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|   January 20th, 2016   |   No Comments   |  
 

The snow continues to fall in Park City, making for powder-perfect slopes and post-storm blue-bird days. Here are the best homes for every type of skier to take advantage of the upcoming President’s Day weekend:

For Families with Older Kids: Great Escape at Deer Valley

This ski-in/ski-out 6-bedroom home gives every member of the family the freedom to start, stop and rest at will. No need to coordinate shuttles or force your teenager to hit first chair — or miss your own chance at a slope-side sunrise!

 

For Families with Snowboarders: Silver Star Cottage

Stay in a ski-in/ski-out (or ride-in/ride-out) community with easy access to all the terrain Park City has to offer. An on-site restaurant and rental shop makes Silver Star one of the most convenient places to stay in Park City.

 

For Families with Small Children: Red Pine Villa

Keep everyone entertained on and off the slopes at this spacious 6-bedroom home with a theater, yard, game room and plenty of bedding for everyone. Access the slopes of Park City Mountain Resort via Canyons just two minutes away.

 

For Couples Traveling Together: Silver Strike Lodge 

Silver Strike Lodge

For the privacy of a chalet with all the amenities of a lodge, Silver Strike is the perfect ski-in/ski-out hideaway. Couples traveling together will each enjoy a luxurious suite and private bath, and everyone will enjoy out-the-door access to the slopes, a fitness suite, fire pit, lounge and over-sized hot tub.

 

To Get Away From It All: Sundance Chalet

Nestled in the beautiful Sundance Resort, this 3-bedroom chalet offers the feeling of total seclusion less than an hour from Salt Lake International. Relax and revive in the mountains, and let us take care of every need. You will still enjoy Resorts West’s signature Private Concierge service.

For more ideas on your Park City ski vacation this President’s Day weekend, call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail reservations@resortswest.com.

 


 
|   January 1st, 2016   |   No Comments   |  
 

We wish you a very happy New Year from Resorts West!

Every year, many of us in the office make the same resolution. Even though we live in a mountain mecca, where skiing and snowboarding are readily accessible, we never seem to sneak in enough days. So we resolve to get more powder, more first chairs, more time with the family, and simply more time on the mountain. (And with this year’s snow, there’s no excuse not to follow through!)

Because we realize many of you make the same resolution, we put our heads together — and enlisted the advice of some frequent New York and Los Angeles skiers — to help you make it happen. Here are our recommendations:

1.  Learn the art of weekend skiing. Not all ski vacations need be week-long affairs. With direct flights from New York putting skiers on the slopes (not just the airport, but clicked into skis and carving turns) the same day they arrive, the art of spontaneous skiing is easily realized in Park City — using few if any vacation days. “I leave Thursday evening after work and I’m back by Sunday night after two solid days of skiing,” confides one Manhattan skier. “Some people take summer Fridays — I take powder Fridays. I would rather be skiing than in the Hamptons anyway.”

2. Write down your goal. ”I take my resolution to ski more seriously,” says a Los Angeles resident who flies to Park City four times a season or more. “I’m a little competitive, even with myself, so when I say out loud that I want to get, say, 40 days in this year, I can’t go back on it. I’m making that happen — and usually, I’m bringing friends along for the ride.” We can make the accommodations side even easier for frequent flyers by reserving the same condo or private home for you each time you stay. Ask us how to make one of our properties yours for the season.

3. Rent your equipment – and avoid lines, too! Your concierge can arrange to have your rentals delivered and fitted right as you check in, so you are sure to have the right equipment for the conditions. Pack light, carry on, and enjoy more days on the hill. (If you love your skis, you can seamlessly ship them ahead with LuggageForward. We’ll have them waiting for you at your home or condo when you arrive.)

4. Take your business to the slopes. It used to be that big deals (and big plans) were made on golf courses. The same can now be said for chairlifts. A retreat away from the office can help rejuvenate your team and spark creative ideas or provide the perfect setting to launch new partnerships in 2016.  Your concierge can set up everything you need to keep business going without skipping a beat, from high-speed Internet to private meeting space with projector screens and stadium seating.

5. Forget about snow. Everyone lives for powder days — but if you want to get more days in on the mountain this year, resolve to be an all-conditions skier. Up your speed game on groomers, challenge yourself with moguls or explore a new resort. With a dozen ski areas clustered within an hour’s drive, Utah makes this particularly easy. Your concierge can recommend the best ones to try based on your ski style, then help arrange your day.

Need more suggestions? Call us! We are always delighted to offer recommendations or simply talk skiing. Contact us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail reservations@resortswest.com.


 
|   December 8th, 2015   |   No Comments   |  
 

Wake up Christmas Day and ski out your door from these slope-side Deer Valley homes.

There’s nothing quite like a ski town at Christmas. Spend the holidays at Deer Valley this year without lift lines or hassle. We’ll even help you wrap gifts for the kids. For an unforgettable family ski vacation, we recommend these Deer Valley ski homes, all available from Dec. 19 to 26:

Belle Apres

Bedrooms: 6 | Ski Access: Out-the-door | Sleeps: 12

You’ll love: multiple twin-bed rooms for families with kids

Deer Valley ski home

 

Harmony Haus

Bedrooms: 5 | Ski Access: Funicular out the door | Sleeps: 12

You’ll love: The stadium-seat theater

Harmony Haus - Deer Valley

 

Silver Belle

Bedrooms: 5 | Ski Access: Steps to ski elevator | Sleeps: 17

You’ll love: The game room with pool table

Silver Belle - Deer Valley

 

Ski Utah Home

Bedrooms: 5 | Ski Access: Out-the-door | Sleeps: 14

You’ll love: The slope-side fire pit and hot tub

Ski Utah Home - Deer Valley

 

Find the perfect Park City ski home for your family! Call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail reservations@resortswest.com to start planning your holiday ski vacation.

 

 

Arrowleaf Condo 

Bedrooms: 2 | Ski Access: Out-the-door | Sleeps: 5

You’ll love: Common amenities like a lounge with pool table and hot tub

Arrowleaf Lodge - Deer Valley

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|   November 24th, 2015   |   No Comments   |  
 

With few crowds and great value, December can be the perfect time for your family ski trip.

The lifts are running at Park City Mountain Resort, and we have already seen a white autumn in the mountains — with more snow expected this week! Aside from the fantastic early conditions and a whole new experience to enjoy with 7,500 acres now available between Park City and Canyons, here are our top three reasons to ski Park City this December:

Elevate Your Accommodations 

For families looking to get more value out of their ski vacations, the difference between mid-December and Christmas week can mean the difference between driving to the slopes and staying at a ski-in/ski-out chalet. The value often extends to lift tickets, gear rentals and even transportation, giving skiers an elevated experience without the holiday crowds. We recommend arriving before Dec. 18 for the best value.

Never Wait in Line   

The availability of everything from top-notch ski instructors at Deer Valley Resort to reservations at Park City’s best restaurants is much better in early and mid-December than  during the holidays, giving you the chance to kick off your year with an expert refresher course on how to tackle steep terrain, a greater abundance of untracked powder, and a gourmet dinner on Main Street without a wait.

Celebrate the Best Holiday Events

The holiday season starts well before Christmas Day, and in Park City the official kick-off involves street-side carols, live family-friendly shows and Santa Claus flying in on a brightly lit sleigh. St. Nick comes down the Town Lift on Dec. 12, while the Holiday Spectacular Sing-Along at the Egyptian Theater starts on Dec. 18. You can also catch World Cup sledding events and other special events at both resorts. E-mail stay@resortswest.com for a calendar of our favorite events!

Featured Ski Homes

Cloud 90 – This stunning ski-in/ski-out chalet now offers out-the-door access to more than 7,500 skiable acres — not to mention a fitness suite, theater, wet bar and hot tub.

Harmony Haus – This 5-bedroom Deer Valley ski home is now ski-in/ski-out, thanks to a newly constructed gondola connecting the property to the resort’s Deer Crest area. The luxury villa also features a theater, private hot tub, gourmet kitchen and stunning views of Lake Jordanelle.

Paintbrush Home – This ski-in/ski-out home in Empire Pass features a custom elevator, kids’ bunk room, a private outdoor hot tub and entertainment room. Complimentary shuttle service makes exploring the shopping, dining and special holiday events on Main Street easy.

Park Avenue Villa – Walk to Main Street, the Town Lift and Park City’s central transit center from this 4-bedroom villa, which comfortably sleeps 14 guests with nine separate beds.

 To start planning your family’s holiday ski vacation, call 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail reservations@resortswest.com

 

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|   November 9th, 2015   |   No Comments   |  
 

The best accommodations for every type of family. 

 1. For Peace and Quiet: The Cottage at Canyons 

Bedrooms: 2 + Loft | Sleeps: 10

Ski-in/ski-out, wood-burning fireplace, gourmet kitchen.  

Cottage at Canyons - Park City

 

2. For Stunning Views: Eagle’s Nest at Sundance Resort

Bedrooms: 5 | Sleeps: 10

Hot tub, game room, outdoor fireplace, stunning views. 

Sundance Resort

 

3. For Luxury Lodge Amenities: Silver Strike Lodge – Deer Valley

Bedrooms: 2-4 | Sleeps: 4-8

Ski-in/ski-out, luxury fitness room, over-sized hot tub, lounge, outdoor fire pits

Silver Strike Lodge

 

4. For Convenience: Arrowleaf Lodge 

Bedrooms: 2 | Sleeps: 5

Ski-in/ski-out, lodge hot tub, lounge with pool table 

Arrowleaf Lodge

 

5. For Big Families: Peak 72 at Canyons

Bedrooms: 7 | Sleeps: 16

Ski-in/ski-out, grotto-style hot tub, fitness room, pool table, library 

 

Call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail reservations@resortswest.com to start planning your Park City ski vacation for the holidays!

Every Resorts West property includes our signature Private Concierge service, complimentary shuttle service and daily towel and trash service. Experience the convenience of stepping out your door and skiing Park City powder this winter.

 


 
|   October 25th, 2015   |   No Comments   |  
 

Offering unparalleled access, the ski-in/ski-out Cloud 90 is the best place to ski in the New Year.

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|   October 8th, 2015   |   No Comments   |  
 

With just two more months until ski season, we’re already thinking of powder days and apres-ski s’mores. As you plan your holiday vacation, here are 5 reasons to get your ski legs back with a long weekend in Park City:

Let’s do this!

1. Empty Slopes, Perfect Snow 

One benefit of snow-making is consistent snow quality, with smooth corduroy to welcome you back to the slopes. Take a few “scenery laps” at Park City or Deer Valley Resort and enjoy the serene pre-holidays atmosphere in town with a quiet dinner on Main Street. We’d love to tell you some of our favorite hidden gems!

2. The Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest 

You don’t need to be a corporate sponsor — or watch on CBS — to see film and television stars test their gate-clearing skills at the Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest. Stay at Black Bear Lodge over Deer Valley Resort’s opening weekend, and you can walk to the action course-side. You may even ride up Sterling Lift with one of your favorite actors. Cheryl Hines, Larry David and Gwen Stefani have participated in the past.

3. Same Skiing, Great Value 

Another benefit to the early off-season is greater availability for private ski homes, which often fill up quickly during the holidays. Consider staying in the first two weeks of December for great snow conditions and value on ski-in/ski-out or Main Street villas with amenities like hot tubs, game rooms, fitness suites and even private theaters.

4. Exciting Entertainment 

See fiddler Eileen Ivers or even Edward Snowden — live from Russia — as Park City kicks off its entertainment season. Catch stand-up comedy on Main Street at the Egyptian Theater and live music ranging from bluegrass to classic mountain rock at Park City’s many mountain bars.

5. No Lost Vacation Days

Finding the time off to sneak in a ski vacation can seem tricky, especially if you’re coming from the East Coast, but with out-the-door skiing in Park City just 45 minutes from Salt Lake International Airport, you can ski a full weekend leaving on Friday. We’ll even ship your luggage for you.

Call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail us reservations@resortswest.com to start your ski season in Park City!


 
|   August 31st, 2015   |   No Comments   |  
 

Park City and Canyons join to become USA’s largest ski resort as Solitude welcomes the Deer Valley Difference.

Park City Resort Quicksilver Gondola Park City has unveiled a new identity this year, which means thousands more acres under one pass for skiers who have loved Park City Mountain and Canyons Resort on their own. The newly combined area, named simply Park City, will feature 7,300 skiable acres, giving it the largest amount of lift-served terrain in the United States.  The resort-connecting Quicksilver Gondola (pictured) will whisk skiers between the two mountains, making slope-side homes in the gated Colony area, like Sky Villa, particularly fun this year!

The gondola is part of $50 million in improvements at the resort, which also include a new on-hill dining option called Miners Camp, located at the base of Silverlode where guests will offload from Flatiron Lift. With 500 indoor seats, the restaurant ensures that no turns shall be made in hunger. If you’d rather sit outside, we suggest the open-air Silver Star plaza for gourmet fare from the Silver Star Cafe. You may even catch live music!

Where to stay in Park City:

Main Street Park City | Park City Slope-Side | Canyons Village at Park City 

Solitude Mountain near Park CityMeanwhile, Deer Valley Resort’s biggest announcement takes place outside Park City. The resort’s purchase of Solitude Mountain earlier this year means that guests can now experience the Deer Valley Difference in Big Cottonwood Canyon, the ‘other side’ of the mountain less than an hour from Park City. Solitude will enjoy a new high-speed chairlift and ski run this season thanks to the acquisition. Ask your Private Concierge about how to arrange a Solitude ski day! One of the greatest benefits of staying in Park City is the chance to easily experience Utah’s other resorts.

Where to Stay in Deer Valley:

Deer Valley Private Homes | Silver Strike Lodge | More Lodge Condos

 

With El Nino promising to bring a season of powdery snowfall, Park City is prepared to make it a great year!

Call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail reservations@resortswest.com to start planning this season’s ski trip.

 

 

 

 


 
|   August 17th, 2015   |   No Comments   |  
 

Explore Park City like a local.

Whether in the height of ski season or the calm, breezy months of summer, Park City’s Main Street is a hub of activity with year-round live music, nightlife, culinary events and family-friendly activities.

Here is our guide to exploring Main Street Park City like a local:

Where to eat.

With so many renowned chefs in Park City (more per capita than Paris, according to the Park City Chamber), it’s hard to choose a bad restaurant, particularly on Main Street. You’ll often find visitors and locals elbow-to-elbow at the eclectic eateries that line the sloping street, which is a testament to how good even ‘touristy’ places are. If you want a truly authentic experience, we recommend stopping by these Resorts West staff favorites:

Karleen’s Uptown Fare – Don’t expect this little hole in the wall to be open (Karleen doesn’t believe in regular hours), but consider yourself lucky if it is. This longstanding sandwich & soup shop is a staple with just the right amount of kitsch.

Grappa – If you find Karleen’s closed, just head up the street to Grappa, where you might just feel you’re in Italy. Eat outside for views of the mountains and Old Town.

Butcher’s Chop House – Across from the much-hyped High West Distillery & Saloon (which we also love to no end), you’ll find Butcher’s, a spacious steakhouse underneath Town Lift that serves food until midnight, making it a top choice for arrival night meals. For post-dinner drinks, head to the rooftop of its famous cousin up the street, the No Name Saloon.

Where to stay.

Park City ski home - Woodside VillaAlthough you’ll find plenty of free covered parking near Main Street, nothing quite beats the convenience of staying within walking distance. Our Main Street Collection gives you the freedom to explore Park City’s nightlife without the hassle of a cab. (And if that wasn’t enough, you’ll have Town Lift at the base of Park Avenue for easy ski access.)

Woodside Villa – This unassuming luxury ski home is deceptively spacious with 5 bedrooms, 3 levels, an elevator and private underground parking. The slopes of Park City Resort are just 30 yards away, and the bustle of Main Street is just below.

Park Avenue Villa – Central located across from the center of Main Street, this charming 4-bedroom home offers accommodations for 12, a private hot tub and wood-burning fireplace. Town Lift is a short walk away, but for even greater ease, use our on-demand complimentary shuttle service (based on availability).

Empire Villa – Accommodations for design-conscious travelers, this 4-bedroom modern home is more than just a place to rest your head. If you appreciate artwork and thoughtful furnishings and well-placed windows, you’ll love Empire Villa. Of course, its location within walking distance of Main Street isn’t bad, either.

 

What to do.

Before you leave Park City, we suggest crossing these quintessential experiences off your bucket list:

Park City Main Street bearGet cozy with the ‘Main Street Bear.’ Park City is full of friendly locals, but perhaps none so patient as the ever-photo-ready Main Street Bear. Take your photo with him and tag @resortswest on Instagram for a chance to see your image featured on our own social media!

Hear the Wednesday siren. If you’re staying in Deer Valley or further from Main Street, you may not hear the 10 p.m. siren that has been a part of Park City tradition since its mining days. Once a signal that all was well after a day at the silver mines, the siren now serves as a reminder of the town’s roots.

Catch live outdoor music. Visit during the summer to see multiple live acts via the free, open-air Park Silly Sunday Market, or catch impromptu music throughout the winter as carolers, violinists and guitarists play on the street for visitors’ enjoyment. For a true dance-worthy experience, we recommend visiting during the FIS Freestyle World Cup, held this year from Feb. 4-6, 2016.

 

Want more ideas for exploring Park City? Call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail reservations@resortswest.com. We’d love to tell you more of our favorite activities, hot spots and eateries.


 
|   July 19th, 2015   |   No Comments   |  
 

This 5-bedroom villa sits directly on the private slopes of Deer Valley’s gated Deer Crest community

Stonewood Villa at Deer Valley ResortWe are thrilled to introduce a new place to call home at Deer Valley Resort this winter, with what might just be the best views in Park City. Joining the Resorts West Ski Dream Home in the gated community of Deer Crest this year is Stonewood Villa, a 5-bedroom luxury residence with out-the-door access, a game room, hot tub, fire pit and views overlooking Lake Jordanelle.

The perfect home for powder hounds, groomer lovers and beginners alike, Stonewood Villa is situated on a wide intermediate run with easy access to beginner trails (a green run takes skiers right to the base from the top of the Jordanelle Gondola) and expert terrain just a couple of lifts away at Daly Chutes.

Call us at 1-877-773-1117  or e-mail reservations@resortswest.com to make Stonewood Villa yours this winter.


 
 
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