Get a deal on your lift tickets
Now that you’ve got a timeframe, you need access to the slopes. Skiing/snowboarding isn’t cheap. But there are ways to make winter sports just a bit more affordable. There are a couple of large aggregate resort passes that include one or another of Park City’s resorts, along with a variety of other destinations.
The Epic Pass includes access to 65 resorts, including Park City Mountain. You get unlimited access for a relatively cheap $929. That’s not bad, given the price of a single day’s ticket purchased a la carte can be $135 or more.
The new Ikon Pass includes access to 36 mountains, including Park City’s Deer Valley Resort and Salt Lake City’s Brighton, Alta, and Snowbird for $999. There is a downside to the Ikon Pass, however. Access to Deer Valley is not unlimited. Instead, you only get seven days of access to Deer Valley Resort, and another seven days to split between Alta and Snowbird however you like.