With a new ski season comes the struggles of figuring out a ski resort’s parking policies. To combat overcrowding and traffic, many ski resorts have adopted different parking policies – and Utah ski resorts are no different! Read below to see how some Utah ski resorts are handling their parking for the 22/23 ski season, and how you should be prepared before driving up the canyons this winter.
Alta Ski Resort Parking
Alta Ski Resort parking reservations are required Friday-Sunday and holidays, beginning December 16th. Each parking reservation costs $25 per vehicle per day. Alta offers discounted parking reservations with a purchase of a Alta.com lift ticket.
For guests that are qualifying Alta and Alta-Bird season passholders, free parking reservations may be available. Qualifying passholders need to use the parking code they receive to book parking reservations online.
All reservations must be made online.
First-come, first-serve parking is available Monday-Thursday (excluding holidays), and any day after 1pm.
Find more information on Alta Parking and make a parking reservation at:
Brighton Resort Parking
Parking reservations are not required, but are highly recommended during peak hours. For parking reservations, the reserved space must be claimed by 12pm on the day of your reservation. If unclaimed, the reserved space will become available to first-come, first-serve. Keep in mind that there are only 100 reserved spots each day.
Each parking reservation has a fee of $30 per day per vehicle, and cannot be transferred.
Brighton also offers free parking, however it is first-come, first-serve.
Find more information on Brighton Parking and to make a parking reservation at:
Deer Valley Ski Resort Parking
Deer Valley Ski Resort offers complimentary parking throughout the winter season along with a shuttle service to Snow Park Lodge from the parking lots.
The Silver Lake Lodge underground parking offers paid parking, however space is limited.
For guests that arrive with more than three people in a vehicle on peak days (holidays and weekends), they will be able to park in Lot 2 as long as there is availability. For those that are arriving individually or with one other person in their vehicle, parking will be available in Lots 3, 4, and 5.
Find more information on Deer Valley Ski Resort parking here:
Park City Mountain Resort Parking
Reservations are required seven days a week until 1pm, with a mix of free and paid. Parking after 1pm will be free with no reservations required.
The fee for paid reservations is $25 a day per vehicle in the surface lots from December 12th through April 2nd.
For the Mountain Village garage, the parking reservation fee is $40 a day per vehicle.
If traveling with more than four guests per vehicle, parking will be free. Reservations are still required.
Free parking is available at Canyons Village base area, Park City High School (on weekends and holidays) and High Valley Transit Park-n-Ride locations.
Find more information and to make a Park City parking reservation here:
Snowbasin Resort Parking
Snowbasin offers complimentary parking and shuttle service within their parking lots on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, those carpooling with three or more people in a single vehicle can access the reserved Terrace A parking lot, while availability lasts.
The Snowbasin guest shuttle takes guests directly to the base area from the multiple lots.
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Snowbird offers several parking options: free, paid reservations, or a Preferred Parking Pass.
Free Parking is available on a first-come, first-serve basis for six different parking lots.
Guests that are carpooling with four or more in a vehicle have access to the carpool-parking areas. These designated areas are available in the Pond Lot, Upper Gad Valley Lot on the South Side, and Entry 4. These spots cannot be reserved in advance, and are first-come, first-serve.
Paid reservations begin December 17th, 2022. Reservations can be made in advance online for the self- or valet parking lots. Full refunds can be offered up to 7am on the day of the reservation. For missed reservations, there will be no refund issued.
Day-of self parking is available for purchase in the Lower Gad Valley lot, however these spots are also first-come, first-serve.
For $799, the Preferred Parking Pass gives guests access to the Lower Gad Valley, Pond, and Bypass Road Preferred Parking Lots for the 2022-23 season. There are limited quantities available of this pass option.
Snowbird also offers a valet option, with or without a reservation. Guests may book a reservation in advance, or purchase the day-of on a first-come, first-serve basis.
For more information and to make a Snowbird parking reservation here:
Solitude Resort Parking
Solitude offers a tiered-parking system dependent on vehicle occupants and day of the week. All parking is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
22/23 Season Parking Passes are available for $399. The pass is valid for up to two cars with a limit of one car per day. It does not guarantee a parking spot, and is non-transferable or refundable. It can’t be used for overnight parking.
Midweek Parking Passes (Monday – Thursday) are available for $99. Similar to the Season Parking Pass, it is valid for up to two cars with a limit of one car per day. However, this pass is not valid December 26th-29th 2022, January 16th, 2023, and February 20th, 2023. The Midweek Parking Pass does not guarantee a parking spot, and can’t be transferred or refunded.
For guests lodging at the Inn at Solitude and Solitude Mountain Resort Lodging, there is complimentary parking for the duration of the stay for all guests in the party.
Utah Transportation Authority runs a ski bus from three Park-n-Ride locations to Solitude. All Ikon Pass and Solitude season pass holders can use the ski shuttle for free. For guests without one of those passes, there is a fee to ride the shuttle. Find more information on the ski bus here: https://www.rideuta.com/Rider-Info/Ski-Service
Find more information on Solitude parking and to purchase a Solitude parking pass here:
Sundance Mountain Resort Parking
Sundance offers a tiered system dependent on each parking lot, day of the week, and vehicle occupancies. Carpooling with four or more guests in a vehicle allows you to park for free.
Parking can be paid at the parking lot kiosks or the QR codes that are located in all parking areas. Or pay ahead of time online through Sundance’s online parking system.
Utah Transportation Authority offers a route to Sundance, which is free for Sundance season pass holders or available for a small fee.
Find more information on Sundance Mountain Resort parking here:
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