There are great skiing areas to the east of Park City. This resort town was originally founded after the discovery of silver in the nearby mountains. Nowadays it is a destination of choice during the winter months for skiers from across North America. In the summer there are a number of festivals as well as a wealth of outdoor recreational opportunities.
1 Deer Valley Resort
Deer Valley Resort is one of the most popular ski resorts in the Park City area, offering the most luxurious amenities. It offers terrain on four mountains: Empire Canyon, Flagstaff, Bald and Bald Eagle Mountains. There are numerous runs across six bowls, with a base altitude of 6,570 ft. This resort is targeted mainly towards intermediate and beginner skiers. During the 2002 Olympics, Deer Valley was the venue for slalom, giant slalom, freestyle and snowboard events.
2 Canyons Ski Resort
Just outside of Park City on Interstate 80 is Canyons Resort. This is the largest ski resort in Utah. In recent years the resort has upgraded its equipment and carrying capacity to accommodate more people at a quicker pace. It also changed its overall layout, making it much more user friendly. The resort is a good option for intermediate to advanced level skiers and snowboarders.