PARK CITY, Utah — Welcome to all individuals and families who have chosen to make their home in our cherished Park City community! If this is your inaugural winter here, it might feel a bit daunting. To assist you in navigating this season seamlessly, boutique realtor Inhabit Park City has compiled a set of helpful tips that you may find beneficial.
Prioritize your well-being by paying attention to altitude adjustments. It’s crucial to be aware of the effects of high altitude, so take it slow on the mountain until your body acclimates. Combat the impact of dry weather, which is often underestimated. Don’t let dry skin, chapped lips, and general irritation disrupt your winter enjoyment. Stock up on Aquaphor; it’s handy for everyone in the family, from faces to hands and feet. Despite the cold temperatures, remember that the sun’s reflection off the snow can still cause sunburns. Make SPF a non-negotiable, even in cooler weather conditions.
Before embarking on a mountain adventure, ensure your vehicle is equipped with snow tires. Be mindful not to be the individual causing traffic jams and getting everyone stuck! Driving in snowy conditions without proper tires jeopardizes not only your safety but also that of others on the road. While it may seem obvious, take a few extra minutes to thoroughly clear the snow off your car—contribute to keeping our community safe. Also, buy extra windshield wiper fluid, windshields get grimy fast on the highways and running out of wiper fluid can be very dangerous.
Winterize your home. Ensure that your home is safe by checking carbon monoxide monitors, fire extinguishers, and smoke detectors. Get a check-up of your heating system; no one wants to be surprised in the middle of winter without heat. Buy ice-melting salts to help prevent any slips or falls. Disconnect your hose and sprinkler systems and prevent freezing water in your pipes.
When you’re home, ensure that you clear the snow from the path leading to your mailbox; otherwise, the mailman won’t be able to deliver to you. It’s our responsibility to prioritize their safety as they navigate challenging conditions. Additionally, promptly pull in your trash cans so that snow plows can efficiently carry out their duties.
Pets need winter prep, too! Snow and ice can be harsh on your pet’s paws. Consider using pet-friendly booties to protect their feet from cold surfaces, ice, and salt. Antifreeze is toxic to pets and has a sweet taste that may attract them. Be cautious and clean up any spills immediately! Always be sure to wipe your pet’s paws and belly after being outside to remove any ice, snow, or salt. This prevents irritation and the ingestion of harmful substances.
Lastly, and maybe most importantly, get your skis and boards waxed and tuned! Visit any of our local technicians to get your gear tuned and primed for the season.
Now that you’re prepared, it’s time to relish the very reason that likely brought you here! Embrace the snow, prioritize safety, and share with us your top winter tips.
Julie Snyder is an experienced real estate professional who serves as a lifestyle resource for clients looking to buy or sell in the Park City area, offering luxury real estate services backed by the power of a global brand. The founder of Inhabit Park City and a sales agent at Summit Sotheby’s International Realty, Julie aims to understand her client’s needs and lifestyles before pairing them with carefully curated options that fulfill their criteria and wishes. Julie describes herself as honest, analytical, and passionate. Utilizing market data, strong negotiation skills, and effective communication, Julie easily navigates Utah’s competitive real estate market. She views herself as a relocation specialist and proudly shares her deep local knowledge of the area’s schools, neighborhoods, restaurants, clubs, and outdoor experiences.