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|Park City Ski School:||001 800-227-2754|
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Piste Rating for Park City
|Salt Lake City:||30 minutes|
Park City was born with the discovery of silver in the late 19th Century. Careful restoration has left the town with a splendid historic centrepiece in Main Street, but away from the centre the resort is an amorphous sprawl, still expanding. Traffic congestion can be bad, especially at weekends. The slow Town chair-lift goes up to the slopes from Main Street, but the main lifts are on the fringes at Resort Base. 'Punctual' free shuttle-buses operate, and also go around town running until fairly late.
Mostly the mountain area consists of blue and black trails cut through the trees on the flanks of rounded mountain ridges, with easier runs running along the ridges and the valleys between. The more interesting terrain is in the lightly wooded bowls and ridges at the top. Utah is famous for the quality and quantity of snow, and Park City has an annual average of 350 inches, with snowmaking covering about 15 per cent of the terrain. Lift queues aren't normally a problem, but it can get pretty crowded at weekends and in high season with the Fast Track system, you can jump the queues on four main lifts.
Mountain restaurants offer the standard self-service stuff. The centre of Park City is lined by a colourful selection of art galleries, boutiques, bars and restaurants, many quite smart. There is lots of choice for eating out, with over 100 restaurants, and the apres-ski is better than you might think.
We'd like to wish you an enjoyable holiday in the snow and please don't hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any queries regarding your insurance cover.
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