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Hike Bike and Ski at Deer Valley Resort

Park City's resorts always work hard to extend the ski season as long as possible, and most of the major resorts keep the lifts running for skiers until at least mid-April. That doesn't mean the fun stops once the snow starts to melt. In fact, even the ski lifts keep running during the summer months. You'll just see mountain bikes dangling from people's feet, rather than skis and snowboards. Maybe a few pairs of binoculars, too, but we'll cover that later.

Deer Valley, one of Park City's most popular ski resorts, keeps the action and entertainment rolling all year round. We've got the inside scoop on what to expect this summer at Deer Valley resort, from hiking and biking to a packed schedule of special events.

Summer at Deer Valley Resort: Park City Fun for Every Season

Spend a bit of time in Park City, and you'll learn that the people here like to stay in motion regardless of the weather. All year long, you'll find visitors and residents walking Park City's Historic Main Street, traversing the trails, and exploring Utah's abundant natural beauty. Deer Valley resort does a great job making the most of every season.

  • When we say Park City has a long ski season, we mean it. In a good year, you might still find yourself on skis when the calendar flips to May. Be sure to check Deer Valley's snow report, if you're looking to wring a few more days out of this year's ski season.
  • Once the snow melts, it's time to put away your skis and dust off your mountain bike. Deer Valley's summer trail map is massive, and with summer lift service you can head straight back to the summit to enjoy your favorite trails...

Spring Has Sprung in Park City UT

Park City, UT has a well-earned reputation as a skier's paradise, but that doesn't mean the action slows down when the temperature starts to rise.  In fact, spring is one of the best times of year to experience the multitude of things to do in Park City. You still have time to hit the slopes for some springtime carving, then you get to watch Park City transform as the summer draws near. Spring is still all about enjoying the great outdoors, and the warm-weather season opens new areas of Park City for you to explore.

Whether you're into hiking, biking, or just enjoying a meal with a view, Park City has more than enough action to keep you busy when winter turns into spring.

Spring Has Sprung: Experience Park City from a New Perspective

Park City is the perfect place for people who like to stay on the move – no matter the season. There are endless trails to explore by hike, bike, or leisurely stroll, and the ski resorts always find fun ways to help locals enjoy the spring season. Spring is also the ideal time to walk Park City's Historic Main Street, which is packed with shopping, fine dining, nightlife, and plenty of culture.

  • You might be able to experience all of Park City's trails in a single spring, but you'd better start early. The city features over 150 miles of trails, with a variety of terrain suited to every ability level. There are certainly challenging trails, as well, which reward intrepid hikers with some of the best views in Utah.
  • Utah Olympic Park hosted the bobsled event during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, but you don't need ice to enjoy a ride on the Summer Comet Bobsled. Experience the actual bobsled course from the Olympics, on a specially modified bobsled that can top 60 mph. Just be sure to call ahead for...

Buying a Home in Old Town is Like Owning a Piece of History

Park City, UT is loaded with history, from the city's 30-plus year relationship with the Sundance Film Festival, to its leading role in the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. And that's just the recent past. In its early days, Park City grew from a tiny, remote town into one of the first major settlements on the way to Salt Lake City. A mining boom brought the first big wave of settlers to Park City in the 1860s, and the city's first major ski resort – Treasure Island, opened in 1963 – began Park City's transition to the cosmopolitan, ski-lover's paradise that residents enjoy today.

You'll find evidence of Park City's rich history all over the city, but the Old Town neighborhood is the place where that history really comes to life. The luxurious historic homes, vibrant museums, and diverse entertainment options of Old Town make it the perfect place to settle down in Park City.

Park City's Old Town: A Rich History, and a Bright Future

Park City is most definitely a place that recognizes and celebrates its past. Utah Olympic Park, which hosted five major events during the 2002 Winter Games, is now open to the public as a training and recreation center. The Egyptian Theatre, which opened its doors in 1926, is still one of the most popular entertainment venues in the city. The historic homes in Park City, especially those in Old Town, provide a window into each era of the city's evolution.

  • In Park City, history and entertainment go hand in hand. Historic Main Streetis like a living timeline of Park City's history, and many of Park...

Apex Residential Living in Park City UT

People fly in from all over the world to enjoy the diverse terrain, gorgeous views, and fresh powder at Park City Mountain. With Apex Residences at Park City, you don't have to worry about planning a trip – the mountain is always just outside your door. Ski in, ski out, and enjoy the vibrant local culture of Park City, UT in between. Apex Residences go above and beyond to deliver all of the amenities you expect from luxury mountainside living, along with easy access to the largest, most modern ski resort in North America.

If you've been searching for the perfect slope-side paradise in Park City, UT, you'll definitely want to take a closer look at what Apex Residences has to offer. Our team has put together a preview of what to expect from this exciting new project.

The Height of Luxury Redefined: Life in Park City's Apex Residences

Let's start with a few Park City statistics for the ski fanatics in the crowd. Park City gets an average of 360 inches of light, powdery snow per year, thanks to the area's high elevation and low humidity. A summit height of over 10,000 feet means you'll never lack for new, challenging trails to explore. And if you plan to use your Park City residence as a part-time home or vacation retreat, it's just a 30 minute ride to Salt Lake City international airport.

·         Apex Residences put you right in the center of the best that Park City has to offer. The homes are part of Canyons Village, with crystal-clear views of the mountain above and resort below.

·         When we say “ski in ski out,” we mean it. No lugging gear,...

Hey Park City - Things to Remember Before Falling in Love with a House

Love is in the air this time of year, and plenty of people are looking for a new sweetheart to call their own. Well-built, sturdy, strong financial sense, good-looking... and maybe a nice walk-in closet in the master bedroom. You know how it goes. When you're looking for love, it's got to be just right.

We've put together 10 tips to help determine whether your new home-buying crush is truly fit to be your one and only.

Remember These 10 Things Before Falling in Love with a House

Happy home-buyers balance their budgetary needs with their must-have features and aesthetic appeal. It's about falling in love with the total package, not just the home that looks nicest from the curb.

1.       Plan Ahead – Make a list of the your most important home attributes before you start shopping, and update it as needed. Your list may change as you begin to visit homes, but it helps to remember your initial goals and desires.

2.       Open Doors – Developing a “real estate crush” is actually quite common, buy it pays to keep an open mind. Don't close off other opportunities until you've made a final decision, so that you'll have desirable fallback options.

3.       Take Your Time – Don't let a lack of time to decide force you into a decision in the early part of your search. You may decide to move quickly once you're sure about a house, but you don't need to rush the process of narrowing down your list.

4.       See It Live – Online home listings are a great way to form a first impression, but the only way to know for sure is to see it in person, Make time to visit a diverse selection of homes that really catch your eye.

5.       Scout Schools – ...

Revisited: Luxury Ski and Mountain Homes: Park City, Utah

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By Susan Kime

Park City Utah’s historic roots have always been mingled with wealth. In the 1860’s, it was a boomtown, as the Wasatch Mountains above Park City yielded over $400 million in silver, and created many millionaires. But these were mining millionaires, not the starched tuxedo and formal dinner types. These were rich overnighters, and with them came bars, brawls and bordellos.

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Park City Celebrates Celluloid at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival

Around the world, there are a precious few film festivals each year that draw the attention of the entire film industry. The Sundance Film Festival, which visits Park City every winter, is one of the select events that make the list. Sundance has a reputation as a career launching pad for some of the most beloved filmmakers – and films – of our time.

The 2016 Sundance Film Festival is all set to kick off, running from January 21 to January 31, and the films are only part of the attraction. There's also a dizzying array of special events all over town, and you never know who you'll run into at Park City's Sundance parties.

Celebrate the Celluloid with Park City's Sundance Film Festival 2016

Sundance has a bit of a different flavor than some of the other major film festivals, because it finds room for all types of films. You might catch a future blockbuster, but you might also run into a weird, quirky, fun film from an unknown director who's about to become the next big thing. Some film festivals chase the trends. Sundance sets them.

·         Quentin Tarantino is a great example of Sundance's trend-setting ways. Way back in 1992, when he was relatively unknown, his film Reservoir Dogs was the talk of Sundance. 25 years later, he's regarded as one of the most popular directors of all time.

·         Sundance is a huge film festival, with 14 total categories. The U.S. Competition, World Cinema Competition, and forward-looking NEXT category – three of the most popular – ...

Five Reasons Why Buying a Park City Home Is For You

Talk to the locals, and you'll quickly learn that Park City, UT is a pretty special place. People visit from all over the world to hit the slopes, enjoy the culture, and get to know the tight-knit local community that makes it all possible. A visit to Park City so often lights a spark that can't be extinguished, and visitors frequently become neighbors when they get a taste of life in Park City.

It wasn't easy, but we've narrowed our list down to 5 of the many, many reasons that people love to call Park City, UT home. And when you're ready to launch your search of homes in Park City, contact Cheryl Fine-Whitterton for the best luxury real estate listings in the city.

5 Reasons Why You Will Love Life in Park City, Utah

When Park City pops up in the news, the story often has to do with skiing. That's no surprise, as Park City is home to some of the top-rated ski resorts in the world. Of course, the slopes are just one of many attractions. Park City offers plenty of fun, culture, and entertainment – summer included.

1.      Summer Fun – In fact, let's start with summer. The action in Park City doesn't slow down when the weather heats up, even at the ski resorts. ...

Family Fun Skiing at Park City Mountain Resort

Park City, Utah has long been a popular destination for travelers in-the-know about the best ski resorts, and for good reason. It is the home of the US Olympic Ski Team's national headquarters, and Olympic skiers can be found training in Park City year-round. The terrain, trail variety, and snow quality in Park City are simply unmatched. Park City Mountain Resort is an especially popular destination for skiers and snowboarders, with trails and activities fit for every skill level.

When you visit Park City Mountain Resort for a family vacation, you just may decide that you don't want to leave.  Contact me, Cheryl Fine-Whitterton, for more information on the beautiful luxury properties available in Park City.

Find Fun for the Whole Family at Park City Mountain Resort

The first thing you'll notice when arriving at Park City Mountain Resort is its size – more than 300 trails and 38 lifts spread over a 7,300 acre facility. The second thing you'll notice is fresh powder. It's not always snowing here, but it comes pretty close. Utah's low humidity means light, powdery snow that rates as some of the best in the world.

  • Park City Mountain Resort has grown even larger for the 2015-2016 ski season, thanks to the acquisition of nearby Canyons Resort. The two resorts are now joined by a lift, and make up the largest ski resort in North America.
  • Don't let the massive size fool you, though. Park City Mountain Resort is very much a family-focused facility.
  • Ski school classes – with the option to choose class...

Skiing, Shopping and Santa for Park City Family Fun

Dreaming of a white Christmas? You can call Park City, Utah a winter wonderland throughout the snowy season, but the locals take things to another level during the holidays. With Christmas around the corner, now is the perfect time to check in on the special events, traditions, and community spirit waiting for you in Park City this December.

We've got you covered with a list of Park City's most popular holiday events, but we should warn you – once you visit Park City for Christmas, you just might decide to stick around for many holidays to come.

You Don't Want to Miss Park City, Utah This Holiday Season

The holiday fun has already started in Park City, but you're definitely not too late to get in on the action. In fact, the best is yet to come. If you've never seen Santa ride his sleigh down a ski lift, let's just say that now would be a good time to start planning your trip to Park City.

·         Yes, Santa really does ride his sleigh down the lift, packed with gifts and goodies. The fun starts at 5 pm with hot cocoa and Christmas carols, so get there early to stake out some prime real estate for Santa's big arrival.

·         Christmas Eve is one of the best nights of the year, full of family, fun, and anticipation for the big day. Experience a Christmas Eve tradition unlike any other, with the annual Torchlight Parade on Park City Mountain. You can enjoy the unique spectacle as a spectator,...

Park City Home of the US Ski Team

Who needs the Alps, when you've got Park City, Utah? If you tuned in to the 2014 Winter Olympics, you know that the USA Ski Team has been in great form. Ted Ligety and Mikaela Shiffrin each brought home gold medals in slalom, one of the most competitive disciplines in world skiing, to continue a long run of US skiing success. And they trained to win those medals right here in Park City.

After Park City's hosting duties ended for the 2002 Winter Olympics, Utah Olympic Park was converted into a world-class training center, where weekend skiers can enjoy the same conditions as Olympic athletes. Whether you're looking to celebrate skiing history or make a bit of your own, Park City, Utah has just what you're after.

It's Always Ski Season in Park City, Utah

Park City's winter sports history dates back long before the 2002 Winter Olympics. In fact, it was one of the first skiing hot-spots in the United States. The near-constant low humidity and mountain geography in Park City leads to a steady supply of light, fluffy snow – perfect for winter sports adventures.

Whether the next Olympics is a few months or a few years away, you'll find athletes training hard in Park City. During the summer months, the US Cross Country team simply switches to roller-skiing on the Olympic cross country track.

If you want to catch the next skiing star in action, don't miss the chance to visit Utah Olympic Park. Enjoy a meal while you take in a practice session, then gear up and hit the slopes yourself.

We celebrate the history of skiing in Park City. At Olympic Park, you can also take a behind-the-scenes look at US Ski Team history with an expert guided tour.

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Extreme Experiences at Utah Olympic Park

The Olympics are one of the few global events that draw a worldwide audience of athletes, tourists, and media coverage. Park City, Utah had it's moment in the Olympic spotlight for the Winter Games of 2002, and the Utah Olympic Park was at the center of the action. In fact, it still is! Utah Olympic Park hosted everything from luge to Nordic Ski Jumping during the games, and today the park is enjoyed by locals, visitors, and prospective Olympic athletes alike.

If you like extreme winter fun – whether spectating or participating – you won't want to miss the action at Utah Olympic Park. Our team has you covered, with a sampling of the many events and opportunities waiting for you around Utah Olympic Park.

A Uniquely Utah Experience at Olympic Park in Park City

Utah Olympic Park offers something for everyone, from hands-on, extreme winter sports to delicious dining and a rich local history. Park City is also packed with its own unique local flavor, with a pioneering spirit and a major hand in growing the popularity of skiing in the United States. There's simply no better place to hit the slopes.

The Next Generation of Olympic Athletes – What happens to Olympic venues when the games are over? In Park City, our Olympic venue has become a world-class training facility for athletes of all ages. On any given day, you might catch the next Utah-based gold medal winner practicing at Olympic Park.

Open to All – There's a chance you'll rub elbows with a world-class athlete at Utah Olympic Park, but you might also bump into your friend, coworker, or maybe even your grandparents. Olympic Park features year-round training opportunities for all ages in disciplines like cross-country, bobsled, and freestyle skiing.

A Taste of History –...

Luxury Living in Park City UT - Deer Vista Real Estate

Park City’s Deer Vista community is a fusion of exciting and quaint, elegant and rugged living.  For those who want the peace and solitude of the majestic landscape, but prefer to stay close to the dynamic scene of the city, Deer Vista is an ideal opportunity.  Set minutes outside the hub of action, Deer Vista ’s locale is only a small part of its draw.

Deer Vista

Conveniently located on the North East shores of the Jordanelle Recreational Lake, Deer Vista is a gated, master-planned residential community. It is a more recent Park City real estate endeavor, and one that wholly embraces the vibe and value of the natural surroundings. The community has 103 large estate lots overlooking the lake with each set on approximately an acre of land. The project captures the beauty, tranquility, and recreational capabilities of the area. The entire scope is 400 acres with the majority of land left as open space. The neighborhood features a community park, four miles of hiking and biking trails, easy access to Jordanelle Lake, and lush landscaping. 

 What to Do in Park City, Utah

Park City, Utah has a wide variety of things to do year-round. Although it’s known as a top-ranked ski area, the activities are much broader. Beyond skiing, snowboarding, and other snow sports, Park City has a dynamic cultural scene. The historic area of Park City boasts over 20 galleries to explore. While you’re at it, learn more about the city’s rich background, and how it became the luxurious city known today. For performing arts, the Eccles Center and the Deer Valley Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater bring an exciting array of entertainment from lectures and music to dance and drama.

In Park City you’ll find shopping, dining, festivals, and events, but the biggest attraction is outdoor recreation. Because of Park City’s locale in the mountains, hiking, climbing, camping, fishing, kayaking, and more are all...

Soaking in the Scenery in Park City Utah

Plenty of big cities claim to be world famous, but few actually live up to that billing. Yet Park City, year after year, draws visitors from all over the world. Maybe it's the Sundance film festival, the striking scenes from the 2002 Winter Olympics, or the fresh powder and perfect skiing conditions. Either way, plenty of visitors end up calling this hidden gem of a city home.

 Located 30 minutes east of Salt Lake City, Park City boasts an elevation of 7,000 feet, and offers mountain living at its finest. If you're considering a move to Park City, we can help. Park City Real Estate4Sale has the home you want, in Utah's most beautiful resort city.

From the Slopes to Sundance: Making Your Home in Park City, Utah

Park City began as a mining town, and the area is packed with the history of that pioneer spirit. Spend your winters on the slopes, and block out a few days to take in the Sundance Festival, too. In the summer, you can tour historic mines, take in the area's natural beauty, and play 18 holes with views that will take your breath away. It's the best of mountain living, all in one place.

·         Travel – If you've been scouting for a mountain vacation home, look no further. Park City's close proximity to the Salt Lake City International Airport provides easy access – just 30 minutes from the tarmac to your home.

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Tips to Save Energy and Add Value

When it comes to energy efficiency, look for smart features and expertise to help you save energy and money and add value to your home.

1. Begin with a Right-Sized Home.

If the home you buy is simply too large for you or your family’s needs or plans, you stand a good chance of wasting energy through excessive heating and cooling costs. If it’s too small, you’ll feel cramped and uncomfortable. It’s a big investment, so seek balance and buy it “right” from the outset. 

2. Purchase Energy Star Appliances Such as Your TV, Dishwasher, Washer and Dryer, and Microwave.

And especially the refrigerator, as it alone contributes about 10 percent of the energy use in a home. Also, unplug electronics not in use or turn off power strips to avoid phantom charges. 

3. Install Efficient Lighting Such as Compact Fluorescent (CLF) or LED Bulbs in Every Fixture.

Lighting accounts for about 6 percent of an energy bill each year.

4. Get an Energy Audit and Have Tests Performed to Identify Ways of Improving Your Efficiency.

You can always upgrade your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system as well as your thermal envelope, which includes insulation, windows, and doors  and the seals or weather stripping around them. Visit energy.gov/energytips for more tips.

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