Canyons Real Estate- Times Have Changed


Vail took over operation of the Canyons in May 2013, and immediately started adding improvements on the ski area, and in the base village.  Vail also acquired Park City Mountain Resort in September 2014, and has now connected the two ski areas, creating the largest ski area in the United States.  As a base area, The Canyons now has it’s own, stand alone identity- visitors and owners can have a complete vacation experience at the Canyons.   
When we moved to Park City in 1981, The Canyons was Parkwest.  Best case, Parkwest ski area was known locally for fewer crowds, and a more rustic experience.  To me, Parkwest mostly was a smaller mountain, old chairlifts, and low elevation terrain.  Parkwest briefly became Wolf Mountain in the Mid-1990’s, and then the Canyons in the late 1990’s. 

To say that the Canyons ski area has expanded since it was Parkwest is a massive understatement.  In the late 1990’s, American Ski Corporation took over operations at the Canyons, and the Grand Summit Lodge and The Sundial Lodge arrived on the real estate market.  Improvements also began at the base and on the mountain.   It seemed like The Canyons was finally growing and finding it’s legitimate place as an alternative to Park City & Deer Valley Ski Areas.   Along with massive new real estate projects at the Canyons, a new, public golf course was promised to be built at the base area.  The Canyons Golf Course was supposed to be completed in the early 2000’s, and very long story made short, the golf course was finally finished, and opened in 2015. 

In the early and mid 2000’s, many new projects were developed, including well located, hotel style condominium properties, and The Colony- one of North America’s finest, gated, ski in, ski out real estate communities.  The Colony’s lot sizes are measured in multiple acres, and allow for homes and guest homes to be built on each home site. 

Today, the Waldorf Astoria and Hyatt Escala Lodge, operate luxurious, ski in, ski out condominium hotels at the Canyons.   The Lodge at Westgate and Silverado Lodge are also newer condo-hotels that offer great amenities at the base of the Canyons.   In addition to lodging, many of these properties offer great, year round dining, and apres ski locations.  

The bar and lobby at the Waldorf 

Real estate at the Canyons offers buyers newer or even newly constructed property at lower prices than similar property at Deer Valley or downtown Park City.   Townhome projects like Juniper Landing, Fairway Springs, and Blackstone Residences, offer an alternative to the hotel style condominiums, and are generally within walking distance of ski access. 

The Red Pine and Hidden Creek Condominiums mostly constructed in the late 1970’s also offer close to skiing real estate, at entry level pricing.   

The mountains are now connected, and new visitors will be coming to Park City with their Epic Passes.  They’ll likely discover that Park City and the Canyons are an easy drive from the airport in Salt Lake City, and that real estate prices are a relative bargain compared to some other western resort communities. 

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Want more information about real estate at the Canyons, Park City or Deer Valley?  Please contact Quinn Eichner@ 435-640-1854, or use the Contact Us form to request additional information.  

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