Avid Skier? Park City, UT is the Place For You

Written by Posted On Friday, 16 August 2019 11:15

If you are an avid skier or snowboarding enthusiast, you will know that Park City, Ut, has some of the best ski resorts you will find in America. So, if you find you can’t resist visiting the powdery slopes in Utah every year, it may be time for you to invest in a vacation home with the help of a Park City realtor.

Reasons To Invest In A Park City Vacation Home

For those who are on the fence and are unsure if they should buy a Park City vacation home, here are five reasons to help you determine if it is the right choice for you.

1. Have Easy Access To World-Class Ski Resorts

Within the city limits of Park City, you will find two stunning ski resorts which have a combined total of nearly 10,000 acres of skiable terrain: Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain.

Deer Valley Resort - Hosting resort for the 2002 Winter Olympics, Deer Valley Resort is a haven for skiers. There is no snowboarding allowed on this resort mountain, which can be a positive for skiers who don’t want to compete with snowboarders for a clean run but does mean if you are primarily a snowboarder, that this resort is not for you. 

Park City Mountain - Open to both skiers and snowboarders, you can hit the slopes or try out the various terrain parks and half-pipes. At the Park City Mountain feature parks, you can try out steep jumps, fixed features, and rails, or skip all that and ski on over 7,000 acres of mountain. 

There are also other popular winter resorts nearby Park City you can also check out: Snowbird, Alta, and Brighton. You can easily reach all these resorts and more when you have a vacation home in Park City. 

2. Enjoy A Tailored Vacation Experience

After a long day on the mountain, it can be something of a let-down to go back to a bland hotel room. Then, after you struggle out of your winter gear, you have to make yourself presentable enough to go out to eat, since the basic hotels don’t have anywhere for you to make food. 

With a vacation home in Park City, you can come back to a place tailored to your wants and needs, with no need to go wandering outside your home to find what you need.

3. Reduce Ski Vacation Expenses

In the long run, owning a vacation home in Park City will help you save on your ski vacation expenses. 

Consider the cost of lodging. If you wanted to go skiing with just you and your partner the week of Christmas, the cheapest resort lodging can cost a bit more than $1,000 and can be booked up quickly. In addition to your lodging, you will have to pay for at least 3 meals a day for two people, as well as ski rentals if you were unable to fly or drive to Park City with your gear. The costs can add up fast. 

With a vacation home, you can keep your skiing gear stashed away, so you don’t need to rent when you come to enjoy the outdoors. Also, you can cut down on eating expenses, as you can just stock up on groceries to tide you through the time you will be in Park City.  And in the end, when you are ready to move on from your vacation home, you can sell it and recoup that expense, which you can’t do with something like hotels or timeshares. Also, with the help of an experienced Park City real estate agent, it is easy to avoid common home selling mistakes.

4. Earn Extra Income When You Aren’t There

You can also turn a profit on your Park City vacation home when you don’t need it by listing it on Airbnb or through a vacation property management company. That way, you will have a relatively passive income stream to help support your winter activities.  

5. Host Friends And Family At Your Vacation Home

If you want to have more than 2-3 people with you on a skiing vacation in Park City, the costs of housing them goes up exponentially. Instead of worrying where everyone will sleep and continually calling for another rollout bed, a vacation home can help establish a gathering spot for family and friends. 

With those reasons in mind, it just makes sense to find a vacation home with the help of a qualified real estate agent in Park City, Ut, to make into your winter headquarters.

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Brad Jensen

Brad Jensen has been in the Real Estate market since 1988. He is one of the most respected agents in the Park City, Utah area and would love to assist you in selling your home or buying a new home. Jensen and Company is here to help make your life easier as you follow your goals and dreams. Our blog has lots of great information and education to help you learn more about the Park City Real Estate market. Please contact us if you have any questions, we would be happy to assist you.


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