65° and sunny. 40° and rainy. Six inches of snow. What do they have in common? They are all weather possibilities during spring in Park City, Utah.
It’s that time of year again. In what is generally referred to as the “shoulder season”, the town is letting out a collective sigh after another successful ski season under its belt. On the tails of being named Outside Magazine’s Best Active Town last fall and some fantastic powder days this past ski season, the first quarter of 2014 real estate sales showed an increase in sales volume of 16.6% over the first quarter of 2013. We holidayed. We Sundanced. We skied and enjoyed the day and night with friends and family. But now it’s time to change gears.
The schizophrenic weather patterns don’t even bother us. You know why? Because if it’s sunny, we’ll hit the trails. If it snows, we’ll hit the trails. And if it rains, we’ll take the rare excuse to relax and do nothing. We do need a reason, after all. We Parkites tend to feel guilty if we are couch bound for longer than an hour.
The great news for businesses which rest their livelihood on the tourists that visit our town, and for tourists who want to visit during this time, is that the shoulder season isn’t nearly as quiet as it used to be. 15 years ago, Main St. was a ghost town after mid-April and well into the summer. Now, a few businesses may take a couple of weeks off, but then the summer pulse, albeit quieter than winter, starts to tick.
Another thing about the shoulder season is that it’s a great time to buy or sell your Park City real estate. School is about to let out, so you can make your big move while life is just a little less busy. We are constantly adding new listings, so bookmark our site and find the next property of your dreams this spring. (In between biking and skiing, of course.)