5 Things We’re Thankful For at The Residence Club
We have a lot to be thankful for at The Residence Club — not just this month, but always. From 4,000 acres of untouched backcountry just beyond our doorstep, brimming with year-round adventure, to the people who make our lives both effortless and wonderfully fulfilled, here’s what we’re counting our blessings for this year.
1. World-Class Amenities Right at Home
Life at The Residence Club is like checking into the best summer camp or ski resort you could possibly dream of — and being able to stay up to six weeks per year. From The Barn, complete with a pizzeria, state-of-the-art fitness center, luxurious spa and more, to the Freestone Lodge, serving up locally sourced fare (and everyone’s favorite cookie skillet), to The Post, complete with cozy nooks and a decked-out Outfitter’s Shop, the Ranch offers everything you could imagine and more.
2. 4,000 Acres of Backcountry in Our Backyard
Set upon 6,700 pristine acres — 4,000 of which are untouched terrain — Victory Ranch is an outdoor-lover’s paradise. Endless adventure awaits, whether it’s warm and sunny or blanketed in Utah’s freshest powder. Our residents are free to explore all of the backcountry on their own terms, from fat biking or hiking along 20+ miles of private trails to glamping in our backcountry yurts, bumper boating on Stony Lake, shooting clays at the 5-stand (stay tuned for our new location) and so much more.
3. Unprecedented Flexibility
The Residence Club offers the type of unprecedented flexibility that today’s homeowners seek. When you’re here, we want you to focus on the moments that truly matter to your family, like relaxing beside the firepit with a glass of wine or getting your adrenaline fix in nature. Whether you’re coming from a warmer climate to hit the slopes for a few weeks or escaping the city to enjoy unobstructed views of the stars and sky, your perfect stay awaits. All you have to do is reserve your weeks and you’re ready to go.
4. Ownership Without the Hassles
Here at The Residence Club, we couldn’t be more grateful for homeownership without the hassles. No paying for unused weeks or months. No managing tenants who are renting your place. No maintenance necessary to get your home ready for each season. Our unique shared-ownership program lets you pass off the upkeep, landscaping and even the grocery shopping to us. The only thing you’re responsible for? Showing up, relaxing and pursuing adventure.
5. A Built-in Sense of Community & Belonging
Maybe it’s the communal amenities, or maybe it’s just the magic of The Wasatch, but Victory Ranch has a way of bringing people together. Your neighbors and the Victory Ranch staff feel like instant friends, while the unbridled access to nature instantly soothes and comforts any soul.
A Guide to the Two World-Class Ski Resorts in Our Backyard
Though every season at Victory Ranch shines in its own way, there’s truly nothing quite like the wonder of winter. Acres of untouched land, covered in a fresh layer of snow. Warm beverages next to a toasty fire on a chilly evening. And, of course, hours of gliding down some of the best ski trails in the world. Two world-class ski resorts, one of which is the largest in North America, are practically in our backyard at the Ranch. Here’s a quick guide to each of them.
Park City Resort
Known For: Being the biggest ski resort in North America
Best For: The ski resort connoisseur
Distance from Victory Ranch: 19.3 miles
Ski Season: November 20, 2020 through April 4, 2021
– For Beginners (17% of terrain): Claim Jumper at the top of Home Run or The Meadows via the Red Pine Gondola
– For Intermediate Skiers (50% of terrain): King Con Quad, Sunrise, or Parley’s Park
– For Experts: Jupiter Bowl, 6 Bells or McConkey’s Bowl
– Skiers must purchase their tickets in advance here.
– Epic Pass holders must reserve their days online in advance using the Epic Pass Holder Reservation System. The Epic Pass offers season-long access and is highly recommended for Victory Ranch owners who hit the slopes regularly. It also gives you priority access to more than 30 resorts in the US and Japan.
Where to Après Ski: Located at the base of the Park City Mountain Town Lift is Victory Ranch’s private ski-in/ski-out lounge, 875 Main. Hang up your boots (we provide boot driers and lockers) and have a drink or a bite to eat while you warm up or before you hit the slopes.
Deer Valley Resort
Known For: A venue for the 2002 Winter Olympics
Best For: Skiers of varying skill levels (no snowboarders here!)
Distance from Victory Ranch: 20.5 miles
Ski Season: December 5, 2020 through April 11, 2021 – Conditions Permitting
– For Beginners (27% of terrain): Bandana off of Ruby Express lift or the windier Homeward Bound from the top of Sterling Lift
– For Intermediate Skiers (41% of terrain): Little Baldy zone or Orion at the top of Empire
– For Experts (27% of terrain): Champion run off of Carpenter Express, Ruins of Pompeii on the left side of Bald Mountain, or Perseverance Bowl
– Pre-purchase your lift tickets in advance to guarantee your spot on the mountain. Day-of, on-site lift tickets will not be available this season.
– Full Season Passes permit unlimited skiing without restrictions — even during holiday periods
– Midweek Season Passes permit skiing Monday through Friday — excluding 12/26/20–1/2/21
– Hospitality Passes are transferable between family members, friends or business associates
– Ikon Passes earn you up to 7 days at Deer Valley (no blackout dates) and at 27 other ski resorts worldwide, along with unlimited access to 15 more ski resorts in the US and Canada
Where to Après Ski: Victory Ranch members enjoy special access privileges to Deer Crest Club at the beloved St. Regis Hotel, offering direct ski-in/ski-out access and a cozy spot to sip on Hot Toddies after a day on the slopes. Snow Park Lodge at the Base of Bald Eagle Mountain is also a great stopping or break point for après ski drinks and a delicious lunch.