Park City, Bald Eagle Mountain and Bald Mountain
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Park City, Bald Eagle Mountain and Bald Mountain

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Park City Slopes

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On the slopes

Like most Utah resorts, snow reliability in Park City Mountain Resort is generally good and snow-making facilities cover around a fifth of the slopes. As a result, the ski season in Park City Mountain Resort is relatively long, running from mid-November until mid-April.

Often covered with light powder snow, the slopes at Park City Mountain Resort are largely carved through pretty woodland, with a few open snow fields right at the top of the ski area.

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 Mountain Resort, Solitude, Brighton and Alta to Snowbird.

In addition, Park City Mountain Resort boasts four terrain parks for boarders – which 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.