Pros and Cons to Ski-In and Ski-Out Home or Condo

Pros and Cons to Ski-In and Ski-Out Home or Condo

One of the premier features of a home in Park City is the ability to ski-in and ski-out. Whether it's a vacation home, permanent home, or rental, the idea of not having to pack up the car and drive to the ski slopes is quite a perk. If you've fallen in love with the Park City area, you've probably done so because of the outdoor adventure and ski opportunities. We have some of the best skiing in the country so it's only natural to have a desire for a ski-in ski-out property. Are there pros and cons to this type of property? While it's no secret that this is probably one of the more expensive types of properties, there are benefits as well as some disadvantages. Let's talk about the pros and cons to a ski-in and ski-out home or condo.

Before settling on a home or condominium it’s important to know your budget. How much are you willing to spend for this type of feature? Do you care about the accessibility to activities in town? Does anyone in the house not want a ski-in or ski-out property? All these questions are important to take into account before settling on the right property.

Pros of a ski-in and ski-out home or condo

Convenience. No need to pack the car and drive to the resort. No traffic jams or finding parking spaces. You are simply already at the slope.

First in line. Having a ski-in and ski-out home means you’re probably in the front of the lift line. For popular destination resorts like Park City and Deer Valley, being first of the lift means first in that fresh, powdery snow.

Save money. Many lodgings have full kitchens, many kitchens, small refrigerators and microwaves even in vacation condominiums so you won’t be spending a lot at the pricey restaurants in town. But, when you’re ready, you can simply ski-in for your favorite burger and brew.

Safety. Just like we mentioned previously, you can ski-in to your favorite lounge and have an apres ski without worrying about driving anywhere afterwards.

Cons of ski-in and ski-out homes and condominiums

Expensive. This type of luxury can be expensive. You can cut the price tag by opting for a condominium, however, most condominiums in Park City will have homeowner association fees which can run anywhere from $100 per month to several thousands of dollars per year depending on the amenities that the building or complex offers.

Noisy. Because you are so close to the lift you may have an issue with the noise level from those that are skiing in times where you’re ready to hit the hay. On popular mountain slopes, skiing may go late into the night and if you’re close to the lift, quiet time may not be a thing.

Limited. You may be limited to certain other types of restaurants. Obviously, if you want a different restaurant that you can’t ski-in or ski-out to you’ll have to remove your skis and pack up everything and either walk or drive to your favorite restaurant or shopping. You may also need to travel to other non-skiing attractions, which can be a problem if you’re interested in seeing other parts of the town. Of course, if you’re buying a home, you probably already know where you want to go and when you want to go so this may or may not be an issue at all.

What to know before buying a ski-in and ski-out home or condo.

Make sure you know the area before you settle on a location. Browse around to some of the ski-in and ski-out communities such as those in the Upper Deer Valley like Evergreen, Deer Crest Estates or The Colony. Some of the newer subdivisions such as Bald Eagle Club and Kings Crown offer beautiful luxury homes and some are within gated communities. Browse around, drive the neighborhoods, or simply ask your real estate agent about information on the best communities in Park City.

It’s also important to consider future resale value. Whether it’s a condominium or house, you’ll want to consider the resale value of the property.

Don’t elect other amenities. The ski-in and ski-out aspects might be exactly what you’re looking for but does it provide other amenities that you desire? If you want to condominium doesn’t have a swimming pool, tennis courts, concierge services, or other amenities? Do you want to gated community, privacy, acreage?

Don’t forget about Internet service. Sometimes, the farther out you go, the worst Internet you have. A grand, luxurious, mountainous state might be the epitome of wealth and luxury but if you can’t watch your favorite Netflix show, what’s the point? This may or may not affect your decision.

Accessibility. You want to make sure that you can get in and out of your property whenever you want. The further out you go, the more inaccessible it might be.

Choosing the right ski-in ski-out home condominium takes a little bit of research but with the right real estate agent and team behind you, you can find exactly what you want for your terms and price. Contact our office at any time or browse all ski-in and ski-out condominiums and homes below.

18 Properties
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Open 5/25
370 Centennial Circle Park City, UT 84060
$6,500,000
Neighborhood: American Flag
5
Beds
2F43/411/2
Baths
5,770
Sq.Ft.
1982
Year Built
8
Days on Site
12201841
MLS
This turn key, completely remodeled, classically modern home is situated on the exclusive member only ski easement with Poma Lift access to the Success ski run and the Snow Park base area of Deer...
$19,500,000
Neighborhood: Colony At White Pine Canyon
7
Beds
3F43/431/2
Baths
11,170
Sq.Ft.
2016
Year Built
24
Days on Site
12201574
MLS
Upon entering this dazzling estate through the porte-cochere with incredible blends of steel, wood, and stone, your senses are delighted by the combination of breathtaking panoramic views,...
$35,000,000
Neighborhood: White Pine Ranches
4
Beds
1F33/421/2
Baths
10,286
Sq.Ft.
2015
Year Built
57
Days on Site
12200985
MLS
Rarely does such a unique property like this become available for sale. This turnkey modern sanctuary is nestled in mature evergreens on 5.4 acres of land offering extreme privacy and stunning views...
$10,900,000
Neighborhood: Deer Crest Estates
6
Beds
2F43/431/2
Baths
9,391
Sq.Ft.
2010
Year Built
59
Days on Site
12103960
MLS
Champagne powder days and blue-bird cruiser sessions are just around the corner, and you won't miss a minute of Utah's 'greatest snow on earth' thanks to ski-in/ski-out access at this stunning Deer...
$6,835,000
Neighborhood: Bellemont
5
Beds
2F23/411/2
Baths
5,258
Sq.Ft.
1997
Year Built
83
Days on Site
12200734
MLS
Spectacular front-row mountain views of Jupiter Peak to Lady Morgan and beyond; this updated Bellemont ski home is steps Deer Valley Resort's Silver Dollar Ski Trail, creating ease of access to the...
Pending
33 Silver Dollar Rd Park City, UT 84060
$7,195,000
Neighborhood: Bellearbor
5
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
5,304
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
97
Days on Site
12200513
MLS
This is a great value for an upper Deer Valley free standing home just steps from Deer Valley's Silver Dollar ski trail. This beautiful home was the original model home for BelleArbor. The home...
$5,600,000
Neighborhood: Kings Crown
4
Beds
2F13/411/2
Baths
2,752
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
97
Days on Site
12200522
MLS
This exquisite 4BR/3.5BTH, the almost-new residence is exactly what you've been searching for - with fabulous Ski Tower amenities and access. Kings Crown is Park City's newest/last slope-side...
$22,900,000
Neighborhood: Red Cloud
7
Beds
2F63/421/2
Baths
12,297
Sq.Ft.
2024
Year Built
108
Days on Site
12200352
MLS
Mountain modern luxury, uncompromising views, brilliant architecture, craftsmanship with the finest materials, and personal adventures unite in this captivating, Deer Valley residence presently under...
Pending
230 White Pine Canyon Rd Park City, UT 84060
$12,500,000
Neighborhood: Colony At White Pine Canyon
5
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
8,673
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
160
Days on Site
12104850
MLS
Designed by 4C Architecture and currently being constructed by Phillips Development, this home exemplifies what The Colony at White Pine Canyon is all about. This contemporary 8,673 square foot...
Pending
47 Red Cloud Trl Park City, UT 84060
$22,700,000
Neighborhood: Red Cloud
7
Beds
4F43/431/2
Baths
11,023
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
167
Days on Site
12104792
MLS
Keller Luxury Homes and AMB Design bring a redefined, sophisticated definition of luxury. Perched on the Hidden Treasure ski trail in the Talisker Club Community of Red Cloud. This exclusive, gated,...
$29,000,000
Neighborhood: Bald Eagle Club
9
Beds
8F41/2
Baths
16,136
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
240
Days on Site
12103932
MLS
First new construction behind Bald Eagle's gates in a decade..the final Bald Eagle build has arrived.9 bedrooms - 14 bathrooms - home office/library - 4 car garage: 13,950 square feet.Master bedroom...
Pending
1252 Rothwell Rd Park City, UT 84060
$3,799,000
Neighborhood: Kings Crown
3
Beds
1F33/411/2
Baths
2,068
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
272
Days on Site
12103544
MLS
Beautiful modern mountain retreat designed for family and entertaining. Gourmet kitchen featuring waterfall quartz countertops and thermador appliances. European white oak flooring and radiant heat...
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Open 5/25
14054 N Council Fire Trl Kamas, UT 84036
$750,000
Neighborhood: Black Rock Ridge
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,283
Sq.Ft.
2007
Year Built
2
Days on Site
12201955
MLS
Location, convenience, trails and a car and toy lovers delight. Have you ever dreamed of a condo with a huge garage? You know you have. This stellar pad has what you want to make your Park City area...
$1,070,000
Neighborhood: Greyhawk
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,285
Sq.Ft.
1997
Year Built
2
Days on Site
12201959
MLS
Looking for a great central location with easy access to Deer Valley, Park City and all the fun in Old Town? Check out this well maintained, updated. 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath condo at Greyhawk. The free...
$1,149,999
Neighborhood: Sundial Lodge
2
Beds
2
Baths
866
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
3
Days on Site
12201918
MLS
Take advantage of this rare opportunity for a ski-in/out Canyons Resort Residence w/ski run views & heated pool in your back yard. Summer will find you enjoying the activities (Golfing, Hiking, &...
$1,200,000
Neighborhood: Black Rock Luxury Condos
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,269
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
3
Days on Site
12201927
MLS
Black Rock Luxury Condominiums is perfectly located within minutes from Park City, 4 world class ski resorts, including the new Jordanelle Expressway and an easy commute to the Salt Lake City...
$750,000
Neighborhood: Crestview Condos
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,492
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
3
Days on Site
12201930
MLS
This 2-bedroom + loft sleeps 8 and lives like a 3-bedroom. It is one of Park City's hottest finds. The top floor, corner penthouse location has views on two sides, with ski run views to the south...
$5,950,000
Neighborhood: Apex Residences
4
Beds
2F23/411/2
Baths
2,753
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
3
Days on Site
12201931
MLS
If you're seeking a luxurious ski-mountain getaway, then look no further. Apex Residence fuses modern architecture and sophisticated alpine charm while embracing the natural surroundings. Situated at...
$2,795,000
Neighborhood: Hyatt Centric Park City
3
Beds
2F13/411/2
Baths
2,495
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
6
Days on Site
12201887
MLS
Hyatt Centric amenities include outdoor pool with spas, fitness room, slope-side access, ski and parking valets, new private owners skier lounge and lockers, on-site restaurant, store, grill and more....
Pending
900 Bitner Rd Park City, UT 84098
$426,000
Neighborhood: Canyon Creek
1
Beds
1
Baths
642
Sq.Ft.
1997
Year Built
6
Days on Site
12201888
MLS
This sunny and bright one bedroom condo will serve as the basecamp for all of your outdoor pursuits. Hit the miles of hiking and biking trails from your doorstep or walk to Redstone for shopping and...
$699,000
Neighborhood: Snowcrest
1
Beds
2
Baths
783
Sq.Ft.
1980
Year Built
7
Days on Site
12201861
MLS
Located in Old Town Park City, across the street from Park City Ski Resort. This top floor Snowcrest condo is a one bedroom plus loft that acts as a second bedroom. Two full bathrooms. Common...
Open 5/25
692 Main St Park City, UT 84060
$4,500,000
Neighborhood: Sky Strada
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,892
Sq.Ft.
1993
Year Built
7
Days on Site
12201867
MLS
Rare opportunity to own in one of Park City's prime locations, located on historic Main Street at Sky Strada. From your own entry enjoy Main Streets exclusive shops, restaurants, and events like...
$3,100,000
Neighborhood: Flagstaff
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,620
Sq.Ft.
2009
Year Built
8
Days on Site
12201826
MLS
Flagstaff is positioned in a premier ski-in, ski-out location in the Village at Empire Pass. From the elevated location, Flagstaff 405 features breathtaking views from every window of Empire Canyon...
Pending
130 Yonex Ct Park City, UT 84060
$989,000
Neighborhood: Racquet Club
2
Beds
3
Baths
1,430
Sq.Ft.
1976
Year Built
8
Days on Site
12201830
MLS
Rare Golf Course Frontage Racquet Club Residence. Large expanded deck with hot tub to take in the incredible private location with Park Meadows Country Club golf views. Large loft area on top level...

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