this place was selected as the venue of the 2002 Winter Olympics. Ski resorts in Park City have upgraded their capabilities and it is very much evident from the improvements they have implemented, which are worth over US$39 million. After celebrating their 46th anniversary, the ski resorts in Park City have received numerous awards, such as the reputation as a top-ten resort according to SKI magazine and also, “Terrain Parks of the year” by Transworld Snowboarding magazine.