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Old 04-03-2008, 09:11 PM
 
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My wife and I are seriously thinking about working at Park City as snowboard instrustors. We know nothing of the area except what I have researched online and here on this forum. you all seem very knowledgable and willing.
So I guess the question is where do the mountain employees live? either to rent or possibly buy a home in Tahoe (We worked at Heavenly and Sierra) is RIDICULOUS. so we are looking for a reasonably priced desirable area with a shortish commute (40 mins max) from park city. Or should I work for another company?
all help would be extremely valuable from an employment side and a real estate side. Thanks in advance
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Old 04-03-2008, 10:58 PM
 
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Park City prices are crazy. Have you considered working at Snowbird? You would be closer to Salt Lake with less extreme housing prices. Not to mention a commute from SL to Park City in the winter can get hairy at times.
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Old 04-04-2008, 08:53 AM
 
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You'd be fine in PC. Unless your buying a house, but rent is fine. Theres a ton of instructors that live in that town.... a ton of young people so there has to be affordable rent. I started out in PC and lived there for 5 years,renting. Everything is close!!! If you work at the Bird and live in SLC get ready for a commute everyday and watch out for HEAVY traffic up that canyon on pow days. The Bird is better to an extent, but theres pros and cons to both those areas. If you are gonna teach in PC I'd work at the Canyons, Park city mtn. is flat and always packed with tourists, the Canyons has alot more varied terrain. The Bird is a total yardsale every weekend, holiday and powday and it is ONLY good skiing/riding when its a pow day. Good luck, have fun, you will love the snow here!!!
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Old 04-05-2008, 01:45 PM
 
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thanks for your advice. so i am now thinking of working at the canyons, would a house/condo in the hollady/millcreek areas be my best bet for the closest affordable and desirable neighbourhoods(less than $225,000), or where would you recommend? Winter driving is not a problem, we lived in maine and tahoe.
also does anyone know of rental agencies with up-to-date listings for this area online, as we may rent before we buy in this area.
thanks
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Old 04-06-2008, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
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There are tons of rental listings on Craig's list, as well as ksl.com. I have been looking at the foothills area of Salt Lake City, which is very convenient to PC (about 20-25 minutes), is a lot cheaper than PC, and convenient to down town SLC. Sugarhouse area is also pretty close - anything on the eastern side of the city, close proximity to Rt. 80. I am planning to move to SLC in the summer, and also to work, hopefully at The Canyons as a Mountain Host (p/t or as a volunteer). I will have to get at a "real job" in SLC to support myself, though. :-(
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Old 04-06-2008, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Slc
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I've done that drive for a winter. Its fine. They tend to try and keep Parleys clear as they can because its a highway, but It can defenetly be scarey in a big storm. It'll be about 25+/- miles for you (one way), it goes fast though. Theres alot of rental agencies around. I do real estate now, so let me know if I can help you out with any questions ect.... I know alot about these areas. Park cityt has alot of rental agencies too.
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Old 04-06-2008, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Slc
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sorry one more thing to address the area. Millcreek is a little more expensive than you are thinking, Holliday might be more in your ballpark. What about over by the Cottonwoods? Do you want to be up by the bench's? My boyfriend and I were looking at homes over there and it is awesome. Good deals!!
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Old 04-06-2008, 10:08 AM
 
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$225K will get you a small, older house that needs updating. SLC is expensive for real estate compared to most other areas.
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Old 04-06-2008, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
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$225K will get you a small, older house that needs updating. SLC is expensive for real estate compared to most other areas.
In terms of major cities in the US, I don't think so. Or do you mean in SLC costs more than the surrounding suburbs?
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Old 04-07-2008, 08:27 AM
 
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$225K will get you a small, older house that needs updating. SLC is expensive for real estate compared to most other areas.
Sorry, what I meant to say was that compared to most cities but NOT the major ones like in CA or the northeast, SLC is expensive. For ex., Charlotte, NC, $225 can get you a new house in the suburbs. TX is cheap in comparison. In SLC, you get a smaller, older house in the city or waaay out in the suburbs.
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