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|   July 25th, 2014   |   No Comments   |  

It might seem like just yesterday you were enjoying turkey chili at Royal Street Cafe and first tracks from your ski-in/ski-out condo. With just a few months until a new ski season, here are five more reasons Deer Valley is even better than you remember it:

1. The view from the chairlift.

 Remember this view? It remembers you. With six mountains and 21 high-speed chairlifts, there are many more stunning scenes at Deer Valley waiting to be rediscovered.

2. The snowboard-free mountain.

It takes just one near-collision with a snowboarder to remember why a board-free mountain makes for such a blissful skiing experience; and it’s something neither Aspen nor Vail can offer.

 3The short landing-to-lift time. 

Hitting the slopes a mere hour after landing at the airport? It’s possible at Deer Valley. If you don’t remember the drive, it’s because 45 minutes doesn’t allow for much time to think about the drive.

4. The ski-in/ski-out access.

Yes, your accommodations really can be this close to the slope. The amount of ski-in/ski-out lodging available at Deer Valley — both mid-mountain and at the base — is unparalleled.

5. Your apres-ski fire pit. 

It might have seemed like a small part of your vacation, but the memories made over s’mores and stories around the fire — with the backdrop of Lake Jordanelle — are as much a part of the Deer Valley experience as the corduroy runs. Recreate those memories here.

Call 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail to start planning your next unforgettable ski vacation. Reserve your private photographer early so you’ll be sure to capture every moment.

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|   July 20th, 2014   |   No Comments   |  

Park City’s Autumn Aloft festival will feature 15 invited balloonists.

A once-iconic hot air balloon festival will return to Park City this fall after a 20-year hiatus – adding one more reason to visit the mountains at their most scenic. Last held in 1994, “Autumn Aloft” will take place from September 19-21, featuring 15 expert balloonists and a three-balloon “Main Street glow.”

Use this guide to plan your fall getaway to Park City:

Where to Stay

Ontario VillaStay in the heart of Main Street Park City and walk to the complimentary city shuttle for all balloon festivities. The restaurants, shops and entertainment of downtown Park City are a two-minute walk away.

Stay near Main Street and walk to restaurants, shops and entertainment.

Silver Star at Park City: All the Autumn Aloft excitement is a cruiser bike ride away from this on-mountain community, and you’ll have a front-row seat to the stunning fall foliage. An on-site bike rental shop makes two-wheeled adventures easy. And if that wasn’t enough, this family-friendly resort also features a heated swimming pool, café and fire pits.

Bike to Autumn Aloft from the Silver Star community.

Harmony Haus: For the most awe-inspiring views, stay in the gated community of Deer Crest in Deer Valley Resort. Perched high on the mountain, this 5-bedroom home affords views of both the colorful foliage and Lake Jordanelle at its most breathtaking. Drive 10 minutes to the festivities, and return home to a private hot tub, theater and deck.

Park City’s most stunning views are from this home.

Where to Eat

Check out our local-approved dining guide. Your concierge can give you personalized suggestions and will even make your reservations for you.

How to Get Around 

Although a complimentary city shuttle will take you from Main Street to the balloon festival, we recommend renting a car for getting around town. Park City offers plenty of parking and endless options for scenic drives throughout the Wasatch mountain range. For all your options, including getting to and from the airport, visit our transportation guide

Plan Your Trip 

Call 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail to start planning your fall getaway to Park City!



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|   July 16th, 2014   |   No Comments   |  

Whether you’re looking to escape the sweltering city heat or just want to make the most of your last few weeks with the family, these stunning vacation homes will make this summer unforgettable. Call 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail to start planning your August escape:

Mountain Glade - Explore the Great Outdoors

For access to mountain biking, hiking and even boating, we recommend this 6-bedroom home in the Deer Crest community at Deer Valley. Spend all day playing outside on Lake Jordanelle or on the nearby trails, then BBQ on the deck or watch movies in the theater.


Woodside Villa - Walk Everywhere

Whether you’re visiting the Park Silly Sunday Market on Main Street or hiking the Sweeney Switchbacks, this 5-bedroom villa is ideally situated in the heart of all that Park City has to offer – no car necessary.

Silver Star at Park City - Bike, Swim, Play

An on-site pool, open-air plaza, fire pits and hiking trails just outside your door make this mountain-side resort ideal for a week-long or even month-long family retreat. Most condos offer private hot tubs, and all feature gourmet kitchens and private baths.

The Cottage at Canyons Resort – Get Away from it All 

Perfect for two families traveling together, this mountain cottage will delight kids with a loft that lets everyone sleep together, while parents enjoy two finely appointed bedrooms with private baths. You’ll have hiking and biking trails, resort activities and even, on occasion, a neighborhood deer or moose outside your door.

What’s To Do in Park City this August

Whether you’re traveling with friends or family, take advantage of these unique events coming to Park City this August:

Aug. 4Movie Night on the Mountain - Despicable Me

Aug. 6Deer Valley Music Festival – Mozart on the Mountain

Aug. 9 - Park City SUP – Paddle Peddle Paddle

Aug. 15 - Sundance Outdoor Summer Series – Big Night

Aug. 16 - Bon Apetit Grub Crawl

Aug. 20 - Community Concert Series – Wasatch Jazz Project




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|   July 6th, 2014   |   No Comments   |  

The next time you find yourself counting the days until the soaring summer temperatures pass, stay cool with thoughts of falling snow, fresh powder and first tracks. Start planning your ski vacation now to secure your first-choice accommodations in Park City, and you’ll have a ski-in/ski-out vacation to take your mind off the heat. Call 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail to start planning your winter escape.

Recommended Properties:

King’s Estate - Deer Valley Resort

A home meant for gathering, this 6-bedroom Deer Valley ski home invites friends and families to share an unforgettable slope-side vacation, complete with access directly to a private run. A theater, foosball table, fire pit and hot tub ensure that you remain entertained even after a day on the mountain.

The Laughing Ranch – Deer Valley Resort

A home that lives up to its name, The Laughing Ranch inspires smiles with its game room, “Kids Only” play room and two master suites — so families traveling together need not flip a coin to determine who will sleep like royalty. Ski out the back door to Deer Valley’s blue “Last Chance” run, and gather in the gourmet kitchen for après-ski snacks and hot cocoa made right at home.

Empire Villa - Park City

A contemporary home with all the charm of a mountain residence, this 4-bedroom villa is minutes from all three of Park City’s ski resorts and within walking distance of Main Street.

Red Pine Villa – Canyons Resort

Canyons Resort summer vacation rental

A 6-bedroom home with a theater, hot tub and snowman-worthy yard, Red Pine Villa is a hidden gem just two minutes from the Canyons Resort base. Ideal for large groups, the 6,700 square-foot home comfortably sleeps 16.

Flight - Canyons Resort

This award-winning mountain-top chalet offers ski-in/ski-out access to some of the best terrain at Canyons Resort. Floor-to-ceiling windows highlight stunning views, and luxurious amenities — including an indoor wet bar and theater — ensure that even the non-skiers in your group enjoy their time in the mountains.


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|   June 26th, 2014   |   No Comments   |  

While the heavy June air signals a long, hot summer ahead for many cities, Park City is just beginning to see temperatures that feel like spring. With sunny skies, cool evenings and almost no humidity, the easily accessible mountain town — just 40 minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport — offers a pleasant reprieve with endless adventure. Whether you’re planning an escape with friends or a family vacation, here are five reasons (aside from perfect weather) to visit Park City this July:

Rugby & Rodeo

The Fourth of July is one of Park City’s biggest festivals, starting with an all-ages 5k and ending with fireworks over Park City Mountain Resort. A signature event of the area, the Oakley Rodeo adds extra excitement as one of the few chances nationwide to see authentic bull riding, calf roping and barrel racing. A traditional rugby game in Park City’s City Park offers entertainment as locals and visitors alike enjoy food vendors, kids’ games, a beer garden and live music. Book your trip.

Bikes & Boats

A premier mountain biking destination, Park City offers trails for every ability. Take a leisurely ride on the historic rail trail, test yourself on wide intermediate terrain, or challenge yourself on black diamond trails through stunning mountain scenery. To cool off after a ride, head to Lake Jordanelle for paddleboarding, boating or water skiing. See more Park City summer recreation.

Food & Wine

Tastemakers and wine lovers could spend the entire month of July in Park City and experience something new every week — from the Park City Food & Wine Classic to the Fox School of Wine Weekend Wine Series. Several restaurants offer summer menus with outdoor seating and live music. Ask for recommendations.

Street Festivals

Every Sunday Park City’s Main Street becomes a carnival of street performers, artists, live music and kids’ activities. The complimentary Park Silly Sunday Market is a summer staple in town, drawing visitors with its lighthearted spirit and unique vendors. You may just find the perfect piece of art for your living room. Stay until Wednesday and enjoy the farmers’ market at Canyons Resort to try locally sourced fruit, vegetables and cheese.  Where to stay.

Movies in the Mountains

There’s something about seeing a movie on the big screen outside — and Park City elevates that experience even further with clear, starry skies and stunning scenery. This July see Ping Pong Summer, a coming of age film presented by Sundance Institute, and get nostalgic with Back to the Future at Park City Mountain Resort. Ask about a home with its own theater.

To start planning your July summer vacation, call 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail




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|   May 25th, 2014   |   No Comments   |  

With elaborate game rooms and stadium-seat theaters, these Park City vacation homes offer enough indoor excitement that you may never want to step outside. Of course, with mountain biking, water skiing, zip lining and outdoor concerts all less than 10 minutes away, you’ll have some tough competition outside. Explore Park City’s most inspiring vacation homes to find the perfect one for your family:

Best In-Home Entertainment: Mountain Glade

Sneak Peek: Mountain Glade View

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With 6 bedrooms, a stadium-seat theater, pool table, Xbox and deck overlooking Lake Jordanelle, Mountain Glade is an ideal home for entertainment-seeking families.  Sleeping up to 17 guests, the 9,000 square-foot estate suits full family reunions as easily as spontaneous retreats with the kids.

Best Out-the-Door Entertainment: Snowflake Villa

Sneak Peek: Snowflake Villa on Park Ave.

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Nestled a block from the middle of Main Street, Snowflake Villa is steps from restaurants, boutiques, street festivals and live music. Lift-served hiking and biking trails are also within walking distance. For a night in, get cozy in the media room with a large-screen projector theater.

Best to Get Away from it All: The Eagle’s Nest

Sneak Peek: Eagle’s Nest Great Room

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For an authentic mountain retreat designed for peace, quiet and seclusion, the Eagle’s Nest at Sundance Resort is the perfect enclave to get away from it all. A rustic luxury cabin with wooden beams and high ceilings, this 5-bedroom home also features an outdoor fireplace and upscale entertainment center. Perfectly situated to explore the scenic trails near Mount Timpanogos, the Eagle’s Nest is also a short drive from quaint shops and restaurants at Sundance Resort.


Best for Having it All: Sky Villa

Sneak Peek: Sky Villa Game Room

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A heated swimming pool and stunning views from floor-to-ceiling windows make this mountain-top oasis the perfect getaway to escape the urban summer heat. Venture to Park City proper for the open-air Park Silly Sunday Market, or enjoy a summer feast on the veranda while the kids play pool, ping pong or even the drums in the game room.

To find the perfect summer vacation home for your family, contact us at 1-877-773-1117 or

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|   May 18th, 2014   |   No Comments   |  

A delicious spread at The Silver Star Café.

From lively culinary events to local farmer’s markets, Park City offers more than a few delicious ways to indulge your inner foodie. Here are five of our favorite reasons to visit this June:

Savor the Summit

Park City’s largest dinner party will return on June 21, bringing together more than 20 of Park City’s top restaurants for an outdoor feast stretching the full length of Main Street. Combining food, drink and live music, Savor the Summit brings together old friends and new for a night of fine food and wine. Ask your concierge for recommendations.

Park City Farmer’s Market

A summertime staple, the weekly  Wednesday farmer’s market at Canyons Resort showcases the best of local produce, fruit, cheese and bread. Work up an appetite first by taking the cabriolet to Canyons’ many hiking trails, then create your own locally sourced feast at your mountain vacation residence.

Park Silly Sunday Market

Fresh lobster? Thai iced tea? Park City’s eco-friendly open-air market is a hidden gem of culinary specialties unexpected in a mountain town. Of course, you’ll also find traditional favorites like corn on the cob and freshly baked bread with local cheeses. Celebrate a new summer season of Silliness on June 8.


High West Distillery Tours

Taking place seven days a week, the High West Distillery & Saloon distillery tours show whiskey enthusiasts how each batch is made, ending with a flight of High West’s finest spirits. We heartily recommend following up with a pot of whiskey cheese fondue and an order of parmesan-dusted fries.

Silver Star Café

Stay at the  luxurious Silver Star at Park City community and enjoy on-site dining at one of Park City’s best kept secrets. (Although that status may not hold up for long after the café’s recent appearance on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.) Enjoy an après-hike Silver Star burger on the open-air plaza, or try the refreshing watermelon gazpacho.

Looking for more culinary ideas for your summer vacation? Call 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail

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|   May 12th, 2014   |   No Comments   |  

It may be another few weeks before school lets out for the summer, but savvy parents know to plan family vacations before soccer practice, band camp and birthday parties interfere. Thankfully, with a destination that offers everything from alpine slides to wakeboarding, planning a family week away is now easier than getting the kids out the door.

Not sure where to take the kids to cool off? Try one of these five adventure-filled ideas, all in the mountains of Park City:

Xtreme Ziprider - Let the kids fly on the Utah Olympic Park’s zipline ride. They’ll love that it sounds extreme — you’ll love that it will keep them talking about your family vacation all summer long.

Kid-Friendly Mountain Biking  - Park City didn’t earn the first-ever gold standard from the International Mountain Bike Association for nothing. You’ll find trails for every level, including never-evers, all with a stunning mountain backdrop.

Wakeboarding and Waterskiing – Who know you could find water sports in a ski town? Park City’s Lake Jordanelle is a hidden gem for water skiing, wakeboarding and stand-up paddle boarding.

Horseback Riding – No summer trip to the mountains is complete without a trek on horseback. As your concierge about the best trails and guides.

Fly Fishing - No family vacation is complete without a (slightly exaggerated) tale of blue-ribbon river fishing.

Call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail to get a head start on your family’s summer vacation.

Featured Summer Homes: Main Street Collection | Silver Star at Park City | Sky Villa



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|   April 28th, 2014   |   No Comments   |  

This Mother’s Day, give Mom what she really wants — a little time for her.

Resorts West’s Mother’s Day vacation package, available from May 1 to May 31, includes four nights at the luxurious Silver Star at Park City resort (complete with a private hot tub, on-site café and trail access), activities for Dad and the kids, relaxing spa treatments for Mom and brunch for the whole family.

Call 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail to start planning a relaxing getaway for Mom. Click for more information.



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|   April 6th, 2014   |   No Comments   |  

We recommend staying at Silver Star.


Park City Mountain Resort will stay open through April 20, giving skiers a chance to turn the long Easter weekend into a grand finale on the slopes. The resort will celebrate the holiday with special kids’ activities for children ages 6 and under and the highly anticipated  ”Hunt for the Golden Egg” for older kids and adults. The all-mountain Easter egg hunt will give two lucky skiers the chance to win a 2014-2015 season’s pass.

With recent snow, pleasant temperatures and off-season lodging rates, Easter weekend is the perfect last-chance ski weekend. Resorts West’s Private Concierge team can offer advice on the best Easter brunch, where to find live music and what other events will be held on closing week. Stay at the mid-mountain Silver Star at Park City community, and you’ll also enjoy a private hot tub, heated swimming pool, fire pits and an open-air plaza.

Call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail to plan your final ski weekend of the season.

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