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|   August 25th, 2014   |   No Comments   |  
 

If you feel like you’ve done it all for New Year’s Eve — from the obligatory Times Square appearance to black-tie affairs — consider ringing in 2015 in more adventurous style, with first tracks and fresh powder. Some of Park City’s best snow conditions are the first week of January, and between live music on Main Street, nightlife events and champagne toasts at fine dining restaurants, the slopes are often wide open on New Year’s Day.

This year, ski in 2015 at one of theses luxury ski home rentals:

Red Cloud Estate

With 8 bedrooms, a theater, bar, game room and slope-side hot tub, this Deer Valley ski home is the perfect chalet for a group of friends or multiple families. Ask about added Reserve Collection amenities.

Park Avenue Villa 

435 Park Ave.

Steps from Main Street, this 4-bedroom home is perfectly situated for groups that plan to experience all that Park City has to offer — on and off the slopes. Access Park City Mountain Resort from the Town Lift, and walk to restaurants, bars and nightlife venues right from your home.

Harmony Haus 

An exceptional value, this 5-bedroom home features a theater, hot tub, two living areas and private baths. The slopes of Deer Valley Resort are a three-minute drive away, and Main Street Park City is less than 15 minutes away. Of course, when you can reserve a private chef and even a mixologist, you may not want to leave the villa.

Silver Star at Park City

Silver Star

Stay slope-side at Park City Mountain Resort and enjoy access to a heated swimming pool, hot tub, fitness center, on-site cafe and sports shop. With 2-bedroom to 5-bedroom options, you’ll find the perfect condo, townhome or cottage for your family or friends. Most properties feature a private hot tub, and all offer gourmet kitchens and private baths. Main Street Park City is a 5-minute drive away.

Ironwood Townhome

For friends seeking value, ski access, space and service, Ironwood may be the perfect property. The 4-bedroom Deer Valley townhome is within walking distance of the slopes at Empire Pass, and two miles from Main Street, accessible by complimentary shuttle. The home also features two living areas, private baths for each bedroom, a private hot tub and access to a complimentary fitness center.

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

 

 

 

 


 
|   August 17th, 2014   |   No Comments   |  
 

Finding the right ski vacation home online can be like shopping for shoes — you’re pretty sure they’ll fit, but it would be much nicer to try them on first. With so many variables to consider when renting a chalet for the family, a chance to see the ski access, test the hot tub, catch the view and generally get a sense for the space can greatly add to your peace of mind and excitement for the coming ski season.

Thankfully, you can do just that with a fall getaway to your Resorts West ski home. With off-season rates and low minimum nights, you can enjoy a long weekend during Park City’s most scenic season at great value. While you’re in town, take advantage of locals’ specials at Main Street’s best restaurants, visit the Park Silly Sunday Market (running through the end of September), and take a drive through the colorful Wasatch Mountains. Your Resorts West concierge can tell you all the best places. Get to know your ski home this fall at one of these stunning chalets, all available for the 2014 Christmas ski week:

Park Avenue Villa 

Bedrooms: 4 | Sleeps: 14

Fall perk: Walk to restaurant, shops and entertainment on Main Street

Ski season perk: Walk to Town Lift for easy ski access, or take Resorts West shuttle service

Arrowleaf Lodge

Bedrooms: 3 | Sleeps: 8-9

Fall perk: Stunning views of Deer Valley’s Flagstaff Mountain

Ski season perk: Ski-in/ski-out access to Deer Valley Resort

Silver Strike Lodge Penthouse

Bedrooms: 5 | Sleeps: 11

Fall perk: Hiking trails outside the lodge

Ski season perk: Ski-in/ski-out access to Silver Strike Chairlift

Mountaineer Ranch 

Bedrooms: 6 | Sleeps: 15

Fall perk: Mountain biking through Deer Crest trails

Ski season perk: Ski-in/ski-out access to beginner trails from top of Little Baldy

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

 

 


 
|   August 11th, 2014   |   No Comments   |  
 

If you live for fresh powder and untouched snow conditions, you’ve probably already discovered the benefits of staying ski-in/ski-out, but knowing which slope-side chalets offer immediate access to the best terrain can be a little more difficult to determine. We’ve taken the guesswork out of Park City’s accommodations for powderhounds seeking first tracks — no chairlift required.

1. Sky Villa – Canyons Resort

Ski  or board right out your door from the 6-bedroom Sky Villa at Canyons Resort. Skis and boots are not included, but you’ll have plenty of room to store your gear. When you return from a day on the slopes, you can relax on the heated deck or grotto-style hot tub.

2. Red Cloud Estate – Deer Valley Resort

Perched atop Flagstaff Mountain, Red Cloud Estate offers first tracks to Deer Valley Resort’s most popular terrain with easy access to the bowls at Daly Chutes — satisfying groomer lovers and powderhounds alike.

3. Mountaineer Ranch – Deer Valley Resort

Perfect for families, Mountaineer Ranch offers access to numerous slopes from the top of Little Baldy peak, including two beginner-friendly runs to the base. Advanced skiers will love the mogul runs and steep terrain of Deer Crest — an area that skiers starting from the base need two chairlifts to reach.

4. Flight – Canyons Resort

This newly constructed home’s out-the-door ski access is just one of its many features, which also include stunning views, a stadium-seat theater, bar and slope-side hot tub.

5. Paintbrush Home – Deer Valley Resort 

Nestled in Deer Valley’s Empire Pass area, the ski-in/ski-out Paintbrush home is perfect for skiers seeking Deer Valley’s immaculate grooming. An ideal option for multi-generational families, the 5-bedroom villa features a bunk room and custom elevator.

Seeking the right ski home or lodge condo for your group? Call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail reservations@resortswest.com.

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|   August 5th, 2014   |   No Comments   |  
 

Planning a ski vacation often can inspire more than a few questions. How close is the ski home to the slopes? Will you need a car?

Whether you’re taking the kids for the first time or have planned more vacations than you can count, this guide offers the collective wisdom of Park City locals and veteran parents to make your ski trip planning a little more seamless:

Tip #1: Stay Slope-Side 

Parents who choose ski-in/ski-out accommodations rarely go back to homes away from the base — and for good reason. Staying slope-side doesn’t just mean first tracks in the morning; it also means immediate relief when your 5-year-old announces he’s had enough at 2 p.m. For any parent who has tried to round up the family at the base to drive home (with older kids grumbling that they want to keep skiing), a slope-side ski home makes for happier vacations all around. The freedom to grab lunch when you feel like it or an extra layer is an added bonus; and with complimentary shuttle service through Resorts West, you may not need a car at all. Browse ski-in/ski-out accommodations.

Tip #2: Order Groceries Before You Arrive

There’s no worse way to start your vacation than at the grocery store. Beyond the fierce competition for space in the aisles and the feat of fitting everything in your already-crowded car, chances are high that even if you remember the cereal, you’ll forget the milk. Let a concierge take care of your list before you arrive. Enjoying a glass of wine as your concierge checks you in while the kids raid the fridge for juice boxes is a much more relaxing way to begin.

Tip #3: Pack Light

This may seem counter-intuitive, but we recommend packing light — and this goes for both clothing and ski gear. Choosing a home with a washer and dryer eliminates the need to pack layers for every day of your vacation, and with services like Skis on the Run to deliver and professionally fit your boots and skis, you need not schlep your last-season Rossis. (Try next year’s demos instead.)

Tip #4: Say ‘Yes’ to Ski School

Even if you remember slaying black diamonds with ease and can still envision Johnny’s perfect turns from last season, we strongly recommend a refresher lesson. All of Park City’s resorts offer expertly trained instructors to remind you how to tackle challenging terrain, address inconsistent conditions and steer clear of traffic on the mountain.

Tip #5: Eat In (At Least Once)

Much of vacationing is about trying local restaurants, but sometimes the best memories are made right around the dinner table. Whether your concierge arranges for a private chef to prepare a gourmet feast of classic alpine fare, or you recreate your own family favorites, a night spent at home is one you’re not likely to forget. Choose a home with a theater, like Flight at Canyons Resort or the Ski Utah Home at Deer Valley Resort, and you can give whole new meaning to the idea of dinner and a movie.

Need more recommendations? Call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail stay@resortswest.com to start planning your family’s ski vacation.

  

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|   August 1st, 2014   |   No Comments   |  
 

Ski trips are more fun when your home has its own fire pit.

Whether you intend to slay Utah’s famous powder or hope to attempt your first double-blue run, there’s no better reward after a day on the slopes than imbibing by the fire pit with friends and victuals. Park City’s culinary enthusiasts have worked hard this year to bring skiers new morning brews, soul-reviving comfort food and even soothing teas.

A few of our favorites:

Morning Brew 

If you need caffeine to board a chairlift — and prefer that it be delicious — we recommend Park City’s newest coffee company, Publik. The carefully brewed, locally crafted and globally sourced blends preserve the flavor of the beans’ country of origin, making this java as soul-awakening it is eye-opening.

Where to get find it: 638 Park Ave.
Where to stay:  Woodside Villa

Comfort in Food

There’s something classically alpine about a good Stroganoff, and The Silver Star Cafe has created a version that even vegetarians can enjoy. Using Portabella, wild and domestic mushrooms, the award-winning cafe (recently featured on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives) pairs the European-style dish with spatzle.

Where to find it: Silver Star at Park City (the cafe is conveniently on-site)
Where to stay: Choose from 2-bedroom condos to 5-bedroom cottages

Straight from the Brick Oven 

From shrimp skillets to tandoori-rubbed quail, Deer Valley’s newest restaurant, The Brass Tag, has expanded the resort’s gourmet comfort food options to the base. Signature dishes include house-cured duck and parma prosciutto flatbread, cheddar truffle chive spätzle and oven-fired chimichurri chips.

Where to find it: 2900 Deer Valley Drive
Where to stay: Racer’s Roost

Soothing Sips 

With a local whiskey distillery, beer maker and now coffee maker, it seemed the only thing Park City lacked was a signature tea blender. Wasatch Tea Company took care of that, offering custom-blended, loose-leaf teas from places like India, Sri Lanka and Japan.

Where to find it: in the comfort of your ski home! Your concierge can deliver it before you even arrive.
Where to stay: Mountain Glade at Deer Valley Resort

 

Contact our local vacation specialists at 1-877-773-1117 or stay@resortswest.com for even more recommendations.

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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 reservations@resortswest.com 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 stay@resortswest.com 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 stay@resortswest.com 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 stay@resortswest.com 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 stay@resortswest.com.

 

 

 

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