The Gardner Report – Park City – 2020 First Quarter

We are excited to introduce the Gardner Report to Park City, Utah! The following analysis of select neighborhoods in the Park City real estate market is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about the housing market in your area, please don’t hesitate to contact your Windermere agent. 

 

A MESSAGE FROM MATTHEW GARDNER

Needless to say, any discussion about the U.S. economy, state economy, or housing markets in the first quarter of this year is almost meaningless given events surrounding the COVID-19 virus.

Although you will see below data regarding housing activity in the region, many markets came close to halting transactions in March and many remain in some level of paralysis. As such, drawing conclusions from the data is almost a futile effort. I would say, though, it is my belief that the national and state housing markets were in good shape before the virus hit and will be in good shape again, once we come out on the other side. In a similar fashion, I anticipate the national and regional economies will start to thaw, and that many of the jobs lost will return with relative speed. Of course, all of these statements are wholly dependent on the country seeing a peak in new infections in the relatively near future. I stand by my contention that the housing market will survive the current economic crisis and it is likely we will resume a more normalized pattern of home sales in the second half of the year.

 

HOME SALES
  • In the first quarter of 2020, 170 homes sold, an increase of 18.9% over the first quarter of 2019.
  • Sales were a mixed bag, with increases in eight neighborhoods, sales static in three, and dropping in seven. There was double-digit growth in sales in several areas. However, as the market areas in this report are all relatively small, significant swings in either direction are not unexpected.
  • The growth in sales came as inventory levels fell by a very significant 70% from a year ago. This can likely be attributed to COVID-19. Second quarter data will confirm or refute this thesis.
  • Pending home sales dropped 40% compared to the first quarter of 2019. Again, this is likely due to COVID-19.

 

 

HOME PRICES
  • The average home price in the Park City neighborhoods contained in this report dropped 2.1% year-over-year to $1.152 million.
  • The most affordable neighborhoods — in terms of average sale prices — were Kimball and Kamas & Marion. The most expensive were Lower Deer Resort & Deer Crest, Promontory, and Upper Deer Resort & Empire Pass.
  • Although aggregate prices went down, prices still rose in a majority of the neighborhoods that this report analyzes. The Summit Park area had significant gains, and an additional eight areas had double-digit increases. On an annual basis, prices dropped in four markets, with the Upper Deer Valley area seeing the biggest declines.
  • As this is the first Park City Gardner Report, commentary is limited. It will be interesting to see how the market further reacts to COVID-19 and we look forward to offering analysis and perspective when we get second quarter data.

 

 

DAYS ON MARKET
  • The average time it took to sell a home in the Park City area dropped 42 days compared to the first quarter of 2019.
  • The amount of time it took to sell a home dropped in 13 market areas and rose in 5.
  • In the first quarter, it took an average of 99 days to sell a home, with homes selling fastest in Thaynes Canyon and slowest in the Promontory neighborhood.
  • The greatest drop in market time was in the Thaynes Canyon and Heber North & East neighborhoods.

 

 

CONCLUSIONS

This speedometer reflects the state of the region’s real estate market using housing inventory, price gains, home sales, interest rates, and larger economic factors.

Given the current economic environment, I have decided to freeze the needle in place until we see a restart in the economy. Once we have resumed “normal” economic activity, there will be a period of adjustment with regard to housing. Therefore, it is appropriate to wait until later in the year to offer my opinions about any quantitative impact the pandemic will have on the housing market.

 

 

ABOUT MATTHEW GARDNER

As Chief Economist for Windermere Real Estate, Matthew Gardner is responsible for analyzing and interpreting economic data and its impact on the real estate market on both a local and national level. Matthew has over 30 years of professional experience both in the U.S. and U.K.

In addition to his day-to-day responsibilities, Matthew sits on the Washington State Governors Council of Economic Advisors; chairs the Board of Trustees at the Washington Center for Real Estate Research at the University of Washington; and is an Advisory Board Member at the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of Washington where he also lectures

Posted on May 1, 2020 at 6:34 pm
Matthew Sidford | Category: Market Trends | Tagged , , , ,

Park City Local Restaurants to Support

Just because we’re now eating from home, that doesn’t mean you have to get food from there. Everyone has those days when they have no desire to cook, even when we’re facing Stay-At-Home orders across the state. Luckily many of our favorite restaurants are remaining open for carry-out or delivery service.

Ordering delivery and carry-out service is safe, as long as you follow proper precautions. There is no evidence that suggests food or food packaging being associated with COVID-19. To take extra precautions, you can wipe down food packaging, put the food on your own plate, and wash your hands thoroughly before eating to minimize risk.

Supporting these restaurants will also help these locally run and owned businesses remain open long after the COVID-19 pandemic has passed.

Take a look at some of these local favorites:

Hearth and Hill

Hearth and Hill is a family-run restaurant serving modern American and globally-inspired dishes for lunch and dinner. They have both vegan and gluten free options.

They are open for curbside takeout. You can take a look at their menu and order online on their website.

Five5eeds

Five5eeds is run by a husband and wife team offering Australian-inspired modern American fare. They serve breakfast and lunch options for curbside takeout and delivery.

Take a look at their menu and order online on their website.

Riverhorse on Main

Riverhorse on Main is an essential for many Park City locals and visitors. Serving eclectic American fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Take out and delivery orders are available on their website and can be picked up from their sister location, Riverhorse Provisions.

Freshies Lobster Co.

Freshies offers lobster and other seafood fare from their food truck and brick and mortar locations.

Freshies is open for takeout and delivery. Find out more details on their website.

Cortona Italian Cafe

Cortona Italian Cafe was inspired by the flavors form the town of Cortona in Tuscany. Now they bring authentic Italian cuisine to Park City.

Cortona is open for curbside takeout their menu and other updates on their service can be found on their website.

501 on Main

501 on Main serves American fare with vegetarian and vegan options available.

They are open for curbside takeout with a limited menu. Call or email to place orders. Their current menu can be found on their website.

Bangkok Thai

Bangkok Thai on Main serves classic Thai spiced-to-order dishes.

They are open for curbside takeout service. You can take a look at their menu online, then give them a call to order.

11Houz

11Houz is a family-owned restaurant serving authentic Jamaican dishes.

11Houz is open for curbside pickup from online and phone orders. You can review their menu and order here.

Element Kitchen & Bakery

Element Kitchen & Bakery provides tasty organic meals with options to meet any dietary restriction needs.

Element Kitchen and Bakery is open for grab-and-go items at their cafe location and  you can order curbside takeout. Review their menu online and place your order by calling.

Nosh

Nosh is an a restaurant bound and determined to develop the perfect Falafel. They serve Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine.

Nosh is open for curbside takeout service. You can review their menu and order from their website.

 

There are many more local restaurants that could use your support during these difficult times. If you are able, try delivery or curbside takeout from one of these options, or some of your other local favorites.

At Windermere Utah, we are proud to keep you up-to-date on the latest news, events, and listings. Be sure to keep checking back in here at the blog, and don’t forget to follow us on social media.

Posted on April 8, 2020 at 5:19 pm
Matthew Sidford | Category: Park City | Tagged , , , , , ,

The Reid Report – Park City 2019

THE BIG PICTURE – IT JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER!
By Jess Reid

Since the great recession, the Park City Real Estate market has continued to grow and improve every year. Overall, 2019 closed volume is up 13% over 2018 for a phenomenal $2.7B dollars. Notable influences on our market include: An ever expanding geographic area of real estate including, extensive remodeling of older properties and many new construction projects. Park City currently offers a variety of real estate options for all kinds of buyers. Generally speaking, prices have been rising dramatically and a leveling off of prices, might be very healthy in the long run.

Read on to learn more about the diverse segments of our market.

SINGLE FAMILY HOME SALES

For 2019 vs. 2018, transactions are up 4% to 1,102 and sales volume is up 14% to $1.6B. Average prices vary greatly by area, but are generally up across the board over the previous year. We continue the trend, of higher priced homes ($4M and up) taking longer to sell. Here are some average single family sale prices in a few popular areas:

❱  Old Town – $2.144M

❱  Deer Valley – $4.7M

❱  Park Meadows – $2.26M

❱  Silver Springs – $1.3M

OVERALL CONDOMINIUM SALES

Volume is up 24% to $865M and like SF homes average prices vary dramatically. Some areas have very few condos (Silver Springs and Jeremy Ranch), while others are primarily condos (Canyons Village and Deer Valley). Empire Pass in Deer Valley, resale condominium volume and average price is slightly down. We believe this is primarily due to the new, much higher priced, projects being presold in the area.

 

DEER VALLEY

Deer Valley continues to satisfy luxury home buyers in our market and Deer Valley Resort has many exciting new things going on! Even though sales volume is slightly down throughout Deer Valley, this is most likely a result of the exciting new projects that are sold but still under construction. There is much buzz and excitement about the remodel and update of the Snow Park Lodge this summer and other lodges after that. After many years of speculation, it appears that Deer Valley may be seriously considering building the long planned village on the Snow Park parking lots. There is also talk of a new condominium project next to a major lift in Deer Crest and the continuing negotiation to include Mayflower Resort as part of Deer Valley.

VACANT LAND SALES

Vacant Land Sales have decreased in the greater Park City area, however, this should change with the huge new subdivisions coming on in the Jordanelle area (Sky Ridge). The primary reason for this decrease, is the lack of new lots, as Park City is very close to build out and the Snyderville Basin is also running low on building lots. The general Heber Valley area also has very few lot sales because most of the lots are controlled by developers and are being sold with homes on them.

HEBER VALLEY AND WEST COUNTY

Heber City is a much smaller market than the rest of the Park City area, but a very important one. It serves as a more affordable place to live for people to have a primary residence or a vacation home. Midway is especially popular for vacation homes. The East County, which includes communities such as Woodland, Kamas and Oakley, is another area with lower prices than Park City and is becoming a haven for more primary residences and larger horse properties. This area has more of a rural feel than any other part of our market.

NEW CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

New Construction projects are having a big impact on our market and will continue to in our future. Here are some prime examples:

❱  Park City Mountain Resort Village in the Park City limits. (See article on page one)

❱  Mayflower Mountain – A Billion Dollar ski area in Wasatch County overlooking the Jordanelle Reservoir. A 20 year project comprised of commercial retail, condominium hotels, ski runs and lifts and a special condo/hotel for the Military.

❱  Canyons Village is only about 40% built out with very high density approved for the master plan. Over 7 large projects are under construction with presales already.

❱  Jordanelle projects are underway with numerous condominium projects and a 450 lot subdivision (Sky Ridge).

 

GOLF / RESORT COMMUNITIES

Golf & Resort Communities are also another positive influence on our real estate market. They are a unique blend of golf courses and activities for the whole family from bowling to fly fishing to hiking and camping areas to gun clubs. All of these communities have multiple club houses that cater to all age groups and some of them have numerous Golf Courses as well. Here are some of the prominent Golf Resort communities:

❱  Red Ledges

❱  Victory Ranch

❱  Promontory

❱  Tuhaye

LIVING IN PARK CITY

We live here because it is hard to beat 300 days of sunshine & 350+ inches of snow fall each year. There are over 500 miles of maintained trails and thousands of acres of open space to preserve beautiful vistas and prevent over development. Our High School ranks in the top 2% nationally. Our Ski Resorts are rated some of the best in the World, year after year. We are only 45 minutes to an international airport and an easy commute to
a major metropolitan area, including “the Silicon Slopes,” a tech power house. The laid back vibes of our mountain town combined with pristine living and endless adventures right at our door step, make us happy to call Park City home.

All data was collected from Park City Multiple Listing Service, Inc. / Park City Board of Realtors 2019 Report.

At Windermere Utah, we are proud to keep you up-to-date on the latest news, events, and listings. Be sure to keep checking back in here at the blog, and don’t forget to follow us on social media.

Posted on March 6, 2020 at 5:38 pm
Matthew Sidford | Category: Market Trends, Park City | Tagged , , , , ,

An Exclusive Peek Inside 7518 Sage Meadow Drive

As we frequently mention, Windermere Utah is really, really good at selling luxury real estate. So, when an opportunity comes along for an open house in one of these bad boys, we want to make sure you know about it in time to get a first-hand look at life in the lap of luxury. Potential buyers and seekers of aesthetic perfection, it is our utmost joy to present to you today…

7518 Sage Meadow Dr

7518 Sage Meadow Dr Windermere Real Estate Utah

When you’re buying a home listed for 2.8 million dollars, you expect everything to be pristine and have undeniable functionality. This 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom beauty will not disappoint in any respect.

7518 Sage Meadow Dr Windermere Real Estate Utah

This fresh, modern, new construction is located in Promontory Sunset Ridge. The main level includes an expansive kitchen and great room, complete with a fireplace. All of that beautiful space opens to a gorgeous outdoor entertaining patio with a large gas outdoor firepit and unobstructed views of Deer Valley and Vail’s Park City Ski Runs.

7518 Sage Meadow Dr Windermere Real Estate Utah

From the main level you can descend to the lower level family room which includes everything from a wet bar, to a separate media room, to a bunk room suite and tons of extra storage. It is all prewired for and ready for the smart home provider of your choice.

The two master suites on the main level along with a third bedroom suite are absolutely divine. Park right inside into the impressive three car garage and enter into the main level to a beautiful dropping off point with lockers for all your outdoor gear.

7518 Sage Meadow Dr Windermere Real Estate Utah

With the unique beautiful outdoor metal retailing walls, real stone and cedar siding, you can enjoy life to the fullest no matter the time of year, in a home that truly stands out. Warm drinks by the fire in the winter? Perfectly chilled cocktails overlooking the spring wildlife in the warmer weather? It’s up to you, and it all sounds amazing.

7518 Sage Meadow Dr Windermere Real Estate Utah

Think of how many sunsets you and your loved ones would be able to enjoy from this perfectly elegant living area. Boundless views, a gorgeous fire, and style in spades!

7518 Sage Meadow Dr Windermere Real Estate Utah

All bathroom flooring and the lower level has in floor radiant heating. The main and upper levels have forced air and central A/C. The ensuites this home offers will make each and every guest feel like they’re the kings and queens in their own private oasis.

This bathroom needs no description. The style and radiance speaks for itself.

So who is selling this gorgeous home?

Patty Horie Windermere Real Estate Utah
Patty Horie — Windermere Real Estate UtahAgent

This incredibly talented realtor is who you’ll want to talk to in order to get more information about this home. Her bio states:

I have been a Realtor in Park City, Summit County and surrounding areas since 2005 and have lived in the area since 2000. Being a director on the board of the Wasatch Back MLS keeps me on the pulse of new technology and at the forefront of the industry.  Since 2013, I have served as the Chairman of the Park City Board of Realtors Professional Development Committee. Being a recipient of the Park City Professional Achievement Award every year since 2007 and along with being awarded the 2017 Park City Meritorious Service Award is a testimony of my hard work and dedication to my clients and the business of Real Estate. I understand a home purchase or sale is a significant event in my clients’ lives and that it is my duty to work hard and smart to make it as stress free and smooth as possible.

 

Looking for more pictures and information? We’ve got you covered; take a look here.

At Windermere Utah, we are proud to keep you up-to-date on the latest news, events, and listings. Be sure to keep checking back in here at the blog, and don’t forget to follow us on social media.

Posted on January 28, 2020 at 9:56 pm
Matthew Sidford | Category: Park City, Uncategorized | Tagged , , ,

Premier Properties That Will Leave You Speechless

Luxury homes are special for so many reasons. Apart from being super beautiful, and representing a lifestyle that so many of us yearn for, selling them is one of Windermere Utah’s specialties. With our ties to Luxury Portfolio International, and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, each of our luxury properties has the exposure guaranteed, and the marketing process perfected.

Because it’s Friday, and we’re heading into a blustery, overcast weekend, we thought it’d be fun to introduce you to some of our favorite Premier properties.

 

491 Echo Spur, Park City UT
4 Bedrooms // 6 Bathrooms // 4,692 Square Ft
$4,900,000

Architecturally, this home is an absolute jaw-dropper. Designed by the Jaffa Group, and constructed by Gardner & Boswell Construction, this is a home that has quality stitched into every square inch. Completely automated by Nest & Creston, and secured by Lifestyle Electronics you are surrounded by exemplary comfort and security.
An open concept flows seamlessly from the kitchen, to the dining area and on into the main floor living space. Wood flooring, pristine surfaces, large windows and warm tones infuse an organic feeling into this free-breathing space.
Other things to love about this property include the 70″ TV with surround sound, white oak flooring, all of the furnishings (with just a couple of exclusions) from Design King, a custom wine rack, a full fitness studio complete with ceiling fans and fully-wired surround sound, and pet friendly accommodations like a raised dog wash on the top floor, as well as a pet door and a Pet Zone “grass” pad which is heated, plumbed and drained.
Read more about this property here, and here.

4544 S Abinadi Road, Millcreek UT
3 Bedrooms // 4 Bathrooms // 8,108 Square Ft
$6,900,000

Stepping through these mesmerizing mirrored doors, you enter into a crystalline paradise; a Lloyd Platt designed and Gary Thorne constructed home with all the luxurious touches that one could desire, coupled with unreal views of both Mount Olympus and the Salt Lake Valley to the Great Salt Lake. Truly a marvel of construction, the floor to ceiling windows allow for unobstructed views.
This property boasts three sumptuous bedrooms – all with spacious, adjoining, full bathrooms. While the living and dining room areas can definitely handle a crowd, these bedrooms are an oasis of peace and tranquility. Expansive views, walk-out access to the outdoors and copious storage space make each bedroom private and comfortable for family and guests.
We invite you to learn more about this incredible property by viewing further details here. You can also feel free to reach out to this home’s listing agent, Tyler Parrish. You can learn more about him and find his contact information by following this link.

 

9895 N Summit View Drive, Park City UT
7 Bedrooms // 9 Bathrooms // 10,250 Square Ft
$8,250,000

Exclusively located in the gated community of Deer Crest at Deer Valley Resort, this ski in/ski out home has features that even the most selective buyer will love. Six inviting and warm bedrooms house family and guests in comfort and style, while sweeping panoramic views of the Jordanelle Reservoir and Deer Valley impress from dawn until dusk. Conveniently located just minutes from historic Park City Main Street, as well as the elegant St. Regis hotel, and only 45 minutes from Salt Lake International airport, everything you need and everywhere you want to go is right at hand. This home features a welcoming great room with a soaring fireplace to keep your winter months merry and bright, a gourmet kitchen with an additional fireplace and a charming breakfast nook. The main level master bedroom includes an expansive en-suite and breathtaking, sprawling views. Five additional en-suites, and a lower level family room give you all the extra room you could want.
You can learn more about this property by clicking here.

3485 E Eastoaks Drive
4 Bedrooms // 4 Bathrooms // 3,605 Square Ft
$1,225,000

(List price is $25,000 Under recent 3rd party appraisal!) – Don’t miss your chance for this amazing opportunity! Originally built in 1962 by renowned Architect Ron Molen… and wow, did he have some great style. Sadly, this home was tired after all these years and needed some love.. That is, until D3CADE Homes and Halpin Investments got their hands on it! Where do we even start with this place? Curb appeal – Well, someone pitched the roof and we just couldn’t let that happen to the architecture here so we tore off a perfectly good roof and restored it back to the original flat elevation. Every square inch of this property has been meticulously revitalized to ensure the character and original vibe was not compromised. It actually has gone as far as re-desiging back to that 60’s feel.
Once inside, it’s apparent the attention to detail on the design and revival that took place. Book-matched walnut cabinetry, tile imported from Japan, a cooktop system known as the PITT built directly into the counters (who even thinks this stuff up), tile and fixture selections that make you wonder where you have been the last 5 years when it comes to good design and a speak-easy inspired hidden wet bar that makes it’s way into a covered patio, pre-wired for a surround sound and outdoor TV space for your enjoying pleasure. The master closet features a built-in makeup vanity along with an island which will make it easy to finish customizing your built-in layout here. The list goes on and on, to the point where this listing service won’t allow me to add much more. I think it is best you come visit the property yourself to get the full feel.
You can learn more about this property by clicking here.

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Posted on January 24, 2020 at 10:32 pm
Matthew Sidford | Category: Featured Homes, Uncategorized | Tagged , , ,

New Park City Resort Opening in 3 Days

If you’ve been anticipating this year’s ski season, and are up-to-date on the happenings in Park City, you’re probably aware of the newest resort that’s just days away from opening. But if you’re not au courant, fear not. It’s our pleasure to introduce you to Woodward: a world-class, year-round action sports resort that’s changing the game of all-season recreation.

Woodward may be a tenderfoot on the Park City resort scene, but its offerings are nothing short of thrilling. The grand opening is taking place on December 14th, and with both internal and external facilities, visitors and guests have their choice of drop-in sessions, all-access passes, day sessions, lift tickets, lessons, summer day camps, monthly memberships and special events. As stated on the Woodward website, “there is always a way to play for kids, and kids at heart.”

Rendering of Woodward Park City campus on Rasmussen Rd

In a press release regarding the start of ski season, Park City Magazine gave us this tantalizing description of everything to look forward to:

On tap for the new 125-acre Woodward Park City, woodwardparcity.com: tubing, skiing, snowboarding, BMX, cheer, trampolines, ramps, parkour, digital media, and more. The campus’s model is a progressive one, which caters to all levels of athletes. For example, terrain park newbies can get a taste of the action on the Start Park and eventually work their way up to a 22-foot halfpipe. And for those who lament Gorgoza’s passing, there will be 10 (or more) tubing lanes. A 66,000-square-foot indoor facility with all the full-throttle accoutrements of action sports (think trampolines, foam pits, spring floor, skateboard/BMX-like concrete park features …) accompanies the extensive, outdoor amenities. Daily lift tickets to Woodward will cost $50; and a month-long, all-access membership is $100.
Woodward Park City’s Grand Opening on December 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., includes an open house, along with experiential activity tours, lift-served skiing and snowboarding, tubing, athlete demos, and a celebrity deejay guest performance. Participation in activities carries a $20 entry fee (benefiting local environmental nonprofits). 
At Windermere Utah, we are proud to keep you up-to-date on the latest news, events, and listings. Be sure to keep checking back in here at the blog, and don’t forget to follow us on social media.

 

Posted on December 11, 2019 at 12:30 am
Matthew Sidford | Category: Park City | Tagged , , , ,

Welcoming Ski Season 2019: A Guide to the Slopes of Utah

Ski season in Utah is an experience unlike any other. The planners of the 2002 Winter Olympics knew it, and we at Windermere Utah know it, too. And, when it comes to choosing where you want to go for your winter adventures, avid skiers, mountain enthusiasts, and snowboarders aren’t without options. We put together this helpful guide for you to use while planning your next Utah winter escape.

Salt Lake City – Packed with culture and access to easy international travel, enjoying Salt Lake’s host of resort areas means you really can have it all.

Snowbird 

Known for it’s fantastic off-piste terrain, Snowbird offers you premier powder, and an apres experience that you can savor well into the evening hours. Snowbird also has an extra long season, and accommodates all levels, so whether you’re looking to take the kids on their first bunny slope, or are in the mood for some pro-level heli skiing, Snowbird is a fabulous choice. Be sure to check out their website to find their list of events.

Alta

Latin for “elevated,” Alta’s steep slopes and varied terrain let you explore all that the mountain has to offer. Recently voted as having some of the best extreme terrain, you’ll find three things in Alta: fresh powder, incredible vistas and pure adrenaline. As the first ski area of Utah to install a lift (1938) Alta is rife with historic significance and keeps you close to Salt Lake’s downtown district, so even while you’re off the slopes, the adventures don’t stop. Take a look at their website here.

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Brighton

From mid-November to early April, the slopes of Brighton welcome guests with ample powder and short lift lines. Known for being well-rounded in all areas – terrain and hospitality – this resort area has been a SLC staple since the 1930’s. While resort areas like Alta are known for being ski-only, Brighton attracts many snowboarders and backcountry enthusiasts. You can renew and purchase your Brighton passes online at their website.

Solitude

If you’re looking for premier powder but don’t want the crowds, Solitude is aptly named for exactly what it offers. 77 named runs give skiers of every level the variety you want, and with tons of lodging options in a village-like setting, everything you need is right on hand. For the full Solitude experience, be sure to check out their most well-known trails: Dynamite, Honeycomb Canyon, and Challenger. You can learn more about Solitude on their website.

Layton – Tucked along the Wasatch Front, Layton has three fantastic ski resorts that keep you close to home while on the slopes.

Snowbasin

Best-in-class advanced piste terrain is calling, as well as endless adventures off the beaten path, and you’ll find it all at Snowbasin! This is one of the sites that hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics, so if you’re in the mood for some history and luxury treatment, you’ll want to check out all of the amenities Snowbasin Resort offers. 

Windermere Utah Ski Guide

Powder Mountain

Slackcountry, off-piste, and tree skiing – for the winter enthusiast, anything and everything can be found on Powder Mountain.  Because Powder Mountain also takes great strides towards preserving its natural surroundings, ticket sales are limited. This means that your experience is not only so much more exclusive, but it also means shorter lift lines, and lighter crowds on your favorite runs. Take advantage of this incredible resort by checking out their website.

Nordic Valley Resort

For the winter sportsman on a budget, Nordic Valley offers you a value that can’t be beat. It’s also incredibly community oriented, with after school programs and nightly specials that ensure easy and affordable access to incredible slopes for participants of all ages and levels. Take a look at their season pass page to get great offers on what you love to do most.

Park City – The place where mountain lifestyle meets luxury accommodations. The only time you’ll lift a finger is to raise the lift rail. 

Park City Mountain Resort

For the first time visitor, as well as the regulars, you can expect great things from Park City’s Mountain Resort. Their elevated learning areas, enhanced snowmaking and grooming, and reimagined on-mountain dining experiences are all new for the 2019-20 winter season.

And if for some reason you’re looking for some added fun in the Mountain Resort region, just a day trip away (about a 30 minute drive), there’s the added attraction of a naturally-heated geothermal crater. So there is tons to explore, and even more to love. Check everything they have to offer here.

Windermere Utah Ski Guide

Deer Valley

Last, but certainly not least on our list, is the immaculate Deer Valley Resort. Ski in/ski out takes on a life of its own in this luxurious mountain setting. Their daytime restaurants has garnered attention from the most selective wintersport lovers, and their lift infrastructure gives you a streamlined experience. While it is classified as “skier only,” the resort itself offers amenities and views beyond belief. Take a look for yourself, here.

We hope this list is helpful to you, and we’d love to know – is there anything we missed? If you’ve got a favorite winter getaway, tell us about it in the comments! We wish you a healthy, active and enjoyable ski season. Keep checking back here at the blog for the latest Windermere Utah content, and don’t forget to like and follow on Facebook and Instagram.

 

Posted on November 8, 2019 at 7:16 pm
Matthew Sidford | Category: Community, Park City | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

A Luxurious Look Inside 65 Silver Strike Trail

A home shopper will see lots of properties on their way to finding “the one.” There are homes that are too small, homes that are too big, and there are homes that are just right – at least as Goldilocks saw it. But every so often, there’s a home that enters the market that is so exceptional, so luxurious, that words almost do not do it justice. It lives in a class of its own, and cannot be overstated or over-sold. 65 Silver Strike Trail is that home. It’s our pleasure to make an introduction.

Just this morning, agents from across Park City made their way to this home… for breakfast! At Windermere Utah, luxury properties aren’t just put on the market and left to drift. That’s what makes our strategy so unique, and makes us the top choice for luxury sales. In a team effort, and with the collaboration of many the powerful marketing systems included in Luxury Portfolio International, luxury properties are wooed by both agents and potential buyers.

The Premiere Breakfast (which is what took place today) is an open house for agents to see the property, and talk about the listing. Agents are shown around the entire property, and they learn about the homes distinguishing features. This is not something that’s done for every luxury listing. The property has to offer something really unique to make the cut, and this effort is taken so that agents across the area can see it, and work together in the buyer’s interest to make sure it makes it into the hearts of the right buyers. 

And honestly, who wouldn’t be impressed? The Belles at Empire Pass offers amazing panoramic views and easy ski access to Deer Valley Resort from the Silver Strike Express and the Northside Express chairlifts. Ski from/to either Blue Bell or Banner and Silver Buck Ski Trails. With over $600,000 in upgrades and custom-made furniture this unique mountain home is a must see. Upgrades include custom furniture throughout curated by LA-based designer Beth Ann Shepherd of Dressed Design, $128,000 in upgraded audio/visual and security systems, custom paint and stain throughout, custom wallpaper hand-selected for each space, upgraded lighting throughout, custom Bromic heaters on both upper and lower decks, custom ironwork on stairwells.

Interested in learning more? Check out this property’s website! You can also feel free to reach out to listing agent Matthew Sidford. And, if you’ve got a property that you’re looking to sell with the power of Windermere’s exclusive connections and resources, don’t hesitate to contact our office.

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Posted on September 26, 2019 at 11:25 pm
Matthew Sidford | Category: Featured Homes, Park City | Tagged , , , ,