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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

 


 
|   October 12th, 2014   |   No Comments   |  
 

There’s no place like home for the holidays — particularly when that home sits on the slope of a world-class ski resort. This year, spend the Hannukah or Christmas season making breakfast in your gourmet kitchen, skiing power-perfect snow just outside your door, or lazily watching movies in your entertainment room. With Resorts West’s concierge service to take care of everything from ski rentals to shopping, gift wrapping and delivery, your holidays will feel more effortless on vacation than at home.

Whether you’re traveling with your kids or the full extended family, the perfect family ski home awaits you in Park City:

Sky Villa 

Ideal for multiple families traveling together, this ski-in/ski-out villa features 6 bedrooms and 8 separate beds, including a bunk room. A kids’ play room features a pool table, drum set and project-screen theater, while an expansive heated deck offers a grotto-style hot tub and expansive deck with stunning views. Arrive to a fully decorated home, complete with a tree – and presents underneath. Our concierge team lives to make holiday wishes come alive.

816 Woodside

This deceptively large bungalow sits 30 yards from the Quit’n time run at Park City Mountain Resort and a block from the best restaurants and boutiques of downtown Park City. The 5-bedroom villa features eight separate beds, a private hot tub, heated garage and elevator.

Harmony Haus

This 5-bedroom luxury chalet is now ski-in/ski-out, thanks to a newly constructed funicular connecting the Deer Crest townhome to the slopes. Ideal for families, this villa features two kid-friendly bedrooms, a stadium-seat theater, family room and private hot tub.

To start planning a seamless family vacation for the holidays to Park City, call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail reservations@resortswest.com. We can’t wait to share our favorite events, activities and homes for the holidays.


 
|   October 7th, 2014   |   No Comments   |  
 

View from 159 Woodside Villa.

For guests who seek an authentic Park City experience, nothing beats staying above Main Street in a charming, mining-inspired bungalow. With views of Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain Resort and the brightly lit downtown area, the homes in Park City’s most historic neighborhood offer a chance to enjoy all that Park City has to offer — from fine dining to live entertainment — while remaining within five minutes of world-class skiing.

159 Woodside Master Bedroom. Click for full gallery.

Resorts West’s newest villa, 159 Woodside, features all the charm of an Old Town home with modern conveniences, including a fully equipped kitchen with premium appliances, radiant heat, a private outdoor hot tub and a skiers’ lounge with HD TV. Each bedroom suite features a private bath. With four separate beds and two additional queen sleeper sofas, the 3-bedroom villa easily accommodates 10 guests. Main Street Park City is a 3-minute walk away, offering easy access to the city’s best restaurants, boutiques, galleries and live music venues. Resorts West’s complimentary shuttle service is available to reach Deer Valley Resort or Park City Mountain Resort.

159 Woodside Villa Great Room. Click for full photo gallery.

To secure 159 Woodside for your Park City ski trip, call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail stay@resortswest.com.


 
|   October 5th, 2014   |   No Comments   |  
 

Photo by Eric Schramm for Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest

Deer Valley Resort will open on Dec. 6 with perfectly groomed slopes, past Olympians, television stars and big-screen actors in friendly competition to benefit international charity Waterkeeper Alliance. Now in its 23rd year, the 3-day Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest draws celebs from Larry David to Neil Patrick Harris, showcasing the stars’ surprising racing talents.

With exceptional snowmaking capabilities, Deer Valley opens with much of the resort ready-to-ski, making the early December weekend a perfect opportunity to get your ski legs back while enjoying a celebratory weekend. Use this guide to join the festivities!

Where to Stay 

Bellemont: These ski-in/ski-out homes are nestled on friendly green and wide-open blue runs for easy access to Silver Lake Village, where the action takes place. You can also take advantage of Resorts West’s complimentary shuttle service to start your day from the mid-mountain Silver Lake base area.

Black Bear Lodge: Walk to the Skifest from these charming 2-bedroom accommodations, complete with a private hot tub and cozy stone fireplace. You’ll also have access to dining, shopping and a lift ticket window at Silver Lake Village.

Racer’s Roost: Get into the Skifest by staying at this 6-bedroom villa near the base of Deer Valley Resort. You’ll enjoy easy access to both the mid-mountain action and Main Street, located less than two miles away.

Where to Watch 

All of the Skifest action takes place at the mid-mountain Silver Lake Village, allowing skiers and non-skiers alike to catch the races. Enjoy a cup of hot cocoa and walk to the sideline, or lounge at the Deer Valley ski beach. Skiers can best catch the races from the intermedia Nabob and Little Reb runs, although beginners can ride the same lift as the celebs to the top of Bald Mountain, taking the green Homeward Bound run back to the Silver Lake base.

Where to Dine 

Silver Lake Village offers numerous lunch, apres-ski and dinner options, from the family-friendly Cena restaurant to the fine dining Glitretind. You can also take advantage of Resorts West’s complimentary shuttle service to enjoy dozens of options on Main Street, including French, eclectic, classic American and Asian fusion. Your concierge will be delighted to offer recommendations, make your reservations and arrange transportation in the process.

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

 


 
|   September 29th, 2014   |   No Comments   |  
 

Deer Valley Resort continued its streak as one of North America’s top two resorts this season, finishing second in the SKI Magazine reader resort survey for the third time after an unprecedented five years at no. 1. The resort maintained its place at the top for lodging, dining, grooming, on-mountain food and kid-friendly activities. If loyalty had been part of the poll, SKI Magazine editor-in-chief Greg Ditrinko conceded (read more), it would likely have won that category as well.

Readers also put Park City Mountain Resort in the top 10, voting the mountain 7th overall and 2nd for families. Canyons Resort was voted no. 14.  Last year’s overall winner, Jackson Hole, slipped to 8th, replaced at the top by Whistler-Blackcomb. All three of Park City’s resorts unsurprisingly topped the access category, with no other town boasting so much terrain within 35 miles of a major international airport. The abundance of out-the-door, ski-in/ski-out access is also unparalleled, particularly at Deer Valley Resort.  

To find the perfect ski area for the categories most important to your family — from kids’ activities and ski access — call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail reservations@resortswest.com.

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|   September 25th, 2014   |   No Comments   |  
 

It’s always helpful to have an insider’s knowledge when planning your vacation — and for a ski trip, it can be invaluable, whether you’re choosing a slope-side home for the beginner skiers in your family or attempting to find a restaurant for your picky eaters. Resorts West’s staff of Park City locals offers these five tips for a seamless, stress-fre getaway: 

1. Ship your luggage before your arrival.

Nothing beats sailing through baggage claim and arriving at your ski home to find all your gear safely waiting in your room. This is particularly true if you have small children. Your Resorts West concierge can help you arrange luggage shipment to and from each residence in your group. See all services.

2. Order your groceries ahead of time.

If you’ve ever seen Park City’s peak season grocery store lines, you know how valuable this delivery service is. After a long travel day, fighting the crowds and hauling grocery bags into your home rarely sets the tone for a relaxing vacation, and there are few things more welcome than a glass of wine or hot cocoa while you check into your property. Our Private Concierge team can take care of everything from meals and snacks to your apres-ski beer and spirits. You’ll find everything stocked upon arrival. More about grocery delivery.

3. Consider ski access before choosing lodging. 

Before choosing your accommodations, think about the types of skiers in your group and how you plan to organize your day. If you have a group of like-minded powder hounds intent on skiing from first chair until ski patrol ushers you out, you’ll have no trouble at all with a short drive. If you have grandparents, kids, or others who’d like to experience Park City’s non-ski activities, you may greatly benefit from staying slope-side. Ski-in/ski-out lodging allows each skier to be on a separate schedule, so when your 8-year-old needs another pair of gloves or your parents want to take a break, you don’t need to shuttle back and forth. Resorts West’s vacation specialists can recommend homes near slopes ideal for your group’s ability level — including ski-in/ski-out homes perfect for beginner skiers. Browse all accommodations.

4. Dine at Royal Street or the Silver Star Cafe at least once.

If you plan to ski Deer Valley Resort, have at least one meal at The Royal Street Cafe. We recommend ordering all four courses — starting with the crab tower and ending with Deer Valley’s chocolate chip cookies. When you see the inviting ski beach outside, you’ll know the food coma was worth it. If you plan to ski Park City Mountain, make a stop at The Silver Star Cafe for lunch or apres-ski. Homemade pizzas, pitchers of beer and mountain views from an open-air plaza make this hidden gem a must-go. Of course, if you stay at Silver Star, you can make the cafe a daily stop. More about dining in Park City.

5. Take in a show. 

Park City’s performing arts scene is often a trip highlight for guests who take advantage of the world-class talent that performs here. This year, see cultural icon Jane Lynch, violinist Lucia Vicarelli, singer Kurt Bestor and a full production of Tommy – The Rock Opera. Ask your concierge about tickets, and they’ll also give you the best restaurant for a pre-show meal and the best bar for post-show cocktails. 

Need more suggestions? Our Park City specialists are available seven days a week at 1-877-773-1117 and reservations@resortswest.com.

 


 
|   September 19th, 2014   |   No Comments   |  
 

When some of the world’s best skiing is as easy to access as your local mountain (New Yorkers can hit the slopes in Utah more quickly than they can Vermont), it’s hard to justify not simply making Park City your new ‘local.’ With the season starting on Nov. 22 at Park City Mountain Resort, you can get your ski legs back at fall season rates when you stay at a Resort West luxury ski home, making it easier than ever to return for a powder-filled weekend in February or spring skiing in March. Our vacation specialists can recommend the best times to return, whether you’re seeking the season’s best rates or the best weeks for great snow. To become a true local, purchase an Epic Pass to ski Park City Mountain and Canyons Resorts all season long.

Fall season lodging rates are available at all Resorts West properties through December 6, when the Deer Valley Resort ski season begins.  Choose from homes near Main Street with private hot tubs and theater rooms, slope-side lodge condos offering ski-in/ski-out access, or spacious chalets with room for the whole family.

Call our team at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail reservations@resortswest.com to start planning your 2014-2015 ski season. We can’t wait to welcome you to Park City!

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|   September 16th, 2014   |   No Comments   |  
 

The announcement this week that Vail Resorts has purchased Park City Mountain Resort means only one real difference from seasons past — PCMR is now part of the Epic Pass.

This means that holders of Vail’s 2014-2015 Epic Pass will now enjoy unlimited, unrestricted skiing and snowboarding at both Canyons Resort and Park City Mountain Resort — no additional lift tickets required. With the addition of Park City Mountain, the Epic Pass now offers access to 12 total ski areas in Utah, Colorado, California and the Midwest, with up to five additional consecutive complimentary days at resorts in France, Switzerland and Japan. With adult passes now available for $749 and children’s (ages 5-12) for $389, the Epic Pass is comparable to a week of skiing at regular lift ticket prices. Prices are guaranteed for a limited time.

Epic Accommodations

With more than 7,000 combined skiable acres now available with a single pass, it makes little sense to ski anywhere but Park City this year! Pair Epic skiing with equally extraordinary accommodations at one of these luxurious Park City ski homes. Stay slope-side near Main Street or at a spacious villa with a private theater near Canyons Resort. Whichever villa you choose, your stay will include complimentary towel and trash service, a private concierge and full vacation planning assistance, both before and during your stay.

Red Pine Villa

Canyons Resort summer vacation rental

With 6 bedrooms, a theater, game room and private hot tub, Red Pine Villa is the perfect retreat after enjoying more than 7,000 skiable acres between Canyons Resort and Park City Mountain. We recommend renting a car at this villa.

Cottage at Canyons Resort

Ideal for groups of powder-loving friends, this surprisingly spacious 2-bedroom cottage features five separate beds, three full baths and out-the-door ski access. Recover from a day of slaying the Greatest Snow on Earth in the private hot tub or in front of the wood-burning fireplace.

Little Empire

 

An exceptional value, this 3-bedroom home sits in the heart of Park City, offering easy access to the base of Park City Mountain Resort, Main Street and Canyons Resort. A private hot tub, private baths for each bedroom suite and gourmet kitchen make Little Empire the perfect retreat for friends or a family.

Call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail reservations@resortswest.com for more Park City lodging recommendations.

 


 
|   September 11th, 2014   |   No Comments   |  
 

Park City skiers who love food, wine and live music as much as they do slaying powder need not choose between slope-side access and proximity to great restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. In Park City, you can have it all with a luxury villa near Main Street. Located within walking distance of the Town Lift, these five ski homes are also steps away from shopping, dining and nightlife.

1. Woodside Villa 

Woodside Villa - Park City

Deceptively spacious, this 5-bedroom Park City home sits 30 yards from the ski run and less than a block from the famed High West Distillery & Saloon. Walk to the popular Downstairs nightclub, Collie’s sports bar or Robert Redford’s restaurant, Zoom. Inside, you’ll find a custom elevator, wet bar, surround sound, a gourmet kitchen and private baths for each bedroom suite.

2. Empire Villa

Although you may want to take advantage of Resorts West’s complimentary shuttle service to go the 400 yards to the slopes from this Empire Ave. villa, you’ll find Main Street an easy walk. When you return to this 4-bedroom modern villa, you’ll find a private hot tub, balcony and theater room with wet bar, perfect for lounging with friends.

3. Snowflake Villa 

Situated near the heart of Main Street, this 3-bedroom bungalow is ideal for groups seeking easy access to Park City’s most popular restaurants and live music venues. Park City Mountain Resort’s Town Lift is within walking distance, although you may appreciate Resorts West’s complimentary shuttle service to return home after a day on the slopes.

4. Park Avenue Villa

Located 400 yards from the Town Lift, this 4-bedroom ski home is ideal for skiers and snowboarders hoping to catch first chair in the morning and last call at night. With the Egyptian Theater, live music at The Spur and fine dining at dozens of restaurants just steps away, Park Avenue Villa lets guests enjoy all that Park City has to offer.

5. 159 Woodside Ave.

Nestled in the heart of Old Town, this 3-bedroom abode overlooks Park City’s quaint downtown. Walk to Main Street in five minutes, and return to a private hot tub, gas fireplaces and a skiers’ lounge.  

Starting to plan this year’s ski vacation? We’d love to help! Call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail stay@resortswest.com for ski home, resort, dining and entertainment recommendations in park City. 

 

 


 
|   September 5th, 2014   |   No Comments   |  
 

Tucked away on a private wooded lot with direct ski access to Canyons Resort is a deceptively spacious mountain villa offering a host of unexpected amenities. The newest addition to Resorts West’s luxury ski home inventory, Canyons Sanctuary features a private fitness suite, ski prep room with sauna, a private hot tub, fire pit and 4 bedroom suites with private baths.

Greeted by a private concierge upon arrival, guests enjoy full concierge service throughout their stay in addition to complimentary housekeeping services. From arranging a private chef to scheduling nanny services for the evening, Resorts West’s dedicated team ensures a seamless experience throughout every part of each guest’s stay.

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

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