Did Someone Say “Ski Beach”?
Original Article in Robb Report—September 26, 2020:
Utah’s Park City has long been a haven for powder hounds, but it’s seeing a boom in development that’s taking it from intermediate to expert levels of luxury.
Both Montage Deer Valley and the Stein Eriksen Lodge are well known to frequent skiers, hikers and mountain bikers in the Wasatch Mountain range and synonymous with the highest end of outdoorsy hospitality in Park City. Over the last decade, more luxury hotels moved in—St. Regis, Waldorf Astoria—but luxury residential pickings have still been slim, until this year. A handful of new offerings finally provide step-out-the-door access and all the best extras.
Pendry Park City
Whoever coined the phrase “ski beach,” Pendry Hotels & Resorts is making it its own for the brand’s first fully residential condo tower. The trail-side project will have a vast front lawn that will turn into that “beach” come winter, leading right to a new high-speed lift in the heart of the self-contained Canyons Village. From the building, everything is walkable: restaurants, shops, bars—and mountain access. Slated to open in 2021, the Pendry will have the town’s first rooftop pool and bar, as well as a five-star spa and the full-scale hospitality expected from a luxury hotel brand. More than half the 152 units have sold so far; prices range from $595,000 for a studio to $3 million for a four-bedroom penthouse. All units can be placed for rent when not in use. Expect a killer après-ski scene from the dining and bar venues that open to the ski beach, one thing developer Brian Shirken felt Park City was missing: “I’m personally looking forward to having my own chair at the bar, where I can chat and enjoy a good cocktail.”
Apex Residences Park City
The newest fully completed residential complex, Apex offers multi-story town homes and condos that are all ski-in, ski-out. Also located in Canyons Village, the development sits between the trails that lead to the new lift opening outside the Pendry tower and to the gondola from the village center, making this spot ideal for mountain bikers as well as skiers and snowboarders. The plush homes have the feel of more urbane lofts, with sleek modern kitchens and mountain accents like hide upholstery, rather than the Western cabins often seen in the Rockies and Sierras. A clubhouse with a private pool, a game room, spa-services rooms and a stunning lounge round out the development’s amenities, with heated underground parking and private entry. Completed this year, the residences have mostly sold out, with only one (a five-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bath townhouse) currently available, for $3.95 million. Equally stylish sister property Lift, just yards away, debuted last year with 61 turnkey units. Of those, just one four-bed penthouse is still available, for $3.8 million.
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