Buyer’s Guide to Upper Deer Valley & Silver Lake Ski Homes

Upper Deer Valley and Silver Lake offer some of the most desirable real estate for ski home buyers in the world. These Park City private communities, luxury townhomes and condos, lodges, and clubs all offer unrivaled access to the best ski terrain and snow in the country.

The amenities include access to world-class resorts like the Stein Eriksen Lodge, St. Regis Deer Valley Resort, and Montage Deer Valley, private shuttle services, five-star spas and dining, ski-in/ski-out access, and quick access to SLC International Airport (45 minutes or less).

You’re not the only one interested in owning a ski home here.

Park City real estate has become more and more desirable every year since the Olympics in 2002. Last year, Outside Magazine named us “Best Town Ever”, Vail Resorts bought Canyons and brought more home buyers to town, and the best homes are going fast in 2014.

Really fast.

Here’s a guide to all the different real estate options in Upper Deer Valley and Silver Creek, along with the best homes in each area. Each area offers its own unique amenities and all are just a short drive to Historic Main Street in the heart of Park City.

Gated Neighborhoods

Bald Eagle Club
Bald Eagle Club

CommunityGated Neighborhood
Ski AccessSki-In/Ski-Out

The Bald Eagle Club sits on top of Deer Valley’s Bald Mountain and is a private, gated, ski-in/ski-out neighborhood. The Bald Eagle Club rests on nearly 126 acres and spans across 7 ski runs. It holds more than 50 luxury estates and lot sizes range from 0.5 to 1.5 acres. With over 70 acres protected from development as open space, each home offers the tranquil privacy of mountain living. Bald Eagle Club is unique because it sits at the junction of three popular Deer Valley Ski Lifts: Carpenter Express, Homestake, and Crown Point. Après options at Upper Deer Valley’s Silver Lake Village, Lower Deer Valley’s Snow Park Lodge, or Park City’s Historic Main Street are all a short drive away at the end of the day.

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7948 Red Tail Court

7948 Red Tail Court

This 10,888 square foot home sits on 0.65 acres of ideal Bald Mountain Club land and is just a few steps away from the Crown Point Ski Lift. It has has 6 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms and breathtaking views of the Jordanelle Reservoir.

Upper Deer Valley 3Community TypeGated Neighborhood
Ski AccessMostly Ski-In/Ski-Out

This is one of the most desired neighborhoods in Park City. Evergreen is an exclusive and gated community in Upper Deer Valley and many of its homes offer ski-in/ski-out access. All provide a high level of privacy and panoramic views of surrounding mountain peaks. In Evergreen you’ll find custom designed homes with stunning architecture and masterful layouts.

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Upper Deer Valley  7008 Silver Lake Drive

7008 Silver Lake Drive

This opulent 5 bedroom, 7 bathroom, 8,470 square foot home offers ski-in/ski-out access and sits on an 0.83 acre wooded lot for privacy. It features wine storage, a steam room, sauna, gourmet kitchen, and workout room. There are five fireplaces located throughout the home and an elevator that goes up to the master suite and its private deck with incredible views.


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Community TypeGated Neighborhood
Ski AccessWalking Distance to Lift

The Knoll at Silver Lake is another of Upper Deer Valley’s amazing gated neighborhoods with some of the most desirable real estate in Park City. It has luxury homes and townhomes that are all a short walk to the Silver Lake Village shops, restaurants, and ski lifts.

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Upper Deer Valley 7915 Aster Lane 2

7915 Aster Lane 2

This immaculate 6 bedroom, 6 bathroom, 5,813 square foot home is a must see property in park city. It’s spacious enough for entertaining family and friends and is just a short walk to the ski lifts at the beginning and end of the day. The indoor hot tub room is the ideal way to celebrate a long day on the slopes.

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CommunityGated Neighborhood
Ski AccessShort Walking Distance or Shuttle

The Upper Deer Valley Lookout community is designed to enhance the surrounding beauty of the mountains. 35 homes are spread across the 44-acre community, and they all deliver 270 degree panoramic views of Deer Valley and Park City Ski runs. The homes are spacious and designed to feel like your primary home. You’ll find vaulted ceilings, multiple living areas, gourmet kitchens, custom flooring and cabinetry, and that each home has its own unique personality.

Silver Lake’s Lookout at Deer Valley community convenience and service includes onsite concierge, clubhouse, and private shuttle services (provided by Cadillac ).

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Upper Deer Valley 6577 Lookout Drive 20

6577 Lookout Drive 20

Just built in 2013, this modern mountain home has 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms spread out over 5,898 square feet. Its luxurious kitchen, spacious private decks, and billiards room wait for you after a long day on the slopes.

Luxury Condos

Stein Eriksen Lodge

Upper Deer Valley  Stein Erickson Lodge

Community TypeLuxury Condos
Ski AccessWalking Distance to Lift

The world-class Stein Eriksen Lodge in Upper Deer Valley is known for its unrivaled Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond Service as well as immaculate lodging and savory fine-dining restaurants. Named after the Norwegian Olympic Gold Medalist Stein Eriksen, this magnificent property sets the standard for luxurious communities in Deer Valley’s Silver Lake real estate area.

Each of the 68 Stein Eriksen Lodge one, two, three and four bedroom suites feature lock-out configurations to maximize rental income, true ski-in/ski-out access, full-service ski locker room, ski valet, private shuttle service, concierge, 24-hour room service, twice daily maid service and secure parking in a heated underground garage.

Guests will also enjoy Four Star dining at the popular Glitretind Restaurant, wine seminars in an on-site cellar, and the hotel’s 23,000 square foot Forbes Five-Star Spa.  Guests will enjoy complimentary fitness classes at the onsite Verdandi Wellness Studio as well as the hotel’s cardio fitness center, relaxation lounges, heated outdoor pool, sauna, steam room, whirlpool, and private lockers.

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Upper Deer Valley 7700 Stein Way 132

7700 Stein Way 132

This immaculate 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 2,784 square foot condo puts you at the heart of Park City’s finest resort. All the world-class amenities of the Stein Eriksen Lodge are at your fingertips and the best skiing in the country is right out the door. Enjoy your own private hot tub before heading out to experience the best the world has to offer.

Black Bear Lodge
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Community TypeLuxury Condos
Ski AccessWalking Distance to Lift

Just a quick walk to Deer Valley’s Silver Lake Village and mid-mountain chair lifts, the Black Bear Lodge holds some of the best condos in Upper Deer Valley. These two, three, and four bedroom condos are all a short walk to the ski lift in the morning. All Black Bear Lodge owners and guests have access to a community fitness center, underground parking, daily housekeeping, a private concierge and shuttle service, and a heated pool.

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Upper Deer Valley 7447 Royal Street E ST 407

7447 Royal Street E ST 407

This top floor condo has views of Mt. Baldy and Empire Pass from the Balcony. It’s a quick walk over to the lifts from this 2 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 1,347 square foot ski condo. The heated pool is a great way to end a long day on the slopes and dinner on Main Street is 5 minutes down the road.

Deer Valley Club
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Community TypeLuxury Condos
Ski AccessSki-In/Ski-Out

The Deer Valley Club features 30 of the best vacation condos you can imagine. Memberships are purchased for a two, three, or four bedroom condo size. Each of the 195 owners receive two winter weeks, two winter weeks, and any other time open that’s not designated to another owner. This private club takes care of everything from the time you land at the airport until you depart.

They provide transportation to and from the airport and throughout the local area of Park City. There is someone at the front desk 24 hours a day, bellmen, concierge, ski locker attendants, and full housekeeping  so you can focus on what’s important—enjoying yourself. All owners have access to the Owners’ Club for parties and events, the onsite Health Club, Evergreen Lounge, Den Youth Room, indoor jacuzzi, and heated pool.

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7720 Royal Street E CRT – 12

This 4,000 square foot, 4 bedroom luxury condo has 4 bathrooms and is the perfect size for your family’s ski vacation. Enjoy all the convenience of the Deer Valley Club amenities and the luxury of a ski-in/ski-out experience.

Little Belle
Community TypeLuxury Condos
Ski AccessWalking Distance to Lift

The Little Belle luxury condos offer everything from two to six bedroom ski homes that are just a short walk to Silver Lake Village and its ski lifts. These Upper Deer Valley homes are furnished with only the best, feature indoor hot tubs, large fireplaces, and heated driveways. Little Belle homes are just steps away from the five-star Stein Eriksen Lodge.

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Mount Cervin
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Community TypeLuxury Condos
Ski AccessWalking Distance to Lift

Mount Cervin sits right in front of the Silver Lake Express Ski Lift and it’s a short walk to the lifts from every luxury condo. This is some of the best ski home real estate in Upper Deer Valley and it sits right across from the five-star Stein Eriksen Lodge with its unparalleled dining, shopping, and spa options.  Properties range from one, two, and three bedrooms and all Mount Cervin owners enjoy ski lockers, storage closets, reserved underground parking, and daily housekeeping.

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7550 Royal Street E ST 301

This 2 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 1,484 square foot ski condo is perfect for Deer Valley vacations. You can see the ski lift and runs from your deck and it’s just a few steps to get on the slopes. A indoor jetted tub and outdoor hot tub make the hardest part of your day choosing which to indulge in.

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Community Type - Luxury Condos
Ski AccessSki-Out, Short Walk In

The Ridgepoint Condos are a in high demand among Upper Deer Valley real estate. They’re in Silver Lake Village and have downhill ski access just a few steps away on a private ski run. At the end of the day, your home is only 200 yards from the Success ski run. Ridgepoint consists of eight buildings with four to five units each.

Each condo offers its own unique personality and most have 3 bedrooms plus an open loft and vaulted ceilings. Some come with a private hot tub. During the summer, there is an outdoor community heated pool, hot tub, and tennis court that all owners have access to.

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Upper Deer Valley 7944 Ridgepoint Drive 134

7944 Ridgepoint Drive 134

All 2,137 square feet of this gorgeous 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home were fully remodeled in 2014. The private ski run to the Deer Valley lifts is just a few steps from your door and it’s a short walk home at the end of the day. The hot tub on the deck has an unrivaled view that’s always waiting for someone to enjoy it.

Stag Lodge
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Community TypeLuxury Condos & Homes
Ski AccessSki-In/Ski-Out

Built at the crossroads of Deer Valley Resort’s popular Success and Last Chance ski runs, the Stag Lodge offers one of the best ski home options in Upper Deer Valley. The 52 units range from 2,218 square foot, three bedroom condos to 6,315 square foot six bedroom single family homes.

The unrivaled ski-in/ski-out access is bolstered by an onsite concierge desk and check-in, private hot tubs, fitness rooms, outdoor heated pool and hot tub, daily housekeeping,massive fireplaces, a private restaurant and bar, and private transportation. All owners and guests have access to those along with ski lockers and underground parking.

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8200 Royal Street E ST 23

This 4,183 square foot home has breathtaking views of Park City and Deer Valley from its private deck. 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a large great room, and a loft with family room provide plenty of space for family and friends to enjoy Park City in the winter. This is a ski-in/ski-out property with some of the best amenities you can find in the world.

Sterling Lodge
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Community TypeLuxury Condos
Ski AccessSki-In/Ski-Out

Just east of Silver Lake Village in Upper Deer Valley sits Sterling Lodge, a unique ski-in/ski-out condo. 14 luxury condos are available in three and four bedroom floor plans that range from 2,500 to 3,900 square feet. Sterling lodge has an agreement with the next door Deer Valley Club that give you access to amenities like the heated pool, hot tub, and fitness center.

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7660 Royal Street E #105 ST 5

This 3 bedroom, 4 bedroom condo offers stunning views of Deer Valley and is right beside the immaculately groomed corduroy ski runs. At 3,049 square feet, this spacious floor plan is filled  with vaulted ceilings, a fitness room, and has multiple decks to enjoy the view from. This is a true ski-in/ski-out home that won’t disappoint.

Luxury Townhomes

Aspen Hollow
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Community Type – Luxury Townhomes

Ski Access – Ski-Out, Short Walk In

Aspen Hollow luxury townhomes are the perfect ski home investment in Upper Deer Valley. These spacious homes are only ? of a mile from Deer Valley’s Silver Lake Village and they have ski-out access, with just a short walk back at the end of the day. Aspen Hollow townhomes are located on the free shuttle system for painless access to Lower Deer Valley and Park City’s Main Street. These townhomes are distinguished by their vaulted ceilings, gourmet kitchens, stone fireplaces, private garages, and private outdoor hot tubs.

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8185 Royal Street E ST 2

This stand-alone townhome features 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms in 3770 square feet designed for the best ski experience with friends and family. You can step onto Deer Valley Resort’s Last Chance run and get into the powder or freshly groomed runs before anyone else. At the end of the day there are 4 fireplaces, a luxurious hot tub, and a beautiful, state-of-the-art kitchen waiting for you.

Upper Deer Valley 25Community TypeLuxury Townhomes
Ski AccessWalking Distance to Lift

Cache luxury townhomes are a popular investment in Upper Deer Valley. It’s a quick walk to the Silver Lake Village and Deer Valley Resort’s popular Success ski run. Vaulted ceilings, large bedrooms, hot tubs, gourmet kitchens, and two-car garages are some of the amenities you’ll find in Cache.

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Upper Deer Valley 8035 Cache Drive 10

8035 Cache Drive 10

This gorgeous 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom home is just a short walk to Deer Valley’s ski lifts in the morning. It has a wonderful dining room and kitchen that are perfect for hosting family and friends at the end of a long day on the slopes. The hot tub on the deck outside is the best way to unwind after a powder day.

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Community Type - Luxury Townhomes
Ski Access¼ mile bus ride

The Enclave luxury townhomes offer the ideal mix of privacy and access for your dream ski home. They’re within a quarter mile of Silver Lake Village and you just have to walk down to the free Park City bus stop on your street. You’ll find townhomes available with 2, 3, and 4 bedrooms and all have large kitchens, fireplaces, and have access to underground parking. They offer some of the most desirable views in Upper Deer Valley.

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Upper Deer Valley 7010 Royal Street W ST 9

7010 Royal Street W ST 9

This rare, front row townhome has the best view of the mountains from your hot tub on its back yard private deck. At 1,729 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, it’s great for a small family or couple with friends. The beautiful and functional kitchen has been remodeled with granite countertops and new appliances.

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Community TypeLuxury Townhomes
Ski AccessWalking Distance to Lift

Ridge luxury townhomes are just a quick walk from the Silver Lake Village in Upper Deer Valley. These homes are a popular real estate investment because of their spacious 3 bedroom layouts with private attached two-car garages. Each home has vaulted ceilings, a stone fireplace, an outdoor patio, and large bedrooms. Many include outdoor hot tubs to enjoy at the end of the day.

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Upper Deer Valley 7590 Ridge Drive 12

7590 Ridge Drive 12

This 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom condo is surrounded by a peaceful evergreen forest and overlooks Park City. It features the largest Ridge floorplan and feels like home. The Silver Lake Village and ski lifts are just a short walk down the road.

Twin Pines
Community TypeLuxury Townhomes
Ski AccessWalking Distance to Lift

Twin Pines is a unique community with only 9 luxury townhomes and rarely has an open property. It’s within walking distance of the Silver Lake Village and Deer Valley ski lifts. These Upper Deer Valley homes offer amazing views of the surrounding mountains, vaulted ceilings, hardwood flooring, gourmet kitchens, natural stone fireplaces, spacious decks, and private hot tubs.

Featured Homes

None currently available.

Have any questions about any of these communities, their amenities, or specific homes? Give me (Scott) a call at 435.901.4309 or email me at I’d love to answer them.



7 Park City Summer Events You Shouldn’t Miss

Summers in Park City, Utah are full of events that everyone will love. I was at The Silly Market on Sunday when it hit me just how much there is to do in Park City every summer.

Free concerts 4 days a week, the weekly Park Silly Sunday Market, a weekly Farmer’s Market at Canyons the annual Kimball Arts Fest, Savor the Summit, and the Food and Wine Classic…. Not to mention all the hiking, mountain biking, and trail running. There is so much to do this summer, I thought it’d be helpful to outline some of the biggest events of the summer.

There are activities for the whole family (no matter how old the kids are), times to meet up with friends, and date nights on Main Street. Here’s a list of dates, times, and details about the biggest summer events.

1. Park Silly Sunday Market Park Silly Market

Dates: Every Sunday, June 8th – September 21st
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The town comes alive every Sunday to enjoy great music, food, art, crafts, and fun for the kids on Historic Main Street.  This eco-friendly, open-air market, street festival, and community forum is the place where we get together to celebrate summer. It’s filled with regional and local creations, delicious gourmet foods, and one-of-a-kind art pieces you won’t find anywhere else. There’s a beer garden, amazing food vendors, a farmers market, and plenty of activities for kids of all ages. Ride your bikes and drop them off at the parking garage bike check on 9th Street & Lower Main Street and enjoy. Parking is available along Park Ave, on Upper Main St., Swede Alley, and the China Bridge parking area, but it gets crowded quickly. Walk, take the bus, or ride bikes if you can.

2. Free Concerts

Dates: Now – September
Time: Varies

I’m going to have to write a whole article on all the concerts this summer. There are free shows at all of the resorts and in different neighborhoods all summer long.

The Deer Valley Free Concert Series features one of the best venues and community gathering. Canyons is offering a killer free lineup again this year and there will be shows at Billy Blancos in Quarry Village and at the outdoor Newpark Amphitheatre. The Silly Market has free music every weekend, too. Mountain Town Music makes this all possible and provides a calendar you can print out for the fridge.

3. Park City Farmers Market at Canyons Park City Farmers Market

Dates:  Every Wednesday, June 4th – Early October
Time: 12 p.m.- 6 p.m.

The Park City Farmer’s Market brings in seasonal produce, local goods, and lots of organically grown food. It’s held in the parking lot behind 711, beside the Canyons Cabriolet. This is a great opportunity to shop for fresh foods and get outside every week.

There are fun activities for the kids if you bring them along, like a petting zoo and rock climbing wall and you’re sure to see familiar faces in the crowd. Local wineries, arts and crafts makers, distilleries, cheese makers, and more unique offerings round out the experience. Find out more, here.

4. Savor The Summit Savor the summit

Date: Saturday, June 21st
Time: 6:00 p.m.

This is a Park City experience everyone needs to have and seats are selling out fast. Savor The Summit transforms Main Street into the biggest outdoor dinner party you can imagine. Main Street shuts down to traffic so our favorite restaurants can set up tables and their own atmosphere on the street.

Each establishment prepares a special meal for their guests and everyone enjoys great company in between the gourmet courses. Call your favorite restaurant and make a reservation now if you want to go this year. Some of my favorites, like High West Distillery & Saloon, are already sold out.

5. Park City July 4th Parade& Celebration Park City 4th of July Parade

Date: Friday, July 4th
Time: 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Park City takes the 4th of July weekend seriously. I’ll have to come back and do a whole post on all of the events, but I want to highlight the parade and celebration in City Park that you must have on your calendar.

Your day can start  as early as 7:00 a.m. with a pancake breakfast in City Park. Cole Sport puts on a 5k Mountain Fun Run at 8:00 a.m if you want to skip the pancakes and get moving. Other activities get started in City Park at 10:00 a.m., including live music, but you’ll want to be on Main Street already to get a spot for the parade (Getting there at 9:00 a.m. for a spot is even smarter). At 11:00 a.m. over 70 floats make their way down Main Street and onto Park Ave.

Then, the party moves back to City Park for the classic Rugby Game, a BBQ, beer garden, and games and children’s activities until everyone goes home to take a nap and recharge for the fireworks. Find out more here.

6. Food & Wine Classic Park City Food and Wine Classic

Date: Wednesday, July 9th – Sunday, July 13th
Time: 6:00 p.m.

The 10th Annual Park City Food & Wine Classic offers some of the most unique culinary experiences in the world with the adventure of the outdoors. This premier destination event features master winemakers, culinary greats and more than 100 food artisans, wineries, breweries, distilleries, epicurean purveyors, and locally-made products.

Learn about how to choose the best wine for your party on a restaurant’s list, enjoy an exclusive Farm to Barn Wine Dinner at Blue Sky Ranch, taste wine at Deer Valley’s St. Regis, or go for a hike and enjoy a delicious BBQ at the Montage afterward.

There are more amazing events than I can cover here.

If you love amazing food, wine, whiskey, and dining outside with friends, you have to sign up for some of these events. They’re selling out already, so find the one for you before it’s too late.

7. Kimball Arts Fest Park City Arts Fest Main St

Dates: Friday, August 1st – Sunday, August 3rd
Time: Fri. 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Sat. 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Sun. 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

This year is the 45th Annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival (the longest running arts festival in the West) and it keeps getting better every year. Last year had the highest number of artist applications ever, and 215 were hand-picked to display and sell their art. Another event that transforms Main Street into a pedestrian-only zone, the Arts Fest features vendors of all kinds, 3 different stages for live music, and plenty of food, fun, and drinks.

This is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Kimball Art Center and every penny of the admission cost goes back to support our amazing art community. It’s only $10 for an adult weekend pass, kids aged 6-18 are $5, and children under 5 are free. Summit County Residents get in for free. Get more details about how to fest at their helpful website.  

Need any inside info on any of these events? Give me (Scott) a call at 435.901.4309 or email me at I’d be happy to help in any way I can. Also, if I missed an event you think should be on this list, let me know.


Sanctuary Ranch: Private Mountain Community with Heli-Skiing

Sanctuary Ranch: Private Mountain Community with Heli-Skiing
Sanctuary Heli Skiing Utah

There is a reason that Sir Richard Branson chose to tour the new homesites at the 525 Acre Sanctuary Ranch just outside of gorgeous Huntsville, Utah. No other private mountain community in the world that comes with the lifestyle its 13, 40 acre homesites do.

Sanctuary Ranch is the first private community in North America to offer commercial Heli-Skiing as a perk of home ownership. There is a helipad in the community. That’s right, walk out your door and get a lift to tens of thousands of acres of private and National Forest Service land. It’s some of the best ski terrain in the world.

That’s just the icing. These are also some of the most desirable homesites in Utah because two world-class ski resorts are within 20 minutes—Snowbasin Resort and Powder Mountain Resort. Miles of trails head out from your property and you’ll have private access to 10,000 acres of protected forest, streams, lakes, and mountain tops filled with wildlife.

The recreation possibilities are unrivaled.

Salt Lake City International Airport is only 45 minutes away and Ogden Private Jet is only 25 minutes. This is the most unique and accessible private mountain community in the country, if not the world.

Have I mentioned the views?

Sanctuary Home Sites

Sanctuary Heli Skiing 2The view from your deck or front door will blow you away. Some sites already have a modern home designs by James Carroll, ready to be built by CD construction. This team has worked together for over 20 years, building some of the finest homes at Deer Valley Ski Resort in Park City, Utah. They know how to make the most of this kind of terrain. You’re also welcome to build your own custom plan on each homesite.

Sanctuary Heli Skiing Utah

Curtain Bluff sits on a secluded ledge underneath a 1000’ rock face that spans for over a mile. The James Carroll designed home for this site features an open floor plan with spacious living and dining areas that open up to an expansive patio with stunning views. A gourmet chef’s kitchen supports anyone enjoying the four master suites with baths en-suite, each with a private patio overlooking ski resorts and Pineview Reservoir. It’s a 6,500 square foot dream home with 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, set on 40 acres of the most beautiful landscape available.
Sanctuary Heli Skiing Utah Views

Hawks Ridge gets its name from the breathtaking 360 degree infinity views you’ll get from its perch on the 40.35 acre lot. You’ll be the first to see the sunrise illuminate Snowbasin’s peaks and the last to see the dramatic western sunsets color the reservoir and Ogden Canyon. With the amazing recreation opportunities you have surrounding you, nowhere else can compare to this homesite for someone who loves nature.

Hideaway includes a rustic peninsula surrounded by mature maple trees that light up in the fall. This 40.21 acre homesite serves up surreal views of the lake, nearby ski resorts, and gorgeous valley. It’s a top choice for an equestrian home, surrounded by miles of environmentally friendly trails and private entry to a 10,000 acre wildlife management area. Hideaway offers quick access to limitless recreation options like golfing at nearby Wolf Creek or fly-fishing on the Middle Fork River.
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Vachery sits in a canyon full of mature forest, elk, deer, moose, and a stream fed by spring snowmelt. This homesite features spectacular views of Pineview Reservoir and the ski resorts. Its life-filled acreage is ideal for your equestrian dream home. With easy access to the resorts in your view, Snowbasin and Powder Mountain, and quick drives to an international airport this is one of the most desirable homesites in the country.

Private Heli-Skiing

Sanctuary Heli Skiing 6

All the homesites come with the most unique skiing amenity possible. A private heli-ski operation that leaves right from Sanctuary Ranch. You’ll be flown to some of the best skiing in the world with guides who can show you where to find the best snow.

If you love to ski powder, but have never been heli-skiing, you’re in for a life-changing experience. If you’ve been, you already know how amazing this is.

Nearby Ski Resorts
Sanctuary Heli Skiing

Snowbasin and Powder Mountain Resorts are both within 20 minutes and offer some of the best skiing in the world, with short lift lines.

Snowbasin holds 3,000 skiable acres that get an average of 400 inches of snow every year. Its 2950 ft. of vertical skiing hosted the downhill, combined, and super-g events in the 2002 Winter Olympics. It’s not all advanced terrain though. There are plenty of family-friendly ski runs. The mountain also has many casual and fine dining experiences.

Powder Mountain has 2,800 lift-served skiable acres and another 4,400 acres accessed by snowcat. Take a ride on the snowcat. Or 10. The resort averages 350 inches of snow every year and is one of the least crowded resorts you’ll ever find. Powder Mountain is also home to Summit who is connecting their global network of the most successful people on the planet to the resort.

Year-Round Recreation
Sanctuary Heli Skiing

While the skiing is world-class, the secret about Utah is that its spring, summer, and fall are too. Big game hunting, equestrian, fly-fishing, hiking, mountain biking, trail running, and watersports surround Sanctuary Ranch.

A private trail system inside of the ranch provides miles of of trails for your pleasure and a nearby 10,000 acre wildlife management area offers endless possibilities. The Pineview Reservoir you can see from the Ranch has three swimming areas with sandy beaches, and is renowned for it’s boating, windsurfing, kayaking, wakeboarding, and fishing.

Do you want to know more about Sanctuary Ranch? Give me (Scott) a call at 435.901.4309 or email me at I’d be happy to answer questions or arrange a tour of one of these homesites.


What Does Vail’s Takeover in Park City Mean for Skiers?

PCMR_VS_TaliskerAn Outside Magazine Article Explains It. A lot of you have asked me what happens if Vail Takes over, and I personally don’t have a dog in this fight, but have think it will be good for the ski industry in Park City. Here is an article that explains the lifecycle of what happened, and what the future will likely be. With this being such a hot topic, I would really appreciate some feedback and comments on the blog post.


The Secret Behind the Success of Home Staging

Park City Home Staging

Homeowners and Realtors both want to get the best price when selling a home. And, they want to sell quickly. Of course, that’s what everyone wants. But, just because everyone wants something, doesn’t mean they know the secret to making it happen. It also means that everyone is trying to do the same thing and you need an advantage.

Home staging gives you an edge over other sellers. Whether your home is vacant, going to be vacant, or you’re still living there, home staging pros know the secret to selling yours in 30-60 days. Hire a home staging company to work with you or your Realtor.  Especially when your home is vacant.

Ivan and Silvie Pokusa own and operate a franchise of Showhomes®in Park City, Utah. Showhomes® is the largest home staging company in America and Silvie and Ivan have successfully staged luxury homes in Promontory and Midway. They have a unique eye for knowing what sells a home and have been doing it for many years. They were kind enough to share some of their secrets.

Think of Your Home as a Product
Park City Home Staging

Every buyer on the market is looking at multiple homes and yours needs to stand out. Even though it can be tough, you have to think of your home like a product. Your buyers are. Does it look its best? Is the interior design really doing it justice? Are there improvements you would make yourself?

Ivan and Silvie can start by performing a Walk & Talk with you and give you tips to immediately improve the the look and feel of your home for potential buyers. Decluttering your home is one of the first things they’ll help you do, and they know what to look for. Some things you don’t consider clutter, home buyers will.

The Right Furniture & Interior Design Sells
Park City Home Staging

Successful home staging isn’t about filling your home with stuff, it’s about creating a feeling of being at home. Silvie and Ivan can help you figure out what furniture should stay, what should go, and what’s missing to make this happen. They’ll work as much as possible with the furnishings you already have to make your home beautiful.

If you’re still living at home, they provide a full-day makeover to prepare your home for showing that may do the trick. And, if you need a little more help, try the Redesign, Reimage, Remake service. This is a more in-depth makeover where they use their design expertise to bring out the best in your home.

If your home is vacant and unfurnished, staging furniture for showings is vital. It’s common knowledge that buyers react more positively to furnished homes. You don’t have to furnish the entire house, just the parts that do the best job of selling.  Many times, the buyers will love the furniture and buy it as part of the sale. If they don’t, Ivan and Silvie will sell the furniture for you, and you’ll only pay 35% of the cost.  You don’t worry about the hassle of  taking care of the furnishings before the buyers move in and you save money. Win, win.

Vacant Homes Are a Liability
Park City Home Staging

That’s why your insurance premiums go up when you notify your insurance company your home will be vacant. If no one is living in the property, a simple thing like a burst pipe could ruin your entire home and wash away your investment. Vacancy also opens your home up to the risks of damages from theft, vandalism, and squatters.  Yes, squatters do exist, and you’ll have to get a court order to remove them.

Many people even forget to notify their insurance company that they are vacating the home within a specified time period and this is a huge mistake. This essentially invalidates the policy and if damage occurs while you’re not there, it won’t be covered.

Part of the full home staging process is bringing on a home manager to live in the home. They protect the property, defray the cost of utilities, and keep your home clean for showings. A home manager is also ready to leave the home in an hour’s notice for a showing so they never get in the way.

In Park City, where the winter weather is severe, a home manager will also take care of ice in front of the home that someone can easily slip and fall on, costing you a stack of medical bills.

Silvie and Ivan once placed a manager in a home that saved the homeowner’s property from one of those nightmare insurance scenarios. A bad thunderstorm with high winds caused damage to a home and started a fire in the yard that would have led to the house if the home manager hadn’t been there to put it out.

It Has to Feel Like Home
Home Stage 5

“People will turn down a house just because it doesn’t feel good. It has to feel like home to a potential buyer for them to purchase. Buyers should feel so welcome, they want to sit down and get comfortable,” says Ivan. All of the services they provide are designed to make potential buyers feel like your home should be theirs. This is no easy task. Ivan and Silvie have been doing it for years and they’re a part of the biggest home staging company in the country for a reason.
They know how to make buyers fall in love with your home. This is the secret to selling any great product, but very few actually know how to do it.

You can reach Silvie and Ivan at 1-801-200-4241 or visit their website and find out more about everything they offer. If you want to sell your home quickly and for the best price, they’ll help us do it.


20 Properties Sold in Old Town Park City in The Last 30 days!

Golfing Park City, UT

In the past month, 20 homes in Old Town have sold, and another 8 have gone under contract. I point this out because the ski resorts have been closed for a month, and the days of Park City being a ghost town in the off season are over. People are coming to town in the off season to buy, and with summer right around the corner, we are poised to get even busier soon. We saw sales price per square foot ranging from $680 a foot for a fantastic new home on Daly to $187 a foot for a quaint condo in Snow Country. If you would like to review the properties sold in the last 30 days, see this link here.

Last week I toured this home which is on the upper end of Lowell Avenue. The town ski runs are 50 yards out your door, giving you access to the town lift for Park City Mountain Resort. This home is on a double lot providing larger living spaces than most homes in Old Town. Built in 2007, this 4 bed 6 bath home has a full 2 car garage, two living areas for you to spread out, and high quality finishes throughout the home. With summer and winter activities out your door, this is a great private family retreat or a excellent rental property. The sellers are ready to downsize and this opportunity will not last long. Take a look at the property and please let me know if you or anyone you know might be interested in this home on Lowell Ave.


5000 Square Foot Old Town home for only $1,550,000!



A rare find at this price, I have blogged about this home before, and the owner is finally dropping the price. It has been under contract twice, and fallen out because the garage is currently outfitted as a recording studio. It will cost very little money to turn it back into a garage, but past buyers are just lacking the vision. At $312 a square foot, this home is a steal. Up on Daly Ave, you will enjoy a very quiet street that is a few minutes walk from the center of Main Street, and the shuttle to the Town Lift. This home was built in 2005, and is far below replacement cost. Enjoy three level living on a wide open floor plan, and a hot tub in your private backyard. Backing up to open space, this home offers a lot of privacy that is rare in Old Town. See the listing here. Also, I shot a quick video covering the Q1 2014 Park City Real Estate Statistics, view it here! Park City Real Estate Market Update Call me today for more information. 435.901.4309


8 Family-Friendly Park City Trails for Springtime

Keeping yourself and the family entertained in Park City can be tough during the springtime. Many of the trails are still holding snow, so your options for outdoor activities may seem limited. But, Park City has one of the most extensive trail networks in the world and there are lots of options. Snyderville Basin Recreation, Park City Municipal, and Mountain Trails Foundation all work together to plan, build, and maintain over 350 miles of trails. Some trails are covered with snow until late-May and others are good-to-go in early April. Snyderville Basin Recreation has a great website with information about their trails, conditions, and detailed maps. Mountain Trails Foundation also has a great interactive map feature that allows you to see trail conditions and create routes and it includes more trails in the Park City trail system outside the Snyderville Basin. The Snyderville Basin Rec trail conditions are usually more up to date for their sections of trail. Want to know which trails are too muddy to play on and learn about which ones are big enough for your jogger or bike trailer? No problem. Here are some of my favorite trails in Park City to enjoy with the family during the springtime. They dry out early and provide entertaining options for getting outside.

1. Willow Creek Trail

Willow Creek Trail Park CityThis is a wide, soft-surface trail that dries out early in the spring and is perfect for joggers, bike trailers, and family walks. Even better, it starts at the Willow Creek Park that has bathrooms, jungle gyms, and a dog park. From the park, you can follow the Willow Creek Trail (map) for a convenient 2-mile loop.

2. Stealth Trail GLENWILD-BLOG4

Part of the Glenwild Area trails, the Stealth Trail is the start of a few epic mountain bike rides. This is a singletrack dirt trail that’s more adventurous than other trails on the list, but it’s still an easy one. There are bathrooms at the trailhead and you should take the trail to the left after the bridge. The route to the left is less steep for a longer period of time and easier to spot incoming mountain bikers, making for a more relaxing hike than the switchbacks to the right. Mountain bikers frequent both directions, but they’re easier to spot and pass on this section of trail to the left.

3. Miss Billy’s Trail Miss Billy Trail Park City

This trail also starts from Willow Creek Park and is a short section of the McLeod Creek Trail (map) that goes from Kimball Junction all the way to Main Street. Parking at Willow Creek provides easy access to bathrooms, jungle gyms, and a dog park. This wide, soft-surface trail is perfect for biking, running, or walking and gets you away from the bustle of Willow Creek Park. It goes through the new Matt Knoop Memorial Park with a shaded playground and turf soccer fields.

4. McLeod Creek Trail  McLeod Creek Trail

This is a slightly longer out-and-back trail that starts from Willow Creek Park and it’s more entertaining for older children. It’s a wide, soft-surface trail that’s great for biking, running, and walking. If you take it for 1.62 miles south of the park you’ll find a stream winding through the forest and eventually end up by a pond created by a beaver dam. You may even see other wildlife along the way, like a wandering herd of elk that sometimes moves through here in the early morning or evening.

5. Millenium Trail millenium trail park city

This is a wide, paved trail that runs from the dog pond by Gorgoza Park tubing hill to Sun Peak (just beside the tree nursery). It’s perfect for early season bike rides or runs with joggers. There are a few steep, challenging areas, so don’t confuse paved with boring. Find out more about where to access the Millenium Trail here. There are access points from Pinebrook to Sun Peak and many different ways to use the trail.

6. Silver Quinns Silver Quinns Trail Park City

You can access this wide, paved trail from Quinn’s Junction or the trailhead at Highland Drive in Silver Summit, but Quinn’s trailhead has water and bathrooms so that’s usually best with kids. If you take it all the way out, Silver Quinn’s goes on for 2.9 miles, so you can get a great workout here. This trail is pretty close to the highway, but it’s one of the earliest trails to dry out and it’s a long one. You can find Silver Quinn’s on the Mountain Trails map, on the east side of the map, directly to the left of Route 40. There’s also a dog park at the Quinn’s Trailhead.

7. Rail Trail

railtrailThis is a great trail for biking, running, or hiking in the springtime. It starts in the Prospector area of Park City (Right beside White Pine Touring) and stretches 28 miles to Coalville. You don’t need to go anywhere close to Coalville to enjoy it. Once the Rail Trail leaves the last houses of the Prospector area you’ll pass some ponds on the left that are normally filled with ducks and surrounded by birds. The wide, paved trail is surrounded by some beautiful scenery that’s ideal for a morning or evening exploration.

8.Lost Prospector lost prospector trail park city

This is a singletrack trail that’s steeper than any of the other listed trails, so it’s a great hike for families with older kids who need a little adventure. The west-facing side that runs parallel to Deer Valley Drive, with the trailhead on Aerie Drive, is best in the spring. The north-facing side usually holds snow a little longer. It’s about 0.7 miles to the north-facing snow, but that’s a 1.4-mile out-and-back which is the perfect distance for a leisurely hike or introductory mountain bike ride with the family. Do you want to know more about trails in Park City? Give me (Scott) a call at 435.901.4309 or email me at I’d be happy to recommend a trail that will be fun for you and your family.


5 Reasons Summit Park Real Estate is for Park City Ski Families

Summit Park Park City

Summit Park holds some of the most affordable real estate in Park City for families that love to ski. This quiet community sits in a north-facing pine forest above 7,000 feet and the tight-knit mountain town lifestyle comes with the scenery—including common moose sightings.

There is always more snow on the ground in the winter, Deer Valley Resort is only 20 minutes away, and it’s less than an hour’s drive to Alta. This neighborhood has the shortest commute to downtown Salt Lake City, the international airport, and the hallowed Cottonwood Canyons of the Wasatch Front. You’re closer to more premier ski resorts here than almost anywhere in the world and you can easily fly to the ones you can’t drive to. Plus, it’s super easy to make airport runs for family members that are coming and going. Need more to go on? Here are the top five reasons why Summit Park is for families that ski.

1. The Homes

Single family homes tend to be more affordable here than in other Park City communities. They typically have yards or open space for children to play in and usually have large outdoor decks when the terrain doesn’t allow for a yard. Many also have spacious family rooms. It snows a lot up here and these homes are built to weather the high-altitude winters. Garages for your vehicles, mud rooms for active lifestyles, and hot tubs to unwind after long days on the slopes are all common amenities. This 4-bedroom, 3805 square foot home is a shining example of Summit Park real estate.

2. Backcountry Skiing

Backcountry Skiing Summit Park, Park City
Not many neighborhoods in the country can claim backcountry skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing in their backyard. Summit Park makes it easy to access all of these so that you can earn your turns before or after work. Want to go bigger? The backcountry ski access from Canyons Resort isn’t very well known outside of local circles but it’s amazing. Also, Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons offer some of the most notable backcountry skiing in the world and are a short drive away.

3. Nearby Ski Resorts

Deer Valley Resort, Canyons, and Park City Mountain Resort are all within 20 minutes of your home. That’s over 9,000 acres of lift-accessed skiable terrain that holds the best snow on earth. Want more? Alta and Snowbird and an extra 200 inches of average snowfall a year are less than an hour’s drive away in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Solitude is even closer in Big Cottonwood Canyon, with just as much snow and not nearly as many people to track it all out. Snowbasin and Powder Mountain are about an hour to the north, outside of Ogden, and also offer some of the best skiing in the world. Snow Basin is steep and fast like Snowbird and Powder Mountain delivers the least crowded powder days in the state.

4. The Commute

ski-to-work-day It takes 25 minutes to get to downtown Salt Lake City from Summit Park, the quickest commute available in the Park City area if any family members work in Salt Lake. I-80 down Parley’s Canyon can be treacherous in the winter, and take more time, but it’s worth not having to breath in the Salt Lake City inversion when it gets bad. Plus, if the canyon shuts down, you can work from home. The international airport is only a few minutes past downtown Salt Lake City, making Summit Park one of the most accessible ski communities in the world. Need to pick up Grandma or other visiting family members? No problem. Historic Park City Main Street is 20 minutes away, there are Tanger Outlets 10 minutes down the road, and 3 different grocery stores, including a Whole Foods, are less than 15 minutes away. The elementary schools, middle school, and high school are all within 25 minutes as well.

5. No Worries Cafe & Grill

No worries Cafe Park City

No Worries Cafe & Grill is a locals’ favorite breakfast and lunch stop at the base of Summit Park. It’s the perfect place to fuel up before or after a long day on the slopes and has options for your whole family. If you want breakfast, get here early. They open at 7:00 a.m. and there will be a line by 8:00 a.m. on busy days, especially if it’s been snowing.

Do you want to know more about Summit Park? Give me (Scott) a call at 435.901.4309 or email me at I love this community and helping people learn about how amazing it is.

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The Best Things About Empire Pass Real Estate At Deer Valley

Deer Valley Real EstateEmpire Pass is a paradise for Deer Valley Resort® skiers. Real estate in this slope-side Park City community is spread out over 3500 gorgeous acres, with 90% of it protected from further development as open space.

All of this open space is only 39 miles from the Salt Lake City International Airport, making for extremely easy year-round access.

The true ski-in / ski-out homes in Empire Pass are arguably the most desirable in Park City. This is due to the unique combination of mountain living, resort access, airport accessibility, and amenities that you’ll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else in the world.

Here are the best things about Empire Pass.

Skiing & Recreation
Skiing Deer Valley

In the winter, Empire Pass gives you direct access to some of the best north-facing ski terrain at Deer Valley. Some of my favorite lifts are right here. Mayflower, Flagstaff, and Northside chairs all carry you to protected snow, days after storms have passed. If you’re wondering, north-facing slopes get less sun and hold snow longer because of it.

When the snow melts, you’ll find yourself in a playground for mountain bikers, trail runners, hikers, and anyone who loves being in the mountains. Well-maintained singletrack trails crisscross the surrounding mountains and you’re just a few minutes away from the Wasatch epic Mid-Mountain Trail. This is the middle of the only Gold-Level, International Mountain Biking Association ride center in the world.

If you want more, the Guardsman’s Pass road will quickly take you down into neighboring Big Cottonwood canyon for more hiking and legendary rock climbing.

Historic Main Street Access
Park City Main Street

One minute, you’re tucked away in the mountains and the next you easily find yourself in the heart of Park City. Historic Main Street and all of its restaurants, shops and activity are a short drive or shuttle ride away from Empire Pass.

Whether you want a gourmet meal at Talisker on Main, Riverhorse, Grappa, or one of the many other fine restaurants, or a delicious burger and some local craft beers at No Name, Main Street has what you crave. There is always live music somewhere during the winter and experiencing Sundance is a must, especially when you can escape back to your home with ease.

In the summer, Main Street is even better. Enjoying a meal outside on one of the many rooftops or patios with views of the mountains and no crowds is a true luxury.

Montage Deer Valley®
Montage Deer Valley

Deer Valley’s Montage 5-Star resort is just down the road and you have access to their world-class spa, fitness center, indoor lap pool and yoga classes. Another gem at the Montage is Daly’s Pub & Rec. Daly’s is a gourmet pub that has entertainment for the whole family. Bowling lanes, billiards, video games, shuffleboard and plenty of flat-screen TVs to watch the big game ensure good times for everyone.

The Spa Montage provides classical spa therapies along with new and therapeutic approaches to make your ski season more rewarding. This transformative space offers everything from  a full-body stone massage to recover from days on the slopes and a 90-minute altitude therapy to stimulate respiration and relax.

The Montage even offers a children’s program for ages 5-12 that takes them on activities like snowshoeing adventures and mountainside scavenger hunts.

Talisker Club
Talisker Tower

Empire Pass is a Talisker Community and homeownership in the Tower Residence, Silver Strike Lodge, Larkspur Westside, Paintbrush, Arrowleaf, Christopher Homes, Nakoma or Flagstaff comes with the extraordinary amenities of the Talisker Club. The ski-in / ski-out Talisker Tower, access to the championship golf course at Tuhaye, Talisker Club’s exceptional cuisine,  a year-round pool and fitness center, and access to the Canyons Club at Canyons Resort are all a part of the deal.

The easiest to access from Empire Pass is the Talisker Tower. It sits at the center of the community and provides Talisker Club members with a cozy place for breakfast, lunch, and après ski entertainment. It’s at the bottom of the Silver Strike Express Lift so you can ski in and ski out, starting your day at the Tower with a continental breakfast or stopping by in the middle of the day to warm up.

Empire Pass Homes
Empire Pass Home Deer Valley

The homes in this community are striking. From this 3-bedroom, 2195 square foot condo at the Montage to this 5-bedroom, 5,538 square foot trailside home with ski prep room right at the base of the Northside Express chairlift, there are options to meet your needs.

Demand in the Deer Valley Resort® real estate market is really high right now, and Empire Pass is one of the most desirable communities.  New homes are under construction and the best single family homes and condominiums are going quickly.

The Park City real estate market is booming right now and is continuing to grow in popularity as investors move more of their money to real estate in 2014. If you’re interested an Empire Pass home, give me (Scott) a call at 435.901.4309 or email me at and find out more before prices rise with the increasing demand.

I’m also happy to answer any questions you have about other Deer Valley Resort® communities and homes. You deserve the best home