The Week Of December 6th
Conservancy News & Events
Snow Removal & Trash Bins
For questions regarding snow removal of roads and at cabins, please contact our Snow Removal Team, Darrien Nielsen (435.333.4074), or Joe Ellis (435.333.4014).
In order to make snow removal less difficult we ask that you please put your bins out either on Wednesday night or first thing Thursday morning.
In order for the Republic Services in Park City to more effectively service our Community we ask that you please have trash & recycle bins out by 7:00 am Thursday morning and place them 3ft apart.
If the bin is left out past noon on Friday, it will be moved back to the home by Conservancy staff and a $25 service fee will be assessed.
Conservancy crews continue to pack the snow on the designated winter trails throughout the community. Trail grooming will begin when there is a base of approximately 18 inches of packed snow.
For updates and to see the status of this maintenance, please see the online Promontory Trails Map.
Prepaid Conservancy Dues
Promontory owners who prepay annual Conservancy dues for the entire 2020 year will receive a discount of 3% off the annual assessment.
If interested, please contact Molly Roberts the Conservancy to receive this discount, payment must be made by January 31, 2020.
Slide Into Winter At Luke Ridge Tubing Hill
Opens Friday, December 20th
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m
December 20th – January 5th
Open Daily | 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Regular Hours of Operation
Friday – Sunday
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
|10 Day Punch Passes:
Single Day Pass:
9th Annual Park City CBC
Sunday, December 15th
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meet at Park City Bread & Bagel in Jeremy Ranch at 7:45 am
Utah Birders are pleased to announce their 9th annual Utah Birders Park City Christmas Bird Count and invite you to participate!
The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is a census of birds performed annually in December and January by volunteer birders. The purpose is to provide population data for use in science, especially conservation biology–though many people participate just for fun.
This year’s Park City CBC will take place on Sunday, December 15, 2019 starting at 8:00 AM. You will split up into several teams to cover areas from Jordanelle north, to Jeremy Ranch and from Summit Park east, to Rockport and Peoa.
If you have any questions or want to sign up click the link below!
Holiday Lighting Guidlines
Holiday lighting may be displayed during the winter season from November 1st to March 1st and should be turned off by midnight.
Colored or white lights are permitted. The Conservancy recommends that any owner purchasing new white lights please purchase those designated as “warm” and “soft” rather than “cool.” Lights may be hung in up to 15 trees at each homesite.
For more information & details click the link below.
Cell Tower Update
We have received notice that Verizon will soon start improvements at the cell tower to increase service with their network.
Please consider contacting your cellular provider to request they too improve your reception by adding on to the tower.
AT&T – 800-331-0500
Sprint – 888-211-4727
T-Mobile – 800-937-8997
With the ice and snow ahead of us, please be conscious of road conditions while driving and slow down. The changing of seasons also brings out more wildlife, which are frequently found on our roads, so please be alert and share the road to protect yourself and our native animals.
Our contracted snow removal service has been on site placing road markers and staging supplies and equipment.
If you have a snow emergency please contact concierge
at 435.333.4000 or click link below.
2019-20 Season Ski Shuttle
Alpine Lodge at Deer Valley
|-To The Slopes-
Departing From The Ranch Clubhouse
7:45 am, 9:30 am, & 11:00 am
|-Leaving The Slopes-
Departing From The Alpine Lodge
11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm, & 4:30 pm
PC Lodge At Park City
|-To The Slopes-
Departing From The Ranch Clubhouse
7:45 am, 9:45 am, & 11:15 am
|-Leaving The Slopes-
Departing From The Alpine Lodge
11:45 am, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm, & 4:30 pm
Homeowners & Members can contact the Concierge Desk to make reservations within 24 hours of desired service.
Sign up for departing shuttles at either of the lodges.
Contact The Concierge at (435) 333-4000 or click the link below
Be Prepared. Know Your Exits.
- Promontory Ranch Road to exit out the Main Gate or Equestrian Gate, when practicable. These routes are paved and lead to major thoroughfares better able to handle traffic.
- Take Painted Valley Pass south as if going to the Nicklaus Golf Course, but continuing onto the dirt road where the paving ends near the driving range, which eventually leads to Brown’s Canyon
- Go west on the dirt road off of the north side of Saddlehorn Drive in Bison Bluffs neighborhood, near the pump house, which will ultimately connect with Silver Gate Drive, Pace Frontage Road, and Promontory Ranch Road outside of the Equestrian Gate.
Our community is active, out, and about. Be safe when walking. When walking along a road, walk only on the shoulder (off of the asphalt), as far as practicable from the edge of the asphalt roadway. Where a sidewalk or a road shoulder is not available, walk on the outside edge of the roadway; and walk only on the far left side of the roadway facing oncoming traffic. The best place to walk is on Promontory’s 30 miles of trails.
You may see more of the Sheriff’s department on property in the future. This is a result of some concerned neighbors that went to the Sheriff to ask for more support in managing speed violators in and around Promontory.
The Sheriff appears to have stepped up traffic and speed enforcement, particularly on Promontory Ranch Road and other more heavily travelled roads.
Be sure to follow all traffic signs and drive safely.
Promontory submitted its Community Wildfire Preparedness Plan to the State of Utah for review and approval.
To view a copy of our submission click the link below.
On September 24, the Park City Fire District presented to a group of 30 Promontory residents information on fire preparedness in our Community. Firefighter Brant Lucas remarked that Promontory homes are uniquely prepared for fire, due to the use of non-combustible exterior materials, proper vent screening, and incorporating the notion of “defensible space” when installing landscaping.
We were educated on fuel types and how Promontory will likely never see a catastrophic fire that engulfs the whole community, as there are not enough big fuel sources nor do we get strong enough winds to cause a spread. Rather, we are most susceptible to individual homesite damage from drifting embers, so it’s important to clear out all dead plant life, especially from gutters, and cover vents and other openings with a 1/16-1/8” screen.
PCFD offers a reminder that they do exterior inspections at individual homesites to assess vulnerabilities. The group in attendance suggested doing a few of these around Promontory, with other owners being invited to learn what to look for. If you are interested in hosting such an inspection at your home, please send a message to The Conservancy.
The Conservancy will continue to sponsor events with PCFD and encourages all owners to attend. Stay tuned for future announcements.
Wildfire Prevention Tips & Tricks
Recently, Conservancy representatives, including homeowners, met with the Park City Fire District to discuss fire preparedness and mitigation at Promontory. Generally, PCFD was very complimentary of the measures already taken within the community, and noted that, even being in a dry mountain desert, we are not as likely to experience a “California-type” fire due to different wind patterns and fuel sources. PCFD also made us aware that our trail system and golf courses provide excellent fuel breaks, with the golf courses even being potential safety zones to escape to in the event of a catastrophic blaze.
As the Conservancy studies further how to best prepare for the worst, please consider these simple tips and how you might make your home fire ready.
- Prune tree limbs so the lowest branches are several feet above the ground.
- Fire embers are hot and travel easily in the breeze, so cover any exterior attic, soffit, or under-eave vents with metal wire mesh to prevent sparks from entering the home.
- Clear out dead, dry vegetation under all decks and patios
and any that directly abuts the home.
- Consult with PCFD, who make themselves available, free of charge,
for homesite evaluations. The Fire Inspection office can be reached
- Ensure your home is marked with a visible, easy-to-read, non-combustible address identifier, in the event emergency response is needed at your home. For questions on adding an address boulder near the entrance of your driveway, contact Christine Morr (435-333-4067 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Conservancy’s continued readiness efforts include a Community Wildfire Protection Plan, to be reviewed and endorsed by the State of Utah, and a series of homesite evaluations from PCFD throughout the various neighborhoods. In the meantime, please stay educated and understand the risks that your home faces.
Motorized Vehicles At Promontory
Any and all vehicles driven on Promontory roadways (with the sole exception of Conservancy, Club Trail, and Golf Maintenance Equipment) must be properly registered and licensed with the State of Utah. All vehicles driven on Promontory Roadways must be driven by a licensed driver. Although they are gated, Promontory’s streets are made subject to the traffic laws of the State of Utah by these rules. Traffic laws may be enforced by the Summit County Sheriff’s Department and violations are also subject to penalties imposed by the Conservancy.
ATV’s, four-wheelers, and the like SHALL NEVER be driven on Promontory’s open space, trails and/or golf courses.
Dog Leash Policy
Please remember that all dogs are required to be on a leash, unless on the designated OFF-Leash Trail or at The Dog Park.
For more detailed information on Promontory Conservancy’sPolicy Regarding Pets please click the link below.
Wildlife & Rodenticides
Rodenticides, the poisons sometimes used to kill rodents, have an impact beyond the location where they were initially used. Birds of prey, such as owls and hawks, may be harmed or killed by consuming poisoned rodents, even at non-lethal doses. Additionally, hawks and owls may feed poisoned rodents to their young.
We ask that you please use snap traps to control rodent infestations without negatively impacting non-target wildlife.
Some years ago Summit County created a system to provide phone, email, and text messages regarding emergencies. The system was upgraded such that anyone who previously signed up will need to sign up again.
The alert center also provides information about non-emergency matters in and about Summit County.
Guest Gate Access
Promontory will now be using ForeTees for generating guest passes.
If you’ve been using ForeTees already, all you need to do is login, go
to the home page and scroll down to “Guest & Visitor Pass”.
Owners That Are Not Members
Go to https://members.promontoryclub.com/. Sign in using your legal lot ID (Example: HSD-5) as your username and your last name with the first letter capitalized as your password (Example: Smith). You’ll be able to change your username and password after your first log in. Once you are logged in, you’ll see a menu on the left side. Click on “Gate & Visitor Pass” and create the pass.
If you have any problems or questions about logging in, please contact Joe Ellis.
Contact The Conservancy
Design Review Architect
Conservancy Director Of Operations
Director of Owner Services
Director of Legal Services/Conservancy