Park City is a place that truly enjoys four distinct seasons, sometimes all on the same day, as the locals like to joke. While well known for Utah’s ski season and “greatest snow on Earth,” each season brings fantastic weather and outdoor activities as well, from golfing, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, and so much more. So no matter the time of year or weather, our expert team will help you plan personalized activities for your entire family to enjoy during your Park City vacation.
Due to the surrounding mountains and unique weather patterns, sometimes the weather in Park City, Utah can be hard to predict. That’s why it’s so important to us to have a team full of locals who can keep up with any curveballs the weather might send. Our team will anticipate any Park City weather changes and offer alternative activities for you to enjoy in the course of in-climate weather, ensuring that none of your vacation time is wasted.
Park City Weather in Winter
While our winter snowstorms can be pretty intense, the weather in their wake is gorgeous, even in the winter. Sometimes, the weather is so nice that light jackets or less are enough to keep us warm while we ski. There’s also something magical about skiing in the freshly falling snow, even if we do need heavier jackets. Snowshoeing and sledding are also popular activities during the snow.
Park City Weather in Spring
Spring showers bring May flowers, and the green Park City, Utah mountains are truly something magical to see. Since Utah is a desert state, the gorgeous green hills of spring don’t last all year, which is why you shouldn’t count spring out when you’re thinking of booking a vacation. Since we don’t get too much rain, even during the spring, there will be plenty of time to enjoy the growth whether you’re hiking, biking, fishing, or whatever else you desire.
Park City Weather in Summer
At an elevation of 6,000 ft, Park City, Utah weather is pleasant even in high summer. So if you’re looking to enjoy the summer weather without overheating, this might be the perfect summer destination for you. Plus, the popular Sundance Film Festival takes place during the summer. In addition to the festival, Park City also boasts many outdoor concerts that you can enjoy along with the rest of our outdoor activities.
Park City Weather in Fall
The Fall weather in Park City is cool and crisp. You’ll enjoy a forest of beautifully colored leaves, all right outside your window. Fall is one of our favorite seasons for long hikes, as the weather is not too cold and not too hot. You’ll also find that Utah is a huge fan of the fall season as there are many fall festivals and activities happening every week and tons of top-rated haunted houses not far from Park City.
Park City weather is great, no matter what time of year. You’ll have a hard time deciding which season you love most! If you’re looking for a charming home, browse our Park City vacation rentals today!
Park City is a gorgeous mountain town with what may just be the best skiing on Earth. The city has two major ski resorts that span across the town: Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley Resort, which were major locations for ski and snowboarding events at the 2002 Winter Olympics. In the summer, visitors enjoy the popular Sundance Film Festival and miles of incredible hiking and biking trails. So if you’re wondering how to get to Park City, Utah to enjoy the world’s greatest snow you’re in luck because getting to Park City is easy and convenient.
Directions from All Major Cities and Airports
Park City is only 35 minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport, the most popular airport for getting to Park City. However, some of our guests also fly into the Heber Valley airport, TAC Airport, and Atlantic Aviation airport, all of which are just as close or closer than the SLC airport. The Atlantic Aviation airport is a high-end jet center capable of receiving private jets. This means that you can go from airplane to ski lift all in the same day. Nowhere in the world will you find other ski resorts of this magnitude as easily accessible.
No matter what airport you’re flying into, when you book a home through Summit Luxury Vacations, we’ll take care of making sure you get from your flight to your home with no extra hassle to you. We will provide you with personal transportation and/or a car rental delivery service depending on your needs and desires. If you’re looking to jump right into your vacation, we can drop you off at the destination of your choice and arrange for your luggage to be taken to your home. When you book through Summit Luxury Vacations, we’ll make sure to create your vacation your way.
When was the last time you arrived at your Park City vacation home without having to spend some time prepping it for your family and managing maintenance issues? If you’re like most vacation homeowners, chances are your answer is “never.” Wouldn’t it be dreamy to spend every precious moment of your visit engaging in family time, outdoor recreation, and relaxation? Summit Luxury Vacations was created to allow you to do exactly that. Instead of spending your first day arranging the patio furniture, cleaning the grill, and getting groceries, why not play a scenic round of golf or experience the tranquility of fly-fishing on the Provo River? Our home management services allow you to have a carefree time, every time.
SLV’s local, professional staff specializes in managing the most exclusive, luxurious Park City homes. We work with each homeowner to craft a customized package that best meets their needs. Homes can be regularly monitored and maintained in between visits, or we can simply prepare it for your family’s arrival, and “close it down” upon your departure. No task is beyond our abilities, and you can rest assured knowing our dedicated team is keeping your home secure, clean, and impeccably maintained with our unrivaled services.
Our services include:
- Proactive maintenance
- Routine repairs
- Grocery delivery
- Private airport transportation
- In-home entertaining – catering, decor, entertainment
- Concierge services for activities, spa, dining, equipment rentals
Planning Your Park City Summer Visit
If you are planning a visit to your Park City property this summer, our town may seem a little different from what you have grown accustomed to. In light of the coronavirus pandemic, events have been canceled to keep our community and our visitors healthy. While you won’t experience outdoor concerts at Deer Valley, the July 4th parade and fireworks, and the Park Silly Sunday Market, outdoor recreation is never canceled. We will gladly arrange your golf tee times, fly-fishing excursions, and mountain bike rentals. Both Park City Mountain and Deer Valley Resort are open for summer operations. All of Main Street is closed to vehicular traffic on Sundays and on Saturday, July 4th to allow for easy social distancing while enjoying plenty of outdoor dining and shopping. Our incredible array of local businesses would love your support during these challenging times.
The cancellation of events may have you spending even more time at your home this summer. SLV is here to help you get maximum enjoyment from it. Allow us to arrange for a private chef or catering services and an evening of live music at your home from local performer’s courtesy of Mountain Town Music’s Door 2 Door Tour. If more time at home has you realizing you’re missing certain amenities or items, we’ll be happy to arrange for you to have them.
You may also want to take the opportunity to explore a bit more beyond Park City during your summer visit. Utah is home to five spectacular national parks, with the closest one, Capitol Reef, only 3 ½ hours from Park City. And then there is the magic of Yellowstone National Park and Teton National Park in Wyoming, just 4 to 5 hours away. Prefer to stick closer to home? Day trips to the High Uinta Wilderness, Antelope Island State Park where buffalo and pronghorn roam, and Sundance Mountain Resort allow for abundant opportunities for exploration and recreation.
We look forward to seeing you this summer and making each and every visit the best one ever! Contact us to discuss your home management needs, and how we can exceed your expectations.
If you have never considered short term rentals in Park City for your vacation home, now is proving to be an opportune time to do so. The summer travel season is upon us, but in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, travel habits are shifting. People want to get away from crowded cities where they’ve been confined to connect with family and the outdoors, now more than ever. How they plan to travel is expected to change based on a recent survey conducted by MMGY Travel Intelligence and the U.S. Travel Association. Most Americans feel safer traveling in their own vehicles up to 500 miles or so from home, unless flying privately, as many Summit Luxury Vacations’ guests tend to do. Most local events may have been canceled, but Park City’s elevation and abundant recreation make it an ideal summer destination for families, especially since many camps across the country will not be operating this summer. As a result, travelers are looking for longer-term rentals. Instead of just a few nights, they desire a couple of weeks to even a couple of months. Hotels are not ideal for longer stays, and many are concerned about cleanliness, the ability to social distance, and countless touchpoints.
The demographic that SLV attracts has discovered they can easily work remotely. They can stay connected and tend to business while their children have a blast with a variety of outdoor diversions in and around Park City. When the evening falls, our homes offer expansive entertaining areas for guests to connect over delectable meals created by private chefs, an outdoor barbecue complemented by dry, mountain air and magnificent scenery, and sharing stories around the fire pit over s’ mores. Families from unbearably hot markets nearby like Phoenix, Palm Springs, Las Vegas, and the Salt Lake Valley nearby are making plans to flock to Park City for summer fun. All of these factors make this summer especially appealing for owners of Park City’s luxury homes to rent their properties. Locally based, SLV can help you capitalize on this trend with peace of mind during the periods you’re not using your home. And we have the ability to expertly maintain and manage every aspect of your property to eliminate the hassle of dealing with different entities to meet your needs. New homeowners who partner with us will enjoy a complimentary deep clean to ensure your home is expertly sanitized in advance of your first visit or first rental. Intensive cleaning protocols will be offered in advance of new reservations or your visit.
Perhaps you have already designated your home for nightly rentals but are less than satisfied by the rental property company you engaged. This is why Summit Luxury Vacations was created. We appeal to Park City vacation homeowners who have had negative experiences renting their homes or never considered doing so until they discovered our elite services, highly personalized attention, and security protocols. Specializing in maintaining a small portfolio of Park City’s most luxurious homes and offering highly customized packages and services renders SLV a unique option in a rather unregulated, over-saturated, and often unprofessional industry.
SLV is committed to ensuring the privacy of our owners and guests, with most of our services provided by in-house staff and a select group of trusted partners. Homeowners appreciate the fact that we don’t require that their properties be available during peak periods or for a minimum number of days each year. We understand your Park City home is your treasured retreat, and you should enjoy it how and when you wish. When not doing so, we are available to maximize your investment by renting it to affluent travelers who are thoroughly vetted with background checks.
A homeowner in the prestigious Park City community, The Colony, says he never entertained the thought of offering his expansive vacation home for short-term rentals prior to discovering the SLV team. “They allow me to have maximum flexibility. SLV’s local, trustworthy staff responds to our needs quickly, providing exceptional services to my family and our renters,” says client Josh Tarter, a CEO, and entrepreneur. “I have an added layer of security knowing who is in my house, serving our guests for babysitting, massages, and catered meals by a private chef. The larger, less personalized vacation rental companies did not give me this level of confidence. My expectations are continually surpassed, and I value the fact that they are small and selective, yet highly professional.”
SLV’s Business Model Entails:
- Specializing in a limited, exclusive portfolio of ultra-luxury homes
- Offering customized packages, knowing no two homeowners or properties are alike
- Allowing homeowners to determine the availability of their home
- Conducting background checks on guests to ensure the safety and security of each home
- Having local staff and insider knowledge of the Park City community
- Managing personalized services by in-house staff instead of 3rd party contractors
- Ensuring privacy and security for high-profile owners and guests
- Marketing efforts that target an affluent traveler demographic
As schools across the country have shut down and the virtual end of the school year draws to a close, families are eagerly making their summer travel plans. Why not test the rental waters with us this summer and see what we – and your spectacular home – can do for you? For more information about Summit Luxury Vacations and to discuss a customized rental and/or management package that would best suit your needs, contact our General Manager Cameron Brookes. We can’t wait to surpass your expectations!
Times have never been stranger for the Park City community, and just about everywhere else for that matter. As the COVID-19 pandemic has forced Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain, and many world-class hotels to close one month early, along with restaurants temporarily suspending dine-in service, our typically buzzing mountain town resembles shoulder seasons of 25 years ago. As it turns out, that is ideal for the social distancing we are being urged to practice.
Park City offers plenty of space and fresh mountain air in the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. Some of our homeowners who were visiting for spring break are prolonging their stays to take advantage of these uncertain times to reconnect with family members in their mountain sanctuaries while enjoying outdoor recreation with no crowds whatsoever.
If you are among the lucky few thousand people to be riding this out in Park City, we will continue to keep you updated about how to make the most of our mountain town paradise.
Recreation and Diversion in Park City
Resorts may be closed, but the great outdoors is always open. Park City has 400 miles of trails for biking, hiking, running, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing. No matter the season, there is abundant variety. And this time of year, the weather can be spring-like or wintery – we call in sprinter! This means you can be hiking one day and snowshoeing the next. Our ski-in, ski-out homes are at high altitudes with plenty of snow remaining to enjoy from your front door. Or drive to lower elevations in town for dry land activities. If you haven’t tried the fat tire biking fad, there is no time like the present. The Round Valley trail network is a great place to do so.
It’s a great time for binge-watching series and movies you haven’t had the opportunity to view yet. See why everyone is roaring about “Tiger King” and check out the highly anticipated season 3 of “Ozark.”
Additional ideas to pass the time while bonding with your family members include:
- Try New Recipes — All Park City grocery stores are open. Some have special shopping hours for seniors, and most have reduced their hours while limiting the number of people who can shop at any given time. Our stores are remarkably well stocked compared to other parts of the country, so take this opportunity to cook with the family and try some new recipes. Without a doubt, comfort food is highly appealing these days!
- Fitness — Just because the gyms are closed doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your fitness regimen. Download some fitness apps to stick to your routine. Peloton is offering its app for free for 90 days – there are all types of workouts, and you don’t need their bike or treadmill to do them. Better yet, how about some local inspiration? Join the PC MARC Group Fitness Facebook group for workouts posted by their instructors. Tadasana yoga studio is offering live classes online. And Boom Cycle Room is posting HIIT workouts on their Facebook and Instagram accounts.
- Learn a New Language — this is fun and educational for the whole family! Try apps like Duolingo, and learn a language spoken in a country you’d most like to visit. Once normal travel resumes, plan a trip to that locale!
- Jigsaw Puzzles and Board Games — Seriously, when was the last time you had an opportunity to unwind for some old-fashioned entertainment?
Supporting the Local Community
If you love Park City, now is a great time to give back and provide support to businesses and staff who will be severely impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. Here are some ideas for the best ways to help:
The Park City Community Foundation’s Community Response Fund will support health and human services non-profits in greater Park City that are handling cases related to the impact of COVID-19. Targeted operating grants will fund organizations that have deep roots in the community and strong experience working with residents without health insurance and/or access to sick days, people with limited English language proficiency, healthcare and gig economy workers, and communities of color, among others.
Diversified Bars & Restaurants, the restaurant group that owns Butcher’s Chop House & Bar, No Name Saloon, and Boneyard Saloon/Wine Dive, is donating 100% of gift card sales to its service staff. Buy a gift card to enjoy it later while supporting workers now! Gift cards are available online at each business’s website.
Many restaurants from casual to fine dining are offering curbside pick-up service to break up the mundaneness of cooking and to keep themselves afloat. Click here for our guide to restaurants keeping our community well-fed.
It only takes one visit to Park City to discover that, contrary to prevalent misconceptions about Utah, there are plenty of options for après-ski. After all, what is a ski vacation without reminiscing about the day’s adventures over your favorite libations in a cozy, mountain setting? Summit Luxury Vacations’ portfolio of Park City Utah ski in ski out house rentals provides a dreamy setting for après-ski enjoyment. There are also a host of sensational venues in town to socialize at the end of a day on Utah’s famed slopes. A visit to any one of these unique destinations for a cocktail, beer, or glass of wine will complete your winter day. From Historic Main Street to luxurious mountain top views, you’ll find the pinnacle of the après scene here in Park City.
High West Saloon
Historic Park City
Click out of your bindings and enjoy the world’s one and only ski-in, gastro-distillery, located just a moment away from the Park City Mountain’s Town Lift on Park Avenue. High West offers refreshing and inventive cocktails and internationally renowned spirits, distilled just East of town in Wanship. The saloon offers a rustic, Old West feel in a renovated, historic garage. Invigorate your senses with a Trapper, made with Rendezvous Rye, whipped cream, and hot chocolate. Or simply sip on a shot of the smoky Campfire Whiskey while resting your ski legs. We recommend ordering the pretzel and the cheese and charcuterie board – you won’t be disappointed! On a sunny day, enjoy the outdoor patio and watch the Park City world pass by. Après-ski is alive and well at this popular and historic local landmark.
St. Regis Deer Valley
If you find yourself on the Deer Valley slopes when the lifts stop spinning, ascend the funicular to the Mountain Terrace or take a seat at the St. Regis Bar. The legendary St. Regis does après-ski like everything else it does: perfectly polished in every way. Relax on the heated stone terrace and soak up the sunset cascading over the slopes. The warm heat of the fire garden and calming atmosphere brings friends together, both new and old. Sip on a complimentary glass of champagne, poured fresh from the bartender after he dramatically recites the Napoleonic tale of champagne during a scenic sabering. If the kids are craving a sugar rush, head over to the S’ mores Bar on the terrace for a sweet treat. Cozy up under the heaters and the stars while toasting another perfect winter day.
Waldorf Astoria Park City
After spending your day in the mountain majesty of Park City, continue the magic by relaxing in your very own igloo. Last December, the Waldorf Astoria debuted Frostoria, a series of clear, extravagantly styled, personal igloos. If there was ever a way to experience après-ski in style, this is it. Choose from inventive cocktails and delicious shareable eats like Braised Short Ribs or Wild Mushroom Risotto with Black Truffle. Complete your evening under the stars at this fabulous arctic village where no luxury is spared.
Veuve Clicquot Yurt
Montage Deer Valley
Are there many things more satisfying than sitting back and relaxing after a day of skiing? At the Montage, certainly not. The resort, located adjacent to Deer Valley’s Ruby and Empire chair lifts, offers a grandiose, modern ski lodge design. Descend the stairs from the Burgers & Bourbon Bar to the Veuve Clicquot Yurt, which takes après luxury to the next level. Slide off the slopes and into the chic, slope-side yurt to relax and rejuvenate. Sip on some bubbly while tasting delectable bites, including caviar, created by the experts on the Montage culinary team. Anyone gracing the slopes of Deer Valley can’t miss this intimate, refined après paradise.
The first months of the year can feel like they last forever in many places. Luckily, you have discovered that Park City blooms in winter and there are plenty of ways to stay entertained and energized. Presidents’ Day is coming up on February 17th, which means you get to enjoy some time off in our mountain paradise. A stay in one of Summit Luxury Vacations’ exclusive ski-in, ski-out homes provides a front-row seat to exhilarating outdoor adventure with endless luxury indoors for relaxation and entertaining. The month of February has kicked off with abundant snow to ensure you can make the most of everything Park City has to offer. Below are some of our favorite things to do in Park City for the best ways to play during your winter break. Allow our concierge to handle the logistics, so all you have to do is show up!
Cruise through the Wasatch Mountains on a guided snowmobile tour. Operated by Deer Valley, Summit Meadow Adventures allows you to explore miles of backcountry through aspens and meadow, accessing pristine areas like never before. Beginning with complimentary transportation from Park City, your adventure starts by bundling up with the proper gear. Helmets are mandatory and are offered free of charge. You can also rent winter gear for the ride, such as snow coats, pants, boots, or gloves.
Utah Helicopter Skiing
Get a bird’s eye view and take an aerial approach to access bottomless, untouched powder. Since 1973, Powderbird has offered premier, world-class helicopter guide services in Utah and Greenland. Professional guides with years of experience allow you to experience Utah’s Greatest Snow on Earth like never before. Two bases are located conveniently near Park City Mountain and at the base of Snowbird in Little Cottonwood Canyon.
Fireside Dining at Deer Valley
After spending a day of adventure in the winter air, relax at a fireside table to enjoy the finest European cuisine in luxurious surroundings. Fireside Dining at Deer Valley’s Empire Lodge is a slope-side dining destination that offers a uniquely inviting experience with the cuisine served from four grand fireplaces. The raclette and chocolate fondue are definitive crowd-pleasers. Complement your meal with specially selected wines and imported beers from around the world.
Custom Gin Making at Alpine Distilling
Craft your own signature spirit with the Alpine Distilling Gin Experience on Historic Main Street. Through a series of guided steps, you learn the intimate process of distilling, the rich history of gin, and the art of aroma sensory skills. After selecting your desired botanical and distinctive flavors, sit back and enjoy a four-course dinner by 350 Main’s chef Matt Safrenek. Your custom libation will be available for pickup later that night or the next day.
The Next Course: Cooking for Two
Mountain Town Olive Oil Co. is hosting The Next Course – Food and Wine Pairing, a weekly tasting class that takes on Historic Main Street. Observe expert chefs prepare exquisite dishes and thoughtfully explain different ways of using oils, vinegar, and more to create the perfect dish. On February 13th at 1 pm, the focus is Cooking for Two. Learn how to perfect dishes like Truffled Scallop, Skillet Pork Chops, Oven Polenta with Roasted Mushrooms, and Crème Brulé. You’ll receive recipes to take home, a small selection of Mountain Town products, and a discount for future shopping.
With the Sundance Film Festival behind us, Park City only has a short break from gracing the world stage. The Intermountain Healthcare International Ski World Cup returns for its 22nd year at Deer Valley Resort, February 6-9. The world’s best men and women freestyle competitors will amaze and awe spectators as they twist, fly and ski their way to the podium. The three exhilarating areas of competition include moguls, dual moguls, aerials. These are the same events that Deer Valley hosted during the Olympic Winter Games in 2002, so it’s no surprise the Intermountain Healthcare Freestyle International draws an enthusiastic crowd of Park City locals and visitors each year. Expect plenty of cowbells to be ringing! The qualifying rounds take place during the day, and the competition is under the lights, which makes the event all the more electrifying. And there’s more…it’s free!
Ensure maximum enjoyment of the spectacle by being fully prepared. Having attended this event for many years as locals, we have five pieces of advice to follow:
- Dress in layers. Consider wearing long johns and even ski pants, in addition to very warm gloves, a hat, and warm socks.
- Standing on the snow gets chilly, so wear snow boots designed to keep you dry and comfortable in low temperatures.
- Hand warmers – they’re your friends!
- A hot beverage in an insulated cup or some local Alpine Distilling or High West spirits in a flask will make you the envy of the crowd.
- Ride the free bus or carpool! There tends to be a lot of traffic with everyone departing the event at the same time.
The World Cup kicks off on Thursday with the moguls competition, continues on Friday with aerials, and concludes on Saturday with dual moguls. View the event schedule here.
Deer Valley’s EBS Lounge in Snow Park Lodge will expand its hours of operation for the nighttime events. Kick off your evening with a cocktail and snack. If you’re looking for something more substantial, start your night early with dinner at the extravagant Seafood Buffet at Snow Park Lodge and walk a bit of that off as you hike up the hill to the competition. Other nearby dining options in Snow Park include The Brass Tag inside The Lodges at Deer Valley or Deer Valley Grocery Café where you can grab and go if you prefer to eat on the hill. We dare you to resist snagging a Deer Valley chocolate chip cookie to munch on during the event!
Live up the luxury at the World Cup by getting tickets for the VIP tent. There, you can seek warmth and absorb the social environment among Park City jet-setters, sponsors, and the like. The tent also features a lavish buffet and drinks.
However you decide to experience the World Cup, it promises to be one of your most exciting winter weekends in Park City. Take advantage of this extraordinary chance to see the rising stars of skiing up close.