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|   February 22nd, 2015   |   No Comments   |  
 

Blue-bird days aren’t the only reason to visit Park City in March.

Park City comes alive this spring with more than just great skiing. Discover theater, live music and family-friendly events with these top reasons to visit Park City this March:

1. March 1: Booker T. Jones at the Egyptian Theater - In between powder runs and apres-ski drinks, catch this Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee live on Main Street in a rare chance to see the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award-winning artist. Where to Stay: Park Avenue Home.

 

2. March 1: U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix – Catch the end of the best showcase of American freeskiing and snowboard talent at Park City Mountain Resort, as past Olympians and future stars take on the Super Eagle half-pipe and King’s Crown slopesytle course. Where to Stay: Little Empire Home.

 

3. March 5-7: Red, White & Snow - The National Ability Center’s biggest fundraiser is also one of Park City’s biggest social spotlights. The three-day event features vintners, chefs, a gala and silent auction. Where to StayKing’s Estate 

 

4. March 7: “In the Heat of the Night” - Park City Institute presents LA Theater’s thriller based on the 1965 John Bell novel. Stop at Adolph’s Swiss Restaurant before you go for a raclette and Steak Diane before you go. Where to Stay: Flight at Canyons Resort 

 

5. March 11: Backcountry Film Festival - Now in its 10th year, the Backcountry Film Festival celebrates the “human-powered winter experience” through film. See some of the best powder runs world-wide while helping to raise funds for Winter Wildlands. Where to Stay: Canyons Cottage.

 

6. March 14: Fox School of Wine Weekend Wine Series – Heading back to school has never been so much fun — particularly when tastings are included. See why Kirsten Fox makes  learning about your favorite wines, and discovering new ones, a must-try experience on your spring ski vacation. Where to Stay: Silver Star at Park City

 

7. March 17: Greensky Bluegrass at Park City Live – This five-piece American bluegrass band will liven St. Patrick’s day with a Main Street show after a performance by Rayland Baxter. Where to Stay: 159 Woodside Home.

 

8. March 20-29: Spring Gruv – This lighthearted festival features live music, scavenger hunts and costumed competitions, led by the legendary pond-skimming contest. We recommend staying ski-in/ski-out for a front-row seat to all the events as well as the late spring powder. Where to Stay: Sky Villa

 

9. March 21: Suzanne Vega - If the name Suzanne Vega doesn’t ring a bell, her hit “Tom’s Diner” certainly does. Park City Institute will showcase a brand new album from the singer-songwriter. Where to stay: Great Escape

 

10. March 28: Snowasis – Park City Mountain Resort’s family-friendly outdoor festival will return with apres-ski activities for all ages. Where to Stay: Woodside Haven

 

Call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail reservations@resortswest.com to start planning your spring vacation to Park City.


 
|   February 17th, 2015   |   No Comments   |  
 

With the powder-filled days of March on the way, savvy skiers have begun to think beyond the local resort to Park City.

This year, see what makes Canyons Resort one of North America’s top-rated ski areas for terrain variety and out-the-door slope access with a trip to Park City. These top 5 homes in the gated community of The Colony are all nestled directly on the mountain for true ski-in/ski-out access, with a front-row seat to Canyons’ live concerts, al fresco dining and ski beach. To start planning your spring ski trip, call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail reservations@resortswest.com.

Flight at Canyons Resort

This 6-bedroom modern home features a theater, bar and stunning views from full-glass walls.

Cloud 90 

This custom-designed home features a stadium-seat theater and private gym.

Sky Villa

This family-friendly 6-bedroom home features a kid-sized pool table and game room.

Canyons Sanctuary

This 4-bedroom luxury home features a private gym, ski prep room and sauna.

The Cottage at Canyons Resort

This 2-bedroom cottage features a loft with bedding for up to 6 additional guests.

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|   February 9th, 2015   |   No Comments   |  
 

For skiers who didn’t quite get enough turns in over the holidays, sneaking in a long weekend to Park City has never been easier. With direct flights to Salt Lake International Airport from several major cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas, Park City allows powder hounds to hit the slopes the same day they arrive, meaning maximum mountain time and no long shuttle rides from Denver to Aspen.

Resorts West makes planning a quick getaway even easier with its signature Private Concierge service for luggage shipment, dinner reservations and even gear rental delivery. Stay between Feb. 20 – Mar. 1  and receive a complimentary 5th night at select condos, just to be sure you’ve had your snow fix — at least until the spring storms hit.

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

Featured properties offering complimentary 5th night:

Ironwood Townhomes

 

Rossi Hill Tonwhome

 

Juniper Landing

 

Silver Star at Park City

 

 

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|   January 28th, 2015   |   No Comments   |  
 

Photo courtesy of Pawsatch Snow Dogs.

You already know you can ski out your back door, watch world-class bobsled athletes tackle the same track used in the Olympics, and unleash your inner Shaun White on a World Cup-quality half-pipe (or, if you’re newer to the slopes, ease into black-diamond territory with smooth-as-silk groomed trails).

But did you also know you can perfect your warrior pose in a natural hot-spring crater, try your hand at dog mushing or see Sam Bush in concert?Here are five reasons to visit Park City this February that have nothing to do with its abundant powder, but may just  help you cross a few items off your bucket list:

1. Mardi Gras on the Mountain

This year, take your beads for a spin on the slopes before joining Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience at the Egyptian Theater. An eighth generation Louisiana Creole, the Grammy Award-winning Simien makes Mardi Gras an authentic experience with his American roots music. The show plays Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening the weekend of February 6. Your concierge can help you secure tickets — and dinner reservations before the show.

Where to stay: Park Avenue Villa. Walk to the theater and the slopes from this Old Town home.

2.Go Sledding — With the Dogs 

Few towns let you experience authentic dog mushing, and Park City has some of the best guides in the world. Combine the town’s stunning scenery with expert mushers and friendly dogs, and you’ll leave with an unforgettable adventure for the whole family. Your Resorts West concierge can help you plan the perfect experience.

Where to stay: Red Pine VillaThis 6-bedroom home is within easy driving distance of Park City’s best mushing guides. You can warm up after your outdoor excursion with a dip in the private hot tub or a cup of cocoa in the theater.

3. Crater Yoga

Paddleboard yoga had become an increasingly popular summertime activity, but done in the winter — in a thousands-year-old covered hot spring? It’s not an experience encountered everyday. Park City Yoga Adventures offers a class that combines the healing powers of the hot spring with a playful yoga class that will heal powder-weary muscles and leave you rejuvenated before heading back home. Resorts West can gladly arrange your private class (based on availability).

Where to Stay: Great Escape at Deer Valley Resort. Enjoy a Zen-like neighborhood at this ski-in/ski-out Deer Valley home, which also features plenty of room for a girls’ trip. The 6-bedroom villa comfortably sleeps 12.

4. Weekend Wine Series - Test your knowledge of fine wines and learn about new ones with the Fox School of Wine Weekend series. Miss Fox makes class a lively, interactive experience that even the most novice (and most expert) pupil will enjoy. Reserve your spot in the next class directly online.

Where to stay: Racer’s Roost. This 5-bedroom ski home is near the base of Deer Valley Resort — and your classroom! Your concierge can arrange a professional babysitter during your grown-up evening, and secure dinner reservations after class to test your skills.

5. U.S. Snowboarding & Freeskiing Slopestyle & Halfpipe Competition - Watch the best athletes in the USA, including Sochi gold medalists Sage Kotsenburg and Joss Christansen, compete at Park City Mountain Resort’s Olympic-quality Super Eagle Half-Pipe and King’s Crown slopestyle course. Admission is open to the public; no lift ticket required.

Where to Stay: Woodside Avenue VillaThis 5-bedroom home is 30 yards from Park City Mountain’s Creole run, allowing you to ski nearly right from your door over to the base for all the action. You’ll also enjoy a private hot tub, wet bar and elevator.

To start planning your adventure to Park City this February, call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail reservations@resortswest.com.

 


 
|   January 21st, 2015   |   No Comments   |  
 

As the 2015 Sundance Film Festival kicks off this week in Park City,  the town has swelled with famous faces and countless cinema enthusiasts hoping to see inspiring independent films — and, of course, the famous faces behind them. (If you plan to be among them, our guide to Sundance shows you how to tackle the Festival like a local.)

If you seek a different kind of star, then a different kind of Sundance offers all the film excitement of the Festival without the celebrity hype. These luxury chalets at Sundance Resort give you front row seats to star-filled nights, stunning scenery and peaceful days on empty slopes, along with screenings during the Festival at intimate film venues far from the chaos of Main Street. Of course, if you do crave a taste of the “scene,” Park City proper is less than an hour away. Your concierge will be delighted to arrange your ride.

Call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail reservations@resortswest.com to arrange your spontaneous Sundance Film Festival getaway at the real Sundance Resort:

The Eagle’s Nest

Bedrooms: 5 | Sleeps: 10

Stay at this chic cabin and have a roomy place to call home with plenty of parking if you decide to spend time on Main Street. An entertainment room features a projector screen and pool table, while outside you’ll find a hot tub and a spacious deck with a fireplace.

Mountain Chalet

Bedrooms: 4 | Sleeps: 12

This Hobbit-like chalet is fairy tale-like in appearance and practical in function, offering enough space to comfortably sleep 12 guests for maximum value. You’ll also enjoy three parking places for easy Sundance maneuvering and a private outdoor hot tub.

Enjoy these Sundance Resort homes through the end of the ski season.

 

 

 

 

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|   January 18th, 2015   |   No Comments   |  
 

As one of the most popular times of the year to ski, President’s Day weekend can take some advance planning to ensure a smooth trip. From avoiding crowds to securing dinner reservations at your favorite restaurants, use this guide to make your Park City ski vacation seamless. For personalized guidance, call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail reservations@resortswest.com.

Make ski school reservations as soon as possible.

Since ski school can make or break your vacation, particularly if you have little ones, reserve your spot before classes sell out.  

Let your concierge make your dinner reservations. 

Resorts West’s concierge staff has great relationships with Park City restaurants and a deep knowledge of which establishments will work best for your group, whether you seek a fine dining experience or a place for the whole family. Browse some of our favorite restaurants

Have your groceries delivered in advance.

Avoid long lines at the grocery store and the hassle of loading and unloading a rental car by having your groceries delivered before you even arrive. You can even order items mid-week in case you forgot something. Learn more.

Stay ski-in/ski-out.

Slope-side access seems like a luxury until you consider the effort it takes to load your group into a car, find parking, fight crowds at the base and round everybody up at the end of the day. Stay ski-in/ski-out to avoid the hassle and let each member of your group ski at his or her leisure. Browse ski-in/ski-out homes

Be an early bird. 

Catch first tracks and avoid crowds by skiing early in the morning, when the less committed are still snoozing and those staying far from the slopes are still fighting their way to the base. Ask your Resorts West concierge about where to start on the mountain for the best conditions. 

Featured Accommodations

These 5 ski homes are now available for President’s Day weekend:

 Sky Villa – Ski-in/Ski-out at Canyons Resort

Cloud 90 – Ski-in/Ski-out at Canyons Resort

Woodside Villa – 30 yards to Park City Mountain Resort

Silver Strike Lodge – Ski-in/Ski-out at Deer Valley Resort

 

 


 
|   January 13th, 2015   |   No Comments   |  
 

Conditions are perfect.

Park City became a winter wonderland nearly overnight this week with 20 new inches falling in the last 72 hours. Offering three powder-filled ski resorts within an hour of the Salt Lake International Airport, Park City is the perfect place for your spontaneous MLK ski weekend. Here’s where to stay:

Silver Star at Park City 

Silver Star Cottage

This ski-in/ski-out community is also less than a mile from Main Street. The resort is also home to the on-site Silver Star Cafe, Park City’s best-kept lunch secret.

Racer’s Roost

Racer’s Roost – Master Suite

This 5-bedroom home is equidistant from Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain — with Main Street conveniently in between.

Great Escape

Great Escape – Living Area

Ski out your back door from this slope-side Deer Valley Resort home and soak in the private hot tub when you return. The 6-bedroom home comfortably sleeps 14.

Little Empire

Little Empire Villa

Little Empire (1012H Empire Ave.) is nestled in the heart of Old Town Park City, giving you a front row to the local atmosphere with Park City Mountain just down the street. Main Street is less than half a mile away.

Need help planning your spontaneous ski getaway? We’d love to help you! Call us at 1-877-771-1117 or e-mail reservations@resortswest.com to plan a seamless trip.

 
|   January 8th, 2015   |   No Comments   |  
 

If the holidays are for spending time with family on the slopes, President’s Day is for heading back to the mountains to ski powder with your favorite ski friends. (Of course, for true skiers, there are no friends on powder days.)

These five mountain homes let you hit the slopes early, ski right back to your door, and explore all that Park City has to offer with Resorts West’s signature Private Concierge service:

 

1. Gandhara – Deer Valley Resort 

Bedrooms: 6 | Beds: 9 | Baths: 9

Amenities: Ski-in/ski-out access, hot tub, gym, theater, pool table, bar, ski prep room, heated deck with fire pit

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2. Peak 72 – Canyons Resort 

Bedrooms: 7 | Beds: 14 | Baths: 9 Full 3 Half

Amenities: Ski-in/ski-out access, theater room, pool table, gym, grotto-style hot tub

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3. Woodside Villa – Park City Mountain Resort

Bedrooms: 5 | Beds: 8 | Baths: 5

Amenities: 30 yards to ski slope, hot tub, wet bar, custom elevator

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4. Harmony Haus – Deer Valley Resort 

Bedrooms: 5 | Beds: 6 | Baths: 5 Full 1 Half

Amenities: Ski-in/ski-out access via funicular, theater, hot tub, ski prep room

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5. Sky Villa – Canyons Resort

Bedrooms: 6 | Beds: 9 | Baths: 6

Amenities: Ski-in/ski-out access, grotto-style hot tub, heated deck, game room

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To start planning your President’s Week getaway, call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail reservations@resortswest.com. We’ll tell you where to find the best powder stashes at each resort.

 


 
|   January 4th, 2015   |   No Comments   |  
 

With the 2015 Sundance Film Festival just a few weeks away, finding accommodations fit to enjoy all that the Festival offers — from screenings and events to wide-open ski slopes — can take some insider knowledge. These six Park City homes don’t just offer access and over-the-top amenities; they also include hotel-quality services and local advice to make your Festival experience seamless. All reservations include daily towel and trash service, complimentary car service (based on availability), and Resorts West’s signature Private Concierge service.

Best for Exploring Main Street: 

Woodside Villa 

Bedrooms: 5 | Sleeps: 12


This deceptively large villa features a private hot tub, elevator and wet bar. For those among you who can’t help but take advantage of Park City’s finely groomed slopes, the Quit’N Time run is 30 yards outside the door. Ask about rates.

Empire Villa

Bedrooms: 4 | Sleeps: 10

Walk to the Park City Library theater venue and Lower Main Street from this 4-bedroom home, and return to a private hot tub, lounge and wet bar. Ask about rates.

Park Avenue Villa

Bedrooms: 4 | Accommodates: 12

Walk to the Egyptian Theater, the Park City Live concert venue and all the Sundance Institute-sponsored lounges, including the ASCAP Music Cafe. A wood-burning fireplace is available for those among your group hoping to fully embrace the mountain experience. Ask about rates.

Best Homes for Skiers: 

Cloud 90

Bedrooms: 6 | Sleeps: 12

A home fit for celebrities, this 6-bedroom chalet sits directly on the slopes of Canyons Resort for out-the-door ski and snowboard access. For off-mountain entertainment, you’ll find a stadium-seat theater with leather recliners, wet bar, fire pit and hot tub. Ask about rates.

King’s Estate

Bedrooms: 6 | Sleeps: 16

This modern chalet sits on a private ski run in the gated community of Deer Crest at Deer Valley Resort. When you aren’t skiing perfectly groomed slopes, you can sip a cocktail in your private bar, relive films of Sundance past in the theater, take a dip in the private hot tub or soak up views of Lake Jordanelle from the fire pit. Ask about rates.

Great Escape

Bedrooms: 6 | Sleeps: 14

Tucked away in Deer Valley’s mid-mountain Silver Lake Village area, the 6-bedroom Great Escape home is still just 2 miles from Main Street, making it an easy option for hitting the slopes by day and films by night. Enjoy ski-in/ski-out access, two living areas, a private hot tub and accommodations for up to 14 guests. Ask about rates.

Call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail reservations@resortswest.com to start planning your trip to the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

 

 


 
|   December 26th, 2014   |   No Comments   |  
 

With powder-perfect snow, out-the-door ski access, award-winning chefs and a live music scene on par with any in the world, Park City offers enough reason to visit all winter long without the added benefit of international sporting events and the world’s largest independent film festival. In January, however, these are exactly what make Park City a can’t-miss destination for powder hounds and culturists alike.

Here are our top 5 reasons to start planning your Park City vacation:

1. Freestyle World Cup: Jan 7-10

Catch athletes from the last Olympics and rising stars sure to appear in the next at the 16th annual FIS World Cup, hosted by Deer Valley Resort. The 3-day international competition kicks off with a live outdoor concert on Main Street before showcasing the world’s best aerial and mogul skiers in dual and individual competition. Spectating is open to the public on the White Owl ski run (no skiing required), with fireworks concluding each night. Where to stay: Belle Arbor Home

2. Aoife O’Donovan: Jan. 17 

The Boston-born, Ireland-bred singer has earned praise from The Guardian, NPR and The Wall Street Journal for her “low, feathery” voice and gentle way of captivating audiences with her original melodies. The globally touring singer, who has collaborated with the Grammy-winning Chris Thile and Yo-Yo Ma, will play at the Eccles Center as part of the Park City Institute lineup. Where to Stay: 159 Woodside Home

3. USASA King of the Wasatch: Jan. 15-18

A half-pipe fit for Olympians, Park City Mountain Resort’s Eagle Superpipe is a site worth seeing all on its own. The 3-day King of the Wasatch competition adds Instagram-able entertainment with up-and-coming talent in both half-pipe and slopestyle. All events are spectator-friendly to skiers and non-skiers alike. Where to stay: Silver Star

4. Sundance Film Festival: Jan. 22-Feb. 1

The most famous of Sundance Institute’s year-round programs, the Sundance Film Festival is a 10-day celebration of the independent spirit, featuring feature-length, short and experimental film, music, art installations and interactive panels. See our guide to exploring the Festival like a local. Where to stay: 816 Woodside Ave

5. Super Bowl on the Slopes: Jan. 29-Feb. 2

Football fans who missed their chance to see the game live need not resign themselves to their own couches. Resorts West’s “Super Bowl on the Slopes” package lets you combine football with your other favorite winter pastime — skiing — in an unforgettable weekend of powder, gourmet fare, local brews and big-screen TVs. Where to stay: Sky Villa.   

Call 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail reservations@resortswest.com to start planning your Park City ski vacation this January.

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