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Tips on Purchasing a Ski Condo In Park City

Posted by Scott Maizlish on Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 at 4:31pm.

9991793_101_12Choosing The Right Park City Ski Condo

Park City has a lot to offer property buyers regarding ski condos. One of our unique features is that regardless of where you buy a condo, you are still in
close proximity to all three resorts.

Here are a few thoughtful tips to consider when buying a ski condo here in Park City.

Ski In Ski Out or non Ski In Ski Out: This term is defined a few different ways.

True ski in ski out condos allow you to walk out the door of your actual condo onto the snow. Not down the hallway to the elevator to the common mudroom.

you walk out the door, and you are skiing. These are not as prevalent as one might think.

Another version of ski access is ski in or out of project, which I briefly described above. You will typically see this in some of the multi-floor condo
buildings or townhome projects that have some centralized ski access. You might have just a short walk to get to ski access, and then you are on your way.

There are also some ski properties that offer ski in OR ski out. You might be on the downhill side of a ski mountain, and be able to click in and ski, only
to find that when you want to ski home, that you need to ski down to an exit point, and walk down a road and back to your condo.

As you can imagine, the better the ski access, the higher the price. Murphy’s law right??? You can also command some higher rental rates if you want to
rent your condo.

Many buyers come to me telling me they want a Park City ski in ski out property, while I am certainly glad to accommodate that need, there are always a few questions
I like to ask buyers to see if is the right solution for them.

Are you always going to ski the same resort? Even with a ski in ski out condo, you are still close to other resorts, but you can become a victim of the
convenience of being on the resort itself. This is not a bad thing, just a reality.

Do you have young kids that might grow up to be knuckle draggers? AKA Snowboarders. Having a ski condo high up on the mountain in Deer Valley will prove
difficult every morning if you need to drag someone to another resort.

My job is to ask a prospective buyer if they think they will ski any less if they are not ski in ski out. With Deer Valley, Park City Mountain Resort, and
Canyons right next to each other, you can get a lot more bang for your buck buying off the mountain. You might pay double to be right on the mountainside.
Would you consider a condo twice the size for a lot less money to be a 5 minute drive or bus ride away?

Please keep in mind, I am NOT adverse to ski in ski out, but I just want to make sure you are purchasing the right condo for you and your family!

If you have any questions or would like to see some Park City Real Estate listings, please call me today at 435.901.4309 or email me

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