Park City Housing Market Update – Summer 2022 in Review


As summer comes to a close and hot sunny days give way to moody clouds and rain indicating fall has arrived in Park City, chatter surrounding the local real estate market remains steady. It’s never a dull moment in the housing and mortgage industries of late, with seemingly all eyes on pricing, inventory, and rates, and what it all means now and in the future.

As we like to say, if we could predict the future we’d already be retired, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look at historical data and trends, and how it relates to the current market activity. Just as in the springtime, the phrase we are using for the state of the Park City housing market, and that of the greater Wasatch Back area, is back to normal. Instead of homes selling over asking in 24-48 hours, they may be selling for 97-98% of the list price, in 24-48 days. By all accounts this is still a sellers market, but the days of slapping a price on a property for 10% above the previous record and then watching the offers roll in is behind us.

All in all, we feel that this is good news across the board. Values largely have remained strong with owners retaining their equity and forecasts touting single digit annual appreciation going forward instead of the incredible 20% and 30% jumps we’ve seen over the last few years. Buyers have more choices, and usually a bit more time to view property and make a decision, helping ensure that their purchase is a good decision and the right fit, and not just the latest case of FOMO. Trend lines continue to point towards a market that resembles what we experienced between 2013-2019, a more stable, gradually appreciating market with opportunity for all.

What We Are Seeing in the Marketplace

Inventory

  • After residential inventory in the Park City MLS hit its all time low (since the Park City Board of Realtors started tracking this data in 2007) of 290 units in the week ending February 5th 2022, it has been rising steadily before likely hitting its peak for 2022 at 924 units for the week ending July 30th.
  • Since July 30th, inventory has been steadily decreasing each week, down to 841 residential units in the week ending September 10th, a 3.1% decline from the previous week.
  • Historically between 2013-2019, residential inventory on the PCMLS peaks in the summer months, and averages 1,414 units at its annual peak, which means even at our inventory peak of 924 units in July 2022 we were still 35% below where inventory would “normally” be.
  • While a bit anecdotal and not derived from a particular statistic, it is worth noting that we have had discussions with a wide array of fellow, high performing agents who have remarked that while inventory numbers are largely up from their record lows earlier in the year, the quality of inventory – meaning good, well finished, well located, and accurately priced homes – is still lacking as many buyers continue to search for their perfect place.

Pricing

  • As stated in the opening paragraph, the overly ambitious, frothy list prices and offers well over asking have largely left the marketplace. Regardless of how you look at the numbers, most areas in the greater Park City market appear to have hit their all time high median sales prices sometime between March and July of 2022, and have come slightly off those prices since.
  • With that said, many areas including neighborhoods within Park City limits and those around the Jordanelle have seen large double digit price increases both on a monthly and year-over-year basis.
  • The sales to list price ratio for residential units on the PC MLS hit its all-time high in March of 2022, with listings selling, on average, for 2.1% over the asking price. That metric has been on the decline since then, yet homes are still selling at nearly full price with a current sales to list price ratio of 99.4%, which is still up from the average historical sales to list price ratio for 2013-2019 which was 97.0%.
  • When looking at the data, it’s apparent that areas with more moderate prices and a larger percentage of financed buyers have seen more downward pressure on pricing due to mortgage rates, while those at higher average prices and with a larger percentage of cash buyers have seen less of a drop, and in some cases even continued appreciation.
  • One added note, it’s important to look at pricing data with a sense of nuance, and realize that every property is different. We are speaking in averages using large data sets, and in our observations a large portion of downward movement in pricing has resulted from prices being reduced on properties that were priced too ambitiously in the first place.

Days On Market

  • After hovering in the single digits for the entire first half of 2022, the average days on market for residential properties (doesn’t include land) on the PC MLS saw a jump up to 31 days in July, and dropped slightly to 29 days in August.
  • Year-to-date, these numbers average out to an incredibly low 9 days on market for 2022, though we expect that number to rise for the year as we receive data for the 3rd and 4th quarters.
  • To put these numbers in perspective, the average days on market for residential properties between 2013-2019 was 40 days, which still represents a solid sellers market, and at this point we are still about 25% below that number for 2022.

Advice and Observations for Buyers

  • Make an Offer
    • We said the exact same thing earlier this year, but it bears repeating. Most properties aren’t flying off the shelves anymore. If a property checks 80% of a buyers criteria, but they feel the price is too high and there aren’t competing offers, we would encourage them to make an offer even if it’s not at asking price, and then negotiate from there. To modify a famous Wayne Gretzky quote, “You don’t buy 100% of the properties that you don’t write offers on.”
  • Don’t Expect a Big Discount
    • Based on the inventory and days on market data above, this is still a sellers market at this time, and we would not advise any buyers to go in expecting a substantial discount. That said, the advice in the bullet point above still applies, so writing an offer at 5% off asking may be a good starting point.
  • How Long Do You Plan to Hold Your Property?
    • Whether you’re an investor, a second home owner, or looking to purchase your first home, knowing the length of time you intend to hold the property is very important. While we don’t see a large price correction in the forecast, even if there were to be substantial downward pressure on values, most historical downward market cycles – in housing, the economy, or the stock market – have lasted less than 5 years. Purchasing now enables you to lock in an interest rate at a time when we expect rates to continue upwards, further depleting purchasing power due to increased monthly payments. Marry the house and date the rate, then refinance when rates decline.

Advice and Observations for Sellers

  • Be Realistic
    • Pricing a property today means knowing which comparables and data points to use, and which ones are statistical outliers. Gone are the days of pricing your home at or above the previous record just because you can. Pricing today needs match up with the functionality, features, finish level, and location of your property (much as it always has, except for mid 2020 through early 2022) and present it as a competitive value when compared to other listings in your price range and section of the market.
  • Be Patient
    • Good properties are still selling, some in less than a week, but others may require a few months and that is okay! Prior to the last few years, a $4,000,000 that took 75 days to sell was deemed perfectly acceptable and a realistic timeline. Even when presented and priced well, some patience is still required to find the right buyer who is a good match with the home, especially with many buyers sitting on the sidelines due in large part to watching too much news and reading fear inducing headlines.
  • Who You Work With Matters
    • Real estate is a largely a relationship based business, and the best agents will market your property publicly online, and also through their brokerage and peer networks. While the pandemonium of 2020-2021 may have allowed some to get away with poor ethical decisions or sub par negotiating tactics, now more than ever it matters that you work with an agent that other agents want to work with. When agents on both sides of the deal can vouch for the legitimacy and professionalism of their fellow broker on the other side of the table, it does a lot to build confidence in the deal and keep buyers and sellers focused on the closing table.

Choose Park City Real Estate Sales for June – August 2022

  • We put 8 properties under contract for our clients for a total of just over $15,000,000 in pending contract volume
  • 11 transactions closed for just over $22,500,000 in sales volume
  • Of our buyers competing against multiple offers, 100% of them had their offers accepted
  • 2 of our listings went under contract before coming to market due to networking efforts with our agent peers

Thanks for reading this months market update, and as always, reach out to us if you have questions on how these numbers will affect you and your situation. Whether you are a possible Park Meadows home buyer, potential Deer Valley home seller, or an interested property investor, we can put the stats and our Park City housing market knowledge to work for you no matter what your needs and budget are. Everyone’s situations are different, so knowing how to apply the data is integral to making wise real estate decisions.

-Brendan Trieb, Choose Park City

The 2022-23 Ultimate Utah Season Pass Guide


Photo credit: Deer Valley Resort

With the recent cold snap giving the tops of nearby peaks a dusting of white, thoughts naturally turn to the upcoming ski season and the hope that the Farmer’s Almanac is spot on in its prediction that this will be a banner snow year beginning with a heavy snowfall the third week of October! You can access the entire season’s predictions for about $10/year, giving you a leg-up on planning the days to visit PC or, if you’re local, when the “Powder Flu” might hit your household.


Getting Geared Up

One of the best parts of preparing for the upcoming season actually starts this month, with an impressive slate of ski swaps scheduled throughout the Wasatch Back and in the Salt Lake Valley. The locals’ favorite Park City Ski & Snowboard Swap is traditionally held in November, and though they haven’t posted their dates yet, you can stay in-the-know for all the swaps by bookmarking the following Ski Utah page:  https://www.skiutah.com/resources/utah-ski-swap


Local Resort Rundown

Deer Valley Resort

Season: Dec. 3, 2022 – April 16, 2023 (conditions permitting)

My family’s wintertime home base, Deer Valley Resort, continues to be one of the highest-rated resorts in the U.S. We enjoy the “Deer Valley Difference,” which extends to all corners of the resort in terms of customer service, dining, caliber of runs and lodging.

With it’s “Deer Locals” passes, Deer Valley Resort provides opportunity for qualifying Utah residents to still be able to hit the famous corduroy slopes at significant savings:

PASS NAMEPRICE BEFORE THE OCTOBER PRICE DEADLINE**PER DAY PRICINGPURCHASE 
Adult 5 Pass
(Valid 7 days per week, subject to holiday blackouts)
$660$132BUY NOW 
 
Adult Midweek 5 Pass (Monday – Friday)$525$105BUY NOW 
Young Adult 5 Pass (13-22)$560$112BUY NOW 
Child 5 Pass (5-12)$405$81BUY NOW 

Full Season Passes are outlined in the table below:

PASS NAMEBefore October 2022 Price Increase DeadlineDeer Valley Season Pass + IKON PassDeer Valley Season Pass + IKON Base Pass
Adult (23-64 years)$2,675$2,975$2,924
Senior (65+ years)$1,995$2,295$2,244
Young Adult (13-22 years)$1,655$1,955$1,904
Child (5-12 years)$750$1,050$999
College Student$1,875$2,175$2,124
Military Season Pass$1,875$2,175$2,124
Tot Season Pass (4 and under)$185$485$434

For the second year, Deer Valley is offering “First Tracks” on specific Wednesdays, allowing season pass holders to access the mountain 30 minutes early on Jan. 25, Feb. 15, and March 22, 2023. Three additional First Tracks days are scheduled for both Deer Valley and IKON season pass holders on Jan. 11, Feb. 8, and March 1, 2023.

Season Pass holders also receive discounts on Friends & Family passes that can be redeemed online, a Monday-Friday complimentary day ticket at Alta, Brighton, and Snowbird, discounts at Deer Valley-owned restaurants and retail outlets, and a complimentary 2023 Summer Season Pass if a 22/23 Full Season Pass is purchased before October deadline.

Another option is the Mid-Week Season Pass, with access Monday through Friday (excluding 12/26/2022 – 1/2/2023) for just $1,465 before the October deadline.

The Ikon Pass also offers days of skiing at Deer Valley, along with other local resorts like Snowbasin, Snowbird, and Alta, with more info available at ikonpass.com.

To purchase passes or learn more, click here.

Photo credit: Park City Mountain

Park City Mountain

Opening Date: Nov. 18, 2022

New for the upcoming ski season, Park City will limit daily lift ticket sales to prioritize the mountain experience for guests – a practice Deer Valley Resort has long implemented at their resort. Season Passholders will not be affected by this limit, nor will their benefit tickets, including Ski with a Friend and Buddy tickets. New amenities are also being rolled out for the season, including a new ski beach stretching from the Red Pine Gondola to the Orange Bubble Express featuring heated sidewalks, fire pits and seating areas.

With a Season Pass discount available until October 7, 2022, now is the time to lock in Epic Pass prices online by clicking here. Pass options include the full Epic Pass, with no holiday blackout dates and access to all Vail Resorts-owned properties for $879 for ages 13 and older, and $448 for children ages 5-12 (there is no teen option, unlike the Epic Local Pass). The Epic Local Pass, which excludes holidays (though half-price day passes are available for blacked-out dates), is $655 for ages 19 and older, $530 for teens ages 13-18, and $311 for children. The Park City Youth Pass – with no blackout dates, but good only at Park City Mountain and not at other Vail Resorts – is $352 for kids ages 5-12. Kids four and younger are eligible for a free Epic pass – just go to any ticket window and they’ll hook you up.

One of the best values, especially for visitors who book in advance, is the multi-day Epic Passes, ranging from one to seven days, which is good at most Vail resorts in the U.S. and at Whistler/Blackcomb, and start at $99 for one day for skiers ages 13 and older, and $50 for one day for children ages 5-13. For every day added, the price per day decreases, with the daily price for the seven-day pass just $83 ($579 total), but do note that holidays are excluded.

Benefitting active duty and retired military who served at least 20 years, the Epic Military Pass is just $155, and includes all dependents.

All passes offer 20% discounts on food, retail, lessons and rentals, plus seven days of unrestricted skiing or snowboarding at both Snowbasin and Sun Valley for full Epic Pass holders (Epic Local Pass holders receive two days with restricted dates).

Woodward

Now a part of the Park City winter sport fabric, Woodward is located along I-80 between Kimball Junction and Summit Park, and offers a small-mountain experience for skiers and snowboarders, with half-pipe and park access, plus lessons that typically cost less than at the larger resorts. While they haven’t yet included their 2022-23 winter operations info online, keep an eye on their site for info coming out soon!

Photo credit: Snowbird

Snowbird & Alta

Snowbird Opening Date: to be announcedAlta Opening Date: Nov. 18, 2022

With terrain that challenges both newbies and expert skiers and boarders, Snowbird is a favorite among many dyed-in-the-wool powderhounds but can be accessed from Park City in less than an hour’s drive time.

This year, Snowbird is promising to plant a tree for every pass sold. In conjunction with One Tree Planted, they’ve engaged in tree-planting efforts in national parks throughout the U.S.

There’s a pass for everyone at Snowbird, including the all-in Summit Pass with no blackout dates (see prices below), the Ten-2-Share Pass with 10 days of unlimited access to the Tram and chairlifts for $699 (can be shared with family and friends), the Flex-4 Tix for four days of unlimited skiing/riding for $449 (perfect for trying out the mountain), or the Mountain Collective Pass for two days at each of 24 destinations for $579 for adults.

Summit Pass Type2021-22 Pass Price
Summit Adult$1,299
Summit Senior (65+)$959
Summit Young Adult (19-25)$959
Summit College/Medical Resident/Military$959
Summit Teen (13-18)$569
Summit Youth (7-12)$379
Summit 6 & Under$69
Summit 4-Pack (2 adults + 2 kids 18 & under)$2,599
Pricing is tax exclusive – tax rate of 7.25% not including Ikon Bass Pass add-on benefit.
Prices and benefits are valid through September 28, 2022.

The Alta-Bird pass is also a great way for skiers (no snowboarders allowed at Alta) to experience the best of both iconic resorts, with prices as follows:

Alta-Bird Pass Type2021-22 Pass Price
Alta-Bird Adult$1,849
Alta-Bird Senior (65+)$1,649
Alta-Bird Young Adult (18-25)$1,649
Alta-Bird Military$1,649
Alta-Bird Teen (13-17)$1,009
Alta-Bird Youth (7-12)$729
Alta-Bird 6 & Under$169
Alta-Bird 4-Pack (2 adults + 2 kids 17 & under)$3,899
Pricing is tax exclusive – tax rate of 7.25% not including Ikon Base add-on benefit.
Prices and benefits are valid through September 28, 2022.
Photo credit: Ski Utah

Ski Utah 4th, 5th & 6th Grade Passport

You read that right! Ski Utah has decided to outdo themselves and their amazing youth passport by expanding it to include 4th grade, and providing every grade with three days at each of Utah’s 15 resorts for just $49! In previous years, 5th graders received three days, and 6th graders received just one day at each resort (still an amazing value), but to extend it means so many more young skiers and riders will get the chance to experience more terrain than ever before. They’ve also added an online pass usage/availability tracker, and definitely keep in mind that there are holiday restrictions at all resorts for the week between Christmas and New Year’s, MLK weekend, and President’s weekend. If you have kids in grades 4-6 like I do, I recommend you make this year one for the books by also getting the Ski Utah Yeti Pass for $669 for yourself, which provides one ticket at each of Utah’s 15 resorts to help you introduce your kiddo to the breadth of resort offerings across Utah.

The Yeti Pass can also help you explore the other easily-accessible resorts in Northern Utah, which include Beaver, Brian Head, Brighton, Cherry Peak, Eagle Point, Nordic Valley, Powder Mountain,  Solitude, Sundance, and Snowbasin. Ski Utah helps you break down all the passes, including which resorts are part of which collective, here.

Utah’s fabled “Greatest Snow on Earth” is one of the many reasons so many people Choose Park City. Connect with Christine Grenney at 435-640-4238, or visit her website by clicking here to learn about the many mountain properties providing easy access to each of the state’s resort communities.

‘Tis the Season for Property Taxes


Did you know … the practice of collecting property taxes dates back to ancient Egypt, Persia and China, where taxes were collected from farmers based on projected crop yield? William the Conqueror continued the practice in England during the Middle Ages, where Lady Godiva rode her horse while naked through town in protest.

Property values have skyrocketed throughout Summit and Wasatch counties, which could warrant an increase in your tax bill this year, but we don’t recommend taking the Lady Godiva approach to contesting your property tax notice, which should have arrived within the past few weeks. If you haven’t received your notice yet, you can find out how to connect with the Summit County Assessor’s Office by clicking here, or the Wasatch County Assessor’s Office here.

Although Utah’s property tax rate is ranked 12th lowest in the U.S. and is considered to be one of the 10 best states for property taxes, any increase to a monthly budget can put a pinch on some households and businesses already saddled with increasing costs for fuel and other goods.  While we know the benefit property taxes provide to the community via public services such as schools, parks, fire, and police protection, it’s always wise to ensure you’re not paying more than your fair share.

Utah’s property taxes vary depending on whether a property is a primary or secondary residence. That’s why it’s important to pay attention to the notice to ensure your property is categorized properly.

Below, you’ll find two property tax notices from Summit County: One for a primary residence and one for a secondary residence. Secondary residences are taxed at the full assessed value, while primary residences are taxed at 55% of assessed value:

image.png

image.png

If your notice shows taxes based on 100% and you live in the home full-time, or rent out the property full-time (but do not rent it nightly for 14 or more nights each year), then you should fill out the Signed Statement of Primary Residence and file it with the Assessor’s office before September 15th. Signed statements received after September 15th will be considered in the following year. Visit the Summit County Assessor site by clicking here, or the Wasatch County Assessor site here, to learn more about residency exemptions. Depending on the value of your property, you could save thousands of dollars.

Another way to save money on property taxes is to appeal your assessed value. The assessed value of your property is determined by the assessor’s office based on the prevailing local real estate market conditions

If you think the amount on your notice is unreasonable, I can work with you to help determine whether the assessed value is fair. The National Taxpayers Union Foundation recommends the following steps in appealing your assessment:

❏ Make sure all deductions to which you are entitled were granted

❏ Determine any deadlines or legal requirements for filing the appeal or for claiming any deductions. Comply with the legal requirements and don’t miss these deadlines!

❏ Check the accuracy of the assessor’s math, description of your property, work papers, and record card for your property.

❏ Consult with any experts who might be of assistance (see my notes on this below)

❏ Locate at least five comparable properties (with my help)

❏ Make adjustments for differences between your property and comparables

❏ Check your property’s assessment against the assessments of the comparables

❏ If your assessment is unfair, make an informal appeal to the assessor first. If the assessor doesn’t agree, file your appeal.

❏ Attend an appeals board hearing to get a feel for the process.

❏ Prepare a written summary of your case and rehearse your presentation.

 Prepare Your Appeal
You must file your appeal within 45 days of receiving your property tax notice. For Summit County, this can be accomplished by either submitting an electronic Board of Equalization Appeal Form via the county’s online portal or downloading a PDF version to fill out and send to the Summit County Board of Equalization.

The Wasatch County primary residence exemption form can be found by clicking here.

You must include a copy of your property tax notice, along with any evidence, such as an appraisal, sales comparable to your property or MLS – Multiple Listing Services – data to support your appeal. Contact me if you would like help with this.Decisions depend on the availability and workload of Board of Equalization Appeal Officers, and could take several weeks. Once a decision is reached, you can expect to receive a “Notice of Determination.” If your appeal is denied, you cannot appeal your final property tax bill when it is received in November. To contact the Summit County Assessor’s Office, call 435-336-3257, or visit them at the county courthouse in Coalville, at 60 North Main Street. The Assessor can be emailed at [email protected].For Wasatch County, call 435-654-3221, or visit them at 25 North Main Street in Heber.If you have any questions or need help finding comparable properties to support your appeal, please reach out to me sooner than later. I’m happy to walk you through the art of how to appeal your property taxes anytime, but keep the September deadline in mind!

More people than ever have decided to Choose Park City, and have made Summit or Wasatch counties their permanent home. Connect with Christine Grenney at 435-640-4238, or visiting her website by clicking here to learn more about the benefits of moving to the Wasatch Back!

Park City Summer Event Schedule 2022


Summer 2022 has arrived with our usual dizzying array of festivals, events, and activities. So much to enjoy, so little time! Peruse our offerings in this years Park City Summer Event Schedule and reach out for any local insight on anything that piques your interest.

The Hills Are Alive… With the Sound of Music

It seems as though there’s music around every corner here when the mercury heats up in the amphitheaters, pocket parks and outdoor venues throughout the Wasatch Back. Check out the entire Summer Concert lineup in Park City, the Heber Valley, and beyond!

All Summer Long Activities in Park City

Park Silly Sunday Market

Every Sunday through Sept 25 from 10 am – 5 pm on Lower Historic Main Street, Park City

The Silly Market epitomizes all that makes Park City unique. This incredibly popular, open-air market and
street festival celebrates funky “Park Sillians” in the best of ways. Main St. is closed to vehicles, allowing
patrons to wander through booths with fanciful goods and services, live music and of course, the ever-popular Bloody Mary bar!

Last Friday Gallery Stroll

July 29, August 26, Sept 30 6 – 9 pm, Main St, Park City

A great way to combine your love of food and art, the Last Friday Gallery Stroll is ideal for pre-or post-dining enjoyment on Historic Main St. This enjoyable, free event highlights local, national, and international artists and special exhibits at up to 20 art galleries throughout town. Enjoy light refreshments, meet the artists, and admire the latest art installations.

Park City Farmers Market

Every Wednesday from 11 am – 5 pm thru October Canyons Village – Cabriolet Parking Lot

This year’s Farmer’s Market has gone back to its roots at the base of Canyons Village, offering a diverse
assortment of fresh local produce from Utah farmers and a great selection of unique vendors and food booths, all accompanied by live music and our usual array of leashed doggies.

Goldener Hirsch Summer Market

Saturdays 1 – 4 pm  through Sept 8, Silver Lake Village at Deer Valley 

Inspired by the Parisian open-air drinking establishments that sprung up in summer in the 18th century, the Goldener Hirsch Summer Market features inspired light bites by Chef Nicolas, a unique menu of drinks, fun outdoor games, and live music. Ride the Deer Valley® Resort chairlift to enjoy breathtaking views of the Kamas Valley and the Uinta Mountain foothills or haul your mountain bike up the lift and enjoy a thrilling ride down to the Market.

Friday Recess Wine Classes

Fox School of Wine July 22 – August 26 J Go Gallery, 268 Main St Park City

Enrich your understanding and appreciation of wines in this fun “study” of different vintages, from Rose’s to Burgundy’s with sommeliers and wine experts as your guides.

Swaner Nature Preserve’s Sunday Craft

Sundays through August 28, 1258 Center Drive, Park City

Bring your nature-loving kids to the Preserve’s Eco Center at 1258 Center Drive for a free craft day every
Sunday for an upcycled nature-themed crafting event from 11 am – 1 pm.

Flying Ace All-Star Aerial Show

Every Weekend at the Utah Olympic Park, 3419 Olympic Pkwy, Park City

Catch the high-flying action every weekend with the thrilling Flying Ace All-Stars Freestyle Show. See
Olympians and National Team skiers and snowboarders perform acrobatic feats as they soar up to 60 feet in the air before landing in the Park’s Spence Eccles Olympic Freestyle Pool. 

Heber Market on Main

Thursdays from 5 – 9 pm through August 18, Main Street Park, Heber City 

Main Street Park in the heart of Heber City is enlivened with concerts by a variety of regional musicians with food booths, food trucks, crafts, and fresh produce. For the first time this year, Heber Valley Brewing is offering a beer garden for patrons 21+.

Midway Farmers Market

Saturdays through October from 10 am – 2 pm, Midway Town Square, Midway

This quaint small-town market operates from a new location in Midway’s Town Square, between the Town Hall and Community Center at Main St & 1 st North. every Saturday. This intimate market features abundant local produce, delicious fresh bread and sweets, fresh eggs, flower bouquets, and more. 

Heber Valley Artisan Cheese Dairy Farm Tours

920 River Road, Midway

Happy Cows make “udderly delicious cheese!” These tours are offered Mondays – Saturdays throughout
summer and allow you and the kiddos to meet the fabulous “ladies” who provide the milk for their award-
winning cheese. During this fun and educational dairy tour, patrons get to witness their high-tech robotic
milking system – one of the first installed in the Western USA. Tours are offered daily, reservations required.

Park City Summer Events

Oakley’s Summit Arts Showcase

July 15 (4 – 8 pm) & July 16 (10 am – 5 pm) The Red Barn, 4300 North UT 32 (Oakley Fairgrounds)

While many of you might have ventured to Oakley for their infamous Rodeo as part of your annual July 4
festivities, a new tradition has emerged in Oakley with their annual Summit Arts Showcase, so giddy-up and enjoy a wonderful display of art is various mediums by local and regional artists.

Heber Valley Railroad (“The Creeper”)

450 South 600 West, Heber City

The Heber Valley Railroad offers scenic, historic train rides around the beautiful Wasatch Mountains past Deer Creek reservoir and Mt. Timpanogos.

Rock-n-Roll Train:  July 15
Fiddlers and Fireworks:  July 23
Wizard’s Train:  July 28, 29, 30
Wild West Days:  June 3, 4, 5
Kids Train Days:  June 10, 11, 12
Summer Solstice:  June 18, 19, 21
Princesses & Pirates:  Jun 25, Jul 9, Aug 20

Swaner Nature Preserve Demonstration Cleanup

July 16 8:30 am – 10 am, 1258 Center Drive, Park City

Help bees, butterflies, and other pollinators by assisting with the Preserve with their demonstration garden cleanup, including weeding and pruning of the pollinator garden in front of the EcoCenter to keep it healthy through the growing season and learn about water wise practices.

First Annual Prospector Square Neighborhood Appreciation Party

July 16 Noon – 6 pm, Berrett Lane between Gold Dust and Poison Creek

Prospector Square is showing off recent neighborhood improvements with an old-fashioned block party, with live music by Telluride Meltdown from 3 – 6 pm.

Kamas Valley Fiesta Days

July 21 – 23

Events take place at locations throughout Kamas in a celebration that has been a yearly tradition for over 70 years! Included are the rodeo, kids’ night, Bull Wars., Parade. Demolition Derby, Car Show and Auction.

Movies in the Park

Library Field – 1265 Park Ave, Park City

Basin Recreation, in partnership with Park City Library and Park City Film, will be offering movies in the park at the Park City Library Field starting at dusk. When the sun goes behind the ridgeline, temps always cool off by at least 10 degrees so definitely don’t forget your blanket (remember, this is an off-leash dog park too!), low chairs, popcorn, and Milk Duds!
Friday, July 22    Encanto (in Spanish)
Friday, August 5    Ron’s Gone Wrong

Summer Grilling with Mindful Cuisine

July 22 6 – 9 pm 352 Aspen Lane (Silver Creek)

Cooking classes with Mindful Cuisine are a wonderful way to expand your culinary repertoire in a professional chef’s kitchen with outstanding views of the Wasatch Mountains. Gather up a group of family or friends and enjoy some “kitchen fun”.

Twilight Drive-in at Utah Olympic Park

Utah Olympic Park, 3419 Olympic Pkwy, Park City

We applaud Park City Film for continuing to offer this “holdover event” from the social distancing, pandemic summers. This is a great way to enjoy an outdoor flick from the comfort of your vehicle, reminiscent of the old drive-in days. Pack a picnic or enjoy local catering.

July 28 Spiderman: No Way Home
August 5 Sundance Institute’s 2 nd Chance & Emily the Criminal
August 11 Encanto (en espanol) & Dora and the Lost City of Gold
August 12 Wolfwalkers
August 13 The Big Lebowski

Charleston Town Pioneer Day Celebration

July 24 3527 W 3600 S, Charleston

Flag raising ceremony, community breakfast, live entertainment, parade & fireworks display at dusk.

Wasatch County Fair Days

July 29 – August 6 415 Southfield Road, Heber City

If you missed the Oakley rodeo, here’s a chance to enjoy another great rodeo as well as a full week of fun for the little cowboys and cowgirls in your world. Wasatch County Fair Days kicks off with the enormously popular Demolition Derby on July 29th, followed by a party in Southfield Park, Carnival, BBQ, parade, exhibits, talent show, rodeo, and much more:
July 29 – 30    Demolition Derby
Aug 1  Party in the Park and Talent Find
Aug 3 BBQ Dinner, Movie in the Park
Aug 3 – 6 Carnival 
Aug 4    Charley Jenkins concert
Aug 4 – 6 Country Market, Mtn Valley Stampede Rodeo
Aug 6 Wasatch County Fair Parade, Wasatch County Fair Jr Livestock Sale

Kimball Arts Festival

August 5 – 7, Park City’s Main Street

Billed as one of the top-ranked art festivals in the country, the annual Arts Festival, a tradition for 53 years, is actually our beloved Kimball Art Center’s largest fundraiser and so vital to their year-round programming. The three-day event includes live music, gourmet food and beverages and a host of creative and collaborative activities.

6th Annual Victory Hangar Dance

August 6, Russ McDonald Field/Heber Airport, 2265 Airport Road, Heber City

Every once in a while, we get the random question “Is there anywhere to swing dance around here?” and we can finally answer in the affirmative. Enjoy this celebration of World War II at the Victory Hangar Dance, where patrons are known to don vintage attire for the 50’s and dance the night away. If you missed the June hangar dance or just want to swing dance again, enjoy this celebration of victory in World War II at the Victory Hangar Dance!

Summit County Fair

August 6 – August 13, Summit County Fairgrounds, 202 Park Rd., Coalville, UT

Enjoy this traditional small town county fair with cowboys and bucking broncos, a carnival midway, beauty queens, home canned goods, flowers, vegetables, and more.

Anti-Gala 2022

August 18 6:30 – 10 pm, Utah Olympic Park, 3419 Olympic Parkway, Park City

Join fellow friends of the Utah Olympic Park for a casual, dressed-down evening of activities, delicious
food, drinks, and live music at the base of the Nordic Ski jumps.

Soldier Hollow Classic Sheepdog Festival

September 2 – 5 , 2002 Soldier Hollow Lane, Midway

Enjoy four days of family fun and exciting competition at the Soldier Hollow Nordic Center, featuring the
world’s top sheepdogs and handlers. Since 2003, the Classic has been an exciting showcase of the human-canine bond – luring thousands of spectators annually to Midway to catch these dogs and handlers in action.

Midway Swiss Days

September 2 & 3, Midway Town Square, Midway

Since the 1940s, the popular festival has been a Midway tradition. The festival celebrates the Swiss pioneers who settled Midway and the Heber Valley. Swiss Days offers a lively experience in honor of these forebears with the sounds of yodeling and alp horns, folks sporting dirndls, flower hair wreaths, and alpine hats, as the festival sweeps you back to the Olde World. Children’s toys, home decor, artwork, and crafts are offered by the 180 or so vendors chosen via juried selection. And don’t miss the food smorgasbord, which scones, Navajo tacos, and Swiss cheese sandwiches as well as live entertainment. The Saturday parade is possibly the most anticipated part of the two-day event.

Miner’s Day Parade

September 5 Historic Main St & City Park, Park City

Definitely our favorite way to close out summer, Miner’s Day is “our” local celebration paying homage to the rugged silver miners who put Park City on the map.. The Running of the Balls, the Rotary Club’s big annual fundraiser, is an absolute hoot to watch, as thousands upon thousands of sponsored golf balls are unloaded at the top of Main St, awarded the fastest balls and other silliness, all part of a fundraiser that will likely generate more than $50k for our many local charities. The parade is more intimate than our enormously popular July 4 parade and is truly about locals. In the afternoon, rugby in City Park and the Mucking and Drilling competition fill out this fun (and sometimes exhausting!) summer celebration.

Park City Song Summit

September 7 – 10, Various venues, Park City

This highly-regarded event is back on the docket after a COVID hiatus, and the organizers have several treats in store. Variety magazine described it best, saying “If you ever yearned to hear concerts by your favorite artists one night and listen to their TED talks the next, then Park City Song Summit may be for you.” 

Heber Valley Artisan Cheeses Farmstead Burrata Class

September 16, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM, 920 River Road, Midway

If you’re like us, you crave bruschetta when the late summer tomatoes finally arrive. Learn how to make your own silky-smooth, farm fresh Burrata, an Italian recipe for mozzarella. Reservations are a must for these wildly popular classes.

Heber Valley Artisan Cheese Tractor Days

September 16 & 17 10 AM – 5 PM, 920 River Road, Midway

Experience all the BIG WHEELS during Tractor Days at Kohler Creamery where kids and adults alike will love getting to explore the world of tractors and implements as well as learn about their different roles on the farm.

Volksmarch Fall Festival

September 17 10 am – 2 pm, Midway Town Square, Main Street, Midway

Presented by Preserve Midway, this Festival and Volksmarch celebrates the unique history of Midway with an optional historic walk through the center of town to several of the properties that have been saved via conservation easements. Festival activities in Town Square include live music, opportunity drawings, bounce house, food trucks and educational booths.

Park City Summer Competitions

Moose on the Loose

July 16, Trailside Park, Park City 

Moose on the Loose offers fun, kid-friendly races of varying lengths for 3 to 13 years old, organized under the premise that kids can do hard things and have fun doing it! The organizers believe that doing your best, pushing yourself, and helping others is fun. Running is fun; running on dirt is more fun.

National Ability Center’s Summit Challenge

August 27

If you prefer to ride rather than watch others do so, cycle this summer in the name of outdoor recreation for all in this annual road race through Summit and Wasatch Counties. If you’re in it more for the fun and to support the NAC, opt for the easier of 16 miles ride while the overachievers among us can shoot for the century (that’s 100 miles). This race is a great excuse to get out and ride in support of adaptive sports.

Wasatch All-Road Bicycle Race

August 27 7 am – 9 pm

High gravel bike racing – grueling 100-mile race with 12,000 ft of climbing on 80% gravel with a $10,000 purse. Starts at Ventum Bikes at 2775 S. Highway 40, Heber City


Point 2 Point Bike Race

September 3, Park City

Join the country’s strongest endurance mountain bike racers and drop in on some of the best trails Park City has to offer for this heart pumper of a challenge. Ride almost 78 miles on 90% single track with approximately 11,000 elevation gain (is that all????) The average finish time for this Round Valley based competition is nine hours, so it’s not for the faint of heart!

Fun and festive community celebrations are one of the many reasons so many people Choose Park City. Connect with Christine Grenney at 435-640-4238, or visiting her website by clicking here to learn about the many mountain properties providing easy access to each of the state’s resort communities.

Park City Housing Market Update – May 2022 


Do you hear that? It’s the winds of change. Is it simply a change in the weather as Park City begins to fully embrace springtime temperatures and mountains shifting from white to green, or is there a real estate market shift taking place?

With the value of Bitcoin being cut in half in the last six months, and the stock market reeling, all while interest rates tick up, talk of the economy and the housing market seems to be the most popular topic at the trail head. So how is the market? What should buyers expect in the marketplace? How should sellers look for a great agent? How should properties be priced right now?

As much as everyone wants to know our opinion on what may or may not happen in the future, we are not fortune tellers, and do not predict the future. Our business has been built on observing and interpreting the facts and measurable metrics of the Park City real estate market, not speculating on things that are outside of our control. We dive into an assortment of common questions and observations along with some fast stats in this months market update.

What We Are Seeing in the Marketplace

  • New listings and active inventory have increased in the Wasatch Back over the last 2 months, just as they have historically in the months of April through June
  • Active inventory for all property types (single family, condo, land) on the Park City MLS in April 2022 was 700 properties, well below the average of 2,041 properties for April between 2013-2019, and 809 in April of 2021
  • Between 2013-2019, inventory has typically been the highest for the given year in June, July, or August, so it’s certainly possible to see a continued increase in inventory over the next few months
  • This year is Park City’s first “real” spring or fall shoulder season since 2019. Many seem to have forgotten that the natural rhythm of our ski town leaves it feeling sleepy and with few visitors – and consequently less home shoppers – from mid-April through late May
  • The average days on market for residential property (condo, townhome, single family) in Park City and the Snyderville Basin held steady at 7 DOM for April; flat from 7 days in March
  • The percent of list price received for residential property in Park City and the Snyderville Basin for April was 101.1%, down from 101.9% in March, but on average properties are still selling above their list price
  • The market remains segmented, with sought-after properties still selling quickly, and at times before being publicly listed, like our most recent listings in Canyon Creek and Blackhawk Station
  • Compared to historical interest rates, current mortgage rates are still quite reasonable, however they feel high do to the speed of the increase and having such historically low rates the last 2 years

Advice and Observations for Buyers

  • Make an Offer
    • Not every property is flying off the shelves instantaneously. If a property checks 80% of a buyers criteria, but they feel the price is too high and there aren’t competing offers, we would encourage them to make an offer even if it’s not at asking price, and then negotiate
  • Don’t Expect a Deal
    • Based on the inventory and days on market data above, this is still very much a sellers market at this time, and we would not advise any buyers to go in expecting a substantial discount
  • Real Estate is a Good Investment and Hedge Against Inflation
    • Real estate has historically been used by investors as a hedge against inflation, and an alternative to the stock market. With inflation forecasted to continue and stocks underperforming, we are seeing some clients diversifying their portfolio into more real estate
  • Utah Still Has a Strong Outlook
    • Park City and Northern Utah still remain a great place to live and work, with strong forecasts for job and population growth, low property and corporate tax rates, and a favorable lifestyle

Advice and Observations for Sellers

  • Don’t Be a Victim to FOMO
    • We don’t want to get ahead of ourselves, but May’s Park City real estate market numbers will be very interesting to observe, and as rates are having an impact on some buyers, sellers who have a Fear of Missing Out on the recent record sales prices may be in danger of overpricing their property and then having to backpedal and reduce their price in order to sell
  • Good Properties Priced Right Still Selling Fast
    • Taking into account the the tangible and intangible aspects of each property before deciding on a final list price has never been more important. Are you building the list price based on market data and demand, or are you trying to justify the sales price based on active listings and having room to negotiate? We would advise the former strategy
  • Work with the Right Agent
    • We are seeing some agents listing homes at exorbitant prices in order to get the listing. We would advise extreme caution with this strategy. Agents that do a higher number of transactions and sell properties specific to your neighborhood, size, and price point will have the best feel for the current market dynamics that affect your home. Hire based on expertise and proven systems even if you don’t love their advised list price, and the market will give you what the property is worth.
  • Pricing is an Art
    • Now more than ever, forming a relationship with a real estate advisor you can trust with a proven track record is paramount. Experience and expertise is what will set the best agents apart who can price your property accurately and confidently, and be honest upfront in the process to set expectations

Choose Park City Real Estate Sales for March and April 2022

  • We put 7 properties under contract for our clients for a total of nearly $9,345,000 in pending sales
  • 8 transactions closed for just over $12,900,000 in sales volume
  • Of our buyers competing against multiple offers, 100% of them had their offers accepted
  • 2 buyers went under contract on properties not publicly listed on the MLS
  • We referred our clients to top performing agents in other markets resulting in 1 successful purchase and 4 other properties under contract

Thanks for reading this months market update, and as always, reach out to us if you have questions on how these numbers will affect you and your situation. Whether you are a possible Park Meadows home buyer, potential Deer Valley home seller, or an interested property investor, we can put the stats and our Park City housing market knowledge to work for you no matter what your needs and interests are. Everyone’s situations are different, so knowing how to apply the data is integral to making wise real estate decisions.

-Brendan Trieb, Choose Park City

Park City’s Running With Ed 2022


It’s May and we hope you know what that means… our favorite event is on the horizon and the stoke factor is high. Park City’s most popular fundraiser & sporting event for the past eight years, “Running With Ed,”  is scheduled for May 21 (rain or shine or snow!) from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and promises to be another day full of fun and frolic benefitting special programs within our schools. Now in its 13th year, our goal is to raise $320,000 which is a moderate 6.3% increase over last year’s record breaking tally of $300,000. Park City, we can do this!!!

The Grenney clan/Team Average Joe’s in 2021

Little known fact: 96% of our Summit County tax dollars leave our school district. PCEF funds eight key initiatives which are Preschool, EVA Elementary Visual Art program, after school, STEM, PCCAPS (Park City Center for Advanced Professional Studies), Bright Futures, The Educator Innovation Lab, and Classroom/Express Grants. The Classroom Grants program covers at least 30 different educator ideas every year. As an example, two long-term Classroom Grants programs are PCHS Robotics and Debate.

Last year all Debate competitions were done online, and Robotics was in person, which was super tricky given all the COVID restrictions, yet both programs flourished. The top PCHS Robotics team won Worlds with a record-breaking score, and Debate sent six students to Nationals last summer. Five of those students received Academic All-America awards. For PCHS Debate, this was unprecedented and extremely rare for a public high school. I’m encouraging my two daughters to pursue the STEM track in school, focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math so these huge results warm my heart.

Mad Scientists teachers honored funding for STEM programs. STEM is the nationwide acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering & Math programs.

While we all know Park City residents are arguably the worst when it comes to RSVP’s (any dinner party host would agree) as well as early registrations,  we’re very optimistic that as of this week, we have nearly 1,000 registrants of our total expected participants size of 1,200. Please consider creating a team and registering before the race on May 21st. Register and learn more deets here.  

The Basin Fieldhouse is headquarters again for this celebratory relay race.  The event is structured to appeal to runners and non-runners alike, with varying relay lengths and associated degree of challenge. It’s one of two of Park City Education Foundation’s fundraisers of the year and thanks to the generous support of the event’s sponsors, your donation dollars are stretched even further. Huge thanks to both Intermountain Healthcare and Park City Mountain Resort for their significant 2022 sponsorships as well as all the other local supporters. I even jumped into the sponsorship mix!  

RWE is not about the speed of the race but rather a fun, full day of fundraising embracing the importance our community places on education, with open arms for participants of all skill levels. I love that my whole family can participate, and whether you choose siblings, neighbors, co-workers or hobby groups, you’re encouraged to form a team, have some fun, and support our kids, teachers and schools.

As the co-chair again this year for the 4th year running (no pun intended), I am always so amazed to see this generous community come out in droves to support education. The creativity of costumes floors me every year. Whether it’s stripes and tutus, a play on words, or running robots, PC knows how to get it done in style. And who doesn’t get a kick out of the silliness of the fans lining the course who are sometimes known to break out the silly string or water guns to cheer on the participants?  

Community collaboration and contributions is what it’s all about.

The 26.4-mile relay course offers everything from trail to gravel to pavement, challenging climbs to fast downhills, easy legs for beginners and tough ones for experts. Winding past Olympic venues, iconic landmarks, and neighborhood schools, this is Park City’s best! Here’s this year’s relay breakdown with our notations:

Leg 1 – 3.0 Miles – Basin Recreation Field house to Jeremy Ranch Elementary (flat & easy)

Leg 2 – 1.6 Miles – Jeremy Ranch Elementary to Ecker Hill Middle School (perfect for skippers and walkers, easy peasy)

Leg 3 – 3.5 Miles – Ecker Hill Middle School to the Base of the Utah Olympic Park Ski Jumps (a bit more challenging)

Leg 4 – 5.7 Miles – Base of the UOP Ski Jumps to Parley’s Park Elementary School (the MONSTER leg, which includes running UP the ski jump steps! Save this one for your most serious, hard-core athlete team member)

Leg 5 – 4.5 Miles – Parley’s Park Elementary School to McPolin Elementary School (perfect for your endurance participant)

Leg 6 – 1.3 Miles – McPolin Elementary School to Treasure Mountain Jr High School (nice & flat & easy)

Leg 7 – 4.4 Miles – Treasure Mountain Jr High School to Trailside Elementary School (an endurance leg with some trail running)

Leg 8 – 2.4 Miles – Trailside Elementary School to Basin Recreation Fieldhouse – (The most scenic leg, capturing that BIG VIEW!)

Top fundraisers will be rewarded with tickets, swag, and unique Park City gifts, all donated in support of this great cause.

Hope to see you and your costumed-clad team out on the course this year!

Park City Summer Concert Calendar 2022


Now that the ski resorts have closed in Park City, we’re all transitioning to the warm weather mindset, which means it’s time to make summer social plans – especially with concerts and events back in full force! One of my favorite things to do in the summer months is take time to enjoy all the amazing music around the Wasatch—from big name acts at Red Butte Gardens for a grown up night out, to kid-friendly, free outdoor concerts at Deer Valley Resort.

I’ve rounded up all the concerts that will come to Park City, along with concert venues in the surrounding areas. Here’s the ultimate, highly anticipated 2022 Park City Summer Concert Calendar so you can start making plans and buying tickets.

Click here for the printable PDF to hang on your bulletin board or refrigerator.

Park City Summer Concert Guide 2022
Park City Summer Concert Guide 2022

Jordanelle Area Real Estate Developments – March 2022


Jordanelle Reservoir and the Mayflower side of Deer Valley Resort with a fresh coat of snow

Located just 10 minutes from Park City’s east entry on Highway 248, the Jordanelle area is a hotspot for new development; the entire area was master planned when the Jordanelle Reservoir was created in the 1990’s. This overview focuses on new developments where there is still “developer inventory” as several are under construction with pre-sold inventory.

While it might be simple to lump all the communities sprouting up around the Jordanelle Reservoir together, there are unique nuances we’ll explore to help you find the ideal spot. Ask yourself which is more important – the “Big View” that encompasses the lake and the slopes of Deer Valley® Resort, or is proximity to the water’s edge more appealing? Worthy of note is that because the shoreline is all part of Federal BLM lands, there are no actual “waterfront” properties, though some come closer than others.

Parents with young kiddos need to know one critical fact, which is that the Jordanelle area is outside the coveted Park City School District, and while the majority of kids residing in this area are bussed to Heber, there are a few communities lying within the South Summit school district in Kamas. While it’s possible to get the kids into the highly ranked Park City School District when waivers are available, you certainly can’t consistently rely on this option. So, my recommendation is to consider the private or charter school options that are available, several of which might be a good fit. Ask us for more details on these options.

If your interest is more investment focused, you’ll want to consider which communities allow nightly rentals to expand your revenue potential. Where new construction homes or townhomes are offered, you should plan on a build cycle of 12 – 18 months as supply chain issues have extended build times. Further, numerous builder contracts include provisions for materials cost increases, so be mindful of that verbiage. We will guide you through this process.

An overview of the varied and ever-growing variety of new developments surrounding the Jordanelle Reservoir

The Big View is offered from most of the properties on the north, east and south sides of the lake, while Deer Valley and freeway access are the key reasons to select properties along the western shore of Jordanelle.

The Big View

Black Rock Mountain Resort

Opening just in time for the 21/22 ski season, Black Rock Mountain Resort has also emerged as a much-needed gathering spot for the previously “entertainment starved” Jordanelle area, offering the quite tasty Overlook Restaurant and On the Rocks bar, with live entertainment on weekends. There’s also The Market offering Hugo’s Coffee, bagels, and muffins as well as fruit and snacks.

Options within Black Rock Mountain Resort include two bedroom stacked flats, some with lockouts, with a few three bedroom offerings, and all can be rented nightly with incentives to use the onsite property management group. Current pricing for the limited 2 bed/2 bath developer inventory ranges from $849,900 – $1,600,000.

Consider the perks of membership at Club Black Rock which offers several levels, including access to the outdoor pool, hot tub, and fire tables, as well as a weight room, steam room, sauna, members lounge and business center. There’s also a membership option that includes area Shuttle Service, so keep this Club membership option in mind if your chosen Jordanelle property does not offer amenities.

Town of Hideout

Hideout is a township of 2,500 acres along the north end of Jordanelle, on the “water side” of Hwy. 248. In addition to terrific views of the water, the primary amenity is their 9-hole executive golf course called “Outlaw.”  All the communities listed below are part of Hideout.

Homesites

Golden Eagle

This new 328 lot subdivision within the town of Hideout is perched high on the north side of the Jordanelle, offering commanding vistas across the Jordanelle Reservoir. Most of the homesites are at least ½ acre with varying slopes, allowing you to position your future home to maximize views. Current pricing ranges from $410,000 – $756,000 with allowable home sizing ranging from 3,200 to 7,000 sq. feet. Future amenities include a small clubhouse/gathering space with indoor and outdoor areas and 4 miles of hiking trails. About a third of the sites have sold, and road paving will resume late this spring or early summer, weather dependent.

Deer Vista

Deer Vista is a gated 103 lot subdivision of estate homesites on the north end of Jordanelle. Their strategy shifted last spring after the pandemic market surge, and all remaining homesites were shifted into the developer’s current homebuilding program. We anticipate seeing inventory listed this spring in the $3M – $4.5M range for homes ranging in size from 5,300 – 7,000 sq. ft.

Hideout Condominiums & Townhomes

Shoreline

Shoreline is a very successful community of high-quality townhomes on the northeast section of Hideout.  There is a new phase of contemporary 4- and 5-bedroom twin homes being released this spring which are now under construction, with 15 offered in this next release.  These larger townhomes will offer 4 & 5 bedroom options.  While pricing has not been finalized, it is anticipated they will start around the $2M mark. Their final phase will consist of somewhere between 42 and 49 twin homes.

Wasatch Springs

Wasatch Springs is Holmes Homes’ first foray into the Jordanelle area and was enormously successful. This community is located just south of the traffic light at Brown’s Canyon. Though now sold out and recently completed, resales pop up with some regularity. A variety of floor plans are offered with most being 4 bedrooms, and some 3 bedrooms. Sizing ranges from 1,880 to just under 3,000 sf, with recent pricing from the mid $800,000’s to just over $1M. Nightly rentals are allowed, which helped drive this community’s enormous popularity.

Deer Springs

Deer Springs at Hideout is a new community offered by Holmes Homes, who recently completed the successful Wasatch Springs community. The current phase under construction offers 15 single family homes and 30 duplexes. While subject to change due to market demand, the future phases could include 46 single family homes and 138 duplexes. This community straddles the Jordanelle trail system and will offer a playground, dog park and paved biking/walking trail. The community is within walking distance to the Ross Creek ramp at Jordanelle, offering easy non-motorized boating access for paddle boarding or kayaking. The next phase should be released this spring, let us know if you want to be alerted when available.

Deer Waters at Hideout

Another Holmes Homes community, Deer Waters offers mountain contemporary duplex townhomes which allow for extensive customization through their in-house designer. Three different plans are offered with 3 -4 bedrooms, 3 – 4 baths and two car garages. Current inventory is priced from $1,500,000 to over $1,900,000.   

Klaim

The Klaim community of mountain-modern three bedroom. three bath townhomes are on the uphill side of Hwy 224 with lake views. Their final phase IV will be released this spring, with building clusters of three and four townhomes, with the uphill plans backing up to 40 acres of open space. Interest in the next phase is quite strong, so if this property peaks your interest, let’s get you registered so you’ll be in the queue for the next release. Pricing has not been released but we anticipate pricing in the range of $1.4M+.

Private Clubs

Tuhaye

Tuhaye is a high-end, private golf community on the northern slopes of Jordanelle being developed by Storied Development, which acquired the existing Tuhaye assets in 2018. We’ve been quite impressed with their accomplishments in just four years. Storied Development is a very well capitalized and seasoned club community developer with successful communities throughout the continental U.S, Hawaii, the Caribbean, and Mexico.

Tuhaye is part of the broader Talisker Club, which includes the slopeside Talisker Club at Empire Pass at Deer Valley® Resort, the Outpost at Bonanza Flat beyond Deer Valley and access to the Courchevel Bistro on Main St. Park City. Within Tuhaye, the centerpiece is the Mark O’Meara designed Signature Championship golf course which is consistently ranked among the best in Utah – it’s challenging! Currently there is no developer inventory listed for either homesites or homes, but with the advent of spring we anticipate seeing some new inventory. The Golf Club membership is included with all developer lot purchases and when offered with home sale purchases is priced at $125,000. Tip – in today’s market we advise you to strongly consider acquiring the membership whether it’s your preference or not as they are in extremely high demand. Contact us for more of the backstory.

Victory Ranch

Victory Ranch a private, four-season community amidst 6,700 pristine acres along four miles of the coveted Upper Provo River in Francis, on the quieter, south end of Jordanelle. Amenities include an 18-hole Rees Jones golf course, world-class fly-fishing, miles of mountain biking and hiking trails, backcountry yurts, fishing ponds, restaurants, a ski-in/ski-out lodge in Park City at the Town Lift on Main St. and more than 4,000 acres of untouched backcountry. Additional amenities include their kid-oriented Barn, with a Pizza Parlor, Art Studio, Game Room, Indoor Basketball Court as well as a Fitness Center, Spa, and Platform Tennis Courts. Outdoors there’s a swimming pool, waterslide, and tennis courts. Owners enjoy a plethora of backcountry opportunities, from skeet shooting to yurt camping to snowmobiling and 4 X 4 tours. The development is nearing build out, with just one developer owned 7+ acre homesite currently available priced at $1.795M. At present, there are just a handful of resale single family homes available, priced from $5.65M to $7M+. 

The new Residence Club Cabins are fully furnished and offer 1/8 fractional ownership in three floorplans offering thoughtfully designed three to five bedrooms from approximately 2,015 to 4,700 sq ft. priced from $340,000 – $490,000.

West Side

Mayflower Resort

The most significant development on the west side of Jordanelle is the new Mayflower Resort being built by Extell Development on the west side of Hwy. 40, directly south of the Deer Crest community. North America’s newest ski resort since 1980, Mayflower Mountain Resort boasts 4,300-acres of skiable terrain, 3,200-foot vertical, 15 lifts and incredible terrain variety. This new luxurious ski village and resort will consist of stacked condominium hotels, townhomes, and single family homesites dotting the slopes, a skier’s beach, and several luxury amenities such as a children’s center, ski school, lodge, ski club, spa and conference facility. The master plan will unfold over the next 15 – 25-years. Infrastructure has been in process for the past couple of years with vertical construction on their employee housing well underway. It’s expected that all for-sale properties will offer nightly rental capabilities, with details expected to unfold later this spring. Billed as “the first new resort in Utah in 15 years,” Mayflower has yet to announce the ski area operator, though we are hopeful Deer Valley® Resort will be selected.  Please let us know if you want to be on our VIP list to be on the inside track as sales details become available later this spring or early summer. Click here to express your interest.

SkyRidge

SkyRidge is a sizeable new subdivision with just under 500 homesites located on 670 acres, with over 50% dedicated as open space. The community cascades along the western shoreline of Jordanelle offering both homesites and speculative homes from a variety of builders. This community flanks the new Jordanelle Parkway which provides connectivity from the Mayflower interchange on Hwy 40 to Hwy 248 on the north end of the lake.

Amenities will include a public Clubhouse with indoor and outdoor gathering areas, a Golf Academy which includes a three-hole short course with par-3, par-4 and par-5 holes with multiple tee boxes and greens, operated by PGA professionals. There’s also a planned 34 stall equestrian center with dedicated trails that will also be public. Private amenities to the HOA will include infinity pool with cabanas, lounge, and fitness studio. Trail connectivity is currently available via a paved trail along the Parkway, and the developers are working with Mountain Trials Foundation to plan and link the non-motorized trails that will meander through the community to their existing 400-mile network.

SkyRidge currently offers a shuttle service for property owners to Deer Valley® Resort. SkyRidge is immediately adjacent one of two new “portals” to Deer Valley as part of the Mayflower Resort, which are pedestrian tunnels below Hwy 40 that connect to the base of the Deer Crest gondola and the new Mayflower Resort to the south. It is envisioned that there will be a future shuttle service connecting the Jordanelle communities to the base area via the portal, so property owners leave their cars at home and shuttle to skiing. Present offerings include homesites ranging in size from ¼ to just over ½ acre priced from the $700,000’s and numerous 4- and 5-bedroom spec homes priced from just under $3M.

Mayflower Lakeside

Phase I of this community twin-home just north of the Jordanelle State Park’s Hailstone area was completed about a decade ago. Phase II is now under construction by the same developer, Burbridge Investment Group, offering both townhomes and stacked flat condominiums. The townhomes are in twin-home configurations with 4 & 5 bedroom plans available, each with 2 car garage and ranging from 2,800 – 5040 sq ft. and priced from $1,794,000. Pricing details have not yet been released on the stacked flat configurations, but we anticipate a late spring launch and numbers starting close to $1,000,000. Again, reach out to be on our early release interest list.

Heber Side

Benloch Ranch

Benloch Ranch is a new 2,500+ acre community now being developed on the south end of Jordanelle. The current phases offer new sustainably produced, prefabricated homes with a unique modern style. Planned amenities include a commercial center with grocery and retail, shuttle service to nearby Deer Valley® Resort, a kid’s camp and beginner ski/sledding hill, skeet shooting, skating pond, storage facilities, 20+ miles of multi-use trails, a skating pond and yurt & backcountry camping. Current home plans range from 3-bedroom 4 bath home with 2,100 sq ft, and a two-car garage with base pricing at $1.54M to their largest plan, which is a 5 bedroom, 6 bath configuration which is just over 5,000 sq. ft priced at just over $2.7M.

Jordanelle Ridge

Jordanelle Ridge is a Holmes Homes community now under construction offering triplex townhomes on the south end of the Jordanelle off Route 32, overlooking the Heber Valley and Mt. Timpanogos. This location also offers views of the Provo River which is highly regarded as one of the premier blue-ribbon fly-fishing spots in the state. The triplexes offer 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and 2 car garages, with sizing from 2.433 – 2,722 sq. ft. Current pricing has not yet been released; however, they are being marketed as “more affordable”, so it is likely they’ll land below the $1,000,000 threshold. Next release is slated for July.

The information here is accurate as of March 7, 2022. Projects not mentioned are either sold out or are of an age that resales are coming on the market. Please contact Christine at 435-640-4238 for the most up-to-date availability and pricing. The real estate offerings around the Jordanelle will be as dynamic as the iconic Wasatch mountains and you can count on Choose Park City to be in the know on any and all offerings in the pipeline.

Park City Housing Market Update – March 2022


Fresh snow blanketing the ski runs in The Colony at Park City Resort

After a bit of a hiatus in January and February, winter has returned to Park City over the last week, with fresh snow blanketing town and sunny, bluebird days following the storms. Perhaps another “Miracle March” (or even April) is in order for more snow and moisture for the rivers and reservoirs? Time will tell.

Make no mistake, despite minimal new snow over the last 8 weeks, town is as busy as ever with some local property management companies reporting their first time ever having every unit in their portfolio fully booked for the first week of March. In addition, while January was not a slow month in the market, the pace and number of buyers in town has definitely picked up as we went through February and entered March. The increased interest is substantiated by our Summit Sotheby’s Park City office sales numbers, which in the first week of March were just over $68,000,000 in new pending contracts, and just over $105,000,000 in closed transactions.

This month we break down the current numbers as observed in February, a review of some notable numbers for the broader market and its performance in 2021, and a look back at some key metrics for our team in the past year. Let’s dive in!

Park City Real Estate 2021 Review

In a recent recap meeting of the 4th Quarter of the Park City market, we were able to look at the year-over-year stats from the end of 2020, and how the market has continued to evolve. Below are a handful of observations and key statistics that stood out to us from the past year, though there are many notable metrics depending on your specific location and price point. If you’re curious about your current neighborhood, or an area where you are considering a purchase, reach out to us directly for a more customized analysis.

  • The median price for a single family home in the Park City limits (zip 84060) rose by 32% year-over-year to $3,300,000
  • The neighborhoods of Thaynes and Prospector saw massive jumps in YoY median price increases with jumps of 71% to $2,300,000 and 87% to $2,400,000 respectively
  • Across the board in PC, Snyderville Basin, Heber, and Wanship/Hoytsville, the number of homes sold dropped, while the average prices all increased by double digit figures, which tells us that buyer demand remains very strong
  • Promontory led all areas in the number of single family homes sold YoY with 113, and the sold volume with $412,000,000 in sales closed
  • Growth in areas outside of Park City remains very robust with the average single family home price in Heber increasing by a whopping 46%, and the number of land sales in the Jordanelle increasing by 37% with an average price increase of 77% YoY; both Heber and Jordanelle remain sought after locations with a ton of future growth and development in the pipeline
  • Raw land availability is very limited in the Park City limits with only 40 parcels selling (down 7%) while the median sale price jumped up by 57%
  • The median price for a condo in the Park City limits increased by 36% YoY from $956,000 to $1,300,000

Overall as a general trend, actively listed inventory on the Park City MLS remains at or around record lows, while the number of sales have decreased and overall prices have increased. This indicates that there is still strong buyer demand and that there is a lack of inventory, not a weakening market.

Utah as a whole is roughly 50,000 housing units short of satisfying the current buyer demand, and with only 15,000-17,000 units forecasted to be completed annually, a high level of demand with increasing prices is currently projected to be the norm, instead of the exception. Add in *forecasted population increases from 2020 to 2060 of 40% for Summit County, 132% for Wasatch County, and 41% for Salt Lake County and we could be looking back in 10 or 20 years wishing we had bought more real estate in 2022.

*According to the University of Utah’s Gardner Policy Institute

Choose Park City Year in Review

We feel that pictures are worth a thousand words, and thanks to our incredibly skilled in-house marketing team, you can review both our analytical and more fun team numbers from 2021 below.

Park City Real Estate Market Stats for March

It’s no secret and is a common talking point that inventory is low. However, the common mistake is that there are no homes to buy, and that isn’t true. The market simply requires added layers of skillset and networking to source a property that suits your needs. Many homes aren’t hitting the market, so having an agent that can find opportunities before they are broadcast to the public is key, as is having a pre-defined, specific set of criteria. Simply put, if you don’t know what you’re looking for, it’s a lot tougher to find it.

An interesting observation as of the day I’m writing this (3/10/22) for the greater Heber Valley, Jordanelle, Kamas Valley, Snyderville Basin, and Park City limits, there are currently 237 active residential listings. Of those there are only 123 available units, as the remainder are either under construction or pending construction. So in reality, 49% of current inventory isn’t even usable at this time, further exacerbating the competition for existing homes and condos.

Active residential inventory in Park City and the Snyderville Basin for the month of February ticked up slightly by 8.4% from the previous month, while still being down by 57.7% from February of 2021 – and we all thought the market was tight then!

Active single family and condo inventory displayed by month in the greater Park City area (84060 & 84098); courtesy of PCBOR

Park City Homes and Condos Below $1,000,000

  • Median sales price increased 14.2% from January 2022 and decreased just slightly by 1.2% from February 2021 to a current price of $605,000.
  • Median number of days on the market for February decreased again to just 3 (!!!) days, down from 4 DOM in January 2022, and 35 DOM in February 2021 – the market under $1,000,000, especially for units with multiple bedrooms, remains extremely competitive
  • Active inventory stayed about even from January 2022 bumping up 3.7%, but is still down a massive 78.9% from February 2021

Park City Homes and Condos Between $1,000,000 and $3,000,000

  • Median sales price ticked up again by 6.5% from January 2022, and is up 15.1% from February 2021 to a current price of $1,850,000 – in September 2021 it was $1,565,000 which equates to a 18% increase in just 6 months!
  • Median number of days on the market for February 2022 is up to 6 day on market from the previous period of 4 DOM in January 2022, though it is still down by 50% from February 2021
  • Inventory in this segment saw a nice bump with an increase of 21.4% from January 2022 to 51 active listings, though year-over-year from February 2021 inventory is still down by 49%

Park City Homes and Condos Above $3,000,000

  • Median sales price is up 1.9% from January 2022, and is up 12.8% from February 2021 ($3,700,000) to a current median sold price of $4,175,000
  • Median number of days on market for February 2022 are 7 which is down 81% from 37 days on market in January 2022, and down by 36.4% from 11 days in February 2021 – we have seen a substantial uptick in high end buyers in town over the last month, and this data confirms that
  • Active inventory is up slightly by 4.2% with February 2022 registering 75 active listings, and is decreased by 41.9% from February 2021
Single family home sales at all price points in February 2022 in the greater Park City area (84060 & 84098); courtesy of PCBOR
Multi-unit/stacked condo sales at all price points in February 2022 in the greater Park City area (84060 & 84098); courtesy of PCBOR

Choose Park City Real Estate Sales for January and February 2022

  • We put 11 properties under contract for our clients for a total of nearly $17,000,000 in pending sales
  • 6 transactions closed for just over $9,500,000 in sales volume
  • 2 of our buyers had their offers accepted despite competing against multiple offers
  • 2 buyers went under contract on properties not publicly listed on the MLS

Thanks for reading this months market update, and as always, reach out to us if you have questions on how these numbers will affect you and your situation. Whether you are a possible Park Meadows home buyer, potential Deer Valley home seller, or an interested property investor, we can put the stats and our Park City housing market knowledge to work for you no matter what your needs and interests are. Everyone’s situations are different, so knowing how to apply the data is integral to making wise real estate decisions.

-Brendan Trieb, Choose Park City

Summer Camp Sign Ups


It’s that time of year – when parents begin that mad scramble for summer camp slots, so we’re put together our annual compilation of available camps throughout Summit and Wasatch counties, along with a few worth noting in the Salt Lake Valley. Some summer camp schedules are pending from providers, but many will be opening for registration in the next few weeks, so mapping out your strategy to provide the most stupendous summer for your kiddos is imperative!

All Summer Long

Photo Credit: Basin Recreation

Basin Recreation Summer Blast Day Camp
(Starts at Trailside Park and Ends at Ecker Hill daily)
(435) 655-0999

Basin Recreation typically offers a full-summer option with their Summer Blast Day Camp, beginning the first full week of June (this year, that would be June 6) but their information has not yet been posted. Each year, the Summer Blast Camp separates groups into ages 6-7, 8-9, and 10-12, and features themed weeks filled with games, arts and crafts, weekly visits from the Kimball Art Center and EATS, plus sports and swimming. Last year, registration opened in mid-April, so look for information to come out soon on the Basin Recreation website by clicking here, check out their Facebook page here, or call the Field House at 435-655-0999.  

Photo Credit: Park City Recreation

Park City Recreation Summer Day Camp
1354 Park Avenue (City Park)
Park City, UT  84060
435-615-5401 (435-615-5440 when camp is in session)

Park City Recreation operates a full-day, full-summer program out of their camp headquarters in City Park. As of last summer, the program gives priority registration to residents and workers within the 84060 zip code, and parents have until March 1 to provide proof of residency or employment by emailing [email protected], or dropping documentation off at the PC MARC. Starting on March 15 at 6 a.m., full-summer and daily registration opens online and in-person for campers who have fulfilled the priority registration requirements or was a full-summer camper in 2021. Registration for full-summer, daily and add-on activities opens to the public on April 1. Camp is held daily from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and includes arts and crafts, sports, and games. Add-on activities include four-day golf lessons, swimming lessons, and skateboarding. Park City Recreation also offers a Counselor in Training (CIT) program for teens ages 13-15. The program focuses on leadership and job skills while working side-by-side with Summer Day Camp staff and campers. Applications for CIT are due on Monday, May 2nd, and can be found here. For additional info, call 435-615-5401, visit their Facebook page here, or visit them online by clicking here.

Photo Credit: Deer Valley Resort

Deer Valley Resort Summer Adventure Camp
2250 Deer Valley Drive South (Snow Park Lodge)
Park City, UT  84060
435-645-6648

While registration information for the 2022 iteration of Deer Valley Resort’s Summer Adventure Camp has not yet been posted, in years past, this much-loved-among-locals camp has been headquartered out of Snow Park Lodge and featured hiking, mountain biking, and SUP, along with games, puzzles, arts & crafts, and field trips. As a state-licensed center, infants as young as two months were welcome, with options available for kids up to 12 years of age. Last year’s camp began the first full week of June (which would be the week of June 6 for this year), and offered five categories of campers: Mountaineers (ages 7-12), Explorers (ages 5-6), Trekkers (ages 3-4), Grasshoppers/Little Ramblers/Ramblers (ages 12 months-2 years) and Sunflowers (ages 2-11 months). Stay up-to-speed by bookmarking their website here, or checking out their Facebook page regularly.

Photo Credit: YMCA of Northern Utah

YMCA’s Park City Summer Day Camp
4501 UT-224
Park City, UT  84098
801-839-3379

YMCA’s Park City Summer Day Camp registration opened on February 14 and offers a reignited daily excursion focus, which includes weekly swimming and trips to the organization’s Camp Roger in the Uinta Mountains above Kamas, where archery, hiking and other outdoor pursuits will be on the agenda. Headquartered out of Park City Community Church (behind Park City Nursery on S.R. 224), the YMCA day camp is open to ages 5-12, and runs from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Some of this year’s weekly themes that begin on June 6 include “Young Scientists,” “Color Runs Wild,” Super Hero Week,” “Game Show Mania,” “Great Outdoors,” and “Fear Factor.” Click here to learn more, or call 801-839-3379.

Recreation & Enrichment

Photo Credit: Woodward Park City

Woodward Park City
3863 Kilby Road
Park City, UT  84098
435-222-2378

Woodward Park City offers indoor and outdoor weeklong camps throughout the summer for kids ages 7-17 in sports specialties that include mountain bike, skateboard, scooter, BMX, multi-sport, parkour and cheer. Each session also includes access to all Woodward state-of-the-art facilities (mountain parks, action sports parks and indoor action sports hub), professional coaching, lunch, positive relationship building, arts and crafts, and recreational games and activities. Camps are available by-the-week from June 6 through August 8, from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily. Reservations are open now, and they’re offering $200 off one week of camp if booked by March 31. Visit the Woodward website here for more details and to register.  

Photo Credit: Young Riders

Young Riders Camps
(Locations throughout Park City)
435-640-8642

Founded in 1996, the Young Riders Youth Cycling program offers once a week and weeklong camps from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. beginning June 6, and provides opportunities for riders ages 5 – 14. Nineteen weeklong camps are available throughout the summer for every level of rider, including Pee Wee (ages 5 – 7), Beginner Youth (ages 7 – 9), Beginner Junior (ages 10 – 13), Intermediate (ages 9 – 13) and Advanced (ages 10 – 14). Their Once a Week programs differ from the Young Riders weeklong camps in that classes meet once per week throughout the summer, with participants signing up for a specific class depending on their age and ability level (they will ride and progress with the same kids and the same coaches over a ten-week period, with rides programmed to gradually challenge participants as summer progresses). Registration opens on Wednesday, March 23 at 7 a.m., and camps are limited to 10 riders, so they fill up quickly. Be sure to bookmark the registration page to get your kids ready to roll!

Photo Credit: Summit Community Gardens

Summit Community Gardens
4056 Shadow Mountain Drive (off Old Ranch Road)
Park City, UT  84098
[email protected]
Summit Community Gardens’ enriching summer camps offer an immersed-in-nature experience featured a different gardening theme each week, with hands-on activities involving partner organizations like EATS and Recycle Utah. This year’s themes include “Art in the Garden,” “Build your own Garden,” “Chopped w/EATS,” “Week in the life of a farmer,” and “Cycle the Cycles w/Recycle Utah.” Butterfly Members are able to register beginning on March 2, while all others can sign up starting March 16. To learn more, and receive an alert when camp registration opens, click here.

Photo Credit: Summit Land Conservancy

Summit Land Conservancy Outdoor Explorers and Little Explorers Camp
1650 Park Avenue, Ste. 200
Park City, UT  84060
435-649-9884

This year’s Summit Land Conservancy Outdoor Explorers Summer Camps feature seven week-long camps for kids who love to be outside! Camps are for kids ages 7 – 12 years old, run from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily, and run from June through August. Each week features “Mountain Bike Monday,” “Trail Trekking Tuesday,” “Water Adventure Wednesday,” “Treasure Hunt Thursday” and “Farmer Friday.” General registration opens on March 31 at 12 p.m.  For more information, contact Caitlin at 435-640-9884 or [email protected].

Photo Credit: Swaner Preserve & EcoCenter

Swaner Preserve & EcoCenter
1258 Center Drive
Park City, UT  84098
435-649-1767

Swaner Preserve & EcoCenter offers popular weeklong camps beginning June 14, and include both half-day and full-day options. Because camps sell out quickly, they offer early registration on March 18 at 9 a.m. for Sandhill Society members and March 21 for Swaner Family-level members, with general registration opening on March 23. Camps are offered as half day options for kids in grades kindergarten through 6th, or full-day options for kids in 1st through 6th grade, with a Counselors in Training program for kids in grades 7 & 8. Some of the weekly themes include ”EcoExplorers,” “Down to a Science,” Predator Power,” and “Watershed Explorers,”  Click here to check them out in advance of the registration date. They’re also hiring camp counselors right now, so click here to learn more about how kids entering grades 9-12 next fall can apply.

Photo Credit: PC Codes

PC Codes
Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church (base of Canyons Resort, though unaffiliated with the church)
4051 UT-224
Park City, UT 84098
[email protected]

Entering its 4th year of offering technology summer camps to kids ages 8-14, PC Codes endeavors to provide engaging, hands-on, creative and fun learning opportunities for students. Each summer camp involves students learning about a concept in computer science, practicing that concept, and then working with other campers to create and display and end-of-week capstone project. Every coding ability from beginner to expert is accommodated, with the goal of allowing all campers to feel challenged while having fun. Morning and afternoon half-day camps are available, with the option to have students stay for lunch to create an all-day experience. Camps run for five days each and begin on June 13, with themes that include, “Battle Bots,” “Learn to Code with Minecraft,” “Legos in Motion,” “Video Game Design,” and Lego Engineering.” Register by clicking here, or reach out at [email protected] for more info.


Artistic Endeavors

Kimball Art Center
1401 Kearns Boulevard
Park City, UT  84060
435-649-8882

Each year, the Kimball Art Center offers summer camps taught by professional, practicing artists with teaching experience, featuring a curriculum vetted to inspire, educate and foster an appreciation for art in all of its forms. No camps have been listed for this summer, as yet, but you can visit their website by clicking here to check for updated information or visit their Facebook page here.

Photo Credit: Egyptian Youtheatre

Egyptian Theatre Youtheatre
Mary G. Steiner Egyptian Theatre
328 Main Street
Park City, UT 84060
435-296-SING (7464)
[email protected]

Each summer, Park City’s Historic Mary G. Steiner Egyptian Theatre hosts summer camps for students have included themes in the past like “Improv Puppetry,” “Bilingual Film Camp,” and “Podcast Radio Drama Camp.” The daylong camps offer students of varying ages the chance to stretch their creative skills in a peer-supportive environment, taking advantage of the Egyptian’s studios on upper Main Street. While 2022 camp information has not yet been posted, keep an eye on their website or Instagram page for announcements.


Park City School District
(Various locations around Park City)
435-645-5617

Park City School District offers a full summer of courses through their Leisure Learning department, with opportunities ranging from arts and crafts to coding and babysitter training. The full catalog and class details usually go online at the end of March and can be found by clicking here, or by emailing Jane Toly at [email protected].


Natural History Museum of Utah
301 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT  84108
801-581-6927

Natural History Museum of Utah’s (NHMU) weekly camps are for students in grades kindergarten through 6th, and opened for registration to Copper Club Members on Feb. 28, while Museum Members at the Family level and above can register on March 3, and all others on March 8. Held at the impressive NHMU facility on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City, camps run every week between June 6 and August 8 (except for the week of July 4 & 25 due to holidays), and include days at nearby locations (past partners include Red Butte Garden, This is the Place, Utah’s Hogle Zoo and Tracy Aviary). To get a sneak peak of this year’s camps as soon as they’re published, register for NHMU emails by clicking here.


Utah’s Hogle Zoo
2600 Sunnyside Avenue (840 South)
Salt Lake City, UT. 84108
801-584-1700

Utah’s Hogle Zoo presents weekly onsite and virtual summer camp options for kids entering grades 1st through 8th, with past themes including “Ecosystems of the Globe,” “Animals on the Move,” and “Curious Creatures and Fearsome Features.” Registration info will be available soon, but you can check out the dates and camps by clicking here.

Sleepaway (Near By)

Photo Credit: YMCA of Northern Utah

For many local kids, their first overnight camp experience happens close to home through the YMCA’s Camp Roger (on Mirror Lake Highway just past Kamas) and the Girl Scouts’ Camp Cloud Rim (above the Montage in upper Deer Valley). Camp Roger offers week-long camps throughout the summer for ages 6-15, featuring mountain biking, hiking, archery, arts and crafts, and horseback riding beginning June 5. This year’s themes include, “Disney,” “Mission Impossible,” “Under the Sea,” and “Neon Lights.” Camp Cloud Rim offers an idyllic, lakeside setting at 9,200 feet, where girls entering grades 1-12 can experience week-long, themed camps, such as “Flashlights and Fairy Tales,” “Teddy Bear Tag-a-long,” “Moonlight Mania,” and “Boats and Brunches.” Cloud Rim offers 3-day “mini” versions of camps for younger girls to get them used to being away from home in a camp setting. Registration is now open for both camps, and can be found here for Camp Roger, or here for Camp Cloud Rim.

Diverse and enriching summer camp options are one of the many reasons to Choose Park City for your Park City Real Estate investment. Be sure to connect with Christine today at 435-640-4238 to explore future adventures of your own!