As usual, we’ve produced a magazine that will hook you from page one and keep you flipping through to the back cover. In the summer 2018 Collections Magazine, we wear our heart on our sleeve. Discover our passion points—why we love what we do, starting with our 274-year brand heritage. You’ll get to know our team, from this visual product of our hard work, to a few daring staff who posed for our photographers.
Thomas Wright, Summit Sotheby’s International Realty president, says it best: “We’re all about raising the bar, dictating the curve and doing things in a way that may be imitated by others, but never duplicated.” I challenge you to find a magazine as inimitable and trendsetting as this season’s Collections. Start flipping through below or check out the link to the issue here …
Summer in Park City can occasionally feel like trying to drink out of a water hose. A lively summer concert schedule, races of all stripes, film series, and parades—the fun never ends. If you’re picking and choosing, here are some of the most iconic Park City summer events to check out.
Park Silly Sunday Market – June 3-August 19
This quintessential Park City event takes over Main Street on Sundays in summer. At Park Silly, you’ll find a little bit of everything, from locally produced goods, to crafts and food trucks. Live music also takes the downtown stage, so you can groove, snack, and shop all in one fell swoop. Now in its twelfth year, this popular weekly market draws crowds—beat them by heading downtown early (10am) or toward the end (5pm).
Park City Farmers’ Market – June 27-October 17
If you prefer markets where the produce flows freely, than the Wednesday farmers’ market is for you. Hosted by local bakery Volkers, the summer farmers’ market is finally returning to Park City proper this year, right by Silver King Resort. You’ll find local meat, veggies, fruit, baked goods, and so much more. We’ll take open-air grocery shopping over the store any day.
Photo by Oakley Rodeo
Oakley Rodeo – July 4-7
This legendary rodeo is 83 years old and sells out every year. If you live in the West, the annual rodeo is a big part of the cultural landscape. From barrel racing and bull riding to rodeo clowns, the Oakley rodeo is a must-see event. It’s also a great way to spend July 4, fireworks and all.
Kimball Arts Festival – August 3-5
The hub of the Park City art scene is Kimball Art Center, which has been offering art classes, camps, exhibitions, and much more since 1976. If you’re an art hound—as many of us at Sotheby’s are (hello, auction house roots)—Kimball Arts Festival’s annual arts fest is truly an event to look forward to. Scour the stands on Main Street to search for the next gorgeous sculpture or painting to decorate your home … more while listening to music and sipping wine, of course.
Photo by Lin Cheong
Tour of Utah – August 12
This year, the Tour of Utah grinds to the finish line on Park City’s historic Main Street. You’ll get a rush of adrenaline watching these superhuman cyclists pedal by with grace and seriously lean leg muscle. If you’re looking for a place to watch, the Summit Sotheby’s International Realty office is hosting a viewing party—get in touch if you’re interested in joining us.
The Summit Challenge – August 25
If you prefer to ride rather than watch others do so, cycle this summer in the name of outdoor recreation for all. The National Ability Center (NAC) is hosting their annual road race through Summit and Wasatch Counties. If you’re in it more for the fun and to support the NAC, opt for an approachable length of 16 miles. The overachievers among us can shoot for the century (that’s 100 miles). Either way, the Summit Challenge is a great excuse to get out and ride for a good cause.
Me and my family cruising down Main St. in the Live PC Give PC float in the 2017 Miner’s Day Parade
Miner’s Day Parade & Celebration – September 3
Celebrate Park City’s heritage with this end-of-summer event—in which you can catch me and the other Grenneys as we join the Live PC Give PC float! Watch the parade, jog in the fun run, and try your luck with the charitable Running of the Balls. The event concludes with a barbecue in City Park with live music.
P.S. Heading to Main St. to watch the July 4 parade? Let me know if you’d like to watch from the Summit Sotheby’s HQ at 625 Main Street, where we’ll have our annual viewing party.
A parade, a concert, and a bike race—could you sum up summer in Park City any more accurately? Summit Sotheby’s International Realty (SSIR) will be getting in on all the action by partnering up with three quintessential mountain town events. Don’t miss out! Here’s what you need to know to celebrate summer with SSIR in Park City.
July 4: Parade Viewing Party
Every year, locals engineer impressive floats and décor for the Independence Day parade at 11am down Main Street. Thousands of others stake out the perfect spot to watch it all go down along sidewalks and downtown buildings. SSIR, of course, has prime real estate for parade viewing. Every year, we host a viewing party at 625 Main Street that includes treats and drinks. Get in touch if you’re interested in attending and I’ll add you to the invite list.
Another annual SSIR tradition is sponsoring one of the Deer Valley Music Festival concerts at Snow Park Amphitheater. On August 3, we’ll all be shaking our groove thang as the Utah Symphony throws it back to the ’70s and ’80s. The show starts at 7:30pm and is held rain or shine. Tickets start at $39 and are available online.
August 12: Tour of Utah Live Streaming
In 2018, the Tour of Utah will conclude its route right here in Park City on Sunday, August 12. The cyclists will cruise past the finish line just outside of SSIR’s Main Street office, where we’ll be live streaming the whole thing. Want to come watch with us? Drop me a line and we’ll make it happen.
Pain remedy, anti-aging wonder-worker, and cancer treatment? Alleged to be all these things and more, cryotherapy could just be the health and wellness miracle technology of the 21st century. But don’t take it from me—take it from Courtney Miedema, co-owner of Cryo Lodge. Since 2016, this local business has been helping us all chill out for the better.
Cryo Lodge, not to be confused with the now-closed Stone Cold Cryotherapy, is also offering special deals to former Stone Cold clients.”We really want to help continue the tremendous benefits people have been experiencing, as well as introduce them to our other services so they can continue to feel total body wellness,” Miedema explains. We chatted with her to learn more about how all of us can get in on the chill.
Choose Park City: When did you first try cryotherapy and what hooked you?
Courtney: The first time I chilled was in college and I was instantly hooked. I ran and won my first 10K and decided to test out cryotherapy. I walked out of the three-minute cryotherapy session and felt like I could go run another 10K. My legs felt totally recovered and as if I hadn’t even raced! After that, I kept going back for athletic recovery and I was able to run more miles than I had in a while, without getting injured.
What’s the difference between cryotherapy and, say, just taking a really cold shower?
There is a huge difference! If you were to take a really cold shower, or even an ice bath, you would have to be in that cold for at least 30 minutes to see any real impact. Cold water also heals by directly freezing the muscles, whereas cryotherapy is just a three-minute session that triggers a response on the outer layer of the skin and puts your body into a very natural fight-or-flight response. This natural response forces your body to fight off any inflammation in the body, whether that be lactic acid, an injury, arthritis, or even an inflammatory response on the skin like eczema. It also doesn’t freeze your muscles so you could walk out of the Cryosauna without your body feeling stiff (like you would feel after an ice bath) and go straight into a workout.
For the uninitiated, what’s the best first-time cryotherapy service to try?
It really depends on what you are looking for. For total body wellness, you definitely want to get into our Whole Body Cryosauna. If you have an injury, try our Localized Cryotherapy treatment in conjunction with Whole Body Cryotherapy. Localized Cryotherapy is an isolated Cryotherapy treatment that targets a specific part of the body. It combines sub-zero temperatures and an aloe thermal gel to pull the heat from your skin to the sub-zero wand, which restricts blood vessels to really allow the cold to heal the injury. We also have Cryo Toning facials, which uses the same technology as our Localized Cryotherapy treatment but on the face to help improve fine lines and wrinkles, blemishes, and scarring—it even tones and tightens the skin.
For one of your newest offerings—like the Cryo facial—can one treatment make a difference or do you need multiple treatments to see impacts?
One treatment can certainly help with things like acne, puffiness under the eyes, or other inflammatory responses on the skin. Of course, the more treatments you do, the more long-term results. If you are looking for benefits in areas like skin toning and tightening, you will definitely feel a difference after one treatment (as soon as the treatment is over you can feel the firmness change of your skin), but you will need to do multiple treatments to reap the full longevity of the benefits.
You are co-located with Float Park City. Do you partner with them on any deals?
We see a lot of crossover with clients. Float therapy has a lot of similar benefits to cryotherapy, but also a lot of unique differences. For instance, float therapy uses 1,000 pounds of epsom salt, which naturally make you buoyant and pulls toxins out of you. The treatment is one hour and puts you in a total relaxed state.
If you subscribe to my newsletter, then you can take advantage of a special promo on cryotherapy that I partnered with Cryo Lodge to offer this June. Not a subscriber? Contact me and I’ll be happy to send you the promo code.
As the flowers bloom and snow melts in Park City, the hammers continue to swing. Scattered across the Canyons side of Park City Mountain Resort, The Colony is in the midst of its final development phase. Just minutes from Main Street, the first luxury townhomes of Wasatch Springs are complete. And in Kamas, haut High Star Ranch has several new homes on the market. Read on for more updates on these exciting Park City real estate projects.
Less than a 10-minute drive to downtown Park City, Wasatch Springs off Highway 248 offers three styles of luxury townhomes. To date, Wasatch Springs has four closed sales and 10 homes under contract. Don’t despair—there are still 12 units for the taking. Prices range from the high $400,000s to $650,000 for a 3,000 square-foot home that, as real estate agent Matt Mullin puts it, “really feels like a single family home.”
High Star Ranch
Keep driving down Highway 248 and you’ll arrive in the emerging market of Kamas, where High Star Ranch is building homes worth lusting after. Six new homes just came on the market in the Thorn Creek subdivision. High Star created the Thorn Creek neighborhood to develop a market niche for those seeking high-end homes bordering open space and trails with unparalleled mountain views. Not only will you catch the distant Deer Valley slopes through the window of a High Star home, but also the epic Mt. Timpanogos peak. A few of the signature highlights of these homes are open-concept floor plans, entertainer’s kitchens, and high-end finishes. Outside, you’ll find covered decks, oversized garages, and fire pits. Construction on new model homes as well as the High Star Ranch pool and clubhouse should be completed soon.
If you’ve skied the Canyons side of Park City Mountain Resort, then you’ve seen a Colony home. These memorable, epic properties make great conversation pieces during lift rides, but they’re also excellent for living in and investment alike. The Colony is currently in its final Phase V of development. The last available parcels border the development’s upper meadow nestled in old-growth forests with five lakes and a tranquil stream nearby. Of the 13 remaining lots that have been released, seven are under contract or sold and six are still available. That’s six last chances at building your dream ski-in/ski-out home from the ground up.
Interested in getting in on any of these exciting developments? Contact me for details, pricing, and more.
Outdoor amphitheaters and swanky cocktail lounges. Free tunes and coveted tickets. Classical and classic rock, reggae and electronica. When it comes to summer concerts, we’ve got it all. Once again, I’ve compiled a list of all the concerts fit to print in Park City and Salt Lake City this summer. So, download my Summer 2018 Concert Calendar, print it out, and let the ticket buying begin!
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Sporting goods stores are in many ways the heart and soul of Park City. They keep us well-equipped to have fun outdoors and help us fix our gear when we have a little too much fun out there. My favorite local store of this stripe is ColeSport, which has been outfitting Park City since the early ’70s. This family-run business has all the appeal of a local shop—think amazing customer service and luxury outdoor décor (glamping, anyone?) Yet it also has the savvy of a big brand with a huge retail spread and several locations throughout the area. Full disclosure: since my husband works at ColeSport in the winters, I’m a little biased. Nonetheless, I decided to chat with Michael Strachan, long-time ColeSport gear purchaser, about what’s going on at the shop this season bike-wise.
Giant bikes to get excited about
ColeSport exclusively sells Giant bikes, which, coincidentally, began manufacturing bicycles in 1972—the same year ColeSport owners Gary and Jana Cole moved to Park City. Over the last couple of years, Strachan says that Giant has been improving and updating all of its trail bike frames with better suspension. This helps riders climb more efficiently and descend more smoothly. Strachan says that the road bikes in-stock have new axel systems and disc brakes.
Kicking the season into gear
If you’re looking to buy, ColeSport will spend time getting to know you as a rider, from skill sets and comfort level, to riding goals. Then the staff will help find a Giant bike that’s a good fit for you. If you’ve already got a bike, odds are it’s probably in need of a tune. “Just like ski equipment, you should service your bike twice a year,” Strachan explains. “Once at the beginning, and once towards the end.” The full tune will make sure your bike is clean, greased, and working in smooth order,” as Strachan puts it.
ColeSport hosts group rides for ladies twice a month throughout the summer. A ColeSport ambassador and avid rider guides the rides and can offer tips for beginning and advanced riders alike. These rides are free and so are demos for those looking to test out new wheels. Usually, the ladies rides start around Memorial Day. Last year, the rides were every other Thursday—stay tuned to ColeSport’s calendar to find out which day it will offer rides this year. On Monday nights, ColeSport also hosts evening group road rides. The ColeSport cycling team chaperones the rides, which are no drop (meaning all abilities welcome).
The Bike Swap
This may be the best chance this summer to help your old bike find a better home, or to find a used bike to make your own! ColeSport will host this annual swap in its parking lot on Park Avenue on Saturday May 19 and Sunday, May 20. You can drop off old bikes starting on Thursday the 17th. Anything from small junior bikes and full-blown downhills, to kids’ bike trailers are welcome. ColeSport also unloads last year’s inventory so you can find great deals on new setups, too.
If you subscribe to my newsletter, then you can take advantage of a special promo on bike tunes that I partnered with ColeSport to offer this May. Not a subscriber? Contact me and I’ll be happy to send you the promo code.
Thanks to Freshies Lobster Co., Utahns can now laugh in the faces of those who say it’s impossible to get good, fresh seafood in our landlocked state. That’s because in 2017, Freshies beat New England at its own game, winning the title of “World Best Lobster Roll” at Maine’s inaugural festival dedicated to this classic sandwich. And this win was no fluke—it took both five expert judges and 250 attendees to name Freshies number one.
Lorin and Ben Smaha first launched Freshies as a Park City farmers’ market stand back in 2009. Both originally New England natives, they quickly drew attention and customers for their culinary chops. Soon, they upgraded to a food truck that toured around the Salt Lake City and Park City areas. By 2016, they’d established a brick-and-mortar location in Prospector Square.
Ben and Lorin after their incredible win (Photo Credit: Freshies)
Freshies serves its award-winning roll in three sizes (2oz, 4oz, and 5oz). All come New England style: big chunks of lobster tossed in mayo and seasoning on a buttered hot dog bun. The star ingredient is always fresh, imported from Maine.
Photo credit: Freshies
While the lobster roll may be Freshies leading menu item, it also offers other sandwiches, salads, and soups, all of which can be embellished with lobster for $4 per ounce. You can find out what a lobster Sriracha grilled cheese tastes like or gravitate toward something a little lighter like the Lobster Lettuce Cups or Lobster Bisque.
Soon, we may be able to enjoy a taste of New England in Salt Lake, too. The Smahas are planning a second location in the capital soon.
If you subscribe to my newsletter, then you can take advantage of a special promo that I partnered with Freshies to offer this April. Not a subscriber? Contact me and I’ll be happy to send you the promo code.
Spring is not exactly the finest season for ski towns. Yes, there’s spring skiing and sunny days, but we also get our fair share of late-season snow and mud. In this seasonal limbo, sometimes the best thing to do is sneak away for a weekend in pursuit of summer. Luckily for us Utahns, that’s pretty easy to do. Southern Utah enjoys a much warmer desert climate than we do here in the Wasatch.
For those who want to chase Vitamin D in April, May, and early June, here are a few getaways right here in Utah.
For Adventure Seekers: Moab
This cute town in Eastern Utah is the gateway to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. With hotels and campgrounds alike, there are plenty of ways to make Moab your base camp for sightseeing and adventures. The area also has lots of hiking and mountain biking over red slickrock, as well as ATV and dirt bike rentals. Be sure to check out the Moab Brewery and the Love Muffin Cafe for its gigantic cinnamon rolls.
For Stargazers and Solitude: Capital Reef National Park
Sweeping rock formations in pink and orange, orchards, and an impressive night sky await at this national park in central Utah. The views of the stars are so good, they’ve been certified gold by the International Dark Sky Association. And unlike Arches, Zion, and St. George, this lesser known national park doesn’t get crowded, especially in spring. Camp under the stars or stay in the charming nearby town of Torrey.
For Agoraphobics: Zion National Park
If you love small spaces, a trip through the slot canyons of Zion is for you. Utah’s first national park brings in the crowds, so spring is a great time to enjoy a little more solitude here. Canyoneering through narrow passageways and water is what this park is known for, but there are tons of other ways to experience the area, from hiking to road biking.
Photo Credit: St. George Tourism Office
For Golfers: St. George
This oasis in the southern Utah desert is a destination for golfing, but it’s also much more. You can make it your base for experiencing nearby Zion, mountain bike through desert terrain, or visit one of the four state parks in the area. Sand Hollow offers a gorgeous reservoir where you can cool off from a day in the dunes with a dip. The town also has a great selection of restaurants and some hot real estate to check out while you’re in the area.
Photo Credit: Utah Museum of Fine Arts
For the Arthounds: the Sun Tunnels
Where better to seek the sun than the Sun Tunnels in Great Basin Desert? A three-and-a-half hour drive from Park City, this epic piece of land art was built in the early ’70s by artist Nancy Holt. The tunnels line up with the sunrise and sunset during the winter and summer solstices. While you won’t catch this incredible alignment in the spring, you will have a great time playing around and within the Tunnels, which also make for an excellent photo opp. While you’re out and about, turn this pilgrimage into a longer trip and visit Holt’s husband’s famous land art: the Spiral Jetty in Great Salt Lake.
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