Family Ski Vacation: A 5-Day Itinerary

Park City is the perfect mountain vacation for all families.  Village activities within the resort, a historic western town, and a great mix of beginner, intermediate, and advanced terrain means that there is something to do for everyone.  This itinerary shows just how many things you can do, plus more, while on a 5-day ski vacation at Park City Mountain!

Before Arriving

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The right lodging on your family ski vacation makes all of the difference.  The official properties at Park City Mountain include slopeside hotels, townhomes, and multi-bedroom condos.  Once you’ve decided on the dates during your stay, head to our website to book your lift tickets.  Booking online in advance will guarantee the best prices for lift tickets and allow you to save up to 20% on rental equipment.

To make the most of your time on the mountain, reserve a private guided tour for your family before arriving.  Our world-class instructors can show you the best areas on the mountain for your family’s ability level, the finest places to eat on the mountain, and give an insider’s scoop on all that Park City has to offer.

If you like staying up to date with new terrain openings, download the free EpicMix app.  By downloading EpicMix, you’ll be able to share your photos taken by our professional on-mountain photographers and see which family member has skied the most terrain!  You’ll also want to check out the events calendar for daily activities and events at both base areas.

Day 1 – Private Family Lesson

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Give your family the energy they need with a hearty breakfast from our Alpine Breakfast Buffet in the Grand Summit Hotel before picking up your rental equipment for the week.  Head over to any of our EpicDay Express windows to pick up your family’s tickets and then meet your instructor to start your private lesson.

The lunch menu at the Red Pine Lodge serves food for all ages.  By the end of the day, you can celebrate a great start to the vacation by grabbing drinks at either base area while the kids enjoy nightly village activities.

Day 2 – Ski Canyons Village

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Another great breakfast spot in the Grand Summit Hotel is the Red Tail Grill.  Eat up and begin another day on the slopes!  While on the mountain, be sure to look for the tall bright green flags that pinpoint the EpicMix photographers.  The snowy background is the perfect opportunity for a professional family photo.

Have lunch at Cloud Dine, at the top of Dreamcatcher lift, for quality food and breathtaking views.  Then savor the night with dinner at The Farm, in Canyons Village,serving locally sourced meats and ingredients.  Retail outlets in Canyons Village are just outside to shop in after your meal.

Day 3 – Explore the Town

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Sleep in and take the family out to breakfast in town.  There are many great restaurants scattered around Park City.  Windy Ridge Cafe, Eating Establishments, and The Bridge Cafe and Grill are all easy to get to and serve delicious food!

Down the road from Park City, the Utah Olympic Park has fun and interactive museums that showcase the 2002 Olympic venues and events.  You also might see athletes from around the world training for the upcoming Olympic Games!

While in Kimball Junction, catch a movie or play a game of bowling before venturing to historic Park City for dinner.  There are many retail shops and restaurants along Historic Main Street.

Day 4 – Ski Park City Base Area

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At the base of PayDay Express lift, grab breakfast and coffee to-go at Jupiter Java inside Legacy Lodge.  While skiing or snowboarding, find your way towards Town Lift, where you and your family are within walking distance to many restaurants in historic Park City.

Get in one more adrenaline rush by bringing the kids to our legendary Alpine Coaster and Flying Eagle Zip Line.  End the night with a fine dining experience at Legends Bar & Grill.

Day 5 – There is Only One

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With so much terrain to ski on your last day, grab a bite at Murdock’s Café before walking straight to the lifts.  Experience the best of both worlds by riding the Quicksilver Gondola, allowing you to access all of Park City’s 7,300 skiable acres!

Try any of our 10 on-mountain restaurants for quality food and spectacular mountain views for lunch.  Our newly remodeled Summit House lodge is accessible from 5 different lifts and the view of the Uinta mountain range from the heated deck is spectacular.

After lifts close, celebrate your family’s last night in Park City with a horse drawn sleigh ride out Park City Base Area.


Our great range of vacation packages offer deals on lodging and lift tickets!  Plan your trip for spring break now:  

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