Thinking about going to Park City or Deer Valley. Anyone know which one is better?
They are basically side by side. Sort of like Alta and Snowbird in the next canyon over. So you can stay at a hotel in Park City, or one of the Deer Valley lodges, and ski both. Or you can go up Little Cottonwood Canyon and ski Snowbird and Alta (but stay at Snowbird--the Alta accomodations are a bit more spartan). The skiing is fabulous either way, though Snowbird's average run is much more challenging, and there are fewer intermediate and easy runs. There is lots more night life, restaurant variety, etc. at Park City/Deer Valley. If you're a skiing purist, do Snowbird/Alta. If it's a fun skiing holiday with emphasis on after-ski activities as well, go Park City/Deer Valley. It is possible to stay at Park City and go over for a day to Snowbird, but it's about a 45 minute drive each way in good weather. Or, as the poster below says, you can stay down in SLC and drive up to different resorts on different days--but then you miss whatever ambience there is of staying right at the mountain, and you don't want to drive the roads (especially the road down from Snowbird) after you've had a couple of apres ski cocktails. .
And they already have a ton of snow.
This post was edited on 11/29 at 10:54 am