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|   March 30th, 2014   |   No Comments   |  
 

Park City is expecting another foot of snow this week, trading the April showers expected to hit New York, San Francisco and Chicago for fresh, ready-to-ski powder. So although you could spend next weekend logging miles on the treadmill to avoid sloshing through the rain – you could just as easily be making powder turns all day and relaxing at a luxury condo in the evening.

Resorts West’s signature Private Concierge service makes planning a last-minute ski vacation seamless. We’ll arrange your ground transportation, luggage shipment, gear rentals and lift tickets, and even make your dinner reservations. With direct flights from most major cities and a 40-minute drive from the airport, you could hit the slopes the same day you arrive.

Call 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail stay@resortswest.com.

Park City Weather Forecast | Browse Accommodations

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|   March 19th, 2014   |   No Comments   |  
 

With live music, wine tastings, an Olympic homecoming and new snow aplenty, April might just be the best month to ski Park City all season. Treat yourself to one last getaway to the slopes and enjoy a complimentary 4th night at select luxury condos as you enjoy the top 10 reasons to hit the slopes in Utah this April:

1. New snow! April might mean spring at sea level, but in the mountains it often means more powder.

2. Exceptional value. Enjoy blue-bird days and great skiing at late season rates.

3. Park City Olympic & Paralympic Homecoming Celebration. Join the excitement on April 5 and honor more than 20 Olympic athletes.

4. Live music. Dance to live bands at Canyons Resort and Park City Mountain Resort every Saturday afternoon through the end of the season.

5. Live performing arts. See the New York-based Jessica Lang Dance Company live at the Eccles Center on April 5. 

6. Slope-side BBQ. Rent a luxury ski home with a BBQ grill and turn après-ski into an American spring-time tradition.

7. Fox School of Wine. Sip wine, learn to tell the difference between good and great vintages, and make new friends in the process.

8. Sneak in a game of golf. Ski a few runs in the morning, then play a round in the afternoon. Ask your Resorts West concierge how to do it.

9. Park City Mountain Resort’s Bartenders’ Cup. This must-attend event on April 8 combines mixology talent with balance and dexterity to create one entertaining event. Read more.

10. Experience Park City like a local. As the ”season finale” nears, locals emerge and community events liven the town in a way that shows off Park City at its most authentic. See the legendary Park City Follies, celebrate “Clown Day” and ask for locals’ specials at restaurants. In April, you’re likely to get them.

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

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|   March 4th, 2014   |   2 Comments   |  
 

New snow, live events and family-friendly activities make Park City an ideal destination for spring skiing. Here are our Top 5 reasons to visit this March:

1. Freestyle USA Championships at Deer Valley (March 28-30)

See past Olympians and promising newcomers compete for national titles in aerials, moguls and duel moguls. All events, held at Deer Valley Resort, are free and open to the public. See full schedule.

Recommended Lodging: Stay slope-side at the 6-bedroom Great Escape home and ski right to the action.

 

2. Canyons Spring Concert Series (Every Saturday)

Catch live family-friendly bands at Canyons Resort every Saturday through March, starting at 3 p.m. These concerts are free and open to the public. There’s no need to ski to enjoy these concerts, but we highly recommend it!

Recommended Lodging: Sky ski-in/ski-out at the 6-bedroom Sky Villa, then continue to apres-ski on your heated outdoor deck.

 

3. My Fair Lady at The Egyptian Theater (March 14-30)

See this professionally cast musical in the heart of Old Town Park City for big-city talent in a mountain-town atmosphere. Follow up the show with dancing next door at The Spur, or if it’s a family affair, with ice cream at the Java Cow.

Recommended Lodging: Stay at Snowflake House and walk to the theater, shops and fine dining on Main Street.

 

4. Spring Gruv (March 21-30)

Ski beaches, live music, snowboard races and pond skimming — Spring Gruv is back at Canyons with something for everyone.

Recommended Lodging: Stay at Red Pine Villa and follow up the action with a movie in your private theater.

 

5. Snowasis at Park City Mountain Resort (March 25-31)

Back for a second year, Park City Mountain Resort’s Snowasis event will liven the resort base area with kids’ activities and live music.

Recommended Lodging: The ski-in/ski-out community of Silver Star offers an on-site lift and easy access to the base for all the apre-ski activity.

 

Need more ideas? Call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail stay@resortswest.com to start planning your spring ski trip to Park City.

Author: Tracie
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|   February 14th, 2014   |   No Comments   |  
 

Live outdoor music has returned to Canyons Resort with a fee concert series that features talent in rock, blues, folk and reggae. Running every Saturday and select Sundays from Feb. 15 to April 13, the series takes places at the Resort Village. All concerts start at 3 p.m., and no lift ticket is required.

Call us at 1-877-773-1117 to start planning your spring skiing vacation and for more Park City activity suggestions!

Tony Holiday and The Velvetones will play on Feb. 22 at Canyons Resort.

2014 Canyons Resort Spring Concert Schedule 

Recommended Lodging

Stay ski-in/ski-out with stunning views at the six-suite Sky Villa.

Sky Villa (6-bedroom)

Flight at Canyons Resort (6-bedroom)

Cloud’s Rest (6-bedroom)

Red Pine Villa (6-bedroom)

The Cottage at Canyons (2-bedroom)

Juniper Landing (3-bedroom)

Juniper Landing (2-bedroom)

E-mail reservations@resortswest.com for more recommendations. 

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|   January 16th, 2014   |   No Comments   |  
 

Although most film-goers won’t see firsthand what takes place at this year’s Sundance Film Festival premier parties and industry events, the famously exclusive festival isn’t entirely closed-door. These five open-to-the-public events are as culturally inspiring as they are selfie-worthy:

1. Sundance House & HP Live House: 638 Park Ave. 

Inside Sundance House.

See up-and-coming musical artists and enjoy your first cup of coffee while people-watching on Main Street from this centrally located lounge. To satisfy your inner movie geek, HP has installed interactive projects allowing guests to explore how technology is changing film. HP Live opens daily at 9:30 a.m., and Sundance House follows at 10 a.m.

2. Sundance Co-op: 608 Main Street

Offerings from L’Oreal Paris and Canada Goose are reason enough to make the Sundance Co-op the first stop on your Main Street tour. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., this inclusive lounge has featured makeup tutorials and demonstrations in the past, making it the perfect stop to get ready for your close-up.

3. Chase Sapphire Lounge – 528 Main Street

Food and film have long gone together like Bogey and Bacall, and Chase Sapphire has highlighted the romance with local fare from Park City’s best restaurants. “A Taste of Park City” offers sample plates from area restaurants for guests to enjoy while they peruse 30 years of Sundance memorabilia. This lounge is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

4. Acura Lounge – Corner of Main & Heber

Acura promises to keep fest-goers in the loop on industry news and trends while treating them to gourmet snacks and music. Pose by your next ‘mobile or in front of the step-and-repeat.

5. Free Fail Project – Multiple Venues

Join “Exploratory Detours” at the Egyptian Theater, taking place on Jan. 20 at 11:30 p.m.

Join Sundance institute in celebrating failure with panels on the value of risk-taking, inhibition-losing and caution-to-the-wind throwing. Hear tales straight from hard-working celebs, try interactive “fail safe” activities, and learn what it takes to put your failures to good use.

 

Need more suggestions? Call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail stay@resortswest.com for Festival lodging, lounge information and film suggestions. 

 

Author: Tracie
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|   January 7th, 2014   |   No Comments   |  
 

Spend this cold-weather Super Bowl on the slopes on Park City at one of these ski-in/ski-out properties:

Great Escape – Deer Valley Resort

With six suites and two spacious living areas with large-screen TVs, you can invite friends from either team without the need to mingle loyalties. You’ll also enjoy ski-in/ski-out access and complimentary shuttle service to Main Street Park City for adventures beyond the Super Bowl.

Ski Utah Home (5 Northside) – Deer Valley Resort

The Ski Utah Home sits slope-side for out-the-door first tracks every morning. Watch the game on the projector screen in your theater room, while storing all necessary snacks in the wet bar. With five bedrooms, seven baths and nine separate beds, this home easily accommodates 14 guests. You’ll also enjoy a slope-side hot tub, wood and gas fireplaces, and a BBQ grill.

Ironwood Townhome – Deer Valley Resort

Accommodations fit for a king, Ironwood is a hidden gem among Deer Valley lodging. With two living areas, a hot tub and ski access less than 100 yards away, this 4-bedroom townhome is a great value for groups of four to eight.

Ontario Villa – Park City Mountain Resort

Experience the best of all world with this 3-bedroom villa, located within walking distance from Main Street. Watch the game, enjoy restaurants and nightlife, and experience all three of Park City’s world-class resorts. Park City Mountain, Deer Valley Resort and Canyons are all less than a 10-minute drive away.

Silver Star – Park City Mountain Resort

Ski-in/ski-out with a heated pool, private hot tub at most condos, an on-site cafe and a sunny open-air apres-ski plaza, Silver Star is the perfect oasis away from the base on its own. Gourmet kitchens, big-screen TVs and open living areas make these luxury condos an ideal Game Day location as well.

 

Call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail reservations@resortswest.com to start planning your Super Bowl on the Slopes! Also check out our catered Super Bowl vacation package

 

Author: Tracie
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|   December 27th, 2013   |   1 Comment   |  
 

Yuki Yama is reinvented on Main Street.

With dozens of restaurants on Main Street alone, Park City boasts enough eateries to keep skiers trying something new each time they visit. For the diner who has (somehow) tasted every steakhouse, sushi bar and French bistro in city limits, these five restaurants offer more options for 2014:

The Bistro – Canyons Resort

Serving cuisine described as New American Kosher, The Bistro offers true kosher meals, from kid-friendly Bistro steak burgers to curry spiced lamb shank. Open Sunday through Thursday, this upscale restaurant is conveniently within walking distance of Canyons Resort. Recommended lodging: Juniper Landing

Burgers & Bourbon – Empire Pass

Deer Valley’s newest on-hill dining option offers gourmet burgers, hand-cut fries and old-fashioned milk shakes. Nestled in the Montage Deer Valley at Empire Pass, Burgers & Bourbon is a convenient spot to refuel while on the slopes. The eatery also offers a menu of signature cocktails with an extensive beer and wine list. Recommended lodging: Silver Strike

Billy Blanco’s – Jeremy Ranch

Bill White’s newest restaurant is a bit of a departure from his fine dining empire, and one best enjoyed with a hefty dose of kitsch. Billed as a “Motor City burger and taco garage,” the menu includes everything from tejano smoked beef short ribs to classic burgers. Although the restaurant is a bit of a drive from Park City proper, the chance to see choppers hanging from the ceiling is an attraction in and of itself. Recommended lodging: Red Pine Villa
 
Although not exactly new, the former Yuki Arashi has undergone a makeover that makes this sushi bar worth a re-visit. Chef Kirk Terashima blends Korean and Japanese cuisine by adding soups and hot plates, including black cod and lamb lollipops. Recommended lodging: Snowflake Chalet.
  
This year enjoy a night in with Ellie Shropshire, a local chef specializing in simple, healthy fare. Try Rocky Mountain elk tenderloin, Thai chicken curry or pan-seared Utah trout in the comfort of your home. Customize your experience based on your family’s tastes. Recommended lodging: Northside Villa.
Author: Tracie
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|   November 15th, 2013   |   No Comments   |  
 

For all its light, fluffy snow, blue-bird days and perfectly groomed terrain, Park City draws more than a few travelers for a completely different world-class offering — the food.

The only thing better than Park City’s food? The snow-globe setting of its restaurants.

The Utah Office of Tourism boasts that Park City, Utah features more chefs per capita than Paris, France. A walk down Main Street certainly gives the sense that Park City takes its food seriously, with cuisine ranging from Southwestern to Middle Eastern. Main Street alone is home to four Italian eateries and an equal number of quality sushi restaurants. Park City restaurants recruit chefs from Las Vegas to New York, taking pride in menus that fuse local ingredients with authentic preparation. For foodies planning a getaway to Park City this winter, we recommend turning dining into an experience with these culinary gems:

Fireside Dining – EuropeanStart your evening with a magical sleigh ride and end it with warm bread pudding in front of a fireplace. In between, you’ll enjoy traditional Swiss raclette, fire-roasted leg of lamb and brown sugar roasted acorn squash.

Chimayo – SouthwesternChef Arturo Flores draws on his Mexican roots to create authentic dishes that have made Chimayo a favorite among visitors who wouldn’t dream of skipping this Main Street favorite. We recommend the elk, but only after you’ve tried the queso fundido to start.

High West Saloon & Restaurant – Eclectic - Even those who profess not to love whiskey will find themselves converted by the house-made spirits at this unique saloon. Try the whiskey-infused fondue with a flight of house specialties.

SILVER –  Progressive American -  Dine to a live DJ, then dance afterward in this modern restaurant’s roomy lounge. The only thing better than the atmosphere at this spacious Main Street restaurant is the food.

Private Chef - Create culinary memories in your home with a meal prepared by a private chef. Choose entrees of local Morgan Valley lamb or Utah trout, and eat around your dining room table. For dessert, put an alpine twist on the traditional s’more by roasting mallows around your slope-side fire pit. Where to find a home with a fire pit? We recommend our Reserve Collection.

To plan the perfect foodie vacation, call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail stay@resortswest.com.  Browse our Main Street Collection for homes within walking distance of fine dining and family restaurants in downtown Park City.

 

 

Author: Tracie
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|   October 29th, 2013   |   No Comments   |  
 

Between powder-perfect slopes, newly conquered ski runs, apres-ski s’mores and impromptu snow angels at your vacation home, Park City Christmas ski vacations have their own way of creating a family’s most memorable moments. Here are five more ways to make this season’s family ski trip your most unforgettable yet:

1. Have Christmas waiting for your family when you arrive. Take advantage of Resorts West’s Holiday Memories Package and let our concierge team act as your elves. We’ll shop, ship, wrap and display gifts for you, so you can walk into a magical display, straight from Santa’s workshop. We’ll even ship gifts back home to you after your stay.

2. Visit while Santa’s in town. If your children have never seen Santa “fly” into the Town Plaza on his sleigh, make sure to cross this “bucket list” experience off your list while the kids are young enough to enjoy it. Every winter, families gather on the Plaza with hot cocoa and other holiday treats for a magical, brightly lit evening  that ends with a chance to sit on Santa’s lap. Santa will make his appearance on Friday, December 14.  Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. Stay at Northstar Villa, and you can enjoy all that Main Street has to offer without having to drive!

3. Stay at your dream home. A fire pit on the heated deck for holiday s’mores? A projector screen theater? Private hot tub and sauna? Make this holiday special with a home your family won’t forget. We recommend King’s Estate.

4. Splurge on Christmas dinner. Let your private concierge arrange for a chef to create the perfect holiday meal at home. Enjoy rack of lamb, raclette, homemade desserts and seasonal vegetables — all in the comfort of your home away from home. We recommend Harmony Haus.

5. Ride in a one-horse open sleigh. When else can you bring carols to life in a winter wonderland? Take your family on a magical sleigh ride before enjoying dinner at Fireside Dining, a four-fireplace culinary experience at Deer Valley Resort. Try Swiss raclette, cured meets, stews, lamb and freshly baked breads before a grand finale of kuchen and warm puddings. For easy access, we recommend staying in Empire Pass at the Ski Utah House.

 

 

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|   October 12th, 2013   |   No Comments   |  
 

With colorful lights, snow-covered slopes and shopping galore, Park City is the perfect destination  to spend a magical Christmas season while sneaking in a few runs on silky smooth slopes.

For the greatest value and fewest crowds, plan your ski vacation early. Your Resorts West concierge can ship all the holiday gifts you purchase back to your residence when you leave Park City. You’ll also enjoy all of these fun early season events:

Luge World Cup (Dec. 13-14)

See future Olympians compete against the world’s best athletes. World Cup competitions at the Utah Olympic Park are free and open to the public!

Santa Comes Down Town Lift (Dec. 14) 

Anyone who ever doubted that Santa can fly will be stunned to see him make this grand entrance! Families enjoy holiday treats and hot chocolate on the Town Lift Plaza before watching Santa “fly” in on a brightly lit sleigh.

Park Silly Sunday Winter Market Bazaar (Dec. 14-15)

The silliness that defines Park City in the summer will continue for two days in the winter at the Park Silly Sunday Winter Market Bazaar. Shop for unique gifts and snap a photo with Santa.

Where to Shop: 

Park City Main Street – Boutiques, art galleries and novelty shops

Tanger Outlet Mall - High-end brands, outlet prices

City Creek Center – From Anthropologie to Michael Kors, all just 40 minutes away

Where to Stay: 

Northstar – 5-bedroom Old Town ski home

Racer’s Roost – 5-bedroom family ski home at Deer Valley

Snowflake Home – 3-bedroom Old Town ski home

 

Call us at 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail stay@resortswest.com to start planning your holiday escape!

 

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