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Driving to Park City

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Driving to Park City

We will be coming to Park City the 3rd week of december and just wondering if we should drive or rent a shuttle. We live in the south so we don't usually deal with snow. From what I have read the drive is only 40 minutes, so I don't think it should be too bad, but just wanted to get a second opinion.

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1. Re: Driving to Park City

Drive, the road is kept pretty clean. Just use caution and you should be fine. If it's snowing crazy amounts, pick up a shuttle. You shouldn't have trouble getting a shuttle on short notice.

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2. Re: Driving to Park City

*IF* it's snowing at all in the valley don't attempt the drive! There are areas of Parley's Canyon that can be slick and unless you're going a good speed you may find yourself slideing downhill (i.e. Lambs and up the last summit push).

If it's been an hour or two since the snow fell the plows should have been over the area and you might be fine. But even then there have been times when you'll have snowpack to drive on.

If you take it slow you should be ok, but if I was on vacation I'd let someone else do the driving.

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3. Re: Driving to Park City

I would add that if you're flight comes in late in the day and the roads are at all wet from any amount of precipitation that you might just take the shuttle. Are you thinking of renting a car? It's not clear from your question if this is your car or a rental.

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4. Re: Driving to Park City

I wouldn't have any fear of driving. But, you really don't NEED a car in Park City so a shuttle might be more advantageous. You'll pay around $30-35 per person and shuttles are easy to book. I prefer All Resort. There's a free shuttle around Park City so a car generally isn't necessary unless you want to drive over to the Cottonwoods to ski.

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