Utah Luxury Lifestyle Blog

You’ll find our blog to be a wealth of information, covering everything from local market real estate news, home design trends,  and fine living in Utah.  We share insights on favorite places for entertainment, fine dining and recreating in the Wasatch Mountains  along with general community happenings. That’s because we care about the community and want to help you find your place in it. Please reach out if you have any questions at all. We’d love to talk with you!

Jan. 12, 2024

New Year Update 2024

Happy New Year! With lots of new snow and plenty of wintertime fun, 2024 is off to a great start here in the Wasatch Back. The MLK holiday weekend and Sundance Film Festival are fast approaching, ensuring that the next few weeks around town will be action packed.

Check out the latest news and upcoming events. We hope to see you around town or out on the slopes!
Local photographer Brent Haddock has taken some stunning photos of our winter season thus far. This photo was taken on January 9th on an 11º morning at Wallsburg Bay in Deer Creek State Park.

The storm cycle has returned to Utah! We got a nice refresher earlier this week, and a parade of winter storms are forecast to dump a lot more snow on our mountains during the next several days!

Visit the Ski Utah website for the latest forecast and current conditions at our resorts. And for backcountry enthusiasts, make sure to check the Utah Avalanche Center's latest ratings and observations.



The Park City Resort will celebrate six decades since the resort first opened as Treasure Mountain in 1963. The resort has grown from a local skiing hub to a world-renowned resort. The anniversary celebrations will include live music, giveaways, a ski beach, and fireworks! 

More info here.


Development plans for a new ski-in/ski-out village at Deer Valley's Snow Park have received a key approval from the Park City Council. The Council unanimously agreed to vacate a portion of the public right-of-way on Deer Valley Drive in order to accommodate a master plan that includes a ski beach with hotels, commercial space, a new transit hub, and some condos.
From here the master plan will move to the Park City Planning Commission for review. The decision to vacate the road will remain contingent on the approval of the full project and the partnership agreement. There is also a two-year sunset clause on the road vacation if no action occurs.

For those interested in learning more about the plans for Snow Park, Deer Valley will be hosting an open house this evening, January 10th, from 4 - 6 pm at Snow Park Lodge. Deer Valley is asking for people to RSVP by emailing marketing@deervalley.com.

Jan 18 - 28  |  Park City

The Sundance Film Festival 2024 celebrates its 40th anniversary as a premier destination for independent cinema. It features a diverse mix of groundbreaking films from both new and established filmmakers, drawing thousands of guests to town.

Explore the lineup.


The Midway Ice Castles are set to open this coming weekend. This frozen wonder is not to be missed, and word on the street is that this year's design is better than ever! Advance tickets are strongly recommended, and always check their website and social feeds to stay up-to-date on the latest info at the castles. 

Tickets and info here.


Canyons Village

Friday, January 12
4-6 pm  |  Live Music 
6 pm  |  Fireworks

​Saturday, February 17
4-6 pm  |  Live Music 
6:45 pm  |  Fireworks

More info here.


Begins Jan 20  |  Utah Olympic Park

The domestic aerials schedule begins on January 20 with the FIS Open. Athletes will compete against the world’s best in a warm-up event for the Deer Valley World Cup.

More info here.



February 1 - 3  |  Deer Valley® Resort

The world’s most elite mogul ski athletes compete on Deer Valley's world-renowned slopes in the Snow Park area. The event is free for spectators, so bundle up and watch the world's top mogul skiers and aerialists on February 1st (moguls), 2nd (aerials), and 3rd (dual moguls). 

More info here.



Feb 10 - 11  |  Midway
Soldier Hollow Nordic Center

The Grand Tour is the ultimate test of the ski season, allowing participants to challenge their skills across Soldier Hollow's renowned cross-country terrain.

More info here.


Feb 16 - 17  |  Wasatch Events Center

Utah SkiJoring is an action-packed competition where a horse and rider pull a skier or snowboarder along a course that includes gates, jumps, and rings. SkiJoring combines Utah's signature ski heritage with its cowboy roots, creating a wild, fast-paced, and spectacular competition. 

Get tickets here.


Various Locations throughout Park City

Egyptian Theatre
Jan 11 - 14  Elvin Bishop + Charlie Musselwhite
Feb 1  Leftover Salmon - SOLD OUT!
Feb 8 - 10  The Lone Bellow
Feb 15 - 17  Martin Sexton
Feb 22 - 25  Brett Dennen w/ Langhorne Slim

Feb 29 - Mar 2  10,000 Maniacs
Park City Film Series
Jan 11  Full Circle
Jan 12 - 14  Monster
Jan 13  Phantom Boy
Feb 2 - 4  The Boy and the Heron
Feb 9 - 11 Ferrari
Feb 10  We Dream of Robots
Park City Institute
Feb 8  Dr. Wendy M. Troxel, PhD - Sleep Well to Live Well
Feb 17  Nella

March 1 Daniell McGuire
March 9 BodyTraffic
March 15 Circque Mechanics - Zephyr

427 Main St  |  Park City

We are glad to have this legendary music venue back open and hosting nationally acclaimed music acts. Their upcoming lineup is outstanding! Make sure to check in often, as they have been adding new artists/dates on a regular basis.

Tickets here!
Jan 18  Leon Bridges
Jan 19 & 21  The Black Keys
Jan 20  Odesza
Jan 21 The Black Keys
Jan 22  Devo
Jan 22  Lil John
Jan 23  Charley Crockett
Jan 26  Kaskade
Jan 27  Dirty Heads
Feb 23  Steve Aoki
Mar 16  GoldFish
1255 Park Ave  |  Park City

Jan 11  |  Preschool Storytime
Jan 11  |  Toddler Time
Jan 11  |  Minecraft Club
Jan 12  |  Spanish Baby Time
Jan 12  |  Spanish Songs and Stories
Jan 13  |  Crafternoons To-Go
Jan 13  |  Kids' Film Fest: Phantom Boy

See Full List of Events here!
 Happy 2024!

Greg Miner JD, Crystal Robinson, Hanna Woodley, and Maverick Bolger JD
Greg  435.668.7771  |  Crystal  435.655.1335  |  Maverick 303.588.0568
Photos courtesy of Park City Chamber of Commerce, Deer Valley Resort®, Park City Mountain Resort.
Copyright © 2024 The Utah Luxury Group, All rights reserved.

Posted in Market Updates
April 24, 2020

1st Quarter 2020 Market Snapshot

Here is a quick snapshot of the 1st Quarter 2020 Market Statistics for the Greater Park City area. Look for the in-depth MARKET PULSE REPORT in your inbox in a couple of weeks! Our world here changed dramatically when the ski resorts abruptly closed down on March 14 due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus. Everyone’s world did.
According to the National Association of REALTORS®, "while existing-home sales dipped nationwide in March as the COVID-19 pandemic sparked stay-at-home restrictions across the country, they're not far off from the numbers a year ago, and home prices continue to rise. 'Unfortunately, we knew home sales would wane in March due to the coronavirus outbreak,' says Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist. 'More temporary interruptions to home sales should be expected in the next couple of months, though home prices will still likely rise.' Home prices remain strong, even early in the pandemic. The median existing-home price for all housing types nationally in March was up 8% from a year ago. Home prices rose in every region of the U.S. last month."

Along the Wasatch Back, the numbers show a similar trend. For the week ending April 4th, there were 35 closed sales compared to 27 closed sales the week prior, an increase of almost 30%. One year ago, there were 38 closed listings in the same week - nearly the same as last year. New contract volume (12 contracts) during the same week was down 25% from the week before and down 70% from the same week a year earlier (46 contracts). So, while prices don’t appear to be dropping, we can expect a more reserved buyer market during this unique time. Given that the last two weeks of March are typically big “pended sales” weeks for us, the slowdown was to be expected.
If you would like to be kept up to date as we move towards the Stabilization phase of the COVID-19 recovery, please reach out – market activity is being tracked weekly and those reports can be easily shared.
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Greg Miner, J.D., Crystal Robinson, Matt Green, and Hanna Woodley
Greg  435.668.7771  |  Crystal  435.655.1335  |  UtahLuxuryGroup.com
Posted in Market Updates
March 31, 2020

How Do I Find the Market Value of a Property?

Knowing the exact market value of the property gives you a better hold over your property sales, refinancing, taxes and insurances. It is also important if you are going to buy a property on that particular day. Along with this, it also gives a proper estimation of the investment strength and equity of the property. As real estate is a varied market even within the same locality, it requires proper analysis of involved aspects. If you are buying or selling your Park City Area home, having the guidance of an expert like Utah Luxury Real Estate Group will assure that you get perfect market value for your property.


What is market value?

Market value is what is the cost of the property under present conditions. It is affected if the party is under pressure to finish the process due to factors like family issues or relocation. It requires analysis of many influencing factors but it will save you loads of money if you apply the correct approach. The exact value of any property is dependent on the detailed process of considering impactful players in the process. 

In a property sale, sellers will have a proposed value and try to find buyers who are in the same estimates. Also, the buyers will vary and press down the prices depending on their research and market value analysis. This complete process is never constant and varies according to market ongoings. Many factors influence the price of the property irrespective of changing market conditions.

Below are the factors that will influence your home's market value, including:

  • External features: Property condition, portion size, Trends of a particular type of architectural, drainage systems, pavements, surrounding environments, etc.
  • Internal features: Property construction quality, present condition of the property, utilization of energy, number of rooms, etc. 
  • Demand: The total quantity of properties for sale and the number of buyers also influence the rate of property in a particular area.
  • Location: There would be an already established market value for a particular location that will influence the total sale.


How to determine the exact market value of a home:

Determining how to know your property’s value with the assistance of tools and expert professionals aids you effectively sell, buy, refinance and get lower property rates which will hugely benefit you.

Below are a few methods to follow for assessing the exact market value of your property: 


1. Using an online comparative valuation tool: With the use of an effective valuation tool, you will get a fair estimate of the property’s market value. They will not have any biased results and provides near accurate value. You must ensure that you enter all the upgradations to your property after your ownership as these factors will have a huge impact on the value of the property. They make use of public records such as ownership details, property transfers, tax valuations and blend them with unique calculations to provide the exact value.


2. Perform a relative market analysis on the property (CMA). This is a process of comparing your property to similar properties to develop a mathematical breakup. It includes the worth of your property, relative to neighboring properties with similar features. This process is very important to know the right price in the current market conditions.


3.Property appraiser for performing an appraisal of the property: If you have an expert property appraiser, it will largely benefit you. The property appraisal report from them will have a huge impact on sales. You can get an exact value by using the services of more than one appraiser. Later, you can take the average of those values to get the perfect rounded figure. As a property owner, you can use the services of an appraiser at any time of the year. This is a proven method, a majority of the US property owners know the value of their homes via the appraisals.


4. Research of surrounding similar properties: Find the lately sold properties in the neighboring area that are alike to your properties in overall size, square feet, conditions, and other features. Sum up the final sale cost of every property and then divide them by the total number of properties to know the average selling price. To know the average per square feet value, divide the average sale price to the average square footage of the property. You can get your property value by multiplying this average price with the total square feet of your property.


5. Know the tax assessment: Visit your local taxing firm and get the property tax assessment for your house. You can also assess by knowing the rate of taxation by knowing the property value percentage and dividing them by tax rates. This will help you to know the exact tax value for your property. 

Overall, determining the accurate property value will allow you to analyze your total budget and also get the perfect value for your property. The majority of Americans feel that it will provide a fair estimate of the overall financial health.



Regardless of your plan for selling, refinancing or assessing taxes for your property, it is important to rightly asses the market value. Even if you want to buy a home in the coming days, knowing the exact market value in your locality will help to save you from paying more than its exact value. If you are staying in Utah park city area and planning to buy or sell a home, then the Utah luxury real estate group should be your first-choice realtor. They possess the required experience and skills and have a team of award-winning professionals for processing your job. They have a splendid knowledge of all the factors in Utah park city area you will be ensured of covering all possible aspects. As a prospective seller or buyer, you will get a reliable association in your property selection who will effectively know your requirements and act accordingly in the process.

March 19, 2020

How Are You?


During this time of uncertainty relative to the COVID-19 virus, our care and concern focuses on you, your family and loved ones, and especially the elderly and immunocompromised. Nothing is more precious than our families. We hope the precautions implemented nationwide have created a safe haven for your loved ones. The challenge of the abrupt shift for so many to virtual work and home schooling has no doubt created ripples in your routine, yet we all know it is for the greater good. That’s our "why."

Enormous gratitude to all the healthcare professionals that are working Herculean hours and risking their lives to keep us safe.



As the gravity of the COVID-19 virus escalated in recent weeks and the Summit County Health Department issued orders for prevention, the response from the ski resorts and area restaurants was swift. On March 14, both Vail Resorts (Park City Mountain) and Alterra Mountain Company (Deer Valley) announced their closures, and other ski areas across the state followed during the ensuing days. Kids were ordered home for at least 2 weeks, and all restaurants went to curbside service only. Main Street had the eerie aura of a western ghost town in a matter of hours. It’s a story that has been repeated across the nation.  



We are so fortunate to live in a place where so many great outdoor options exist to fulfill the “allowed exercise” in daily routines. We can choose from heading up to the Uinta Mountains for skinning, back country skiing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing. Closer to home, cycling, Nordic ski rolling, hiking, Blue Ribbon fly fishing, and early season water sports for the brave…all are right out our door. 

We are still conducting business as normal, just with limited contact. We have many tools available to make this process seamless, including Facetime and 3D Matterport Virtual Tours. Our many ongoing transactions are being handled as normal thanks to technology.

When I was a boy and I would see scary things
in the news, my mother would say to me,

"Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping."

- Fred Rogers



We all have our favorite local eateries, whether it's for dining now or next time you visit town. A great way to show support for our wonderful, local restaurants and to help them get through this shortened season is to buy gift cards to inject much needed cash flow to these businesses. Diversified Bar & Restaurants, parent company to No Name Saloon/The Annex, Butchers, and Boneyard Saloon & Wine Dive, has pledged to donate 100% of gift card sales proceeds to their staff impacted by the closures.  

Boneyard & Wine Dive  |  Butchers Chop House & Bar  |  No Name Saloon / Annex


Our community joins many across the world in a unified effort to reduce the impacts of COVID-19. The Summit County Health Department has prohibited all dine-in food service. Curbside is now the way to go to maintain property social distancing, so many of our local favorites have jumped in to participate. If your favorite eatery is not on these lists, chances are by the time you read this their business will have shifted to curbside - check their website(s) for up to date info.



  • State Road Tavern
  • Hi Mountain Drug
  • Sur Latin Street Food
  • Mirror Lake Station (to-go donuts and fritters!) 
  • Mirror Lake Diner
  • Summit Pizza
  • Subway

Our local food banks and pantries will be hit hard during this crisis. Please consider donating extra food and supplies to them to help serve our fellow residents in need. Click here for a full list of food banks and pantries to see where you can help.



As our economy fluctuates due to the uncertainty in the world markets, many questions surface relative to real estate. Here’s what we know. Real Estate has a lot more inertia than stocks, so prices tend to be more stable. We do not expect significant changes in prices in the short term.

Historically, real estate has been a solid long-term investment, particularly if you get to invest in building indelible family memories in this wonderful resort community. 
Inventory remains incredibly low across the nation, and with mortgage interest rates now hovering at a 50-year low, homes will continue to be bought and sold. While there will undoubtedly be a slight pause in transactions while we all adjust to this “social distancing” paradigm, we see the likelihood of some wonderful buying opportunities in the months ahead. Having a strategy for how you want to come out on the tail end can help formulate the bridge to get there. I’d love to discuss this with you further.  

Helpful links and ideas for staying entertained

ALL DAY at home with kids –
how do I structure the day?

Tips from a Teacher

Here Are 18 Things You Can Do
if You’re “Social Distancing” at Home

Dwell Magazine

Play These Popular Board and
Card Games Online With Friends


Google Earth Has Virtual Tours of
31 National Parks in the U.S.

Google Earth

Movies in Theaters
Will Be Offered for In-Home Rental


Coronavirus Podcasts + Best of 2020

The 10 Best Podcasts of 2019

Time Magazine

Explore and Learn a New Skill
Skillshare  |  Udemy  |  LinkedIn Learning
Coursera  |  Masterclass

These 12 Famous Museums are Offering Virtual Tours
Travel + Leisure

“I live in Northern Italy, quite close to the very first outbreak in Europe. Following the government provisions, we cannot leave our homes and when we do (to buy some groceries), we wear surgical masks: realizing that I was not able to see other people’s faces has probably been one of the hardest moments these days. Nevertheless, all over the country, children have begun to hang banners at the windows - colorful rainbows with the writing ‘Andrà tutto bene,’ meaning ‘Everything will be fine,’ and I’m spotting a handful of them outside my terrace right now. Andrà tutto bene, I do believe that.”

- Comment by Reader, Irene 
"Coronavirus: How are you feeling?"  CupofJo.com

Greg Miner, J.D., Crystal Robinson, Matt Green, and Hanna Woodley
Greg  435.668.7771  |  Crystal  435.655.1335  |  UtahLuxuryGroup.com
Posted in Market Updates
March 8, 2020

2020 Spring Events & Lifestyle Newsletter

We love winter in Park City, but by this time of year we welcome the longer days and milder weather that accompany the arrival of spring. If you haven't experienced spring skiing here you should make plans to check it out - you get to enjoy the best of Park City, but without the crowds and with better weather. Of course there is always the possibility of springtime powder days, but that is part of what makes springtime in Park City so interesting!
Another strong snow year means we can anticipate perfect spring skiing through the end of this season. March graces us with later sunrises that keep the snow and corduroy firm in the morning, and long, sunny afternoons that are perfect for après ski at the resort beaches or outdoor concerts and events. And it's lovely to hear birds chirping again. Embrace the fun ways our resorts and community celebrate spring - there's so much to choose from!
Anticipated Resort Closing Dates
Park City + Deer Valley® Resort
For a complete list statewide resort closing  dates,
please visit skiutah.com. 
(Closing dates subject to change)

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Annual Pond Skimming Competition
April 4th  |  Canyons Village

For the 24th year, Park City’s legendary pond skimming tradition is back, signaling the end of the ski season with a splash... and wipeouts, laughs, and costume creativity! Every year, locals prepare their kookiest attire and muster the courage to cross a 100-foot-long pond on skis or snowboards. Most of these costumed daredevils do not walk away dry! Cheer on the most daring and garishly dressed locals, laugh at their wipeouts, and stick around for the party. For more information, click here. 

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St. Paddy's Train
Heber Valley Railroad  | March 13

Get your Irish on for this fun, family-friendly St. Paddy's Train! The 2-hour round trip departs at 7 pm. On board, there's live music from Leaping LuLu so you can dance the jig in the aisles! Includes Irish snacks, fun, and prizes. You can also have your picture taken with the Leprechaun on board! More info here.

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St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Park City Resort  |  March 17

Throw on your greenest ski gear and head to Park City Mountain for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration on and off the slopes. With all day Irish themed food specials at Park City and Canyons Village restaurants, St. Patrick themed s’mores and cookies, and live music in both mountain villages, this will be a party you don’t want to miss! More info here.

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Meet the Avalanche Dogs
Now - April 12th |  Park City Summit

Every Saturday, there will be a meet and greet of Park City's avalanche dogs and their amazing ski patroller companions. Come by to learn about these talented, speedy, and superior sniffing dogs! Meet near the Summit House restaurant on the top of the Bonanza Express at 1:00 pm. For more information, click here.


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Easter Sunday
April 12th |  Various Park City Locations

This year Easter Sunday coincides with the anticipated closing days for both Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley®. While details are still forthcoming, you can bet that things will be especially festive at both our local resorts on this special Sunday. So plan on bringing the family to enjoy Easter egg hunts and the end-of-season festivities!


Park City offers one of the best art and music scenes around. Those who love music, art and entertainment of all sorts will find that our mountains are packed with options for all ages. 

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March 6 - April 5   
Park City Village & Canyons Village

Park City shines in spring, and it's all yours to soak in during the month-long Spring Grüv celebration. Come feel the beat of concerts on the village stages, join a deck party at Pink Park City, test your creativity at the annual Pond Skimming Competition, and so much more. Redefine your spring break! For more information, click here.
March 6:  Davey & The Midnights   
March 7: Outdoor Movie Night
March 8: Will Sangster Duo 
March 13: Dueling Pianos
March 14: Fuse N' Rock
March 15: Wyatt Pike
March 20: Outdoor Movie Night
March 21: Dr. Bob Duo
March 22: Make Your Own Music
March 27: Michelle Moonshine Trio
March 28: Changing Lanes
March 29: Make Your Own Music
April 3: Fuse N' Rock
April 4: Live Music
April 5: Make Your Music

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Egyptian Theater
328 Main St  |  Park City

Sam Bush: March 6-8
moe.: March 12-14
Newsies: March 20-29
The Night Witches: March 27-29
Sierra Hull: April 3-5
Bill Frisell Trio: April 9-11
The Ventures: April 16-18
Park City Follies: April 24-May 3 
KT Tunstall: May 7-9
An Evening with JJ Grey: May 14-16
Sister Act the Musical: May 22-31

For more info click here.

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Eccles Center
1750 Kearns Blvd  |  Park City 

Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post Journalist Eli Saslow: March 7
T-Bone Burnett:  March 21
Complexions Dance:  April 4
Nat'l Geographic Live! Nizar Ibrahim: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous: April 18

For more info click here.

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Park City Film Series
Park City Library  

Little Women:  March 6-8
Storm Boy:  March 7 
The Zen Speaker:  March 19
The Woman Who Loves Giraffes: 
March 20-22
Corpus Christi:  March 27-29

For more info click here.

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Park City Live
427 Main St  |  Park City

G. Love & Special Sauce:  March 5
Spafford:  March 17
Adventure Club:  March 21
Chromeo:  March 27

For more info click here.

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O.P. Rockwell
268 Main St  |  Park City

Yarn:  March 5
Mark Farina: March 7
Hell's Belles:  March 13
Orgone:  March 22
Grant Farm:  March 25
John Craigie:  March 26
Charlie Parr:  March 27
Tony Holiday:  April 2
Thunderpussy:  April 4

For more info click here.

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Dejoria Center   970  State Hwy UT-32  |  Kamas
Danny Seraphine's 'Take Me Back To Chicago' Tour Featuring CTA:  March 7
Musician's Showcase:  March 13
Small House Strings:   March 27
David Cook & Kris Allen:  March 28
Bill Engvall:  April 3

For more info click here.
Steve Schuffert: April 4
Musician's Showcase: April 10
Grizzly Goat: April 25
Napoleon Dynamite:  May 2
Musician's Showcase: May 8
The Fab Four: May 16

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Red Butte Garden
Outdoor Concert Series

May - September  |  Red Butte Gardens
Salt Lake City

From May through September the Red Butte Gardens Amphitheater in Salt Lake City hosts a variety of outstanding outdoor concerts. Look for our email when the concert dates are released in April. Be sure to earmark the ticket sales dates as they sell out very quickly! For more info, click here.

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Eccles Theater
131 South Main Street
Salt Lake City

Dear Evan Hansen: March 4-14
Flamenco - Featuring Tablado Dance Company: March 12
Wilco: Ode to Joy Tour: March 16
Dancing with the Stars: March 19
Black Comedy: March 20
Little Big Town: March 27-28
#IMOMSOHARD Mom's Night Out
Round 2!:
 March 29
Jim Jefferies: April 4
Disney's Frozen: April 15 - May 3
Kithara Duo: April 17
Adam Ant: Friend or Foe: May 6

For more events and  info click here.
Mandy Moore: May 8
Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson: May 14
Bill Maher: May 17
Sentinel: May 28

Pink Park City
March 28  |  Canyons Village

For the third year, Pink Park City's ski day will conquer more than just the slopes. 100% of funds raised will support research at the Huntsman Cancer Institute to conquer all types of cancer. Park City Mountain will be covered in pink, with pink parties, pink decorations, and hundreds of pink skiers and snowboarders rallying together for a day of fun that everyone can enjoy. If you don't ski or snowboard, you can still party hard at Basecamp, and enjoy all the fun on the mountain without hitting the slopes. For more info click here.

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U.S. Revolution Tour: Big Air & Slopestyle
Now - March 6  |  Woodward Park City

Head out to Park City's newest resort to see some of the world's best riders and skiers take on the slopestyle course and big air at Woodward. This is sure to be a high-flying event that you won't want to miss. For more information, click here.

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Rise and Mine First Tracks
March 8, 16, 21  |  Park City Mid Mountain Lodge

Celebrate the magic of the mountain by exploring it before it opens to the public, followed by a meticulously prepared breakfast at Mid Mountain Lodge, the historic miners’ boarding house, transformed into a modern and bold dining experience. Park City’s mining history comes alive with volunteers from Friends of Ski Mountain Mining History. Skiers/riders must be capable of skiing intermediate terrain. For more information, click here.


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UBRA Spring Futurity
Barrel Racing

April 24 - 26
Wasatch County Events Center

The Utah Barrel Racing Association brings you the fastest barrel racing in the West April 24 -26 at the Wasatch County Event Center Indoor Arena. Over 400 competitors will race over three days, running for fast cash and amazing prizes. For more information, click here.

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Running with Ed Relay Race
May 16  |  Newpark Field House

The is the 11th annual Running with Ed! This 38-mile, 10-leg race traverses spectacular Park City and gets you home in time to have a play date or a date night. The course is great for beginners and marathoners, offering legs ranging from 1.8 miles to 10 miles. It also offers everything from trail to pavement, and challenging climbs to fast downhills. Run solo or on a team of up to 10 people, and come dressed in your best team costumes for a chance to win Best Team Theme! For more info click here.

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Ragnar Wasatch Back Relay
June 12-13   |  Logan to Kamas

The 2020 Wasatch Back Relay will be the last year racing the original course from Logan to Kamas! For one last time, runners will come together in Logan to kick off their adventure, conquering one of the more difficult races in the Ragnar series. From there, teams run two days and one star-filled night, through friendly communities and up stunning green mountainsides.

Runners will make their way through the wildflowers in Avon Pass and into a postcard-worthy countryside dotted with horses and quintessential barns. To celebrate the final year on this course, a number of Official Course Records will be awarded, from fastest team to the most popsicles eaten during the Ragnar Leg. For more info click here.

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Dirty Dash 5k Spring Run
June 13  |  Soldier Hollow, Midway

For the 10th year in a row the filth comes to Utah's Soldier Hollow.  Join everyone for a day of getting dirty on the beautifully muddy course for the Utah spring event!

The Dirty Dash proves that anyone can “Play Dirty.” This filthy 5K empowers couch potatoes and athletes alike to put on their running shoes and make some fun for themselves. You don't have to be tough to play dirty - it's the mud run for everyone! The sloppy mud pits, slip’n’slides, and foam baths are prep’d for even more filthy fun than ever before. More info here.

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Golfing in the Wasatch Back

Although there may be snow on the ground in Park City, taking a short drive to Heber Valley, Kamas, or Salt Lake City will often reward you with golf in April. Check out tee times and learn more about the surrounding golf courses here.

Red, White & Snow 2020
Now thru March 7   |  Various Park City Venues

Red, White & Snow is the National Ability Center’s premier fund raising event. Celebrating their 16th year, this culinary, wine, and ski festival continues to rise in popularity and recognition. The weekend-long event celebrates the empowerment of people of all abilities through adaptive recreational activities. More info here.

Thursday, March 5 | Uncorked
Stein Eriksen Lodge | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm (VIP) | 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm (Uncorked Experience)

Friday, March 6 | Wine on the Mountain
St. Regis Deer Valley | 12:30 pm 

Friday, March 6 | Vintner Dinners
Private Homes in Park City | 6:30pm

Saturday, March 7 | Gala Dinner & Auction
Montage Deer Valley | 5:00pm

Saturday, March 7 | Gala Library Dinner
Montage Deer Valley | 5:00pm

Saturday, March 7 | After Party
Montage Deer Valley, Vista Lounge | 10:00pm

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9th Annual
Saints & Sinners Ball

March 14 |  St. Regis

Mischief, mayhem, and maybe a little madness take over at the St. Regis Deer Valley for the Saints and Sinners Ball to support the Student Outreach Programs of the Park City Institute. Shenanigans and high-jinx, auctions, a champagne sabering, plus traditional Irish fare and libations conspire to create an evening that is decidedly whimsical. Clever costumes abound. For more info click here.

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Weekend Wine Series 
Fridays, March 13 - 27 | Various Locations

A casual, fun wine tasting class guaranteed to get you laughing and learning at the same time. Classes give both beginners and experienced wine lovers a glimpse into stories, facts and history that make the wine world so interesting.

Table for 12
March 19 & April 6
The Market at Park City

Want to learn what wine works with your treasured dishes? This group deep dives on pairings and gains knowledge and confidence for future meals.

For more info click here.

Mines & Wines Tour
Saturdays  |  March 7-28
Various Locations

A two-hour Park City tour of historic locations paired with fantastic wines. Make sure you dress for the weather as this is an outdoor tour with walking!

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Earth Day Dinner
April 22   |   Wasatch Brew Pub

Recycle Utah’s annual Earth Day fundraiser at Wasatch Brew Pub on Wednesday, April 22  from 5 to 8 pm is a celebration of the beautiful Earth and the work we do together to protect it. This 2020 Earth Day Celebration will include food, drinks, live music, and a silent auction. Registration includes dinner and two drink tickets. Be sure to register early!  More info here.


Upcoming Events in Moab 
March - May  |  Moab and Surrounding

March 14-17: Skinny Tire Festival
March 14: Canyonlands 1/2 Marathon and 5-Mile Run
March 21: Behind the Rocks Trail Race
March 28-30: Moab Rocks MTB Race
April 4-12: Easter Jeep Safari 
April 18: Utah Fallen Peace Officer Trail Ride
April 18: Amasa Trail Run Race
April 24-26: Moab April Action Car Show
May 2: 7th Annual Gran Fondo
May 12-16: Rally on the Rocks (UTV)

For more information click here.

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Back of Beyond Stand-Up Paddle Race
May 10-11  |  Moab

Join the Annual Back of Beyond Stand-Up Paddle Race in Moab along the Colorado River. The race flows through the spectacular red rock canyons of Southeastern Utah and past some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery. The race will finish with music, food, and fun for racers and spectators alike. For more information, click here.

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28th Annual Moab Arts Festival, Beer & Wine Garden
May 23-24
Swanny City Park  |  Moab

Celebrate 28 years of the Moab Arts Festival. Join artists and art lovers Memorial Day weekend! 

For more info click here.


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Greg Miner, J.D., Crystal Robinson, Matt Green, and Hanna Woodley
Greg  435.668.7771  |  Crystal  435.655.1335  |  UtahLuxuryGroup.com
Feb. 28, 2020

Describe The Home Selling Process

Successfully selling your home for the best possible price in a minimal amount of time needs much more than just posting a few ads. Selling the house is a big transition to execute, and could be a stressful experience if it is not executed appropriately. Getting ideal results requires proper analysis, right preparation, ideal marketing tactics and importantly the expertise of an experienced professional to guide you through the complete sale process. If you are planning for selling your park city area home, then you need to partner with Utah Luxury real estate group for a successful experience. 


Home selling process:

Below are the processes that are to be followed for successfully selling a house.


1Finding an effective real estate agent:

If you do not want the trouble of researching and doing things on your own, then associating with an effective real estate agent could prove to be crucial in the process. You need to look out for a few important factors while choosing realtors.

·         Search for local real estate agents and then analyze the online reviews about each one of them.

·         Contact best of them for the queries and spend at least 30 mins with each of them.

·         Select the agent that you feel suits you the best.


2. Discovering the worth of your home and pricing it.

It is very crucial to know what is the condition of the market before listing your home at a precise price. The best method to find this out is to compare the Market Analysis report that shows the pricing of similar kinds of homes around the vicinity that have been sold recently. An experienced realtor would help you determine the best price for your home.


3. Make required repairs/replacements.

You can look at your home for and prepare a list of all the things to be repaired, replaced or cleaned before showing the home to potential buyers. You may not want to perform everything but just look at the market price and decide on the necessary items that need attention in the expected period. After repairs are completed you remove if any personal or extra items from the home so that potentials buyers get a good view for their expected home. You need to also ensure that your home is cleaned and all the necessary equipment is working properly as potential home buyers find every detail to appropriate.


4. Mention of seller disclosures.

It is important to mention all the problems in the home by providing complete disclosure or if there any issues like rodent harm, pests, any leakage, defective wiring, cracks in the flooring, etc. and also mention of how the issue can be corrected. It may be crucial for people with any health issues.


5. Marketing the home.

Effective marketing of the home is required for getting an apt response from potential buyers. A good realtor would be experienced in taking all the necessary actions and advertise your home properly in all the necessary platforms for getting you a perfect value for money.


6. Display your home.

You can conveniently speak to your realtor about displaying your home to the potential buyer: By prior appointment or by lockbox. 

If you stay in the home currently, then the prior appointment is a better option. You will get the appropriate time for making all the necessary things ready before the time. 

Lockbox is best if you are not staying in the house and the realtor will make use of it while entering the home during the appointment time. It will also improve the number of showings to potential buyers. 


7. Obtain and negotiate a purchase offer.

It is evident that if you have done proper research to find the exact market value for your home or hire an effective realtor, then you will get many offers. There are instances that buyers may ask for less price but you need to stick on to your price that was fixed by looking into all the factors. There are also chances that other realtors may want to get the maximum benefits for their buyer clients.


8. Hiring a Title Company.

After an offer is accepted then you need to hire a title company. If you have associated with an agent then he will probably introduce you to suitable title companies, but you can also go on your own if you already know an apt firm. You can check all the factors and select the one that offers you with the top closing quote and help you with finishing all the procedures to close the deal properly.


9. Home inspection and appraisal:

After the offer is done a buyer may hire a home inspector to verify the complete home for any issues. If the buyer is planning to use any financing to buy the home, then the money lending firm will use the services of a third-party company to evaluate the present market value of the house. Depending on that particular value, they will decide the amount of money that can be financed to the buyer. If the evaluation is less than the asking price for your home, the buyer may also ask you renegotiate the deal. If the buyer cancels the agreement then you could contact your lawyer for further proceedings or your realtor agent will guide you for further actions.


10. Signing title and escrow documents:

You will have to thoroughly lookout for all the coverages by title company and mortgage lender or your realtor will do this for you. After this process is completed, you will hand over the keys to the new owner.


Bottom line:

It is important to hire the services of experienced and result-providing realtors like Utah Luxury for selling your Park City area home. They have a huge network of sellers/buyers in the local real estate community and will give you complete guidance during the process. This will aid in selling your home at the best possible price and finest terms.

Feb. 17, 2020

Wasatch Back Market Pulse: 2019 Year End Review

The stats have arrived and the overall our market remains strong here in Park City and the surrounding areas. As you will see the numbers vary by area and product type. However, this is always the case as our market is composed of many distinctly different neighborhoods.

So if you have any questions about your current neighborhood or any areas that you are targeting, we would love to help you out. In the meantime, we hope that you are enjoying a great winter!

While 2019 got off to a slow start, with the first two quarters lagging, both the third and fourth quarters were very active and resulted in a strong finish to the year. 
Single family home transactions within Park City limits grew year over year by 15%, while sales volume jumped 12%. However, the median price fell slightly. Similarly, sales volume was up 10% in the Snyderville Basin with a 5% uptick in the median price to $1.28 million. The Jordanelle area had the greatest gains with a 22% increase in transactions. The median price grew 40% to $2.19 million. This is largely attributed to renewed activity in Tuhaye, as a result of the Storied Development takeover.

Condominium transactions increased by 45% in the Snyderville Basin with a 20% uptick in the median price, ending the year at $649,000. Within Park City, 11% more transactions occurred. However, the median price dipped 12% to $779,000. Pre-sales in new developments continued to be a big factor in the market.  

Not all sold data in the Heber Valley is included in the Park City MLS data; please call for more specific details.



The overall number of single-family home sales in our primary market area increased a modest 4%, while the median price was up 12%. Within the Park City Limits (84060),  the number of transactions increased 15%, with the median price dipping 5% to just under $2 million ($1,980,000). In the Snyderville Basin (84098), the number of closed home sales was up just 2%, while the median price climbed by 5% to $1,286,250. Within the Jordanelle area, 22% more homes traded resulting in a 40% bump in the median price to $2,195,000. In the Heber Valley, 2019 transactions were the same as 2018 (324 total sales), with a slight 4% increase in the median price. The Wanship/Hoytsville area had a strong uptick, with 24% more transactions and a 14% increase in median price to $485,000. Total transactions were down 8% in the  Kamas Valley, while the median price rose 5% to $526,000. 

Park City Limits
By area, Upper Deer Valley and Park Meadows contributed to the highest number of home sales within the Park City Limits; the total number of homes sold in town increased 15%, with a slight dip in the median home price to $1,980,000. In Park Meadows the median home price ended the year at $1,925,000, while Old Town’s median price jumped 17% to $1,828,000. 

Snyderville Basin
Total transactions increased by double digits in Canyons Village (45%), Sun Peak/Bear Hollow (25%), Jeremy Ranch (20%), and Glenwild (11%). The most significant increase in median price occurred in Pinebrook, where the median price rose 30% to $1,160,000. In Silver Creek Estates, the number of sales dropped by 46%, with a 6% decrease in the median price ($1.2M). Sixteen percent more homes sold in Promontory, where the median price rose 8% to $2.25M. 

Home sales grew 22% in Jordanelle, with the median price rising an impressive 40% to $2.2M. 

Heber + Kamas Valleys
Home sales in the Heber Valley remained flat compared to 2018, with a slight increase in the median price of 4%, ending the year at $528,000. 

Affordability helped spur a 24% increase in transactions, while the median price increased 14% to $485,000.

Park City Limits
Condominium transactions increased by 11% within the Park City Limits,  yet the median price dropped 12% to $779,000Both Old Town and Upper Deer Valley saw a 33% increase in the number of transactions. The median price in Upper Deer Valley dropped by 25%, likely due to the prevalence of older, more dated inventory. While transactions more than doubled in Park Meadows, the median price dropped sharply by 30% to $772,500.  

Snyderville Basin
In the Snyderville Basin, condominium sales were strong across almost all neighborhoods. The median price rose 20% to $649,000; the number of transactions was up 45%. It was a very robust year for Canyons Village with completion of construction in several new developments. There were 217 total sales (a 70% increase), driving the median price up 61% to $975,000. Pinebrook was another standout, with an 84% increase in the number of transactions.

In Jordanelle, the Tuhaye/Hideout area saw the median increase 10% to $870,710 among 45 transactions. 

The scarcity of lots within Park City Limits  resulted in a 34% decrease in the number of transactions, with a slight increase (6%) in the median price to $1.1 million. Following a similar trend, transactions dropped 31% in the Snyderville Basin with a 7% increase in the median price ($527,500). The greatest increase in land sales was in the Jordanelle Park Area, with 35 transactions in the Sky Ridge community. There was an 11% increase in lot sales at Tuhaye; the median price rose 12% to $279,000. In the Heber Valley, 42 fewer lots traded in 2019 with a drop of 25%. The median price bumped 9% to $250,000.


With the busy spring seller's market on the horizon, if you are contemplating listing your property, consider the balance between your pricing and absorption timelines. The data below weighs the time on market against the median price. It clearly demonstrates that those properties priced at or below the median are generally sold at a significantly higher pace. 
Absorption Rate: the number of months it would take to sell the currently listed properties in the market factoring in median list price.
(Areas 1-9) Includes
Old Town, Thaynes Canyon, Lower Deer Valley Resort, Deer Crest,
Upper Deer Valley Resort, Empire Pass, Aerie, Prospector, and Park Meadows.

AT MEDIAN:  8.2 months
BELOW MEDIAN:  3.5 months
ABOVE MEDIAN:  12.9 months

AT MEDIAN:  5.3 months
BELOW MEDIAN:  2.5 months
ABOVE MEDIAN:  8.1 months

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(Areas 10-27) Includes

The Canyons, Sun Peak/Bear Hollow, Silver Springs, Old Ranch Road, Kimball, Pinebrook,
Summit Park, Jeremy Ranch, Glenwild/Silver Creek, Trailside Park, Promontory,
Quinn's Junction, Deer Mountain, Tuhaye/Hideout,  Jordanelle, and South Jordanelle.


AT MEDIAN:  5.9 months
BELOW MEDIAN:  2.5 months
ABOVE MEDIAN:  9.7 months

AT MEDIAN:  6.4 months
BELOW MEDIAN:  4.9 months
ABOVE MEDIAN:  9.3 months

AT MEDIAN:  7.9 months
BELOW MEDIAN:  3.4 months
ABOVE MEDIAN:  13.2 months


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See Data For All States

The year ended quite favorably overall, and when we consider the climate this same time last year, we are optimistic our market will maintain momentum. With an election year on the horizon, we aren't hearing any suggestions of mortgage rate increases. In fact, they hit a three-year low in January. While the trade and tariff dialogue has become more balanced, the stock market continues to rally. Here in Utah, the future has many positive pillars - another great snow year, the opening of our third resort - Woodward Park City, and the pending  completion of the new Salt Lake City International Airport. Utah's unemployment rate is the lowest in the nation;  couple that fact with continued job growth of high-level positions within Silicon Slopes, and the  economic outlook for Utah in 2020 is definitely positive. 

Inventory levels are quite low in Park City. There's never been a better time to consider trading up, re-investing, or cashing out. Please give me a call for a current valuation.

Hope to see you on the slopes soon!  

Greg Miner, J.D., Crystal Robinson, Matt Green, and Hanna Woodley
Greg  435.668.7771  |  Crystal  435.655.1335  |  UtahLuxuryGroup.com
Posted in Market Updates
Feb. 3, 2020

Wasatch Back 2019 Market Snapshot

Here's a quick snapshot of the 2019 Market Statistics for the Greater Park City area. Look for the in-depth MARKET PULSE REPORT in your inbox in a couple of weeks!




Greg Miner, J.D., Crystal Robinson, and Matt Green
Greg  435.668.7771  |  Crystal  435.655.1335  |  UtahLuxuryGroup.com

Posted in Market Updates
Jan. 31, 2020

As a prospective buyer, how you can find a trusted partner in your home search?

If you are planning to buy a home, then the most crucial step is to find a genuine real estate buyer agent (partner) you realize your requirements, knows the current market well and has the experience in leading you to the best buying of your home. Buying a home is a big monetary decision that you make, and discovering the best partner to represent your needs is important in getting the finest return on the investment. If the choice is right then the process will be completed without any issues. But if the partner is not worthy, then you may have to face many problems in the future. Agents at Utah Luxury real estate group will ensure that your transactions are safe and you have real value for the investment, by ticking all the crucial elements of buying.


Advantages of having the right buying agent as your trusted partner:

A genuine and expert partner will:

  • Assist you in financial choices with the pre-approval procedures and thereby making you spend wisely.
  • Help completely in your home search with extensive property tours and the inspections that are necessary before finalizing the deal.
  • Negotiate in the right way and also eradicate any disputes during the buying process.
  • They will look into full details about every possible property with the information that you may not be able to access.
  • Assist you in understanding all the related documents, manage evaluations required in the process.
  • Exact knowledge of token-money, escrow accounts, and closure payments.
  • Coordinate with you and the seller’s agent to have a hassle-free and smooth closure.


How to select a trusted real estate partner?

Take a look at the below points before selecting your real estate partner in buying a home.


1.Create a Short List of Agents:

With the internet world, you can easily find many real estate agents nearby your area with a search on real estate websites. Many websites show a complete list of agents with their client testimonials and recent listings. This will help you to look at the agents who have recently associated with buyers in the required area. It is also a good idea to inquire about your friends and relatives if they know a genuine real estate agent with whom they have associated before that may help you in the initial shortlisting.


2. Speak to an agent and analyze:

After shortlisting potential clients, the next step is to speak to them. An in-person meeting will help you to know the person, what are their ideas and whether their values are matching your personality or not. Since they would be the persons who will lead you in the most crucial and financially important process, you should have a good feeling while you communicate with them. You don’t need an agent who hides bad news or wrongly depicts them. They need to be truthful at every stage. Make sure to ask the below queries in your first meeting.


·         How accustomed is the agent with the areas that you’re looking for?

·         What are the on-goings in the locality that you must be aware of and how they may influence the home values shortly or in the future?

·         At what intervals will the agent show you new listings matching your requirements and the availability of the agent is showing the property?

·         Are they aware of any other professionals required during the process?

·         What is the standard successful buying process timeline with the agent?

·         What is the number of homes that a buyer sees with that particular agent before making a successful purchase?

·         Will the agent accompany every home inspection?

·         What is the sale-to-list ratio of the agent for the latest transactions? 


3. Look for honesty:

The best way to review an agent’s work is to analyze their previous works, importantly the method they market the other properties. Look for their listings, websites, brochures and also their appearance. They should be honest in their approach and the showcasing of the previous works. You must have a feel of calmness and reliability while communicating with them. If they try to pressurize you or try to make you compromise on your needs then you must refrain from them.


4.Risk mitigation:

A genuine buying agent should be honest about all the buying details. It is very important to associate with an agent who eliminates all the risks and is realistic in the approach. Major factors like investment research, current market trends and future impact of the property are very crucial and agents need to be having real data in the information they provide to you.


5.Request references and verify:

Request the buying agents to give the information with contact details on the homes they have sold in the recent times. Speak to those clients to know their experience about the agent and what kind of assistance they got throughout actions like inspection, listing, negotiation and legal procedures. If they still like the agent and recommend for their next process too, then you can trust the agent.


6. Check their license:

You may find an agent who may have a fraud with the real estate license. Hence you need to check whether an agent’s license is genuine or not. The searchable database by the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO) will show you whether the license is genuine or not. A registered real estate agent will also a member of the National Association of REALTORS (NAR).



Your buying agent or buying partner must be persistent with you and your situations. They should be dedicated to safeguarding your interests across the entire process with professionalism and work ethics. Buying a property is one of the biggest financial decisions of a person’s life. Therefore, having a trusted partner in your home searches like Utah Luxury real estate group with proven work quality and experience to guide you through the complete transaction is the key to the smooth completion of the buying process.

Jan. 16, 2020

Sundance 2020 Guide

Our great winter continues, and the snow has been piling up in Park City. With all the great powder days the season is flying by and we can hardly believe that Sundance is already here. This is by far the most entertaining time of year to get out and about in town, and if you have never attended you should come up and check it out.

Or if you prefer skiing to celebrity watching, it can also be a sneaky good time of year to get out on the slopes in Park City. Regardless of your preference, just make sure you figure out the parking and traffic situation before heading out! We have some good suggestions below that will help you successfully navigate around Park City during the next couple of weeks.

Hope to see you up here soon!

Excitement is building for this year's Sundance Film Festival! The 2020 festival received a record-breaking 15,100 submissions, which included nearly 4,000 feature-length films. See below to learn more about some of the films that have generated early buzz, and get some insider tips for enjoying the festival!

Looking for Tickets to Sundance? There are lots of options for enjoying the festival. Purchase a pass, a ticket package, or individual tickets in advance or catch a last-minute screening through the waitlist. 

Locals:  January 16   |  Noon–8:00 p.m. MT 
Public:  January 21  |  10:00 a.m. MT until sold out

Click here to see all the ticket options!

At the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, "we'll explore the theme of 'imagined futures,' inside the theaters and in the conversations sparked by the work we are presenting," said Keri Putnam, the Executive Director of Sundance. These "imagined futures" came from far and wide, and the stats are impressive!

Putnam said, "We believe diverse stories from independent artists around the world open us up to new perspectives and possibilities – at a time when fresh thinking and dialogue is urgently needed" (ParkRecord).  
Thursday |  January 30 | 4:00 - 5:30pm

In an effort to enhance visitor interest during the second week of Sundance, festival organizers will seek to liven things up with the "Imagined Futures Bonfire".
The bonfire will take place at the flagpole lot on lower Swede Alley on the afternoon of Thursday, January 30. According to organizers, the bonfire will "celebrate the Sundance Institute, storytelling, and independent film" and "will be a fantastic opportunity for our Park City community to join us in celebration as we head into the final weekend of the festival". More info on the bonfire can be found here.

Ditch your car and use the free shuttles - they're your best bet for getting around town. If you must drive, park at one of the commuter lots at Ecker Hill or Richardson Flat and take a shuttle! Go here for more information on getting around.

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Most visitors come to town during the 1st week of the festival. The 2nd half of the festival is far less crowded so venues are easier to access and restaurant reservations can be obtained!

Not far from Park City, you'll find four Sundance Festival venues that are far less crowded. Check out all the Sundance venues here, under Theaters.

Park City's population more than quadruples during Sundance. Make dining reservations now and pack plenty of protein bars before you head out!

Check out Park City restaurants!

Parkites love to ski while the festival is in town, and so far only a small number of festival-goers know that it's prime time to hit the uncrowded slopes.
With 118 feature-length films represented in this year's festival, there are plenty of options for film connoisseurs. Outlined below are some films that are generating early buzz.
Directed by former Sundance Grand Jury prize winner Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Wendy re-imagines the classic Peter Pan story, with a new setting. It finds Wendy as the eldest child of a working-class family who gets into mischief with her brothers. They meet a mysterious boy named Peter and venture to his island, suspended in time, where childhood remains forever. When something threatens their new, seemingly idyllic life, it’s up to Wendy to save the children. With Zeitlin at the helm, and given what he did with the magical realism of Beasts, this seems like a truly remarkable film.
Taylor Swift: Miss Americana
This opening night documentary provides a raw and emotionally revealing look at one of the most iconic artists of our time. This doc captures Swift during a transformational period in her life as she learns to embrace her role not only as a songwriter and performer but as a woman harnessing the full power of her voice.
This remake of the critically-acclaimed Swedish film Force Majeure features Julia-Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell as a couple that barely escapes an avalanche during a family ski vacation in the Alps. Thrown into disarray, they are forced to reevaluate their lives and how they feel about each other.
The Last Thing He Wanted 
A veteran D.C. journalist loses the thread of her own narrative when a guilt-propelled errand for her father thrusts her from byline to unwitting subject in the very story she’s trying to break. Adapted from the Joan Didion novel of the same title, this film features a cast that includes Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck, Jeremy Irons, and Rosie Perez.
Us Kids
Determined to turn unfathomable tragedy into action, the teenage survivors of Parkland, Florida catalyze a powerful, unprecedented youth movement that spreads with lightning speed across the country, as a generation of mobilized youth takes back democracy in this powerful coming-of-age story.

A young couple moves in with the famed author, Shirley Jackson, and her Bennington College professor husband, Stanley Hyman, in the hope of starting a new life but instead find themselves fodder for a psycho-drama that inspires Shirley's next novel. Starring Elisabeth Moss.

The Glorias
Oscar winners Julianne Moore and Alicia Vikander are two of the four actresses who play Gloria Steinem in this unconventional biopic directed by Julia Taymor. This film covers Steinem's varied life as an equal rights crusader, journalist, and activist, from her role in the revolutionary women's rights movement to her, travels throughout the U.S. and around the world.
Rebuilding Paradise
On November 8, 2018, a spark flew in the Sierra Nevada foothills, igniting the most destructive wildfire in California history and decimating the town of Paradise. Unfolding during the year after the fire, this is the story of the Paradise community as they begin to rebuild their lives. Directed by Ron Howard.
Hope to see you around town! Be safe and enjoy the festival!