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5 Things To Expect at Park City's Elevation

5 Things To Expect at Park City's Elevation

5 Things To Expect at Park City's Elevation

Heading to Elevation for the first time? Here's what you need to know.

Attending a new party can be intimidating. Who are the kind of people who go to this event? Where does all the action take place? Is it easy to get around? Fret no more:

Getting there is easy
Flying to Salt Lake City is a snap from most North American destinations; most airports won't even make you connect. Once you land at the airport, it only takes about 30 minutes to get to Park City. Click here for a shared ride airport shuttle, with rates starting at $45 a person.

The powder is pristine
"The lightest powder on Earth," is how Travel + Leisure describes the snow in Park City. Since the base of the Park City Mountain Resort is nearly 7,000 feet above sea level and the top of Jupiter Peak is 10,000 feet, you know that flakes fall regularly here. Throughout the winter, into March, snowfall is about 70 inches a month.

Nice people rule
The crowd at Elevation is friendly, not haughty (see pics below for evidence). The après-ski events are planned as places to mix, mingle, and flirt; not scream over deafening dance music. This is how the organizers describe the vibe: "Fresh off the slopes, margarita in hand, flushed and tan from a sunny day of amazing snowboarding — those are some of our favorite moments."

Elevation pays it forward
It's nearly impossible not to enjoy yourself at Elevation, but the whole week isn't solely about having a good time. The people behind the event involve local and national charities and organizations, including Utah's Pride Center and the Human Rights Campaign; this allows participants to contribute to these worthy causes in between ski runs.

It will be cold, and hot, so come prepared
You're skiing and snowboarding, so jackets, gloves, and hats are a must (average Park City temps in February run between 17 and 37 degrees). But you'll also want to throw in a few t-shirts and long-sleeve T's for the casual after-events and parties. If you're hitting a dance party and feel confident, a tank top wouldn't be a bad idea either. There are also hot tubs in Park City, so pack a bathing suit too.

Find out more about Elevation: UTAH here.


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