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Utah is beautiful with amazing Park City Resorts Utah to choose from. But what to pack? We share the perfect packing list for your next trip.

Attention skiers: The best powder in the U.S. is in Park City, Utah. Sure, there are plenty of other places to ski throughout the States, and you should check out each one, but there’s a reason why you must book your ski trip to Park City well in advance: Everyone else books their ski vacations in Utah, as well. So, make your reservations, and then pack the following to ensure you have the best trip possible.

Park City Resorts Packing List

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Backpacks for Everyone

Who says you can only ski in the winter? Why not rent and slap on some snowshoes and do some winter hiking, as well?

If you aren’t into the cold, you will find some of the most beautiful nature on Park City Mountain and in Deer Valley, so schedule your Park City vacation for summer instead and commune with the flora and fauna.

Either way, you can store your backpacks in lockers located at the city’s ski resorts, which makes hand warmers, snacks, sunscreen, and water available whenever you want it.


Even if you rent your ski equipment, which is recommended – who wants to travel with skis and poles – you don’t want to rent goggles. Wear your own because they fit better.

Goggles don’t take up much packing space, so avoid wasting money on rentals. In fact, if you’re only skiing over the weekend or for a few weekdays when travel and skiing expenses are less, pack everything you need in the backpack, including your goggles. You can carry the backpack on the plane or check it in as baggage.


Ski or Snowboard Boots

The same holds true for your boots. The crucial thing about boots is they are fitted to your feet, which prevents blisters. It also increases safety, as poorly fitted boots can impede descent down the slope, whether on skis or snowboarding. Make certain you pack the right socks, too.

In fact, pack your own ski clothing for your trip. This includes your socks plus base layers, gloves, jacket, and pants. You’ll feel more comfortable in your own clothing and you’ve probably already broken in your favorite wear.

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Cool Shades

Finally, don’t forget a pair of cool shades. Even though you’re playing on powder, Park City winters still have a ton of glorious sunshine. Protect your eyes against the sun’s harmful rays.

Yes, you’ll wear your goggles when you head down the slopes, but you’ll want your sunglasses for the chairlift ride up the mountain, so don’t forget to include a primary and extra pair just in case you lose your primary pair.

If you plan to travel to Park City in the summer, you definitely want your sunglasses.

Rent or Own


Finally, once you fall in love with Park City, Utah, and you will, the question will become should you rent or own your vacation villa. If you’re looking for the perfect combination of serenity and comfort, you should consider renting a cabin in Park City. Alternatively, Osiris Cabral Park City real estate, or OsirisCabral as its often called, is something every visitor should look into.

If you find the perfect getaway home for you and your family, you can use it whenever you want and rent it when you’re not there for added income. Think about it. More money in your pocket means more money for vacation and time on the slopes and summer hiking.

Utah Park City Resorts FAQ

How many ski resorts are in Park City Utah?

There are two main resorts in Utah – Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley Resort.

Where should I stay in Park City Utah?

Both Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley offer award-winning lodges but you can save some money by staying in the Downtown area, Kimball Junction or Park City Canyons Village.

Is Park City Utah worth visiting?

Known as the best ski town in Utah if not the US, Park City is definitely worth visiting. If you don’t love skiing, head here in the summer to visit the historic mining town and enjoy the amazing restaurants in the area.

Is Park City Utah expensive?

Park City is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the USA based on lodgings. However, you can save money on food if you eat outside of the resorts.

Is Park City good for beginners?

Park City is a popular destination because it is perfect for all types of skiers. Beginners can enjoy the resort with easy slopes and lessons whilst intermediate skiers will enjoy the 3.5-mile long home run and lots of territories to explore.

Do I need a car in Park City Utah?

You do not need a car in Park City – there is an efficient free bus system that circulates the town, stopping at the resorts, grocery stores, and outlet mall.

No matter what you do, pack your desire to have fun and enjoy plenty of rest and relaxation. After you’ve conquered the toughest mountains Park City has to offer, head back to the resort and spend some me-time in the spa. Be pampered and then hit the Jacuzzi at one of the many affordable retreats in the area. 

Once the soreness is rubbed and washed away, head to one of the many restaurants and enjoy a delicious dinner and relaxing cocktail or two. You’re ready to head to Park City right now, aren’t you? Book your trip and hit the slopes!

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Thursday 18th of February 2021

[…] off your budget wellness retreat by heading over to Park City Utah; a gorgeous area of the state, ideal for hikes and skiing depending on when you are […]

Rahat Arora

Thursday 6th of September 2018

Very helpful tips will definitely checkout this post when I visit here. Resort is full of adventure and must be definitely in my list.


Thursday 6th of September 2018

This looks very helpful. I agree totally about having my own goggles and shades.

Jayashree Sengupta

Wednesday 5th of September 2018

Vey helpful indeed.... i always tend to miss out something or the other.... this sure is my checklist <3

Alex Trembath

Wednesday 5th of September 2018

I didn't know about this place as a ski destination. Looks great! Is it also possible to do hiking around Park City in summer?

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