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Explore 5 Dream Ski Homes in Park City

615 Woodside  Park City

615 Woodside


6300 sq ft

11 bed, 12 bath

A gorgeous, historic Park City ski home—this 6300 sq ft gem is a dream ski home for large families. With bunks for the kids and grandkids, this 11 bedroom, 12 bathroom home has enough space for everyone. It’s a short walk to PCMR’s Town Lift in the morning and you can ski directly home at the end of the day.


Right in the heart of Park City on Woodside avenue, the boutiques and restaurants of Historic Main Street are just around the block. Anyone who doesn’t want to ski can spend their days shopping, looking at art, or enjoying the spa. With plenty of entertainment options for every generation, no one will be bored here.

Exclusive Skier’s Paradise

40 Red Cloud

40 Red Cloud


9693 sq ft

8 bed, 8 bath

This 9693 sq ft home is one of only 30 home sites along the Blue Bell ski run in the exclusive Red Cloud community at the top of Deer Valley Resort®. The Northside Express lift, one of the best on the mountain, is a short way down the slope from your door. Don’t miss breakfast at the Talisker Tower Club before the lifts open—full Talisker membership and amenities are included with this home.
40 Red Cloud Theater Room

Get everyone ready in the ski prep room and head out the door for first tracks in the best snow on the mountain. The Northside Express lift is in the north-facing trees where snow stays fresh for days after a storm. After a full day exploring Deer Valley and its amazing lodges, ski home and and relax. Start by entertaining guests with your full bar, game room, and wine cellar—with appetizers or a full meal prepared in the gourmet kitchen. Then, end your day with a relaxing movie in the home theater.

Ski-in/Ski-out Aprés Experience


3130 Royal #5


3250 sq ft

4 bed, 5 bath

20 feet from Deer Valley corduroy, this home is one of the best locations in town. It sits on the Success Ski run and enjoys 270 views of the resort. Remodeled in 2011, this immaculate 3250 sq ft home is in a ski-in/ski-out spot that offers one of the best aprés experiences at Deer Valley®.


Invite your friends to ski over any time of the day and BBQ on the huge deck. While everyone enjoys the 8-person hot tub and views of the resort, others can warm up by one 4 woodburning fireplaces inside the home. Once the resort closes, it’s just a few minute drive to historic Main Street for dinner and live music.


Idyllic Family Retreat

1 Northside


7500 sq ft

5 bed, 8 bath

Seated above some of the best skiing at Deer Valley®, this home is an idyllic retreat for family and friends. Surrounded by pristine forest full of wildlife, the ski run is right out your door.  As soon as you can wake up, have your morning coffee or tea, and get ready in your fully equipped ski room, you can start skiing.


Begin the day with blue and green runs that the skiers of any level will love(with more snow & challenges hiding in the tree runs). As a Talisker member, you’ll enjoy many amenities on the slopes—like lunch at the Tower Club. Whenever you get tired or too cold, retire to your home and light up the majestic fireplace at the center of your great room. Soak in the floor-to-ceiling views of the mountain while the kids play in the lower level family room. After dinner in the great hall, unwind in your hot tub and get ready for another day on the slopes.



Escape Park City: A Breathtaking Weekend in Zion National Park

Zion_angels_landing_viewSometimes you need to escape Park City for a long weekend and Zion National Park is a breathtaking natural wonder within easy reach. When spring weather starts to creep into Park City, you’ll find sublime 70 degree days waiting for you in Zion’s towering canyons.

It’s only a 5-hour drive from Park City to some of the world’s best hiking, canyoneering, backpacking, horseback riding, climbing, and fly fishing in Zion. You could even take a 1-hour flight from Salt Lake City International to St. George’s municipal airport and make a short drive by rental car.

The park is located just outside the town of Springdale and you won’t even have to rough it (unless you want to). Stay on a luxurious ranch just outside the park, in a full-service spa, or experience one of the most unique lodges in the country—Zion Lodge—in the center of the park. Once you’re there, you can easily spend 2-3 days exploring the wonders of Zion.

Here’s some helpful info on Zion National Park, my favorite places to stay, and details on the hikes and natural wonders inside of Zion.


Springdale UTah

Named one of the 20 prettiest towns in the United States by Forbes Traveler, Springdale is the gateway to Zion. With fantastic dining, art galleries, and full-service spas it even provides plenty of entertainment for anyone who simply wants to gaze at the wilderness from the hot tub.

Surrounded by the towering sandstone walls of Zion, it’s a quick transition from town to an adventure of a lifetime. You can easily spend the day hiking or horseback riding through the Wild West and be back for dinner and a massage before bed.

Where to Stay


Zion might be in the desert but it’s an international destination and there are many comfortable lodging options. Finding Wi-Fi access and amenities that rival Park City are easy. If you’re looking for the most unique experiences in the area, these are my three favorite places to stay.

Zion Mountain Ranch: Slow down and reconnect with nature at this premier Zion resort. With everything from private cabins for couples to a luxurious 3,000 square foot lodge with a private massage room and sauna, the ranch has plenty of options. The Buffalo Grill, is their delicious farm-to-table experience that changes with the season and guided horseback tours leave right from the ranch.

Flanigan’s Inn: With a full-service spa, yoga, pilates, and meditation, this is the best place in Zion to balance mind, body, and spirit. Flanigan’s has options from standard rooms to a 1,450 square foot private villa with a fully equipped kitchen. With a casual american bistro, Spotted Dog Cafe, serving gourmet dinners, the only reason you’ll have to leave is to adventure in the park.

Zion Lodge: The only place to stay inside the boundaries of Zion National Park, Zion Lodge makes it possible to roll out of bed and step onto the trails. Its 76 hotel rooms, six suites, and 40 historic cabins are one of the most unique ways to experience the park. Red Rock Grill and the Castle Dome Cafe offer great dining options for the whole family. Remember to make reservations for dinner.

Zion National Park

Utah’s first national park is home to 229 square miles of mysterious slot canyons, hanging gardens, towering sandstone cliffs, and myriad wildlife. You can spend days exploring Main Canyon or plan the backpacking trip of a lifetime through The Narrows. If you’re exploring for a weekend, there are plenty of short and long hikes to satisfy your need for adventure.

Bring plenty of water with you whenever you go for a hike. This environment is dry and unforgiving and staying hydrated will make your whole trip more enjoyable. Some of the hikes, like Angel’s Landing, require 2-3 liters of water and plenty of calories per person, so plan accordingly. A day pack to carry sunscreen, lunch, cameras, and anything else you might need is ideal for everyday use.

Read and follow the park’s safety guidelines and ask park rangers if you have any questions. Even though you’re in a national park, it’s wild country.

Easy Hikes in Zion

These hikes can be done in an hour or less and are great opportunities to get up close to some breathtaking arches.

Lower Emerald Pools: 1.2 miles round trip. This is a beautiful and easy hike that winds along the Virgin River and takes you to magical hanging gardens. It’ll take you an hour or less, depending on how fast you go.

The Grotto Trail:  1 mile round trip. This easy hike connects the Zion Lodge to The Grotto and takes 30 minutes—you can always add Lower Emerald Pools or Kayenta Trail for a longer, 2.5-mile loop.

Archeology Trail: 0.4 miles round trip. This trail is short, but steep and takes you to the outlines of some prehistoric buildings. Lined with trailside exhibits, this is an easy, 30 minute- hike from the visitor center.

Challenging Hikes

These longer hikes require an adventurous spirit, lots of water, sunscreen, and knowledge of weather conditions—but they’re worth it.

Watchman Trail: This 2.7-mile round trip hike takes about two hours and is worth the view at the end. With moderate drop-offs along the trail, you’ll have to be careful, but it’s nowhere near as exposed as hikes like Angel’s landing. At the end, you’re greeted with a breathtaking view of the Towers of the Virgin and lower Zion Canyon.

Angel’s Landing: A strenuous 4.8-mile round trip hike that can take 3-6 hours. This is the premier hike in the canyon but it’s not for anyone with a fear of heights, a tendency to lose their balance, or kids who run around out of control. There are long drop-offs along the trail. The last 500 feet of the hike follows a narrow spine of rock lined with plenty of chains and guardrails to keep you safe, but a fall here can easily have fatal consequences. Angel’s Landing is steep, with 1,500 feet of elevation gain. There is little shade along the trail. Bring plenty of water and pack a lunch to eat at the top.

Bottom of The Narrows (Temple of Sinawava): This is a 9.4-mile hike that leads to the bottom of one of the most amazing sights in the world. The Narrows is a stunning canyon with walls that tower for hundreds of feet into the sky. This is an 8-hour hike that requires plenty of water and food. You’ll end up in the river that carves the canyon so wear appropriate footwear, check the weather, and know what you’re getting yourself into.

Other Activities

Hiking is a popular activity in the park but there are plenty of others and here are some of my favorites.

Canyoneering: Up for a life-changing adventure? A full day with Zion Rock Guides will have you rappelling 180 feet into gorgeous slot canyons, swimming through pills of water, and down-climbing obstacles.

Fly Fishing: Fremont River Guides will show you where to fish, know what flies to use, and save you a lifetime of learning so you can catch fish away from the crowds.

Horseback Riding: A wonderful way to spend the day exploring with the family, Canyon Rides, will guide you through the wonders of Zion for an hour or half a day.

Zion National Park is just one of the many places to escape to from Park City. It’s one of the most beautiful and the most popular. Make sure you book your lodging before you leave because town can fill up quickly.

If you have any questions about the area, other places to stay, or other activities give me (Scott) a call at 435.901.4309 or email me at and I’ll be happy to help you.




Get A Great Pinebrook Home Before It Hits the MLS

Recently, I listed a home in Lower Pinebrook that has yet to hit the market, here is a great open

The home is a little over 4000 square feet with 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, flat driveway,  large lower level, and many more great features. The current owners have landscaped the entire property so you have a very colorful and inviting yard in the summertime. This home is a great opportunity in the Boothill area of Pinebrook, and a great family neighborhood. You will enjoy being very close to shopping, restaurants, schools, and very quick commute to Salt Lake City or Main Street, and the ski resorts.

Currently, I do not have photos as the sellers are prepping the home for sale, listing it at a very realistic price. If you wish to inquire about this home before it hits the open market, please call me at 435.901.4309


Park City Market Statistics Just A Click Away

A new feature on my website is the interactive Park City Market Update Page

This tool is a very easy to use interface that pulls data directly from the mls on a quarterly basis, allowing you to research Park City Market Segments very easily. You can select a property type, Single Family, Condominium, or Vacant Land, and then just pick which area you would like to view statistics for. The data provides a historical view back to 2010.

Click Here For Park City Market Statistics

As always, if you need more specific data on any area, or period of time, price range, etc., please just contact me, and I would be happy to provide it to you.

Here is a screenshot of how the data is presented to you.

Park City Market Report



Increase Your Real Estate Listing Views With One Simple Trick!

How many times have we heard pricing described as $99.99, 999.99, or $1,999,990? Its all over the place, and we have all grown up being bombarded with the psychology of being told $999.99 is LESS that $1,000.00

In today’s world, almost every real estate showing starts out with an online search, to be followed up a visit to the property, should the online tour past muster.

In a sampling of all currently listed homes in the Park City Limits, there are 127 homes on the market, and I found 26 listings priced with what I call the “just under” strategy.  There is one in particular that is listed at $899,999,  juuuuust under $900,000!

My point is that in todays world, the major property search portals, examples being Zillow, Trulia, and the New York Times, all use drop down lists for pricing.

In the examples below, I selected the minimum price in the drop down menu on all three sites, and they all offer the same choice.  $100,000, 200,000, $1 Million, $2 Million, etc.

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In all three of these examples, our subject property listed at $899,999 was on MLS. If a buyer selects a price range of $900,000 and up, our subject property would not be visible to a buyer! It would only be seen if a buyer had selected up to $900,000!

So, by pricing the property at $900,000 instead of $899,999, you will be shown in a search with $900,000 as the maximum price, AND a search when $900,000 is the minimum price!

When we discuss listing your property for sale, lets focus on an even number to maximize your page views, and increasing the number of buyers viewing your home!

Call me or email me today if you have any questions, and I hope you enjoyed the short video.

Scott Maizlish


50 Million Dollar Park City and Canyons Link Revealed


This is what Park City NEEDS!!! For years, the epic terrain off of Motherlode Chair has been seldom skied due to the old fixed grip 3 person chair. Honestly, you would feel yourself grow older on this chair! With the high speed 8 pax chair connecting Canyons Resort and Park City Mountain Resort, along with a new restaurant, Park City will continue to become the top skier destination in North America.

Park City Mountain resort has been neglected for too many years, and I am personally excited to see Vail come in and maximize the potential of the terrain. PRAY FOR SNOW!!!

Read more here.


What You Need to Know About Park City Ski Resort 2014 Opening Days

B2u5ayAIMAAveyzThe whole country is freezing and Park City’s ski resorts are prepping for their 2014 season opening days. Our last storm didn’t bring as much as Lancaster, New York is getting right now, but the snow guns are blowing and more of Utah’s champagne powder is in the forecast.

PCMR opens up this Saturday Nov. 22nd, Canyons the following Friday Nov. 28th, and Deer Valley Resort® opens Saturday Dec 6th. Now that Vail operates PCMR and Canyons, you can attend both if you have your Epic Pass. It’s only available until November 23rd, so make sure you get yours if you want one.

If you have the Epic Local Pass, Canyons opening day is blacked out Friday and Saturday (Sunday is fair game) because it’s a holiday weekend, but you can ski or snowboard at PCMR if you want to get some turns in and warm up your legs.

Here are the Park City resorts and what you need to know about their 2014 opening days.



Park City Mountain Resort

2014 Opening Day: Saturday, November 22nd

1383865_10152516295594226_691324454911259446_nThe lifts start spinning at 9:00 a.m. Park City Mountain Resort this Saturday and it looks like a solid snowstorm will show up for 2014 opening day. There will be no night skiing until December 26th, so don’t plan on that. They aren’t sure which runs will be open, but you can expect a typical small opening of a few runs, like you get at most resorts. Last chair is at 4:00 p.m.

New this season, is the ability for Epic Pass holders to ski and snowboard at PCMR. This is sure to increase the crowd so make sure to get here early so that you can find parking. There are Facebook rumors about free PCMR swag being handed out on opening day (t-shirts, beanies, etc.) confirmed by their social media team so be on the look-out. They didn’t say which specific items they’d be handing out so I don’t know exactly what you can expect.

Check out the snow report and lift status here when you wake up if you want to see what lifts are open and how much new snow is on the ground.

Canyons Resort

2014 Opening Day: Friday, November 28th

10389174_10152815585307192_8411542962961052785_nCanyons 2014 opening day is the Friday after Thanksgiving and the lifts start spinning at 9:00 a.m. There’s no confirmation of what lifts will be open, but it’ll probably be Saddleback and High Meadow as usual. With a snowstorm on the way, they may be able to open Doc’s Run early, but I wouldn’t count on it. Last chair is at 4:00 p.m.

If you have the normal Epic Pass you’re free to ski or snowboard on Friday and Saturday. Epic Local pass holders need to remember that their passes are blacked out on Friday and Saturday because it’s a busy holiday weekend—but you’re free to ride on Sunday.

Wake up early to check out the Canyons snow and weather report page for snowfall and lift status.


Deer Valley Resort®

2014 Opening Day: Saturday, December 6th

560205_10152445943338314_483992767159929452_nDeer Valley Resort® has a big 2014 opening day planned on Saturday, December 6th. The lifts start up at 9:00 a.m. and their 23rd Annual Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest, benefiting Waterkeeper Alliance kicks off at 10:30 a.m. Festivities include a Pro-Am race with celebrities, olympians, and sponsors carving the slopes at noon on Birdseye ski run near Silver Lake. Last chair is at 4:15 p.m.

You can find out more about the Celebrity Skifest events here. There’s a chance they’ll sell out of lift tickets because of this special event on opening day and an early season number of available runs, so be sure to get your guaranteed passes here.

Find out how much snow has fallen, if there is any new snow, and what lifts are open right here


If you have any questions about opening day at any of the resorts, don’t hesitate to ask. Give me (Scott) a call at 435.901.4309 or email me at, I’d love to help however I can.



Two Great Cabins For Sale In Promontory with Big Incentives!

It’s Been a while since I blogged about some great properties, so here are two Trappers Cabins that allow nightly rentals.

There are some great developer incentives for you to take advantage of, especially on these two trapper cabins.
promontory cabin Promontory Cabin For Sale

Promontory has already outsold there 2013 number and the future continues to look bright out there. The Nicklaus Clubhouse is under construction, and there are endless amenities for you to enjoy if you invest in Promontory.One will be completed by end of year, and the other shortly after. Each of them are 4 Bed 4 Bath Cabins with 2731 Square feet.

Here are the current Incentives:

Both will include a Full Golf Or Social membership—buyer picks.

Effective immediately, any buyer who closes by 12/31/14 on either of the theseTrapper Cabin specs (37-38)

Buyers will receive the following buyer incentive:

  • 2 years free golf dues with full golf membership
  • Or, 3 years of free membership dues with a social membership
  • There is also a $1000 F&B Club Credit if membership is activated at closing.

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Why ONE Wasatch is Good for Utah’s Economy

Ski Utah’s ONE Wasatch concept is sure to boost Utah’s economy. This 18,000 acre interconnect experience will be the only one of its kind in the North America and we can leverage that to bring in more skier days than our competitors. That means more dollars from ski- and snowboard-related spending in Utah. Nathan Rafferty, President & CEO of Ski Utah, recently talked about the concept and this is what I learned.

18,000 acres. 100 lifts. 1 pass.

One Wasatch Map

The Vision: Create the most efficient and enjoyable interconnected mountain resort ski experience in North America, recognizing watershed protection and backcountry ski terrain preservation as key elements.


Why Does ONE Wasatch Make Sense?

One Wasatch StatsCurrently, the annual impact on the Utah economy from ski and snowboard-related spending is $1.290 billion. Utah residents only account for $214 million of that. $1.079 billion of that comes from international and out of state visitors. On average, they spend $323 a day. We’re at 4.2 million skier days per year.

But, we’re still behind Colorado, California, and Vermont. Yes, Vermont.

One Wasatch Vs Others


Vermont’s advantage is that they have the whole Northeast corridor within driving distance. We have to work harder to bring people to Utah resorts. In order for us to bring more skier days in, we need an experience that no one in North America can compare to. One that easily attracts worldwide attention and generates more travel. That’s ONE Wasatch.

With this experience in our pocket, Utah can attract more of the 20 million skier days our competitors currently take in, to a tune of $323 (and growing) a skier day. We can also attract new international visitors who want an interconnect experience they haven’t been able to find in North America.

How Will ONE Wasatch Work?

First, it’s important to remember that ONE Wasatch is still in concept mode. Backcountry recreation, SLC Watershed, and individual resort experience impacts have to be measured and some hard choices have to be made. e.g. How will Alta and Solitude connect without compromising some of the best backcountry terrain in the world. How will Deer Valley Resort® limit the number of skiers on their slopes?

There is a big process ahead, but ONE Wasatch is moving forward with the full support of the seven major resorts in Utah and the new player on the block—Vail Resorts. They’re all working together to make this interconnect happens and that cooperation is what ensures this concept will turn into reality.

Right now, there are three potential connection points planned to connect Utah’s seven major Wasatch resorts— Deer Valley Resort ®, Canyons Resort, PCMR, Snowbird, Alta, Solitude, and Brighton.

All of the planned connections are also on privately held land and will be paid for with private funding. No public lands or funds have to be acquired to bring ONE Wasatch to life. But, all permits and approvals do require a public process, so the public isn’t being cut out.

What about lift ticket prices? They’ll be affordable when ONE Wasatch is complete because it doesn’t make sense if they’re not. We can’t compete if the price makes other destinations more appealing.

What About The Environmental Impact?

One Wastach

Protecting the Watershed and Environment and key elements of the ONE Wasatch vision. Without that, this isn’t a sustainable tourism option for Utah. No development will happen without the proper due diligence.

Also, all the ski areas and Ski Utah support the Mountain Accord, which is a multi-phase initiative to make critical decisions about the development of the central Wasatch Mountains. It’s a collaboration between public and private interests, including state and local governments, federal agencies, and business and grassroots organizations.

This means that ONE Wasatch will work with the public to preserve the environment of the central Wasatch and the integrity of Salt Lake City’s water supply while growing Utah’s developing economy.

What’s Next for ONE Wasatch?
One Wasatch Benefits

The full timeline isn’t clear right now, but Vail is already connecting PCMR to Canyons Resort on their own in 2015 which will help the concept along.


In the meantime, Ski Utah will be advocating and educating the community about the concept and its development. The public with be involved in the process as it moves forward and everyone will be informed of new developments as they come up.


If you want to talk about how ONE Wasatch will impact the Utah economy or Park City real estate market, I’d love to talk with you about it. Give me (Scott) a call at 435.901.4309 or email me at



Fly JFK to Park City & Ski Deer Valley Resort in The Afternoon

Want to know a secret? You can leave New York City from JFK International Airport at 7:00 a.m. and be skiing in Park City at Deer Valley Resort by 1 p.m. This accessibility is one of the best things about Park City. If you were skiing anywhere else you’d waste a whole day travelling. Don’t do that.

Here’s how it works.
Skiing Deer Valley

Delta has regular direct flights out of JFK that will get you to SLC International Airport by 10:30 a.m. It’s only a 47 minute drive from Salt Lake City International Airport to Deer Valley Resort. Once you land, it’ll take about 30 minutes to get your baggage, and your transportation will be waiting for you. That’ll get you to wherever you’re staying in Park City by 12 p.m. Then, you’ll have an hour to get ready and get out on the slopes

Without any delays or extreme weather (a foot of snow isn’t extreme weather here), you could even be skiing Deer Valley before 1 p.m. Just make sure you have your transportation and lift tickets reserved ahead of time to avoid messing up your day. I’ll leave getting to JFK with your skis in time for your 7:00 a.m. flight up to you. Subway, AirTran, Uber, Taxi… whatever works for you. You know New York City better than I do.

Here’s what you can do to set yourself up for an afternoon of skiing at Deer Valley. [Read more…]


5 Essential Steps to Planning Your Park City Ski Vacation

park city skiing powderYou can’t control the weather but you can take some essential steps to make your Park City ski vacation the best it can be. And, you can pick some months that are known for better snow and shorter lift lines to increase your chances of legendary days.

No matter what variations you plan, picking the right time of the year, deciding on the right resorts, finding the right place to stay, getting your lift tickets, and renting gear without a hassle are all things you can plan for long before you get here.

These are 5 essential steps I’d focus on when planning my Park City ski vacation.


1.  Picking the Right Time of Year

Picking the right time of the year to come to Park City is something lots of people don’t think about. The mountains average 350+ inches of snow by the end of the season, and it can come in any month of the year. But, there are some common patterns and some months are busier than others. December is the busiest month, thanks to the holidays, and comes with limited lodging options and bigger lift lines.

In some years we’ve had a huge base by December, but it’s not always the best skiing either—especially early in the month. It’s just an easy month for everyone to get away. January gets cold and has been bone dry for the last few seasons. But, it can still be great, and that cycle can always change and bring big storms. If you’re in town during Sundance and want to ski, no one else will be on the slopes.

Late February to early March is the sweet spot for the best skiing and the smallest crowds. Huge storms followed by mild sunny days with clear blue skies are notorious in this time slot. Spring breaks start in March, so if you want to avoid the college crowds, aim for February.


2.  Choosing your Resorts
skiing groomers park city

You don’t have to ski at one resort the whole time you’re here, but it makes a few things easier if you know where you’re going ahead of time.

First thing to remember is that Deer Valley doesn’t allow snowboarders on its lifts. So, if you have one or two in the family, they can’t go here. One of the best things about Deer Valley is that they limit lift ticket sales every day to keep the crowds thin. Their lifts could handle a lot more, but they want you to have the best experience possible.

Canyons and PCMR both allow snowboarders and have some of the best terrain in the world. Vail owning both of these resorts is a huge consideration because the Epic Pass works at both now. You may find bigger crowds at these mountains, but they both have more skiable terrain than Deer Valley so it’s easy to get away from them.

Those are the most basic, surface considerations, and I’ll be doing an in-depth resort comparison in another article.


Park City Ski Home3.  Deciding Where to Stay

This decision is a combo of preference, convenience, and budget, but once you pick your dates to visit, make your lodging reservations right away.  You have every option from luxurious experiences like the 5-Star Stein Eriksen at Deer Valley, 4-Star Waldorf Astoria, and Montage Deer Valley to ski/in-ski/out experiences like this spacious 3-Bedroom Deer Valley Condo.

Staying in a spacious home in Old Town offers ski/in-ski/out access and a quick walk to Historic Main Street’s shopping, dining, and nightlife. Or, dive right into the heart of Park City with a stay at the decadent Sky Lodge Penthouse.

Whatever you need, Park City has it. You just have to decide what kind of experience you want. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, give me a call and I’ll help you out.


family skiing4 .  Getting Ski Passes

Now that Vail owns Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort, the Epic Pass works at both and might be your best new option. If you ski in other towns near Vail Resorts around the globe, it probably is.

An adult Epic Pass is $749 if you get it by October 12th and you’ll be able to ski at PCMR & Canyons, any days you want, while you’re in town. Now, 7 days of Canyons Lift tickets, if you order early enough, is around $350 for an adult, and $175 for children (5-12), so if this is the only ski trip of the year, there are better deals. Vail will even price match for Canyons and PCMR if you find cheaper deals.

Deer Valley  limits the number of tickets they sell every day to create a more exclusive experience and you can order your lift tickets early. Holidays 12/26/2014 – 1/4/2015, and 2/13 – 2/18/2015, get more expensive and you can’t use flexible passes during these times. Paying for the guaranteed passes is the way to go


ski patrol rescue dog5.  Taking Care of Ski Rentals

Buying skis & boots makes sense if you know you like, use them enough, and have somewhere to store them all year. Buying boots and getting them custom-fitted at Surefoot is an especially great idea for anyone. Rental boots are often uncomfortable and nothing compares to a skillfully fitted pair of boots. But, you probably don’t want to lug skis on the plane.

No matter what, if you rent gear, waiting in line on a powder day is the last thing you want to do. So, don’t rent at the mountain unless you can be first in line. Use one of the handy ski  rental delivery services in Park City like Ski Butlers. You can reserve the equipment you want online, they’ll fit you and your family at your home, and they’ll come by to pick up the skis at the end of the day.

If you have any questions about planning your Park City ski vacation I’d be happy to answer them. Give me (Scott) at 435.901.4309 or email me at I’ll have plenty or more info coming on Park City resorts and things to do while you’re here on my blog and in my email newsletter.