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Powder Watts cuts energy consumption, saves users hundreds of dollars a month

Anyone who has lived in a mountain town can understand the predicament Tom Clardy was in eight years ago. After a heavy load of snow cracked several of the rooftop solar panels on his Park City home, he ventured onto the roof to clear the snow and found himself falling through the top layer of
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Deer Valley and Extell Development Company team up to expand Park City skiing

It’s been in the works for years — a new ski resort nestled in the Wasatch Mountains near Park City. The hype was at an all-time high when Extell Development Company unveiled their vision for the first major ski destination to be created in the last 40 years. Over last summer, news broke that Deer
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Property management done right in Park City

In the 1980s, Olympian hurdler Jack Davis was invited to Park City by Nick Badami, the then-owner of Park City Ski Corporation, to develop the Park City Mountain base area. With two Olympic medals under his belt, Jack got to work developing the Snow Flower Condominiums, The Village Loft and the first phase of The
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Kimball Junction: Park City’s shopping and dining hub

Kimball Junction offers a welcome escape from the bustle of downtown Park City. Here, there’s abundant parking, both big box and locally owned businesses, and a growing number of restaurants. It boasts all the comforts of a much larger city but with a small-town feel and easy access to the outdoors. In addition to myriad
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Canyons Village: A resort playground and kid paradise

Canyons Village is sandwiched between McPolin Barn and Utah Olympic Park just off Highway 224 north of Old Town. The community is notoriously easy to access (without traffic, SLC is around 30 minutes by car) and most people go car-free once they’ve made the journey in. In addition to being walkable, Canyons Village sits at
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Deer Valley: Park City’s upscale resort community

Deer Valley is best known for its snow-covered hills and award-winning ski runs, but in the summer, the resort transforms into a mecca for lift-served downhill mountain biking, outdoor live music and hiking. It is a paradise for people who want to get out in the mountains, while enjoying the comforts of five-star lodging and
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Old Town: The heartbeat and historic center of Park City

The true heart of Park City is found in Old Town, a little strip of land bordered by two massive ski areas — Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain — that evolve into summer adventure hubs when the snow melts. Old Town isn’t the largest neighborhood, but it’s by far the most historic. It
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Utah Olympic Park offers summer fun for all ages

The Utah Olympic Park has long been a top destination for people in search of a summer adventure. But this year, the park is expanding its offerings to reach an audience that has historically been somewhat excluded from the fun: kids ages 2 to 8. The park’s new action tower was designed for the smallest
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The Mountain Beer Festival in Park City returns for another round in 2023

If tasting beer from Utah’s best breweries isn’t enough to entice you to the Mountain Beer Festival on September 16 and 17, perhaps the fact that the event is accessed by chairlift will be. For the second year, Mountain Beer Festival participants will hop on Deer Valley Resort’s Silver Lake Express to be whisked up
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Where luxury meets the outdoors in Park City

The Waldorf Astoria Park City provides a luxurious getaway for travelers looking for the highest level of sophistication. But the grand, five-star hotel also happens to be situated at the base of Park City Mountain, providing guests with an experience that’s at the intersection of luxury and adventure. Kellie Hanselman, the director of sales and
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A dinner party to rival all dinner parties in Park City

The most highly anticipated dining experience of the year takes place right on Main Street — make that the center of Main Street — when guests gather for the largest dinner party in the state. A long, al fresco table runs down the street, accommodating over 2,500 guests who gather for a meal as the
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The inside scoop on Park City real estate 2023

The real estate market is constantly changing, leaving buyers and sellers unsure of when to make a move and when to lay low. To provide some insight, we sat down with Abbi Martz and Bill Ligety, long-term Parkites who are recognized among America’s top 1 percent of real estate professionals. The time- proven team works
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Owners of Elume look back at the evolution of Park City and the life it’s afforded them

Running a high-end lighting business was never part of Jen Brassey or Joe Ardovino’s long-term plan, but somehow they ended up just where they needed to be. Their company, Elume, reflects their individual strengths and has afforded them the mountain lifestyle they love so much — golf and waterskiing in the summer and skiing and
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Mayflower Mountain Resort promises to be the most impressive ski resort built in decades

Aptly named after the historic mine nestled within its 6,000-plus acres, Mayflower Mountain Resort is slated to be a one-of-a-kind ski area and luxury village, with planners claiming that it will be the most impressive ski resort built in decades. “You hear of too many issues going on in ski land with inadequate capacity, inadequate
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AHU Wellness Lounge: Park City’s newest spot for alternative healing

AHU Wellness Lounge is Park City’s newest spot for alternative healing. They offer a modern approach to whole-body wellness with unique and specialized treatments to fit your needs, including a full-service oxygen bar and the innovative Firefly Light Therapy, a safe, non-invasive light therapy for pain, gut issues, and neurological disorders. At the AHU Wellness
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The Park City company that does it all — and does it well

CooperWynn is a company with many areas of expertise. What started as a property investment company, expanded to include real estate services, and in late 2020, it added a property management arm with the purchase of Identity Properties, a well-respected vacation rental company that’s been around for over 40 years. “It really just made sense
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Canyons Village is as guest-centric as it gets

Canyons Village has always been, first and foremost, a ski village. It was the base area for Park City West, which was rebranded as Canyons Resort before being absorbed by Park City Mountain to make it the largest ski resort in the US. Through it all, Canyons Village has remained a hub for skiers and
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The fabric of Park City

Visitors are drawn to Park City for skiing in the winter, biking in the summer, and good food and live music year-round. But ask anyone who’s lived in the area for any period of time and they’ll tell you that while they might’ve been first lured by the city’s access to the outdoors and rich
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Summit Land Conservancy protects Park City land from development

Cheryl Fox’s migration tale is likely familiar to many Park City residents. In 1987, she moved into her parents’ Deer Valley condo to teach ski lessons for a season before starting graduate school. Instead, that season kicked off a 34-year career as a ski instructor. The first few years, she would return during her winter
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Williams Metcalf Interiors brings experience and a fresh perspective to each project

Almost two years ago, Alice Williams and Morgan Metcalf traded life on the East Coast for life in the mountains of Utah. And as they settle into their respective homes, they’re helping others do the same — tapping into their deep well of interior design experience. At Williams Metcalf Interiors, you get a two-for-one deal.
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A love letter to the power of song

The power of song has been a driving force for lifelong musician Ben Anderson, founder of the Park City Song Summit (PCSS), since he was a kid growing up in Gallatin, Tennessee. The self-professed “ham” remembers happily tagging along with his Southern Baptist father, a gospel recording artist who served as the church choir director,
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Pat Matheson works to help locals find housing in Park City

Mountainlands Community Housing Trust (MCHT) Executive Director Pat Matheson knows first-hand the challenges people face when looking for reasonably priced housing in Park City. “We were looking for a place that had two bedrooms for our small family, and literally there were only two apartments for rent that were year-round. The rest of them had
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Family matters at Blackdog Builders in Park City

Blackdog Builders (BDB) owner Todd Evans has deep roots in Park City. His great-grandfather was a miner and Swedish immigrant who ultimately settled in Park City with Todd’s grandmother, a first-generation Parkite. After a brief hiatus away, Todd’s father moved the family back to Park City in the late ’70s. After graduating from The University
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A life of serendipity in Park City

The Cambridge Dictionary defines serendipity as “finding interesting or valuable things by chance.” “That’s been the hallmark of my life,” says longtime Park City resident Cheryl Soshnik, who describes her arrival here as part of a long series of serendipitous events. Cheryl was living in the Bridger Valley near Evanston, Wyoming when a breakup prompted
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Park City in a nutshell

The first thing you might notice about Park City is the snow-covered hills that give way to frosty mountains, or the 19th-century buildings that line historic Main Street. It’s a town that’s described as beautiful, historic, and bustling. But look deeper and you’ll quickly learn that the city is made up of several distinct neighborhoods,
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Living and selling the Park City dream

You know those people who seem to truly embody a place and are essentially synonymous with a community? That’s Mary Ciminelli. If anyone represents and truly lives the Park City lifestyle, it’s her. She may be a real estate agent by trade, but you’d be hard-pressed to find her in the office on a powder
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Labbé Travel offers intimate, VIP moments

For a moment, imagine yourself floating over Marrakesh in a hot air balloon, enjoying a full breakfast mid-flight. Or dining with your loved one under Michelangelo’s David in an otherwise vacant museum. This is the sort of experience Labbé Travel specializes in — taking moments and turning them into once-in-a-lifetime experiences. “When a client wants
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Finding flair in Park City

It’s commonplace for Park City designer Stephanie Hunt to be moving into or out of a home. “My husband and I are definitely nomadic,” she says. “We both grew up moving a lot.” Which may explain the six homes they’ve lived in over the past nine years. These are houses that most would consider “forever
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Park City farm offers organically grown, chemical-free vegetables

For my wife Susie and I, Park City summertime bikes ride often require a “rest stop” at the Copper Moose Farm on Old Ranch Road. It’s a favorite destination of ours that can be reached on paved and soft-surfaced bike trails, and while the ride isn’t far enough to wear us out, we think of
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The Home Seller & Buyers’ Connection to Main Street

Buying a home in Park City doesn’t have to a complicated and time-consuming event — you just have to know who to call. Enter Kevin Fogarty and Joe Davis, two agents with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties who have come up with a way to dramatically simplify the homebuying process. The Utah natives both have
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