5 Places to Catch Fall Foliage in Park City


The Uinta hills looking their best (Photo Credit: Devin Stein)

A week or so ago, most of us woke up to a sprinkling of the season’s first fallen yellow leaves across our yards, patios, and sidewalks. The first signs of fall always inject no small dose of exhilaration into this skier’s heart. But before ski season actually arrives, we have much else to look forward to, from pumpkin everything and Halloween, to glorious fall foliage. If you’re a foliage fiend, here are five places to strike autumn gold in the Park City area.

1. Hike Wasatch Crest Trail from Guardsman Pass

Sometimes, you have to get high to get the best view—and I don’t mean Colorado high. Topping out at nearly 10,000 feet, the Wasatch Crest will give you a boost in elevation that also boosts your foliage view. Access the six(ish)-mile out-and-back trail from Guardsman Pass, where you’ll also catch some beautiful leaves. You can also mountain bike this trail if you prefer a faster, more adrenaline-filled tour de leaves.

2. Snowbasin’s Blues, Brews, & BBQ … and Bouquets of Foliage

While you might think of the Cottonwood Canyons as primarily winter destinations reserved for when you want to explore new mountains, Snowbird, Snowbasin, and other area resorts also have great hiking trails, scenic lift rides, and events that should motivate you to make the trip any time of year. Snowbasin hosts a free Blues, Brews & BBQ event every Sunday afternoon through September 30. Pair your local beer and brisket with the breathtaking fall colors.

Snowbasin leaves

A Gondola ride: the most passive way to sit back and watch the leaves (Photo Credit: Snowbasin)

3. Lunch at Moosehorn Lake in the Uintas

For those looking to get a little further off the Park City foliage circuit, Moosehorn Lake awaits just past the summit of Mirror Lake Scenic Byway. Drive through Kamas and continue into the Uintas. Stop at the Byway’s peak to take some killer panoramic photos, then descend a couple of switchbacks until you see Moosehorn Lake on your left. In the shadow of Bald Mountain and ringed by trees, this is a beautiful place for fall canoeing, fishing, camping, or just destination picnicking. Turn it into a full day trip by stopping at other photo opps on the way there and back.

4. Drive the Long Way to SLC via Emigration Canyon

Have a trip to Salt Lake you must make this fall? Turn it into a mini road trip with gorgeous views by hopping off I-80 at the East Canyon exit. From there, turn right on East Canyon; after a couple miles, hang a left on Emigration Canyon. Immensely popular with road bikers, this alternate route switchbacks up and down through forested areas overlooking East Canyon Reservoir. Eventually, you’ll pass This is The Place Park and Hogle Zoo until you intersect with Foothill Drive in Salt Lake. Stop along the way and grab some grub at Ruth’s Diner.

5. Make a Scarecrow at McPolin Farm

One of the perks of living in a place that prizes open space, trees, and trails is that you don’t have to venture far to take in the foliage. We’re right in the thick of it! You can catch shimmering golden Aspens and hills that resemble jars of pumpkin spice potpourri right in Old Town or nearby at, say, the McPolin Farm. This Park City landmark is a great spot to take foliage photo shoots and, if you need another excuse to visit, is hosting its Scarecrow Festival on September 22. Kids will have a blast with face painting, pumpkin painting, and scarecrow crafting, while you bask in the alluring autumn setting.

Business Spotlight: Haute Hostess & WISH


Did you know that Park City has a party muse? This shouldn’t come as a surprise in light of the inimitable parties our town does indeed throw. From Sundance affairs to backyard bashes and, of course, killer Sotheby’s soirees, Park City loves a party. Behind some of the best of these fetes is Haute Hostess and sister biz WISH. And behind these two local businesses is hostess extraordinaire Emily White.

It all started in 2010, when Emily began following her passion for “the merriment of organizing and creating events.” While Emily has called Park City home for two decades, her Southern roots back in West Virginia play a formative role in driving her passion for hospitality and entertaining. While a good party in her book takes a dose of her whimsical style and plenty of time-earned savoir-faire, she believes that a true successful event should speak to the people being celebrated and the people celebrating. Her ultimate mission? To create personal and meaningful social events.

Six years later, in 2016, Emily opened her complementary party boutique WISH. “It was an extended branch of Haute Hostess to bring Park City locals the very best in party decor, favors, cards, gifts, and, of course, our ultimate balloon bar,” says Emily. It’s the perfect place to find a tastefully curated collection of tableware and global party gear to set your next event apart.

For Emily, one of the best parties in the books at Haute Hostess was one of her own: a Housewarming/Halloween Party following a two-and-a-half year home renovation. To accommodate the over 100 attendees, she tented the driveway and added lounge furniture. And to create the conditions where indelible party memories are made, she brought in mirrors, chandeliers, a bar, and a DJ. Desserts were all black and white, while specialty drinks were served with spooky smoking dry ice. “With the help of Culinary Crafts, we threw one fabulous party!” Emily recalls.

Want to throw an amazing party of your own? Below are some tips from Emily. For more cues from Park City’s unofficial party maven, reach out to Emily at Haute Hostess or stop by WISH.

Party tips from Haute Hostess

  • A successful party is about thoughtful preparation and careful attention to detail. I can’t emphasize this enough … plan ahead!
  • Set the scene and take time to get your venue party-ready.
  • Call for back-up, hire help, and round up the troops. You shouldn’t tackle an event alone. After all, you want to enjoy your party, too!
  • Our favorite product on the market right now and a bestseller at WISH is our crepe paper fringe balloon tassels in every color under the sun (pictured above)!

If you subscribe to my newsletter, then you can take advantage of a special promo that I partnered with Haute Hostess/WISH to offer this September. Not a subscriber? Contact me and I’ll be happy to send you the promo code.

Nonprofit Spotlight: Recycle Utah


Park City recycling center

Photo Credit: Recycle Utah

Glass! It’s the bane of Summit County. With no curbside recycling, the eco-friendly wine, beer, and kombucha-guzzlers among us must horde their used glass like squirrels stock acorns. Then, at some semi-regular interval, we load up all the empty glass bottles and make a quarterly, monthly, maybe even weekly visit to Park City’s friendly neighborhood recycling center. No doubt, most of you reading this have been there. But did you know that it’s not just a happening recycling scene, but also a nonprofit organization doing so much more than accepting our semi-valuable waste?

Yes, Recycle Utah has been at it since 1991. Today, they not only recycle our stuff, but also help local business be more environmentally friendly, educate the public, and host regular events. We chatted with Director of Outreach and Communications Haley Lebsack to learn more about what Recycle Utah is up to …

Choose Park City: How has Recycle Utah evolved since it first started?

Haley Lebsack: In 1991, Recycle Utah was the only recycling solution in Park City. There was no curbside, and the Park City Conservation Association DBA Recycle Utah was created to offer a solution to an ever-growing waste management problem. Currently, Recycle Utah sees over 400 cars a day and diverts 3.5 million pounds from the Summit County Landfill.

Former board member, Christie Babalis, says it best, “I don’t know if there is anyone in Summit County who has not been touched by what Recycle Utah does, whether they realize it or not.” We started as a drop-off location with a few clean-up events. Now, in 2018, we educate over 5,000 students a year and work with over 70 Summit County businesses to improve their sustainability in our Green Business program. We accept over 50 items at the center and host four Dumpster Day weekends and two hazardous waste collection days.

What are your best recycling tips for Summit County citizens using your center?

Remember that waste reduction is always the first step. Where can you cut out single-use products? It’s as simple as using a reusable water bottle instead of plastic, bringing your own bag to the grocery store, buying bulk, and using your own to-go containers.

Reusing is the the second step. Can you utilize items for a different purpose before throwing them in the recycling or garbage bin?

Recycling is the third step. It is important to stay educated on what can and cannot be recyclable. Never bag your curbside recyclables; the bag will be thrown away because it cannot be sorted. Plastic bags, glass, and styrofoam cannot go curbside. They contaminate the load. If you are worried about contamination, the best thing you can do is talk to your neighbors. Ensure what they are putting in their bins is recyclable so that the entire load doesn’t end up in the landfill.

What is the biggest misconception about recycling?

A big misconception is that recycling is a money-making business. Recycle Utah spends a lot of money to ensure things like plastics, electronics, and packaging styrofoam get recycled. We do it because it is the right thing to do. Our future generations depend on it. Collection is also not diversion. It is important at Recycle Utah that you put the items in the correct bins. I’ve pulled plastic bags filled with ribbons and bows, golf shoes, diapers, etc. out of our paper bin. If we don’t catch it here, nothing in that bag will get recycled. Bagged recyclables of mixed materials will also end up in the landfill.

Photo Credit: Recycle Utah

You just held 100-Mile Meal. Was it a success?

100-Mile Meal was a huge success. We sold out prior to the event this year. We raised over $30,000 at the event. I love this event because it takes hard work and collaboration from our board members, volunteers, staff, donating food vendors, and the Park City Mountain Culinary team to ensure that this event is a huge success. Our two biggest sponsors, Gallery Mar and Park City Mountain EpicPromise, have been with us from the beginning and really helped this event grow over the last three years.

Glass recycling is a challenge in Summit County. Will we ever see curbside glass pickup? We’ve also heard rumors that glass collected is buried in the ground. Set us straight on glass!

When it comes to glass we can only speak to what we do here at the center. We partner with Momentum Recycling. Our clear and green glass is turned into fiberglass insulation by a company down in the valley. Brown glass is turned right back into brown glass. And blue glass is used for flooring and art within construction.

One ton of recycled glass saves 42 Kwh of energy, 0.12 barrels (5 gallons) of oil, 714,000 BTUs of energy, 7.5 pounds of air pollutants, and two cubic yards of landfill space. Over 30% of the raw material used in glass production now comes from recycled glass.

glass bottles

Photo Credit: Recycle Utah

Harvest Fest is coming up. Will this event differ at all from last year? Tell us why we should come!

Harvest Fest is in its eighth year. It’s our most family-friendly event of the year. We celebrate fall with pumpkins, apple pies, local vendors, and kids’ activities. This year’s Harvest Festival will be on Saturday, October 6 from noon until 5pm at the High Star Ranch in Kamas. The festival is free and open to the public. There will be dozens of vendors selling a dazzling array of local goods; you’re bound to admire the character, flavor, and creativity of the area! The festival will feature local food and drink, activities for kids, wagon rides, live music, local crafts, and more. The event is free and open to the public.

Get involved

Save the date for Recycle Utah’s upcoming events:

  • September 11: Green Drinks. Learn more about environmental education at the Park City Day School.
  • September 27-29: Dumpster Days. Get rid of residential and yard waste. Donations appreciated! If you miss this one, it returns October 25-27.
  • September 29: Household Hazardous Waste Collection. From 9am-1pm in the Canyons parking lot, get rid of your paint, motor oils, and other hazardous wastes for free.
  • October 6: Harvest Fest. Take in live music, local food and drink, crafts and more in celebration of fall. The festival takes place from noon until 5pm at High Star Ranch in Kamas.

You can also support Recycle Utah’s mission by making a donation or volunteering. You can also support them during Live PC Give PC (this year it falls on Friday, November 9).


After every sale, I make a donation to a deserving nonprofit selected by my client. Nonprofit Spotlight highlights the recipients of these donations. My tradition of giving fits into the larger charitable mission of the nonprofit Sotheby’s Cares, wherein Summit Sotheby’s International Realty’s sales associates routinely give to worthy causes. We have donated to many organizations, including The Park City Foundation, the Mountain Trails Foundation, KPCW, Summit Land Conservancy, and PC Reads. Our contributions since 2010 amount to over $600,000. 

Viridian Park City Residences: Life on the Green


Viridian kitchen“Mountain life begins on the green” goes the slogan of one of the newest residential developments to hit Park City. In this case, Viridian Park City Residences refers specifically to the new Canyons Golf Course where it’s situated. But there’s also the forest green backdrop to these townhomes in the form of pine trees and aspens. Green just happens to be my favorite color, so I, of course, am partial to Viridian. And in case you didn’t know, the color called viridian is actually a teal-esque shade of blue-green—a fitting name indeed.

Construction on Viridian kicks off this fall and there’s a lot to love about this new development. “The design for this price point is notches ahead of the traditional condo project in Canyons,” says Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices real estate agent Tracey Jaret. “Not to mention the short walk to Frostwood Gondola and location on the golf course.” 

Viridian amenities

Amenities include a private pool area

Indeed, Viridian’s location is prime, surrounded by year-round recreation opportunities, from a golf course and hiking/biking trails, to, of course, skiing. No more loading up your gear and braving traffic to dig into some pow. From Viridian, residents will be able to walk to the lift. It’s also an equally quick jaunt to Old Town and to I-80 to get to Salt Lake City. What’s more, the design of Viridian Park City Residences shines with a contemporary vibe and open floor plans. The architects clearly also prized views and natural light in plotting this property.

What else do you need to know? Here are the vitals on Viridian:

Total units: 24

Units available: 15—the rest are reserved. You’ll want to move fast if you’re interested.

Size: Townhomes range from two bedrooms (1,421 square feet) and three bedrooms (2,062 square feet), to five bedrooms (2,522 square feet).

Pricing: Viridian Residences start at $799,000. Pricing tops out at $1,725,000.

Short-term rental eligible? Yes.

End-of-Summer Bucket List for Park City Locals (with kids and dogs!)


As kids prepare to return to school and September looms ahead, the end of summer in Park City feels near. As usual, I have to wonder how the time flew by at such breakneck speed. But instead of developing a case of preemptive nostalgia for summer’s finest dog days, I like to make a bucket list of the activities I want to squeeze in before the leaves really do start to turn.

Of course, an end-of-summer bucket list in Park City will differ from person to person and family to family depending on your hobbies, but I thought I’d share a few ideas to make the most of the rest of summer. All of these activities are kid- and dog-friendly so no babysitting/dog boarding required!

Uintas

Photo Credit: Scott Finley

Journey into the Uintas

When kids and dogs are part of the summer activity equation, shade and lakes are a must. The Uintas have plenty of both, not to mention cooler temperatures thanks to higher altitudes. While the Uintas have their share of challenging, expert-only terrain and backpacking adventures, they also has mellow trails that lead to gorgeous alpine lakes where your kids can wade and your dogs can cool off. While it does attract crowds, the Trial Lake area is one such easily accessible area where pristine lakes are plentiful. Provo River Falls is another great spot to take in beauty and energizing negative ions alike from a series of cascading falls.

promontory beach house

A day at the beach in Park City? Nothing’s impossible in this big-thinking ski town

Surf’s Up at Promontory

If you own a home in Promontory, then you likely already know about this luxury resort community’s enviable amenities. But if you haven’t already heard lore about the highest elevation beach in the Lower 48, then it’s time to find a friend who does own a Promontory property. Or, spring for an epic staycation with the Promontory Summer Discovery Package. For $995, you get two nights in a luxury cabin, a round of golf, a $100 dining credit, and access to amenities. Spend the day pretending you’re seaside at the Beach House, with real sand, pools, and cabanas. If the kids grow restless, the Kids’ Cabin awaits with games and crafts. And for your pooch? A dog park right off Ridge Trail.

Sundance Resort

Photo Credit: Sundance Mountain Resort

Escape it All at Sundance

“Sundance is and always will be a dream,” says owner Robert Redford. I completely agree. This is a doable day trip that will restore and recharge. Hit up the delicious Sundance Deli first to get some sandwiches (and milkshakes, if you please–this is a bucket list after all). Then hike around the trails or trek up to magical Stewart Falls, where your pup can get a drink. Sundance also makes a great spot for a one or two-night staycation less than an hour from home.

Utah Olympic Park

Photo Credit: Utah Olympic Park

Adrenaline Rushes at Utah Olympic Park

A day at Park City’s very own Olympic Park is always a fun family excursion and if you haven’t made it up yet this summer, now’s the time to go. For adventurous kids (and parents), plenty of activities await, from zip lining and extreme tubing to outdoor obstacle courses. You can also check out the history of the park (and cool off) inside the museum. Dogs are allowed in the area on leash and you can also make a pit stop at the Run-A-Muk dog park en route.

Day at Deer Valley

Everyone who knows me also knows of my love for Deer Valley, no matter the season. If you haven’t taken advantage of the beauty there yet, please do. You can ride the lift up or take the whole family for a hike. We love the Silver Lake Loop, but there are so many other hiking possibilities. Atop the Silver Lake Loop is a pond where you dog(s) can hydrate–or pack water if you’re planning another route. On the way home, stop for lunch or a snack at one of Park City’s best kept secrets: the Deer Valley Grocery Café, where dogs are allowed on the patio. Indulge in a BLT Bloody Mary (or just an actual BLT) and if you’re there on a Thursday or Sunday, you can also catch one of the patio concerts.

Appealing Property Taxes in Summit County


how to appeal your property taxes

The golden rule of taxes is don’t pay more than you need to. And with property taxes, some of us often do. While you might assume that the bill in the mail from the county assessor is set in stone, it’s actually not. Summit County Assessor Steve Martin knows what he’s doing, but mistakes can happen.

When it comes to property tax errors, there are two varieties:

  1. Under-assessment, which actually works in your financial favor. This means that you pay less than you’re property is actually worth, while the actual market value of your home is unaffected.
  2. Over-assessment, which means you’re paying more than you owe. If you suspect your property may be over-assessed, read on to find out how to right-size your bill.

 

How assessments are determined

First things first, do you even need to file an appeal? County Assessor Steve Martin appraises properties by studying the market, your property, and its current condition. There are many factors that can affect your assessment, such as:

  • The housing market. If the market grows, your home’s value may increase. Obviously, the inverse is also true.
  • Home improvements. If you add a new bathroom or an addition, your property value will likely increase.
  • A property’s condition. If your property has fallen into disrepair, the value will decrease.
  • Your residency status. Second homeowners are charged higher property taxes than primary residents.

The assessor’s methodology to arrive at an accurate assessment based on your property and the above factors, however, is not foolproof. The National Taxpayers Union estimates that between 30-60% of taxable property in the U.S. is over-assessed!

Have you been over-assessed?

If you bought your home this year and haven’t made any significant changes to it, your assessment should probably not be more than what you paid. According to the International Association of Assessment Officers, if you can prove any of the following, then you have grounds to appeal your property taxes.

  • The county lists incorrect information about your property. For example, they list four bedrooms when you really only have three. Or you have a shed, and they call it a barn. Or maybe they just got the square footage wrong.
  • The estimated value is too high. If you can prove that other comparable properties in your area have sold recently for less, than you may have a case.
  • The estimated value isn’t fair. Essentially, this means that the value may be accurate, but isn’t equitable because other similar properties are valued lower.

Another possibility is that the assessor has incorrectly categorized you as a second homeowner. This has happened before in Summit County, and I’m sure it will happen again. Be sure to check that your residency status is correct, especially if you just moved here from out of state.

Appealing your property taxes

If you believe you can prove that your property has been over-assessed or that you’ve been wrongly categorized, you have until Monday, September 17 to file an appeal.

In your appeal, you should provide evidence to back up your case, such as the correct specs of your property and/or the valuations of several similar properties. You also need to include a copy of the valuation you received in the mail.

If you’ve been wrongly identified as a second homeowner, you’ll need to fill out and sign a Statement of Residence form.

Send your materials to the County Assessor. Even better, go to Coalville (the county seat) and talk to the staff at the assessor’s office in person. You can find the contact info for the Summit County assessor online here.

Don’t have a case for lower property taxes? Remember that you’re stocking the coffers of our community. Your taxes go to support our schools, fire department, and other important services, which in turn increase your property’s value.

And if you have any questions or need help finding comparable properties to support your case, please reach out to me. I’m happy to walk you through the art of how to appeal your property taxes anytime.

Business Spotlight: Lit Salon Park East


Lit Salon Park East

Lit Salon, like most of favorite businesses, is an experience. It’s not just a fabulous haircut, but time to unwind and indulge with a little self-care. Lit also abides by the highest standards with its products. You’ll love one of their latest skin care lines—Osmosis, which is free of everything you don’t want on your sin (e.g. parabens, preservatives, etc.). Need another reason to love this locally owned business? Lit partners with Children with Hair Loss to empower clients to donate their locks to kids in need. I chatted with Master Stylist/Esthetician Alysse Gray to learn more about the story behind Lit.

Choose Park City: What sets Lit apart from other Park City salons?

Alysse: Lit stands for Love, Innovation and Talent. Our culture has always been the foundation of everything that we do and we have cultivated a staff that not only provides a superior service but also stands behind these principles. We love to continuously educate ourselves and our guests with the latest industry inspiration.

Our original location, Lit Summit, opened in December 2013 and has six styling stations and a barbershop. Lit Park East opened in October 2017 with four styling stations, two manicure and pedicure stations and two private treatment rooms. Our primary aim is to provide Park City with a premier salon experience and now we have two Lits to better serve you!

What are some of the beauty trends the Lit team is most excited about right now?

As we head into summer, some of the current beauty trends are focused on looking as natural as possible. With hair, we are seeing natural color techniques like balayage and hair painting, while utilizing your natural wave and textures as if you came straight from the beach! With skin, we are seeing clean, fresh faces with a little definition on the brows.

We love that you do so much more than hair. What are your eye and lip treatments like? Any other service that’s great for summer?

YES! We love taking care of your skin with non-invasive, no-down-time treatments! The best summer sun protection is starting with healthy skin. We use Osmosis and Intraceuticals skin care products, which are known for the highest standard in quality ingredients and efficacy.

We have a 60-minute Customized Holistic Facial, in which each step (from the cleanser to the serums and mask) can be customized to your skin care needs using highly concentrated powder actives. The eye and lip masks are pure collagen and hyaluronic acid, made for plumping fine lines, minimizing dark circles and firming your skin in those delicate areas. We also do Oxygen Facial Treatments, which is very soothing for angry post-sun skin.

For those who see a Kamas address and are unfamiliar with Park East … tell us about your retail environment and how to get there from 224.

We are only just barely in Kamas—really only a few minutes from Old Town. The Shops at Park East are a new retail development just off Highway 248. If you are traveling from 224, you can either take Kearns Boulevard toward Kamas, or you can go through The Junction to get to I-80 and take the exit for I-40 toward Heber. Either way, once you get to Exit 4, head east toward Kamas. After a mile, you will see the silver farm-style buildings on the south side of 248. Turn in there and we are in Building B on the front side of the last building, retail Suite 11.

If you subscribe to my newsletter, then you can take advantage of a special promo that I partnered with Lit Salon Park East to offer this July. Not a subscriber? Contact me and I’ll be happy to send you the promo code.

Collections Magazine I Utah’s Luxury Real Estate Magazine Summer 2018


As usual, we’ve produced a magazine that will hook you from page one and keep you flipping through to the back cover. In the summer 2018 Collections Magazine, we wear our heart on our sleeve. Discover our passion points—why we love what we do, starting with our 274-year brand heritage. You’ll get to know our team, from this visual product of our hard work, to a few daring staff who posed for our photographers.

Thomas Wright, Summit Sotheby’s International Realty president, says it best: “We’re all about raising the bar, dictating the curve and doing things in a way that may be imitated by others, but never duplicated.” I challenge you to find a magazine as inimitable and trendsetting as this season’s Collections. Start flipping through below or check out the link to the issue here

Park City Summer Events You Can’t Miss


old town

Summer in Park City can occasionally feel like trying to drink out of a water hose. A lively summer concert schedule, races of all stripes, film series, and parades—the fun never ends. If you’re picking and choosing, here are some of the most iconic Park City summer events to check out.

Park Silly Sunday Market – June 3-August 19

This quintessential Park City event takes over Main Street on Sundays in summer. At Park Silly, you’ll find a little bit of everything, from locally produced goods, to crafts and food trucks. Live music also takes the downtown stage, so you can groove, snack, and shop all in one fell swoop. Now in its twelfth year, this popular weekly market draws crowds—beat them by heading downtown early (10am) or toward the end (5pm).

Park City Farmers’ Market – June 27-October 17

If you prefer markets where the produce flows freely, than the Wednesday farmers’ market is for you. Hosted by local bakery Volkers, the summer farmers’ market is finally returning to Park City proper this year, right by Silver King Resort. You’ll find local meat, veggies, fruit, baked goods, and so much more. We’ll take open-air grocery shopping over the store any day.

Photo by Oakley Rodeo

Photo by Oakley Rodeo

Oakley Rodeo – July 4-7

This legendary rodeo is 83 years old and sells out every year. If you live in the West, the annual rodeo is a big part of the cultural landscape. From barrel racing and bull riding to rodeo clowns, the Oakley rodeo is a must-see event. It’s also a great way to spend July 4, fireworks and all.

Kimball Arts Festival – August 3-5

The hub of the Park City art scene is Kimball Art Center, which has been offering art classes, camps, exhibitions, and much more since 1976. If you’re an art hound—as many of us at Sotheby’s are (hello, auction house roots)—Kimball Arts Festival’s annual arts fest is truly an event to look forward to. Scour the stands on Main Street to search for the next gorgeous sculpture or painting to decorate your home … more while listening to music and sipping wine, of course.

Photo by Lin Cheong

Photo by Lin Cheong

Tour of Utah – August 12

This year, the Tour of Utah grinds to the finish line on Park City’s historic Main Street. You’ll get a rush of adrenaline watching these superhuman cyclists pedal by with grace and seriously lean leg muscle. If you’re looking for a place to watch, the Summit Sotheby’s International Realty office is hosting a viewing party—get in touch if you’re interested in joining us.

The Summit Challenge – August 25

If you prefer to ride rather than watch others do so, cycle this summer in the name of outdoor recreation for all. The National Ability Center (NAC) is hosting their annual road race through Summit and Wasatch Counties. If you’re in it more for the fun and to support the NAC, opt for an approachable length of 16 miles. The overachievers among us can shoot for the century (that’s 100 miles). Either way, the Summit Challenge is a great excuse to get out and ride for a good cause.

Live PC Give PC

Me and my family cruising down Main St. in the Live PC Give PC float in the 2017 Miner’s Day Parade

Miner’s Day Parade & Celebration – September 3

Celebrate Park City’s heritage with this end-of-summer event—in which you can catch me and the other Grenneys as we join the Live PC Give PC float! Watch the parade, jog in the fun run, and try your luck with the charitable Running of the Balls. The event concludes with a barbecue in City Park with live music.

P.S. Heading to Main St. to watch the July 4 parade? Let me know if you’d like to watch from the Summit Sotheby’s HQ at 625 Main Street, where we’ll have our annual viewing party.