General Park City Blog


Posted on 31 January 2019 | 8:35 am

PARK CITY, UT (January 31, 2019) – Storied Deer Valley, LLC, the owner and developer of Talisker Club in Park City, Utah, today announced the acquisition of the historic Coal & Lumber building, with plans to transform it into the newest Talisker Club gathering place, restaurant and lounge.  Plans are underway for the 5,422 square foot building, located at the intersection of Main Street and Heber Avenue, with preliminary concepts including a fine Dining restaurant, a Coffee Shop and Wine Bar and a Member-Only Après Ski Lounge and Patio. The creation of this newest downtown dining and gathering experience is all within easy access to Main Street and Park City Mountain’s Town Lift. Full details remain in process with a planned opening slated for later this summer.  The recent acquisition of the iconic building is part of Storied Deer Valley’s long-term plan to further invigorate the Talisker Club brand. “We are excited to offer both our members and the public a new gathering spot in Downtown Park City,” said Mark Enderle, Storied Development Partner. “This acquisition is another step in continuing to enhance the Talisker Club experience.” In February 2018, Storied Deer Valley acquired Talisker Club, which was comprised of existing fabled venues such as the Talisker Tower Club at Empire Pass, located at Deer Valley Ski Resort®, and Tuhaye, a private golf club overlooking the Jordanelle Reservoir with views of Deer Valley. Since the acquisition, Storied Deer Valley has been active in investing and enhancing both the Empire Pass and Tuhaye communities.  About Talisker Club Talisker Club offers the best in four-season mountain living in Park City, Utah, featuring an exclusive one-of-a-kind private club membership with distinctive amenities and outdoor adventures. All highlighted by an incomparable collection of venues – landmark ski-in/ski-out at the Tower Club at Empire Pass at Deer Valley Ski Resort® and signature golf and family amenities at Tuhaye. Talisker Club is being developed and managed through Storied Deer Valley, LLC – a Storied Development, LLC company.  About Storied Deer Valley, LLC Storied Deer Valley, LLC is a company lead by Storied Development, LLC, a partnership of seasoned real estate executives, Mark Enderle and Mark Yarborough. The partners have a 30-year track record of success in the development, marketing, sales and operation of private club communities throughout the continental U.S., Hawaii, Caribbean, and Mexico. ...  more»


Posted on 24 January 2019 | 9:05 am

Park City, Utah— January 15, 2019, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties welcomes Kevin Larsen as Senior Vice President, Wasatch Back Operations.   “It is my pleasure to announce that real estate industry veteran, Kevin Larsen, has joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties,” said Steve Roney, CEO & Owner of Utah Properties. “Kevin has an impressive management reputation and sales background in Utah and will contribute significantly to the continued success and growth of our firm.” About Kevin LarsenKevin Larsen’s real estate career includes having served most recently as Managing Broker of Park City operations for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage which he relaunched in 2016. Prior to this position he successfully managed and built the subsequently merged offices of the Salt Lake – Foothill, 45th South and Union Heights offices for Wardley/GMAC/Coldwell Banker from 1998 to 2016. His real estate sales career began with Wardley Better Homes and Gardens where he became a Top 10 agent in a firm of 1,500 agents. Larsen’s career also includes, Lucas Aerospace as a Mechanical Engineer and Safeway Stores, Inc. where he became the youngest store manager in a chain of 2,000 stores at the time. Larsen earned a BS in Business Management and a MBA from the University of Utah. In his spare time, Larsen has also been engaged in the following: Director, SL Board of Realtors, liaison to the Affiliates Committee, Grievance Committee and SL Board member for the UAR; RPAC designated Major Investor; National Abilities Center Volunteer; 20 years in the National Ski Patrol, 3 years as Brighton’s Patrol Director. About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah PropertiesBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties is an independently owned residential, commercial, and advisory services real estate company founded in 1976. With offices throughout northern Utah, the company has a long-standing track record of market dominance and dependability. Under the Berkshire Hathaway name, the firm holds the 1 position in Utah’s real estate marketplace and maintains a historic commitment to community-driven service. For more information, please visit their website at  more»

Salt Lake City Chosen as US Bid for Future Winter Olympics

Posted on 17 December 2018 | 10:36 am

  After months of deliberation the United States Olympic Committee has chosen Salt Lake City to bid for a future Olympic Winter Games. The International Olympic Committee won’t award the 2030 bid until the summer of 2023. The United States will host the 2028 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles, which had previously held the 1984 Games.The Olympic community worldwide still holds Salt Lake City’s 2002 Games in high regard. Venues remained world-class and world-class events continually are held in Utah, including skiing, snowboarding, speedskating. bobsled, skeleton and luge World Cup events. Not to mention the World Championship events held here.In their decision-making process, the USOC said it conducted its own independent poll to gauge the interest of Utah residents. It appears the state has spoken. So, too, has the USOC.They want the Olympics back in Salt Lake City.This was just the first of many steps in a familiar process, one that Utah leaders hope ends with a return of the world’s best winter athletes competing for a chance at Olympic gold.Click here for the full Salt Lake Tribune article....  more»

FIS Nordic Combined and Ski Jumping Events

Posted on 6 December 2018 | 12:02 pm

  FIS Nordic Combined and Ski Jumping Events This month, Park City will host the International Ski Federation (FIS) Continental Cup for Nordic Combined and FIS Cup for Ski Jumping for women and men. Together with events a week earlier in Steamboat Springs, CO, these represent the first women's Continental Cup Nordic Combined events to be held in North America.Park City will receive the international field Dec.18-20, right after the events in Steamboat.Click here for more information on this historic event....  more»

December 2018 Events

Posted on 1 December 2018 | 9:23 am

December Events 10/12 - 4/7: Utah Grizzlies Hockey, West Valley City 10/17 - 4/10: Utah Jazz Basketball, Salt Lake City 11/1 - 1/21: Christmas in the Wizarding World, Sandy 11/16 - 2/24: The Gallivan Center Ice Rink, Salt Lake City 11/16 - 2/3: Station Park Holiday Ice Rink, Farmington 11/17 - 2/23: Cosmic Skating, Utah Olympic Oval 11/19 - 1/5: 2018 Luminaria: Experience the Light, Thanksgiving Point 11/20 - 12/21: North Pole Express, Heber City 11/22 - 1/1: 26th Annual Festival of Lights, Spanish Fork 11/23 - 1/2: Temple Square Christmas Lights, Salt Lake City 11/24 - 1/1: Ogden's Christmas Village, Ogden 11/30 - 12/31: Holiday Window Stroll, Grand America Hotel 11/30 - 12/31: ZooLights at Utah's Hogle Zoo, Salt Lake City 11/30 - 12/31: Downtown Jingle Bus, Salt Lake City 11/30 - 12/31: Festival of the Seas, Draper 11/30 - 12/31: Christmas in Color, West Jordan & Provo 12/1: Jim Gaffigan: The Fixer Upper Tour, Salt Lake City 12/1: Santa Pub Crawl, Park City 12/2 - 12/9: Hanukkah Candle Lighting, Snowbird 12/7: Hanukkah Celebration, Gateway 12/7 - 12/9: Park Silly Holiday Bazaar, Park City 12/8: Deer Valley Resort Opening Day, Park City 12/8: Zions Bank Beehive Classic, Salt Lake City 12/8: Shred For Red, Presented by Deer Valley Resort, Park City 12/13 - 12/15: Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir with Kristin Chenoweth, Salt Lake City 12/14 - 12/29: Ballet West's The Nutcracker, Salt Lake City 12/14 - 12/16: Park City Holiday Spectacular and Sing-Along, Park City 12/17: Christmas Carole Sing Along, Salt Lake City 12/22 - 1/6: Park City Snow Fest 2018, Park City Mountain 12/22: Here Comes Santa Claus with the Utah Symphony, Salt Lake City 12/26 - 12/28: Queen Nation, Park City 12/27: The Beach Boys, Salt Lake City 12/29: A Magical Cirque Christmas, Salt Lake City 12/29 - 12/31: Who's Bad? The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute, Park City 12/30: Deer Valley's Annual Torchlight Parade, Park City   MORE DECEMBER EVENTS...  more»

Welcome to Pendry Residences | Park City

Posted on 16 November 2018 | 8:51 am

Pendry Park City will be conveniently located in the heart of Canyons Village at the entrance to Park City Mountain. Construction is set to begin early summer 2019 and be completed for winter 2021. A spectacular luxury ski-in, lift-out resort will be developed at Park City, one of the largest ski areas in the United States. Pendry Park City will be conveniently located in the heart of Canyons Village at the entrance to Park City Mountain. Construction is set to begin early summer 2019 and be completed for winter 2021.Pendry Park City is the beginning of a new era of hospitality in Park City. It will be at the heart of Canyons Village as it is part of a larger upper village master plan. The resort is bound to become the social hub of Canyons Village. It will be conveniently located only 35 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport.The resort is being developed by Pendry Hotels and Columbus Pacific Development. “We spent a lot of time thinking about the caliber and quality we wanted for this development and ultimately, Pendry represents the service, architecture and experience that will bring a distinctive offering to both guests and residents,” says Brian Shirken, president, Columbus Pacific.Pendry Park City will offer 150 guest rooms and suites as well as luxury residences. It will offer a contemporary design with a palette of warm woods, stone and metals, designed by SB Architects and IBI Group architects.“This location in Canyons Village will provide guests a contemporary retreat created with respect for alpine warmth and tradition—a place that we hope will redefine the future of mountain living and hospitality,” says Michael Fuerstman, co-founder and creative director of Orange County, Ca.-based Pendry Hotels.Pendry Park City will offer a wide array of amenities to its guests that will be beyond compare. Pendry will have the only rooftop pool and bar in the area, in addition to four unique lounge, restaurant and bar experiences with a vibrant après-ski venue. A Japanese-American restaurant will offer mountain fare, steaks and chops along with Japanese standards of sushi and ramen. Casual American fare will be offered in the resort’s recreation facility.The resort’s Spa Pendry will feature eight treatment rooms and a full menu of treatments. The property will also have a state-of-the-art fitness center, arcade games in the recreation facility and Pinwheel Kids Club. There will also be more than 7,000 square feet of indoor meeting space, including a 4,000-square-foot ballroom.A Year-Round Mountain ResortPark City is a year-round mountain resort that has more than 7,300 acres of skiable terrain. Owned and operated by Vail Resorts since 2014, Park City Mountain Resort is connected to nearby Canyons Resort via a gondola, and is one of the largest ski areas in the country with 348 trails, four terrain parks and eight mountain peaks. The area has an average annual snowfall of 356 inches. Park City Mountain Resort is a member of Vail Resorts’ EPIC season pass program.The slalom and giant slalom U.S. Olympic Teams train at Park City and during the 2002 Olympics, Park City hosted the snowboarding events as well as the alpine giant slalom events for both the men and women.Park City is also the home of the renowned Sundance Film Festival and is a vibrant summer destination. During the summer months, the resort offers lift service access to hiking and mountain biking trails as well as to an alpine slide and an alpine coaster.Incorporated as a city in 1884, Park City is a charming blend of old and new as 64 of its buildings, many of which are located along the town’s Main Street, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.Pendry Hotels Is A Luxury Hospitality BrandA fast growing division of Montage International, Pendry Hotels is a luxury hospitality brand that operates boutique hotels and residences in such locations as San Diego and Baltimore with other properties currently under development in La Quinta, Ca. (opening 2021), Natirar in New Jersey (opening 2020) and Manhattan (opening in 2021).Each property offers a unique contemporary style with an emphasis on the arts and local community in the city in which it is located. (See Forbes recent article about Pendry's Natirar property at "Former Home Of King To Become Luxury Hotel and Residences In New Jersey".)Pendry Hotels is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts program. For more information about Pendry Residences Park City, go to  more»

Tips for Preparing Your Lawn for Winter

Posted on 13 November 2018 | 12:48 pm

Tips for Preparing Your Lawn for WinterEmma Bishop, Lawnstarter Winter is quickly approaching in the state of Utah and will be here before we know it. Making sure that your lawn is prepared for its long winter nap is essential to having a lawn that bounces back in the spring. Unless you live in the southwest portion of the state, many Utah homeowners will see some snow on your lawn during winter. Here are some helpful tips for preparing your lawn for winter.Continue MowingHomeowners in the Beehive state know a thing or two about mowing during the longer hot growing season of summer. Make sure to continue mowing even though the temperatures are starting to fall. Your final mowing session may require you to wear gloves and a hat but doing so will prepare your lawn well for the long winter season. Cut your grass down to about 2 inches on the final mow to keep thatch from building up underneath the coming snow.Mulch LeavesRaking leaves up during the fall is a common fall activity but can be a double-edged sword when it comes to your lawn health. It is true that allowing the full leaves to sit on your lawn can create mold growth which can kill areas of grass. However, bagging up and taking away that precious resource is also detrimental to grass growth. Consider mulching your leaves into smaller pieces and spreading them around the lawn instead. This will allow the leaves to naturally breakdown and feed your lawn as they are naturally intended to do. Rent a leaf mulcher to do the job or consider spreading the leaves out around the lawn and mowing over them in order to cut them up into smaller pieces.Apply Fall FertilizerFeeding your lawn right before the first frost arrives is a great way to allow your grass to harbor nutrients all winter long. Dormant grass will be healthier come spring if it receives a good dose of energy before the winter season. Cool season grasses, like Kentucky Bluegrass and Tall Fescue, are usually planted in Utah lawns. These types of grass will need 1 pound of nitrogen applied per 1000 square feet of lawn for ideal growth. Make sure to choose a slow release fertilizer that is heavy in phosphorus to help encourage lawn roots to grow deeper as well. Fall fertilizers are all about protecting the grass root before going into the harsh Utah winters.Prune TreesSnow buildup can easily compromise the strength of trees and branches that are around your lawn. Make sure to protect your lawn by pruning delicate branches above that could end up snapping off and damaging the grass underneath. Protect your lawn by removing the smaller limbs that could easily break off due to the weight snow that are common during Utah winters. Taking care of this easy job before winter sets in could save you a bunch of time when it comes to having to remove a fallen branch after a big snowstorm. Check Water SuppliesUtah winters are notorious for bringing a lot of snow and freezing temperatures to the state. Make sure that you aren’t caught with a frozen spigot or hose come spring when you need to water your newly greened up lawn. Winterize these areas of your home by protecting them from freezing. Unhook hoses and store them in a dry area where they won’t be damaged by fallen snow. Drain the pipes and consider hiring someone to drain your sprinkler system to ensure that no damage is done over the winter due to freezing water. Take the time to prepare your watering systems now before it becomes too late. Preparing the outside areas of your home for the upcoming winter season using proper lawn care practices is essential for Utah homeowners. Make sure to continue mowing and consider mulching leaves to add natural energy to the soil. Applying a fall fertilizer will also help protect grass roots during winter and encourage a quick green up in spring. Pruning trees and winterizing your water systems are also important tips for preparing your lawn for winter.Emma Bishop is a lifestyle and design writer, and mother of two beautiful girls. She is a social butterfly and loves to entertain guests at home with beautifully decorated spaces for any occasion.  ...  more»

November 2018 Events

Posted on 1 November 2018 | 12:51 pm

11/8: An Evening with David Sedaris, Salt Lake City 11/13: Twenty One Pilots, Salt Lake City 11/15 - 11/18: Disney on Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic, Salt Lake City 11/16 - 2/24: The Gallivan Center Ice Rink, Salt Lake City 11/18 - 11/21: IBSF North American Cup, Park City 11/20 - 4/20, Saturdays: Winter Farmers Market, Salt Lake City 11/20: Trans-Siberian Orchestra 2018, Salt Lake City 11/20 - 12/22: North Pole Express, Heber City 11/23 - 1/1: Temple Square Christmas Lights, Salt Lake City 11/26: Wasatch Speaker Series: Bill Nye, Salt Lake City 11/28 - 12/1: Christkindlmarkt, Salt Lake City 11/29: Andrea Bocelli, Salt Lake City 11/30: Metallica: WorldWired Tour 2018, Salt Lake City 12/1: Jim Gaffigan: The Fixer Upper Tour, Salt Lake City 12/1: Santa Pub Crawl, Park City   MORE NOVEMBER EVENTS...  more»

Home Maintenance Checklist For Fall

Posted on 16 October 2018 | 11:25 am

  From pest control to filter changes, this fall checklist is a great reminder of important to-dos many homeowners forget about   BY KAREN KOSTIW   This fall home maintenance checklist will get you ready for the coming season so by the time winter rolls in, everyone will be able to spend a little more time in front of the fireplace with hot cocoa and a little less time wearing a tool belt.   1. Pest control Photo credit: Joshua Hoehne on Unsplash Keeping your property free of pests, including roaches, mice and bedbugs, is central to good health. Pests can contaminate food, worsen asthma and allergies and cause structural damage. To keep pests at bay, deprive them of food, water, shelter and means of mobility by sealing cracks and holes, fixing leaks, keeping dishes out of the sink, not leaving food (pet food included) overnight and removing garbage daily.   2. Smoke detector Photo credit: nikkytok / The National Fire Protection Association recommends installing smoke alarms inside each bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home. Maintaining smoke detectors is as important as installing them. Vacuum the alarm to remove dust. Change batteries unless you have the long-life variety. Replace smoke alarms every decade as they have a 30-percent failure rate at that time per the National Fire Protection Association. Keep a record of installation and maintenance. Additionally, smoke alarms, sprinklers and extinguishers can help protect you and your home. You should review your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy annually. If you rent, your landlord’s insurance only covers the structure of the building, not your personal belongings. Therefore, ensure your valuables are protected from fire damage. 3. Carbon monoxide detector Carbon monoxide is a threat to your home that you cannot see, smell or taste, thus nicknamed the “Silent Killer.” Although carbon monoxide detectors are designed to be maintenance-free, dust, dirt and other foreign matters can accumulate inside the device’s sensing elements and change its sensitivity. Always follow the manufacturer’s specific recommended practices for maintenance and testing, and ensure it is equipped with an end-of-life alarm. Test the carbon monoxide detector at least once a month by pushing the “test” button on the device. 4. Countertops Photo credit: pics721 / For kitchen and bathroom granite, marble and natural stone countertops to maintain their luster and resist stains, they require maintenance. Professionals generally advise sealing darker product surfaces once a year since they are very dense and stains are nearly invisible. Lighter surfaces require more attention and should be sealed every three to six months, depending on frequency of use. It is important to clean any spills from liquids quickly as possible to avoid having them penetrate the surface. 5. Refrigerator deep cleaning Photo credit: on Unsplash There appears to be a “National Day” for everything, and November 15 is National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day. Start by throwing out the ice and cleaning the ice tray. Many refrigerators have water and air filters that should be changed at least every six months. If those filters are neglected, you’ll end up with contaminated drinking water. When you choose to clean the refrigerator, don’t neglect the outside of it — especially the cooling coils. Pull out the refrigerator and vacuum and mop the area. 6. Dishwasher Photo credit: Rikki Snyder © 2015 Houzz Yes, even the dishwasher needs maintenance. Take out the racks and clean them, ensuring that no food is stuck. Clear any debris around the spinner, gasket and holes, and then clean them thoroughly. Scrub clean the base and the edges, and bleach any areas that display mildew or mold. Your dishwasher may have a filter and should be cleaned every three to six months depending on usage, but refer to your specific model’s owner’s manual for guidance to ensure performance is not affected. 7. Stove, oven and range Photo credit: Montypeter / Cooking often leads to food debris and spillage, and a deep clean is necessary. Begin by pulling out the stove and clean the floor and wall areas. Ovens with a self-cleaning feature use a high temperature to burn off leftovers without the use of any chemical agents. Inspect and change range hood filters as needed. 8. Washing machine and clothes dryer Photo credit: rawpixel on Unsplash Always clear the lint filter between drying loads. The duct and cabinet should also be inspected, vacuumed and cleaned for lint build-up periodically. Once a month, wash the lint filter with warm, soapy water and let it fully air dry then wipe the drum and exterior with all-purpose spray. Detergent build up can occur inside the washer tub over time. GE Appliances recommends cleaning the washer tub once per month with one cup of bleach or white vinegar to keep the wash basket fresh and clean and free of mold or mildew odors. Use white vinegar and baking soda with an old tooth brush to clean around the edges so your machine sparkles. 9. Fireplaces Photo credit: kelsey roenau on Unsplash Prior to opening the flue and lighting a fire on a crisp evening, the Chimney Safety Institute of America recommends having your venting system inspected annually. The CSIA inspector will make sure your fireplace or stove is in good working order and provide you with a maintenance plan recommendation for your specific chimney and venting system type. 10. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning Inspect heating and cooling equipment annually or as recommended by the manufacturer. If you have a forced-air furnace, check your filters and replace them. Generally, you should change them about once every month or two, especially during periods of high usage or if you have pets. Have a professional check and clean your equipment once a year. Vacuum radiators, baseboards and air registers. Change all filters in your home, including air purifiers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, gas furnace, the A/C system, etc. 11. Exterior of homes, gardens and roof decks Photo credit: Elena Elisseeva / Walk around and look for gaps and holes where pests, wildlife, rain and snow can easily penetrate, and seal them promptly. Shut off exterior faucets and store hoses. Pipes that are exposed to the elements require their own winter suit and should be insulated. 12. Conduct your own energy audit A professional energy audit is the best way to derive where your home is losing energy, however, you can conduct your own audit to spot improvements to save money. Check for drafts along the baseboard of the flooring, junctures of walls, ceilings, plumbing fixtures, electric outlets, lighting, windows, doors and where two different building materials meet. Energy for lighting accounts for approximately 10 percent of your electric bill, so replace insufficient bulbs with energy-saving ones. Always unplug devices when not in use to prevent phantom energy use. Now that you have tackled these maintenance items and increased the energy efficiency of your home in time for fall, you can rest assured you will have a beautiful time taking in the magnificent foliage as the days become shorter. If this list seems a bit overwhelming, just remind yourself and your clients to take it one day at a time, and before you (and they) know it, everything will be complete. Karen Kostiw is a licensed real estate salesperson at Warburg Realty in Tribeca, New York. Connect with her on LinkedIn. Article image credited to Fitschen on Pixabay ...  more»

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Announces London Brokerage

Posted on 1 October 2018 | 11:32 am

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices announced expansion of its franchise network into the London market by signing an agreement with luxury estate agency Kay & Co. Starting November 2018, the agency will operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Kay & Co. "London has been among our highest priorities as a key center for international business and an attractive market for global capital looking to invest in property," said Gino Blefari, president and CEO of the network. "We are thrilled to enter the market with Kay & Co, a brokerage known for exceptional leadership, knowledgeable, tenured agents and relentless client service. As important, the company's core values and growth aspirations match those of our own, steeped in trust, integrity, stability and longevity." Kay & Co, founded in 1982 by Chairman Samuel Bikhit, remains independently owned and operated. It serves London's upscale Mayfair, Hyde Park, Marylebone, Regent's Park, King's Cross, Bayswater, Paddington and West End districts. The estate agency was recently named "Smaller Managing Agent of the Year" at the prestigious ARMA ACE Awards, which recognize the U.K.'s leading residential asset managers and suppliers. It is also a perennial honoree of the British Property Awards, a recognition program that ultimately helps consumers choose estate agencies. "We are proud to bring the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand to London," said Bikhit. "We believe Londoners and our many American clients in the city will embrace the brand and understand its marketing appeal." Martin Bikhit, Kay & Co's managing director, added: “We are delighted to enter into this agreement with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. London is a global hub that attracts people from around the world and as specialists in the central London property market we are confident that London will remain a desirable choice for many.” Click here for the full press release...  more»

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