It’s like Yogi Berra said, “Nobody goes there anymore, it’s too crowded.” This is the paradox of Park City Mountain, the largest ski resort in the United States. People indeed love it; no place is easier to get to and has everything you want for skiing and off-mountain activities, they say. And so they come, even during last year’s marginal snow year, with Park City drawing nearly one-third of all the skier visits in Utah. Why? Well, because it’s big, because it’s easy to get to, and because the resort surrounds the name-brand ski town of Park City proper, where they enjoy rockin’ nightlife, copious delicious dining options, and plentiful off-slope endeavors. And, with 7,000 acres to spread out on, you can ditch the masses. But there are pinch points, notably the Silverlode Lift, which serves much of Park City’s best intermediate terrain, where skiers gripe about the line-management system that can make a pile-up seem like survival of the pushiest. And, of course, the Payday lift at Park City Village. But locals know to dodge that bullet by using the Town and Crescent lifts. That’ll get you a head start on your way to the fun stuff on Jupiter Peak. You’re welcome.