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1st timer, party of 14, where to stay/hang out, feb 2014

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1st timer, party of 14, where to stay/hang out, feb 2014

Looking to rent a huge home ski in/ski out, for 14 people or more - been looking on VRBO and here on TA but not sure what town or ski area is best. Should we find something where you can walk to town, or something close to all these shuttles/lifts/gondolas I see? We are all from east coast and been west coast skiing just a few times. Tired of east coast skiing and making the trek next year in February. Need to book a place sooner than later and looking for any recommendations for such a large group, and preferences for specific areas or subdivisions.

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1. Re: 1st timer, party of 14, where to stay/hang out, feb 2014

That's a pretty large group so you will be somewhat limited by what you can find that size. For sure it will be limited and ski in/out even moreso. You might want to consider multiple units. Silver Star at Park City Mountain Resort or possibly Snowflower would be worth considering. Would require multiple units but both are ski in/out.

Downtown/Main Street area is also good. Somewhat ski in/out if you're near lower Main with the Town Lift to PCMR. Again, that's a very large property. In VRBO I think it's Old Town North/South if I'm not mistaken. Old Town would give you walking distance to hundreds of restaurants and shops. While you give up ski in/out, you may find more options and convenience.

Deer Valley Resort may have homes that large in the rental pool. But you'll probably really pay for the privilege.

Canyons Resort is not likely to have homes that large so you would, again, be looking at multiple units. Look at Grand Summit, Sundial, Hyatt Escala and the new Hilton Vacations property. All are ski in/out Escala might be interesting to check as I think they do have some very large units.

Have fun.

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2. Re: 1st timer, party of 14, where to stay/hang out, feb 2014

www.vrbo.com

www.homeaway.com

The above are sister sites & you can filter by the number of people that property will sleep.

There are many homes condos in the area to rent that will sleep 14 + people (Canyons Park City proper and Deer Valley areas) Each listing usually has a detailed map of the location. Prices can exceed $10,000 per night ... but there are some that are less.

I would suggest you select several homes and then ask again regarding best place for your family. Also, the best location for you depends on what you enjoy doing after skiing. If you're a "hang out in your big house with your big private swimming pool and hot tub" group, vs. A "go out and socialize & eat" kind of group.

Having a ski in ski out house at Deer Valley doesn't make much sense if you're a family of snowboarders.

When you next post in the TA forum, you may want to list the ages of your party, how they ski, ski vs. snowboard, and what other Activities they enjoy.

Edited: 6:22 pm, February 13, 2013
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3. Re: 1st timer, party of 14, where to stay/hang out, feb 2014

Thanks, this is great info.

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4. Re: 1st timer, party of 14, where to stay/hang out, feb 2014

Hang out: No Name Saloon, High West, Downstairs, Sidecar

Eats: High West, Talisker, Prime, RIverhorse, Sammy's Bistro

Transport: ProTrans Park City

Ski: Everywhere

Hope this helps!

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5. Re: 1st timer, party of 14, where to stay/hang out, feb 2014

also you'll want to stay in old town to maximize your trip. you can walk to all the great restaurants bars etc...and ski onto main street.

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