In a few years, the Canyons base as we know it may be unrecognizable—hopefully, in a good way. The amount of new residential and commercial developments are dizzying, not to mention a facelift underway for the whole base area. We’ve done some detective work to find out what’s going up and what changes you can expect. Unfortunately, mum’s sort of the word as far as projected completion dates for some of these projects, thought it is a little refreshing to have honesty in this regard, rather than unrealistic horizons we all know won’t be met.
The theme of many of these developments is ski-in/ski-out (obviously), or proximity to the Frostwood Gondola, plus easy access to the Canyons Golf Course. The name of the game is convenience with a touch of mountain luxury. The Hotel Ascent, for example, innovates with condo-style rooms—a smart move in the AirBnb age. Meanwhile, many of the other townhomes and condos are destined to become investment properties and short-term rentals. Below are some highlights of all the new builds in the Canyons area.
Canyons Residential Developments
We’ve covered this playful space-efficient residential development on the blog before. These modestly sized condos, inspired by European living, are affordable, chic, and the perfect skiing pied-à-terre. They’ll go up right next to the red ski patrol shack and clinic, in the apron of the Westgate hotel. Construction should begin in the spring of 2019 and wrap up by next winter.
Think of this development as the Colony’s very little sister. And since the former development is pretty much maxed out, Apex is great for those who want to live in the midst of skiing, and be able to hop on a run right from home. These high-elevation homes range from three to four bedrooms and include posh amenities at a Clubhouse, including a lounge, sauna, and firepit.
Lift Park City
These 61 residences, ranging from one to five bedrooms, are already under construction. Located right in Canyons Village, Lift units will come fully furnished and move-in ready. After a day of skiing, residents will be able to take a dip in the hot tub or enjoy a warm drink in the outdoor living room. Only a few units remain, so if you’re interested, act now.
Canyons Village Workforce Housing
Of course, we need places for tourists to stay and second homeowners to perch when they come to ski Park City. But we also need homes for all the people who make Park City Mountain, our fabulous restaurants, and even our amazing transportation system happen. Enter Canyons Village Workforce Housing, located in between the Cabriolet lift and the transit center. This project is set to begin later this year (2019), and has a sunset of end-2023 (everyone’s crossing their fingers for sooner). The residences will be able to house over 1,100 employees. If you’re a local employee who might be interested in the housing, take the developer’s survey to help inform better design.
Frostwood Area Projects
Juniper Landing: This townhome development is almost complete and will include easy ski and golf access. Townhomes range from two to five bedrooms and also include a suite of amenities.
Viridian: This contemporary golf-oriented townhome development will consist of 24 two-five bedroom residences. Golf course views will delight in the summer and make for great fairway spectating.
Fairway Springs: For those who want to be a little less in the thick of it all, this luxury ski/golf development is a bit more secluded than Viridian and Juniper Landing. All 46 units are as cozy as they are conveniently located.
Frostwood Ski & Golf Villas: This multi-phase project is already partially complete and located at the Canyons base. The first phase has already sold out, and only three units remain in Phase II, so carpe diem if Frostwood appeals to you. Want to check out one of these homey units? You can any day of the week between noon and 4pm. Might as well stop in on your way to the Orange Bubble to see what it’s all about.
Pendry Park City
The ski-in/ski-out Pendry Hotel will break ground in spring, and should be complete and in action by the winter of 2021. The gist is modern meets alpine, with epic views and pristine design. Want a better hint? Pendry comes from the same folks behind the Montage in Deer Valley, so expect the same caliber of service and design. Floorplans and pricing have yet to be finalized and reservations are not yet available. The Pendry also includes residential space, designed for part-time residents, including those with kids. Amenities for both lodging and residences will include a spa and a rooftop bar and pool.
Like Pendry, much of the details about Hotel Ascent remain to be worked out, with a redesign underway that will yield new renderings and pricing. We do know that this is a condo hotel, meaning that the units are equipped with kitchenettes, washer/dryer, and pull-out beds, and range in size from studios to four-bedrooms. This Hilton hotel will be located on the Canyons Golf Course (golf-in/golf-out, anyone?) and a short stroll from the Frostwood Gondola. Construction is expected to begin in spring.
Other Canyons Amenities
- New Bunny Area: Oriented around the new High Meadow lift, this family fun zone makes a ski outing with kids (or beginners!) that much more doable and enjoyable for all involved.
- Aquatic Center: Sometimes our legs need a break. Enter the new Aquatic Center, which will operate year-round.
- Conference Center: A new hub for meetings and conferences is also on its way to the Canyons base.
- Free On-Demand Rides: Need a lift? Canyons Village Connect offers free ride services as needed around the Canyons area. This service is currently in pilot mode.
You may notice other small upgrades as well, from shorter lines at the Frostwood Gondola (thanks to a few extra cars) to renovated parking lots that make ski transit a little less hectic. We’re excited to see the changes big and small as they manifest in the Canyons.
Want to check out some of the happenings yourself? If you don’t normally ski Park City Mountain from Canyons base, head there on the evenings of February 1-10 to check out the 2019 FIS Snowboard, Freestyle & Freeski World Championships. The events are open to public viewing, and will kick off with the Opening Ceremony and Big Air Skiing on Saturday, February 2, followed by and Big Air Snowboarding on Tuesday, February 5. Look for Anika and Lila Grenney as flag bearers in the Opening Ceremonies!