ASK A SNOWMAMA: Would You Recommend Deer Valley or Park City to Ski With Kids?
QUESTION: We need to decide by Nov 3 (we put a hold on some tickets with AA that expire at midnight), so we need to decide pretty quickly if we're going to Park City. So, my questions...we have two boys (ages 3 & 5), and we really want fun activities that would also be convenient. Is there an area where we can take them skiing in either Deer Valley or Park City. Do y'all have a kids gondola or a kids area that is open to the public (not just ski school kids)? Would you recommend Deer Valley or Park City to ski with kids? I wasn't able to get this info anywhere. It's so hard to tell where to stay and ski with two little kids. Any advice, tips, etc would be wonderful! Thanks!
- Asked by Diana on November 2, 2009
ANSWER: Excellent question Diana. You will not find a more accessible or convenient ski resort destination than Park City. It's located only 35 minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport and offers a free transit system around town so you don't even need to rent a car. Park City Mountain Resort is located in the heart of Park City and Deer Valley is about one mile outside. Both Cookie and Parents magazines recommend Park City Mountain Resort for families because of their Kids Signature Programs, which guarantee small class sizes, and the variety of off-hill activities like the Alpine Coaster, Gorgoza Tubing Park and sleigh rides to name a few.
Let me know if you need any help finding lodging in town. There are a lot of great packages being offered now. Hopefully I'll see you in Park City this winter.
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