Park City, Utah, USA
Park City, Utah, conjures up sporty images of luxe living and leisure with an infusion of arts and entertainment, no matter the season.
A winter wonderland the U.S. Ski Team calls home and favorite second-home destination for skiers, Park City’s picturesque meadows, snow-capped Wasatch Mountains and meandering streams are equally enticing in spring, summer and fall to hikers, mountain bikers, anglers and golfers.
Located just 30 minutes from Salt Lake City, Park City's serene valley setting and a desirable quality of life entice top executives to commute. Historic Main Street, reminiscent of its original silver mining town roots, is lined with Victorian buildings, chic restaurants, luxury retailers and galleries. A sophisticated yet laid-back cultural center, Park City beckons the glitterati to the annual Sundance Film Festival. The 1926 Egyptian Theatre hosts the festival's red carpet premieres.
Park City and the surrounding Snyderville Basin is a family gathering spot and refuge for moguls from coast to coast. Sales of luxury mountain estates are strong. More than 50 percent of residences are owned by second-home owners, with nearly a third from out of state.
Situated near the three major ski resorts, Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort and Canyons Resort, are western-style alpine ski mansions. Some are super-sized log and stone chalets in secluded gated communities with ski-in ski-out access to the slopes. Amenities include ski prep rooms and après ski indoor pools, steam rooms and hot tubs.
Just above Canyons Resort is a private "ski-ranch" with mountain homes on expansive parcels. Home sites average eight acres, leaving plenty of space for separate guest quarters. Nearby, golf communities with top-rated courses exude privilege, comfort and camaraderie. Atop Flagstaff Mountain is an uber-luxury community close to seven ski lifts and Deer Valley's 99 runs, with access to a 35,000-square-foot spa and a breathtaking 18-hole golf course at Tuhaye. Other second-home communities focus on the multi-generational lifestyle with golf, skiing, tennis and a children’s recreational center. At one, luxury extends to an equestrian center outfitted with heated stalls and private tack rooms.
From Park City “proper” to Park City “extended,” those who come to this pristine Utah haven for the winters, stay for spring, summer and fall.