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Park City Counts Down to Ski Season

skiier glassesForget counting down to Christmas, Park City is counting down the days until the resorts open and the ski season begins. Epic ski pass holders are excited to switch between Canyons Resort and Park City Mountain Resort, thanks to Vail Resorts’ newest acquisition. Deer Valley is preparing its ski slopes, and across the mountain Brighton, Snowbird, and Alta are already starting to get some snow.

Opening Thanksgiving weekend, the Utah ski resorts are preparing for impact. Once the clock strikes December, the mountains are non-stop packed with locals and tourists alike thirsty for that beautiful Utah snow.

Although snow has been more sparse than normal the last few years, weather experts expect this season to be long and powder filled, partially due to the wet summer Utah experienced thanks to the storm system El Nino.

Utah has a history of breaking snow records. Even though last year was considered “dry” there was still a two-day snowstorm that began one Friday night and didn’t stop until Sunday afternoon, leaving over a foot of fresh powder for lucky skiers and snowboarders.

While two days is nothing compared to the six-day blizzard that dumped over three feet of snow in the valley in 1993, it still stands as a testament to Utah’s prevailing winter conditions. Dry air at over 10,000 feet makes for perfect powder all season long.

skiierAccording to the Farmer’s Almanac, above normal snowfall is expected throughout the United States. Snow is inevitable, but particularly in the West with “winter downpours” all season. With this snowfall, however, also comes the cold. Last year was one of the coldest winters recorded in history across the United States. The chill isn’t expected to get much better, so it’s important for mountain-goers to bundle up.

If Utah’s first storm of the year, which dropped 6-12 inches during the first week of November, is any indication, it will be a good year to get on the mountain.

One of the benefits about skiing and snowboarding in Utah is the number of opportunities to experience different mountains and resorts. With the shear proximity of many of Utah’s world-renown ski resorts, it’s easy to mountain hop with day passes. But Park City is making it even easier to experience multiple resorts with the Epic Pass.

Yes, the aptly named Epic Pass allows holders to seamlessly hop between two major Park City ski resorts: Canyons and Park City Mountain Resort. But it also allows users to visit a number of Vail Resorts’ mountains in Colorado, making it truly the best deal in the West.

This is the first year that Utah will have the Epic Pass, and the turn out is expected to be very high between locals and tourists alike. It’s a lot for a small ski town like Park City to manage, so it will be interesting to see how the Epic Pass affects tourism in the area.

ski runIt would be a true shame to miss out on this year’s skiing and snowboarding opportunities in Utah. World-class resorts combined with world-class snow makes Park City the premier destination for snow-philes this season. With the expected growth of Park City, now is truly the time to own property in the area. As the resorts continue to grow and improve, your property’s value will only increase.

Property in Park City, though, can be expensive; quickly running into the millions for even a small condo. And for those who don’t plan on living in Park City year-round, that can be an impossible price tag. But luckily, there is a way to buy seasonal property in Park City for a fraction of the price.

Timeshares are a great option for snow-lovers who want the comfort of a condo without the responsibility of up-keep and the absurd price tag. It’s easy to spend a week or two with family and friends when you buy a Park City timeshare. Plus, this small ski town has some of the best timeshare resorts in the country. Westgate Park City Resort & Spa, Marriott’s MountainSide, Marriott’s Summit Watch, and many more top shelf timeshare resorts are at your fingertips when you buy a Park City timeshare.

Park City Mountain Resort Loses to Talisker

gavelThe judge finally ruled on PCMR vs Talisker this week—and Talisker won. On Wednesday, the 3rd District judge ruled that PCMR missed the 2011 deadline to renew and Talisker would take back ownership of the 2,800 acres of mountainside that the two were battling for.

Vail Resorts, who took the lead for Talisker in this case and has been a longtime partner with Talisker lands, is ready to take over PCMR’s lease. However, the resolution isn’t that simple.

Since PCMR still owns the base and a few lower lifts, they are refusing to give Vail the rains by stating that their land is “not for sale.” Furthermore, PCMR’s lawyer announced that they will be repealing the case and bringing it in front of a jury.

While many hoped that PCMR and Vail would settle outside of court, an agreement could never be reached, pushing the judge to make this decision. Both sides seem fairly hostile, but particularly John Cummings, Chief Executive of Powdr Corp., which owns PCMR, who has threatened to tear out lifts built on the mountain by PCMR.

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Photo by Ron Hoffman

Regardless of the hostility between PCMR and Vail, both advocate for the betterment and protection of the Park City community and feel confident that the resort will open for the 2014-15 ski season.

Marriott’s MountainSide resort sits right at the base of PCMR, and Canyons Resort, owned and operated by Vail already, also houses many popular Park City resorts. However, the dispute between PCMR and Talisker/Vail should not deter you from visiting or owning a Park City timeshare. Park City knows how important its world-class resorts are to the local community and visitors. Those are the people that everyone is putting first as the companies battle it out over this premier mountain spot.

For more details, check out our source here.

Lunch with a Timeshare Owner: Marriott’s MountainSide in Park City

Here at Premier Timeshare Resale, we talk a lot about why timeshares are a great investment. But, don’t take our word for it. I sat down with Phyllis Kirchner, a timeshare owner at Marriott’s MountainSide in Park City, Utah for over a decade, and asked her what her timeshare experience has been over the years.

While many timeshare owners choose to buy their timeshare as a vacation home, family was the motivator for Bob and Phyllis Kirchner.

Park City Timeshare Owners

Meet the Park City Timeshare Owners

“We bought the timeshare because we have family that surrounds the Park City area and it was an easy place for all of us to gather and spend time together,” says Phyllis.

Coming from Idaho Falls themselves, family from Boise, Idaho, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Denver, Colorado, could easily find their way to Park City’s central location for some quality family time.

“It was better than having everyone go to your house when you don’t have the room and your house getting messy from the whole family being there.”

Although the Kirchners aren’t big ski bums, they enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery that Park City sports all year long.

“In fall, I love all the colors. You can take the lift to Sundance and it’s just so quiet and peaceful. All of the trees are orange and yellow and it’s a beautiful sight. In the summer, it’s the perfect temperature to layout by the pool,” says Phyllis. “It’s just a perfect getaway.”

We have highlighted Park City and the MountainSide Resort as great all-season getaways. But, don’t think that buying a timeshare in one city sticks you there forever. The Kirchner’s timeshare allows them to exchange it for Marriott timeshares all over the country, including one of the couple’s favorite locations, Hawaii. Where would the Kirchners buy a second timeshare? Why paradise of course!

“If I were to buy another timeshare, it’d probably be in Hawaii because to live there it’s so expensive. Timeshares are a way to live in a place that you couldn’t afford otherwise,” says Phyllis. “Or, ‘get your fix’ of locations you wouldn’t want to live in year ‘round.”

Whether you’re buying a timeshare to relax on the golden beaches of warm Oahu or to get the family together for Christmas, buying a timeshare resale can create memories that will last a lifetime. Plant your roots in any of the thousands of resorts that offer timeshares, and you’ll always have a special place to call home.

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The Family on Vacation in Park City

“I do feel like it’s a home away from home when we go there,” concludes Phyllis as she gazes past me into memories of Thanksgiving dinners in the red mountains and walks along Main Street. One thing is sure, the Kirchner’s time in Park City is something they’ll never forget.

4 Hot Timeshare Deals for the Holiday Season

As the holiday season approaches, many of us are making travel plans. While I am getting excited about my upcoming trips (Mexico in January!), finding a hotel to stay at is proving to be difficult to organize. I find myself thinking about my grandparents’ timeshare in Park City and how easy it is for them to schedule our yearly trip to the mountains.

Not only is their vacation booked a year in advance, it’s in a comfortable suite that is easy to return to. Eleven years later, their Park City timeshare feels like home.

If you’re looking for a Christmas destination to turn into your vacation home, check out some of these locations featuring super HOT deals on our website right now. Make every winter magical without the hassle of trip planning.

Head to a Wintery Wonderland

Marriott’s Timber Lodge, South Lake Tahoe, California

Hit the slopes every Christmas season with a Timber Lodge timeshare resale. This luxury resort has everything a ski fanatic needs for the perfect winter get-a-way including in-room fireplaces, a central location in Heavenly Village and premier access to the world-renowned Heavenly Gondola.

Timeshare Details: Annual, Platinum, Week 51, $28,000

Marriott’s MountainSide, Park City, Utah

Spend the holiday season surrounded by the best snow in the world when you buy a Park City timeshare resale. Play on the myriad Utah mountains by day and then soak in the six outdoor hot tubs at night. A timeshare that would normally cost close to $80,000 can be yours for half the price. Don’t miss out on this premier winter destination.
Timeshare Details: Annual, Platinum Plus, Week 51, $40,000 

Trade in Snow for Sunshine

Sheraton Vistana Resort, Orlando, Florida
Designed to be the ultimate getaway, the Sheraton Vistana Resort gets all the action of Orlando in a tranquil community setting. With heated outdoor pools, nearby golf courses and some of the best theme parks in the world, you’ll never find a shortage of fun, sun and relaxation. What better place to spend your winter vacation?

Timeshare Details: Annual, Prime, Week 51, $1,500

Vacation Village at Parkway, Kissimmee, Florida

Although many attractions surround Vacation Village at Parkway including Sea World, Universal Studios and the Kennedy Space Center, it’s easy to never leave this spacious resort when you buy a Vacation Village timeshare resale. Make every holiday season one you’ll never forget in warm and scenic Kissimmee, Florida. Whether you’re taking advantage of Vacations Village’s fully staffed activities center or making your way to Busch Gardens, you’ll look forward to this vacation every year.
Timeshare Details: Annual, Red, Week 51, $9,000

What holiday timeshare resorts would you like to see on our HOT deals list? Where is your holiday timeshare and what is your experience there? Share in the comments!

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