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2015 is going to be an exciting year for Park City ski resorts.  With resort upgrades, new lifts, and expanded skiing areas in the works, Park City will continue to attract ski enthusiasts from all around the world.  Our next rental property is just walking distance from Deer Valley’s world class skiing.  Enjoy the rustic mountain elegance and all Deer Valley has to offer in this well appointed ski haven.

The wood finishes throughout make this home a real mountain getaway.

 

The kitchen has beautiful granite countertops and updated appliances.

 

The dining room has an open flow to the kitchen and main family room.

 

Relax next to the fire and enjoy the handmade wood furniture in this elegant master.

 

Relax in the jetted tub after a long day out on the slopes.

 

Gather the family for a movie night in this spacious media room.

 

The handcrafted finishes can be found in all four bedrooms in the home.

 

The Abode at Glenfiddich in Deer Valley is the perfect mountain getaway for your next visit to Park City.  To learn how to book this property and see more pictures, click here.

For those who need some more convincing, here are the features again:

Bring your family and friends and enjoy this quiet mountain getaway. Book now.

This past weekend has brought some much-anticipated snow to Park City ski resorts. Just when we thought winter wasn’t going to give us much to talk about, Mother Nature threw us a lovely curve ball. This weeks luxury rental is conveniently located near Deer Valley, perfect for bringing family and friends to get in one last ski trip before the weather gets warm. Take a look at the features this beautiful home offers:

This home has tall ceilings, an open floor plan, and beautiful wood finishes throughout.

 

The large open kitchen and dining area is perfect for entertaining family and friends.

 

After a day out on the slopes, spend time with family in this large downstairs game room.

 

This home has plenty of room with 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, and can accommodate up to 12 people.

 

The beautiful finishes and high-end touches continue into each of the bathrooms.

 

Sit back and enjoy the view from your large deck.

 

The deck also includes you’re own private hot tub to soak in.

 

If the hot tub isn’t your thing, maybe you’d prefer spending some time in the sauna.

 

Come enjoy the remaining weeks of winter and book your last ski getaway before it’s too late. To learn more about booking this property and see more pictures, click here.

Here are some of this properties features again:

Park City is calling your name. Don’t miss out on this luxury rental. Book Now.

If anyone is looking for the perfect lodging for their next ski vacation, look no further. Our next rental property is ideally located in upper Deer Valley’s Luxurious Silver Lake Village.  With world class skiing literally across the street, this 2 bedroom, 3 bath condo leaves you just minutes away from hitting the slopes. After a long day of skiing, enjoy a night exploring the elegant restaurants and shops that Silver Lake Village has to offer.

 

Relax by the fire and enjoy the one of a kind finishes throughout this condo.

Enjoy the modern appliances and beautiful finishes in this kitchen as you entertain family and friends.

Custom wood furniture and finishes are in each of the bedrooms.

Relax in the jetted tub after a long day out on the slopes.  The bathrooms all have beautiful finishes.

Each bedroom is furnished with a comfortable king size bed.

While sitting by the cozy fire, take in the beautiful craftsmanship of the log mantle piece and river rock fireplace.

 

The luxurious condo in Silver Lake Village is the perfect place for your next ski vacation.  To learn how to book this property and see more pictures, click here.

Here are the features of this great condo again:

Come enjoy that ski vacation that you’ve always deserved. Book Now.

With Deer Valley set to open this weekend, come enjoy a ski getaway with family and friends as all the Park City resorts will now be open.  With close proximity to Deer Valley Resort and the Silver Strike Express chair right outside the door, our newest rental is a skiers dream.  This rental unit garnishes the finest stone and most beautiful touches throughout, while providing panoramic views of Empire Canyon, Jupiter Peak, and Deer Valley Resort.

The Flagstaff building offers great amenities for guests to take advantage of, including a pub.

 

Relax by the fire and enjoy the beautiful mountain views.

 

The kitchen features high end appliances and fine stone finishes.

 

Share the beautiful views with family as you enjoy breakfast in this custom breakfast nook.

 

The three bedrooms have rich finishes and can accommodate up to 10.

 

Relax by the fireplace as you enjoy a long soak in the tub.

 

After a long day of skiing, relax with a glass of wine and enjoy the views from your private outdoor area.

 

Come play games or watch movies in the Flagstaff media room.

 

Spend some time with family and friends and enjoy each others company as you relax in the Flagstaff lobby.

Come enjoy a relaxing getaway in Park City this Winter and experience this beautiful mountain retreat. To learn how to book this property and see more pictures, click here.

Here are some of the features again:

Come join us this winter season for a relaxing getaway and world class skiing.  Book it now.

The snow has fallen and opening day of ski season is upon us.  Thousands of skiers will soon be coming to carve the slops of our world class resorts here in Park City.  Planning your next trip will be easy with our newest rental property.  If a close proximity to Main St. and spectacular views of the resorts are important, then this is the place for you.  Nestled up among the clouds, this beautiful home provides breathtaking views of historic downtown, Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley Resort.

 

Enjoy amazing views out on the snow melt heated decks.

 

The mountain views continue in the grand room with floor to ceiling windows and beautiful wood finishes.

 

This chef’s kitchen provides all the amenities needed to entertain your friends and family.

 

 

You won’t miss out on any of the views as you sit down to dine with family and friends.

 

After a long day of skiing, retire to one of the three en-suites and enjoy the warmth of the fire.

 

Entertaining won’t be hard with this lower-level wet bar and wine cellar.  Even challenge friends to a game of pool.

 

Have a movie night with friends and family in this custom home theatre

 

You won’t have to miss a workout with the in-home gym, accompanied by a steam room and dry sauna.

 

Come visit Park City this Winter season and enjoy the beautiful views this mountain home provides.  To learn how to book this property and see more pictures, click here.

Here are some of the features again for those who need a little more convincing.

Whether you’re coming to relax or for the world class skiing, this mountain home is the perfect escape.  Book it now.

Eventful Fall in Park City….As temperatures have dropped, things have heated up in Park City. It all started with Vail acquiring Park City Mountain Resort. In purchasing the resort, PCMR is now on the Epic Pass. The Epic Pass gets you unlimited skiing at any of Vail’s resorts and is a great deal starting at $589.

The most recent news, which broke late on Friday, is that Deer Valley is purchasing Solitude. By Vail coming into town and offering a great vaule, maybe Deer Valley felt they needed to up their game. They issued a statement which specifically states that Vail’s purchase of PCMR had nothing to do with the purchase of Solitude, but I highly doubt it. Deer Valley will not take over at Solitude until May 2015, so there will be no changes this ski season. However, it looks like the stars are aligning to link more and more of these ski resorts together.

All of this activity has generated a slew of national press, which has our phones ringing off the hook. Just a quick update on where we are on reservations:

-The week of Dec 20-27 is over 50% sold out

-The week of Dec 27-Jan 3 is 95% sold out

-Old Town/Main St areas are sold out for Sundance (first 5 nights – Jan 22-27)

-We are already starting to see February and March fill in, which is early in the booking calendar to start getting those reservations

If you are looking to come out to Park City or Deer Valley this year for a ski vacation, you should start planning ASAP.

Calendar of Events

Free outdoor concerts are part of what makes Summer in Park City just as amazing as our famous Wintertime

There are music options all around town this August – far too many great options to list each one

Here is a list of some favorite weekly concerts taking place on:

 

The following two highlighted options are at Deer Valley some of our personal favorite events to attend every year!
Utah Symphony/Utah Opera continues their 2012 Deer Valley Music Festival with concerts at Deer Valley Outdoor Amphitheater

The line-up in August includes:

-American Songbook with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (Aug 10)

-Pink Martini (Aug 11)

-Visit the Deer Valley Music Festival website for more information and to buy tickets

The St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights concert series rocks Deer Valley through Labor Day

On tap for the sizzling second half of summer:

-rock stars The All-American Rejects with opening band Eve 6 (August 12)

-the iconic folk-rock-blues duchess of coolsville Rickie Lee Jones with Lucy Wainwright Roche (August 25)

-and the outrageously fun Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music and costume contest (September 1)

-For a complete line-up visit the website

While you’re getting excited for all this great music don’t forget to consider the Park Silly Sunday Market as a great option for something to do on Sundays – we enjoy attending every week to soak up the sunshine, Main Street, people watching, great food, farmers market scores and all the great crafts and art the vendors are selling.
The Park Silly Sunday Market continues every Sunday through September. Don’t miss the August 12 return after Arts Fest when Tour of Utah will launch their final race stage from Main Street during the Market.  This street festival and market celebrates everything unique about Park City.  Watch as Featured Artists perfect their crafts.  Learn about different Sustainable Issues and how you can make a difference. Get cooking tips from a Featured Chef.  Bring the kids so they can enjoy an array of free activities.  Live music will help you get your groove on while you shop for fresh produce from local farmers.

With no lift lines, plentiful powder and more snow in the forecast, it’s time to head to Deer Valley. Photo Courtesy of Deer Valley Resort.

WITH ALMOST FOUR FEET OF SNOW AT UTAH’S DEER VALLEY RESORT IN THE PAST WEEK AND MORE IN FORECAST, IT’S TIME TO GET OUT AND SKI! THANKS TO THE NEW SNOW, A STATE-OF-THE-ART SNOWMAKING SYSTEM AND METICULOUS SLOPE GROOMING, DEER VALLEY RESORT CONTINUES TO RECEIVE ACCOLADES FROM GUESTS THIS SEASON. PLUS, SINCE THE SALT LAKE CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IS JUST 36 MILES FROM DEER VALLEY VIA INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS, YOU’LL SPEND YOUR SKI VACATION ON THE SLOPES, NOT ON THE ROADS.

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Find solace in Utah’s “Greatest Snow on Earth” at Deer Valley. Photo Courtesy of Deer Valley Resort.

Deer Valley has set the standard for the entire ski industry with their philosophy that all guests should be offered the services and quality one would enjoy at a five-star hotel. With amenities such as ski valets to greet and assist you with your equipment, complimentary day and overnight ski storage and groomed-to-perfection slopes, it’ss no wonder why the readers of SKI Magazine have ranked Deer Valley the #1 ski resort in North America a remarkable five years in a row.

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Whether in the trees, on the trails or in the bowls Deer Valley has plenty of snow to go around. Photo Courtesy of Deer Valley Resort.

With limited daily lift ticket sales punctuated by over 300 annual inches of Utah’s famed powder spread over 2,026 acres of terrain, there’s room for everyone on the hill to enjoy 100 runs and six bowls, serviced by 21 lifts. There’s a 500-plus-member Ski School, an entire staff dedicated to providing “guest services” and a state-licensed on-site Children’s Center for children ages two months to 12 years. Three elegant day lodges invite you indoors with massive timbers, polished wood floors, native stone fireplaces and plenty of oversized windows. Ten on-mountain restaurants serve award-winning fare from the trademark Deer Valley Turkey Chili to a traditional European Alps meal of raclette and stews at the elegant Fireside Dining to the vast array of fresh seafood at the famed Seafood Buffet.

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Work up an appetite on Deer Valley’s slopes then head in for their famous turkey chili. Photo Courtesy of Deer Valley Resort.

The 2010-11 ski season was definitely one for the record books. Could a twin be in the making?

Last winter, record snow in Utah was a product of a climate condition known as La Nina, a flip-flop of the more well-known El Nino. It brought record snow depths to Utah Mountains - nearly 800 total inches at Snowbird and 4.2 million skiers to in Utah. (The national count was 60.54 million skier visits, an all-time high.)

Weather experts now tell us La Nina will hang around for another winter, and extended predictions call for above normal precipitation in northern Utah. The U.S. Weather Bureau’s long-range forecasts call for above normal precipitation in northern Utah December through March. But, if you choose to believe the Farmer’s Almanac, predictions are that the winter of 2012 will come with average temperatures and below normal precipitation.

Utah mountains have already received their initial covering. On Oct. 5 snow levels reached all the way down to the foothills of Salt Lake City, and yesterday snow blanketed the mountains and the valley. Snowbird has received more than two feet of snow at its top station, and temperatures have dipped low enough for resorts to make snow.

The more prudent skiers and snowboarders have already set tracks for the 2011-12 season. They’ve taken advantage of the locals ski packages at the various resorts and through Ski Utah, looked into the pre-season ski/snowboard sales, checked out the various ski swaps and have given ski/snowboard equipment a quick check.

Haven’t started your ski season prep yet? Here’s a few tips to keep in mind before you hit the slopes.
– The time is right for tuning up and testing ski and snowboard equipment. Skis and boards, as with everything used, wear, especially around the edges. Well tuned equipment responds much better.
– Get physically prepared for the upcoming season. Even a little exercise done correctly can help skiers and snowboarders avoid injuries.
– Make sure equipment for the younger skiers and boarders is properly fitted. There is sometimes a tendency to pass down old equipment that is outdated, too large or too small. There are some great season rental packages available for children . . . and adults.
– Work with an expert when buying equipment. Buying skis, boards, bindings and boots either under or over an individual’s ability can make winter much harder than it need be.

FACTS & FIGURES
14 Utah resorts
138 Ski lifts
22 Terrain parks
3,677 Acres of snowmaking
28,926 Skiable acres 28,926
1,210+ Runs
$31 to $100 Ticket price range

NEW ON THE MOUNTAIN
Of course there was the usual grooming and manicuring of runs and upgrades in food and service fetters, but what else can skiers/snowboarders expect when they visit their favorite resorts this season?
-A new smartphone app will make it possible for skiers to go directly from their vehicle to the lifts at Alta by downloading the Alta Card.
-Beaver Mountain added a new Little Beaver lift.
-Brighton put in half a million dollars into its snowmaking.
-Canyons will offer heli-skiing.
-Deer Valley put in 41 new energy-efficient air-water snowmaking guns.
-Powder Mountain expanded its snowcat-access terrain by 50 percent.
-Snowbird put in a new version for its free IPhone app.
-Solitude will offer free Wi-Fi access throughout its lower village.

OPENING DAYS
Falling snow has made it possible for some resorts to predict opening dates. The likelihood of at least some of the resorts making their target dates is good. All runs and lifts may not be open, but there will be opportunities to ski and snowboard.

Here’s what we know so far:
Alta – Nov. 18
Brian Head – Nov. 19
Brighton – Nov. 10
Canyons – Nov. 25
Deer Valley – Dec. 3
Park City Mountain Resort – Nov. 19
Powder Mountain – Nov. 24
Snowbasin – Nov. 24
Snowbird – Nov. 19
Solitude – Nov. 11
Sundance – Dec. 9

2011-12 LIFT PASS PRICES
(Adult day passes)
Alta – $72
Beaver Mountain – $45
Brian Head – $49
Brighton – $62
Canyons – TBA
Deer Valley – $96/$100
Eagle Point – $45/$50
Park City Mountain Resort – TBA
Powder Mountain – $60
Snowbasin – $72
Snowbird – $78/$72
Solitude – $68
Sundance – $49
Wolf Mountain – $31

Before the buildup for the Olympics 10 years ago, Snowbasin in Utah was little more than a mom-and-pop operation, with aging lifts and amenities and offices in a single-wide trailer.

Now even its bathrooms are turning heads, with the Italian marble day lodge restrooms recently voted top five in the U.S.
Plenty has changed since the 2002 Winter Games put Utah’s ski industry on the map.

The state’s 14 resorts have undergone roughly a billion dollars in improvements, from high-speed lifts and bubble chairs to the construction of high-end global hotels such as the Montage Deer Valley and Waldorf Astoria Park City.

Overall skier visits have increased 42 percent to 4.2 million, skiable acres are up 26 percent, and a trend of late has been multi-generational vacations – grandparents on the slopes with their children and grandchildren.
The international clientele also is on the rise, particularly at Park City’s three resorts, which report international business has increased 200 percent in 10 years. Bilingual instructors and foreign accents on the slopes are now quite common, with Aussies outnumbering UK skiers in Park City for the first time but more and more groups coming from Mexico and Brazil.

There’s even a non-stop flight from Paris to Salt Lake City International Airport five to seven days a week.
“In many respects I don’t think we were even on the radar screen. The Olympics did a great job of exposing us,” said Bill Malone, president of the Park City Chamber and Visitors Bureau.

He said the Olympics also provided a giant “Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval,” reflected in places such as Deer Valley being voted North America’s No. 1 overall ski area for the fifth straight year by Ski Magazine readers. Before the Olympics, Park City had one five-star resort; now it has five.

“Even if you didn’t know a lot about us, being able to say we hosted the Games creates credibility,” he said.
What hasn’t changed is the snow, still billed as The Greatest Snow on Earth because of its low moisture content and touch of salt.
It’s what drew Evan Unger to Utah nearly 40 years ago when he was a student at Cal-Berkeley. He had planned to ski Tahoe, only to encounter rain. He ended up heading to Snowbird instead and discovered the “magic” powder that has been bringing him back ever since. These days, Unger, who has skied just about everywhere in the world, is often accompanied on trips to the backcountry with his daughter.
In fact, multi-generational ski vacations are a growing trend. “Ten years ago we wouldn’t have seen that,” Malone said.
“People are living longer and are active later in life,” added Nathan Rafferty, president of the trade group Ski Utah.
To Dave Fields, such opportunities are priceless. He still remembers the tears streaming beneath goggles on his father’s face last winter when three generations skied the same green run at Powder Mountain.

It was a bluebird day, with warm sun on their backs and a good snowpack underfoot. His then-69-year-old father Chuck, a 50-year member of the Professional Ski Instructors of America, pulled off to the side as his 8-year-old grandson and 5-year-old granddaughter went by.
“It was so important to him,” said Fields, who grew up skiing Alta and at 40 is now vice president of resort operations at Snowbird. “That was his legacy to his family, this love of recreating outdoors. It was a great day that I will never forget.”

While powder-hounds have been venturing to Utah for years, numerous Olympic athletes now call Park City home because of what the Games helped create.
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association is based in Park City and Olympic hopefuls now train at the 85,000-square-foot Center of Excellence, which opened in 2009 and offers programs in everything from cardio to sports physiology and nutrition.

Olympic bronze medalist Bryon Wilson has relocated there as have Shannon Bahrke (moguls silver and bronze) and Billy Demong (nordic combined gold and silver). Emily Cook (aerials), Heather McPhie (moguls), Jen Hudak (halfpipe skiing) and Liz Stephen (cross country) also moved to Utah for the convenience, with great snow just 35 minutes away from an international airport.
Malone calls the athletes a link to the Olympic legacy, past and future.
“We still have a real connection to that part of the business,” he said.

Since the closing ceremonies ended, there have been dozens of international competitions in Utah. World Cup events have been held in bobsledding, skeleton, luge and speedskating and world championships in freestyle skiing. The U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix is set for Canyons Resort again in February, and the 2012 Freestyle World Cup is headed to Deer Valley.

“Everyone’s training here, a lot of athletes live here,” Malone said. “It wasn’t like we had one shot, had the Games and never had competition again. It’s kind of in our DNA.”

Snowbasin for the second straight year will host the Winter Dew Tour Championships. In February, the event drew 44,000 people over a four-day period.
“The Olympics really showed we could handle a global-level event, with significant crowds,” said Jason Dyer, marketing manager at Snowbasin. “We used it as a platform.”

It’s a big jump up from the old days at Snowbasin, which now has the capability to move 14,650 people up the mountain in an hour.
Many of them no doubt have checked out those ultra-lux bathrooms.
“Hosting the big party has its advantages,” said Rafferty.
A look at what’s new in Utah this season:

– At Alta, skiers can skip the ticket window and head straight to the powder using the resort’s new Smartphone application that allows them to reload their card. The popular Corkscrew Run also is being modified to ease the pitch and fulfill a promise to provide a true blue run from top to bottom.
-Beaver Mountain has added a new triple chair to provide access to additional beginner terrain.
– Brian Head in more accessible now that a new United Express nonstop flight has been added between Los Angeles International Airport and the new St. George Airport.
-Brighton Resort is investing $500,000 in snowmaking upgrades and $20,000 in terrain park features.
– Canyons Resort will offer heli-skiing from the resort in conjunction with Wasatch Powderbird Guides.
– Deer Valley is redesigning its beginner/learning area on Wild West ski run and adding more Sunkid conveyor lifts.
-Eagle Point has added 200 more skiable acres in its second season as well as tree skiing and spa services.
– Park City Mountain Resort has two new conveyor lifts for beginners. Snowmamas – real moms from around the country – will be chosen to help create unforgettable winter family vacations now that it has been named top family destination in Ski Magazine. The resort also improved its terrain park and overhauled 3 Kings lift to double capacity.
-Powder Mountain expanded its single-ride snowcat terrain by 50 percent and added more gladed terrain.
-Snowbasin added two more snowcats for grooming and new outdoor gas fireplaces on Earl’s Patio.
-Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort remodeled its flagship hotel and is introducing three new programs, including an adult adventure camp and Expedition Team for expert young skiers/boarders.
-Solitude unveiled free Wi-Fi throughout Solitude Village.
-Sundance is expanding and moving its terrain park so it can remain open during night operations.
-Wolf Mountain has better uphill transportation, added a handful of new runs and more pricing options.

Online:
http://www.skiutah.com/winter/index.html

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/olympics/wires/11/14/2080.ap.us.travel.utah.skiing.post.olympics.1st.ld.writethru.1623/index.html#ixzz1dnWsEyLD