Ski Utah Press Release

Public Relations Director


Park City is now all yours for skiing as Sundance Film Festival starts Jan. 21

PARK CITY, UTAH (Dec. 2, 2015) – Celebrating the opening of the ski season with fresh powder, Park City, Utah invites visitors to spend Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) holiday weekend – Jan. 16-18 – enjoying the unrivaled conditions of America’s most accessible mountain destination. As these dates are traditionally sold-out due to the Sundance Film Festival, Park City is now open to accommodate skiers during the long weekend, delivering an ultimate ski vacation that seems almost too good to be true.

The three-day weekend is wide open for guests to enjoy two world-class ski resorts, savor Park City’s award-winning restaurants, explore one-of-a-kind boutiques and galleries, and enjoy the mountain ski town’s vibrant nightlife. All just within 35 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport, the Park City, Utah winter experience is the perfect destination for the long MLK weekend.

Below are just a few specials and developments for visitors to experience on their next trip to Park City. For more information, please go to

Lodging and Skiing Specials

Park City Mountain Resort: Ready, Set, Snow! Vacation Deals

The 2015-16 winter season has kicked off with the historic opening of Park City Mountain Resort, the largest ski and snowboard resort in the United States. The “Ready, Set, Snow! Package” offer visitors the chance to save up to 40 percent on early season vacations  by booking stays through Jan. 20 at the following properties – Grand Summit Hotel, Silverado Lodge, Sundial Lodge, DoubleTree by Hilton Park City and Vintage on the Strand. For package rules and restrictions, please click here.

Deer Valley Resort: MLK Weekend 20 Percent Off Package

Guests are invited to experience Deer Valley Resort’s luxury accommodations, renowned skiing and guest services with the “MLK Weekend Package.”  The package includes 20 percent off lodging, lift tickets and select rental ski gear, with a minimum of a three-night stay. The exclusive offer is available at a wide range of accommodations managed by Deer Valley Resort properties and valid Jan. 14-18. For more information, please click here.

Stay and Play

In addition to Park City’s ski resorts, Park City businesses have collaborated to provide incoming visitors additional  MLK Holiday Specials. The Chateaux Deer Valley and Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley present guests with the popular Classic Ski Package, including hotel accommodations, a breakfast buffet and adult lift tickets for two, per night. The Hampton Inn & Suites Park City and the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Park City are excited to offer a 15 percent discount off all lodging rooms and suites for the long weekend.

Exclusive Excursions Transportation is offering discounted private transportation to and from the Salt Lake Airport, as well as a 10 percent discount on their guided snowshoe tours. For coupon details, please click here.

Black Tie Delivery Ski Rentals is offering 20 percent off ski and snowboard rentals with free delivery, no hidden fees and no lines through Feb. 1. For offer rules and details, please click here.

An Award-Winning and Friendly Ski Town

The town of Park City – along with its restaurants, hotels, and resorts – has received significant accolades from major media outlets during 2015. Most recently, Stein Eriksen Lodge was once again named "World's Best Ski Hotel" and Deer Valley Resort retained its title as the "United States' Best Ski Resort" at the 2015 World Ski Awards.

This announcement followed the news that Park City was named the “Friendliest City in America” by Condé Nast Traveler, and ranked No. 3 on the list of “Best Small Cities in the U.S.” Adding to the accolades are numerous Park City properties that graced many of Condé Nast Traveler’s 2015 Readers’ Choice lists.

Two Park City luxury properties also ranked highly in Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best” awards. Stein Eriksen Lodge was ranked (No. 14) on its “World’s Best Hotels in the Continental U.S. (with 40 rooms or more)” and Montage Deer Valley was ranked (No. 15) on the list of “World’s Best Family-Friendly resorts.”

Park City, Utah was declared “Best Ski Destination of the West” by Sunset magazine in their 2015 Travel Awards, and was also cited as one of the “10 Best Ski Towns in America” by Forbes.          


About Park City

Park City, Utah is North America's most accessible mountain recreation destination, located just 35 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport. Park City offers over 100 lodging properties including bed and breakfast inns, condominiums and full-service hotels. Park City is home to Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain Resort, and over 400 miles of public trails, which offer endless year-round outdoor recreation possibilities. Boasting nearly 150 palate pleasing bars and restaurants, an abundance of shopping options lining Historic Main Street and the Utah Olympic Park, one easy trip offers a mountain range of activities and amenities for the most discerning visitors. For more information, please visit