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Spring Changes in Park City

By Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties
Jun 03, 2015

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Spring has arrived in Park City and has brought with it some pretty big changes.

Vail Resorts has started its $50 million dollar improvement plan. Construction has begun on the interconnect gondola and the new Snow Hut restaurant and is proceeding apace. We are thrilled to see the astounding rate of progress and are ready to meet the change these evolutions will bring to Park City.

vail2 Construction on the new Interconnect Gondola

Canyons Resort has also opened its new golf course and is taking reservations. This new course is the latest major addition to the resort's already robust list of available amenities. Park City has become quite the golf destination and now boasts thirteen courses many of which have championship destination. The fairways are green and the weather fair--time to dust off the clubs.

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Finally, Park City's new state-of-the-art library opens June 13. We are thrilled to welcome back our much missed literary hub. The new building seamlessly integrates the beloved brick facade of the old High School building and new contemporary features. The new space will feature a coffee shop, educational offerings, communal space, and more books!

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In addition to these novel developments, Park City's usual summer offerings have begun. Be sure to check out:

Farmers Market at Canyons (Wed and Sat)

Park Silly Market on Lower Main St. (Sundays)

Deer Valley's Big Stars, Bright Nights Concert Series (Starts June 30)

Deer Valley Announces Major Expansion Plans

By Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties
Dec 15, 2014

Deer Valley hopes to connect resort to Old Town.

In a meeting with the Park City Council, Bob Wheaton, the President and General Manager of Deer Valley Resort, shared Deer Valley's plan to dramatically increase their ski terrain with eight new lifts, which will serve approximately 1,000 acres of new runs. Wheaton also discussed the Berkshire Hathaway Utah Properties listed development at Mayflower (above the Jordanelle) and expanded residential communities in and around the resort. Most exciting, Wheaton confirmed that Deer Valley intends to try to connect the resort directly to Old Town via a Gondola System.

There are two options, the first option involves two connected gondolas; the second option would involve a single gondola running between Silver Lake Village and Old Town. In addition to providing visitors and locals easy access to the resort, city council members believe this plan will help reduce Park City's traffic.

Wheaton relayed that these expansion plans could begin as early as next summer, but that cost (particularly with regards to the gondola) was an issue, and the resort would be cautious. There are also proposed improvements to the parking lots at Snow Park.

For additional information, see the Park Record's coverage on this meeting.

All in all, it is safe to say that Park City's resorts are entering into a phase of serious growth and evolution. We look forward to seeing what the future holds and continuing to represent the real estate interests of those who share our affinity for our mountain town paradise.

Vail Commits to $50 Million in Improvements

By Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties
Dec 08, 2014

Vail Releases Details of Improvement Plan

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Today, Vail Resorts shared their action and improvement plan with regards to Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort. The plan includes more than $50 million in improvements that will take place in just one season, making it the most ambitions ski resort improvement strategy to date. The changes will create the largest ski resort in America by combining Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort. Here are some specific improvements listed in Vail's comprehensive press release:

The Interconnect Gondola. An eight-passenger, high-speed two-way gondola from the base of the existing Silverlode Lift at Park City to the Flatiron Lift at Canyons. The gondola will also have an unload at the top of Pine Cone Ridge to allow skiers and riders the opportunity to ski into Thaynes Canyons at Park City via gated ski access or to the Iron Mountain area at Canyons through new trails that will be created from Pine Cone Ridge.

Upgrade of King Con and Motherlode Lifts at Park City. The King Con  Lift will be upgraded from a four-person to a six-person, high-speed detachable chairlift. The Motherlode Lift will be upgraded from a fixed-grip triple to a four-person, high-speed detachable chairlift.

New Snow Hut Restaurant, Upgrades to Summit House Restaurant at Park City and Expansion of Red Pine Lodge Restaurant at Canyons. The plan calls for building a completely new Snow Hut restaurant at the base of the Silverlode Lift and next to the Park City terminal for the Interconnect Gondola, with 500 indoor seats and a top-of-the-line kitchen and culinary experience. The plan also includes an upgrade to the "scramble" area inside the Summit House restaurant to improve the flow of diners and increase seats. At Canyons, the Red Pine Restaurant will be renovated to accommodate an additional 250 indoor seats.

Snowmaking and Other Improvements. The plan features additional snowmaking on two trails in the Iron Mountain area of Canyons which will become increasingly central ski terrain given its proximity to the Interconnect Gondola. The plan also includes almost $5 million of "catch up" maintenance and upgrades at Park City, given the lack of spending at the resort over the past few years.

"This comprehensive capital plan for Park City and Canyons is one of the most ambitious and impactful plans undertaken at any resort in industry history, transforming the experience at both resorts and creating the largest single ski resort in the U.S. with more than 7,300 acres of skiable terrain," said Blaise Carrig, president of the mountain division for Vail Resorts. He added, "The improvements offer skiers and riders more terrain and upgraded lifts to enhance the guest experience and reduce crowding and lift lines, new and upgraded restaurants, more snowmaking and an overall ‘touching up’ of all aspects of the resorts. The plan was based on feedback from guests and the local community as well as discussions with the senior operating teams at the two resorts. We look forward to continuing to work with the county and the city and are hopeful we can bring this plan to life for the 2015-2016 ski season."

 
 
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