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Park City Rental Properties Named Official Vacation Rental Company of the Utah Jazz

Park City, Utah — Park City Rental Properties is pleased to announce that it was named the official vacation rental company of the Utah Jazz basketball team.

Park City Rental Properties has a long history of partnering with local businesses that can prove beneficial to both parties. We feel that in partnering with other local and national organizations, we can provide benefits to our community.

“We are so pleased to be able to enter into this partnership with the Utah Jazz. Not only is the team iconic in the Utah community, but the benefits that the team offers to its fans and community are outstanding,” says Jim Bizily, founder and owner of Park City Rental Properties.

As part of its partnership, Park City Rental Properties acquired a box suite at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City.

“Not only will the community benefit from the partnership, but we can now offer our guests a one-of-a-kind vacation experience to see the Utah Jazz play from the comfort of our arena suite,” continues Mr. Bizily.

In addition to the Utah Jazz, Park City Rental Properties also has partnerships with many other community organizations, including Deer Valley Resort and Vail/Park City Mountain Resorts. We also support many other community organizations, such as Mountain Trails, Swaner Preserve, and the National Ability Center.

“We want to contribute as much as we possibly can to the community which allows us to thrive as a business,” says Mr. Bizily.

If you would like more information about this or Park City Rental Properties in general, please give us a call at 888-508-9661 or 435-571-0024.

Deer Valley Resort has been a perennial top-rated resort among media outlets for years, and this year is no different. The resort landed at the number one spot on Ski Magazine’s annual readers’ poll. The magazine says that for many returning visitors, Deer Valley is much like a cherished piece of clothing: “Comfortable. Familiar. Welcoming.” Even though the resort was recently acquired by KSL Partners and has become part of the Aspen Ski Company, many hope that the resort will retain its special and memorable aspects that keep guests returning.

Deer Valley’s founder, Edgar Stern, conceived and developed the resort to be a place where customer service reigned supreme. Deer Valley was developed to offer five-star service found at world class hotels. Deer Valley continues to receive top scores in grooming, lodging, and service, shoring up Stern’s visions.

This year, Deer Valley also garnered the coveted No. 1 family resort spot, all among stiff competition. This accolade is most likely due to the awesome ski school and the “all guests are family” feel. While the resort does get marked down because many feel the terrain is just not challenging, many say that it’s just that most don’t know where to find it. For instance, Sunset Glades on Bald Mountain is well known for its tree skiing and plentiful powder. The fact that Deer Valley does not allow snowboarding is also seen as a very favorable aspect.

Its proximity to downtown Park City is also a thumbs-up for many visitors. And don’t forget the food and après ski experience. The Brass Tag was rated high in the survey for its après ski appetizers, and perennial favorite The Mariposa was once again tapped as one of the readers’ favorite Deer Valley Restaurants.

Even More Great News About Deer Valley

In addition to the ratings in Ski Magazine, Deer Valley has also been highlighted for its terrific employees and why they are some of the most satisfied workers in the area. Because of Deer Valley’s generous benefits that include ski privileges and housing assistance, employees of Deer Valley have returned year after year to provide that well-known customer service. If you would like to know more about Deer Valley, please just ask one of our staff members while you are making your vacation accommodation reservation!

In a somewhat surprising move, KSL and Aspen Skiing Company have purchased Deer Valley Resort. The mountain resort giants recently formed partnership has been gobbling up ski resorts throughout California and Colorado, but the acquisition of Deer Valley marks their first foray into Utah.

Though Park City’s Deer Valley Resort is smaller than much of KSL/Aspen’s inventory, they believe the move to Park City to be a natural one. With resorts in many major ski destinations across the US, and even two in Canada, KSL/Aspen looks to offer exceptional service no matter where winter sports enthusiasts choose to go in North America. But this move isn’t just good for KSL/Aspen; it’s a success for Deer Valley Resort and Park City residents as well.

As part of the KSL/Aspen network, Deer Valley Resort hopes to improve upon its current experience and offer guests an even more luxurious experience. Certainly, Deer Valley Resort—and by extension, Park City itself—is known for its quality powder, amenities, and abundance of varied ski runs, but an influx of capital from KSL/Aspen could push the resort to new heights.

What Does This Deal Mean for Park City?

Though already a popular winter vacation destination, joining the KSL/Aspen network should allow Deer Valley Resort to bring in an even larger number of visitors, in turn boosting Park City’s economy. This deal could lead to the resort’s expansion, though for now Solitude, purchased by Deer Valley in 2014, will remain in Deer Valley ownership’s control. Park City, put on the map by the Winter Olympics, could be in for a second awakening.

We at Park City Rental Properties are excited by the new deal and can’t wait to see how KSL/Aspen improves our already great resort. The deal for Deer Valley Resort should close before the 2017/18 season. If you’re considering a trip to Park City, this is a great time to come! For information about staying in beautiful Park City (and how to enjoy the new Deer Valley Resort), contact us at Park City Rental Properties today!

(Image by Don Ramey Logan [CC BY 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

Park City recently launched its Park City electric bike share program — one of the first in the country. The program, in its first phase, offers 88 pedal-assisted electric bikes that are available for rent at nine charging stations throughout Park City and the Snyderville Basin.

The bike fleet is part of a Summit County ballot initiative passed in November, and is also part of an effort to have a net-zero carbon foot print by 2022. The fleet is also a complement to the county’s new all-electric bus fleet.

“Today marks a giant leap in our efforts to provide viable travel alternatives for our residents and visitors,” said Caroline Rodriguez, transportation planning director for Summit County, during the unveiling of the new system.

“This is one of 850 bike-share programs throughout the world,” said Park City transportation planning manager Alfred Knotts. He continues, “These types of programs also further our community in a healthy and active way.”

Park City Mayor Jack Thomas said, “I think the e-bikes are a way to reduce traffic and congestion, be responsible about energy, and get people a different experience about what our community is.”

About the Bikes

Each of the bikes features a pedal-assisted lithium battery to add powered assistance to the rider. Each of these 80-pound bikes can reach a top speed of about 14 mph and can go for about 60 miles between charges.

The e-bikes and their battery powered pedal assist system allows riders to easily conquer a bike ride through the hills of the Park City and Kimball Junction area. The program offers 45-minute rides for $2. There’s an additional $2 charge for each half hour past the initial 45 minutes. Weekly passes for $18 and monthly passes for $30 are available, as is an annual pass for $90.

The bikes are available at charging stations located at the Newpark Plaza, Kimball Junction Transit Center, Tanger Outlets, Canyon Corners, Canyons Transit Hub, Park Avenue Bike Station, Park City Library, the Prospector neighborhood, and the Old Town Transit Center.

If you want to know more about this exciting Park City electric bike program, or need assistance finding one of the stations, just ask one of us at Park City Rental Properties.