Utah’s “champagne powder” and award-winning ski resorts are often what brings so many to Park City in the ﬁrst place, and Promontory Club is perfectly positioned to take advantage of every bluebird ski day that’s coming our way. But skiing is just one of the outdoor activities on tap this winter for owners and members at Promontory. From cross-country skiing and ice skating to touring and tubing and more, Promontory mixes mountain living with a luxury lifestyle that allows adventurers of all ages the chance to embrace every single snowy escapade.
“Promontory offers so many amenities year-round—our developers wanted to create a place that went beyond a country club, where people could enjoy almost any club activity they could imagine, with something for every family member to do every season of the year,” said Keli Brown, Promontory general manager. “But winter is a particularly magical time in Utah, and the club makes sure members can embrace every aspect of it from the first minute the snow flies.”
With several world-renowned ski resorts near Promontory, it seems fitting that some of the club’s most relished amenities center around the slopes. Members can avoid parking nightmares with complementary shuttle service to Park City’s resorts daily, leaving early enough for first tracks and returning late enough to enjoy après ski at either of Promontory’s ski-in/ski-out lodges, located at both Park City Mountain and Deer Valley Resort.
SKIING, ON-MOUNTAIN LODGES & OUTFITTERS
At the Alpine Lodge at Deer Valley, located mid-mountain at Silver Lake Village, a club concierge and ski valet will take care of the skis, boots and poles so everyone can get onto the legendary corduroy as quickly as possible without lifting a finger. Alpine Lodge is also the perfect spot to relax with a snack or beverage, either between runs or for après enjoyment. For even greater convenience, the ski valet will dry and store gloves and boots for the next day’s use.
Located on the ground level of the Park City Mountain village plaza, the PC Lodge off ers immediate ski access to Park City Mountain. Th e lodge boasts a spacious 5,600 square feet, combining open space with six cozy gathering nooks that off er plenty of seating, while glass picture-window walls bring the outside in. Members and guests can relax by the fi replace on cozy sofas, watch television or simply refuel with a quick snack.
Both lodges offer complementary light fare including fresh-baked cookies, comforting soups and hot rolls. Additionally, day-use cubbies and half-lockers are available at both lodges, while PC Lodge also has full lockers. Lockers are available to rent for just an overnight or for the week, as well as for full-season storage. Equipment (skis/snowboards/boots) can also be stored overnight, weekly or seasonally.
But perhaps what really elevates the skiing experience is Promontory’s expert outfitter and Olympian Sean Smith, a U.S. Freestyle Ski Team member who competed in moguls at the 1994 Winter Games in Lillehammer. Smith not only takes members on ski tours at both resorts weekly, but he’s also a veteran outdoorsman ready to share his expertise regarding the best ways to heighten any outdoor exploit, whether it’s downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or all of the above. For skiing adventures beyond Park City, Smith is also available for private skiing excursions to surrounding resorts and will accommodate varying skill levels and personal preferences.
CROSS COUNTRY & SNOWSHOEING
With more than 30 miles of groomed trails available for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, owners never get bored exploring Promontory trails–and they always have fresh tracks. The groomed trails meander through the stunning scenery surrounding the picturesque Pete Dye Canyon Golf Course, winding alongside the impressive terrain of the Nicklaus Painted Valley Golf Course and past the club’s equestrian center. What’s more, guided snowshoe tours with Promontory outfitters are available weekly, providing the perfect way for members to explore the property. Cross country skis and snowshoes are complimentary and are available at the Outfitter’s Cabin.
ICE RINK & TUBING HILL
Particularly suited for family fun are Promontory’s ice rink and tubing hill. What serves as the club’s stadium tennis court in the summer transforms to a glittering sheet of ice—complete with its own Zamboni during the winter, and is situated right next to the Ranch Club House and the Hot Spot Café. Th e Hot Spot offers complementary hot cocoa, tea and apple cider for skaters, but it’s also the place to see what’s happening at Promontory on any given day. Th e café features a -daily activities- digital board where members can easily check out the schedule and plan out their day.
For some serious fun that’s also super easy, families head to the Luke Ridge Tubing Hill, open daily during the holidays and Friday to Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting. The tubing hill features a “magic carpet” that makes doing laps a breeze, and the nearby Beach House serves as warming hut with complementary hot chocolate.
After a day in the great outdoors, families fl ock to Th e Shed, a clubhouse that includes a two-lane bowling alley, 50-seat movie theater, basketball courts, air hockey and shuffleboard. This casual, family-friendly activity center offers plenty of space for board games, plus a billiards and arcade room with retro arcade games, pinball machines, pool table and foosball. The Shed also features an arts and craft s studio, with floor-to-ceiling windows that offers views sure to inspire everyone’s inner artist. Classes range from ceramics and pottery to drawing and painting, and more. Th e Soda Fountain, one of five restaurants at Promontory, evokes that vintage lunch-counter vibe and offers burgers, pizza, milkshakes and plenty of TVs to catch every sporting event.
SEASONAL SOCIAL EVENTS
Other winter favorites at Promontory are the holiday social events that have become tradition among members and owners, including the holiday tree lighting and cooking classes. Th e tree lighting has become an annual event complete with carolers, hot cocoa and cookie bar. Th e cooking classes, led by one of the club’s executive chefs, teach attendees how to make several holiday favorites, with past recipes including roasted root vegetable gratin, rosemary focaccia and molten chocolate cakes with salted vanilla bean gelato.
At the gingerbread house event, the gingerbread is already made, and every conceivable gingerbread adornment is provided to members and guests who come ready to assemble and decorate their edible masterpiece. And, of course, Santa visits Promontory each year and can be found during an afternoon of tubing followed by pictures in the Beach House with St. Nick. For a final flourish to a postcard-perfect winter season, members can take a magical sleighride drawn by two majestic Clydesdales through Promontory’s 7,200 acres of pristine land.
For more about Promontory, visit promontoryclub.com.