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Zion: Experience Utah’s First National Park

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Zion National Park 1Zion National Park, located in Utah just north of the Arizona border, is the state’s oldest and most popular national park. The park, centered by the Zion Canyon which cuts through red colored Navajo Sandstone, is a must see for any nature lover planning a trip to Utah. With mountains, canyons, rivers, and natural arches being just a few of the amazing natural things, it is well worth visiting time and time again.

The Kolob Canyons section of the park is a great way to explore the more serene side of Zion. After a required stop at the Kolob Canyons Visitor Center, hike into this designated Wilderness area of the park. Much quieter than the Zion Canyon section, it is perfect for those looking for a little more solitude. Experience natural cascading falls, canyon streams, and amazing peaks over twenty miles of trails for you to traverse and enjoy.

Zion National Park NarrowsIf you would like to see Zion National Park’s most popular attraction, Zion Canyon, A hike through The Narrows is a great way to do so. This narrowest section of Zion Canyon, with its thousand foot high walls can be seen by walking a wheelchair accessible walk for a mile, or by hiking the actual Virgin River, but note that you will be getting wet, and maybe even wading in some spots.

If you are a canyoneer, or interested in canyoneering, Zion National Park is a wonderful place to explore. Canyoneering, an activity that involves rappelling, hiking, swimming, and problem solving is a challenging and fun way to enjoy the outdoors. Visit The Narrows above The Temple of Sinawava to get an introduction to the slot canyons of the park.

Zion National Park 2Buying a timeshare resale in Utah is a great way to visit this park, and the many others Utah has to offer, year after year. Premier Timeshare Resale and our licensed agents can help you find the perfect Utah timeshare at a fraction of the cost. Contact us with any questions!

Written by Shawn Romanick, Web Author


Sundance Film Festival Celebrates 30 Years

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Courtesy of Sundance Institute, PC: George Pimentel

Courtesy of Sundance Institute, PC: George Pimentel

The premier powder, Winter Olympics remains, and cascading mountain backdrop have always made Park City, Utah a hot travel destination. But there has been something in the works over the last 30 years that has helped elevate Park City to one of the most sought after vacation spots in the country, the Sundance Film Festival.

Since 1985, Park City has been bringing innovative independent filmmakers to light, exposing only the best and most groundbreaking films, directors and actors in the industry. The 10 day festival brings over 40,000 people to Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden, and, of course, Sundance. In 15 local theaters, the Sundance Film Festival shows almost 200 hand-picked films that range from shocking documentaries to heart-warming comedies and give up-and-coming filmmakers their chance to shine.

Courtesy of Sundance Institute, PC: Jonathan Hickerson

Courtesy of Sundance Institute, PC: Jonathan Hickerson

With an average population of only 8,000 people, Park City arms itself each year for the 40,000+ visitors that will fill the streets for a week and a half each January. Main Street is constantly filled with filmmakers, celebrities and excited visitors.

Sundance isn’t just about films, it’s also an opportunity for businesses and brands to mingle and promote. Red carpet events and cocktail parties dominate Main Street during the festival. Tents filled with innovators and creators ready to share their stuff lines the streets and Park City becomes something between an innovative convention and giant party.

The two weeks that the Sundance Film Festival runs in Park City have become prized weeks at local resorts. Timeshares during Sundance have become valuable vacation homes over the years as the festival has grown to garner international recognition. Lucky for you, there are plenty of Park City timeshare resorts that Premier Timeshare Resale represents. In fact, our prime location in Park City gives us a bird’s eye view on the Sundance celebrations each year. Our close relationships with each resort and insider knowledge of the city make Premier Timeshare Resale the best place to buy Park City timeshares.

Snow falls down Main Street

Snow falls down Main Street

Have you always wanted to attend the Sundance Film Festival? Are you more likely to come for the movies, social events or celebrity sightings? Whatever your fancy, Premier Timeshare Resale can hook you up with the best accommodations to witness this renowned film festival. And don’t forget to follow our blog and social media pages for updates on fantastic films and spotted celebs!

Deer Valley Buys Solitude: Utah Mountains Change Again

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skiers manyIn October, Deer Valley announced their acquisition of Solitude Ski Resort. The actual terms of the purchase have not yet been released, but the implications are notable, especially considering the new partnership between Canyons Resort and Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR).

We talked a while back about the ONE Wasatch proposal re-presented this year by Ski Utah. Although the idea got mixed reviews, as the Utah ski resorts become more interconnected, one has to wonder if ONE Wasatch is bound to happen. The idea suggested that seven of Utah’s premier ski resorts combine their services using a series of lifts that would allow skiers to move through the mountains from one resort to the next.

The first step in creating ONE Wasatch is in action, as Vail Resorts works to combine Canyons and PCMR. Some argue that Deer Valley’s purchase of Solitude is step two, however, Deer Valley was never originally in the seven-resort plan and the connecting lift between the two canyons involved PCMR and Brighton. That said, Deer Valley has expressed their support for the ONE Wasatch proposal.

skier girlUltimately, there are a lot of differences between the two acquisitions this year. Deer Valley announced that the parks will remain separate for the time being, and that Solitude will still allow snowboarders while Deer Valley will remain a ski-only resort. On the other hand, Canyons and PCMR have already started connecting the two and announced a $50 million improvement plan to be completed by next season.

Deer Valley’s purchase came as a surprise to some since Solitude and Brighton Ski Resort had discussed a purchase over the last several months. After the deal fell through, Solitude partnered with Deer Valley. When commenting on the purchase, General Manager of Deer Valley Bob Wheaton, said that Solitude will continue to work with their neighbors at Brighton, including keeping the current lift connection open, and the possibility of combining the resorts in the future is not off the table.

The transfer of Solitude to Deer Valley will begin at the end of the 2014-2015 ski season, so no real changes will be seen until next year. But Deer Valley plans to exchange employees between the two resorts as a training process, allowing Deer Valley to learn all they can from Solitude’s day-to-day operations, and vice versa. The only real visible difference this year is that season pass holders will get four day-tickets to the other resort.

The outlook for the two resorts is exciting, as is the future for Utah skiing in general. This year has been instrumental in the future of Utah’s mountains and the results have been overwhelmingly positive and almost always in the skier and traveler’s favor.

ski liftAs the Utah mountains continue to be developed and the resorts improve their amenities, the already strong tourism industry in Utah will grow. The timeshare industry is no exception and will grow as the resorts do. We talk a lot about the right time to buy a timeshare, and when it comes to Park City timeshares, the time is now.

Timeshares are an investment, so whether you’re looking to sell a Park City timeshare or buy a timeshare resale, timing is going to play in big factor in the value of your investment. If you have questions about Park City timeshares, contact a Premier Timeshare Resale agent today!

PCMR Announces $50 Million Improvement Project

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Image curtesy of www.parkcitymountain.com

Image curtesy of www.parkcitymountain.com

Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR), Vail Resorts’ newly acquired property, made a big announcement yesterday that will change the future of skiing and snowboarding forever.

Throughout the summer, we’ve followed the lawsuit between PCMR’s previous owner Powdr Corp. and Vail Resorts. In September, the courts finally ruled and Vail ended up buying PCMR outright for a cool $182.5 million.

Anyone uneasy about the purchase was put at ease yesterday when PCMR announced the largest resort improvement project in the history of American skiing. We mentioned the possibilities of connecting PCMR with Canyons Resort, which is another Vail-owned property, but no one expected this.

Park City Mountain ResortVail Resorts is spending more than $50 million to combine the two resorts…wait for it…Next year! This project will create the largest ski resort in the United States, with a total of 7,300 acres of skiable terrain.

The plan? The Interconnect Gondola will be built to connect the two resorts. This eight-passenger, high-speed gondola will run from the base of Silverlode Lift at PCMR to Canyons’ Flatiron Lift. This single super gondola will turn Canyons and PCMR into the largest ski resort in the country and allow riders to seamlessly ski between resorts with no more than a nine-minute gondola ride.

Other projects included in the $50 million overhaul are upgrades to existing lifts, a new 500-seat restaurant, improvements and extra seating to current restaurants, additional snowmaking, and other maintenance projects around the mountain.

The most mind-blowing fact released by Vail Resorts and PCMR yesterday is that they expect to complete most of these projects by next season. It goes to show that Vail isn’t wasting anytime when it comes to their resorts.

skiierAlthough some skiers are hesitant about the project, worrying about the actual travel time between resorts and the environmental repercussions of crossing so much land, PCMR and most skiers seem optimistic about the connection and the opportunities it brings for year-round mountain fun.

Now what does all of this mean for timeshares? The answer is simple. The value of the resorts around PCMR and Canyons, whether they are ski resorts or not, will inevitably rise. Being within minutes from the largest ski resort in the country is an undeniable asset, and that’s what every resort in Park City just became.

Lucky for you, Premier Timeshare Resale is based in Park City and knows the ins and outs of Park City timeshares like the back of our hand. We are excited to be the premier timeshare resaler in the area, able to adequately represent all of the amazing resorts that call Park City home.

SkisThere are a number of Park City timeshares worth checking out, but if you’re looking to buy a Park City timeshare, consider Marriott’s MountainSide. This rustic resort sits at the base of PCMR and is the ideal ski-in, ski-out location. Plus, two of the new restaurant projects announced by Vail yesterday are just outside of Marriott’s MountainSide’s doors.

Some other notable Park City timeshares for sale can be found at Westgate Park City Resort & Spa and Marriott’s Summit Watch. We have a number of timeshare deals on all Park City timeshares, making now the time to invest in a timeshare before their value skyrockets.

Give yourself a gift that keeps on giving this winter and buy a Park City timeshare.

Park City Says Good-Bye to Summer

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Photo Courtesy of Park Silly Sunday Market

Photo Courtesy of Park Silly Sunday Market

Park City is known for its winter activities. With some of the best ski resorts in the world, Sundance Film Festival, and perfect powder, it’s easy to see why Park City timeshares during the winter months are in high demand. But, this quaint mountain town also has a lot to offer in the off-season months.
 
Premier mountain biking, fresh produce from the local Farmer’s Market, and artisan crafts from the weekly Park Silly Market can all be found during the summer and fall months. These attractions and more brought thousands of people to Park City this summer. In fact, the Park Silly Market alone saw over 162,000 people over the last few months.
 
Events like the Park Silly Market and other summertime activities can give any visitor a real local’s experience. From live music to neighborhood artist, the market showcases the local color and talent that can engage tourists and make Park City feel like home.
 
Photo Courtesy of Park Silly Sunday Market

Photo Courtesy of Park Silly Sunday Market

Here are some fun highlights that the Park Silly Market just released about their 2014 season:
 
• 124 musicians, performers and bands were showcased for free to the public
• 118 free booths were given to farmers
• 7,345 lbs. of trash were recycled
 
As a part of the local community, it’s great to see what these events do for locals and visitors alike. A Park City timeshare makes it easy for tourists to come see what this town has to offer all year-round. Once you visit, you’ll always want to come back!
 
Do you already own a Park City timeshare? We need inventory! Contact one of our licensed timeshare resale agents today about selling your timeshare

Ski Resort Changes Make Park City Timeshares More Valuable

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Park City Mountain ResortPark City timeshares are about to boom in popularity. Over the winter and spring we have been following the lawsuit between Vail Resorts and Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR). In May, the court finally ended the dispute on a backdated lease between PCMR and Talisker, ruling in favor of Vail Resorts. Park City residents, tourists and employees alike have been waiting to see what Talisker would do with PCMR. That question was answered last week when Vail Resorts bought PCMR from Powdr Corp. for $182.5 million in cash.

 

With the buyout all aspects of the lawsuit have been settled and the dispute between Vail Resorts and PCMR will no longer pose a threat to disrupting the upcoming ski season, a major concern of employees and fans of the resort.

 

The acquisition includes all of the assets of Greater Park City Company (GPCC), the land used for ski terrain at the resort held by Ian Cumming, and certain base parking lands owned by Powdr Development Corp. These base areas have received zoning approval for approximately 687,000 square feet of residential and commercial development, something we can expect Vail Resorts to break ground on in the next few years. The acquisition does not include the Gorgoza tubing operation, located approximately 10 miles from the resort, which will be retained by Powdr Corp.

 

SkierThe buyout has been well received by the Park City community. Employees are relieved to know there will be no disruption in the 2014-2015 ski season at PCMR and tourists and residents alike are elated to hear the PCMR will join the Epic ski pass lineup.

 

The Epic ski pass comes in two forms. The Epic Pass, which allows holders access to all ski areas owned by Vial Resorts, and the Epic Local Pass, which will give holders access to Canyons and PCMR. Vail Resorts plans to unite the two Park City resorts, but the two will remain separate for this ski season.

 

The acquisition of PCMR by Vail Resorts is exciting for residents and frequenters of Park City. While Canyons and PCMR are world-class resorts on their own, the union of the two will equal over 7,000 acres of skiable terrain, making it the largest ski resort in the United States. This combined with the Epic Pass, which will allow avid skiers access to resorts across the country with one ticket, makes Park City a very desirable location for snow-philes across the globe.

 

Photo Credit: Marriott's Mountainside website

Photo Credit: Marriott’s Mountainside website

Now is the time to invest in a Marriott’s Mountainside timeshare, which is a ski-in, ski-out resort and the base of PCMR. With the acquisition of PCMR by Vail Resorts, this timeshare will only go up in value. Other swank Park City resorts worth investing in are Marriott’s Summit Watch, Sweetwater at Park City Lift Lodge and Westgate Park City Resort and Spa. If you have a Park City timeshare for sale, we need inventory! Contact one of our experienced agents and list your timeshare with Premier Timeshare Resale today!
 

Park City News: Buyout Offer to Settle Lawsuit Between PCMR and Talisker

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A lawsuit over the land that houses Park City’s Mountain Resort (PCMR) has been underway for the last few months. The dispute began over a backdated lease for much of the land that the PCMR resort sits on with Talisker Land Holdings, LLC. Vail Resorts has been fighting the land battle with PCMR and, as important court dates approach, Vail Resorts and trying to settle the case outside of court.

 

pcmrvtaliskerThis week, John Cumming, CEO of PCMR parent Powdr Corp, released a letter from Vail Resorts’ CEO Rob Katz, in which Katz offered to buyout PCMR. In the letter, Katz said Vail Resorts would pay “fair market value for any of the assets you have that would be helpful to us in operating the resort,” although an actual price was never identified.

 

Cumming, however, was not appeased by the offer, releasing a statement Tuesday in response to Katz’s letter.

 

“We have repeatedly made it clear to Vail that PCMR is interested in exploring all possible solutions that will preserve the independence of PCMR as the nation’s premier family ski resort. What we won’t agree to is a Vail takeover. Vail’s domination of the ski market in Summit County would be bad for our community, bad for our guests, and bad for our employees.”

 

Although PCMR isn’t going down without a fight, fans of the resort don’t have to worry about the mountain being taken away regardless of the lawsuit’s outcome. Vail Resorts has made it clear that, if they acquire the land, it will stay as a ski resort.

 

The ski community seems to be split as to whom they’d rather win. Some argue that a Vail Resorts takeover would ruin the charm and local atmosphere on PCMR, while others advocate for the change, saying PCMR is rundown and needs a facelift.

 

What do you think? Would PCMR be better run under new management or do you love the resort as it is? Do you have a Marriott’s MountainSide or Westgate Park City timeshare and how do you think this will affect your stay? Will the lawsuit outcome affect where you ski next year or whether you buy a Park City timeshare? Leave your response in the comments.

 

To find out more or read the letter from Vail Resorts click here.