October - April
The mountain slopes are usually covered with powder from mid-November until mid-April, making Park City a winter wonderland. However, the Christmas holiday season is a good time to avoid a visit, unless money is no issue and waiting in a lift line or two doesn’t bother you. For 10 days every January, Sundance Film Festival takes over town with screenings, parties and lots of special events. It’s a fun time to visit for independent movie fans, as well as those who want to catch some good celebrity sightings. However, you’ll want to book your lodgings well in advance, as it’s hard to find a pillow to lay your head during this busy festival. For movie-loving skiers, it’s also a great time to hit the slopes, as most visitors are here for the festival, not the slopes, so the mountains are often half empty.
Park City is Always In-Season
The off season for Park City is really an anomaly as it is always a good time of year for anyone who enjoys being outdoors. You may however, find the best deals during the shoulder season.
May - September
While May and June may still have a bit of nip in the air, July and August are beautiful here. It’s perfect for visitors who want to enjoy the great outdoors. Strap on some hiking boots and explore the mountainside or hit the trails on a mountain bike for an adventurous ride. During the summer months, Park City offers outdoor concerts at venues like Deer Valley Mountain Resort and The Canyons. You can also appreciate the arts in August at the annual three-day Park City Kimball Arts Festival. Best of all, rates for hotels plummet during these non-skiing months, and many restaurants offer two-for-one dinner specials during this slower season, making Park City a much more affordable place to visit.