Want to know a secret? You can leave New York City from JFK International Airport at 7:00 a.m. and be skiing in Park City at Deer Valley Resort by 1 p.m. This accessibility is one of the best things about Park City. If you were skiing anywhere else you’d waste a whole day travelling. Don’t do that.
Delta has regular direct flights out of JFK that will get you to SLC International Airport by 10:30 a.m. It’s only a 47 minute drive from Salt Lake City International Airport to Deer Valley Resort. Once you land, it’ll take about 30 minutes to get your baggage, and your transportation will be waiting for you. That’ll get you to wherever you’re staying in Park City by 12 p.m. Then, you’ll have an hour to get ready and get out on the slopes
Without any delays or extreme weather (a foot of snow isn’t extreme weather here), you could even be skiing Deer Valley before 1 p.m. Just make sure you have your transportation and lift tickets reserved ahead of time to avoid messing up your day. I’ll leave getting to JFK with your skis in time for your 7:00 a.m. flight up to you. Subway, AirTran, Uber, Taxi… whatever works for you. You know New York City better than I do.
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