Utah's Best Resort Hotels Nestled in and Around the Wasatch Mountains' World-famous Ski Areas

If you're looking for true resort-style hotels, you're going to have to broaden your search beyond the perimeters of Salt Lake City proper. In fact, you're going to find all of the area's prime resort hotels nestled at the bases of – or mid-mountain on – the great ski areas of the Wasatch Mountains.

The town of Park City, just 30 minutes east of Salt Lake International Airport, with its three world-class ski areas, has the single highest concentration of resort hotels in all of Utah. With Deer Valley Resort, Utah's poshest ski and summer resort, The Canyons, and Park City Mountain Resort all within 10 minutes of each other, it's no wonder this vibrant mountain town has an extremely dense collection of top-notch, full-service lodging options. Park City, with its excellent skiing and cool, high-elevation summer temperatures, is an excellent destination in any season.

If you're looking for the same quality of lodging, but in a slightly lower-key atmosphere, consider heading a bit south of Park City to the Swiss-German town of Midway. Though it stands slightly afield Park City's major ski areas, this small town offers beauty and solitude difficult to find elsewhere along the Wasatch Range. Here the Zermatt and Homestead resorts both offer excellent resort amenities in all seasons – and a minimal drive to Deer Valley and Park City.

Those preferring the Wasatch Front (i.e. the Salt Lake City side of this range) will find themselves looking at lodging  at the four major ski resorts in Big and Little Cottonwood canyons. 

Village Condos Solitude


10 Village Condos Solitude The Condos at Solitude Village is located at the top of the scenic Big Cottonwood Canyon at Solitude Mountain Resort. Approximately 45 minutes from Salt Lake International Airport, these condos range from one- to...  Read More

Zermatt Resort


Located in Midway, this Swiss and German resort stands only an hour from Salt Lake City's airport and less than 20 minutes from Park City. Midway, a quiet and highly scenic town, was founded in 1860 by Swiss immigrants – today it retains this...  Read More

Waldorf Astoria Park City


The Waldorf Astoria Park City stands at the base of The Canyons Resort – within casual driving distance of Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain Resort, the town of Park City itself, Kimball Junction with its many shops and restaurants, I-80,...  Read More

Hotel Park City, Autograph Collection


Hotel Park City enjoys a central location in the historic downtown of this vibrant mountain town. This 100-room, all-suite hotel has a AAA four-diamond rating, a health club, a heated outdoor pool, fitness classes (including yoga, Zumba, and...  Read More

Stein Eriksen Lodge


The Stein Eriksen Lodge is one of the most famous lodging options in the Park City area, and among the finest in all of Utah. Located mid-Mountain at the very prestigious Deer Valley Resort, in the Silver Lake Village, the Stein Eriksen Lodge...  Read More

Homestead Resort Midway


Located in Midway, the Homestead Resort enjoys the beauty of Wasatch Mountains' eastern slopes, and the simultaneous solitude afforded by its location in that small town – just south of Park City. The Homestead offers a variety of on-site...  Read More

Canyons Grand Summit Resort Hotel


The Canyons Grand Summit Hotel is a AAA four-diamond establishment located in the heart of the Canyons Resort Village. A massive hotel, the Grand Summit has 358 guest rooms and suites ranging from hotel rooms, through single-, double-, and...  Read More

Newpark Resort
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Newpark Resort and Hotel is nestled in Kimball Junction – just north of Park City and in the heart of Utah's famed Wasatch Mountains. Conveniently located just 30 miles from the Salt Lake International Airport (and immediately south of...  Read More

Hyatt Escala Lodge at Park City


Guest lodges at the AAA four-diamond Hyatt Escala Lodge at Park City are large and luxurious, offering private balconies, wireless Internet access, several cable televisions, daily housekeeping, and whirlpools. All guests have access to a...  Read More

Westgate Park City Resort & Spa


Guests at the Westgate Park City enjoy the the comfort of a fully furnished home – a fully furnished home with Utah's largest indoor/ outdoor swimming pool, a tennis court, basketball court, game room, pool tables, laundry facilities, a...  Read More


Meet Christine Balaz

Christine Balaz began her unexpected writing career in Salt Lake City with her first book on Wasatch Skiing and Travel in 2006. On the subject of Utah, Christine has written numerous...  More About Christine