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|   December 12th, 2014   |   No Comments   |  
 

Although best known for its ability to get skiers from the airport to the slopes in under an hour, Park City also boasts some of North America’s most stunning views. These top Park City vacation homes prove it with mountain-top locations, wooded lots and floor-to-ceiling windows:

Sky Villa at Canyons Resort

Bedrooms: 6 | Baths: 6 Full 2 Half

Sleeps: 14

Features: Ski-in/ski-out, grotto-style hot tub, game room, kids’ bunk room

Cloud 90 at Canyons Resort 

Bedrooms: 6 | Baths: 6 Full 1 Half

Sleeps: 12

Features: Ski-in/ski-out, private cinema, hot tub

Flight at Canyons Resort 

Bedrooms: 6 | Baths: 7 Full 2 Half

Sleeps: 14

Features: Ski-in/ski-out, theater, lounge, bar

Gandhara at Deer Valley Resort 

Bedrooms: 6 | Baths: 7 Full 6 Half

Sleeps: 14

Features: Ski-in/ski-out, private cinema, gym, fire pit

Eagle’s Nest at Sundance Resort

Bedrooms: 5 | Baths: 5

Sleeps: 10

Features: Entertainment room, den, outdoor fireplace

Sun Ridge Home in Solomere

Bedrooms: 5 | Baths: 5

Sleeps: 18

Features: Lounge with wet bar, hot tub, wrap-around decks

To start planning your Park City ski vacation, call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail reservations@resortswest.com

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|   December 9th, 2014   |   No Comments   |  
 

Silver Star at Park City features a heated swimming pool, private hot tubs, an on-site cafe and equipment rental shop.

As skiers plan their mid-winter getaways, many have started to wonder which local resort to choose  for their Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend.

Smart skiers know better.

Lying just 45 minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport, Park City is a hidden gem for time-crunched alpine enthusiasts looking to sneak in their powder days. And this year, spending your MLK getaway on the Greatest Snow on Earth can also mean a weekend of luxury at great value.

Stay at the posh ski-in/ski-out community of Silver Star at Park City or the classic Black Bear Lodge in Silver Lake Village between January 15 and 21, and you’ll receive a complimentary 4th night. To make your stay even more seamless, you can arrange to have your luggage waiting in your condo and a driver waiting with a private SUV at the airport.  All reservations include Resorts West’s signature Private Concierge service, complimentary transportation throughout Park City and daily light housekeeping. 

Call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail stay@resortswest.com to start planning your mid-January powder days in Park City.

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|   December 3rd, 2014   |   No Comments   |  
 

Although nothing quite beats spending the holidays in a snow-globe ski town, there’s something to be said for empty lift lines and fresh tracks after lunch. The benefits of coming back for an off-peak getaway or sneaking in some turns before the New Year can also mean great value on luxury accommodations and prime reservation times at otherwise impossible-to-get-into restaurants, making these ‘hidden gem’ weeks a go-to for powder hounds and leisure skiers alike.

If you’re looking to avoid crowds during your Park City ski vacation, we recommend staying during these top 5 weeks:

For Families: December 13-20

Not only is mid-December great for beginner skiers with its empty slopes and not-too-cold temperatures, it also means a whole week of traditional holiday festivities, including a visit from Santa on the Town Lift, live family-friendly shows at the Egyptian Theater and even carolers on Main Street.

Recommended Lodging

Deer Valley Resort: 33 Belle Arbor Home

Park  City Mountain: 816 Woodside Ave

Canyons Resort: Juniper Landing

For Powder Hounds: January 3-10

An ideal week for big snow enthusiasts, early January usually means new storms and great conditions high on the mountain. The post-holiday week also means empty lines at grocery stores, lifts and restaurants, as well as great value on ski-in/ski-out lodging.

Recommended Lodging

Deer Valley Resort: Great Escape

Park City Mountain Resort: Silver Star Condos (Complimentary 5th Night)

Canyons Resort: Red Pine Home

For Culturists: January 28-February 4

The second half of the Sundance Film Festival may still mean crowds in town, but the numbers are significantly fewer than the popular first-half. With tickets become much easier to obtain and practically empty slopes at every resort, this week is the perfect time for culture enthusiasts hoping to enjoy film and fresh tracks in the same vacation.

Recommended Lodging

Deer Valley Resort: King’s Estate

Park City Mountain Resort: Silver Star 2-Bedroom Condo

Canyons Resort: Peak 72

Sundance Resort: Eagle’s Nest

For a Girls’ Getaway: February 5-12

This year, reconnect with old friends over powder runs, apres-ski drinks and gourmet fare. Let us arrange a private chef, wine tasting class, in-home spa sessions or something more adventurous, like yoga in a thousands-year-old crater. All Resorts West homes feature spacious suites with private baths, open living areas and stunning views.

Recommended Lodging

Deer Valley Resort: Gandhara

Park City Mountain Resort: Little Empire

Canyons Resort: Sky Villa

For a Guys’ Getaway: March 21-28

With live outdoor concerts, powder aplenty and lighthearted on-hill competition, including the traditional pond-skimming event during Canyons Resort’s Spring Gruv, the last week of March is an ideal time for guys’ trips. With most family vacations taking place earlier in the month, late March also means empty lines and great value for ski homes.

Recommended Lodging

Deer Valley Resort: Sun Ridge Home

Park City Mountain Resort: Park Avenue Villa

Canyons Resort: Canyons Sanctuary

To start planning your Park City ski vacation, call us for more recommendations at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail us at reservations@resortswest.com. We are excited to help you plan your trip!

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|   November 24th, 2014   |   1 Comment   |  
 
Main Street Park City

Main Street Park City.

Readers of The New York Times  might have caught a glimpse of Park City’s newest restaurant last week when the paper featured a true-to-Utah dessert by Handle chef Briar Handley in a Thanksgiving feature — but the Main Street restaurant isn’t the only new experience in Park City this winter.

From live performance art to recreational adventures, Park City has enough new action on and off the slopes to give even longstanding visitors something novel to try. Here are our favorite new experiences for 2015:

For Powder Hounds: Ski-Away Day

Thanks to Resorts West partner Cooper’s Cabin, skiers staying in Park City can now enjoy the slopes of Solitude, Alta, Snowbasin and more with a private ride to the resort, a personal guide and even breakfast on the road. Ask your Resorts West concierge how to reserve a Ski-Away Day to explore more of the Greatest Snow on Earth™. (Experience is open to a minimum of four guests.)  

For Adventurers: Crater Yoga

A natural (and unexpected) wonder located just outside Park City, the Midway Crater is a literal winter hot spot, drawing swimmers, scuba divers and yoga enthusiasts with its mineral-rich waters. Fully enclosed by a natural 55-foot-high wall, save for a natural skylight, the crater serves as a sheltered hot spring with water temperatures remaining between 90 and 95 degrees year-round. The pleasant environment makes for a perfect setting to try paddleboard yoga — although once falling in, it’s hard not to want to stay in the hot-tub-like water. Your concierge can help you plan this up-and-coming Park City adventure.

For the Epicurious: Handle 

Handle, a homey spot filling the void left by Jean Louis on the corner of Heber Ave. and Swede Alley near Lower Main Street, serves locally sourced dishes with a hint of the Wild West. (Rattlesnake cocktail, anyone?) In addition to its inviting atmosphere and the reputably warm staff, Handle gives Park City visitors who have tried every spot from Grappa to Zoom a place to sample smoked trout sausage and bacon mussels.

For Arts Enthusiasts: Park City Institute

The Park City Performing Arts Foundation is now Park City Institute, and this year promises a lineup fit for any major city in the world, with performances from Jane Lynch to the Parsons Dance Company. See www.ecclescenter.org for the full schedule, and ask your concierge for recommendations based on your dates. You’ll likely also get suggestions nearby restaurant, transportation options and your concierge’s favorite spots for grabbing a post-show cocktail.

For Fashionistas: Farasha

The best souvenirs are the kind you can wear, and no truly great vacation is complete without a new find from a local boutique. Featuring apparel, handbags, accessories and jewelry, Main Street newcomer Farasha is the perfect place to spend an afternoon recovering from a morning of powder turns. Choose accommodations from Resorts West’s Main Street Collection, and you can shop to your heart’s content without worrying about transportation.

Where to Stay 

With so many new activities to try in Park City, 2015 is also the perfect year to experience new accommodations. Never stayed ski-in/ski-out? Let us tell you about our favorite slope-side properties. Only ever dreamed of a stadium-seat theater? This year, see a movie on your own big screen. Our vacation specialists can help you find the perfect lodging for trying something new. Browse all luxury Park City lodging.

Call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail reservations@resortswest.com for even more recommendations to make your Park City ski vacation unforgettable.

 

 


 
|   November 20th, 2014   |   No Comments   |  
 

Park City Mountain Resort will open on Saturday with fresh snow, marking the official start of the ski season. Canyons Resort will follow on Nov. 28 after even more predicted snowfall next week.

The great early-season conditions aren’t just a boon to local skiers. Alpine enthusiasts from Los Angeles to New York can also take advantage of the early season snow thanks to Park City’s close proximity to the Salt Lake International Airport, inexpensive flights and low-season rates at luxury lodging. Here is our guide for sneaking in more early-season runs this winter:

Consider a Saturday-Tuesday getaway for a less expensive flight. Saturday flights are often less less expensive than those leaving on Friday, and for an added bonus, they’re also less crowded. With a 5-hour direct flight from New York and an even shorter airtime from other major cities, you can be the first in your office to sport a goggle tan after three full days of skiing.

Ship Your Luggage. Let us help you ship your ski gear ahead of your trip,  and you’ll walk right on the plane — then straight to your ground transfer. You’ll find your luggage waiting for you when you arrive at your ski home, saving you the hassle of waiting at the baggage claim carousel. In the art of the weekend ski trip, every hour counts.

Stay Strategically. To get the most out of every ski day in the early season, we recommend staying near mid-mountain areas like Silver Lake at Deer Valley Resort (opening Dec. 6), which allow for walking access to multiple chairlifts. Stay at a Main Street Collection home for easy access to dining and nightlife, as well as skiing and snowboarding from the Town Lift.

Make it a Work Trip. With complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, office support and projector-screen theater rooms in select properties for presentations, taking a few days to revitalize your work team before 2015 has never been easier. Call us for options and available corporate group packages.

Whether you plan to celebrate the first runs of the season with friends or the end of the year with your work colleagues, Resorts West’s signature Private Concierge service can make planning a weekend escape seamless. Call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail reservations@resortswest.com to start planning your December getaway.

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|   November 11th, 2014   |   No Comments   |  
 

Nothing quite beats a White Christmas in the mountains, particularly when those mountains hold some of the world’s best skiing. Between carolers on Main Street, snow-covered treetops and cozy traditions like Park City Mountain Resort’s torchlight parade, Christmas in Park City is nearly film-like in its holiday charm. Let your Resorts West concierge decorate your ski home before you arrive, complete with the tree, and Christmas can feel more homey in Park City than your own home.

Whether you’re traveling with the kids or or your full extended family, we have the perfect chalet for your White Christmas:

Sky Villa 

True to its name, Sky Villa sits atop the mountains of Canyons Resort, offering ski-in/ski-out access, stunning views and the seclusion of a pristine wooded lot. Ideal for large families, the 6-bedroom chalet features a kids’ bunk room, game room, grotto-style hot tub and heated deck overlooking the slopes. Available through Dec. 27. 

Racer’s Roost

An exceptional value (see rates), this 6-bedroom ski home is nestled at the end of a quiet cul de sac near the base of Deer Valley Resort, making it the perfect villa for families looking to be near ski school as well as Main Street. Featuring spacious living areas and an entertainment room, Racer’s Roost also boasts a snowman-worthy backyard and wrap-around deck. Available through Dec. 26. 

Paintbrush Home

The cheerful Paintbrush Home embodies the holiday spirit inside and out, featuring colorful decor, open ceilings and beautiful views from Deer Valley Resort’s mid-mountain Empire Pass area. A custom elevator and out-the-door ski access make this 5-bedroom home ideal for multi-generational families. With eight separate beds and en-suite baths in each bedroom, this home comfortably accommodates 12 guests. Available through Dec. 26.

Mountain Chalet 

For a true White Christmas filled with cozy charm, experience Mountain Chalet at Sundance Resort, located less than an hour from Salt Lake International Airport. This 3-bedroom abode features an outdoor fireplace, gourmet kitchen and rustic atmosphere for an unforgettable family getaway at one of North America’s best-kept secrets for great skiing and stunning scenery. Available through Dec. 27. 

Black Bear Lodge

Lying within walking distance of beginner and intermediate slopes at Silver Lake Village (as well as the Silver Lake chairlift to ski school), Black Bear is the perfect place to introduce your kids to skiing. The rustic lodge features 2-bedroom condos sleeping up to 6 guests, a heated outdoor swimming pool, private hot tubs, gourmet kitchens and stone fireplaces for a picture-perfect family holiday.

Need help planning your family’s holiday vacation? Call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail reservations@resortswest.com. We’d love to help make your family’s Christmas unforgettable.

 

 

 

 

 


 
|   November 7th, 2014   |   No Comments   |  
 

Sundance Institute has yet to reveal the films screening at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival (taking place from Jan. 22 to Feb. 1), but with popular passes and ticket packages having already sold out and downtown Park City lodging diminishing quickly, the window for making plans to attend is closing early this year. Fortunately, film-goers still have many options for enjoying the Festival and can secure luxury lodging near both film venues and the slopes.

Whether you plan to spend your week soaking up the spirit of independent film, star-gazing on Main Street or hitting the empty slopes, here are our locals’ tips for planning your trip to Park City.

How to get tickets:

1. For Film Lovers: Although the official registration window has passed, Express B passes are still available for immediate purchase, offering access to all screenings during the second half of the Festival as well as official entertainment venues, including the ASCAP Music Cafe, Sundance House and Filmmaker Lodge. A pass is the surest way to see the films you most want to see at the times that suit your schedule. True independent film lovers can become members of Patron Circle for full Festival passes (depending on membership level) and additional insider perks ranging from cocktails with Festival Director John Cooper to  brunch with founder Robert Redford. 

2. For Flexibility Enthusiasts: For film-goers who would rather wait to peruse the program, open tickets are available starting on Jan. 20. Purchase tickets online and retrieve them a day in advance from the box office near Main Street. Of course, for many spontaneous Sundancers, the waitlist tradition is the only way to see a film. Read more about all available options here.

How to score lodging:

1. For Easy Film Access: To find any remaining availability near Main Street or other film venues, we recommend calling us at 1-877-773-1117 to see if your desired dates work with any openings. We also recommend attending during the second half of the Festival, which often offers greater availability. If you still seek accommodations during the popular first five nights, luxury lodging less than a mile from Main Street is still available at Silver Star at Park City, an on-mountain community of 2- to 5-bedroom condos.

2. For Value: If you hope to experience all that the Sundance Film Festival has to offer at the greatest value, consider taking advantage of Resorts West’s complimentary shuttle service (along with the extensive complimentary city transportation options), and stay at Deer Valley Resort. A hidden gem of peace and quiet just two miles from Main Street, Deer Valley also offers an overwhelming amount of ski-in/ski-out lodging for Sundancers who also plan to hit the slopes. We recommend the 2-bedroom condos, complete with private hot tub, at Black Bear Lodge, or a private villa in Silver Lake Village.

3. For True Sundancers: To experience the Sundance Film Festival the way Robert Redford envisioned it, enjoy film, skiing, scenery and solitude at Sundance Resort. An official Festival venue, Sundance also features fine dining options and a bar befitting of the alpine setting. We recommend the Eagle’s Nest and Mountain Chalet.

Sneak Peek: Eagle’s Nest Great Room

How to make it easy:

One of the perks of joining the Patron Circle at the $50,000 level is a private concierge to assist you with dinner reservations, transportation, Festival logistics and your itinerary. Of course, you could enjoy all of these benefits simply by staying with Resorts West. We can also arrange to have your ski gear shipped in advance and waiting for you when you arrive, a private chef for you and your friends,  on in-home spa treatments.

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


 
|   October 30th, 2014   |   No Comments   |  
 

Whether you’re traveling with friends or family, choosing the right ski lodge or private chalet can take some research and coordination. Consider these five factors to find the perfect lodging in Park City at each of its three world-class resorts:

1. Do you have different types of skiers? 

If you plan to spend most of your time on the slopes, claiming as much fresh powder as you can until ski patrol advises you  to call it a day — but your friends are just as happy calling it quits after lunch — you may want to strongly consider staying ski-in/ski-out. The flexibility of slope-side accommodations means you can start and stop at different times without requiring everyone to shuttle together to the base and back — a life-saving convenience when traveling with grandparents, kids or late-sleeping teenagers.

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2. How do you feel about driving?

For some, the idea of driving in a ski town sounds like fun. For others, driving on vacation at all sounds like, well, not a vacation. Thankfully, Park City offers accommodations to suit both tastes. For a scenic route and heated driveway (not to mention stunning views and ski-in/ski-out access to the slopes), we recommend the private gated communities of Deer Crest at Deer Valley Resort or The Colony at Canyons Resort. If you’d rather walk everywhere — from the slopes to dinner and live entertainment — we recommend our Main Street Collection. Deer Valley’s Empire Pass area is another recommended option for guests who prefer to vacation sans vehicle, offering complimentary shuttle service to Main Street until midnight. Of course, all guests of Resorts West enjoy complimentary car service based on availability, making any home a comfortable option whether you drive or not.

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3. Are you traveling with children?

Although all Resorts West homes are child-friendly, some villas and lodge condos offer a little extra fun for kids, from bunk rooms to game rooms, and even real theaters. Many Resorts West properties also offer ski-in/ski-out access to beginner and easy intermediate trails, allowing everyone to enjoy the slope-side location. As many skiing parents have found, when it comes to traveling with kids, the more services you have available, the easier your vacation. Ask your private concierge about pack’n'play rentals, child care and other equipment to make your vacation more seamless.

More services for kids.

4. What are your dream amenities? 

Forget practicality for a moment and consider what amenities will make your vacation unforgettable. Whether it’s a private hot tub on a heated deck, a fireplace in your master suite, a wine cellar or unobstructed mountain views, these are the little things that often add up to an unforgettable vacation. Chances are, Resorts West has a home that suits every dream amenity in your group.

Find inspiration in our Reserve Collection.

5. How important is value to you?   

A few questions can help you find the best lodging at the greatest possible value. Off-peak dates can make one of the biggest differences in getting more amenities for your vacation budget. If you have the flexibility, ask what weeks will yield the best rates when making your reservation. If traveling with a group, consider a property with fewer bedrooms and more individual bedding. Your length of stay can also make a big difference when searching for the best value for your lodging. If staying for longer than a week, ask about homes that might offer special pricing for longer stays. Your kids will thank you for the extra week after they’ve mastered their first double-blue run!

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To find the perfect Park City lodging for your family or group, call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail reservations@resortswest.com.

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|   October 23rd, 2014   |   No Comments   |  
 

Call it icing on an already attractive cake.

Harmony Haus, a 5-bedroom luxury townhome in the exclusive gated community of Deer Crest at Deer Valley Resort, now offers ski-in/ski-out access. The out-the-door convenience adds to an already stunning in-home experience, including a stadium-seat theater, private hot tub, ski locker room, gourmet kitchen and luxurious en-suite baths. Of course, the home’s real appeal may simply be its views. An expansive balcony overlooks the Jordanelle Reservoir with views extending all the way to the Uinta mountain range.

To reserve Harmony Haus for ski-in/ski-out access to Deer Valley Resort and for even more options for your Park City ski vacation, call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail reservations@resortswest.com.

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|   October 19th, 2014   |   No Comments   |  
 

Deciding when to take your ski vacation requires some artful planning. Juggling kids’ calendars, your own office schedule, crowd expectations and snow conditions, you scour the calendar for a week you hope will deliver a powder fix, while sneaking in fun events for the kids. Although New Year’s Eve and spring break have traditionally lured most families, there’s a case to be made for starting your season early. From visits by Santa Claus to empty lift lines, here are 5 reasons the pre-holiday weeks of December may just be the best time for your family ski vacation:

Greatest Value 

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.

Greatest Availability 

The availability of everything from top-notch ski instructors to reservations at Park City’s best restaurants is also greater in mid-December than during peak season, giving you the chance to kick off your year with an expert refresher course and a greater abundance of untracked powder.

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. 13 in a free family-friendly affair, 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 each resort. E-mail stay@resortswest.com for a full calendar.

Featured Ski Homes

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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