Jan282015

Snow Monkeys in Park City Pools

Maintaining a heated outdoor pool in the middle of winter at a ski resort has to be an expensive luxury. Especially when few people use the swimming pool. Twenty years ago my wife and I lived in a house on the coast of Maine with an outdoor heated pool and the electricity bill for one week in September when the temperature dropped to the 40s was astronomical. Our outdoor pool was shut down for winter after Labor Day weekend.

I saw several heated outdoor swimming pools at luxury hotels in Park City, yet I never saw a swimmer. The smaller hot tubs by the pools were frequently in use by snow monkeys.

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These Japanese macaques are hanging out in another Winter Olympics location hot spot in Nagano, Japan.

Here are three outdoor heated pools in the snow country of Park City, Utah if you want to live like a snow monkey.

St. Regis Deer Valley

St. Regis pool

You can literally walk 50 feet from the pool deck to the ski slope at St. Regis.

Waldorf Astoria Park City

WA pool

This is the largest pool in the Canyons area of Park City, along with an adults only hot tub and one the kids can use.

Hyatt Escala Lodge

Hyatt pool

You can fit your entire tribe in this Hyatt hot tub for a communal experience.

Hyatt hot tub

No wonder these Park City resorts charge $500 to $1,200 per night in winter. Somebody has to pay the utility bills.

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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