Deer Valley Downhill & Lift-Served Mountain Biking
Deer Valley ® was the first area resort to open up it's chairlifts to mountain bikers back in the early 90's, and even hosted a World Cup race for a number of years. After neglecting their summer mountain bike and trail building operations for a number of years, last summer they majorly stepped up their game by hiring Gravity Logic to help consult and built new trails (including the now famous Tidal Wave). In addition to Tidal Wave, which features some fun-sized doubles and massive berms, the resort has a handful of other "flow-style" trails as well as technical old-school favorites like NCS & Fireswamp. There's definitely more than enough to keep you busy and grinning for a weekend or two.
Canyons Bike Park Downhill & Lift-Served Bike Trails
While Deer Valley may have been the first to spin their lifts for mountain bikers, Canyons is home to the first true lift-access bike park in Utah. Now a few seasons in, Canyons Bike Park features downhill and jump trails ranging from beginner to advanced. The new Canyons Downhill Trail is certainly nothing to scoff at and makes even experienced riders a bit weak in the knees. Other favorites include the Rally Cat, GoPro Double Down, Ricochet, & Insurgent.
Park City Mountain Resort Lift-Served Mountain Biking
Park City Mountain Resort's lift access should be regarded more as a means of getting your bike higher up the mountain sans-pedaling rather than lift-served riding. While there are no true downhill or gravity style trails like at Deer Valley or Canyons, getting a lift up Crescent to ride the Wasatch Crest is a great option. If you do choose to ride the lifts at Park City Mountain Resort, we'd highly recommend sticking with Crescent chair and avoid Payday and Town Lifts for bike access.