Great for powder, Park City offers access to runs for all abilities, as well as some excellent terrain parks...
Park City is deservedly famous for its easy cruising runs and terrain parks. But those seeking off-piste powder bowls should not be disappointed either - especially after a recent dump of snow.
In fact, the resort offers everything from gentle, confidence-building slopes, many of which can be reached using the “First-Timer” lift, to steep routes through the trees.
Resort height: 2,100m
Intermediates are spoilt for choice here, with a wide variety of both groomed and backcountry slopes to go at.
There are also some great mogul runs for more advanced skiers, and some powder runs to please boarders who know what they're doing when the going gets deep - although other, nearby resorts offer more exciting off-piste options.
Other potential downsides include that many of the groomed pistes are quite short and that some of the resort's chairlifts are old and slow (by US standards!)
Salt Lake City airport is just 30 minutes away from Park City on a good run...
To fly there from the UK, however, you will have to change in a US hub such as Los Angeles or New York.
Beginners and intermediate skiers and boarders will adore the variety of beautifully groomed pistes...
However, those in search of steep slopes and deep powder will probably be better off in other, nearby resorts such as Alta, Snowbird and Solitude.
Party animals will rate the après-ski scene in lively Park City, which also hosts the Sundance Film Festival...
Park City has some great après-ski bars. The No Name Saloon and Ciscero's are among the best, while late night fun can be found in the Tram Club disco.
Eateries are also plentiful, with a wide range of cuisine on offer. Try Zoom, the Hungry Moose or Charlie's Place, or Nacho Mam's for a TexMex feast.
There's no excuse for getting bored in Park City, even if you don't ski. Hot air ballooning, indoor tennis, ice skating and snow-shoeing are all on the activity menu, along with day trips to Salt Lake City. In January, Park City also welcomes the stars for the independent Sundance Film Festival.
Cost of living 7/10
Park City is not an expensive resort. And the prices of the food in particular will come as a welcome surprise if you are used to skiing in Europe. You can get a hearty meal in many of the local restaurants for as little as $10 (£6.10).
Attractiveness of the resort 5/10
Park City has a colourful history - as a silver mining boom town, it boasted a red-light area, a Chinese quarter and 27 saloons at the turn of the 19th century. This heritage has left the town with a historic Main Street, while the rounded mountain ridges have a modest and gentle presence. Elsewhere, however, the resort is something of a characterless sprawl.