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Park City Slopes
Like most Utah resorts, snow reliability in Park City ski resort is generally good and there are snow-making facilities covers around a fifth of the slopes. As a result, the ski season in Park City ski resort is relatively long, running from mid-November until mid-April.
The area for beginners around the base lodge gives way to intermediate runs in and around the bowl above. One of the best options for those still getting used to their skis is the long blue from the top of the Pay Day chairlift. From this area there's a scenic ski down, across a bridge, to the top of Main Street and the Town Lift chair in the centre of town.
For more experienced intermediates, there's plenty of cruising and a network of blues (and moderate blacks) descending from the ridges served by the Silverlode and King's Con chairs.
Experts should head higher for thrills – the glades of McConkey's Bowl and the couloirs in Jupiter and Scott's Bowls are great places to explore. Good skiers should also do the Interconnect, a day's guided backcountry tour from Deer Valley through Park City, Solitude, Brighton and Alta to Snowbird.
Having been transformed from being one of the last resorts in the world to ban snowboarding in the late 1990s to become the venue for boarding events at the 2002 Winter Olympics, Park City now boasts four terrain parks – that are rated as some of the world's best – as well as a super-pipe. The parks are suitable for everyone from novices to experts.