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Spring skiing in Park City

Posted on 29 March 2016 | 3:26 pm

Both Park City and Deer Valley ski resorts are reporting 15 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours.  Bring on the spring skiing!!  What a great way to complement an already awesome season with this light, fluffy spring snow. Just one of the many reasons Park City is a world-class skiing and snowboarding destination.  Deer Valley Snow...  more»

2771 Bitterbrush Drive in Promontory

Posted on 18 March 2016 | 12:38 pm

Exterior Front CroppedPerfection in Promontory.  This wonderful mountain home is situated in a fabulous, quiet setting surrounded by mountain and golf course views with custom detail & design throughout. The main level great room with vaulted ceilings and a beautiful floor to ceiling stone fireplace, is the perfect entertaining space. A large spacious gourmet kitchen and dining area compliment the main level. A perfect mud room entrance from the heated 3-car garage - complete with lockers & a work space. An indulging master suite with its own fireplace, two separate vanities, a great walk-in steam shower & an inviting jetted tub is the perfect retreat at the end of the day. The main level also includes a beautiful large office with custom built-in cabinetry. The lower level great room, with walkout onto the lower level patio, is a great place to enjoy a relaxing afternoon. Three spacious bedrooms and baths can also be found on this level.  This wonderful home also includes a media room and great 2771 Bitterbrush Back Viewoutdoor living spaces which include an over-sized deck, an inviting hot tub and a cozy fire pit. Landscaped to perfection.  Ideal for a primary residence or second home.  For more photographs of this beautiful home, please visit 2771 Bitterbrush Drive.  Enjoy !!

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Beautiful White Christmas Park City 2015

Posted on 4 January 2016 | 5:12 pm

Tons of fresh light power snow Christmas week.  Lift operators at the Town Lift prepare for a great day of skiing.  Mother Nature at her best!   Just one of the many perks of living in Park City.  Christmas 2015 027 town lift snow resized...  more»

Park City Mountain

Posted on 19 December 2015 | 2:51 pm

Check out this video from Park City Mountain Resort celebrating the grand opening of the Quicksilver Gondola and the Miners Camp Restaurant.  Connecting the two mountains creates access to over 300 trails, 41 lifts and 7,300 acres of awesome skiable terrain....  more»

PARK CITY POWDER

Posted on 11 December 2015 | 4:29 pm

A great read in Park City Magazine:  "Park City Powder- A skier's reflection on 50 years of Park City powder".  Written by local Larry Warren with photography courtesy of Park City Historical Society and Museum and Park City Mountain Resort.  This article brings back so many fond memories of the Park City Mountain Resort where I learned to ski in the early 60's.  Lift access powered by the "J-Bar"!  What a great memories.  Looking forward to the 2015/16 season....  more»

 

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The History of Park City

Posted on 28 July 2016 | 2:54 pm

 

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Park City, a now vibrant community, was once a hard-hat wearing, saloon visiting mining town. Although the town was not incorporated until 1884, Park City’s history began in the winter of 1868 when soldiers climbed over the mountains from Big Cottonwood Canyon and discovered silver. Mining began with the Flagstaff Mine, later renamed Ontario Mine.

The Ontario Mine was one of highest volume producing silver mines in the world, and the success of Ontario helped create a boom-town atmosphere in Park City. To this day, the remnants of the Ontario and Silver King mines, can be seen on the slopes of present day ski resorts.

Until 1898, the town was booming with no end in sight, but a fire that burned down 200 out of 350 structures would put the townspeople, now numbering 7,000, to the test. Miraculously, the town rallied, and the whole town was rebuilt in just a year and a half.

Six years later, in 1904, local businessmen established the Miners Hospital, initially located at the base of what is now Park City Mountain. The hospital was built and furnished entirely through community donations, and it allowed miners to stop traveling thirty miles to a Salt Lake City hospital. For the next decade, the town experienced hard times including landslides, cave-ins, and flooded tunnels. One of the town’s greatest tragedies was the destruction of Main Street’s Egyptian Theatre in 1916.

Mining Fast Facts

From 1875-1982 Park City produced:

  • 1.45 million ounces of gold
  • 253 million ounces of silver
  • 2.7 billion pounds of lead
  • 1.5 billion pounds of zinc
  • 129 million pounds of copper
In 1917, the state of Utah decided to start prohibition two years before the rest of the country; however, in 1921 twenty-six out of twenty-seven local bars were still serving alcohol. Then in 1929, the stock market crashed and local mines lost value; but shortly after the crash in 1931, Alf Engen set a world record on Ecker hill with a 247-foot ski jump. Skiing began to infiltrate the town with the first successful winter carnival in 1936 at what is now Deer Valley, and in 1947, as mining prices dropped even lower, Snow Park installed its first chairlift.

In 1949, all of the mines were shut down until 1952 when some reopened, but Park City became a ‘ghost town’ of only about 1,150 people. The town did not begin to rise again until 1963 when they qualified for a federal loan exceeding one million dollars to develop a ski area. The ski area Treasure Mountain Resort, now Park City Mountain, was established with a gondola, chairlift, and two J-bars.

Skiing began to take off, and in 1968 and 1981 respectively Park West, now Park City Mountain, and Deer Valley were established. Following the growing success of mountain sports, in 1982, mining operations were discontinued, and Park City became a resort community.

With the Kimball Arts Center, operating since 1976, playing an increasingly large role in the community, the town embraced the arts, and Robert Redford established a film festival in 1981, which would become the annual Sundance Film Festival. With a permanent residence of around 7,800, Park City is a small community that was voted “Best Town in America” by Outside Magazine in 2013.

 

Approximate Skier Days per Year Total skier days 1987-1988 to 2012-2013
Park City 1,700,000 31,086,233
Utah 4,000,000 85,832,877
 

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FAQ: What is it like to work in Park City?

Posted on 26 July 2016 | 2:48 pm

Park City is a great place to live and do work. People love the mountain life where the mentality is ‘work hard, play hard.’ Here in PC, work-life balance isn’t a goal, it’s a given.

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Most Parkites engage in some version of the following scenario: bike up a mountain before heading in for a morning product development meeting; then get in a gym session at lunch. There is a feeling of both accomplishment and empowerment that easily transitions from the play side of life to the work side of life, and those feelings enable business-people to feel like they can conquer the challenges that may lie ahead.

A huge advantage that local businesses have is a close proximity to the ‘silicon slopes’ of Salt Lake City, a hub of technological innovation. Another great advantage of Salt Lake City is the convenient airport access that allows truly global businesses and businessmen to live and work in Park City. Multiple global, multi-million dollar companies are based in Park City, and they use the surrounding areas for the benefits of their business and their employees.

Perhaps Park City’s most attractive feature for local businesses, the Park City Angels invest millions of dollars into startups with promising futures based in and around the local area. Founded in 2008, the Angels have around fifty members who have sixty-five active projects, and they have invested fifty-five million dollars since their founding. Whether you are interested in joining the Angels or need help from the Angels to launch your company, the local business landscape is great for everyone. ...  more»

 
 
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