Regarded as one of the best skiing destinations worldwide, Park City, Utah, is home to some of the best runs and most beautiful sights earth has to offer.
Skiers flock here from all over the world to master the slopes at Park City Mountain and Deer Valley Resort. It’s hard to blame them when these neighboring resorts blend perfect-quality snow with some of the most impressive sights in the world.
Part of this mountain town’s appeal lies in the sheer variety of different runs it has to offer. From easy bunny slopes to Olympic-level skiing, Park City Mountain and Deer Valley Resort offer a bit of something for everyone.
But if you not only want a challenging run but stellar views too, here are some of our favorites.
Taking its place amongst the mountain’s best green runs, Home Run gets its name from the 3.5 mile stretch from the top of the Bonanza lift all the way to the base—making it one of the longest green runs in Utah.
Home Run isn’t complicated and is easy to navigate, making it ideal for beginners or those wanting a relaxing break from the blue and black slopes. Another perk is the fact that it offers several views of Park City Mountain. Just because you’re new to the runs doesn’t mean you have to compromise on exceptional views of distant mountain peaks and valleys.
Located in the Silverload/Motherload area, the Claim Jumper Trail is another green slope with a broad and groomed trail. You can be ensured of a smooth and easy course as you learn to ski and get comfortable with the slopes. This trail is a favorite for families because it lets off at Bonanza, where you can ski down to the base with ease.
Besides, you’ll have stunning views of the valley and blue skies.
More seasoned skiers like to take on the Georgeanna run. It’s accessible from McConkey’s lift and offers breathtaking views of Mt. Timpanogos, the town of Park City, and the Uinta Mountain Range.
This pleasant but moderate run goes along the edge of the resort property line, giving you a chance to have one foot in Park City and the other in Deer Valley. You can add a challenge to this run by opting to take the steep finish of Tycoon or veer left when you arrive at the Y intersection. You’ll have unmatched views on the way down.
King Con Run
Some have described this run as the pinnacle of their Park City Mountain Resort trip. Offering 14 different blue and double-blue trails, this run does not disappoint–it’s wide open, beautiful, slightly challenging, and loaded with the opportunity to enhance your skills and have some real fun carving up the snow.
When you exit the lift, you’ll see mountain peaks straight ahead and expansive valleys below.
This run is a favorite for many moderate skiers because of the incredible opportunities for exploration. Because of this run’s proximity to Park City’s Old Town, you’ll enjoy views of the town, colorful buildings, and the Uinta Mountain Range as you wind your way down.
The mountain’s most concentrated area of advanced runs can be found on Juniper Peak and Juniper Bowl, both of which can be accessed from the Town Lift, Main Base, or Murdock Peak. And, if you’re feeling super adventurous, head over to McConkey Express to reach the famed McConkey Bowl, named after professional skier and base jumper Shane McConkey—the mountain’s most legendary spot.
6 Bells in Jupiter Bowl at Park City Mountain Resort
Jupiter stands up to its elevated name—it’s literally one of the loftiest points in the area, and its level of challenge matches that! Get off the Jupiter lift and traverse left along the ridgeline past the patrol shack for just a moment. When you’ve found the steepest descent below you, you’re probably perched right atop 6 Bells.
This run offers some astounding views of the surrounding landscape.
Centennial Trees on Lady Morgan
Fancy yourself a tree run? Try the Centennial Trees, the longest and steepest gladed area at Deer Valley Resort. You’ll find it on skier’s left after getting off Lady Morgan Express. You’ll start in an evergreen forest up top, keeping a laser-sharp focus on tight, controlled turns through the snowy trees, and wind up in a gorgeous aspen grove. The scenery shifts, but the challenge is sustained.
Depending on your experience level and what views you would like to see of Park City and the surrounding area, these runs offer something for everybody. Whether you are a seasoned veteran wishing to navigate the moguls and trees of a steep run or a beginner simply looking to glide down a hill and take in the views from all around, one or more of these runs are sure to hit the mark.
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