Park City Real Estate Blog

Park City's Farmers Market Opening This Wednesday!

By Diana
May 22, 2017

The Park City's Farmers Market is opening two weeks early this year on Wednesday May 24!  The Farmers Market normally doesn't open until June, but since many of the farmers have greenhouses they are able to open earlier this year.  Everything else about the Park City Farmers Market is remaining the same, it will be held every Wednesday at Canyons cabriolet parking from noon to 6pm, with live music provided by Rich Wyman.

This year 86 vendors are signed up but a few more could come along in the next few weeks.  Each farm that participates in the Farmers Market is personally inspected by Volker Ritzinger who runs the Market to ensure they are offering the most organic foods and products they can and to make sure they aren't using GMO's.  You can rest assured that you will get the freshest of the fresh at the Farmer's Market!  We are so excited and look forward to it every Wednesday!

Utah's Ski Resort Opening Days For Summer 2017

By Diana
May 18, 2017

While winter is still here in Utah, with 1 foot of new snow this week and Snowbird's lift still spinning on weekends, the rest of Utah's resorts are preparing for summer in the mountains. Ski-town locals know resorts are a great place in both winter and summer. The high elevation and rugged terrain combine to provide scenic hikes, fun bike rides and countless other events and activities.

Utah Ski Resort Summer Opening Days 2017

Alta Ski Area: Lifts closed for summer (Alta Lodge is open June 4 through Oct. 1)

Beaver Mountain: Open May through October

Brian Head: Open Friday through Sunday from June 23 to Sept. 10 and then re-opening on Sept. 16 for Rocktober Fest

Brighton: Lifts closed for summer

Cherry Peak Resort: Open June 17

Deer Valley Resort: Open June 16 through Sept. 4 (Plus weekends till Sept. 17)

Eagle Point Resort: Open June 17

Nordic Valley Resort: Open starting June 17

Park City Mountain: Park City Base is open May 26 through Oct. 1, and Canyons Village is open daily from June 16 to Sept. 4; and then open weekends from Sept. 5 through Oct. 1

Powder Mountain: TBD (due to snowpack)

Snowbasin Resort: Open weekends June 10 through Oct. 8

Snowbird: Open June 10 through Oct. 15

Solitude Mountain Resort: Open June 16 through Oct. 1

Sundance Mountain Resort: Open May 19 through Oct. 8

Summer time in the mountains

Park City Mountain

Opening day for the Park City Base Area is May 26 and Canyons Village area will open June 16. This summer, Park City will be offering endless summer fun for families of any age. Activities include one of the world's longest alpine slides (a 4,000-foot alpine coaster), the ZipRider and Flying Eagle Zip Lines including Zip Tour Adventures, the Bike Park, Canyons Golf Course (opens May 26) and Miniature golf on the Canyons Village side. Park City also has hundreds of miles of hiking and mountain biking terrain and activities specifically for children weighing between 30 to 100 pounds, such as the Kid's Zipline, Rope Course and Tubing.

In addition, Park City Mountain will host a series of outdoor events this summer for all ages to enjoy. The fun kicks off on June 16 with the Kids Adventure Games, an adventure challenge course designed and run especially for kids ages 6-14.

Deer Valley Resort

Deer Valley Resort is continuing its largest-ever summer investment to modernize and update its existing mountain biking/hiking trail inventory with the creation of Tsunami, an expert-level flow trail. For the third summer in a row, Deer Valley has enlisted world-renowned bike park development company Gravity Logic to help deliver the highly successful trail updates. The Tsunami trail will contain large 10-foot berms and jumps and 25-foot table-tops and step-downs. The trail begins in the meadow behind Bald Mountain at 9,000 feet and will end at Silver Lake Village at 8,100 feet. One and a half miles and 900 vertical feet of the trail will open in sections throughout the course of the summer season.

Adding to the resort's new trail offering, each Wednesday in July and August, Deer Valley Resort will extend its mountain biking playground hours to host the Twilight Ride Series with SCOTT Sports. The SCOTT Twilight Ride Series takes place from 4 to 8 p.m. on the Silver Lake Express and Sterling Express chairlifts. All Deer Valley summer operations at both Snow Park and Silver Lake Lodges will remain open for the extended Twilight Rides. Private biking lessons will be available if reserved in advance.

We are looking forward to a great summer here in Park City!

Info provided by Ski Utah

Park City's Full Moon Setting

By Diana
May 17, 2017

Craig took this photo in the early morning as the moon was setting behind the mountains, we love Park City! Photo by Craig Reece

Park City High School Ranked On Prestigious National School List

By Diana
May 15, 2017

Park City High School reentered the U.S News and World Report's annual list, which is considered one of the most prestigious national school rankings.  Park City High came in as the No. 2 school in Utah and No. 418 in the nation out of more than 22,000 schools.  A similar ranking from The Washington Post named PCHS as the most challenging school in Utah and No. 446 in the country.

According to the U.S. News and World Report's rankings, which were released last month, PCHS scored well for its percentage of students who both took Advanced Placement test (75 percent) and passed the rigorous exams (73 percent).  The school also scored well above the state averages in math and English proficiency.

Congratulations to Park City High School on this great achievement!

Park City Mother's Day Restaurant Offerings

By Diana
May 09, 2017

This Sunday is Mother's Day and Park City restaurants have a variety of offerings from a casual brunch to elegant buffets for every Mom! Lots of these restaurants fill up fast so make your Mother's Day reservations today and be a hero on Sunday, because no Mom wants to do dishes on Mother's Day!

Check out this link from the Park City Area Restaurant Association to get the details on all the yummy eats:

Park City Mother's Day Restaurant Offerings

Deer Valley Specialist Real Estate Tip Of The Week: How To Keep Your Pantry Organized

By Diana
May 08, 2017

Our Deer Valley Specialist real estate tip of the week is about how to keep that pantry organized! It seems to be one of those unwritten laws that no matter the size of your pantry, it will never seem quite big enough to neatly hold everything you want to put there. And even when you’ve put in the effort to do a thorough pantry clear-out, it inevitably devolves into its former Cheerio- and dry pasta-strewn state.

In real life, having a photo-ready pantry probably doesn’t top your to-do list — but a smartly organized one can help mornings and mealtimes run more smoothly, which benefits the whole household. Read on for simple strategies to keep the pantry chaos reined in, no fussy labels required.

Kick things off with a clean sweep. Clearing out the old, stale and unloved snack foods and staples is an important first step — but think of this as just the beginning. To help your pantry stay this way, you’ll need to follow through with smart sorting, user-friendly organizing and regularly scheduled maintenance.

Smart Sorting Divide and conquer with categories. Keeping snacks and ingredients organized by category is such a big help in the pantry; if this is the only change you make, you’ll still get big benefits. Designate a shelf (or portion of a shelf) to each category, and you’ll be able to find what you need faster. It’s as simple as that. The following categories are a good place to start, but sort in a way that makes sense for how you use your pantry:

  • Dried pasta, rice and grains
  • Oils and vinegars
  • Canned goods
  • Baking and sweet ingredients
  • Savory ingredients and spices
  • Children’s snacks and lunchbox items
  • Coffee and teas
User-Friendly Organizing Corral snacks and ingredients with easy-to-grab bins. Avoid toppling piles and make finding what you need easier by gathering frequently used items in easy-to-grab bins. The bins don’t need to be fancy, but they should be lightweight and easy to clean in case of spills (plastic works well).

Keep spice storage one-deep. Whether you store spices in a drawer or on wall-mounted shelves, aim to keep those little jars one-deep so that you can see what’s where at a glance. This serves another purpose too: When you can see what you have, you’re a lot less likely to buy duplicates — and having fewer duplicates means less clutter.

Put walls to work with vertical storage. The one-deep rule for spice storage works well for other items too: Give it a try on a blank pantry wall where there isn’t enough room for standard-depth shelves. Frequently used items (like olive oil, favorite seasonings and broths) are good bets for storing on wall shelves.

Know when to decant (and when to let it go). Smart items to decant include ingredients bought in the bulk bins, as well as items that you want to keep fresh for longer. And if you have problems with pests like ants or moths, it’s safest to keep pantry staples like sugar and flour in airtight jars. But decanting just for looks? Do it if you like to. Otherwise, keep things simple and save your energy.

Last But Not Least: Regularly Scheduled Maintenance Make mini clear-outs part of your routine. While planning what to have for dinner in the week ahead, it’s natural to take a peek in the pantry to check if you have the necessary ingredients. Take advantage of this by using the time to do a quick clearing out of used-up and stale items, and to straighten up the shelves.

*Excerpts of this blog were taken from Houzz.com

 

APEX Residences Park City Update

By Diana
Apr 25, 2017

Apex

 

 

Construction Update

Even with the 21+ feet of beautiful new snow that had fallen on Park City by the end of February, building continued on Apex. With Spring now here and the building site free of snow and mud, the site is prepared for the concrete foundation to be laid and subsequently the vertical framing. Buildings #1, #5, and #12 are the first to get foundations pending the completion of the garage structures

Current Sales Activity at Apex Residences

Apex 2

With the amazing 2016/2017 winter ski season and incredible snow fall came a lot of interest in Apex Residences. The building site with wrap-around construction fence certainly got a lot of attention from the slopes and gondola.

35 Under Contract | 28 Remaining Residences

Residences starting at $1,750,000

Learn more about Apex Residences by contacting us today!