What is The Colony?
The Colony is a planned, residential, private, gated community. Known for setting the new standard for on-mountain living, this “ski-ranch” development offers private retreats unlike any other. In winter, enjoy exclusive ski and snowboard access to Park City Mountain, one of the largest resorts in North America. In spring, the snow melts to reveal an amazing network of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails to enjoy through summer and fall.
Where is The Colony?
The Colony is approximately 35 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport and 5 miles to Park City’s historic Main Street, home to the Sundance Film Festival, world-class dining and shopping.
This outdoor wonderland is located in the middle of Park City Mountain, a Vail Resort property that offers 7,300 acres of exceptional skiing and snowboarding terrain. Lodging, including the Waldorf Astoria and Hyatt Centric, dining and other activities are centrally located at the base of Park City at Canyons Village. Park City is a year-round resort offering everything from first tracks, groomer ride-along and private helicopter “Powderbirds” tours in the winter to scenic gondola rides, disc golf, farmer’s markets and outdoor concerts in the summer.
The Quicksilver Gondola is located in Phase 4E of The Colony and connects with the Minor’s Camp restaurant. An 18-hole golf course, designed by award winning designer, Gene Bates, is complete. Additionally, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts was selected to become the new management company for Escala Lodges, now Hyatt Centric Park City, which is a condominium hotel property at the base of the resort. This property joins other various five-star amenities, including Waldorf Astoria, Park City. New construction has begun on several other condominium developments located in the Canyons Village.
How many home sites are approved in The Colony Master Plan?
The Colony Master Plan is approved for 4,600 acres, consisting of 274 single family home sites in 5 phases. Approximately 90% of this pristine land is dedicated as open space. If adjacent property owners elect to combine their property with The Colony, density could reach approximately 300 lots on approximately 5,100 acres.
Who is the developer of The Colony?
The developer commenced work on The Colony Master Plan in 1992. The first phase, released in 1998, consisted of 30 homesteads and was immediately oversubscribed, selling out in one day. Phase 4D (consisting of 6 homesites) was released in January 2010. Phase 4C consisting of 14 homesites) was completed and released in November 2015. And the final phase of The Colony, Phase 5 was released in 2018.
When did the development begin?
The developer commenced work on The Colony Master Plan in 1992. The first phase, released in 1998, consisted of 30 homesites and was immediately oversubscribed, selling out in one day. Phase 4D (consisting of 6 homesites) was released in January 2010. Phase 4C consisting of 14 homesites) was completed and released in November 2015. And the final phase of The Colony, Phase 5 was released in 2018.
Is the infrastructure construction complete?
There are over 26 miles of paved roads, with all utilities located underground, in The Colony. Infrastructure for Phases 1, 2, 3, 4A, 4B, 4D, 4E 4C and 5A-F has been fully completed.
Where and what am I permitted to build?
Each home site has a designated building envelope, roughly one half acre in size, while the remainder of the lot is preserved as open space. You may construct a main residence, a separate guest house, and an accessory building.
Are there restrictive covenants and architectural controls?
There are recorded CC&R’s and Design & Development Guidelines. Site and house plans must be submitted to an architectural review board. Basic requirements state the main house does not have a minimum or maximum size requirement. The guest house footprint cannot exceed 2,500 square feet. An accessory building (such as a barn) is permitted and certain pre-designated lots allow horses.
What natural elements and wildlife can be found in the development?
The Flora and Fauna within the development are breathtaking and The Colony supports every effort to maintain the natural landscape and wildlife. Moose, Deer, Elk, Fox, Coyote, and Bear are some of the larger animals that also call The Colony home. Aspens, Conifers, Gambel Oak, Mountain Maple, Mountain Mahogany, and Lupine are just a few of the many trees that turn the mountains majestic colors throughout the seasons. Intense planning initiatives and design guidelines ensure project infrastructure and residences integrate into the landscape to minimize visual impacts. Whenever possible, the developer is committed to maximizing the use of native materials. Over 300,000 tons of surface rock has been crushed onsite. Dry stack rock walls and water feature enhancements help mitigate traffic and environmental impacts on our neighbors and local community and can be seen throughout the community.
Can you ski from your house to the Canyons lifts?
Skiing begins and ends at the front door for Colony homeowners. Ten of the ski lifts (including Tombstone, 9990, Peak 5, Day Break, Dreamscape, Dreamcatcher, Flat Iron, Timberline, Iron Mountain, and Quicksilver Gondola) are located within The Colony. Park City is easily accessible via the 8-passenger Quicksilver Gondola at the base of Flat Iron lift. This gondola connection makes Park City the largest ski resort in the U.S.
Does The Colony participate in community philanthropic activities?
The Colony is committed to the Park City community and is a major contributor to local charities, organizations and events, including a five year presenting sponsorship for the Luxury Home Tour – benefiting the Peace House. Other support includes Mountain Trails Foundation, KPCW – Park City’s local public radio station, Youth Winter Sports Alliance, and People’s Health Clinic.
When you purchase a lot at The Colony, what do you receive?
An improved lot with underground utilities including sewer, water, power, natural gas, and telephone, all stubbed to the property boundary. There is direct ski and snowboard access to the Canyons (lift ticket purchase required), as well as access to public and private hiking, mountain biking, and horse trails.
Who do I contact for help in purchasing a lot in The Colony?
For more information, or to schedule a tour, please contact a member of our Colony Sales Team.