The Week Of March 29th
Conservancy News & Events
Luke Ridge Tubing Hill close on Sunday, April 7th for the season
Recycling is picked up every other Thursday(See Blue
Highlight). on Summit County’s Recycling Schedule.
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.
Save The Date
Fourth of July Celebration
Fourth Of July Picnic
Thursday, July 4th
The Soccer Field
Fireworks will be at 9:45 p.m.
Watch for more details!
From time to time we receive questions about our trail system. Last year everyone wanted to know why there was no grooming. That answer was easy—there simply wasn’t enough snow. This year has been great for snow and we have been struggling to keep up with grooming every week. A trails master plan was established in the original Development Agreement (Section 4.7.4) which required delivery of certain public trails and additional private community trails. The trails are one of Promontory’s top amenities used for hiking, biking, equestrian, and other low impact uses, including snow shoeing and cross country skiing. Although the trails were designed to connect to various Club and Conservancy amenities, the trails were not intended as a sidewalk replacement. Relatively few homes have direct access to the trails. Similarly, there is no obligation in the Development Agreement to provide winter grooming of the trails, but a groomer was purchased to groom the trails as a winter amenity after resident input.
The Conservancy grooms many, but not all, of the trails during the winter, conditions permitting. On the attached trail map you will note Promontory’s private trails in red and the public trails (maintained by Snyderville Basin Recreation) in yellow/gold.
The trails that are groomed include:
- Ridge Trail from approximately the tubing hill north toward Northgate Canyon
- The trails around the Palisades
- The trails around Bison Bluffs
- The trails roughly along Ranch Club trail
- Cross-country ski loop around the Nicklaus driving range
Some of our owners prefer not grooming some trails to allow for snowshoeing or cross country skiing on more back-country-like conditions. The Three-Mile Trail, the South Canyon Trail and the Princess Di are managed and maintained by the Snyderville Basin Recreation District. Of those, only the Three Mile Trail is groomed during winter. Our crews will occasionally groom parts of the Three Mile Trail for the convenience of our owners.
Snow grooming requires a minimum of 18 inches of snow and can only be done when temperatures are below freezing. It takes approximately two days to groom the full length of the trails at recommended speeds, and the Conservancy tries to keep to a schedule that gets all of the trails groomed once per week to account for additional and drifted snow.
Get out and enjoy the beauty of winter! Click the link below to find out which trails have been recently groomed.
Deep powder snow is the signature of living in the Wasatch mountains. In addition to the beauty and the better ski conditions, the storm brought with it numerous road closures, accidents, avalanches, flight delays, and cancellations.
Snow Removal Timing
Below is the general timing framework of the snow removal contract.
- Ranch Club Trail and Promontory Ranch Road are continuously plowed during
a snow event to keep both lanes of these main-artery roads passable.
- For Cabin/Villa neighborhoods, the walks and driveways are to be cleared within 3 hours after a snow event.
- The snow berms created by the snow plows are the owners responsibility, however our crew will be able to clear them as soon as the snow event is over upon owners request.
- Snow and ice buildup will occur on roads that cannot be removed by plowing. The contractor is required to apply Redmond road salt to assist in ongoing snow and ice melt.
Based on the experience of this last major snow event, the Conservancy is making the following changes:
- For Cabin/Villa Owners – those paying an additional assessment for walks and driveway snow removal– Special driveway markers will be installed to notify crews to prioritize occupied homes over vacant. Additionally, we are asking Cabin Owners in residence to turn on their outside lights during a snow event for extra notification to prioritize your home.
- Owners must not offer to pay the crews to have them shovel decks or any other area beyond what is contracted as this slows down progress. Promontory Home Services can provide this service to homes under contract.
- Owners can email email@example.com to notify crews if their home is occupied or to notify if an area has been missed.
- Promontory has its own “hotshot” crew and equipment to quickly respond to specific areas for emergencies. This will allow the snow removal contractor to focus on the overall snow plowing instead of continual redirecting.
- The Conservancy is modifying the deployment methods of the contractor crews to improve community-wide coverage. This includes adding ‘frequency’ standards during heavy snowfalls and strong wind conditions.
- Promontory will get the contractor to remove snow mounds that are blocking access to homes, or making the movement of snow removal equipment impossible.
- Promontory is checking the working order of ALL contractor’s snow removal equipment and certifying that required equipment is deployable.
We continue to appreciate your calls and emails to firstname.lastname@example.org, as this helps us identify if an area was missed or is having particular difficulty.
In the days following the fire just North of I-80, Conservancy staff have received a number of requests about notifications in the case of an emergency.
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.
Contact The Conservancy
Conservancy Operations Manager
Assistant Design Architect
Director of Owner Services
Director of Legal Services/Conservancy
Legal Counsel / Contracts Administrator