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Old 08-21-2011, 02:36 PM
 
Location: The Hamptons,NY
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I may accept a job for the winter in park city was wondering if I could get around without a car, it seems like such a hassle and expense to bring it out from NY for the winter and then all the problems living in a snowy place with a car the maintence problems, parking cleaning it off etc.. Can you live in Park city without one? Thanks in advance.. Peter
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Old 08-21-2011, 04:42 PM
 
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If you are going to be anywhere in Utah without a car Park City would be the place. It has an extensive and excellent FREE bus system that will get you just about anywhere you want to go or at least close enough to make the balance an easy walk.

If you are taking a winter job it is probably ski related and you are probably young, so good old leg power can get you around pretty well (Park City has a very active and outdoorsy population so walking is big).

A bicycle can fill in if needed but you'll need the souped up winter version with the knobby deep tread tires, and it's really not necessary unless you like winter biking.

Try to find housing close to downtown (Old Town, etc.) if you can, but the more immediate outreaches (Pinebrook, etc.) are all serviced by the bus.

I don't think you will have any problem.
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Old 08-21-2011, 04:54 PM
 
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If you live in town its prefferable to be carless if you know people.
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Old 08-21-2011, 06:49 PM
 
Location: east millcreek
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Hi Peter, you can survive without wheels anywhere in Park City and the greater Snyderville Basin as well. The buses run early and fairly often but the further out you are from Old Town, the frequency starts to lessen you can check the PC web page for the transportation link.
Which resort are you going to work at and are you going to get some employee housing? If not, and most people I know do not really like the employee housing, I would start your search real soon. Housing is not as tight as it was before the crash but it can still be difficult to get some of the "prime" spots.
By the way, one of my favorite ski buddies is coming back out for his 4th season from NYC and he loves it here.....
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:33 AM
 
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Hello Skibarbie,

Can I ask you a question about Park City (and the surrounding). We are planning to do a trip to Park City. But just found out, that you may not snowboard in certain areas (Deer valley). Is this the only place were snowboarding is prohibited? Is it still doable, for snowboarders (from Holland) to come here?

Many thanks in advanced,

Rob
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Old 10-13-2011, 07:54 AM
 
Location: east millcreek
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Deer Valley and Alta are the 2 places in Utah that are ski only..Canyons and Park City Mountain Resort will welcome you with open arms. PCMR has a snowboard park that ranks quite high in snowboard surveys and Canyons Ski Resort has a large park also. Both resorts are large with Canyons being the largest in Utah so lots of terrain to be had on your boards.
I am happy to be working at Canyons this upcoming season and hope for lots of good powder days.
Let me know if you have other questions or concerns abut your trip to " the greatest snow on earth"
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