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5 Reasons Summit Park Real Estate is for Park City Ski Families

Posted by Scott Maizlish on Monday, April 28th, 2014 at 11:36am.

Summit Park Park City

Summit Park holds some of the most affordable real estate in Park City for families that love to ski. This quiet community sits in a north-facing pine forest above 7,000 feet and the tight-knit mountain town lifestyle comes with the scenery—including common moose sightings.

There is always more snow on the ground in the winter, Deer Valley Resort is only 20 minutes away, and it’s less than an hour’s drive to Alta. This neighborhood has the shortest commute to downtown Salt Lake City, the international airport, and the hallowed Cottonwood Canyons of the Wasatch Front. You’re closer to more premier ski resorts here than almost anywhere in the world and you can easily fly to the ones you can’t drive to. Plus, it’s super easy to make airport runs for family members that are coming and going. Need more to go on? Here are the top five reasons why Summit Park is for families that ski.

1. The Homes

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Single family homes tend to be more affordable here than in other Park City communities. They typically have yards or open space for children to play in and usually have large outdoor decks when the terrain doesn’t allow for a yard. Many also have spacious family rooms. It snows a lot up here and these homes are built to weather the high-altitude winters. Garages for your vehicles, mud rooms for active lifestyles, and hot tubs to unwind after long days on the slopes are all common amenities. This 4-bedroom, 3805 square foot home is a shining example of Summit Park real estate.

2. Backcountry Skiing

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Not many neighborhoods in the country can claim backcountry skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing in their backyard. Summit Park makes it easy to access all of these so that you can earn your turns before or after work. Want to go bigger? The backcountry ski access from Canyons Resort isn’t very well known outside of local circles but it’s amazing. Also, Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons offer some of the most notable backcountry skiing in the world and are a short drive away.

3. Nearby Ski Resorts

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Deer Valley Resort, Canyons, and Park City Mountain Resort are all within 20 minutes of your home. That’s over 9,000 acres of lift-accessed skiable terrain that holds the best snow on earth. Want more? Alta and Snowbird and an extra 200 inches of average snowfall a year are less than an hour’s drive away in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Solitude is even closer in Big Cottonwood Canyon, with just as much snow and not nearly as many people to track it all out. Snowbasin and Powder Mountain are about an hour to the north, outside of Ogden, and also offer some of the best skiing in the world. Snow Basin is steep and fast like Snowbird and Powder Mountain delivers the least crowded powder days in the state.

4. The Commute

ski-to-work-day It takes 25 minutes to get to downtown Salt Lake City from Summit Park, the quickest commute available in the Park City area if any family members work in Salt Lake. I-80 down Parley’s Canyon can be treacherous in the winter, and take more time, but it’s worth not having to breath in the Salt Lake City inversion when it gets bad. Plus, if the canyon shuts down, you can work from home. The international airport is only a few minutes past downtown Salt Lake City, making Summit Park one of the most accessible ski communities in the world. Need to pick up Grandma or other visiting family members? No problem. Historic Park City Main Street is 20 minutes away, there are Tanger Outlets 10 minutes down the road, and 3 different grocery stores, including a Whole Foods, are less than 15 minutes away. The elementary schools, middle school, and high school are all within 25 minutes as well.

5. No Worries Cafe & Grill

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No Worries Cafe & Grill is a locals’ favorite breakfast and lunch stop at the base of Summit Park. It’s the perfect place to fuel up before or after a long day on the slopes and has options for your whole family. If you want breakfast, get here early. They open at 7:00 a.m. and there will be a line by 8:00 a.m. on busy days, especially if it’s been snowing.


Do you want to know more about Summit Park? Give me (Scott) a call at 435.901.4309 or email me at maizlish@gmail.com. I love this community and helping people learn about how amazing it is.

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