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"Canyons Village Connect" On-Demand Ride Service has started

Posted: Mon, 26 Nov 2018 03:04:46 PST

"Canyons Village Connect" On-Demand Ride Service to Debut on November 21

Canyons Village Connect The Canyons Village Connect is a new, complimentary on-demand ride service that will begin on Wednesday, November 21, the opening day at Park City Mountain. From November 21 through closing day on April 7, 2019, this app-based pilot program will be available to guests daily within Canyons Village at Park City Mountain.

The on-demand service will be available daily from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. This service will include stops at Canyons Village Transit Hub and the existing bus stop between the Grand Summit hotel and Westgate Park City hotel, coupled with on-demand, door-to-door service throughout the Frostwood area (Waldorf Astoria, Miners Club, Wyndham Park City, Juniper Landing, Fairway Springs and Frostwood Ski & Golf Villas). Park City / Summit County Bus Transit Info There have been some bus route changes to the free transit system this year, including the Pink and Lime lines that are so important to our Canyons Village guests and employees; Pink is the only line that now services the Grand Summit / Westgate stop and Canyons Resort Drive above Canyons Village Transit Hub.

  • Guests looking to go to Historic Main Street: Pink to Electric Xpress
  • Guests looking to get to Park City Mountain Village: Pink to Lime
  • Guests looking to get to Kimball Junction: Pink, Lime or Electric Xpress
Please visit Park City Municipal’s transit page or see attached for details and messaging from Park City and Summit County


Gorgoza Park is transforming to Woodward Park City

Posted: Fri, 23 Nov 2018 02:02:54 PST

Gorgoza Park is transforming to Woodward Park City Woodward Park City recently broke ground at the former Gorgoza Park location. Woodward Park City will bring a world class facility that connects sport, community, and culture with youth inspired programming in one of the greatest outdoor regions in the world.

Woodward Park City will offer a playground for progressive sports experiences for residents of the Wasatch and destination visitors. Programming will provide sports and recreation opportunities including year round daily sessions, seasonal options, and multi-day camps.

The 125-acre campus will include day and night lift serviced snowboarding and skiing, terrain and skate parks, biking trails, tubing, and an indoor training facility for a dozen plus sports, including skateboarding, BMX, mountain biking, cheer, snowboard, and ski. The indoor training facility will be roughly 52,000 sq. ft. and built with a dedication to protecting where we love to play through sustainable investments in solar energy, a green roof, and the use of recycled materials.

Sourced from Ski Utah

Opening Day at Park City Mountain

Posted: Wed, 21 Nov 2018 17:11:47 PST

Park City Mountain is officially open for the season! Get out there for the first turns, hopefully we’ll get some more SNOW this weekend!

Winter Fireworks // Canyons Village at Park City Mountain

Posted: Wed, 21 Nov 2018 17:02:49 PST

Winter Fireworks // Canyons Village at Park City Mountain

Park City Mountain and Canyons Village have exciting new firework shows for the upcoming season. Beginning with the Holiday Tree Lighting and Fireworks event this Friday, November 23, there will be nine free fireworks displays this winter. There will be a new series entitled “First Friday Fireworks” that will take place on the first Friday of each month; additionally, there will be fireworks displays on New Year’s Eve, Presidents’ Weekend and two during the 2019 FIS World Championships. All fireworks will take place on Willow Draw Road as they have in the past.

Friday, November 23: Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

  • Live holiday music, crafts, hot cocoa, photos with Santa, lighting of Christmas tree
  • Fireworks: 5:55pm, approximately 5 minutes long
Friday, December 7: First Friday Fireworks
  • Fireworks: 5:00pm, approximately 5 minutes long
Monday, December 31: New Year’s Eve Celebration
  • Annual party with live music on Village Stage
  • Fireworks: 7:30pm, approximately 10 minutes long
Friday, January 4: First Friday Fireworks
  • Fireworks: 5:30pm, approximately 5 minutes long
Friday, February 1: First Friday Fireworks
  • Fireworks: 6:00pm, approximately 5 minutes long
Saturday, February 2: 2019 FIS World Championships // Opening Ceremonies + Big Air Skiing
  • Parade of Nations, live music, activities, Big Air Skiing (night)
  • Fireworks: 9:45pm, approximately 6-8 minutes long
Tuesday, February 5: 2019 FIS World Championships // Big Air Snowboarding
  • Live music, activities, Big Air Snowboarding (night)
  • Fireworks: 9:00pm, approximately 6-8 minutes long
Saturday, February 16: Presidents’ Weekend
  • Fireworks: 6:00pm, approximately 5 minutes long
Friday, March 1: First Friday Fireworks
  • Fireworks: 6:30pm, approximately 5 minutes long

Park City overwhelmingly approves acquisition of Treasure

Posted: Wed, 07 Nov 2018 14:41:37 PST

In a Momentous Vote ?Park City Overwhelmingly Approves the Acquisition of Treasure

Park City voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a $48 million ballot measure that will fund most of the cost of the acquisition of the Treasure land in a conservation deal, ending more than three decades of uncertainty about the acreage overlooking Old Town along the route of the Town Lift.

According to preliminary totals released on Tuesday night, 2,839 people, or 77 percent, voted in favor of the measure, while 836, or 33 percent, cast nay votes. The voters approved the bulk of the funding needed for the $64 million acquisition of Treasure, as well as a contribution of up to $3 million for an unrelated conservation deal in Thaynes Canyon.

The approval will allow City Hall to finalize the acquisition of the land from the Treasure partnership, consisting of the Sweeney family and a firm called Park City II, LLC. The partnership had spent years in discussions with the Park City Planning Commission about a development proposal encompassing approximately 1 million square feet.

Pat Sweeney, who represented his family in the discussions about the development proposal, said on Tuesday night he is pleased with the result. “They created the opportunity for the citizens to decide the fate of our property. They negotiated an acceptable situation for us,” he said, adding, “The citizens had a chance to make the decision and we’re happy with their decision. I think it’s a fine way for Treasure Hill to turn out.”

Support of the ballot measure was well organized and drew people from across Park City. An opposition movement appeared late during the election season but was unable to sway the campaign.

City Hall projects the property tax increase approved through Tuesday's successful vote will be $194 annually on an $800,000 residence classified as a primary home. The increase is predicted to be $353 each year on a vacation home or a commercial property. The bond will repaid over a term of 15 annual payments.

The results did not include ballots cast in person on Tuesday, ballots placed in drop boxes after 3 p.m. on Election Day or ballots postmarked by Nov. 5 that had not arrived to the county clerk. Summit County Clerk Kent Jones said updated results that factor in those ballots will be released Friday.

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Quick Ways to Build Equity

Posted: Sun, 04 Nov 2018 17:02:08 PST

Equity is the percentage of market value that you own in your home. Your lender owns the rest, so your goal should be to pay the lender’s share (the principal) down and build your share (equity) up.

You don’t need to go to extreme lengths to pay down your mortgage. Just follow these few easy tips:

  1. Buy wisely. Buy as much home as you can without straining your resources, so you can occupy your home longer. Moving and closing costs eat away equity.
  2. Pay a little extra. Pay a little more every month toward reducing your principal. Use bonuses or cash back on your credit cards to apply to your mortgage. Making one extra payment a year could shorten your loan payoff by as much as four years, saving you thousands of dollars in interest.
  3. Pay off other debts. Don’t incur new debt. Spend less on automobiles, dinners out and other expenses. Pay off credit cards and student loans as quickly as you can, so you’ll have more money available to pay toward your mortgage.
  4. Make improvements. Keeping your home repaired and updated helps you preserve equity by making market value higher.
  5. Let time work for you. Think of your home as a savings account where the money you put in can be retrieved one day – with interest. Historically, homes have increased in value as much as three percent a year in normal markets, which is a great way to build instant equity.

This is your guide to early season skiing in Park City

Posted: Tue, 30 Oct 2018 01:09:58 PDT

Everything you need to know about visiting Park City before the holiday rush.

By Michaela Wagner 10/22/2018 at 10:13am

Opening day 2017 at Park City Mountain

The air is getting nippy, the mountains are tipped in snow, and you keep glancing at your skis, wondering when you’ll first get to strap in. If you can’t wait to get back on the mountain, you’re probably looking  at booking a ski/snowboard trip as soon as the resorts open, knowing full well early season can be hit-or-miss if your primary goal is getting in those turns on the slopes. Sometimes Mother Nature sends us foot after foot of fresh powder and, other times, the resort snowmaking teams have to pick up the slack. Although the weather looks promising, if you’re planning on coming to Park City for early season skiing and snowboarding, it’s best to expect a limited number of runs to be open and variable conditions. That said, there are still dozens of ways to fill your days while in town and we guarantee you’ll have a great time, even if you aren’t knee deep in powder. Here’s what  you need to know about early season in Park City.

Advantages of Early Season

Sure, you won’t have the maximum amount of terrain available on the mountain, but you also won’t have to deal with exorbitant lodging rates or crowded lift lines. For beginner level skiers and riders, early season is as good a time as any to learn because you’d be spending most of your time on beginner runs regardless of how much snow is on the mountain. Plus, if you start practicing early season, you can come back for more! Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a newbie, the first 30 days is also the perfect opportunity to get your legs back in shape. Unless you’ve been doing some pre-season, dry land training, don’t be surprised if you need a post-ski massage or extra long soak in the hot tub!

Reservations are a must during the holiday season and busy weekends for anyone wishing to experience Park City’s world class dining scene. It’s far easier to snag a table at popular joints around town and at the resorts when you come during the mellower early season. So you’re free to sample all of Park City’s most iconic dishesno problem.

Opening dates for the 2018-2019 season are November 21 for Park City Mountainand December 8 for Deer Valley ResortNote: opening dates are subject to change depending on snow/weather conditions. 

Off-Slope Activities for Early Season

Once you’ve gotten a few runs in on the mountain, here are few other ideas to get you started on planning the ultimate early season vacation.

Explore the Extensive Trail System

Park City is home to an extensive trail system, including over 50 kms of groomed winter trails. Depending on the weather and trail conditions, you may choose to go hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or fat tire biking. Before heading out, make sure you check out the current conditions. Great sources for up-to-date trail information include Mountain Trails Foundation and Basin Recreation.

Family Adventure Time at Utah Olympic Park

No matter the time of year, the Utah Olympic Park is a great place to spend a full or half-day if you’re looking for something interesting for all ages. Spend the day exploring their adventure courses, the Drop-Tower, and museum. Throughout the winter season, the UOP typically hosts a number of sporting events that are open to the public. Already on the docket for this year is the IBSF North American Cup (Nov. 18-21) and FIL Junior Luge World Cup (Dec. 5-8).

Horse Play

A number of local outfitters (Red Pine Adventures, Rocky Mountain Outfitters, Blue Sky Ranch) let you add a little western flair to you visit by saddling up for a cozy winter ride in the dazzling natural surroundings. But trail rides aren’t the only way to get in some horse play, you can also tap into a number of unique equine adventures with Park City Horse Experience, from horse meditation circles to family activities.

Namaste in a geothermal crater

Ditch the yoga studio and find your center with Park City Yoga Adventures. While there are a number of options to choose from, including hiking and snowshoeing paired with yoga sessions, the most interesting experience is paddleboard yoga inside the Homestead Crater, where the turquoise blue waters stay a balmy 95-degrees year round.

Rock On

Peak climbing season in Utah, which boasts some truly epic routes for craggers, is the summer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a taste even in winter. Test your skills at the local climbing gym, The Mine Bouldering Gym (1764 Uinta Way, Suite G1), or bring your kids to the Swaner EcoCenter where they can scramble up the indoor climbing wall.

Improve your angling skills with fly fishing

Fly fishing is one of the few activities that can be enjoyed year round in Park City and, during winters, it’s a peaceful way to enjoy a bit of solitude in the mountains. We recommend booking a trip with a local guide (All Seasons Adventures or Park City Fly Fishing), who can show you where the fish bite best.

Check Out Local Exhibits

While Park City isn’t home to any major museums, there’s a little something to suite everyone’s taste. Take the kids out to the Swaner EcoCenter to explore the Art and Science of Arachnids (through Dec. 9) or experience ski-flying in the new interactive exhibit at the Alf Engen Museum. Art enthusiasts will find galleries galore to choose from and, if you’re in town at the right time you can join in the monthly Park City Gallery Association’s Last Friday Gallery Stroll (Nov. 30).


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Mayflower Mountain Resort Update

Posted: Mon, 29 Oct 2018 01:03:22 PDT

Wasatch County approves major development tied to Deer Valley

Jay Hamburger  |
September 18, 2018

Wasatch County leaders recently approved plans for a major development envisioned to someday become an eastern portal of Deer Valley Resort, a project seen as a possibility for decades and one that, in sheer numbers, is audacious even in an area where the resort industry continues to boom.

The Wasatch County Council in late August approved an overall plan for the land known as Mayflower. The 940 acres are located on the Deer Valley side of U.S. 40 south of the Mayflower exit, stretching from close to the Jordanelle Reservoir to the slopes. Significant development has long been contemplated at the location, but the prospects became more likely with the 2017 sale of the land to a New York City firm called Extell Development Company. Two firms under the corporate umbrella of Netherlands-based Stichting Mayflower sold the land.

The Wasatch County approval involved:

• 1,498 equivalent residential units, allowing a mixture of houses, hotel rooms and condominiums. The precise breakdown will not be known until detailed plans are presented.

• 410 hotel units

• a hotel that will be developed for the benefit of members of the military

• 250,000 square feet of commercial or retail space

• a 68,000-square-foot recreation center

• 95,000 square feet of housing for the workforce

The project also calls for an expansion of Deer Valley skiing infrastructure. The resort says six new lifts are planned as part of the project, which is anticipated to expand the skiing terrain by approximately 900 acres. The terrain is expected to include upward of 200 acres of runs with the remainder planned as glade skiing.

Wasatch County sees the project, referred to in county planning documents as Mayflower Mountain Resort, as another Deer Valley base area. It is designed as a resort village, the documents say.

"This is the largest project we've had to date and most likely the largest we'll ever have," said Doug Smith, the planning director in Wasatch County.

Smith said it could take up to 40 years for the development to be fully constructed. He said detailed designs will be reviewed later. The design calls for nearly two-thirds of the land to be set aside as open space.

Smith said Mayflower Mountain Resort will be designed to be pedestrian friendly and with transit options. The Planning Commission in Wasatch County spent time on issues like traffic, vehicle access to the location and the idea of constructing residential units on hillsides, he said. The plans call for a "compact" overall development, he said.

Smith said the project is anticipated to be a "huge economic boom" for Wasatch County. A Wasatch County report recognizes the potential economic impacts.

"The opportunity for summer activities and skiing in the winter is hoped to provide high occupancy rates year round. Not many resort developments offer a 45 minute drive from an international airport with a State park reservoir within close proximity to the number 1 or 2 ranked ski resort in the country," the report says.

The report outlines that a Resort Village planned in Mayflower Mountain Resort will have a five-star hotel and a four-star hotel as well as a conference center of 40,000 square feet. Development within the Resort Village is designed to be within a radius of 1,200 feet from the center, the report says, something that Wasatch County says promotes the pedestrian friendliness.

The Resort Village is also designed to have a ski beach, a promenade and an ice-skating rink or another feature that will draw people, according to the report. The report also discusses trail development that could connect Deer Valley, Park City, the Deer Crest area of Deer Valley and Wasatch Mountain State Park.

The overall Mayflower Mountain Resort involves 3,471 parking spots between surface lots and garages. Of those spots, upward of 1,200 will be designed to serve skiers at the resort for the day.

Developers over time have shifted their attention to the periphery of Park City as the number of significant parcels of land within the city dwindled. Outlying acreage in Summit County and Wasatch County has been of interest for more than a decade as developers sought locations close to the mountain resorts. It is rare, though, for a tract of land to enjoy a location like Mayflower Mountain Resort.

Deer Valley Resort President and Chief Operating Officer Bob Wheaton praised the efforts, saying the project is well planned and the developer is "top notch." He said the Jordanelle Express Gondola, located on the Wasatch County side of the resort, is successful and the skiing infrastructure planned as part of Mayflower would "certainly enhance that." Wheaton also said a project could cut traffic headed into Park City by providing an alternative access to the resort.

Winterize Your Home

Posted: Fri, 26 Oct 2018 02:01:26 PDT

Winterizing your home is one of the best ways to get comfortable and save energy costs. It’s not too late to get a few projects done before the holidays, so here’s a short weekend list of to-dos to help you.

Check the furnace. Typically, a heating system has a heat/cooling source, distribution system, and thermostat, so there is plenty of room for error. Make sure that your system is properly inspected and cleaned and has fresh filters according to maintenance directions. Call a master certified plumber to look for potential dangers such as carbon monoxide leaks.

Check detectors. Since you’ll be indoors more, it makes sense to also check smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. According, smoke detectors with a UL rating have a useful life of 10 years so don’t just push the button to see if it’s working. Stick a real flame source, such as a candle or a match, to see if the detector can actually pick up on the smoke being emitted.

Check insulation. Energy leaks put a hole in your wallet, so do your best to identify and seal all leaks in your ceiling/attic and cracks in or around your windows and doors. A quick way to check if you have enough insulation is to go into your attic and look at your rafters-if you can see ceiling joists you can add some more insulation. Though this will be an expensive process, your heating costs will drop right away.