With the opening of 875 Main, a sleek new private ski-in/ski-out club located at the Town Lift in historic downtown Park City, Victory Ranch launches an in-town lodge with valet and concierge services for a pampered experience skiing Park City’s resorts. This is just one part of a series of new facilities underway.
Too good to be true? The upscale members-only lodge with lockers, boot dryers, ski valet, and shuttles located at the bustling Town Lift at 875 Main is open this season and is part of Victory Ranch’s broadly expanded facilities and services under its new ownership.
“The contemporary styling and the level of amenities at 875 Main is an important piece of the puzzle for the augmented member services we plan, and the execution of the space is indicative of the quality we will pursue in our future expansions at Victory Ranch, our four-season residential community,” explains Matt Menna, Principal at Sterling Bay, the company that took ownership of Victory Ranch in 2012.
Access to 7,000 Skiable Acres
The location of 875 Main means easy access to the largest ski area in the US. With the merger of Park City Mountain Resort with the Canyons and the infrastructure planned for summer uniting the two resorts, the Town Lift can access 7,000 skiable acres. Additionally, Victory Ranch provides shuttle transportation to Deer Valley, the Canyons, or any of the other Park City destinations.
The contemporary mountain appointments at 875 Main offer a welcome beginning or respite to the day with a 70-inch TV, a kitchen and beverage center, restroom, lockers, and boot driers. Transportation is available from Victory Ranch to 875 Main, where a valet helps with managing gear, assists with selecting rentals, procures tickets and passes, and is available for questions to make time in Park City a locals’ experience. The Main Street location is in the midst of Park City’s acclaimed shops and restaurants.
The purchase of Woodland Valley’s Victory Ranch in 2012 by Sterling Bay, a Chicago-based real estate and investment firm, seemed natural to the interests of the principals of the firm. “There are nine principals at Sterling Bay, and we are all avid about skiing, golfing, fly fishing, hiking, camping, and biking,” answers Matt Menna, the firm’s principal over Victory Ranch’s operations.
Situated on a four-mile stretch of the Upper Provo River and 6,700 acres, Victory Ranch is a private, low-density, fourseason residential destination designed for a complete mountain experience only 18 miles from Park City. Many recognize Victory Ranch as a fly fishing paradise for its private stretch of freestone river fed by mountain springs and natural runoff that teams with rainbow, brook, German Brown, and cutthroat trout, and its Rees Jones 18-hole championship golf course, selected by Golf Digest as the best in the state. However, with the new ownership, the facilities, amenities, and recreational opportunities have been greatly enhanced.
“When we evaluated the master plan in 2012, we decided to ignite the amenities,” recalls Menna. “We have made great strides, and we are eagerly moving forward with more within the next two years.” The results are already on the ground and being enjoyed by the residents. The Freestone Lodge pond is complete with other ponds underway; there are 20 miles of professional flow trails for mountain biking, hiking, or horseback riding designed and built by Alpine Trails with complimentary fullsuspension bikes and helmets available; and the Double Barrel shooting facility has five stands with guns and ammunition provided.
This summer marked the completion of the three River Cabins, the Heron, Osprey, and the Eagle, intended to provide guests of the Victory Ranch community private accommodations. Each has a deck and kitchen, and provides distinct features and amenities. Victory Ranch prides itself for the land and habitat conservancy of its 4,000 acres of untouched backcountry, and it has completed yurts for residents to access and enjoy the scenery and unhampered wildlife viewing throughout the seasons. Additionally, professional guides and naturalists for fishing and exploring are on site through the Outfitters program.
Victory Ranch strives to offer wholeness and convenience to the community lifestyle. Residents may opt to spend time at the ranch involved in the outdoor activities without venturing beyond the boundaries or go out to the recreation and cultural offerings of Park City and the region. Another recent improvement is an expanded dining room and new veranda the Freestone Lodge, where executive chef Adam Price ensures a full-service dining experience. Additionally, residents may choose to dine either inside our outdoors at the 19th Hole restaurant and bar.
Besides Park City’s alpine skiing on Utah’s renowned “Greatest Snow on Earth,” winter opens up cross-country skiing on groomed trails, a two-track tubing hill, and countless options for snowshoeing. Summer overflows with opportunities for private fishing on the Provo River and the ponds, golfing the private 18-hole course, hiking, biking and exploring the 20 miles of trails at Victory Ranch, or going out to the Wasatch-Cache National Forest or Park City’s renown 150-mile trail system. Additionally, the Jordanelle Reservoir is a short two miles away for boating or paddleboarding.
More to Come
Matt Menna is firm about the plans for more facilities and programs. “By the Fourth of July this coming summer, we will have finished a new pool, fitness center, and hot tubs, as well as a ‘grab and go’ deli. The next core amenity we are building is the family camp with planned completion 2016–2017. It is designed for a total family recreation experience. There will be dining and a bar; an activity barn for the kids with crafts, games, and sports facilities; an event lawn; a swimming pond with an old fashioned rope swing; and at the opposite end, an expansive new spa and fitness center. The future is very exciting.”
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